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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 7 - Human Environment- Settlement, Transport and Communication

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Geography Chapter 7 - Human Environment- Settlement, Transport and Communication are provided here. Download the best answers for easy and quick preparation for the exams.

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 7
NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 7

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 7 - Human Environment- Settlement, Transport and Communication provided here will help you in easy and active learning of the concepts. We have provided here the best and accurate answers to all the questions given in chapter 7 of the latest NCERT Book for Class 7 Geography that has been published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) exclusively for the current academic year. All the answers are provided here in a readable and downloadable format.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Social Science Geography Chapter 7 - Human Environment- Settlement, Transport and Communication:

Exercises

1. Answer the following questions.

(i) What are the four means of transport?

Answer: 

The four means of transport are:

  • Roadways
  • Railways
  • Airways
  • Waterways

(ii) What do you understand by the term ‘settlement’?

Answer: 

Settlement is referred to a place where people build their homes permanently or temporarily.

(iii) Which are the activities practiced by the rural people?

Answer: 

Agriculture, fishing, forestry, crafts work, trading, etc., are some of the major activities practised by the rural people.

(iv) Mention any two merits of railways.

Answer: 

Two merits of railways are:

  • Heavy goods and people can be transported to longer distances quickly and cheaply.
  • Railway networks are extensively developed in the plains as well as in the mountainous terrain.

 (v) What do you understand by communication?

Answer: 

Communication is the process of conveying messages to others.

(vi) What is mass media?

Answer: 

The modes of communication through which we can communicate with a large number of people are collectively termed as mass media. For example, radio, television, newspapers, internet, etc.

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2. Tick the correct answer.

(i) Which is NOT a means of communication?

(a) telephone

(b) books

(c) table

Answer: (c) table

(ii) Which type of road is constructed under the ground?

(a) fly over

(b) expressways

(c) subways

Answer: (c) subways

(iii) Which mode of transport is most suitable to reach an island?

(a) ship

(b) train

(c) car

Answer: (a) ship

(iv) Which vehicle does not pollute the environment

(a) cycle

(b) bus

(c) aeroplane

Answer: (a) cycle

3. Match the following.

(i) Internet

(a) areas where people are engaged in manufacturing, trade and services

(ii) Canal route

(b) closely built area of houses

(iii) Urban areas

(c) houses on stilts

(iv) Compact settlement

(d) inland waterway

 

(e) a means of communication

Solution:

(i) Internet

(e) a means of communication

(ii) Canal route

(d) inland waterway

(iii) Urban areas

(a) areas where people are engaged in manufacturing, trade and services

(iv) Compact settlement

(b) closely built area of houses

4. Give reasons.

(i) Today’s world is shrinking.

Answer: 

Today’s world is shrinking due to the development in transportation and communication ways. Talking to anyone living in any corner of the world is now just one phone call away. The ever increasing network of roads, railways, airways and waterways has made it possible to cover the longest distances within the shortest period of time. This has enabled people to easily get in contact with each other and has made the world well-connected.

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Geography Chapter 7 - Human Environment- Settlement, Transport and Communication

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