Chapter 9 – Life in the Temperate Grasslands
Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) What are the Temperate Grasslands of North America called?
(b) What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands known as?
(c) Name the rivers that drain the velds.
(d) When is the rainy season in the Velds.
(e) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands?
(a)The temperate Grasslands of North America are called Prairies.
(b) The cattle farms in the North American Grasslands are called ranches.
(c) The tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo.
(d) The velds enjoy rainy season mainly in the summer months from November to February.
(e) The major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands in sheep rearing.
Tick the correct answer:
(a) River Mississippi drains
(i) Canada(ii) Africa(iii) USA.
(b) Drakensberg Mountains are to the west of
(i) Prairies(ii) Velds(iii) Pampas.
(c) Merino is a species of
(i) Fish(ii) Elephant(iii) Sheep.
(d) Kimberley is famous for
(i) diamonds (ii)silver (iii) platinum.
(a)—(iii), (b)—(ii), (c)—(iii),(d)—(i)
Match the following:
(i) Comboys (a)Iron and Steel
(ii) Gold (b)Prairies
(iii) Kudu (c)Hot wind
(iv) Chinook (d)Velds
(v) Coal (e)Johannesberg
(i)—(b), (ii)—(e), (iii)—(f), (iv)—(c), (v)—a
(i) The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the world’.
(ii) Rise of wool industry in the Velds.
(i) The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the World’ because of the huge surplus of wheat production.
(ii) Sheep rearing is the most important occupation in the Velds. Merino Sheep is a popular spaces and their wool is very warm. People of this region are mostly engaged in this activity. This has given rise to wood industry there.