The chapter “A Shelter so High” discussed in this post is Chapter 10 from the Let’s Look Around and Learn Environmental Studies Textbook for students of Class 5 of JKBOSE. You have already read about Solutions of Chapter 9 Up You Go in the last post. This post is about A Shelter so High Class 5 EVS Question Answers. Let’s get started:
A Shelter so High Class 5 EVS Question Answers
The chapter “A Shelter so High” is a description of the journey by a traveller named Gaurav Jani who travelled from Mumbai to Ladakh on his bike. He describes his experiences on this trip in this chapter.
A Shelter so High Question Answers
Find out Page No. 90
- Check your map. Which states/UT would one pass through while travelling from Mumbai to Kashmir?
Ans. While travelling from Mumbai to Kashmir one has to pass through the following states/UT
- Madhya Pradesh
- Delhi (UT)
- Chandigarh (UT)
- Himachal Pradesh
- Gaurav Jani passed through several states/UT while going from Mumbai to Delhi. Find the capital cities of these states. Was there any other big town on his way?
Ans. Here are the states and their capital Gaurav Jani passed through while going from Mumbai to Delhi
|Name of the State||Capital City|
- Is Manali a plain or a hilly area? In which state is it?
Ans. Manali is a hill station. It is located in Himachal Pradesh.
Tell Page No. 90 – 91
- Have you ever stayed in a tent? Where? What was it like?
Ans. Yes, I have stayed in a tent once while I was on an educational trip. It was an amazing experience.
- Imagine that you were to stay alone in a small tent for two days and could take with you only ten things. Make a list of those ten things.
Ans. If I have to stay alone in the tent for 2 days then I would carry things like blankets, clothes, food, repellents, water, a first aid kit, camera, torch, woollen clothes including sweaters and jackets, shoes etc.
- What are the different types of houses that you have seen? Tell your friends about it. Make drawings too.
Ans. I have seen different types of houses in different places. Following is the list of some houses:
(a) Thatched hut; made of dry leaves and mud walls.
(b) Pucca house in cities; made of brick and cement.
(c) Wooden houses; are made from tree trunks mainly found in hilly regions.
Students have to draw drawings of different types of houses they have seen around them.
Write Page No. 92
- During winters, Tashi and his family live on the ground floor. Why would they be doing so?
Ans. During winters, Tashi and his family live on the ground floor to protect themselves from the intense cold climate. There were no windows on the walls of the ground floor and it would keep the room warm in winter.
- What is the roof of your house like? What all is the roof used for?
Ans. The roof of my house is flat. It is used for drying vegetables and sleeping in summer, getting sunlight in winter.
Find out Page No. 93
1. At what height is the place where you live?
Ans. I am living in Doda. This place is situated at the height of 1107 metres above sea level.
2. Why did Gaurav Jani say – “This place is so high that it is difficult to breathe normally?”
Ans. At higher altitudes, the air usually becomes thinner. The level of oxygen in the air becomes less. Hence, it becomes difficult to breathe. One needs to apply a lot of effort to breathe in at high altitudes.
3. Have you ever been to a hilly place? Where?
Ans. Yes, I have been to a hilly place. It is in Jammu and Kashmir.
4. At what height was it? Did you have any difficulty breathing there?
Ans. Patnitop is at the height of about 2,024 m from sea level. No, I haven’t experienced any difficulty in breathing there.
5. Which is the highest place you have been to?
Ans. I have been to Patnitop which is at the height of 2,024 m from the sea level.
Find Out Page No. 95
- You read that in Changthang the temperature drops below 0℃. Look at newspapers on the TV to find cities in India or abroad where the temperature drops below 0℃. In which months do you expect to see this?
Ans. In India, the cities where the temperature drop below 0o C is Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, Manali, Nainital etc. Abroad, cities like Switzerland, Ottawa, Siberia, Antarctica etc experience temperatures below 0℃. It is normally expected to happen during December or January.
Tell Page No. 97 – 98
The houses in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir are made to suit the climate and the needs of the people there.
- Are there different types of houses in the place where you live? If yes, think about the reasons.
Ans. Yes, there are different types of houses in the place where I live. There are some houses made up of cement, bricks, glass, and steel. These are strong and built in such a way that they can withstand different adverse conditions like heavy rains and storms. There are also some houses which are made up of wood and stone and their roofs have soil on them. Also, there are some people living in sheds made of tin and plastic.
- Think of your own house. Is there something special in it like a sloping roof as it rains a lot or a courtyard where you can sleep when it is hot or where things are kept in the sun? Make a drawing.
Ans. Yes, my house has a sloping roof for protection against sunlight and rain and there is also a balcony where we can sleep in summer or things are kept in the sun.
Students have to draw drawing of their houses.
- What are the materials used for making your house? It is mud, brick, stone, wood or cement?
Ans. The materials used for making my houses are mud, brick, stone, wood, cement, iron, glass etc.
Discuss and Write Page No. 98
- Can you guess the similarities and differences between the life of the Bakarwal people and the life of the Changpas.
Ans. Similarities between the life of Bakarwal people and the life of the Changpas.
- Both the Bakarwals and Chanpas live in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Both of them keep moving from one place to another.
- They earn their livelihood by selling the fur obtained from these animals.
- They eat the meat of animals like sheep, yak, goats etc. and they are dependent on them for their survival.
Difference between the life of Bakarwal people and the life of the Changpas
- The Bakarwal people graze any type of goat and sheep at any place.
- The Changpas gaze only special type of goat at high altitude because their wool would be very soft which is very costly. They live at high altitudes only.
What We Have Learnt Page No. 98
You read about different kinds of shelters in Jammu and Kashmir – some on high mountains, some on water, some with beautiful designs in wood and stone, and some mobile shelters that can even be packed and carried to another place.
Ans. The shelters in Jammu and Kashmir are built according to the needs of the people living there. The houses which are built using stone and wood provide good warmth during the winter season. The roofs of houses in Kashmir are sloppy because Kashmir experiences heavy snowfall in winters. Houseboats are the shelters on water. These provide all the comforts required by the occupants. Tents which are built at high altitudes by the Changpas are good for people who keep wandering a lot.
- How are these different from the house you live in?
Ans. Our houses are made from bricks and cement and are best suited for moderate weather. Unlike the tent houses of Changpas, our houses are immovable. These are permanent and strong houses.
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