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Natural Vegetation-Short Answer Questions

  1. With reference to the Natural Vegetation of India, classify the following trees under the heading: Kind of forests with which they are associated:
  2. Chir Pine, Teak, Casuarina, Ebony, Rosewood, Khajuri, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, Babul.
  3. Why are Evergreen forests composed of thick vegetation and dense foliage?
  4. Give one use of each of the following trees: mahogany, rosewood, ebony, cinchona, bamboo.
  5. What is a Monsoon Forest? What are the chief characteristics of Monsoon forests?
  6. Describe the type of trees found growing in the monsoon forests of Western India. Which one of these trees is the most valuable? Why has the Government designated the areas where these trees are cultivated as 'reserves'?
  7. What are the characteristics of the Mangrove and give one use.
  8. Write two main characteristics of the Deciduous Monsoon Forests.
  9. Two characteristics of Tropical rain forest.
  10. How do the trees of the desert adapt themselves to the arid conditions?
  11. Name the various uses of the coconut tree.
  12. Give the importance of the date-palm?
  13. Name two important trees each of the Kashmir Valley and the Dandakaranya' region in South India, indicating their commercial importance.
  14. Describe briefly the value of forests to man.
  15. Give the names of four important products of forests. Why are forests grown in and around iron and steel plants and their townships?

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