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NCERT Solution for Class 7 Geography Chapter 9 - Life in the Temperate Grasslands

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NCERT Solution for Class 7 Geography Chapter 9 - Life in the Temperate Grasslands Page/Excercise 70

Question 1

Answer the following questions.

(i) What are the temperate grasslands of North America called?

(ii) What are the cattle farms in the North American grasslands known as?

(iii) Name the rivers that drain the Velds.

(iv) When is the rainy season in the Velds?

(v) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands?

Solution 1

(i) The temperate grasslands of North America are known as the ‘Prairies’.

(ii) The cattle farms in the North American grasslands are called ‘ranches’.

(iii) The Velds are drained by the rivers Orange and the Limpopo .

(iv) In the Velds, the rainy season lasts from the month of November to the month of February.

(v) The main occupation of the inhabitants of South African grasslands is sheep rearing. Dairy farming and mining are also practiced.

Question 2

Tick the correct answer.

 

(i) River Mississippi drains

(a)    Canada

(b)   Africa

(c)    USA

 

(ii) Drakensberg Mountains bound the

(a)    Prairies

(b)   Velds

(c)    Pampas

 

(iii) Merino is a species of

(a)    Fish

(b)   Elephant

(c)    Sheep

 

(iv) Kimberley is famous for

(a)    Diamonds

(b)   Silver

(c)    Platinum

Solution 2

 

(i) – (c) USA

(ii) – (b) Velds

(iii) – (c) Sheep

(iv) – (a) Diamonds

 

Question 3

Match the following:

 

(i) Cowboys                        (a) Iron and steel

(ii) Gold                             (b) Prairies

(iii) Kudu                            (c) Hot wind

(iv) Chinook                       (d) Velds

(v) Coal                             (e) Johannesburg

                                        (f) Animal

Solution 3

(i) - (b) Prairies

(ii) - (e) Johannesburg

(iii) -(f) Animal

(iv) -  (c) Hot wind

(v) - (a) Iron and steel

Question 4

Give reasons.

(i) The Prairies are known as the 'Granaries of the world'.

(ii) Rise of wool industry in the Velds.

Solution 4

(i) The farmers in the Prairies have adopted modern methods of cultivation and advanced equipment like tractors, combines and harvesters. This has resulted in this area become a surplus producer, especially of wheat. Therefore the Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the World’.

(ii) Sheep rearing is the most important occupation in the Velds. The terrain and the atmosphere are conducive for the production of wool. Therefore, a thriving wool industry has developed in the Velds.

Question 5

Map Skills:

On an outline map of North America, mark the Rocky mountains, the Great Lakes, river Mississippi, river Saskatchewan, the cities - Chicago and Winnipeg.

Solution 5

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