geography - land, soil, water, natural vegetation and wildlife resources

Class 8 - Geography

Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

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Question:

How are resources classified according to their distribution?

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On the basis of their distribution, resources are classified into ubiquitous and localised.



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Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources - Questions
1.

What is the name given to the type of resources that have limited stock?


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2.

How does land fulfil our needs?


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3.

What are bio reserves?


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4.

Choose the correct option.
(i) Which of these is not a resource?
(a) the Indian Prime Minister
(b) your Geography book
(c) a small piece of paper
(d) none of these
(ii) Which of these does not have economic worth but is valuable?
(a) shoes (b) mountains
(c) coal (d) none of these
(iii) The types of resources on basis of stock are
(a) ubiquitous and localised
(b) actual and potential
(c) renewable and non-renewable
(d) abiotic and biotic  
(iv) Which of the following is a non-renewable resource?
(a) solar energy (b) water (c) soil (d) natural gas
(v) Which of these is an example of sustainable development?
(a) ignoring the lights when they are
switched on but not required
(b) not wasting paper
(c) using coal and petroleum deposits at a fast pace
(d) none of these


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5.

What are natural resources?


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6.

Explain how resources are classified broadly.


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7.

What are the factors that determine the pattern in which a particular region is used?


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8.

What are the factors that aid soil formation?


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9.

What are natural resources?


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10.

How are resources classified according to their distribution?


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11.

Explain the terms resource conservation and sustainable development.


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12.

What are the methods that can be adapted to contain landslides?


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13.

Give a brief description of soil composition or the layers of soil ?


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14.

Why are human beings resources?


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15.

Write a short note on the significance of time and technology in making a substance a resource.


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16.

Describe how resources are classified.


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17.

Name a few landforms.


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18.

Tick the correct answer.
(i) Which one of the following does not make a substance a resource?
(a) utility (b) value (c) quantity
(ii) Which one of the following is a human-made resource?
(a) medicines to treat cancer
(b) spring water
(c) tropical forests
(iii) Complete the statement. Biotic resources are
(a) derived from living beings.
(b) made by human beings.
(c) derived from non-living things.


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19.

Match the items given in Column I correctly with those given in Column II.
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20.

What is the condition for a substance to be called a resource?


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21.

How are resources classified according to their distribution?


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22.

Mention some methods that are used to conserve soil ?


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23.

What is a water-cycle'?


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24.

What are the causes for the destruction of natural vegetation and wildlife?


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25.

Give three examples of abiotic resources.


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26.

Fill in the blank spaces given to complete each sentence.
(i) A substance becomes a resource if it has …………..
(ii) ………….. and …………. are two important factors which make a substance a resource.
(iii) On the basis of level of development, resources are classified into ……………. and …………..
(iv) An actual resource to crazy might have been a ……………. resource some time ago.
(v) Windmills generate …………..energy which is a resource because it will never end up.
(vi) Although renewable resources can be replenished, we should be …………… regarding their use.
(vii) Coal and petroleum are examples of ………….. resources.
(viii) Air is a ubiquitous resource since it is found ………………..
(ix) Physical factors affecting the presence of a localised resource are …………….. , ……………… and ……………
(x) Using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed is called ………………..


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27.

What is human resource development?


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28.

Activity
"Rahiman paani raakhiye,
Bin paani sab soon.
Paani gaye na ubere Mod, manus, choon…"
[Says Rahim, keep water, as without water there is nothing. Without water pearl, swan and dough cannot exist.] These lines were written by the poet Abdur Rahim Khankhanam, one of the nine gems of Akbar's court. What kind of resource is the poet referring to? Write in 100 words what would happen if this resource disappeared?


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29.

State whether each of the following statements is true (T) or false (F).
(i) We should waste water since it is a renewable resource and we do not need to be careful in its use.
(ii) A resource always has the same economic value.
(iii) With respect to electricity, water was a potential resource until few years back.
(iv) All natural sources of energy are renewable.
(v) A farmer is a human resource.
(vi) Resources need to be conserved for the future generations.
(vii) Sustainable development is a way to use resources carefully as well as saving them for future.


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30.

As human beings, how can we ensure sustainable development?


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31.

Answer the following questions.
(i) Why are resources distributed unequally over the earth?
(ii) What is resource development?
(iii) Why are human resources important?
(iv) What is sustainable development?
 


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32.

What do you understand by the word "utility"?


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33.

How are human-made resources different from natural resources?


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34.

Write a brief note on terrace farming and intercropping.


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35.

Differentiate between the followings.
(a) Potential and actual resources (b) Ubiquitous and localised resources


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