Question 1: A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as
Question 2: Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as
Question 3: The western coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as
Question 4: The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is
Question 1: What are tectonic plates?
Answer: The crust of the earth is not in the form of a continuous plate rather in the form of broken pieces. These pieces of the earth's crust are called tectonic plates.
Question 2: Which continents of today were part of the Gondwana land?
Answer: South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia and India were part of the Gondwana land.
Question 3: What is bhabar?
Answer: After descending from the mountains, the rivers deposit pebbles in a narrow belt. The width of this belt is about 8 to 16 km and it lies parallel to the Shiwaliks. This region is known as bhabar. All the streams disappear in this region.
Question 4: Name the three major divisions of the Himalayas from north to south.
Answer: Three major divisions of the Himalayas from north to south are:
Question 5: Which plateau lies between the Aravali and the Vindhyan ranges?
Answer: The Malwa plateau lies between the Aravali and the Vindhyan ranges.
Question 6: Name the island group of India having coral origin.
Question 7: Distinguish between
|Western Ghats||Eastern Ghats|
|They lie along the Arabian Sea.||They lie along the Bay of Bengal.|
|Average height is 900 to 1600 m||Average height is 600 m|
|They are almost continuous.||They are interspersed by rivers.|
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