NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Social Science Contemporary India Unit 2

Physical Features of India Class 9

Unit 2 Physical Features of India Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 15

Q1 :  

Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

(i) A landmass bound by sea on three sides is referred to as

(a) Coast

(c) Peninsula

(b) Island

(d) None of the above

(ii) Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as

(a) Himachal

(c) Purvachal

(b) Uttarakhand

(d) None of the above

(iii) The western coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as

(a) Coromandel

(c) Kannad

(b) Konkan

(d) Northern Circar

(iv) The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

(a) Anai Mudi

(c) Mahendragiri

(b) Kanchenjunga

(d) Khasi


Answer :

(i) A landmass bound by sea on three sides is referred to as

(a) Coast

(c) Peninsula

(b) Island

(d) None of the above

(ii) Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as

(a) Himachal

(c) Purvachal

(b) Uttarakhand

(d) None of the above

(iii) The western coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as

(a) Coromandel

(c) Kannad

(b) Konkan

(d) Northern Circar

(iv) The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

(a) Anai Mudi

(c) Mahendragiri

(b) Kanchenjunga

(d) Khasi

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Q2 :  

Answer the following questions briefly.

(i) What are tectonic plates?

(ii) Which continents of today were part of the Gondwana land?

(iii) What is the bhabar?

(iv) Name the three major divisions of the Himalayas from north to south.

(v) Which plateau lies between the Aravali and the Vindhyan ranges?

(vi) Name the island group of India having coral origin.


Answer :

(i) The convectional currents present below the solid layer of Earth's crust split the crust or the lithosphere into a number of large fragments. These fragments are called tectonic or lithospheric plates.

(ii) The continents that were part of Gondwana land are Australia, Antarctica and South America.

(iii) The bhabhar is that part of the Northern Plains where the rivers, after descending from the mountains, deposit pebbles. It is a narrow belt, having a width of about 8 to 16 km and lying parallel to the slopes of the Shiwaliks.

(iv) The three major divisions of the Himalayas from north to south are the Great Himalayas/Inner Himalayas/Himadri (Northernmost division), the Lesser Himalayas/Himachal and the Shiwaliks (Southernmost division).

(v) Malwa plateau lies between the Aravali and the Vindhyan ranges.

(vi) Lakshadweep Islands are composed of small coral islands.

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Q3 :  

Project/Activity

Locate the peaks, passes, ranges, plateaus, hills, and duns hidden in the puzzle. Try to find where these features are located. You may start your search horizontally, vertically or diagonally.


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Q4 :  

Distinguish between

(i)Converging and diverging tectonic plates

(ii) Bhangarand Khadar

(iii) Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats


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Q5 :  

Describe how the Himalayas were formed.


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Q6 :  

Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau.


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Q7 :  

Give an account of the Northern Plains of India.


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Q8 :  

Write short notes on the following.

(i) The Indian Desert

(ii) The Central Highlands

(iii) The Island groups of India


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