Case Study Question 2

Geography - Contemporary India II

Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy

Class 10

Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions:
Ever since humans appeared on the earth, they have used different means of communication. But, the pace of change, has been rapid in modern times. Long distance communication is far easier without physical movement of the communicator or receiver. Personal communication and mass communication including television, radio, press, films, etc. are the major means of communication in the country. Mass communication provides entertainment and creates awareness among people about various national programmes and policies. It includes radio, television, newspapers, magazines, books and films. All India Radio (Akashwani broadcasts a variety of programmes in national regional and local languages for various categories of people, spread over different parts of the country. Doordarshan, the national television channel of India, is one of the largest terrestrial networks in the world. It broadcasts a variety of programmes from entertainment, educational to sports, etc. for people of different age groups.

Question.1.
Long distance communication is far easier:

(a) with physical movement of the receiver
(b) without physical movement of the communicator
(c) different means of communication
(d) none of these

(b) without physical movement of the communicator

Question.2.
Mass communication provides_____________ and_________________ among people about various national programmes and policies.

(a) entertainment and create awareness
(b) television and newspaper
(c) doordarshan and national television
(d) entertainment and educational

(a) entertainment and create awareness

Question.3.
In which country, mass communication has a significant role to play?

(a) England
(b) Japan
(c) India
(d) USA

(c) India

Question.4.
Doordarshan, the national television channel of India, is one of the largest

(a) Roadways in the world
(b) Terrestrial networks in the world
(c) Railway networks in the world
(d) None of these

(b) Terrestrial networks in the world

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