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NCERT 5th Class (CBSE) Social Science: The Frigid Zone

NCERT 5th Class (CBSE) Social Science: The Frigid Zone

Question: describe the climate of the zone?

Answer: The climate of the frigid zone is:

  1. The frigid is cold throughout the year.
  2. In winters the temperature may drop down to – 40°C.
  3. There is continuous darkness for 6 months in winters.
  4. In summers the temperature hardly reaches 3° to 12°C.
  5. There is continuous daylight for 6 months in summers.
  6. Rainfall may range from 15 to 30 cm in a year.

Question: What is the latitudinal extent of the frigid zone?

Answer:The latitudinal extent of the frigid zone is:

The Northern Frigid Zone 
The Southern Frigid Zone
Arctic circle 66 1/2° N to North Pole 90° N.
Antarctic circle 66 1/2° S to South Pole 90°S

Question: Why is it impossible to grow crops here?

Answer: It is impossible to grow crops here because the soil is frozen almost throughout the year.

Question: Name of the animals that are found here?

Answer: Reindeer, caribou, polar bear, fox, hare, ermine, muskox, fish, seals, walruses are some of the animals found here.

Question: How do Arctic animals survive the extreme cold of the Arctic regions?

Answer: They survive the extreme cold of the Arctic regions because the thick white fur changes to greyish brown in colour that camouflages them at various times of the year.

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