Q1. Answer the following question briefly.

a) What are the temperate grasslands of North America are called?

Ans. Prairies.

b) What are the cattle farms in the North American Grasslands are known as?

Ans. Ranches.

c) Name the rivers that drain in Veld’s.

Ans. The tributaries of rivers Orange and Limpopo drain the veld’s.

d) When is the rainy season in the veld’s?

Ans. The veld’s enjoy rainy season mainly in the summer months from November to February.

e) What is the major occupation of the people of the South African grasslands?

Ans. Sheep rearing.

Q2. 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) Veld’s ✔

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

Q3. Match the following.


  • Cowboys – Prairies
  • Gold – Johannesburg
  • Kudu – Animal
  • Chinook – Hot wind
  • Coal – Iron and Steel

Q4. Give reasons.

i) The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the world’.

Ans. The Prairies are known as the ‘Granaries of the world’ because of the huge surplus of wheat production.

ii) Rise of wool industry in the Veld’s.

Ans. Merino sheep’s wool is very warm. sheep rearing is the most important activity in the veld’s. this has given rise to wool industry there.