Class - XII Sample Paper Geography - 2007
(Set I - Delhi)
Q. 1. Who was the writer of
the book ‘Geographia Generalis’? State two branches of geography according
to this writer. 1+2=3
Q. 2. Name the three groups
of resources based on the content and give one example of each group. 1½+1½=3
Q. 3. Why is iron most
widely used in the world, in comparison with other metals ? Explain three
Q. 4. Explain with examples
the three major physical factors which affect the crop distribution in the
Q. 5. How does
‘specialisation’ in the production of goods and services promote
international trade in the world? Explain with three suitable examples. 3×1=3
Q. 6. Explain any three
major problems faced by Indian farmers in drylands. 3×1=3
Q. 7. “There is marked
regional disparity in the levels of development in India”.
Support this statement with any three suitable examples. 3×1=3
Q. 8. Study the map given
below and answer the questions that follow :
of Roads (000 km) All
|Number of Registered Vehicles
|Goods Vehicles (000)
(8.1) Which type of roads shows the highest increase during
the period between 1950-51 and 1996-97 ? How much has it increased ?
(8.2) Explain two reasons responsible for the increase in this type of roads.
State any three main features of ‘Border Roads’. 3×1=3
Q. 9. Study the map given below and answer
the questions that follow : 1+1+1=3
(9.1) Name the canal shown in the map. In
which country is it located ?
(9.2) Name the two seas connected by this canal.
(9.3) Name any two lakes through which this canal passes.
State three main features of ‘Panama
Q. 10. Study the diagram
given below and answer the questions that follow : 1+2=3
(10.1) Give a suitable title to the given diagram.
(10.2) How is rainwater harvested through this technique ? Explain.
What is rainwater harvesting ? State any
four objectives of rainwater harvesting. 1+2=3
Q. 11. Write any two main
characteristics each of the four different modes of transport in the world. 4×1=4
Q. 12. Describe any four
major human-made sources of air pollution in India. 4×1=4
Q. 13. Explain any four
differences between rural and urban settlements in India. 4×1=4
Q. 14. Classify the means
of communication of India into two groups. Explain three points of importance of
each group. 1+3=4
Q. 15. Study the table
given below and answer the questions that follow : 1½+1½+1=4
Global Land Use Changes (Area in
|Broad Land Uses
(15.1) Under which land use category the
smallest area of land is being used ? Explain one reason for it.
(15.2) Name the land use category in which the area is continuously decreasing.
Explain due reason for it.
(15.3) Explain the main reason for the continuous increase of crop land area.
Explain any four features of commercial
agriculture practiced in the world. 4×1=4
Q. 16. What are rural
settlements ? Which are the two distinct patterns of rural settlements of the
world based on the form ? Describe three main features of each. 1+1+1½+1½=5
Q. 17. What is the meaning
of population growth ? Describe two main features each of the four phases of
Indian demographic history. 1+4=5
Q. 18. How do the physical
factors play a dominant role in the distribution and density of population on
the earth’s surface ? Explain any five factors with suitable examples. 5×1=5
Q. 19. (19.1) In the given
political outline map of the world four features are shown as A, B, C and D.
Identify them with the help of the map legend and write their correct names on
the dotted lines marked on the map. 4×½=2
(19.2) On the given political outline map of
India provided to you, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols :
(i) The least populated state,
(ii) The biggest oil refinery in the country,
(iii) Iron and steel plant located in Chhattisgarh.
Note : The following
question is for the Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 19. 5×1=5
(19.1) Name the most populated country of Africa.
(19.2) Which is the largest wheat producing country of Europe ?
(19.3) Which is the least populated state of India ?
(19.4) Name the biggest oil refinery of our country.
(19.5) Name the iron and steel plant located in Chhattisgarh.