AHSEC - Class 12 Question Papers: Geography' 2017

Full Marks: 70
Pass Marks: 21
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below:                                         1x4=4
a) Which one of the following age limits is considered for measuring literacy rate of a country?
1)      12 years.
2)      6 years.
3)      5 years.
4)      7 years.
b) Which one of the following method of cultivation is practiced in the hill areas of North-East India?
1)      Commercial cultivation.
2)      Mixed cultivation.
3)      Shifting cultivation.
4)      Cooperative farming.
c)          What is road density?
1)      Road length per 1 sq. km.
2)      Road length per 10 sq. km.
3)      Road length per 100 sq. km.
4)      Road length per 1000 sq. km.
d)         In which of the following places is the annual rainfall very low?
1)      Tezpur.
2)      Lamding.
3)      Silchar.
4)      Guwahati.
2. Answer the following questions in brief:                                                          1x4=4
a)         Who developed the concept of ‘human development’?
b)         What do you mean by transhumance?
c)          Which is the first oil refinery in the State of Assam?
d)         Give the definition of sustainable development.
3. Answer in brief:                                                           2x10=20
a)         What are the two major components of the earth?
b)         Give two geographical factors that influence the distribution of population.
c)          Name two components of human development.
d)         Give two examples of tertiary activity.
e)         What is nucleated settlement? Give example.
f)          Name two very cold regions of India.
g)         Give two main causes of male-female migration.
h)         Mention the impact of air pollution on human health.
i)           How are ports helpful for trade?
j)           Give two reasons why setting up of heavy industries in Assam is difficult.
4. Answer the following questions in about 100 words each: (any nine)                                  3x9=27
a)         What does human geography study?
b)         What is population explosion? Why is this so?
c)          Explain the two approaches to planning.
d)         What are the characteristics of commercial livestock rearing?
e)         How do you suggest to conserve Mineral Resources?
f)          How is water transport cheaper than other modes of transport?
g)         Name the three physiographic units of Assam.
h)         Why is agricultural productivity low in dry region?
i)           Explain the causes of industrial pollution.
j)           Give an account of the non formal sector of services.
5. Answer the following questions: (any three)                                                                  5x3=15
a)         Write a note on the scope of human geography.
b)         Give a description of the occupational structure of world population.
c)          What are renewable energy sources? Enumerate the characteristics of renewable resources.
d)         Mark the following places and rivers on the outline sketch map of India:
1)      Capital of two states:
                                                         i.            Gandhinagar.
                                                       ii.            Kohima.
2)      Two rivers:
                                                         i.            Tapti.
                                                       ii.            Subansiri.

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