Life in Tropics & Subtropics

NCERT Solution:

Give reasons

The rainforests are depleting.

Answer: Due to developmental activities, the forests are being destroyed. This is the reason for depletion of rainforests.

Paddy is grown in the Ganga-Brahmaputra plains.

Answer: Because rice requires sufficient amount of water to grow.


Answer the following questions:

Name the continent in which the Amazon Basin is located.

Answer: South America

What are the crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin.

Answer: Tapioca, pineapple, sweet potato, coffee, maize, cocoa.

Name the birds that you are likely to find in the rainforests of the Amazon.

Answer: Toucans, humming birds and bird of paradise.

What are the major cities located on the River Ganga.

Answer: Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna and Kolkata.

Where is the one-horned rhinoceros found?

Answer: Brahmaputra plain.


Tick the correct answer:

Toucans are a type of

  1. Birds
  2. Animals
  3. Crops

    Answer: (a) Birds

Manioc is the staple food of

  1. Ganga basin
  2. Africa
  3. Amazon

    Answer: (c) Amazon

Kolkata is located on the river

  1. Orange
  2. Hooghly
  3. Bhagirathi

    Answer: (b) Hooghly

Deodars and firs are a type of

  1. Coniferous trees
  2. Deciduous trees
  3. shrubs

    Answer: (a) Coniferous trees

Bengal tiger is found in

  1. Mountain
  2. Delta area
  3. Amazon

    Answer: (b) Delta area

Match the following:

Column IColumn 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
(f) Varanasi
(g) Fish

Answer: (i) – f, (ii) – d, (iii) – g, (iv) – c, (v) – a



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