CBSE Class 12 Geography Value Based Questions (2)

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CBSE Class 12 Geography Value Based Questions (2) Based on CBSE and NCERT guidelines. Value based questions are now being given in exams to promote morals and values in students, Students should read and understand the following VBQs to get better understanding and score good marks in exams

Value based questions

Each question is of 3 marks further subdivided into two parts of 1 ½ mark each.

Q1. Mining requires large areas that need to be cleared prior to mining activities. Largescale deforestation results in the loss of oxygen producing plants, the destruction of vital habitats for wildlife and the disruption of an area’s ecosystem. Deforestation also leads to extinction of indigenous animals, plants and organisms, thus reducing overall biodiversity. Mining utilizes a variety of poisonous chemicals, including mercury, cyanide, sulfuric acid, arsenic and methyl mercury, which can leak into a nearby water supplies or evaporate into the air, bringing them into contact with humans, and wildlife.

Q1a). Discuss the phrase ‘the destruction of vital habitat’ in your own words. 1 ½.

Ans 1a). The destruction of vital habitat here refers to deforestation which leads to destruction of the abode of various species of plants and animals. We should be more concerned about the environment and should work towards attaining sustainable development wherein we can live in harmony with nature.

Q1b). What kinds of values are needed to bring an end to the disruption of an area’s ecosystem? 1 ½

Ans1b). We should be more compassionate to other creatures, act more responsibly, work as leaders to bring in desired change and lastly we should not forget about universal love.

Q2. Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and is a very important resource for people and the environment. Water pollution affects drinking water, rivers, lakes and oceans all over the world. This consequently harms human health and the natural environment.

Q2a). How do you feel when you find that such an important resource such as water is being polluted? 1 ½.

Ans2a). I feel quite hurt. I think it is the duty of every human being to respect and conserve such an important resource as water. We should take initiative to protect our environment as it ultimately affects our well-being. We should understand that water forms the basis of our survival and it is our national responsibility to conserve it.

Q2b). What kind of values is needed to check water pollution? 1 ½.

Ans2b). We should act responsibly, understand our national responsibility to conserve an important national resource and pay more attention to healthy living.

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