i. River Mississippi drains USA.
ii. Drakensburg Mountains bound the Velds.
iii. Merino is a species of sheep.
iv. Kimberley is famous for its diamond mines.
v. The Canadian prairies are drained by the tributaries of Saskatchewan Rivers.
vi. The Veld name was given by the Dutch settlers before South Africa was colonized by the British.
i. Climate plays an important role in the formation of grasslands. True
ii. The temperate grasslands of North America are known as the Velds. False
iii. The velds have a mild climate due to the influence of the Indian Ocean. True
iv. The prairies are bound by the Himalayan Mountains in the West. False
v. Prairies are practically tree-less. True
Ans. Velds lie in the Southern hemisphere.
Ans. The temperate grasslands of South Africa are called the velds.
Ans. The temperate grasslands of North America are known as the Prairies.
Ans. Large cattle farms in the North American Grasslands are known as ranches.
Ans. The tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo drain the Velds.
Ans. Johannesburg is known as the gold capital of the world.
Ans. Bison or American buffalo, rabbits, coyotes, gophers and Prairie dog are found in the prairie region.
Ans. The animals found in Velds are primarily lions, leopards, cheetah and kudu.
Ans. The word Prairie originated from Latin word priata which means meadow.
Ans. Bison or the American buffalo is the most important animal of this region.
Ans. Some tribes of prairies are the Apache, the Crow, the Cree and the Pawnee.
Ans. The velds receive rainfall mainly in the summer months from November to February.
Ans. Important cities in the American prairies are Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas and Denver.
Ans. In the Canadian prairies the important cities are Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg.
Ans. Combine is a single machine which can combine the tasks of sowing, ploughing and threshing i.e. a three -in-one.
Ans. South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Botswana are the countries in Africa which are covered by the Velds.
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