RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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I. Fill in the blanks:-

1. According to the stage of evolution economic activities are grouped into _________main types.

Ans : Five

2. In Primary activity people are ________involved with the resources of nature.

Ans : Directly

3. Processing and converting raw materials to a finished from is called _____________activity.

Ans : Secondary

4. The workers involved with tertiary activities are called as ______ collar.

Ans : Pink

5. In _______ countries primary and secondary activities are more than the tertiary and quinary activities.

Ans : developing

II. Choose the Correct answer:

1. This is a Primary activity_____________.

a) Lumbering               b) Banking                  c) Consultation

Ans : a) Lumbering

2. People working in __________ sectors are called white collar workers

a) Primary                    b) Secondary              c) Quarternary

Ans : c) Quarternary

3. ___________ promotes industrial activities

a) grazing                     b) transport                  c) hunting

Ans : b) transport

4. Quinary activities are more in ____________.

a) Villages                    b) Schools        c) metropolitan centres

Ans : c) metropolitan centres

5. Policy activities are more in ______________.

a) Primary activity       b) Quinary activity c) Tertiary activity

Ans : b) Quinary activity

III. Match the following:

1. Blue coller workers – a) Fishing

2. Entertainment – b) Tertiary

3. Trade – c) Secondary

4. Primary – d) Skilled and Unskilled

5. Labour – e) quarternary

Ans : 1 – C, 2 – E, 3 – B, 4 – A, 5 – D.

IV. Write brief answers.

1. What are Primary activities?

i) The activities in which human’s are directly involved with the resources are called primary activities.

ii) Food gathering, hunting animals, grazing, extracting minerals (Mining), Fishing, Lumbering, and cultivation of the land are called Primary activities.

iii) Workers involved in Primary activities are called red – collar workers.

2. Write a short note on tertiary activities.

i) Trade, Transport and communication, which are related services that promote secondary activities are called the tertiary activities.

ii) Tertiary activities involve the expertise provide by the specialized skill of technicians workers bankers etc.,

iii) The workers involved in tertiary activities are called pink – collar workers.

3. Write about quinary activities.

i) The decision makers and policy makers at the highest land fall into this category.

ii) Legal advisors and professional consultants in Private and Government sector come under this category.

iii) They are called Gold-Collar workers.

iv) Quinary activities are seen more in metropolitan centres.

V. Detail

1. Discuss the different types of economic of man.

i) Economic of man activities can be grouped into 5 types.

1) primary activities

2) Secondary activities

3) Tertiary activities

4) Quarternary activities

5) Quinary activities.

Primary Activities:

i) The activities in which humans are directly involved with the resources are called Primary activities.

ii) Foot gathering, hunting animals, grazing etc.,

iii) Workers involved in Primary activities are called red – collar workers.

Secondary activities

i) Humans increase the value of resources by processing and converting the raw materials into a valuable product in the secondary activities.

ii) Examples of such activities are the production of sugar from sugarcane and iron and steel from its raw materials etc.,

iii) Raw materials are processed with other inputs.

iv) Workers involved in Secondary activities are called blue – collar workers.

Tertiary activities:

i) Trade Transport and communication, which are related to services that promote secondary activities are called the tertiary activities.

ii) Tertiary activities involve the expertise provided by the specialized skill of technicians, workers, bankers etc.,

Quarternary activities:

i) Services rendered by professionals in education, legal aid, medicine, entertainment, recreation management, research and development which have specialized environments fall under the category of Quartenary activities.

ii) People working in these sectors are called white – collar workers.

iii) Generally this activity is concentrated in Urban centres.

Quinary activities:

i) Decision makers and policy makers at the highest level fall into the category.

ii) Legal advisors and professional consultants in Private and Government sector come under this category.

iii) They are called Gold – Collar workers.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

I. Fill in the blanks:

1. Hunting is a ______________ activity.

2. The workers involved in Primary activities are called ___________ collar workers.

3. Activities related to services are called ______________ activities.

4. Quinary activities are seen more in__________________.

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