NCERT Class 9 Geography Solutions: Physical Features of India (Contemporary India-I) Chapter 2– Part 1

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Q-1. Choose the right answer from the four alternatives given below.

(i) A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as:

  1. Oats

  2. Peninsula

  3. Island

  4. None of the above

Answer: (b) Peninsula

Explanation: A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland also.

Island bounded by sea on three sides

Island Bounded by Sea on Three Sides

Island bounded by sea on three sides

(ii) Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundary with Myanmar are collectively called as:

  1. Himachal

  2. Purvachal

  3. Uttarakhand

  4. None of the above

Answer: (b) Purvachal

Explanation: Purvachal (Eastern Highlands) are mountain ranges in eastern India. They extend over 37,900 square miles (98,000 square km) in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and eastern Assam states.

Purvachal a Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India share boundary with Myanmar

Purvachal

Purvachal a Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India share boundary with Myanmar

(iii) The western coastal strip, south of Goa is referred to as:

  1. Coromandel

  2. Kannad

  3. Konkan

  4. Northern Circar

Answer: (b) Kannad

Explanation: Kannada is a city and a municipal council in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India. It is located 30 km away from the Ellora Caves and part of the Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary is located within its borders.

Kannad the western coastal strip at south of Goa

Kannad

Kannad the western coastal strip at south of Goa

(iv) The highest peak in the Eastern Ghats is

  1. Anai Mudi

  2. Mahendragiri

  3. Kanchenjungaa

  4. Khasi

Answer: (a) Anai Mudi

Anai Mudi the highest peak in the Eastern Ghats

Anai Mudi

Anai Mudi the highest peak in the Eastern Ghats

Explanation: Anai is a mountain located in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, with an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft).

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