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Resources | Chapter 1 | Geography 8th |

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Resources | Chapter 1 | Geography 8th |

Chapter 1 – Resources


Q1.  Answer the following questions:
(i).  Why are resources unequally distributed over the earth?
Ans. The distribution of natural resources depends upon a number of physical factors like terrain, climate, and altitude. And these factors are not the same everywhere and vary from place to place on the earth. Hence, we find the distribution of resources unequal over the earth.
(ii). What is resource conservation?
Ans. Using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed is called resource conservation.
(iii) Why are human resources important?
Ans. People are human resources and human resources are important because people can make the best uses of nature to create more resources by applying knowledge, skill, and technology.
(iv) What is sustainable development?
Ans. Balancing the need to use resources and also conserve them, for the future, is called sustainable development. In other words, carefully utilizing resources so that besides meeting the present requirements it also takes care of the need of future generations is what is known as sustainable development. 
Q2. Tick the correct answer:
(i). Which one of the following is not to make the substance a resource?
(a) Utility         (b) Value          (c) Quantity
Ans. (c) Quantity
(ii). Which one of the following are human-made resources?
(a) Medicines to treat cancer     (b) Spring Water           (c) Tropical Forests
Ans. (a) Medicines to treat cancer
(iii). Complete the statement.
Ans. Biotic resources are derived from living things.
Q3. Differentiate between:
(a). Potential and Actual resources.
(b) Ubiquitous and Localized resources.
Ans. (a). Potential and Actual resources:

Potential Resources
Actual Resources
i. A resource whose entire quantity is known.
i. A resource whose quantity is not known
ii. Not being used at present, but could be used in the future.
ii. Being used at present.
iii. The present level of technology is advanced enough to utilize it.
iii. The present level of technology is not advanced enough to utilize it.
iv. Uranium in Ladakh.
iv. Dark soils of Deccan Plateau.


Ubiquitous Resources
Localized Resources
i. A resource that is found only in certain places.
i. A resource which found everywhere.
ii. Eg. Air we breathe
ii. Eg. Copper.

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