Answer the following questions.
(i) What are the four means of transport?
(ii) What do you understand by the term
(iii) Which are the activities practised by the rural people?
(iv) Mention any two merits of railways.
(v) What do you understand by communication?
(vi) What is mass media?
(i) The four major means of transport
are roadways, railways, waterways and airways.
(ii) Settlements are places where
people build their homes - either permanent or
(iii) In rural areas, people are
engaged in activities like agriculture, fishing, forestry, crafts
work, trading, etc.
(iv) Two merits of
(a) Railways enable faster and cheaper
transport of people and heavy goods over long distances
(b) The railway network is well-developed in plains.
Railway lines are also present in difficult mountain
(v) Communication is the process of
conveying messages to others.
(vi) The modes of communication through
which one can communicate with a large number of people are
collectively known as mass media. Newspapers, radio, television
and the internet are some examples of mass media.
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