OUR STATE – KARNATAKA
I. Multiple choice questions.
1. The shape of Karnataka resembles
(a) a casheunut
(b) a mango
(c) an apple
(d) an orange
2. The Mysore came into being on
(a) 1 November 1953
(c) 1 November 1973
(b) 26th January 1950
(d) I November 1956
3. The four administrative divisions of Karnataka are
(a) Bangalore, Bellary, Mysore and Mangalore
(b) Mysore, Belgaum, Bangalore and Gulbarga
(c) Bangalore, Shimoga, Davangere and Gulbarga
(d) Mysore, Shimoga, Gulbarga and Beigaum
4. The largest district of Karnataka is
Ans: 1- (a) a casheunut; 2- (d) 1 November 1956,3- (b) Mysore, Belgaum, Bangalore and Gulbarga; 4- (c) Belgaum.
II. Fill in the blanks with suitable answers.
1. Karnataka is the ________ state in India with regard to area.
2. Karnataka occupies _______ percentage of India's geographical area.
3. The Tamil work _______used the word 'Karunat' describing Karnataka.
4. We celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava on _________
5. The year in which the State was named Karnataka was _________
6. There is _________State to the east of Karnataka.
7. The largest district in Karnataka is _________
8. The total area of Karnataka is _________sq. kms.
Ans. (1) eight; (2) 5.83; (3) Shilappadikaram. (4) November 1st (5) 1973 (6) Andra Pradesh (7) Belgaum (8) 750
III. Discuss in groups and answer the following questions:
1. Give the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of Karnataka.
Ans. Karnataka is situated in the southern part of India in the Western Central area of the peninsular region. It extends from 11 °-31¢ North to 18°-45¢ North latitude and 74°-12¢ East to 78°- 40¢ East longitude.
2. Name our neighbouring states.
Ans. The sates of Maharashtra In the north, Andhra Pradesh in the east Tamil Nadu in the south and south-east, Kerala in the south-west, Goa in the north-west. these are the neighbouring states of Karnataka.
3. Which are the four administrative divisions of Karnataka?
Ans. The four administrative divisions of Karnataka are Bangalore, Mysore, Belgaum and Gulbarga.
4. Write a note on the origin of Karnataka.
Ans. The name 'Karnataka' has been in use from ancient times. This land used to be called' Karunadu' (Kar+nadu=land of black soil). There is use of the word 'Karunat' to refer to Karnataka in the ancient Tamil work 'Shilappadikaram'. 'Karunat' means the land which is at an elevated plateau. It has been mentioned in Nrupatunga's grammatical work 'Kavirajamarga' that Karnataka extended from the Cauvery river upto the Godavari.
5 . Explain the geographical location of Karnataka in India.
Ans. Karnataka is one of the 28 States of India. It is situated in the southern part of India in the Western Central area of the peninsular region. It extends from 11°-31¢ North to 18°-45¢ North latitude and 74°-12¢ East to 78°- 40¢ East longitude. Its length is 750 kms., stretchmg from Aurad taluk in Bidar district in the northern -most tip of the state to Chamrajnagar in the south Its width is 400 kms from west to cast.