NCERT Solutions for class 8 Social Science Geography Chapter 1 Resources
1.Answer the following questions.
(i) Why are resources distributed unequally over the earth?
Answer:- Resources are distributed unequally over the earth because of the different physical factors like terrain, climate and altitude , and natural conditions.
(ii) What is resource conservation?
Answer:- Using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed is called resource conservation.
(iii) Why are human resources important?
Answer:- People can make the best use of nature to create more resources when they have the knowledge, skill and the technology to do so. That is why human resources important.
(iv) What is sustainable development?
Answer:- Balancing the need to use resources and also conserve them for the future is called sustainable development.
2. Tick the correct answer.
(i) Which one of the following does NOT make substance a resource?
(a) utility (b) value (c) quantity
(ii) Which one of the following is a human made resource?
(a) medicines to treat cancer
(b) spring water
(c) tropical forests
(iii) Complete the statement. Non-renewable resources are
(a) those which have limited stock
(b) made by human beings
(c) derived from non-living
- (c) quantity
- (a) medicines to treat cancer
- (a) those which have limited stock