Name the two activities on which the earliest human beings were dependent for their sustenance.
Hunting and Gathering
Which sector of economy accounted for the highest percentage of India’s total value of exports in 2003-2004?
Explain the concept of ‘Determinism’ with suitable examples.
(i) This type of interaction between primitive human society and strong forces of nature was termed as environmental determinism.
(ii) At the stage of very low technological development the was presence of a naturalised human, who listened to Nature, was afraid of its fury and worshipped it.
(iii) There is direct dependence of human beings on nature for resources which sustain them. The physical environment for such societies becomes the “Mother Nature”.
Examples: Benda, who lives in the wilds of the Abujh Maad area of central India.
Give the significance of river St. Lawrence as an inland waterway.
St. Lawrence seaway serves the most important industrial region of USA and Canada.
Name the two metropolitan cities which are the main polluters of river Ganga before it reaches Varanasi.
Kanpur and Allahabad
What is a household industry?
It is the smallest manufacturing unit. The artisans use local raw materials and simple tools to produce everyday goods in their homes with the help of their family members or part-time labour.
Give the meaning of human settlement.
Human Settlement means cluster of dwellings of any type or size where human beings live.