Q. In which of the area/areas gathering economic activity is/are practiced?
1.Northern Eurasia
2.Southern Chile
3.Tropical Africa
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: Gathering is practiced in regions with harsh climatic conditions. It often involves primitive societies, who extract both plants and animals to satisfy their needs for food, shelter and clothing.

This type of activity requires a small amount of capital investment and operates at very low level of technology. The yield per person is very low and little or no surplus is produced.

Gathering is practiced in:

  1. high latitude zones which include northern Canada, northern Eurasia and southern Chile;
  2. Low latitude zones such as the Amazon Basin, tropical Africa, Northern fringe of Australia and the interior parts of Southeast Asia

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Human Geography