NCERT Class 9 Geography Solutions: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life (Contemporary India-I) Chapter 5– Part 1

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

(i) To which one of the following types of vegetation does rubber belong to?

(a) Tundra

(b) Himalayan

(c) Tidal

(d) Tropical Evergreen

Answer: (d)

Explanation: Rubber plants are a type of fast-growing broadleaf evergreen vegetation. They belong to the rainforest region of South America and the tropical rainforests of Sumatra, the Himalayas, India, Nepal and Java, and Indonesian island.

Tropical Evergreen and Rubber fruit

Tropical Evergreen and Rubber Fruit

Tropical Evergreen and Rubber fruit

(ii) Cinchona trees are found in the areas of rainfall more than

(a) 100 cm

(b) 70 cm

(c) 50 cm

(d) Less than 50 cm

Answer: (a)

Cinchona trees

Cinchona Trees

Cinchona trees

Explanation: Cinchona plants are large shrubs or small trees; they have evergreen foliage and grow 5–15m in height. The leaves are opposite, rounded to lanceolate and 10–40 cm long.

The flowers are white, pink or red in terminal panicles and the fruit is a small capsule containing numerous seeds.

(iii) In which of the following state is the Simlipal bio-reserve located?

(a) Punjab

(b) Delhi

(c) Odisha

(d) West Bengal

Answer: (C)


  • Simlipal bio-reserve is a national park and a tiger reserve located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

  • It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve which is generally recognized as a Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve. It includes three protected areas

  1. Similipal Tiger Reserve (2750.00 km2)

  2. Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (191.06 km2)

  3. Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary (272.75 km2)

Simlipal bio-reserve in Odisha

Simlipal Bio-Reserve in Odisha

Simlipal bio-reserve in Odisha

(iv) Which one of the following bio-reserves of India is not included in the world network of bioreserve?

(a) Manas

(b) Gulf of Mannar

(c) Nilgiri

(d) Nanda devi

Answer: (a)


  • Manas bio reserve is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve.

  • It is situated in Assam in the Himalayan foothills.

    Manas bio reserve

    Manas Bio Reserve

    Manas bio reserve