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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Geography Social Science Chapter 8 Human Interactions – The Tropical and the Subtropical Regions

The environment encompasses everything around us, and human settlements trace their origins to agriculture, particularly near rivers. The diversity in natural regions reflects in the varied life and cultures of people. For students aiming to achieve high marks in their exams, the preparation techniques and resources they utilize are crucial. Hence, it's advisable for students to access the free PDF of NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Geography Chapter 8. These solutions provide a comprehensive understanding of essential concepts.

Human Interactions – The Tropical and the Subtropical Regions

Question 1 :

Answer the following questions.

(i) Name the continent in which the Amazon Basin is located.

(ii) What are the crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin?

(iii) Name the birds that you are likely to find in the rainforests of the Amazon.

(iv) What are the major cities located on the River Ganga?

(v) Where is the one-horned rhinoceros found?

 

Answer :

(i) The Amazon Basin is located in South America.

(ii) The crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin are tapioca, pineapple and sweet potato.

(iii) The birds that are likely to be found in the rainforests of the Amazon are toucans, hummingbirds and the birds of paradise, with their brilliantly coloured plumage.

(iv) The major cities located on the River Ganga are Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata.

(v) The one-horned rhinoceros is found in the Brahmaputra Plain.

 


Question 2 :

 Select the correct answer.

(i) Toucans are a type of

     (a) birds

     (b) animals

     (c) crops

(ii) Manioc is the staple food of

     (a) Ganga Basin

     (b) Africa

     (c) Amazon

(iii) Kolkata is located on the river

     (a) Orange

     (b) Hooghly

     (c) Bhagirathi

(iv) Deodars and firs are a type of

     (a) Coniferous trees

     (b) Deciduous trees

     (c) shrubs

(v) Bengal tiger is found in

     (a) Mountains

     (b) Delta area

     (c) Amazon

 

Answer :

(i) a

 

(ii) c

 

(iii) b

 

(iv) a

 

(v) b

 

 

 


Question 3 :

Match the following.

(i) Cotton Textile

(a) Assam

(ii) Maloca

(b) Terrace farming

(iii) Piranha

(c) Sericulture

(iv) Silkworm

(d) Slanting roof

(v) Kaziranga

(e) Ganga plain

 

(f) Varanasi

 

(g) Fish

 

Answer :

(i) Cotton textile

(f) Varanasi

(ii) Maloca

(d) Slanting roof

(iii) Piranha

(g) Fish

(iv) Silkworm

(c) Sericulture

(v) Kaziranga

(a) Assam

 


Question 4 :

Give reasons.

(i) The rainforests are depleting.

(ii) Paddy is grown in the Ganga-Brahmaputra plains.

Answer :

(i) The rainforests are depleting because of large-scale development and industrial activities. Deforestation has increased, because of which the topsoil of land is getting washed away, decreasing soil fertility. As a result, trees are unable to grow, and the rainforests are depleting.

(ii) Paddy is grown in the Ganga Brahmaputra plains because the cultivation of paddy requires sufficient water for growth. So, it can only grow in areas of high rainfall.

 


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