NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Social Science Geography Chapter 2 Physical Features of India

Q. A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as_______
(a) Coast
(b) Island
(c) Peninsula
(d) None of these

Ans. (c) Peninsula

Q. Mountain ranges in the eastern part of India forming its boundaries with Myanmar are collectively called_________.
(a) Himachal
(b) Uttaranchal
(c) Purvachal
(d) None of these

Ans. (c) Purvachal

Q. Which of the following physiographic divisions is highlighted on Map?
(a) The Himalayan Mountains
(b) The Northern Plains
(c) The Peninsular Plateau
(d) The Indian Desert


Ans. (b) The Northern Plains

Q. The eastward extensions of Central Highlands are locally called ________ and ______ .

Ans. Bundelkhand, Baghelkhand

Q. The Ganga-Brahmaputra delta is the second largest delta in the world.

Ans. False

Q. The height of the Mount Everest is 8,888 metres.

Ans. False

Q. The Peninsular Plateau of India is part of which of the following landmass?

Ans. Gondwanaland.

Q. Which physiographic division of India is considered to be an unstable zone on the basis of theory related to the geology?

Ans. The Himalayan Mountains.

Division of Himalayas Punjab Himalayas Kumaon Himalayas Nepal Himalayas Assam Himalayas (Eastern Himalayas)
Location between Indus and Satluj Between Satluj and Kali --------- Between Teesta and Dihang (Tsangpo)

Q. Correct the following statement and rewrite:
The Himalayas are old mountains.

Ans. The Himalayas are young-fold mountains.

Q. Correct the following statement and rewrite:
The folds of the Lesser Himalayas are asymmetrical in nature.

Ans. The folds of the Great Himalayas are asymmetrical in nature.

Q. Give one distinct feature of the Great Indian Desert.

Ans. Barchans (crescent-shaped dunes) are commonly found in Indian Desert.

Q. Name the plateau that lies between the Aravalli and the Vindhyan ranges?

Ans. The Malwa plateau lies between the Aravalli and the Vindhyan ranges.

Q. Name the coastal strip that lies south of Goa.

Ans. Kannad Coast.

Q. What do you understand by distributaries?

Ans. The rivers in their lower course split into numerous channels due to the deposition of silt. These channels are known as distributaries.