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Worksheet 1

VIII
Geography
Lesson 1 : Resources :
1. What are natural resources ? Give 2 examples.
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2. What is technology?
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3. What is meant by recycling ? Name a resource that can be recycled .
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4. Differentiate between human , man- made resources.
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5. Processing increases the usefulness of the resources .Explain
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6. Distinguish between renewable , non-renewable resources.
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7. What is sustainable development ? Why is it required ? Which resources can be sustained ?

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Name the following :
(i) Inexhaustible Resource ______________ (ii) Non Renewable resource but can be recycled .
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(iii) Health is ____________ resource.
How is London Olympics an example of sustainable development ?
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Prepare a table of types of resources .

Worksheet 2
Lesson 2 : Land, Soil and Water Resources .
1. How is land the most basic resource ?
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2. What do you mean by arable land ?_____________________________________
3. Which soil is best for crop cultivation ? Where is it found ?
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4. Name 2 regions suffering from water scarcity ?_____________________________
5. Mention 3 ways of saving water . _______________________________________
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6. Where are black cotton soils found ?______________________________________
7. What is conservation ?_________________________________________________
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8. How eco-friendly methods can control pollution ?
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9. Mention 3 methods to conserve soil .______________________________________
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10. How can we deal with water pollution ?____________________________________
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11. What do shelter belts do in a farm?________________________________________

WORKSHEET

Lesson 4 : Mineral and Power Resources

1. What are ores ? _________________________________________________


2. Why is` gold mining expensive in the Kolar region of Karnataka ?_______________________
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3. Name the petroleum producing regions of India .___________________________________
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4. Name two atomic plants of India ._________________________________________________
5. What are metallic and non-metallic materials ?_______________________________________
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6. Why are petroleum and natural gas popular sources of energy ?__________________________
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7. Write a note on the conservation of mineral and power resources .________________________
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8. _____________________ is the largest producer of bauxite .
9. Why are petroleum and natural gas popular source of energy ?
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10. Biogas is produced from _____________.
11. What are conventional and non conventional source of power .
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12. Digboi in Assam is noted for :__________________
13. How can solar , tidal energy be harnessed in our country ?_______________________________
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14. What are the advantages of nuclear energy ? _________________________________________
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15. Is Wind Energy pollution free ?____________________________________

Extra knowledge :
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING :
Which of the following energy resources is renewable?
Coal.
Hydroelectric power.
Natural gas.
Nuclear energy.
Petroleum.
Submit answ er

Which of the following is not a fossil fuel?


Coal.
Natural gas.
Petroleum.
Tar sand.
Uranium.
Submit answ er

What is the most heavily used energy resource in the India today?
Fossil fuels.
Geothermal energy.
Hydroelectric power.
Nuclear energy.
Solar energy.
Submit answ er

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Which energy resource derives its energy from the earth's interior?
Fossil fuels.
Geothermal energy.
Hydroelectric power.
Nuclear energy.
Solar energy.
Submit answ er

Match each condition with the type of energy resource it best applies to.
Condition

Resource

Less expensive.

Non-renewable.

Less polluting.

Renewable.

More available.

Submit answ er

More convenient.
More storage problems.

1.
What is the most abundant pollutant from fossil fuel combustion.
Carbon monoxide.
Nitrogen oxides.
Particulates.
Sulfur oxides.
Volatile organics.

What form of energy is radiated by the earth and trapped by greenhouse


gases to cause global warming?
Radio waves.
Gamma rays.
Infrared light.
Ultraviolet light.
Visible light.

Which fossil fuel can be pumped from the ground rather than having to be
mined!
Coal.
Oil shale.
Petroleum.
Tar sands.

2.
Match each mineral with its type.
Mineral

Type

Aluminum.

Metallic.

Calcite.

Non-metallic.

Clay.
Copper.
Gold.
Gypsum.
Iron.
Lead.
Phosphate.

Submit answ er

Salt.
Silver.
Zinc.

HISTORY :
Worksheet : India and the Modern India :
1. Mention some features of the modern period .__________________________________
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2. Why did some European rulers encourage merchants to form companies to trade in the
East ?__________________________________________________________________
3. How were colonies formed ?________________________________________________
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4. Give the difference between Primary , Secondary source .___________________________
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5. In India Modern Period began in the _____________ century .
6. The _______________ set up trading settlements in Goa , Daman , Diu.
7. Which of these is a secondary source : a. reviews b. videotapes c. original documents .
8. Where did , when did the modern period begin ?__________________________________
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9. How did the Industrial Revolution change transportation , communication ._____________
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10. Who were the three main contenders for political supremacy in India _________________
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11. What is an archive ?
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WORKSHEET :
Lesson : Establishment of Company Power :

1. What do you understand by Subsidiary Alliance ?______________________________


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2. Who introduced it ?______________________________________________________
3. Name some states that were annexed under this system .________________________
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4. Dalhousie followed a great process of ________________________________________
5. Rani Laxmi Bais was denied her land because _________________________________
6. Name the other areas that were annexed by Lord Dalhousie
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7. How was Awadh annexed ? _______________________________________________
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8. Nizam of Awadh surrendered because of ____________________
Answer :
1.).Which British Governor-General is associated with subsidiary alliance?
a) Warren Hastings
b) Lord Wellesley
c) Lord Clive

2. Which were the three states annexed to the British Empire under the Doctrine of Lapse?
a) The states of Mumbai, Madras and Calcutta
b) The states of Jhansi, Nagpur and Satara
c) The states of Mumbai, Thane and Pune
d) none of these

WORKSHEET
REVOLT OF 1857
1. Why were the revolts before 1857 suppressed ?___________________________________
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2. Name some leaders of the Revolt of 1857 .________________________________________
3. Why did educated Indians not join the revolt ?_______________________________________
4. What were the political causes of the Revolt of 1857?__________________________________
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5. Is the Revolt called the First War of Independence ?____________________________________
6. Why were sepoys discontented ?__________________________________________________
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7. Mention some results of the Revolt .________________________________________________
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8. ________________ was hanged for calling sepoys at Barrackpore to revolt .
9. Nana Saheb led the revolt at _____________.
10. Last governor general under the company was _____________________.
11. The Queens Proclamation was read out in the year ___________________.
12. Enfield Rifle was the ________________ cause of the revolt .
On the outline map of India mark important centres of the Revolt.

1857 Uprising
1. What is the First War of Indian
Independence commonly called by
the British?
Quit India Movement
First War
Sepoy Mutiny
None of the Above

2. Which of the following was not a


reason for the uprising?
Lower salaries of the

Indian Soldiers than that of


the British soldiers.

The proclamation of
Queen Victoria

Doctrine of Lapse.

Rumour that the cartridges


which had to be bitten off
before use, were coated
with animal fat.

3. In the capture of Delhi by the


British forces, which Mughal king
was captured and exiled to Burma?
Aurangzeb
Shah Jahan
Akbar
Bahadur Shah
3. Who was the Governor General of India during this
period?
Lord Dalhousie
Lord Canning
Lord Curzon

Lord Lytton
6. When did the 1857 uprising
begin ?
July 10
June 10
May 10
September 10
7. Who fired at a British officer in
order to inspire his regiment into
an open revolt at the Barrackpore
cantonment at Meerut?
Mangal Pandey
Ishwari Prasad
Shaikh Paltu
None of the above

8. Who protested against the British


for not being allowed to adopt a
successor?
Bahadur Shah Zafar
Lal Hanumant Singh
Raja Kunwar Singh
Rani Lakshmibai of
Jhansi

9. Who led a revolt in Bundelkhand


alongwith Rani of Jhansi?
Pandurang Tope

Tatya Tope
Nana Saheb
Kunwarsingh
10. Which British company's rule
ended after this uprising?
West India Company
South India Company
North India Company
East India Company

: Quiz on modern history of india


1)Immediate cause of 1857 Revolt
a)British atrocity of women
b)Introduction of Enfield rifle
c)Indian soldiers travelling across sea
d)None of the above
2)The Revolt of 1857 started in
a)Delhi
b)Jaipur
c)Kanpur
d)Meerut

8)Who introduced Doctrine of Lapse


a)Lord Curzon
b)Lord Mayo
c)Lord Dalhousie
d)none of the above

CIVICS
Social and political life
Work Sheet -1
The constitution and the Need for Law
1. Fill in the blanks:
i. A set of rules according to which a country is governed is called___________
ii. ..was the chairman of the Drafting Committee.
iii. The Indian constitution is written constitution in the world.
iv. Our constitution was enacted on..
v. The was given the momentous task to frame the Indian
constitution.
vi. The Indian Constitution containsarticles andschedules
vii. The denotes the nature of the political system of a country.
2. Answer in brief:
i. Why are rules necessary?
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ii. What are the three organs of the government?
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iii. Why is India called a republic?
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Iv.Why is India called a secular state?
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v. Who signed the constitution of India?


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vi. Explain the term Law and Dissent
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vii. What is the rule of law in India?
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3. Match The Following:
Column B

Column A
i. Violation of salt law

People power in a democracy

ii. Downy prohibition Act

A form of Protest

iii. Protection of the Human Right Act

An end to the social evil

iv. Silent Valley was declared a National Park

Dignity of human beings

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FORM-VIII
WORK SHEET-2
Ideas and Ideals of the Indian Constitution
1. Write True or False:
i. The Indian Constitution is the most comprehensively written document in the world.
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ii. Legislature implements laws made by Judiciary
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iii. The Indian Constitution can be amended by 2\3 of the houses .
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iv. Fundamental rights are not enforceable by court.
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v. The constitution lists fundamental duties of the citizens also
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2. Define the following terms:
Preamble:____________________________________________________________________________
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Sovereign
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Secularism:__________________________________________________________________________
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Socialism:____________________________________________________________________________
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Democratic:__________________________________________________________________________
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3. List the fundamental rights enjoyed by the Indian Citizen.
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ii. Place the following subject under the given categories.
Finance, Electricity, Police, Foreign Affairs, Health, Education, Labour welfare, Defence,
Sanitation
Union list
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State List
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Concurrent List
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4.

Differentiate between.

Fundamental rights
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Directive principles of the state policy


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5. Write the Preamble to the Constitution of India .


Highlight the main points

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6. Answer in Brief:
i. Mention the six freedoms under the right to freedom.
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ii. What is a parliamentary form of government?
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iii. What is meant by federal structure of government?
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iv. What are writs?
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v. When were the fundamental duties incorporated in Indian Constitution?

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Worksheet 3
The union legislature- The Parliament
Q1. Write short answers
i.

ii.

iii.

iv.

v.

Why did Founding Fathers decide to have a parliamentary form of government for
India?
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What is the highest law making body in India? What does it consist of?
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What is the tenure of the Lok Sabha?
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Why Lok Sabha is called the house of people?
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Which is the upper house of the Parliament?
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vi.

vii.

Who is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha?


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Who is the ex-official Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?

Q2. Explain the following terms:1. Money Bill ________________________________________________________________________


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2. Impeachment
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3. No-Confidence Motion
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4. Adjournment Motion
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5. Ordinances
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6. Budget
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Q3. Write True or False
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)

All bills have to be introduced in Lok Sabha first. _______________


The Rajya Sabha is more powerful than the Lok Sabha. _______________
A bill becomes an act only after the president signs it. _______________
Stipulated strength of Lok Sabha is 250 members. _______________
The Rajya Sabha is the permanent house. _______________
The Rajya Sabha can delay a money bill by 41 days. _______________
The president summons both the houses for a joint meeting in case of differences.
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Q4. Name the following:a) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha. _______________
b) Vice president of India. _______________

c) Two members nominated for the Rajya Sabha. _______________


d) The three sessions of the parliament. _______________, _______________,
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e) A state with bicameral legislature. _______________
Q5. Match the followinga)
b)
c)
d)
e)

Money bills
House of people
Single house
Speaker
Zero hour

1. Unicameral legislature
2. Originates in lower house
3. Lok Sabha
4. Begins at 12 noon
5. Regulates Lok Sabha

Q6. When were the last Lok Sabha elections held? When are the next general elections going to
be held?
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Q7. Differentiate between:-

Money Bill

Ordinary Bill

Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha

Worksheet 4
The Union Executive
Q1. Fill in the blanks:
1. The __________ of India appoints the _________ __________ and on his advice the Council of
Ministers.
2. ___________ is the nominal executive of India.
3. _____________ was the First President of India.
4. _____________ was the FIRST Woman Prime Minister of India.
5. The President of India lives in _________________
6. The __________ ___________ is the real head of the government.
7. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to _______________.

Q2. Explain the following terms:


i.

ii.

iii.

Coalition Government______________________________________________________________________________
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Collective Responsibility______________________________________________________________________________
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Presidents Rule______________________________________________________________________________
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iv.

Promulgation______________________________________________________________________________
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Impeachment______________________________________________________________________________
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v.

Q3. Name the following:


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.

The constituents of the Union Executive.________________________


Who appoints the President of India? _____________________
Who appoints the Prime Minister of India? _________________The three tiers of the Union Council of Minister. _________, _________, ______________.
The Vice President of India. _________________

Q4. Write any two important functions of the following:


i.

ii.

iii.

iv.

Prime Minister______________________________________________________________________________
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President______________________________________________________________________________
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Council of Ministers______________________________________________________________________________
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Vice President of India______________________________________________________________________________
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Q5. Give the Full Form of the Following:


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.

I.A.S- _________________________________________________
I.P.S- _________________________________________________
I.F.S- _________________________________________________
R.T.I- __________________________________________________

Q6. Write true or false:


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.

India follows the Presidential Form of Government. ________


The Prime Minister is real head of the country. ________
Under the RTI act, the people can execute government files. ________
The Lok Sabha can be dissolved by the president. ________
The president nominates 12 distinguished individuals to the Rajya Sabha. ________
The prime minister has to reign if he loses majority Lok Sabha. ________

WORKSHEET
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
1. What is meant by a disaster ? Which committee is looking after Disaster Management ?
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2. What is a hazard ?
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3. Name 2 regions in India are prone to earthquakes ?
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4. Distinguish between active and dormant volcano .
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7.

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9.
10.
11.

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How do human activities that increase risk of land slides ?
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What are flash floods ? ___________________________________________________
Where do cyclones that originate in Eastern coast of India usually originate ?
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How do clearing forests magnify the impact of cyclones ?
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What is drought ?________________________________________________________
What do you know about Disaster Management ? _______________________________
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Why is disaster preparedness and training important ? ___________________________

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12. What is the difference between geological hazards and weather associated hazards.
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13. What causes earthquakes ? _______________________________________________
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14. How should you protect yourself during an earthquake ?
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15. Why is it dangerous to drive or venture outdoors in ash fall ?
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16. Mention some of the precautions taken to minimize the damage done by floods .
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17. What makes cyclones destructive ? ____________________________________________
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18. What factors contribute to droughts ? __________________________________________
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19 Write a note on rooftop rainwater harvesting ?
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