NCERT Class VII Science Solutions: Chapter 8-Winds, Storms and Cyclones Part 4

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Question 7:

What planning is required in advance to deal with the situation created by a cyclone?

Answer:

Self-help is the best help. Therefore it is better to plan in advance and be ready with defense against any approaching cyclone. Planning required in advance to deal with cyclone-hit situation:

  • Keep an emergency kit at home.

  • Store enough food in water proof bags.

  • Store safe drinking water as contaminated water can cause diseases.

  • Keep phone numbers of emergency services like police, hospital, friends and relatives ready.

  • Make necessary arrangements to shift the essential household goods, domestic animals and vehicles, etc. to safer places.

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Question 8:

Which one of the following place is unlikely to be affected by a cyclone?

  1. Chennai

  2. Mangaluru (Mangalore)

  3. Amritsar

  4. Puri

Answer:

C. Amritsar

Question 9:

Which of the statements given below is correct?

  1. In winter the winds flow from the land to the ocean.

  2. In summer the winds flow from the land towards the ocean.

  3. A cyclone is formed by a very high-pressure system with very high-speed winds revolving around it.

  4. The coastline of India is not vulnerable to cyclones.

Answer:

A. In winter the winds flow from the land to the ocean.