NCERT Solutions Class 6th Social Science Geography Major Domains of the Earth

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NCERT Solutions for Class 6th for Social Science for Geography for chapter 5 Major Domains of the Earth

Chapter 5– MAJOR DOMAINS OF THE EARTH


Question 1:

Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What are the four major domains of the Earth?

(b) Name the major continents of the Earth.

(c) Name the two continents that lie entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

(d) Name the different layers of atmosphere.

(e) Why is the Earth called the ‘blue planet’?

(f) Why is the Northern Hemisphere called the Land Hemisphere?

(g) Why is the biosphere important for living organisms? 

Answer:

(a) The four major domains of the Earth are: lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphereand biosphere.

(b) The seven major continents of the Earth are: Asia, Europe, Africa, NorthAmerica, South America, Australia and Antarctica.

(c) The two continents that lie entirely in the Southern Hemisphere are: Australiaand Antarctica.

(d) The different layers of atmosphere are: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere,thermosphere and exosphere.

(e) The Earth is called the ‘blue planet’ because more than 71 per cent of its surfaceis covered with water.

(f) The Northern Hemisphere is called the Land Hemisphere because the greater partof Earth’s landmass lies in the Northern Hemisphere.

(g)The biosphere is the narrow zone of contact between land, water and air. It is inthis zone that life, that is unique to Earth, exists. All the living organisms are linkedto each other and to the biosphere for survival.


Question 2:

Tick the correct answers.

(a)The mountain range that separates Europe from Asia is

(i) the Andes

(ii) the Himalayas

(iii) the Urals

(b) the continent of north America is linked to South America by

(i) an Isthmus

(ii) a Strait

(iii) a Canal

(c) The major constituent of atmosphere by per cent is

(i) Nitrogen

(ii) Oxygen

(iii) Corbon dioxide

(d) The domain of the Earth consisting of solid rocks is

(i) the Atmosphere

(ii) the Hydrosphere

(iii) the Lithosphere

(e) Which is the largest continent?

(i) Africa

(ii) Asia

(iii) Australia

Answer:

(a) The mountain range that separates Europe from Asia is

(iii) the Urals

(b) the continent of north America is linked to South America by

(i) an Isthmus

(c) The major constituent of atmosphere by per cent is

(i) Nitrogen

(d) The domain of the Earth consisting of solid rocks is

(iii) the Lithosphere

(e) Which is the largest continent?

(ii) Asia


Question 3:

Fill in the blanks.

(a) The deepest point on the Earth is _________ in the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The _________ Ocean is named after a country.

(c) The _________ is a narrow contact of land, water and air that supports life.

(d) The continents of Europe and Asia together are known as __________.

(e) The highest mountain peak on the Earth is __________.

Answer:

(a) The deepest point on the Earth is Marina Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

(b) The Indian Ocean is named after a country.

(c) The biosphere is a narrow contact of land, water and air that supports life.

(d) The continents of Europe and Asia together are known as Eurasia.

(e) The highest mountain peak on the Earth is Mount Everest.

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