Life in Desert

NCERT Solution

Match Columns
Column IColumn II
(i) Oasis(a) Libya
(ii) Bedouins(b) Monastery
(iii) Oil(c) Glacier
(iv) Gangri(d) Depressions with water
(v) Lamayuru(e) Cold desert
(f) Sahara

Answer: (i) – d, (ii) – f, (iii) – a, (iv) – c, (v) – b

Answer the following questions

What are the two types of deserts found in the world?

Answer: Hot desert and cold desert.

In which continent is the Sahara desert located?

Answer: Africa

What are the climatic conditions of the Ladakh desert?

Answer: It is extremely cold and dry.

What mainly attracts tourists to Ladakh?

Answer: Gompas, the meadows and glaciers; and the festivities and ceremonies.

What type of clothes the people of the Sahara desert wear?

Answer: Heavy robes.

Name the trees that grow in Ladakh.

Answer: Willows and poplars. During summers, trees of apple, apricots and walnuts grow well.

Give Reasons

There is scanty vegetation in the deserts.

Answer: Due to extreme heat, low rainfall and high rate of moisture evaporation.

People of the Sahara desert wear heavy robes.

Answer: As a protection from the dust storms and hot winds.

Multiple Choice Questios:

Sahara is located in which part of Africa

  1. Eastern
  2. Northern
  3. Western

    Answer: (c) Western

Sahara is what type of desert

  1. Cold
  2. Hot
  3. Mild

    Answer: (b) Hot

The Ladakh desert is mainly inhabited by

  1. Christians and Muslims
  2. Buddhists and Muslims
  3. Christians and Buddhists

    Answer: (b) Buddhists and Muslims

Deserts are characterised by

  1. scanty vegetation
  2. heavy precipitation
  3. low evaporation

    Answer: (a) scanty vegetation

Hemis in the Ladakh is a famous

  1. Temple
  2. Church
  3. Monastery

    Answer: (c) Monastery

Egypt is famous for growing

  1. Wheat
  2. Maize
  3. Cotton

    Answer: (c) Cotton

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