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Monday, 21 September 2015

CBSE Class 7 - Our Environment - Ch 4- Air (NCERT Solution)


Atmosphere Composition
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Class 7 - Geography - NCERT Chapter 4 Solution

Q1: What is atmosphere?

Answer: The thick blanket of air (mixture of gases) around the earth is called atmosphere.

Q2: Which two gases make the bulk of the atmosphere?

Answer: Nitrogen and Oxygen

Q3: Which gas creates green house effect in the atmosphere?

Answer: Ozone, Carbon DiOxide.

Q4: What is weather?

Answer: The state or condition of atmosphere at a particular time and place is called weather.

Q5: Name three types of rainfall?

Answer: Orographic, convectional and cyclonic rain.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

CBSE Class 7 - Our Pasts II - CH5 - Rulers And Buildings (Q and A)

Rulers And Buildings

Architecture of Hindu Temple

Short Questions and Answers based on NCERT Chapter 

Q1: Who constructed the first balcony of of Qutb Minar?

Answer: Qutubudin Aibak (1199)

Q2: Who built the Agra fort?

Answer: Akbar

Q3: What is trabeate?

Answer: It is a style of architecture in which roofs, doors and windows are made by placing a horizontal beam across two vertical columns.

Q4: Who constructed Kandariya Mahadeva Temple?

Answer: King Dhangadeva of the Chandela dynasty in 999 AD.

Q5: Name the main hall in a temple where dances were performed.

Answer: Mahamandap

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

CBSE Class 7 - Our Environment - CH3 - Our Changing Earth (NCERT Solution)

Our Changing Earth

CBSE Class 7 - Our Environment - CH3 - Our Changing Earth (NCERT Solution)
Gobi Desert - Sand Dunes
NCERT Chapter Solutions

Q1. Answer the following questions.

(i) Why do the plates move?

Answer: The movement of molten magma inside the earth causes plates move.

(ii) What are exogenic and endogenic forces?

Answer: The forces which act in the interior of the earth are known as endogenic forces and the forces which works on the surface of the earth are known as exogenic forces.

(iii) What is erosion?

Answer: Erosion is a process of scrapping, scratching and grinding of surface rocks. Erosion also causes removal or transportation of weathered soil from one place to another.

(iv) How are flood plains formed?

Answer: Fine eroded soil and other materials called sediments get deposited at river banks and flood plains are formed.

(v) What are sand dunes?

Answer: Small hills of sand are called sand dunes. These  sand dunes keep on moving from place to place due to fast blowing winds.

(vi) How are beaches formed?

Answer: Sediments deposited along the shores by sea waves form the beaches.

(vii) What are ox bow lakes?

Answer: Continuous erosion and deposition along the sides of the meanders causes ends of meanders loop come closer and closer. Over a long period of time, the meander loop cuts off from the river and form a cut off lake or ox bow lake.

Q2. Tick the correct answer.
(i) Which is not an erosional feature of sea waves?

(a) Cliff
(b) Beach
(c) Sea cave

Answer: (b) Beach

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

CBSE Class 7 - Our Pasts - II -Ch 4 - The Creation of an Empire - TheMughal Dynasty

The Creation of an Empire - 
The Mughal Dynasty

NCERT Textbook Solutions and Q & A
Taj Mahal

Q1: Match the following:

1. Mansab (a) Marwar
2. Mongol (b) Governor
3. Sisodiya Rajput (c) Uzbeg
4. Rathor Rajput (d) Mewar
5. Nur Jahan (e) Babur
6. Subadar (f) Rank

1. Mansab - (f) Rank
2. Mongol - (c) Uzbeg
3. Sisodiya Rajput - (d) Mewar
4. Rathor Rajput - (a) Marwar
5. Nur Jahan - (e) Babur
6. Subadar - (b) governor

Q2: Fill in the blanks.

(a) The capital of Mirza Hakim, Akbar's Half brother, was __________
(b) The five Deccan Sultanates were Berar, Khandesh, Ahmadnagar, ___________ and ___________.
(c) If zat determined a mansabdar’s rank and salary, sawar indicated his ____________ .
(d) Abul Fazl, Akbar’s friend and counsellor, helped him frame the idea of ____________________ so that he could govern a society composed of many religions, cultures and castes.

Answer: (a) Kabul
(b) Bijapur, Golconda
(c) Cavalrymen
(d) Sulh-i-kul (or universal peace)

Q3: What were the central provinces under the control of the Mughals?

Answer: The central provinces under the control of the Mughals were:
  • Lahore,
  • Panipat,
  • Delhi,
  • Agra,
  • Mathura,
  • Amber,
  • Ajmer,
  • Fatehpur Sikri,
  • Chittor,
  • Ranthambhore and
  • Allahabad.

Q4: What was the relationship between the mansabdar and the jagir?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

CBSE Class 7 - Geography - CH2 - Inside Our Earth

Inside Our Earth

(Q & A)
CBSE Class 7 - Geography - CH2 - Inside Our Earth

Q1: What are the three layers of the earth?

Answer: The three layers of the earth are: crust, mantle and core.

Q2(MCQ): The innermost layer of the earth is

(a) Crust
(b) Core
(c) Mantle

Answer: (b) Core

Q3: How deep one has to dig to reach the centre of the earth?

Answer: 6000 km (appox.)

Q4: What is crust?

Answer: The uppermost layer over the earth’s surface is called the crust.

Q5: What is the depth of the crust?

Answer: Crust is about 35km deep on the continental masses and only 5km on the ocean floors.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014




Q1: In this chapter you have read that health is a wider concept than illness. Look at this quote from the Constitution and explain the terms ‘living standard’ and ‘public health’ in your own words.

 An important part of the Constitution says it is the “duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health.”

Answer: Living Standard: is the environment, the atmosphere built across the surroundings of people
living in different regions.In well constructed urban areas standard of living is far better in
comparison to underdeveloped rural areas.Clean, pollution free surroundings lead to good living standards.
Whereas living in regions of dirty, poor sanitation, dusty lands leads to poor living standards.

Public Health: It is the wellness of all people, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, man or woman etc. to remain  healthy and free of any disease. Right to life is everyone's right without any discrimination. That is why it is named as "public" health and every individual can have the facilities given by the government in this respect.

Q2: What are the different ways through which the government can take steps to provide healthcare for all?Discuss.

Friday, 5 April 2013

CBSE Class 7 - Civics CH1 - On Equality (MCQs)




Q1: In India, all adults irrespective of what religion they belong to,
how much education they have had what caste they are, or whether they are rich or poor are allowed to vote. It is called:

(a) Civic Rights
(b) Universal Suffrage
(c) Electoral Process
(d) Democracy

Q2: Which of the following is a common form of inequality found in India?
(a)  Colour of skin
(b)  Healthy vs Sick
(c)  Caste Form
(d)  Cricket Player vs Football player

Friday, 1 March 2013

CBSE Class 7 - Our Pasts-ii - CH10 - Eighteenth Century Political Formations

Eighteenth Century Political Formations

Short Q & A

Q1: Who were Later Mughals?

Answer: The Mughal successors of Aurangzeb were known as Later Mughals. They were weak leaders and Mughal empire declined in their reigns.

Q2: During the period of Later Mughals, name the Iranian ruler who invaded Delhi?

Answer: Nadir Shah in 1739.

Q3: Name the Afghan ruler who invaded north India five times in Later Mughals period?

Answer: Ahmad Shah Abdali between 1748 and 1761.

Q4: The later Mughal emperors were puppets in the hands of which two powerful groups?

Answer: The Iranis and Turanis (nobles of Turkish descent).

Saturday, 13 October 2012

CBSE Class 7 - Geography - Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

Natural Vegetation and Wild Life
(NCERT Solution and Q & A)
natural vegetation and wild life
Q1(MCQ): Mosses and Lichens are found in:
(a) Deserted Vegetation
(b) Tropical evergreen forest
(c) Tundra vegetation

Saturday, 6 October 2012

CBSE Class 7 - Civics - CH6 - Understanding Media

Understanding Media
Understanding Media
Media and Society?
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(NCERT Solutions, Q & A)

Q1(NCERT): In what ways does the media play an important role in a democracy?

Answer: Media plays an important role in a democracy in the following ways:
  1. Watchdog of Democracy: Media is considered as fourth pillar of democracy.
  2. It provides a platform to people to express their opinions, specially in national and international issues.
  3. Provides news and important events taking place worldwide.
  4. Bring social awareness about economical, political, social and cultural events.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

CBSE Class 7 - History - CH3 - THE DELHI SULTANS

NCERT Chapter and other Q & A

Qutub Minar -
The minar was built by three Sultans.
Can you name them?

Q1(NCERT): Which ruler first established his or her capital at Delhi?

Answer: Delhi first became the capital of a kingdom under the Tomara Rajputs. Anangpal of Tomar dynasty built a fort called Lal Kot (present area around Suraj Kund and Mehrauli). Later Chauhans defeated Tomars and established their rule. Chauhans renamed Lal Kot as Kila Rai Pitthora.

Q2: Name any famous king of Tomar Dynasty and Chauhan Dynasty

Answer: Angpal (Tomar) and Prithviraj Chauhan

Friday, 20 July 2012

CBSE Class 7 - Our Pasts-II - Ch2 - New Kings and Kingdoms

New Kings and Kingdoms

Q1: Locate the Gurjara-Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas, Palas, Cholas and Chahamanas (Chauhans) etc. Can you identify the present-day states over which they exercised control?


DynastyPresent Day States
Gurjara-Pratihara       Western Uttar Pradesh, Northern Madhya Pradesh
East Rajasthan, Parts of Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana
ParmarsParts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
ChandelasEastern Uttar Pradesh
RashtrakutasMaharashtra, Central Madhya Pardesh, Parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
PalasBengal, Parts of Bihar, North East part of India
KalingaOrissa and parts of Bihar
CholasTamilnadu and some parts of Andhra Pradesh

Friday, 13 July 2012

Watch Wonders of The World

Google initiated a new education project called Word Wonders Project. It offers various monumental sites of historical, architectural and natural interest. It includes monuments, memorials, cathedrals, castles, landscapes.

Along with 3D street view there is ample of information available to enrich your knowledge. The only caveat is, currently no Indian site is covered. Hope we shall see it very soon.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

CBSE Class 7 - Social & Political Life - Ch1 - On Equality

On Equality

 NCERT Chapter Solutions

Q1: In a democracy why is universal adult franchise important?

Answer: the Universal adult franchise is a very important aspect of democratic societies. 
  • It promotes the idea of equality. 
  • It means that all adult (those who are 18 and above) citizens have the right to vote irrespective of their social or economic backgrounds.
  • It  makes the government more accountable towards her people.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Class 7: Our Pasts-2 - Chapter 1: Tracing Changes Through Thousand years

NCERT Chapter Solutions

Q1: Who was considered a “foreigner” in the past?

Answer: In past (medieval period), foreigner is referred to any person who was not a part of the same society or culture. For example, a city-dweller might regard a forest-dweller as foreigner. But two peasants living in the same village were not foreigners to each other even though they belong to different caste or religious backgrounds.

Q2: State whether true or false:
(a) We do not find inscriptions for the period after 700.
(b) The Marathas asserted their political importance during this period.
(c) Forest-dwellers were sometimes pushed out of their lands with the spread of agricultural settlements.
(d) Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban controlled Assam, Manipur and Kashmir.

(a) False
(b) True
(c) True
(d) False

Q3: Fill in the blanks:(a) Archives are places where ____________ are kept.
(b) _______________ was a fourteenth-century chronicler.
(c) , , , ______ and ________ were some of the new crops introduced into the subcontinent during this period.

(a) Archives are places where manuscripts are kept.
(b) Amir Khusrao was a fourteenth-century chronicler.
(c) Potatoes, corn, chillies,  and coffee were some of the new crops introduced into the subcontinent during this period.

NTSE SAT Quiz-8 (Social Studies)

NTSE/CTET/Class7/Class8 (Social Studies)
1. Article 17 of the constitution of India provides for
(a) equality before law.
(b) equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.
(c) abolition of titles.
(d) abolition of untouchability.

2. How many permanent members are there in UN Security Council?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Six

3. Social Contract Theory was advocated by
(a) Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.
(b) Plato, Aristotle and Hegel.
(c) Mill, Bentham and Plato.
(d) Locke, Mill and Hegel.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Class 7 - Geography - Ch1 - Environment - NCERT Solutions

NCERT Chapter Solutions and other Questions and Answers

Q1. Answer the following questions.
(i) What is an ecosystem?

 Answer: It is a system formed by the interaction of all living organisms with each other and with the physical and chemical actors of the environment in which they live, all linked by transfer of energy and material. Large rain forest, grassland, desert, mountains, lake, river, ocean and even a small pond are examples of ecosystem.

(ii) What do you mean by natural environment? 
Answer:  All living and non-living things which exist together naturally form natural environment. It refers to both biotic and abiotic conditions exist on the earth. Land, water, air, plants and animals comprise the natural environment.

(iii) Which are the major components of the environment? 
Answer: Following are the major components of the environment:
  1. Natural components: Land, Water, Air, biosphere.
  2. Man made components: Bridge, buildings, roads, monuments etc.
  3. Activities and interactions of human beings: social, family, political, economic activities etc.