Ch. -1 Resources- Page wise NCERT Solution

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Complete NCERT Book Page wise Solution Class 8th as per Latest CBSE Syllabus

Geography Resources and Development

Chapter- 1 Resources

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Page No: 6


1.Answer the following

(i)Why are resources distributed unequally over the Earth?

Answer:-  The distribution of resources depends upon a number of physical factors like terrain, climate and altitude. Since these factors differ so much over the Earth, the distribution of resources is unequal.

(ii)What is resource conservation?

Answer: Using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed is called resource conservation.

(iii)Why are human resources important?

Answer:- People are human resources and human resources are important because people can make the best uses of nature to create more resources by applying knowledge, skill and technology.

(iv)What is sustainable development?

Answer:-Balancing the need to use resources and also conserve them for the future is called sustainable development. In other words, carefully utilizing resources so that besides meeting the present requirements it also takes care of the need of future generations is what is known as sustainable development.

2.Tick the correct answer.

(i)Which one of the following does not make a substance a resource?

(a) Utility



► (c) Quantity

(ii)Which one of the following is a human-made resource?

(a)Medicines to treat cancer

(b)Spring water

(c)Tropical forests

► (a) Medicines to treat cancer

(iii)Biotic resources are

(i)Derived from living things

(ii)Made by human beings

(iii)Derived from non-living things

► (a) Derived from living things

3.Differentiate between the

(a)Potential and actual resources

(b)Ubiquitous and localised resources


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