VERY SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
Q.1. Greenwich line passes through ______.
Q.2. Why the mid-day sun never shines overhead on any latitude beyond the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn?
Ans. The angle of the sun rays keep decreasing.
Q.3. If it is 12 P.M. at Greenwich, then what will be the time at 15°W?
Ans. 11 A.M.
Q.4. What are the total number of longitudes?
Q.5. Torrid Zone lies between 00 to 23 ½° North and South of equator. True/False
Q.6. State the location of South Pole.
Ans. South Pole is in southern hemisphere at 90°S.
Q.7. The 24 time zones of the Earth are of ______ each.
Ans. 1 hour.
Q.8. India lies between 8°4' N and 37°6' N latitudes. True/False
Q.9. What is the time difference between the eastern most and western most parts of India if standard meridian is not adopted?
Ans. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Q.10. State the location of Antarctic Circle.
Ans. Antarctic Circle lies south of equator at 66½°S.
Q.11. What is the value of South Pole?
Q.12. Where does North Temperate Zone lie?
Ans. 23½°N - 66½°N.
Q.13. The angle of the sun rays, as it moves towards the poles increases/Decreases.
Q.14. Why is globe important?
Ans. A globe is useful when we want to study the earth as a whole as we can see
(i) The water bodies,
(ii) The axis,
(iii) The tilt and the location of the countries on the globe.
Q.15. How can we find latitude of a place with the help of a pole star?
Ans. By measuring the angle of the pole star, one can find out the latitude of a place.
Q.16. What type of climate is found in the Temperate Zone?
Q.17. How many degrees are there in either of the Hemispheres?
Ans. There are 90 in either of the Hemispheres.
Q.18. When does the equinox occurs?
Ans. An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the centre of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth's equator.
Q.19. Where do all the meridians meet?
Ans. At the poles.
Q.20. When we move from the Equator towards the poles, the distance between the longitudes ______.
Q.21. Where does Torrid Zone lie?
Ans. Torrid zone lies between 231/2°N and 231/2°S.Fig. Torrid zones
Q.22. Name the area between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer.
Ans. Torrid Zone.
Q.23. Name the true model of the earth.
Q.24. At the poles, the sun rays are ______.
Q.25. What is the importance of Equator?
Ans. The equator is an important reference point to locate places.
Q.26. Define axis of a globe.
Ans. A needle is fixed through a globe in a tilted manner called axis of a globe.
Q.27. Define latitudes.
Ans. The parallel circles from the equator up to the poles are called latitudes.
Q.28. Name the heat zone that receives maximum heat.
Ans. Torrid Zone.
Q.29. Why Frigid Zones are very cold?
Ans. In this zone, the sun does not rise much above the horizon so its rays are always slanting and provides less heat.
Q.30. What is the value of Prime meridian?
Ans. 0° longitude.
Q.31. If the time is 12 noon in Greenwich, then what is the time at 20° west?
Ans. 10:40 a.m.
Q.32. What is the total number of standard time zones of Russia?
Q.33. State the Total time zones in which the Earth has been divided.
Q.34. Name the planet also known as the Earth’s twin.
Q.35. What does the term 'Grid' mean in Geography?
Ans. The network of the Parallels of Latitude and Meridians of Longitude on the Globe is known as Grid.
Q.36. What is the true shape of the Earth?
Ans. The true shape of Earth is Geoid.
Q.37. Name the different heat zones of the Earth?
Ans. There are mainly three heat zones of the earth:
(i) Torrid zone.
(ii) Temperate zone.
(iii) Frigid zone.
Q.38. Name the two basic points of reference on the Earth’s surface?
Ans. North Pole & South Pole.
Q.39. How can you locate a point on the globe?
Ans. Any point on the globe can be located by knowing its latitudes & longitudes.
Q.40. What is the standard meridian of India?
Ans. The standard meridian of India is 82°30’E.
Q.41. In which zone do the Poles fall?
Ans. Frigid Zone
Q.42. In which unit are the Longitudes measured?
Ans. The distances between Longitude are measured in ‘degrees of longitude.’ Each degree is further divided into minutes, and minutes into seconds.
Q.43. What happens to the Longitudes at the poles?
Ans. Longitudes are semicircles and the distance between them decreases steadily as they move towards the poles until it becomes zero at the poles, where all the meridians meet.
Q.44. Where is British Royal Observatory is located?
Q.45. If a day and night cricket match between India and England has started at 2 p.m. in London. So what will be the time in India?
Ans. If A day and night cricket match between India and England had started at 2 p.m. in London. This means that the match would begin at 7.30 p.m. in India and finish well into the night.