Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CBSE Class 10 - Social Studies - CH3 Water Resources (MCQs)

WATER RESOURCES
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MCQs from CBSE Papers

Q1(CBSE 2011): Which of these is the major source of fresh water in India? 

(a) Ground water
(b) Ocean water
(c) Tanks
(d) Water falls



Q2(CBSE 2010): Bamboo drip irrigation is prevalent in which of the following state? 

(a) Rajastahan
(b) Meghalaya
(c) Karnataka
(d) Madhya Pradesh


Q3(CBSE 2010): Rooftap rainwater harvesting system in Rajasthan in known as :

(a) Guls
(b) Kuls
(c) Tankas
(d) Baolis


Q4(CBSE 2011): Narmada Bachao Andolan is related to : 

(a) Sardar Sarovar
(b) Bhakra Nangal
(c) Rihand
(d) Tehri


Q5(CBSE 2011): Who among the following proclaimed dams as the "temples of modern India"? 

(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Sardar Patel
(d) Mahatma Gandhi


Q6(CBSE 2011): Which of the following is not a method of water harvesting used in Rajasthan ? 

(a) Johads
(b) Khadins
(c) Guls
(d) Tankas


Q7(CBSE 2010):How much of the earth surface is covered with water ? 

(a) About 1/4
(b) About 1/2
(c) About 3/4
(d) About 2/3


Q8(CBSE 2010): Hirakud dam is built on which river?

(a) Chenab
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Krishna
(d) Satluj


Q9(CBSE 2010): Salal Dam is built on which river?

(a) Chenab
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Krishna
(d) Satluj


Q10(CBSE 2010):  Nagarjuna Sager Dam is built on which river?

(a) Chenab
(b) Mahanadi
(c) Krishna
(d) Satluj


Q11(CBSE 2010): According to Falken Mark, a Swedish expert, water stress occurs when water availability is between

(a) 1000 to 1200 cubic meter per person / year
(b) 1000 to 1050 cubic meter per person / year
(c) 600 to 900 cubic meter per person / year
(d) 1000 to 1600 cubic meter per person / year


Q12(CBSE 2010): On which one of the following rivers Mettur dam is constructed?

(a) River Kaveri
(b) River Krishna
(c) River Godavari
(d) River Mahanadi


Q13(CBSE 2010): In which one of the following states palar pani is considered the purest form of natural water?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh

Q14: Name the state in India which has made roof top rainwater harvesting structure compulsory to all the houses across the state.

(a) Gujarat
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Karnataka


Q15(CBSE 2010): Which of the following is a source of fresh water? 

(a) Precipitation
(b) Surface runoff
(c) Groundwater
(d) All the above



Answer:
1: (a) Ground water
2: (b) Meghalaya
3: (c) Tankas
4: (a) Sardar Sarovar
5: (b) Jawaharlal Nehru
6: (c) Guls (Guls or Kuls are practiced in Western Himalayas)
7: (c) About 3/4
8: (b) Mahanadi
9: (a) Chenab
10: (c) Krishna
11: *(c) 600 to 900 cubic meter per person / year
(* As pointed by one of the reader (see Mr. Bhardwaj's comments below), NCERT book mentions it incorrectly(see pg no. 25), The stress level occurs between 1000-1700 cubic meter per person / year. Discuss it with your school teacher, if there is any errata/update on it).

12: (a) River Kaveri
13: (b) Rajasthan
14: (c) Tamil Nadu
15: (d) All the above


6 comments:

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    1. In the book "CONTEMPORARY INDIA – II", chapter 3rd, pg no. 25, 1st para says
      "According to Falken Mark, a Swedish expert,
      water stress occurs when water availability
      is less than 1,000 cubic metre per person
      per day."

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  2. I guess it's incorrect in d CONTEMPORARY INDIA book.

    Wikipedia says , "For example, according to the Falkenmark Water Stress Indicator[1], a country or region is said to experience "water stress" when annual water supplies drop below 1,700 cubic metres per person per year. At levels between 1,700 and 1,000 cubic metres per person per year, periodic or limited water shortages can be expected. When water supplies drop below 1,000 cubic metres per person per year, the country faces "water scarcity"

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    1. Thanks for pointing out details. I updated the blog with your comments. Also sent an email to NCERT to provide errata/update on this.

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    2. Wiki is not always right....
      We cannot trust wiki on the basis of education since it is universal and anyone can edit it according to his/her wish
      So i guess the NCERT is right!

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