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Q1. Which one of the following best describes the term ‘Social Geography’?
(a) Study of people and their way of life
(b) The characteristics of people in a particular location
(c) A branch of Human Geography dealing with the relation of social phenomena and its spatial components
(d) A branch of Human Geography, which studies the cultural products and norms with their variations
Q2. Which branch of geography is concerned with the production and distribution of commodities?
(b) Economic Geography
(d) Transportation Geography
Q3. The branch of geography dealing with the composition of a particular human population is
(c) Urban Geography
(d) Human Geography
Q4. Match the branches of Geography with their meanings and select the correct alternative accordingly.
Branches of Geography
I. Study of the size and shape of the Earth
II. Properties of the Earth’s water and its movement in relation to land
III. Study of the physical features of the Earth’s surface in relation to its geological structures
IV. Study of soils in their natural environments
A B C D
(a) I II III IV
(b) II IV I III
(c) II III I IV
(d) II III IV I
Q5. Which of the following best gives the meaning of ‘Remote Sensing’?
(a) Acquisition of information about something by informal means
(b) Use of RADAR for tracking the movement of the Earth
(c) Obtaining information about Earth’s features from measurements made at a distance
(d) Use of satellites for studying the Milky Way
Q6. Which of the following is not one of the six essential components of a map?
Q7. What part of a map shows the relationship between length on the map actual distance on the Earth?
Q8. If the scale on a map is 1 : 1000, it means that
(a) one centimetre on the map will actually be one kilometre
(b) one metre on the map will actually be one millimetre
(c) one millimetre of the map will actually be one kilometre
(d) None of the above
Q9. What is the full form of GIS?
(a) Geoscience Interpolation System
(b) Geographical Information System
(c) Geological Information System
(d) Geographical Interpretation System
Q10. Which of the following questions will not be answered using a GIS ?
(a) Where is a particular feature found ?
(b) Where do certain conditions apply ?
(c) How does a process operate ?
(d) What geographical patterns exist ?
S4. Ans.(d)Hydrology is the scientific study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the water cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.
Geomorphology: This is a branch of physical geography that deals with the study of land and the processes that different land formations go through.
Pedology is the study of soils in their natural environment. It is one of two main branches of soil science, the other being edaphology. Pedology deals with pedogenesis, soil morphology, and soil classification, while edaphology studies the way soils influence plants, fungi, and other living things.
Geodesy, is the Earth science of accurately measuring and understanding Earth’s geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravitational field.
S5. Ans.(c)Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation, especially the Earth.
S7. Ans.(a)Map scale is the relationship between distance on a map and distance in the real world. There are several ways to specify map scale. Often we find the scale of a map expressed in words like, “one inch equals one mile”.
S8. Ans.(d)If a map has a scale of 1 : 1000, then 1 cm on the map is 1000 cm in real life.
S9. Ans.(b)A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.
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