in the Temperate Grasslands
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
River Mississippi drains USA.
Drakensburg Mountains bound the Velds.
Merino is a species of sheep.
Kimberley is famous for its diamond
The Canadian prairies are drained by the
tributaries of Saskatchewan Rivers.
The Veld name was given by the Dutch
settlers before South Africa was colonized by the British.
Climate plays an important role in the formation
of grasslands. True
The temperate grasslands of North America
are known as the Velds. False
The velds have a mild climate due to the
influence of the Indian Ocean. True
The prairies are bound by the Himalayan
Mountains in the West. False
Prairies are practically tree-less. True
Q3. In which hemisphere do the Velds lie?
Velds lie in the Southern hemisphere.
Q4. What are Velds?
temperate grasslands of South Africa are called the velds.
Q5. What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called?
The temperate grasslands of North America are known as the Prairies.
Q6. What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands
Large cattle farms in the North American Grasslands are known as ranches.
Q7. Name the rivers that drain the Velds.
tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo drain the Velds.
Q8. Which city is known as the gold capital of the world?
Johannesburg is known as the gold capital of the world.
Q9. Name some animals found in the prairie region.
Bison or American buffalo, rabbits, coyotes, gophers and Prairie dog are found
in the prairie region.
Q10. Name some animals found in Velds region.
animals found in Velds are primarily lions, leopards, cheetah and kudu.
Q11. From where does the word prairie originate?
The word Prairie originated from Latin word priata which means meadow.
Q12. Which is the most important animal of prairie region?
Bison or the American buffalo is the most important animal of this region.
Q13. Name some tribes of prairies.
tribes of prairies are the Apache, the Crow, the Cree
and the Pawnee.
Q14. When is the rainy season in the Velds?
The velds receive rainfall mainly in the summer months from November to
Q15. Name the important cities in the American prairies.
Important cities in the American prairies are Chicago, Minneapolis,
Indianapolis, Kansas and Denver.
Q16. Name the important cities in the Canadian prairies.
In the Canadian prairies the important cities are Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and
Q17. What is combine?
Combine is a single machine which can combine the tasks of sowing, ploughing
and threshing i.e. a three -in-one.
Q18. Which countries in Africa are covered by the Velds?
South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Botswana are the countries in
Africa which are covered by the Velds.