UPSC  Geography

1. Consider the following statements:
1. Natural Hazards are elements of circumstances in the Natural environment that have the potential to cause harm to people or property or both.
2. Natural disasters are relatively sudden and cause large scale, widespread death, loss of property and disturbance to social systems and life over which people have a little or no control.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 none

2. Match List 1 with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List I (Mineral)
A. Graphite
B. Lead
C. Salt
D. Silver
List II (Mining area.
1. Bellary
2. Didwana
3. Rampa
4. Zawar

A-3; B-4; C-1; D-2 A-1; B-4; C-2; D-3 A-3; B-1; C-4; D-2 A-2; B-3; C-1; D-4

3. Which one among these is not an essential condition for emergence of Tropical cyclone?

Peninsular landmass Strong coriolis force that can prevent filling of low pressure at the centre. Large and continuous supply of warm and moist air that can release enormous latent heat. Absence of strong vertical wind wedge, which disturbs the vertical transport of latent heat.

4. Rashtriya Barh Ayog (National Flood Commission) identified ______ million hectares of land as flood-prone in India.

40 80 100 120

5. With reference to flood consider the following statements:
1. National Programme of Flood Management was launched in 1954.
2. Disturbances along the natural drainage channels and colonisation of flood-plains and river-beds are some of the human activities that play an important role in increasing the intensity, magnitude and gravity of floods.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

6. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given hills starting from the north and going towards the south? Incorrect!

Nallamalai Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Javadi Hills-Anaimalai Hills Anaimalai Hills-Javadi Hills-Nilgiri Hills N allamalai Hills Nallamalai Hills- Javadi Hills-Nilgiri Hills -Anaimalai Hills Anaimalai Hills-Nilgiri Hills-Javadi Hills Nallamalai Hills

7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists
(Geographic feature to Country)
A. Great Victoria Desert 1. Australia
B. Grand Canyon 2. Canada
C. lake Winnipeg 3. New Zealand
D. Southern alps 4. USA

A - 1, B - 2, C - 4, D - 3 A - 1, B - 4, C - 2, D - 3 A - 3, B - 2, C - 4, D - 1 A - 3, B - 4, C - 2, D - 1

8. What could be the main reason/reasons of the formation of African and eurasian desert belt?
1. It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells.
2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following pairs:
Organization to Location of Headquarters
1. Asian Development bank : Tokyo
2. Asia-pacific Economic Corporation : Singapore
3. Association of South East Asian nations : bangkok
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

1 and 2 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 3 only

10. You might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because-used to be Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beach front is a quaint gem. The place referred to in this quotation lies on the

Tamil Nadu coast Kerala coast Karnataka coast Goa coast


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