UPSC  Geography

1. Consider the following statements:
1. The Taxus tree naturally found in the Himalayas.
2. The Taxus tree is listed in the Red Data Book.
3. A drug called ‘taxol’ is obtained from Taxus tree is effective against Parkinson’s disease.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

2. Consider the following statements:
1. The boundaries of a National Park are defined by legislation.
2. A Biosphere Reserve is declared to conserve a few specific species of flora and fauna.
3. In a Wildlife sanctuary, limited biotic interference is permitted.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
(Irrigation Project to State)
1) Damanganga : Gujurat
2) Gima : Maharashtra
3) Pamba : Kerala

1) and 2) only 2) and 3) only 1) and 3) only 1), 2) and 3)

4. Consider the following statements:
1. In India, Red Panda is naturally found in the Western Himalayas only.
2. In India, Slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the North East.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both land 2 Neither 1 nor 2

5. Tamil Nadu is a leading producers of mill–made cotton yarn in the country. What could be the reason?
1. Black cotton soil is the predominant type of soil in the State.
2. Rich pool of skilled labour is available.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

6. Consider the following statements:
1) Chikmagalur is well-known for sugar production.
2) Mandya is well-known as a coffee producing region
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

7. Consider the following pairs:
Protected Area Well Known for
1. Bhiterkanika, Orissa — Salt Water Crocodile
2. Desert National Park, Rajasthan — Great Indian Bustard
3. Eravikulam, Kerala — Hootak Gibbon
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List-I (Aluminium Company)
A. BALCO
B. HINDALCO
C. Indian Aluminium Company
D. NALCO
List II (Location)
1. Hirakud
2. Korba
3. Koraput
4. Renukoot

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

9. Consider the following pairs:
(Tributary river to Main river)
1. Chambal Narmada
2. Sone Yamuna
3. Manas brahmaputra
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

10. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Idukki: Thermal power station
2. Sabarigiri : Hydro-electric project
3. Ghatprabha : Irrigation project
4. Ramganga : Multipurpose project

2, 3. and 4. 1, 2, 3. and 4. 3 and 4. 1 and 2.

 

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