Geography Economics July 2016 Board Paper

Geography Economics July 2016 Board Paper

Q. 1. (A) Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternatives from those given in the brackets and rewrite the sentences in your answer boom: [3]

(1) The wool of ________________ breed of sheep is considered of superior quality. (Chokla, Pungal, Marwari, Malpuri)

(2) Varanasi is famous for ______________ (Cotton sarees, woollen clothes, silk sarees, leather production)

(3) The triangular region to the south of Narmada is known as the ___________ plateau. (Malwa, Bundelkhand, Chota Nagpur, Deccan)

(B) Match the items in Column ‘A’ with those in Column ‘B’: [3]

Column ‘A’
Column ‘B’
(i) Indira Point
(a) Food Processing Industries (ii)
(ii) Amritsar
(b) Rich in Minerals (iii)
(iii) Chota Nagpur Plateau
(c) Southernmost tip of India. (i)

(d) Lacquerware

Q. 2. (A) Give geographical reasons for the following statements. (Any two) [4]

(B) Write short notes on (Any two) [4]

Q. 3. A. With the help of given statistical data prepare a Divided Rectangle Diagram: [2]

Agricultural Production (2010 - 2011)

% (Percentage)
Coarse Cereals
Oil - seeds


(B) Observe the following map and answer the questions given below it. (any two) [2]



(1) Name the westward flowing river.

(2) In which direction does river Godavari flow?

(3) Name the plateaus mentioned in the given map.

(4) Name the hills in the Karnataka Plateau.

1. River Tapi is the westward flowing river. [1]
2. River Godavari flows from west to east. [1]
3. Maharashtra Plateau, Karnataka Plateau and Telangana Plateau are shown in this map. [1]
4. Nilgiri hills and Shevaroy hills are found in the southern parts of the Karnataka Plateau. [1]

(C) Mark the following in the outline map of India supplied to you. Write the names. Give index (any two) [2]

1. Mumbai Port

2. Palk Strait

3. Sundarbans

4. Aravalli Mountains.


Q. 4. Answer the following questions in detail (any two) [8]

Q. 5. Fill in the blanks  by choosing the correct alternatives from those given in the brackets: [2]

1] In the __________ technique there is more use of machinery than labour. (Capital intensive, labour intensive, traditional)

2] Goods and services are produced and supplied by ________ sector on the basis of ‘No Profit, No Loss’. (joint, private, public)

Q. 6. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences each. (any three) [6]

1] What is meant by Natural Resources? Give examples.


1. Natural resources refer to the resources that are freely available in Nature.

2. Land, water, sunshine and forests are some of the natural resources available on the earth.

2] What are the Non - economic effects of inflation?


1. Inflation basically widens the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore, creates social friction and conflicts.

2. Due to inflation, some businessmen resort to unethical, unfair and illegal activities such as adulteration, hoarding and quality deterioration, thereby affecting moral values.

3. Inflation also increases the possibility of corruption which is reflected in political uncertainties.

3] What is meant by Public borrowings?

Ans. Public borrowing refers to the borrowing of money by the government from the market, private individuals and firms.

4] What are the main objectives of Consumer Protection Act?

Ans. The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) in India came into force on 1st July, 1987.
The main objectives of the Act are:

(i) Providing better and all - round protection to consumers.

(ii) Making provisions for a simple and speedy redressal of consumers’ grievances.

5] Explain any two benefits of Public Distribution System in India.

Ans. Two of the benefits of the Public Distribution System in India are as follows:

(i) The PDS helps to supply subsidised foodgrains to poor people.

(ii) It also provides employment to fair price shop owners, their employees and other related workers and reduces poverty and economic inequality.

Q. 7. Answer any one of the following questions in five or six sentences. [4]