Geography 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year ICSE Board

Geography 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year Question ICSE Board

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Geography 2012 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

(Two Hours)

  • Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
  • You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
  • This time is to be spent in reading the Question Paper.
  • The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
  • Attempt all questions from Section I and any four questions from Section II.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

Part-I [30 Marks ]
(Attempt all questions from this part)

Question 1:

Study the extract of the Survey of India Map sheet No. 45D/10 and answer the following questions:
(a) Name and give the four figure grid reference of a settlement where the people of the region meet at least once a year. [1]

(b) What does the conventional symbol at grid reference 145132 mean ? [1]

(c) If a man were to walk from Gulabganj (1820) to Harmatiya (1916):
(i) In which direction would he be walking ?
(ii) Which are the two different kinds of roads that he would be using ? [3]

(d) What do the following numbers in grid square 1718 and 1818 mean ?
(i) 280 (ii) 281 [2]

(e) What are the two differences between the settlement Bamba in 1914 and those in 1813 ? [2]

(f) Name four facilities that Anadra has which makes it an important settlement. [2]

(g) What is the quickest means of communication for the people of Dabani (1313) [1]

(h) What do the following mean :
(i) brackish in 1915
(ii) causeway in 1715
(iii) 6r in 1218 ? [3]

(i) Mention two factors which support the following:
(i) The Sipu river is in its middle course.
(ii) The rainfall in the region shown in the map extract is seasonal. [4]

(j) What is the distance in kilometres between the distance stone 20 in 1818 and the cause way in 1715 along the metalled road ? [1]

Answer 1:

(a) Pamera —1622
Or Malgoan—1520

(b) Spot height — 270

(c) (i) SEW/SW
(ii) Cart track and Metalled road.

(d) (i) 280 — Contour height.
(ii) 281 — Spot height.

(e) Two differences between the settlement Bamba and those in 1813 are :
1. Settlement at Bamba is nucleated and huts are temporary.
2. Settlement in 1813 are permanent and dispersed.

(f) Four facilities:

  1. It has good network of roads.
  2. It has a Police Chauki, Dispensary and Post and Telegraph Office.
  3. Many perennial lined wells can he seen near the settlement.

(g) Telephones.

(h) (i) Brackish in 1915 means salty water in the well.
(ii) Causeway in 1715—It is any construction that enable us to cross a seasonal river or stream. It is not a bridge.
(iii) 6r in 1218 means relative height of the river bank.

(i) (i) Sipu River is in its middle course because

  1. It has broad river bed and
  2. Many meanders are formed by the river.

(ii) Rain fall is seasonal because

  1. The rivers and tanks are seasonal in nature.
  2. There are many causeways in the map.

(j) 3.1 km.

Question 2:

On the outline map of India provided :
(a) Draw, name and number the Tropic of Cancer [1]
(b) Label the river Narmada [1]
(c) Shade and name Lake Chilka [1]
(d) Mark and name the Aravali Mountains [1]
(e) Mark and name the Karakoram Pass [1]
(f) Mark and name a densely populated state in South India [1]
(g) Shade and name a region with black soil [1]
(h) Mark with a dot and name Srinagar [1]
(i) Mark and name the winds which bring rain in winter to the Coromandel Coast [1]
(j) Name and print 0 on an oil field in North-east India. [1]

Answer 2:

PART II [50 Marks]

Attempt any five questions from this Part.

Question 3:

(a) (i) Name the type of climate prevailing over India.
(ii) Mention any two factors responsible for ii. [2]

(b) What is the direction of the summer monsoon ? Why ? [2]

(c) Give geographical reasons for the following:
(i) Even in summer Shimla is cooler than Delhi.
(ii) The northern plains of India do not freeze in winter.
(iii) Kochi has a lesser annual range of temperature than Agra. [3]

(d) Study the climatic data given below and answer the questions that follow :

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature °C 23.8 25.0 27.7 28.3 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.3 30.0 30.3 25.5 24:2
Rainfall (cm) 0 0 1.1 1.5 2.1 45.3 46.5 45.4 43.3 20.1 3.0 0.1

(i) Calculate the mean annual temperature.
(ii) What is the total rainfall during the monsoon season ?
(iii) Does the station have a maritime or a continental climate ? Give a reason for your answer. [3]

Answer 3:

(a) (i) Tropical monsoon climate.
(ii) Two factors responsible are :
1. Latitudinal extent
2. Presence of Himalayas.

(b) Direction of summer monsoon is SW. Because winds deflect towards their right in northern hemisphere.

(c) Geographical reasons:
(i) Shimla is cooler than Delhi in summer because the temperature decreases with the height at a rate of 1°C for every 165 m of ascend.
(ii) Northern plains of India do not freeze in winter due to the presence of Himalayas which do not allow the cold polar winds to enter India.
(iii) Kochi has a lesser annual range of temp, than Agra because Kochi is located on the sea coast and its temperature is modified by the land and sea breezes. Agra is away from the sea.

(d) (i) Mean annual temperature – 28°C
(ii) Total rainfall – 180.5 cm.
(iii) Station has maritime type of climate because it has low range of temperature i.e., 6.6°C.

Question 4:

(a) State two methods of controlling the erosion of soil caused by running water. [2]
(b) Mention two differences in the alluvial soil of the northern plains and the alluvial soil on the coastal plains of India. [2]
(c) Mention any three characteristics of black soil which makes the soil fertile. [3]
(d) Give geographical reasons for the following:
(i) Laterite soil is not suitable for cultivation.
(ii) Red soil is red in colour.
(iii) Khadar soils are preferred to Bangar soils. [3]

Answer 4:

(a) Soil erosion caused by running water can be controlled by following methods :
(i) By planting trees.
(ii) Terrace farming.

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