Class-8 Poem-2.Geography Lesson

Ch 2 Geography Lesson (Poem)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Zulfikar Ghose

Find three or four phrases in stanzas one and two which are likely to occur in a geography lesson.
Answer- Some phrases that are likely to occur in a Geography lesson are ‘the city had developed the way it had’, ‘it scaled six inches to the mile’, ‘cities where the rivers ran’, and ‘the valleys were populated’.

2. Seen from the window of an aeroplane, the city appears
(i) as haphazard as on the ground.
(ii) as neat as a map.
(iii) as developed as necessary.
Mark the right answer.
Ans.- (iii) as developed as necessary.

3. Which of the following statements are examples of “the logic of geography”?
(i) There are cities where there are rivers. “the logic of geography”
(ii) Cities appear as they are not from six miles above the ground.
(iii)It is easy to understand why valleys are populated. “the logic of geography”
(iv) It is difficult to understand why humans hate and kill one another.
(v) The earth is round, and it has more sea than land. “the logic of geography”
4. Mention two things that are clear from the height.
Answer- (i)From the height, it is clear why the countries have cities 
(ii)where the rivers run and why the valleys are populated.
(iii) not clear from the height.
Answer- (i)From the height, it is not clear why the men on the earth find reasons to hate one another.

(ii)It is also not understood why men have to build walls across cities.