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Subject:

geography

Class:

class VII

Key Concepts

transhumance, modes of transportation, settlements, site, communication, airways, waterways, railways, roadways

essential questions

1. Why do you think most of the early civilizations settled around rivers?
2. Do you still see the same pattern of what we saw in early civilizations prevailing in the modern day society?
3. How does transportation play a role in settlements?

Remembering:

  1. Where did early man live: a) on trees and caves   b) In kutcha house   c) In pucca house  d) In huts
  2. Which type of settlements is occupied for a short time? a) Permanent settlements  b) temporary settlements  c) Both a and b   d) none of these
  3. The natural conditions for selection of an ideal site are: a) favorite climate   b) availability of water  c) suitable land   d) all of these
  4. Roads built underground are called: a) subways  b) expressways  c) airways  d) flyovers
  5. Which country has the largest railway network in Asia: a) China   b) India  c) Pakistan  d) Japan
  6. Name the mode of transport used to reach an island: a) Train  b) ship  c) Airways  d) b and c

understanding:

  1. Why do people move from one place to other: a) for jobs  b) for better education c) medical facilities d) all
  2. Which one of the following is NOT a means of communication: a) Telephone  b) Microwave  c) Newspaper  d) Social media
  3. Which is the best means of transport to reach inaccessible areas: a) airways  b) waterways  c) railways  d) roadways
  4. In which of the following settlements are the people engaged in activities like fishing, agriculture, craftwork : a) rural settlements  b) urban settlements c) forestry settlements  d) none
  5. The following conditions have to be kept in mind while looking for site:  a) favorable climate  b) fertile soil  c) availability of water d) all of these
  6. Golden Quadrilateral connects: a Chennai, Banglore, Mumbai, Surat  b) Delhi, Patna, Kolkatta, Chennai  c) Delhi, Mumbai, chennai, Kolkatta  d) None of the these

 

Application:

  1. In which environment do people build slanting roofs of their houses: a) Heavy rainfall b) bright sun light  c) heavy cold   d) none
  2. Paheli happened to go on a camping trip to Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, while trekking she observed that a group of people were moving with their herds of sheep up higher in the mountains and will settle there for couple of months. This practice is called: a) nomadic activity  b) transhumance  c) temporary settlement d) None

Analysis:

  1. Statement 1: Metalled and unmetalled roads have been built across the mountains, deserts, plains and forest. Statement2: Higher the density of the metaled roads reflects faster road transportation.

a) Both Statement 1 and statement 2 are correct.

b) Both statement 1 and 2 are incorrect.

c)Statement 1 is correct and statement 2 is incorrect.

d) statement 1 is incorrect and statement 2 is correct.

2. Statement 1: Waterways are the cheapest ways to carry heavy and bulky goods over a long distances.  Statement 2: As a country we should focus on developing our ports the most.

a) Both Statement 1 and statement 2 are correct.

b) Both statement 1 and 2 are incorrect.

c)Statement 1 is correct and statement 2 is incorrect.

d) statement 1 is incorrect and statement 2 is correct.

3. Statement 1: Communication is the process of conveying messages to others. Statement 2: Communication ensures interconnectivity among people, services and institution across the world.

a) Both Statement 1 and statement 2 are correct.

b) Both statement 1 and 2 are incorrect.

c)Statement 1 is correct and statement 2 is incorrect.

d) statement 1 is incorrect and statement 2 is correct.

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