Q.1: Answer the following questions:
i) Name the continent in which Amazon Basin is located.
Ans: Amazon Basin is located in the continent of South America.
ii) What are the crops grown by the people of Amazon Basin ?
Ans: The people of Amazon Basin grow tapioca, pineapple, sweet potato, etc.
iii) Name the birds that you are likely to find in the rainforests of the Amazon.
Ans: Birds like toucans, humming birds, bird of paradise with their brilliantly coloured plumage, etc. are likely to be found in the rainforests of the Amazon.
iv) What are the major cities located on the river Ganga.
Ans: The major cities of Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata are located on the river Ganga.
v) Where is the one-horned rhinoceros found ?
Ans: One-horned rhinoceros is found in the Kaziranga National Park.
Q.4: Give Reasons:
i) The rainforests are depleting.
Ans: Because of the developmental activities.
ii) Paddy is grown in the Ganga-Brahmaputra plains.
Ans: Since paddy requires sufficient water, the water from Ganga and Brahmaputra fulfils that requirement.