Wednesday, 22 August 2012


 Class IX - India-Size and Location

Questions in the Exercise
Q.1. Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below :
(i) The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through:
(a) Rajasthan (b) Chhattisgarh (c) Orissa (d) Tripura
Ans. Orissa.
(ii) The eastern-most longitude of India is:
(a) 97o25′E   (b)68o7′E  (c)77o6′E (d) 82o 32′E
Ans. The eastern-most longitude is 97o 25′
(iii) Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontiers
with :
(a) China (b) Bhutan (c) Nepal (d) Myanmar
Ans. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common borders with Nepal.
(iv) If you intend to visit the island Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one
of the following Union Territory of India you will be going to?
(a) Pondicherry (b) Andaman and Nicobar (c) Lakshadweep (d) Diu and Daman?
Ans. Lakshadweep.
(vi) My friend hails from a country which does not share land boundary with India.
Identify the country.
(a) Bhutan (b) Tajikistan (c) Myanmar (d) Nepal
Ans. Tajikistan.
Q.2. Answer the following questions briefly.
(i) Name the group of islands lying in the Arabian Sea.
Ans. Lakshadweep.
(ii) Name the countries which are larger than India?
Ans. The countries larger than India are Russia, China, Canada, USA, Brazil and Australia.
(iii) Which island group of India lies to its south-east?
Ans. Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
(iv) Which island countries are our southern neighbours?
Ans. Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Q.3. The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west
but the watches show the same time. How does this happen?
Ans. The local time difference arises because the sunrise is earlier in the east than in the west.
However, the watches show the same time because Indian Standard Time is reckoned from a
single meridian 82o30′ that passes through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.
Q.4. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great
significance. Why?
Ans. The location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean has helped India in establishing close
contacts with West Asia, Africa and Europe from the western coast and with South-east and
East Asia from the eastern coast.

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