Class 8 Geography Chapter 1 | Resources | Textbook Questions And Answers

Here are answers for textbook questions from chapter 1 geography resources. Extra questions from this chapter can be found here.

1. Answer the following questions.

(i) Why are resources distributed unequally over the earth?

The distribution of natural resources depends on a number of physical factors like terrain, climate and altitude. Since these factors differ so much from place to place, resources are not distributed equally.

(ii) What is resource conservation?

Resource conservation is the practice of conserving resources by limiting their use and giving those resources enough time to get replenished.

(iii) Why are human resources important?

People are an important resource because they have the skills, knowledge and expertise to change substances into resources. Many substances available in nature have to be converted into another form to make them useful. Only humans possess this ability and that is why human resources are important. By equipping people with knowledge and skills, we can create more and more resources.

(iv) What is sustainable development?

Sustainable development is the practice of ensuring development without exploiting nature. It involves limiting the consumption of resources and conserving them for future.

2. Tick the correct answer.

(i) Which one of the following does not make substance a resource?

(a) utility; (b) value; (c) quantity

Answer: quantity

(ii) Which one of the following is a human made resource?

(a) medicines to treat cancer

(b) spring water

(c) tropical forests

Answer: medicines to treat cancer

(iii) Complete the statement

Non-renewable resources are

(a) those which have limited stock

(b) made by human beings

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(c) derived from non-living things

Answer: those which have limited stock

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