NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 9 Life in the Temperate Grasslands

Life in the Temperate Grasslands Class 7 Questions and Answers Geography Chapter 9

Class 7 Geography Chapter 9 NCERT Textbook Questions and Answers

Question 1.
Answer the following questions :
(i) What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called?
Answer:
The temperate grasslands of North America are called Prairies.

(ii) What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands known as?
Answer:
The cattle farms in North America are known as Ranches.

(iii) Name the rivers that drain the velds.
Answer:
The tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo drain the veld region.

(iv) When is the rainy season in the velds?
Answer:
The velds receive rainfall mainly in the summer months from November to February.

(v) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands?
Answer:
Sheep-rearing is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands.

Question 2.
Tick the correct answer :
(i) River Mississippi drains
(a) Canada
(b) Africa
(c) USA
Answer:
(c) USA

(ii) Drakensberg Mountains bound the
(a) Prairies
(b) Velds
(c) Pampas
Answer:
(b) Velds.

(iii) Merino is a species of
(a) fish
(b) elephant
(c) sheep
Answer:
(a) sheep.

(iv) Kimberley is famous for
(a) diamond
(b) silver
(c) platinum
Answer:
(a) diamond.

Question 3.
Match the following :

(i) Cowboys (a) Iron and steel
(ii) Gold (b) Prairies
(iii) Kudu (c) Hot wind
(iv) Chinook (d) Johannesborg
(v) Coal (e) Animal

Answer:

(i) Cowboys (b) Prairies
(ii) Gold (d) Johannesborg
(iii) Kudu (e) Animal
(iv) Chinook (c) Hot wind
(v) Coal (a) Iron and steel

Question 4.
Give reasons :
(i) The Prairies are known as ‘the Granaries of the world’.
Answer:
Prairies are known as Granaries of the world because of surplus wheat production.

(ii) Rise of wool industry in the Velds.
Answer:
Sheep rearing is the most important occupation of the people of the veld. Sheep is bred and reared mainly for wool and hence, given rise to wool industry in the velds.

Question 5.
Map Skills
On the outline map of North America, mark the Rocky Mountains, the Great Lakes, River Mississippi, River Saskatchewan, the cities-Chicago and Winnipeg.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 9 Life in the Temperate Grasslands 1

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science

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