AHSEC - Class 11 Question Papers: Geography' 2016

Full Marks: 70
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Find out the correct answer of the following:                   1x8=8
a)         Which Greek scholar initially mentioned about the spherical shape of the earth?
1)      Herodotus.
2)      Aristotle.
3)      Eratosthenes.
4)      Galileo.
b)         Which planet of the solar system has maximum number of satellites?
1)      Venus.
2)      Marks.
3)      Jupiter.
4)      Saturn.
c)          Which two layers of the earth’s interior is separated by ‘Mohorovicic discontinuity’?
1)      Inner core and Outer core.
2)      Outer core and Mantle.
3)      Mantle and Crust.
4)      Sial and Sima.
d)         To which group of rock does ‘Gneiss’ belong?
1)      Igneous.
2)      Sedimentary.
3)      Metamorphic.
4)      None of the above.
e)         In which of the following regions the chemical weathering is more common than physical weathering?
1)      Glacier region.
2)      Arid region.
3)      Limestone region.
4)      Humid region.
f)          Which of the following gases is found in highest proportion of the atmospheric composition?
1)      Oxygen.
2)      Nitrogen.
3)      Argon.
4)      Carbon dioxide.
g)         Who among the following used the term ‘Ecology’ for the first time?
1)         W. M. Davis.
2)         O’ Neill.
3)         Charles Darwin.
4)         Ernst Haeckel.
h)         The southernmost point of India is
1)         Cape Comorin.
2)         Nicobar Point.
3)         Indira Point.
4)         None of the above.
2. Write short answer:                       2x10=20
a)         What are the two major branches of Geography?
b)         In which parts of a river the ‘V’ and ‘U’ shaped vallies are formed?
c)          Name two temporary elements of atmosphere.
d)         Mention any two factors affecting salinity of ocean water.
e)         Name any two habitats of one-horned rhinos in Assam.
f)          Name two foreign countries sharing common boundaries with Assam.
g)         What are the two types of monsoon wind that influence the climate of India?
h)         Which two glaciers are the sources of the river Ganga and Yamuna?
i)           Suggest two important techniques for soil conservation.
j)           To which type of vegetation the ‘Teak’ and ‘Cactus’ belong?
3. Distinguish the following in brief (any five):                     3x5=15
a)         Pangaea and Panthalassa.
b)         Domal eruption and Fissure eruption of volcanoes.
c)          Delta plain and Coastal plain.
d)         Stalactites and Stalagmites.
e)         Spring tide and Neap tide.
f)          Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats mountains.
g)         Drought and Desertification.
4. Define the following (any four):                     3x4=12
a)         Moraines.
b)         Convectional Rain.
c)          Hydrological Cycle.
d)         Relative Humidity.
e)         Biodiversity.
f)          Chipko Movement.
5. Divide Himalaya Mountain on the basis of its altitude and geological formation and discuss any one of them. 5
6. Divide India into climatic regions as per Koppen’s classification. Discuss the climatic characteristics of any one of them. 5
What are the different classes of soil found in India? Discuss the properties and geographical distribution of any one of them.                                                                    5
7. What is tsunami? How do they occur? Explain about a tsunami occurred in India and give a brief description about its damage.                                                              5
Draw a map of India and demarcate the evergreen vegetation regions.      5

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