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AKSHAR

PRE-BOARDS-2017
GEOGRAPHY (TWO HOURS)
CLASS-X
ANSWER TO THIS PAPER MUST BE WRITTEN ON THE PAPER PROVIDED
SEPARATELY.YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WRITE IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES.
THIS TIME IS TO BE SPENT IN READING THE QUESTION PAPER.
THE TIME GIVEN AT THE HEAD OF THIS PAPER IS THE TIME ALLOWED FOR WRITING
ANSWERS.
SECTION A IS COMPULSORY. ATTEMPT ANY FIVE QUESTIONS FROM SECTION B.
THE INTENDED MARKS FOR QUESTIONS AND PARTS OF QUESTIONS ARE GIVEN IN
BRACKETS [ ].

Section-A (30 marks)


Attempt all questions from this section

Question.1
marks]

[2x10=20

Study the survey map of India, sheet number 45D/10 and answer the
following:
i. Give the 6-figure grid reference of- a) Temple at Dak (north of the map)
b) PO at Dattani (south
of the map)
ii. Which is the most commonly used map-scale? Define it.
iii). Is the region uniformly well developed? Give reasons for your answer.
iv). What does the following mean- a) 20r in grid 1203 and b) brown lines in
grid 1208.

v). On which bank of Devangan Nadi is the village Dak situated? Give the
longitudinal extent of the map extract.
vi). Give the drainage patterns for rivers in grids- a) 1606 and b) 1708.
vii). Measure the length of the metaled road from Pipliya (17 milestone) to
Vajna Police Chauki. Give your answer in kms.
viii). Identify and explain the most commonly used and important map-scale.
ix). What is the mode of irrigation in the area. Give reasons for your answer
x).Give the settlement patterns of grid 1604 and grid 1206.

Question-2

[1x10=10]

On the outline map provided to you, mark and label the following:
i. River Ghaghra.

ii. An off-shore oil field.


iii. Karakoram Pass.
iv. Srinagar.
v. An area with Laterite Soil.
vi. Shade the state with lowest density of population.
vii. Winds that bring winter rainfall along Coromandel Coast.
viii. Vindhya Range.
ix. Malwa Plateau.
x. The center from which TISCO gets its coal.

Section-B
(50 marks-Answer any FIVE questions)
Question-3

a. Give two important characteristics of Arabian Sea brunch of


Monsoon rainfall in India.
(2)
b. What are tropical cyclones? In which part of India are they
commonly seen? (2)

c. Explain whyi. Chennai has a higher annual range of temperature than Delhi.
ii. Rajasthan receives very little rainfall.
iii. Tamil Nadu receives Rainfall twice every year.
(3)
d. Study the climatic data and answer the following:

STN
-A

ST
N-B

i.
ii.
iii.

Mont
hs
Tempt

R.F(cm
)
Tempt

Jan
23.
4
15.
5
6.1

Fe
b
23.
7
10.
1
8.2

R.F(c
m)

5.7

Ma
r
24.
1
0.3

Ap
r
31.
5
1.8

Ma
y
35.
0
4.5

Jun

Jul

33.
9
6.8

33.4

14.
6
2.5

30.
2
0.8

38.
9
3.2

37.
6
18.
1

32.1

10.2

26.0

Au
g
30.
7
12.
2
33.
6
26.
1

Se
p
29.
1
20.
1
31.
7
22.
1

Oc
t
26.
5
16.
8
25.
8
1.9

No
v
24.
3
18.
7
12.
1
-

De
c
23.
5
19.
0
8.5
3.7

Calculate the annual rainfall of station-A.


Where is, Station B situated (give reasons for your answer)?
Name the wind that brings winter rainfall to Station A.
(3)

Question-4
a. Why is Red soil important? Name one state where it is found?
(2)
b. Give 2 characteristics of a soil that is formed due to Leaching. Why
are Plantation crops grown on such soils?
(2)
c. How does Bhangar Soil differ from Khadar Soil?
(3)
d. Give 2 major causes of Sheet and Gully erosion. How can these be
prevented?
(3)
Question-5

a. Mention two disadvantages of Tank irrigation.


(2)
b. What are the advantages of Perennial canals over Inundation canals?
(2)
c. Give two benefits of multi-purpose projects. Name two such projects
in North India. (3)
d. Give one objective of Rainwater Harvesting. Differentiate between
Bamboo and Drip Irrigation.
(3)
Question-6
a. Mention two differences in the geographical conditions and
cultivation of rice and
wheat.
b. Explain the two methods of propagating sugarcane plant (Sett
Method and Ratooning).
(2)
a. Explain the following- i). Pruning, ii). Ginning iii). Oilcakes.
(3)
d. Explain whyi.
ii.
iii.

Pulses are grown as rotation crop.


Cotton grows widely in Maharashtra.
Tea plantations are grown on hill slopes.
(3)

Question-7
a. Name a state in India that has a large area under Tropical Deciduous
forests. Name a kind of tree species found here.
(2)
b. What are Tidal forests? Give two commercial uses of trees found in
these forests.(2)
c. Mention one commercial use of each of the following:
i) Sal ii) Sandalwood and iii) Shisham
(3)
d. Explain the following: i). Van Mahotsav ii). Social Forestry and
iii). Agro Forestry.
(3)
Question-8

a. Mention two use of Manganese. Name a state which is a leading


producer of Manganese.
(2)
b. Name two coastal oil-refineries in India.
(2)
c. Name the minerals used for:
(i)
Aluminum (ii) Cement (iii) Synthetics
(3)
(ii)
Name two states in India where iron ore is found on a large
scale. Name the best variety of iron ore found in India.
(3)
Question-9
a. Mention two ways how agro- based industries have affected the
economy.
(2)
b. Name the two types of silk produced in India. Give the names of two
silk-weaving centers in Karnataka.
(2)
c. Give 3 steps taken by the government to overcome the problems
faced by the jute industries in India.
(3)
d. Name two sugar-mill centers of north India. Why are the mills
located close to the sugar plantations?
(3)

Question-10
a. Name one integrated Iron and Steel plant in the private sector.
Where does it obtain its ore and coal from?
(2)
b. Name two raw materials used in the petrochemical industries and
state two advantages of petrochemical products.
(2)
c. Give 3 reasons why Bangalore is the IT hub of India.
(3)
d. Name the manufacturing centers of the following:
(i) Bicycles (ii) Railway Coaches (iii) Paper
(3)