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CBSE Question Paper 2009 for Class 12 - Geography

by saumil shrivastava

General Instruction for CBSE question paper :

(i) There are 26 questions in all.

(ii) All questions are compulsory.

(iii) Marks for questions are indicated against it.

(iv) Question Nos. 1-10 are very short-answer questions carrying 1 mark each. Answers to them should normally not exceed 20 words each.

(v) Question Nos. 11 to 20 are short-answer questions carrying 3 mark each. Answers to them should normally not exceed 80 words each.

(vi) Question Nos. 21-25 are long-answer questions carrying 5 marks each. Answers to them should normally not exceed 150 words each.

(vii) Question Nos. 26 is related to identification or locating and labeling of geographical features on maps.

(viii) Outline maps of the World and India provided to you must be attached within your answer book.

(ix) Use of templates or stencils for drawing outline maps, is allowed.

1. What is the importance of secondary activities in the world? 1 Marks

2. Name the terminal stations of Australian Trans-Continental Railway. 1 Marks

3. Name the state of India having the highest density of population and also mention its density. 1 Marks

4. Which state of India has the lowest literacy rate? Mention its literacy rate also. 1 Marks

5. Name the largest metropolitan city of Uttar Pradesh. Write its population according to Census 2001. 1 Marks

6. Name any two sub-sections of cotton textile industry in the world. 1 Marks

7. How is the cropping intensity calculated in India? 1 Marks

8. What was the main objective to implement the Fourth Five Year Plan for the people in drought prone areas? 1 Marks

9. Mention any two cultural activities responsible for water pollution in India. 1 Marks

10. Which one of the Indian seaport provides port facilities to its land-locked neighboring countries? Name any one such country. 1 Marks

11. Mention any six advantages of Oceanic routes. 3 Marks

12. Which are the two components of population growth in India? Describe the main feature of each component. 3 Marks

13. State any six characteristics of road transport in India. 3 Marks

14. Explain the concept of environmental determinism with suitable examples. 3 Marks

15. Explain how the difference in national resources becomes one of the bases of international trade. 3 Marks

16. Which is the most effective and advanced personal communication system in India? Explain any four characteristic of it. 1+2=3

17. "Outsourcing has resulted in opening up a large number of job opportunities in several countries." Analyses the statement with three satiable examples. 3 Marks

18. "Land degradation caused by human made processes are more harmful than natural processes in India." Analyses the statement with suitable examples. 3 Marks

19. Study the map given below and answer the questions that follow: 3 Marks

(19.1) Name the trans-continental railway shown in the given map.
(19.2) Name the terminal stations of this railway line.
(19.3) Mention any two characteristics of this railway line.

Note: The following question is for the Blind Candidates only, in lieu of Q.No. 19: Name the trans-continental railway of North America constructed in 1886. Write any two characteristics of it. 3 Marks

20. Study the given map and answer the question that follows: 3 Marks

Name the northern most, southern most and western most metropolitan cities of the country and also name the states to which they belong.

Note: The following question is for the Blind Candidates only, in lieu of Q.No.20. Name any three states of India each of which has only one metropolitan city. Also name those metropolitan cities.

21. Describe in brief the different trends of population growth in the world from early period to the present day. 5 Marks

22. Classify minerals into two groups on the basis of chemical and physical properties and give one example of mineral of each groups. Mention any two feature of the three mineral belts of India. 5 Marks

23. "There is low yield per acre but high yield per person in the interior parts of semiarid lands of the mid latitudes in the world." Support the statement with suitable examples. 5 Marks

24. Explain any five major environmental problems related to urban settlements in developing countries. 5 Marks

25. How the small size of land holdings and degradation of cultivable land are the two major problems of Indian agriculture? Explain both these problems with examples. 5 Marks

26. (26.1) In the given political output map of the world, the following four features are shown: 2 Marks

(A) The country having the lowest population growth rate in Africa.
(B) The important country of commercial livestock rearing.
( C ) The important mega city of Pakistan.
(D) The important seaport of New Zealand.

Identify these features and write their correct names on the lines marked against each feature.

(26.2) In the political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols: 3 Marks

(i) The State having the highest percentage of urban population.
(ii) An oil refinery located in Bihar
(iii) The major seaport located in Kerala.

Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of Q.No. 26. 5 Marks

(26.1) Name the country having the lowest population growth rate in Africa.
(26.2) Which is the most important country known for commercial livestock rearing in South America?
(26.3) Which State of India has the highest percentage of urban population?
(26.4) Name the oil refinery located in Bihar.
(26.5) Name the major seaport located in Kerala.

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