Class 7 NCERT Solutions for Social Science (Geography) Chapter – 8 Human Environment Interactions : The Tropical and the subtropical Region

Human Environment Interactions : The Tropical and the subtropical Region

Text Book Page No. 60

Question 1.
River Brahmaputra is known by different names in different places. . Find the other names of the river.

Tsangpo (in Tibet), Siang, Dihang, Jamuna (in Bangladesh) are the other names of the river Brahmaputra.

Text Book Page No. 60


Collect some handicrafts made from jute, bamboo and silk. Display them in the class. Find out in which area they were made in.

Students do themselves.

Exercise Questions and Answers

Question 1.
Answer the following questions :

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

South America

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

Food crops :

  1. Tapioca
  2. Pineapple
  3. Sweet potato
  4. Manioc

Cash crops :

  1. Coffee
  2. Maize
  3. Cocoa

(3) Name the birds that you are likely to find in the rain forests of the Amazon.

  1. Toucans
  2. Humming birds
  3. Bird of paradise

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

  1. Allahabad
  2. Kanpur
  3. Varanasi
  4. Lucknow
  5. Patna
  6. Kolkata

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

One-horned rhinoceros is found in the Brahmaputra plain (Assam).

Question 2.
Tick the correct answer :

(1) Toucans are a type of
(a) Birds
(b) Animals
(c) Crops
(a) Birds

(2) Manioc is the staple food of
(a) Ganga Basin
(b) Africa
(c) Amazon
(c) Amazon

(3) Kolkata is located on the river
(a) Orange
(b) Hooghly
(c) Bhagirathi
(b) Hooghly

(4) Deodars and firs are a type of
(a) Coniferous trees
(b) Deciduous trees
(c) Shrubs
(a) Coniferous trees

(5) Bengal tiger is found in
(a) Mountains
(b) delta area
(c) Amazon
(b) delta area

Question 3.
Match the following.

Cotton textileAssam
PiranhaSlanting roof
SilkwormGanga plain


Cotton textileGanga plain
MalocaSlanting roof

Give reasons

Question 4.

(1) The rain forests are depleting.

Because of indiscriminate cutting of trees for the sake of development.

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

Because paddy requires sufficient water. This region receives good amount of rainfall and there is dense network of rivers too which helps to fulfill the requirement of water for paddy crop.

Map skills 

Question 5.

(1) On an outline map of Indian sub-continent, draw the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra from the source to the mouth. Also show the important tributaries of both the rivers.


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(2) On the political map of the South America, draw the Equator. Mark the countries located on equator.

Equator passes from the following countries :

  1. Colombia
  2. Brazil
  3. Ecuador
  4. Peru
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For Fun 

Question 1.
Make a collage to show places of attractions in India. You can divide the class in different groups to show attractions based on mountain landscapes, coastal beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and places of historical importance.

Students do themselves with the help of class-teacher.