Life in Tropics & Subtropics
Question 1: The rainforests are depleting.
Answer: Due to developmental activities, the forests are being destroyed. This is the reason for depletion of rainforests.
Question 2: Paddy is grown in the Ganga-Brahmaputra plains.
Answer: Because rice requires sufficient amount of water to grow.
Answer the following questions:
Question 3: Name the continent in which the Amazon Basin is located.
Answer: South America
Question 4: What are the crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin.
Answer: Tapioca, pineapple, sweet potato, coffee, maize, cocoa.
Question 5: Name the birds that you are likely to find in the rainforests of the Amazon.
Answer: Toucans, humming birds and bird of paradise.
Question 6: What are the major cities located on the River Ganga.
Answer: Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna and Kolkata.
Question 7: Where is the one-horned rhinoceros found?
Answer: Brahmaputra plain.
Tick the correct answer:
Question 8: Toucans are a type of
Answer: (a) Birds
Question 9: Manioc is the staple food of
- Ganga basin
Answer: (c) Amazon
Question 10: Kolkata is located on the river
Answer: (b) Hooghly
Question 11: Deodars and firs are a type of
- Coniferous trees
- Deciduous trees
Answer: (a) Coniferous trees
Question 12: Bengal tiger is found in
- Delta area
Answer: (b) Delta area
Match the following:
|Column I||Column II|
|(i) Cotton textile||(a) Assam|
|(ii) Maloca||(b) Terrace farming|
|(iii) Piranha||(c) Sericulture|
|(iv) Silkworm||(d) Slanting roof|
|(v) Kaziranga||(e) Ganga plain|
Answer: (i) f, (ii) d, (iii) g, (iv) c, (v) a
(a) On an outline map of the Indian subcontinent, draw the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra from the source to the mouth. Also show the important tributaries of both the rivers.
(b) On the political map of South America, draw the equator. Mark the countries through which the equator passes.