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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Geography Chapter 5 - Major Domains of the Earth

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 6 Geography exam. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 5 - Major Domains of the Earth.

All our solutions for Chapter 5 - Major Domains of the Earth are prepared considering the latest CBSE syllabus, and they are amended from time to time. Our free NCERT Textbook Solutions for CBSE Class 6 Geography will strengthen your fundamentals in this chapter and can help you to score more marks in the examination. Refer to our Textbook Solutions any time, while doing your homework or while preparing for the exam.

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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Geography Chapter 5 - Major Domains of the Earth Page/Excercise 37

Question 1

Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What are the four major domains of the Earth?

(b) Name the major continents of the Earth.

(c) Name the two continents that lie entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

(d) Name the different layers of atmosphere.

(e) Why is the Earth called the 'blue planet'?

(f) Why is the Northern Hemisphere called the Land Hemisphere?

(g) Why is the Biosphere important for living organisms?

Solution 1

(a) The four major domains of the Earth are:

  1. Lithosphere
  2. Atmosphere
  3. Hydrosphere
  4. Biosphere


(b) The major continents of the Earth are:

  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Asia 
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America


(c) Australia and Antarctica are the two continents that lie entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

(d) The different layers of atmosphere are:

  • Troposphere
  • Stratosphere
  • Mesosphere
  • Thermosphere
  • Exosphere


(e) The Earth is the only planet that has water. More than 71% of its surface is covered with water. This makes the Earth look blue from space. Therefore, it is called the 'blue planet'.

(f) The Northern Hemisphere is called the Land Hemisphere because the greater part of Earth's land mass (approx. 70% of the total area) lies in the Northern Hemisphere.

(g) Biosphere is a narrow zone of contact between the land, water and air. It is of great significance for living organisms because it is the only zone where all the living things such as humans, plants and animals can exist.

NCERT Solution for Class 6 Geography Chapter 5 - Major Domains of the Earth Page/Excercise 38

Question 2

Solution 2

Question 3

Fill in the blanks.

(a) The deepest point on the earth is _________ in the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The _________ Ocean is named after a country.

(c) The _________ is a narrow contact zone of land, water and air that supports life.

(d) The continents of Europe and Asia together are known as __________.

(e) The highest mountain peak on the earth is __________.

Solution 3

(a) The deepest point on the earth is Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The Indian Ocean is named after a country.

(c) The biosphere is a narrow contact of land, water and air that supports life.

(d) The continents of Europe and Asia together are known as Eurasia.

(e) The highest mountain peak on the earth is Mount Everest.

Question 4

Map Skills:

1. On the outline map of the world, mark the following:

Europe, Asia, Antarctica, South America, Australia, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Ural Mountains and Isthmus of Panama. 

Solution 4

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