Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers from DRC  – The Land of Dense Forest. Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 1 Question Answers are simplified, precise and easy to learn.

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers
Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers – Fill in the Blank.

1. The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa.
2. DRC is situated in the Tropical Zone, in the continent of Africa.
3. The longest river in DRC is the Congo river.
4. Most of DRC is covered with tropical rainforests.
5. Vegetation consisting of grasslands with short trees is known as a Savanna.

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers – True or False

1. Most inhabitants of present-day DRC are pygmies. False
2. Most people in DRC live in cities. False
3. It rains almost every day in the tropical rain forests of DRC. True
4. Savannas are grasslands. True
5. DRC exports most of its minerals. True
6. Pygmies settle down in villages and grow crops. False

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers

1. What was/is DRC known as:
(a) before 1971,
(b) between 1971 and 1997,
(c) at present?
Answer:
(a) Before 1971 it was known as Belgian Congo.
(b) Between 1971 and 1997, it was known as Zaire.
(c) At present, it is known as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2. What kind of climate does DRC have?
Answer
: DRC has a hot and humid climate. It is one of the wettest places on Earth.

3. Describe a tropical rainforest.
Answer
: The tropical rainforest is a very dense forest. It is also called an evergreen forest as the trees are covered with leaves throughout the year. There is a large variety of trees found here. Tall trees make the canopy and smaller plants like creepers, climbers, and shrubs grow under these canopies.

4. Why are most of the DRC covered with tropical rainforests?
Answer
: The Equator passes through DRC and the climate in DRC is very hot and humid. It rains almost every day in DRC. River Congo also flows through DRC. So most of the DRC is covered with tropical rainforest.

5. What is Savanna? Which parts of the DRC have this type of vegetation?
Answer
: The grasslands with a few scattered trees are called Savanna.
Tall grasses are found in these grasslands. These grasslands are found in the south and southwest parts of the DRC.

6. Name four animals found in plenty in the tropical rain forests and four found in the savannas.
Answer
: Four animals from tropical rainforests are elephants, buffaloes, gorillas, baboons.
Four animals from the savannas are lions, zebras, leopards, giraffes.

7. Which dangerous insect present in the forests of the DRC causes sleeping sickness?
Answer
: tsetse is the insect that causes the dreaded sleeping sickness.

8. Describe the way pygmies live.
Answer
: Pygmies get their food by hunting and gathering from forests. They live in camps at a place for a few weeks and then move to other places. Their camps are made of leaves and branches. They don’t wear many clothes due to the hot and humid climate but they do wear colorful costumes on special occasions. They enjoy singing, dancing, and telling stories.

Class 5 Social Studies Chapter 5 Question Answers – MCQs

1. From 1971 to 1997, DRC was known as
(A) Zaire
(B) Belgian Congo
(C) Congo – Kinshasa
(D) Congo Free State

2. In the part of DRC near the Equator, it rains
(A) during the rainy season – June to September
(B) during winter – October to February
(C) almost every day throughout the year
(D) does not rain at all as it is very hot

3. Other than tropical rainforests, DRC also has
(A) grasslands
(B) deserts
(C) snow-covered lands
(D) saltwater lakes

4. Sleeping sickness is caused by
(A) housefly
(B) tsetse fly
(C) cockroach
(D) flea

5. The main source of income of DRC is
(A) tourism
(B) export of minerals and agriculture produce
(C) export of goods produced in large factories
(D) export of meat products


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