Life in Desert
|Column I||Column II|
|(i) Oasis||(a) Libya|
|(ii) Bedouins||(b) Monastery|
|(iii) Oil||(c) Glacier|
|(iv) Gangri||(d) Depressions with water|
|(v) Lamayuru||(e) Cold desert|
Answer: (i) – d, (ii) – f, (iii) – a, (iv) – c, (v) – b
Answer the following questions
Question 1: What are the two types of deserts found in the world?
Answer: Hot desert and cold desert.
Question 2: In which continent is the Sahara desert located?
Question 3: What are the climatic conditions of the Ladakh desert?
Answer: It is extremely cold and dry.
Question 4: What mainly attracts tourists to Ladakh?
Answer: Gompas, the meadows and glaciers; and the festivities and ceremonies.
Question 5: What type of clothes the people of the Sahara desert wear?
Answer: Heavy robes.
Question 6: Name the trees that grow in Ladakh.
Answer: Willows and poplars. During summers, trees of apple, apricots and walnuts grow well.
Question 1: There is scanty vegetation in the deserts.
Answer: Due to extreme heat, low rainfall and high rate of moisture evaporation.
Question 2: People of the Sahara desert wear heavy robes.
Answer: As a protection from the dust storms and hot winds.
Multiple Choice Questios:
Question 1: Sahara is located in which part of Africa
Answer: (c) Western
Question 2: Sahara is what type of desert
Answer: (b) Hot
Question 3: The Ladakh desert is mainly inhabited by
- Christians and Muslims
- Buddhists and Muslims
- Christians and Buddhists
Answer: (b) Buddhists and Muslims
Question 4: Deserts are characterised by
- scanty vegetation
- heavy precipitation
- low evaporation
Answer: (a) scanty vegetation
Question 5: Hemis in the Ladakh is a famous
Answer: (c) Monastery
Question 6: Egypt is famous for growing
Answer: (c) Cotton
(a) On the outline map of Africa, mark the Sahara desert and any four countries around it.
(b) On the outline map of India, mark the Karakoram Range, Zanskar Range, Ladakh and Zozi La Pass