UPSC  Geography

1. Which of the following minerals found in a natural way in the State of Chhattisgarh?
1) bauxite
2) Dolomite
3) Iron ore
4) Tin

1), 2) and 3) only 1) and 3) only 2) and 4) only 1), 2), 3) and 4)

2. Consider the following statements:
1. Salt-water crocodile is found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
2. Shrew and tapir are found in the Western Ghats of the Malabar region.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

3. Two important rivers – one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in Odisha., and another, with its source in Odisha – merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of Bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this?

Bhitarkanika Chandipur-on-sea Gopalpur-on-sea Simlipal

4. Following are the characteristics of an area in India:
1. Hot and humid climate.
2. Annual rainfall 200 cm.
3. Hill slopes up to an altitude of 1100 metres.
4. Annual range of temperature 15°C to 30°c.
Which one among the following crops are you most likely to find in the area described above?

Mustard Cotton Pepper Virginia tobacco

5. If there were no Himalayan ranges, what would have been the most likely geographical impact on India?
1. Much of the country would experience the cold waves from Siberia.
2. Indo – gangetic plain would be devoid of such extensive alluvial soils.
3. The pattern of monsoon would be different from what it is at present.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

6. Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation. In this context, consider the following statements:
1. Coffee plant requires a hot and humid climate of tropical areas whereas tea can be cultivated in both tropical and subtropical areas.
2. Coffee is propagated by seeds but tea is propagated by stem cuttings only.
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:
Automobile Manufacturer to Headquarters
1. MMW AG : USA
2. Daimler AG : Sweden
3. Renault S. a. : France
4. Volkswagen AG : Germany
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

1, 2 and 3 3 and 4 4 only 1, 2 and 4

8. salinization occurs when the irrigation water accumulated in the soil evaporates, leaving behind salts and minerals. What are the effects of salinization on the irrigated land?

It greatly increases the crop production It makes some soils impermeable It raises the water table It fills the air spaces in the soil with water

9. Consider the following pairs:
Famous places to Country
1. Cannes : France
2. Davos : Denmark
3. Roland Garros : The Netherlands
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

10. The alpine vegetation in the Western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 metres while in the Eastern Himalayas it is found up to a height of 4000 metres. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that Incorrect!

Eastern Himalayas are higher than Western Himalayas Eastern Himalayas as are nearer to the equator and sea coast than Western Himalayas Eastern Himalayas get more monsoon rainfall than the Western Himalayas Eastern Himalayan rocks are more fertile than the Western Himalayan rocks

 

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