NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 10 Life in the Deserts

Life in the Deserts Class 7 Questions and Answers Geography Chapter 10

Class 7 Geography Chapter 10 NCERT Textbook Questions and Answers

Question 1.
Answer the following questions :
(i) What are two types of deserts found in the world?
Answer:
Following two types of deserts are found in the world
(a) Hot Deserts
(b) Cold Deserts

(ii) In which continent is the Sahara desert located?
Answer:
Sahara desert is located in Africa.

(iii) What are the climatic conditions of the Ladakh desert?
Answer:
The climatic conditions of Ladakh desert are extremely cold and dry.

(iv) What mainly attracts tourists to Ladakh?
Answer:
Tourism.

(v) What type of clothes the people of the Sahara desert wear?
Answer:
They wear heavy robes as prolection against dust storms and hot winds.

(vi) Name the trees that grow in Ladakh.
Answer:
Due to high aridity, the vegetation here is scanty. There are scanty patches of grass and shrubs for animal to graze. Groves of willows and poplars are seen in the valley. During summer fruit trees such as apples, apricots and walnuts bloom.

Question 2.
Tick the correct answer :
(i) Sahara is located in which part of Africa
(a) Eastern
(b) Northern
(c) Western
Answer:
(b) Northern.

(ii) Sahara is what type of desert
(a) cold
(b) hot
(c) mild
Answer:
(b) hot.

(iii) The Ladakh desert is mainly inhabited by
(a) Christians and Muslims
(b) Buddhists and Muslims
(c) Christians and Buddhists
Answer:
(b) Buddhists and Muslims.

(iv) Deserts are characterised by
(a) Scanty vegetation
(b) heavy precipitation
(c) low evaporation
Answer:
(a) Scanty vegetation.

(v) Hemis in the Ladakh is a famous
(a) temple
(b) church
(c) monastery
Answer:
(c) Monastery.

(vi) Egypt is famous for growing :
(a) wheat
(b) maize
(c) cotton
Answer:
(a) wheat.

Question 3.
Match the following—
(/) Oasis (a) Libya
(ii) Bedouins (b) monastery
(Hi) Oil (c) Glacier
(iv) Gangri (d) depressions with water
(v) Lamayuru (e) Sahara
Ans. (0 Oasis (d) depressions with water
(ii) Bedouins (e) Sahara
(Hi) Oil (a) Libya
(iv) Gangri (c) Glacier
(v) Lamayuru (b) monastery

Question 4.
Give reasons :
(i) There is scanty vegetation in the deserts.
Answer:
There is scanty vegetation in the desert due to extreme harsh temperature.

(ii) People of the Sahara desert wear heavy robes.
Answer:
People of Sahara desert wear heavy robes for their protection against dust storms and hot winds.

Question 5.
Map Skills :
(i) On the outline map of Africa, mark the Sahara Desert.
Answer:

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 10 Life in the Deserts 1

(ii) On the outline map of India, mark the Karakoram Range, Zanskar Range, Ladakh and Zoji La pass.
Answer:
NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 10 Life in the Deserts 2

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science

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