Match the following:
|Column I||Column II|
|(i) Internet||(a) areas where people are engaged in manufacturing, trade and services|
|(ii) Canal route||closely built area of houses|
|(iii) Urban areas||(c) houses on stilts|
|(iv) Compact settlement||(d) Inland waterways|
|(e) a means of communication|
Answer: (i) e, (ii) d, (iii) a, (iv) b
Which is NOT a means of communication?
Which type of road is constructed under the ground?
Which mode of transport is most suitable to reach an island?
Which vehicle does not pollute the environment?
What are the four means of transport?
Answer: Roadways, railways, waterways and airways.
What do you understand by the term ‘settlement’?
Answer: They are the places where people build their homes.
Which are the activities practised by the rural people?
Answer: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, craftwork and trading.
Mention any two merits of railways.
Answer: Speed and economical
What do you understand by communication?
Answer: It is the process of conveying messages to others.
What is mass media?
Answer: The means of communication through which we can communicate with a large number of people.
Today’s world is shrinking. Why?
Answer: Because of the improved means of transport and communication, the world has become a smaller and easily accessible place. Hence we can say that the world is shrinking.
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