DAV Class–5 SST Question and Answer Chapter-9 Exploring India

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DAV Class-5 SST Chapter 9 Exploring India Question and Answer

Something To Know

A. Tick the correct option.

1. Taj Mahal is built on the banks of River—

Ans 1. (b) Yamuna

2. Fatehpur Sikri is built completely with—

Ans 2. (c) Red stone

3. Manipur is situated in the of India.

Ans 3. (a) North east

4. Loktak Lake is famous for its—

Ans 4. (b) Orchids

5. Vrindavan Garden is located on the terrace of Krishna Raja Sagar Dam across the River—

Ans 5. (b) Cauveri

Ans. 1. (b); 2. (c); 3. (a); 4. (b); 5. (b)

B. Fill in the Blanks

1. India is a unique blend of traditions and customs.

2. Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh.

3. The population of Manipur is the mixture of many tribes.

4. Mysore is a historical city of Karnataka.

5. Our historical monuments must be preserved.

C. Match the following:

1. Vrindavan Garden —————–> Mysore

2. Fathepur Sikri ——————–> Well Planned drainage system

3. Floating park——————–> Keibul Lamjao National Park

4. Jewel of India ——————-> Manipur

5. Delhi Agra Jaipur —————-> Golden Triangle

D. Answer Briefly

1. Name two trains between Agra and Delhi.

Ans 1. (1) The Taj Express (2) The Palace on Wheels

2. Who built the Taj Mahal?

Ans 2. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal.

3. Name the largest freshwater lake of eastern India.

Ans 3. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake of eastern India.

4. What is a museum?

Ans 4. A museum is a building in which objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific interest are kept and shown to the public.

5. What is the special attraction of Vrindavan Garden?

Ans 5. The musical fountains are the special attraction of Vrindavan Garden.

E. Answer the following Questions

1. What makes India a favourite destination for tourists?

Ans 1. India is a land of diversities. People living in different regions of this country follow different traditions, customs, religions, etc. They speak different languages. But we find a unique unity in all these diversities. People show a deep understanding and respect for each other’s faiths and beliefs. They co-exist in harmony. This wonderful blend makes India a favourite destination for tourists from all over the world. Besides, India is also known for its historical monuments and natural beauty. One can enjoy here different adventure activities like rafting, skiing, para-gliding, trekking, boating, etc.

2. List three important features of Fatehpur Sikri.

Ans 2. Fatehpur Sikri is 37 kilometres away from Agra. Its three important features are—

(i) It has been built completely in red sandstone.

(ii) The sloping levels of Fatehpur are connected with terraces where different buildings have been built like Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and lump Talao.

(iii) One can see here a very well-planned drainage and water supply system.

3. Briefly describe any two places of tourists’ attraction in Manipur.

Ans 3. Two places of tourists’ attraction in Manipur are—

(i) Loktak Lake: It is the largest freshwater lake in eastern India and is a big attraction for fishing. This lake is also world-famous for a great variety of orchids.

(ii) Keibul Lamjao National Park: It is the only floating national park in the world. It is 53 kilometres from Imphal. The park is composed of massive mass of floating weeds. The fishermen live in floating huts. The park is famous for the endangered brow-antlered deer of Manipur Sangai.

4. Highlight three main features of the Mysore Palace.

Ans 4. Three features of the Mysore Palace are—

(i) It was the residence of the Wodeyar rulers. The palace is now a museum that houses great treasures of paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and others times.

(ii) The Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall and the Kalyan Mandap (wedding hall) are the main attractions here.

(iii) It has a unique French Clock. Every hour a parade by miniature soldiers is displayed. The beating drums by the soldiers mark the seconds and bugle marks the minutes.

5. What role does a well-developed transport system play in attracting tourists?

Ans 5. A well-developed transport system plays an important role in attracting tourists from far and wide. It connects different places and makes them accessible. People (Tourists) visit to hill stations, historical monuments, palatial buildings only because they are well-connected by air, train and road transport. In absence of connectivity, we won’t go to these places even if they are dotted with natural beauties. Also, a well-developed transport system makes our journey comfortable and easy.

6. Why are petrol and diesel vehicles not allowed near Taj Mahal?

Ans. Petrol or diesel vehicles are not allowed to ply in the Taj Mahal area to preserve the beauty of the great monument. Only pollution-free battery-operated vehicles, tonges, camel carts, rickshaws are allowed.

Value Based Questions

India has a rich cultural heritage. Unfortunately, many old buildings, scriptures and statues have been damaged by our neglect. What steps can inculcate responsibility among children to preserve our heritage?

Ans. The following steps can inculcate responsibility among children to preserve our heritage—

(i) Children should be acknowledged about the worth or importance of our cultural heritage.

(ii) They should be made aware of the importance of cleanliness in and around the buildings.

(iii) They should be properly instructed not to throw wrappers or peels of fruits while they are on a visit to such places.

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