Questions Related to geography
In what type of houses the people stay in the Amazon river basin?
In the Amazon basin, rainforests provide a lot of wood for the houses. Some families live in thatched houses shaped like beehives. There are other large apartment-like houses called “Maloca” with a steeply slanting roof.
The livelihood of the people of the Amazon basin depends on which of the following activities?
In the Amazon basin, People grow most of their food in small areas after clearing some trees in the forest. While men hunt and fish along the rivers, women take care of the crops. They practice “slash and burn agriculture”.
By which name the Amazonian rain-forest are also known?
Amazon rainforest is located in South America on the bank of the river Amazon. It covers an area of 5.500,000 sq km. Broadleaf evergreen trees are found in this forest. This rainforest is also known as Selva.
Amazon collects its headwaters from the eastern slopes of Andes Mountains in Peru.
Most of the course of the Amazon River is not suitable for navigation.
The Amazon River system is the longest navigation channel in the world. No Dams regulates its flow, no bridges span their banks, and no dredgers alter its course. It is continuous natural river channel appropriate for tug navigation.
Sao Francisco is the third important river in Brazil.
Paraguay-Parana rivers are located in the southwestern part of Brazil.
A dense network of distributaries is by and large absent in the mouth region of Amazon.
Paraguay-Parana rivers form the catchment of River Plata in Argentina.
Quinine which is prepared from the bark of the Cinchona tree can act as a remedy for which disease?
Medicinal plants have been used in the treatment and prevention of malaria in various parts of the world. Quinine extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree is used as an antimalarial agent.