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    • Our Country - India

      Q1. Fill in the blanks.

      i.             The southernmost Himalayas are known as Shiwalik.

      ii.            Sahyadris is also known as Western Ghats.

      iii.          The Palk Strait lies between the countries India and Sri Lanka.

      iv.          The Indian islands in the Arabian Sea are known as Lakshadweep Islands.

      v.           The largest state in India in terms of area is Rajasthan.


      Q2. True/False

      i.          Aravali hill is one of the oldest ranges of the world. True

      ii.         India has an area of about 1.28 million sq. km. False

      iii.       The Greater Himalayas are also known as Himadri. True

      iv.       The Tropic of Cancer (23°30'N) passes almost halfway through the country. True

      v.         India is located in the southern hemisphere. False

      Q3. How many time zones are there in USA?

      Ans. There are seven time zones in USA.


      Q4. How many time zones are there in Canada?

      Ans. There are six time zones in Canada.


      Q5. In which hemisphere India is located?

      Ans. India is located in the northern hemisphere.


      Q6. Which is the smallest state in terms of area?

      Ans. Goa is the smallest state in terms of area.


      Q7. What is the other name of Middle Himalaya?

      Ans. Himachal is the other name of Middle Himalaya.


      Q8. Which two major rivers fall into the Arabian Sea?

      Ans. The rivers Narmada and Tapi fall into the Arabian Sea.

      Q9. Which is the second most populous country of the world after China?

      Ans. India is the second most populous country of the world after China.


      Q10. In how many parallel ranges The Himalayan Mountains are divided?

      Ans. The Himalayan Mountains are divided into three main parallel ranges.


      Q11. Where is the Great Indian Desert located?

      Ans. The Great Indian Desert lies in the western part of India.


      Q12. Where is Lakshadweep Island located?

      Ans. Lakshadweep Islands are located in the Arabian Sea


      Q13. What was the basis of formation of states?

      Ans. The states have been formed mainly on the basis of languages.


      Q14. Where are the world’s highest peaks located?

      Ans. The world’s highest peaks are located in Great Himalaya or Himadri.


      Q15. Name two important ranges of Peninsular plateau?

      Ans. Vindhyas and the Satpuras are the important ranges of Peninsular plateau.

      Q16. What is a mouth of the river?

      Ans. Where rivers enter the sea, that point is called the mouth of the river.


      Q17. What are Polyps?

      Ans. Tiny marine animals are called Polyps.


      Q18. Which rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal?

      Ans. The rivers Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri drain into the Bay of Bengal.


      Q19. How does the local time change?

      Ans. The local time changes by four minutes for every one degree of longitude.


      Q20. What is approximate time difference between sunrise in Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat?

      Ans. The sun rises about two hours earlier in the east (Arunachal Pradesh) than in the west (Gujarat).


      Q21. What are alluvial deposits?

      Ans. These are very fine soils, brought by rivers and deposited in the river basins.


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