Man's exploitation of natural resources has put an end to the activity of pearl diving on the coast of ____.

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Man's exploitation of natural resources has put an end to the activity of pearl diving on the coast of Jamnagar. The pearl shells have been destroyed by the irresponsible acts of humans.

The ____ is not to be used during a tremor.

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The elevator or lift is not to be used during a tremor.

____ are built to provide protection against floods.

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Embankments, raised platforms and drainage channels are built to provide protection against floods.

____ leads to a decrease in soil fertility.

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Improper use of pesticides leads to a decrease in soil fertility.

Wildlife has decreased in number because of man's urge to ____.

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Wildlife has decreased in number because of man's urge to kill animals for personal profit.

An oil slick is detrimental to ____.

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An oil slick is detrimental to marine life.

Precious forests were destroyed for the sake of ____ due to man's irresponsibility.

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Precious forests were destroyed for the sake of agriculture due to man's irresponsibility.

Due to the construction of more structures like cinema halls and highways, ____has decreased.

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Due to the construction of more structures like cinema halls and highways, arable land has decreased.

____ is also a consequence of flooding.

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Soil erosion is also a consequence of flooding. As a result, sediment is deposited elsewhere along the coast.

When soil, stones and vegetation slide the slope of a hill due to gravity, it is called a(n) ____.

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When soil, stones and vegetation slide down the slope of a hill due to gravity, it is called a landslide.

The opening at the top of a volcano is called the ____.

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The opening at the top of a volcano is called the crater.

In which of these sets of states in India do cyclones occur frequently?

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Destructive cyclones occur only along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa lie along the Bay of Bengal, and hence, witness cyclones quite frequently.

Extensive chemical pollution is the consequence of improper disposal of ____ into rivers and oceans.

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Extensive chemical pollution is the consequence of improper disposal of toxic materials into rivers and oceans.

Most of the destructive cyclones that affect the Indian subcontinent occur between____.

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In India, destructive cyclones occur during the retreating monsoon between October and November only along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Polluting a water body, such as an ocean, would ____.

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Polluting a water body, such as an ocean, would destroy aquatic life.

One of the secondary effects of a flood is ____.

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One of the secondary effects of a flood is scarcity of clean drinking water.

____ is detrimental to marine life as the surface of the ocean is covered by oil.

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An oil slick is detrimental to marine life as the surface of the ocean is covered by oil.

If medicines or petrol or other flammable fluids have spilt, we ____.

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If medicines or petrol or other flammable fluids have spilt, we should clean it up to avoid a fire.

The Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent earthquakes, where four out of every five occur, happen matches the borders of the ____.

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The Ring of Fire goes around the world approximately in the north-south direction, touching Japan, Indonesia and the west coast of South and North America, and encircles the Pacific Ocean.

It is important to stay away from ____ during a flood.

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It is important to stay away from electrical equipment during a flood.

Man's irresponsible use of natural resources has led to a (n) ____.

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Man's irresponsible use of natural resources has led to an imbalance in nature.

A devastating earthquake took place in the state of ____ in India in 2001.

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A devastating earthquake took place in the state of ____ in India in 2001.

Floods benefit mankind by ____.

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Floods benefit mankind by making the soil more fertile.

Which of these may not cause a tsunami?

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Glacial melting does not cause a tsunami, because glaciers form on mountain tops. Occasionally asteroids crash into water from space and cause a tsunami.

During a tremor, ____ is the first step.

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During a tremor, moving out into an open place is the first step.

Active, dead and dormant are types of:

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These are the classifications of a volcano: Active – Erupting/in action Dormant – May or may not erupt again Dead – Will never erupt again

Coastal forests of ____ are threatened by the rapid rate of industrialisation.

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Coastal forests of mangroves are threatened by the rapid rate of industrialisation.

The forecast of floods is made by the ____.

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The forecast of floods is made by the Department of Meteorology.

During an earthquake, it is most important to ____.

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During an earthquake, it is most important to keep calm and not get panicky.

The cities of ____ were affected by the earthquake in Gujarat in 2001.

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The cities of Anjar, Ahmedabad and Bhuj were affected by the earthquake in Gujarat in 2001.

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