NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Social Science Contemporary India Unit 1

India - Size and Location Class 9

Unit 1 India - Size and Location Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 6

Q1 :  

Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

(i) The Tropic of Cancer does notpass through

(a) Rajasthan

(c) Chhattisgarh

(b) Orissa

(d) Tripura

(ii) The easternmost longitude of India is

(a) 97° 25' E

(c) 77° 6' E

(b) 68° 7' E

(d) 82° 32' E

(iii) Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with

(a) China

(c) Nepal

(b) Bhutan

(d) Myanmar

(iv) If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India you will be going to?

(a) Puducherry

(c) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Lakshadweep

(d) Diu and Daman

(v) My


Answer :

(i)The Tropic of Cancer does notpass through

(a) Rajasthan

(c) Chhattisgarh

(b) Orissa

(d) Tripura

(ii)The easternmost longitude of India is

(a) 97° 25' E

(c) 77° 6' E

(b) 68° 7' E

(d) 82° 32' E

(iii)Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers with

(a) China

(c) Nepal

(b) Bhutan

(d) Myanmar

(iv)If you intend to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India you will be going to?

(a) Puducherry

(c) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Lakshadweep

(d) Diu and Daman

(v)My friend hails from a country which does notshare land boundary with India. Identify the country.

(a) Bhutan

(c) Bangladesh

(b) Tajikistan

(d) Nepal

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Q2 :  

Answer the following questions briefly.

(i) Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian Sea.

(ii) Name the countries which are larger than India.

(iii) Which island group of India lies to its south-east?

(iv) Which island countries are our southern neighbours?


Answer :

(i) Lakshadweep Islands lie in the Arabian Sea.

(ii)Russia, Canada, USA, China, Brazil and Australia are the countries that are larger than India.

(iii) Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie to the south-east of India.

(iv) Sri Lanka and Maldives are the two island countries that are the southern neighbours of India.

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Q3 :  

The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujaratin the west but the watches show the same time. How does this happen?


Answer :

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Q4 :  

The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Why?


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