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DAV Class 5 SST Chapter 9 Question Answer – Exploring India
DAV Class 5 SST Ch 9 Question Answer – Exploring India
Something To Know
A. Tick (✓) the correct option:
The Taj Mahal is built on the banks of the River –
Fatehpur Sikri is built completely with –
(a) White stone
(c) Red stone
(c) Red stone
Manipur is situated in of India.
Loktak Lake is famous for its
Vrindavan Garden is located on the terrace of Krishna Raja Sagar Dam across the River-
B. Fill in the blanks:
Uttar, preserved, tribes, unique, Karnataka
1. India is a ………………. blend of traditions and customs.
2. Agra is located in …………….. Pradesh.
3. The population of Manipur is a mixture of many …………….
4. Mysore is a historical city of …………….
5. Our historical monuments must be …………….
C. Match the following:
|1. Vrindavan Garden||(a) Golden Triangle|
|2. Fatehpur Sikri||(b) Keibul Lamjao National Park|
|3. Floating park||(c) Mysore|
|4. Jewel of India||(d) Well-planned drainage system|
|5. Delhi-Agra-Jaipur||(e) Manipur|
|1. Vrindavan Garden||(c) Mysore|
|2. Fatehpur Sikri||(d) Well-planned drainage system|
|3. Floating park||(b) Keibul Lamjao National Park|
|4. Jewel of India||(e) Manipur|
|5. Delhi-Agra-Jaipur||(a) Golden Triangle|
D. Answer briefly:
Name two trains between Agra and Delhi.
- The Taj Express
- The Palace on Wheels
Who built the Taj Mahal?
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal.
Name the largest freshwater lake of eastern India.
What is a museum?
A museum is a building in which objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific interest are kept and shown to the public.
What is the special attraction of Vrindavan Garden?
The musical fountains are the special attraction of Vrindavan Garden.
E. Answer the following questions:
What makes India a favourite destination for tourists?
India is a land of diversities. People living in different regions of this country follow different traditions, customs, religions, etc. They speak different languages. But we find a unique unity in all these diversities. People show a deep understanding and respect for each other’s faiths and beliefs.
They co-exist in harmony. This wonderful blend makes India a favourite destination for tourists from all over the world. Besides, India is also known for its historical monuments and natural beauty. One can enjoy here different adventure activities like rafting, skiing, para-gliding, trekking, boating, etc.
List three important features of Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is 37 kilometres away from Agra. Its three important features are –
- It has been built completely in red sandstone.
- The sloping levels of Fatehpur are connected with terraces where different buildings have been built like Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and Anup Talao.
- One can see here a very well-planned drainage and water supply system.
Briefly describe any two places of tourist attraction in Manipur.
Two places of tourists attraction in Manipur are –
Loktak Lake: It is the largest freshwater lake in eastern India and is a big attraction for fishing. This lake is also world famous for a great variety of orchids.
Keibul Lamjao National Park: It is the only floating national park in the world. It is 53 kilometres from Imphal. The park is composed of a massive mass of floating weeds. The fishermen live in floating huts. The park is famous for the endangered brow-antlered deer of Manipur Sangai.
Highlight three main features of the Mysore Palace.
Three features of the Mysore Palace are –
- It was the residence of the Wodeyar rulers. The palace is now a museum that houses great treasures of paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and others times.
- The Golden Royal Elephant Throne, the Durbar Hall and the Kalyan Mandap (wedding hall) are the main attractions here.
- It has a unique French Clock. Every hour a parade by miniature soldiers is displayed. The beating drums by the soldiers mark the seconds and bugle marks the minutes.
What role does a well-developed transport system play in attracting tourists?
A well-developed transport system plays an important role in attracting tourist from far and wide. It connects different places and makes them accessible. People (Tourists) visit to hill stations, historical monuments, palatial buildings only because they are well-connected by air, train and road transport. In absence of connectivity, we won’t go to these places even if they are dotted with natural beauties. Also, a well-developed transport system makes our journey comfortable and easy.
Why are petrol and diesel vehicles not allowed near Taj Mahal?
Petrol or diesel vehicles are not allowed to ply in the Taj Mahal area to preserve the beauty of the great monument. Only pollution-free battery-operated vehicles, tonges, camel carts, rickshaws are allowed.
India has a rich cultural heritage. Unfortunately, many old buildings, scriptures and statues have been damaged by our neglect. What steps can inculcate responsibility among children to preserve our heritage?
The following steps can inculcate responsibility among children to preserve our heritage –
- Children should be acknowledged of the worth or importance of our cultural heritage.
- They should be made aware of the importance of cleanliness in and around the buildings.
- They should be properly instructed not to throw wrappers or peels of fruits while they are on a visit to such places.
On a political map of India, label and colour the following –
1. The Golden Triangle. 2. Jewel of India.
3. State where Taj Mahal is located.
4. Two neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh.
5. Two neighbouring states of Manipur.
Something To Do
Make a brochure to highlight the features of Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi and Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh or two monuments of your state.
Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi:
The Feroz Shah Kotla is a cricket ground located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi. It was established in 1883 and is the second oldest international cricket stadium still functional in India, after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh: The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the .oldest stone structure in India. It was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of Buddha.
Visit a monument in your city and notice the steps that have been undertaken to preserve it. What suggestions can you give to improve its upkeep?
Do it yourself.
India is a paradise for tourists. Visit different parts of India and discover the unique beauty of our great country. Prepare a fact file of any two states.
Do it yourself.
Choose one state and make a PowerPoint Presentation on the tourist destination of that State
Do it yourself.
Many places of historical, natural and cultural importance have been declared World Heritage Sites to preserve the treasures for future generations. There are 27 World Heritage Properties in India. Out of these, 22 are cultural properties and 5 are natural properties. Ajanta Caves, Taj Mahal, Konark and Kaziranga National Park are some of them. Find out the names of all the World Heritage Sites.
Name of the few of World Heritage Sites:
- Agra Fort
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
- Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
- Red Fort Complex
- Sun Temple at Konark
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
- Western Ghat
- Sundarbans National Park.
DAV Class 5 Social Science Chapter 9 Question Answer – Exploring India
I. Multiple Choice Questions (Mcqs)
Tick (✓) the correct option:
The Taj Mahal is made of –
(a) White Marble
(b) Red Marble
(c) Blue Marble
(a) White Marble
The construction of the famous Agra Fort was started by –
The capital of Manipur is –
The tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti is at –
(b) Fatehpur Sikri
(b) Fatehpur Sikri
Shree Govindajee Temple is located in –
(b) Uttar Pradesh
II. Fill In The Blanks:
1. Imphal is 215 kilometres from ……………….
2. Mysore was called ……………. in ancient times.
3. Manipur has a good network of …………….. and state highways.
4. Shree Govindajee Temple is located close to the ………….
5. Mysore is a city of ……………… gardens and sacred temples.
6. We must take a lesson from ……………… in preserving history.
7. The Mysore Palace has a unique ………………. clock.
4. Royal Palace
1. Agra is situated in the north Indian State of Uttar Pradesh.
2. Manipur is very well-connected with other parts of the country via railways.
3. Petrol and diesel vehicles can ply in the Taj Mahal area.
4. Loktak Lake is a big attraction for fishing.
5. The Kalyan Mandap in the Mysore Palace is actually a wedding hall.
6. Agra station is known as Agra Cantonment Station.
IV. Match The Following:
|Column ‘A’||Column ‘B’|
|1. The Mysore Palace||(i) Agra|
|2. Keibul Lamjao National Park||(ii) residence of the Wodeyar rulers|
|3. Idgah Bus Stand||(iii) main entrances to the Agra Fort|
|4. The Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate||(iv) a great lover of gardens|
|5. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV||(v) composed of massive mass of floating weeds|
|6. Sendra Island||(vi) a super luxury train|
|7. Palace on Wheels||(vii) Manipur|
|Column ‘A’||Column ‘B’|
|1. The Mysore Palace||(ii) residence of the Wodeyar rulers|
|2. Keibul Lamjao National Park||(v) composed of massive mass of floating weeds|
|3. Idgah Bus Stand||(i) Agra|
|4. The Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate||(iii) main entrances to the Agra Fort|
|5. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV||(iv) a great lover of gardens|
|6. Sendra Island||(vii) Manipur|
|7. Palace on Wheels||(vi) a super luxury train|
V. Name The Following:
1. A super luxury train, runs between Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ……………..
2. The state known as the Jewel of India ………………
3. The ancient name of the city of Mysore ……………
4. The three types of heritage ………………
1. Palace of Wheels
4. Natural Heritage, Built Heritage and Living Heritage
VI. Jumbled Words:
1. alpace ……………..
2. rdgaen ……………..
3. fshnigi ……………..
4. numometns ……………..
5. rhetgaei ……………..
6. mseuum ……………..
7. htoisrilca ……………..
VII. Cross The Odd One:
1. Buddhism; Jainism; Gandhism; Hinduism
2. India; China; Tibet; Mysore
3. Delhi; Ganga; Yamuna; Cauvery
4. air; train; road; dance
5. boating; enchanting; trekking; skiing
VIII. Short Answer Type Questions
‘ Three is a well-developed transport system between Delhi and Agra’. Explain.
Agra is 204 kilometres from Delhi and well-connected by air, train and road transport.
- The Delhi-Agra flight takes about 40 minutes.
- There are many trains between Delhi and Agra like the Taj Express, the Palace on Wheels, etc.
- Agra is also connected to Delhi by an excellent national highway. Luxury taxis, buses, or cars are easily available. Idgah Bus Stand and Agra Fort Bus stand are main bus terminals in Agra.
Mention three features of Shree Govindajee Temple.
Shree Govindajee Temple is a major tourist destination located in Manipur. Its features are –
- The temple is located close to the Royal Palace.
- It has two domes and a raised congregation hall to keep the deities in their sacred place, aloof and high.
- It was a hub of cultural activity during the times of the Maharajas.
What is Keibul Lamjao National Park famous for?
This park is famous for the endangered brow-antlered deer of Manipur-Sangai
IX. Long Answer Type Questions
Highlight three features of the Taj Mahal.
How can you say that Agra is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture?
- Taj Mahal was built on the banks of River Yamuna by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal.
- It is made of white marble with beautiful inlay work.
- It has beautiful gardens in the forefront.
Why should one visit Manipur? Give three reasons.
- Manipur is known as the Jewel of India because of its natural beauty. The population is a mixture of many tribes, each with a unique culture.
- Manipur is well-connected to the major cities of India by air. Although it is not very well-connected with other parts of the country via railways, it has a good network of national and state highways.
- Manipur offers many tourist attractions like Shree Govindajee Temple, Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao Floating National Park, Shaheed Minar, etc.
DAV Class 5 SST Chapter 9 Notes – Exploring India
- India has been a favourite destination for tourists from all over the world. They come here to see the historical monuments, natural beauty and participate in adventure activities like rafting, skiing, etc.
- A visit to Agra always reminds us of the world-famous Taj Mahal. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture. It is made of white marble with beautiful inlay work.
- Agra is also known for Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra Fort lies two kilometres away from the Taj Mahal. It consists of many buildings like Jahangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwani-i-Khas and Sheesh Mahal.
- Fatehpur Sikri is 34km away from Agra. The town was built completely in red sandstone. It had the most well-planned drainage and water supply
- Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in eastern India and is a big attraction for fishing. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is composed of a massive mass of floating weeds.
- Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens and sacred temples. It is the historical city of Karnataka. It is known for the Mysore Palace and Vrindavan Garden.
- The historical monuments and natural beauty of India must be preserved because they tell the tales of our glorious past.
- It is the responsibility of each and every person to look after these places of Indian cultural heritage and not disfigure them.
- Exploring: Travelling to or around an area or a country in order to learn about it.
- Monument: A building, statue, etc. built to remind people of a famous person or event.
- Heritage: The history, traditions and qualities that a country or society has had for many years and that are considered an important part of its character.
- Tomb: A large grave, especially one built of stone above or below the ground.
- Orchid: A plant with brightly coloured flowers of unusual shapes.