Ch – 9 Life In The Tropical Grasslands (Q-A)

Q.1: Answer the following questions:

i) What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called ?

Ans: The Temperate Grasslands of North America are called ‘Prairies’.

ii) What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands known as ?

Ans: The cattle farms in the North American Grasslands are known as ‘Ranch’.

iii) Name the rivers that drain the Velds.

Ans: The tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo drain the Velds.

iv) When is the rainy season in the Velds ?

Ans: The rainy season in the Velds occurs from November to February.

v) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands ?

Ans: Sheep rearing is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands.

Q.4: Give reasons:

i) The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the world’.

Ans: The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the world’ due to the huge surplus of wheat production.

ii) Rise of wool industry in the Velds.

Ans: The presence of Merino sheep, a popular species, led to the rise of wool industry in the Velds.

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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