ICSE Class 10 Geography 2022 Semester-1 Sample Paper
Class 10 Geography
Maximum Marks are 40 and Time allowed is one hour. All the questions are compulsory. Section A contains questions on Topography.
Section A (10 Marks): Topography
1. What does the black line in 4932 indicate?
- Open Scrub.
- Dry land.
- Broken land.
- Seasonal stream.
2. What is the direction of Dantrai from Dhann?
- North east.
- South East.
- South west.
3. What is .277 in 4833?
- Spot height of 277 m
- Spot Height of 277 cm
- Spot height of 277 mm
- Spot height of 277 km
4. What does . 2r in 5032 indicate?
- The relative height of the tank is 2 m
- The relative height of the tank is 2 cm
- The relative depth of the embankment is 2 m
- The relative depth of the embankment is 2 cm
5. What is the main occupation of the people living in the area shown on the map extract?
- Sheep rearing
6. Which is the most important town in the above image?
7. What is the black vertical line between 49 and 50 Easting?
- A line of latitude.
- A line of longitude.
- An Easting.
- A northing.
8. What is the four figure grid reference of rock outcrop?
9. Which drainage pattern is seen in 5438?
10. Name the settlement pattern in grid square 4833.
Section B (30 Marks)
11. Where are the various forest conservation methods that can be undertaken?
- Afforestation and stopping indiscriminate felling of trees.
- Large scale of deforestation and overgrazing.
- Allowing animals to graze in farm land.
- Maintaining records of forest areas.
12. Name the type of climate experienced in India.
- Tropical cyclonic type
- Tropical Monsoon Type
- Temperate Monsoon type
- Subtropical monsoon
13. Which state in India is the first to experience the onset of the Monsoons and the last to see it retreat.
- Andaman & Nicobar
- Tamil Nadu
14. Which of the following is good for Tea and Jute cultivation?
- Western Disturbance.
- Monsoon showers.
15. Which of the following factor is responsible for the rises in the temperature of mainland of India in the month of March?
- Southward migration of the sun from the equator.
- Northward migration of the sun from the equator.
- The pressure belts shift.
- The land breeze blows towards the sea.
16. Why has Thar developed into a desert?
- It has no cloud cover.
- It is near the sea.
- It is on the windward side of Western Ghats
- Aravalli is parallel to S.W. Monsoon wind
17. Give reasons for the following:
(a) There is heavy rainfall in the Western coastal plains
- Presence of Aravali mountain range in Western India.
- The Eastern coastal plains have no intercepting barrier.
- Presence of Deccan Plateau.
- Presence of Western Ghats.
(b) In June, Bhopal is warmer than Kolkata
- Due to its continental location.
- Due to Kolkata's proximity to the sea.
- Bhopal is closer to the Tropic of Cancer.
- Himalayan hill station Darjeeling, is closer to Kolkata than it is to Bhopal.
18. What is the main reason for the red colour of Red soil?
- Abundance of magnesium
- Accumulated humus
- Presence of ferric oxides
- Abundance of Phosphates
19. Afforestation prevent soil erosion because:
- It reduces pollution
- It protects the soil from being exposed
- The roots of the trees bind the soil particles
- Trees produce fruits
20. Which of the following soil is most suitable for the cultivation of cotton & sugarcane?
- Laterite soil
- Black soil
- Red soil
- Alluvial Soil
21. Which of the following factor is responsible for acidic nature of Laterite soil?
- As it is friable in nature.
- As it can retain moisture.
- As the bases leached down from the top soil.
- All the above are correct.
22. Name the process of removal of soluble mineral salts, especially the bases & silica from horizon A or the top soil by percolating rain water.
23. Study the map and answer the following questions:
(a) Which soil is found in the shaded region?
- Black soil
- Alluvial soil
- Red soil
- Laterite soil
(b) How is this type of soil formed?
- Formed by the deposition of silt brought down by rivers.
- Formed by weathering of alluvium.
24. Which of the following features is not associated with Thorn and Scrub Forest?
- Xerophyte or Drought resistant
- Evergreen and Multilayered
- Long roots going deep in the ground
- Leaves turned into spines
25. What is Social Forestry?
- The management and protection of forests and afforestation on barren lands with the purpose of helping in the social development.
- The practice of growing trees on Farm lands.
- Growing trees by social workers.
- Forest used for social gathering.
26. In which vegetation belt multiple layer of trees is found?
- Tropical Deciduous
- Tropical Evergreen
- Thorn and scrub forest
- Tidal forest
27. Why are Sundarbans so called?
- The abundance of breathing roots
- A beautiful forest
- The abundance of Sundari trees
- Ban of cutting of trees
28. What is the other name of Littoral forests?
- Rain Forests
- Monsoon forests
- Tidal Forests
- Scrub lands
29. What are the chief characteristics of monsoon forests?
- These regions receive a moderate rainfall
- The trees shed their leaves in the dry season
- The trees are found in pure stand
- All the above
30. Which is the most advanced and efficient method of irrigation?
- Canal Irrigation
- Well Irrigation
- Drip Irrigation
- Tank irrigation
31. What is the meaning of irrigation is?
- The water received by rainfall
- The man-made arrangements of supplying water to the fields
- The storage of rain water
- Growing of crops
32. Which of the following is a type of canal found in India?
- Perennial Canal
- River Canal
- Artificial Canal
- Ground Canal
33. Sprinkler irrigation is efficient but is still not a very commonly used method of irrigation by the Indian farmers. Why?
- There is no loss of water by seepage
- It is an expensive method of irrigation
- There is no loss of water by evaporation
- Farmers are scared of getting wet
34. Why do the inundation canals have limited use?
- They get water only when the rivers are in flood
- They are taken out from a perennial river
- They are constructed to store rain water
- It occupies lot of space
35. Match the following:
(a) Khatri (i) Western Ghats
(b) Johad (ii) Ladakh
(c) Zing (iii) Western Himalayas
(d) Surangam (iv) Central India