Directions(1 to 10):In the thirties and forties, geography was (1)subject
in schools. Children spent hours tracing maps and
(2) about strange pl aces, peoples and customs.
Harvard University (3) its geography department after
World War II. A string of leading universities in the
United States (4)suit. Geography has been tarred with
the racist brush, and no one wants to be (5).
David S Landes, professor of history and economics
at Harvard Universi ty, makes a forcef ul (6) for
geography in his book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
Geography, he says, tells the unpleasant truth that
nature is unfair, unequal in its (7) and that its
unfairnesses are not easily (8). For Landes, there is
nothing racist in a geography that links (9)and group
behaviour to nature, no one can be praised or (10)for
the temperature of the air, the volume or timing of
rainfall, or the topography.