AHSEC - Class 11 Question Papers: Geography' 2015

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)         Who used the term ‘Geography’ for the first time?
1)      Aristotle.
2)      Galileo.
3)      Herodotus.
4)      Eratosthenes.
b)         Which one of the following is not a subject matter of Human Geography?
1)      Population.
2)      Settlement.
3)      Ecosystem.
4)      Political system.
c)          The approximate age of the earth is
1)      4500 lakh years.
2)      4500 million years.
3)      4500 crore years.
4)      4500 billion years.
d)         Fossils are found in which type of rocks?
1)      Igneous.
2)      Sedimentary.
3)      Metamorphic.
4)      None of the above.
e)         In which part of a river the rate of erosion is maximum?
1)      Upper course.
2)      Middle course.
3)      Lower course.
4)      Mouth of the river.
f)          Which of the following countries share longest boundary with India?
1)      Bangladesh.
2)      China.
3)      Pakistan.
4)      Myanmar.
g)         The water body that has separated Andaman from the Nicobar group of islands is
1)      10 degree channel.
2)      11 degree channel.
3)      Gulf of Mannar.
4)      Andaman Sea.
h)         The only two west-flowing rivers of Deccan Plateau are
1)      Narmada and Mahanadi.
2)      Godavari and Tapi.
3)      Narmada and Tapi.
4)      Mahanadi and Godavari.
2. Write short answer:                    2x10=20
a)         Which are the largest and smallest planets of the solar system?
b)         Name the two landmasses separated by Tethys Sea or Tethys geosynclines.
c)          Name the two major seismic belts of the world.
d)         Mention the proportion of oxygen and nitrogen gas of atmosphere in percentage.
e)         Which two variables of climate were used by Koppen in his climatic classification?
f)          Name two primary factors responsible for occurrence of ocean current.
g)         Which two elements of climate play the most significant role for rich biodiversity?
h)         The cyclonic storms occurred in Eastern India during the months of March and April are known by which name in Assam and West Bengal?
i)           ‘Khadar’ and ‘Bhangar’ refers to which categories of alluvial soil of the plains of Northern India?
j)           Name two National Parks of Assam.
3. Distinguish the following in brief (any five):           3x5=15
a)         Physical and Chemical weathering.
b)         Lapse rate and Temperature inversion.
c)          Continental shelf and Continental slope.
d)         Dew and Frost.
e)         Primary and Secondary consumer of ecosystem.
f)          Genetic and Species biodiversity.
g)         Atoll and Lagoon.
4. Define the following (any four):             3x4=12
a)         Minerals.
b)         Monadnock.
c)          Front.
d)         Water cycle.
e)         Black soil region of India.
f)          Greenhouse gas.
5. What are the major physiographic divisions of India? Explain any one of them.              5
6. Discuss the role of Himalaya Mountain in determining the climate of India.                      5
7. Draw a map of India and demarcate the earthquake hazard zones.                                      5
Identify the major causes of flood in Assam. Suggest a few measures of flood hazard mitigation.                          5


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