UPSC  Geography

1. Kerala has outpaced every other state in the country in terms of Rubber production. The reasons being
1) It has hot and humid climate with precipitation more than 200cms annually.
2) Very small dry spell during summers for 2-3 months.
3) Well drained red soil with gentle slope and no stagnation of water.
Choose the correct reason/s from the code below.

1 only. 1, 2 only. 1, 3 only. All the above.

2. Central Zoo Authority, a body set up in 1992 for the oversight of zoos.
Consider the following statements regarding CZa.
1) It is set up under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.
2) It is an affiliated member of World Association of Zoos and Aquarium.
3) It doesn’t have the power to regulate the trade of endangered species.
Choose the correct statements from the following code.

1, 2 only. 2, 3 only. 1, 3 only. All the above.

3. Temperature anomaly is the deviation of temperature either more or less than the average of the surrounding region.
Consider the statements regarding the same.
1) Positive anomaly is the record of higher temperature than the normal which is identified over the land in lower latitudes during day time.
2) Negative nomaly is the record of lower temperature than the normal which is identified over the sea in higher latitudes during night time.
Choose the correct statement/s from the following.

1 only. 2 only. Both the above. None of the above.

4. The trees found in Western side of Western Ghats and in the Northeast region generally don’t shed their leaves i.e they are evergreen.
What are the possible reasons?
1) These regions do not have prolonged dry season.
2) These regions don’t have severe winters.
3) These regions have the humidity level beyond 75% almost throughout the year.
Choose the correct reason/s from the codes below.

1 only. 2 only. 1, 2 only. All the above.

5. When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour?

Abundance of magnesium Accumulated humus Presence of ferric oxides Abundance of Phosphates

6. Enrich plantation is something in which a single commercially valuable species is extensively planted in a region and other local species are eliminated.
Consider the statements regarding Enrich plantation.
1) Teak monoculture has damaged the natural forest majorly in Northeast India which was earlier introduced by British.
2) Chir, Pine plantations in the Himalayas have replaced the Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron forests.
Choose the correct statements from the code below.

1 only. 2 only. Both. None of the above.

7. Few forests in India are protected under the name of Sacred Grooves.
Consider the following statements regarding Sacred Grooves.
1) It is a nature worship which is an age old belief based on the premise that all the creations of the mother Nature have to be protected.
2) It is recognized under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
Choose the correct statement/s from the following code.

1 only. 2 only. Both. None of the above.

8. Earth’s magnetosphere is the area around the Earth where the geomagnetic field stretches out into space. Consider the following statements regarding magnetosphere.
1) It is uneven in shape as it stretches largely towards the Sun because of Sun’s magnetic field.
2) solar winds can have influence on the Earth’s magnetosphere.
3) This sphere deflects the charged particles that approach the Earth’s surface.
Choose the correct statement/s from the following codes.

1, 2 only. 2, 3 only. 1, 3 only. All the above.

9. Although green revolution brought a great success for our country during later 1960’s it also brought in few negatives. What are those negatives?
1) Inter crop disparity.
2) Inter personal inequalities.
3) Environmental pollution.
4) Regional economic disparity.
5) Unemployment.
6) Self sufficiency in all types of agricultural crop production.
Choose the correct code from the following.

1, 2, 3 only. 1 , 3, 4, 5 only 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 only. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 only.

10. Migration is an unavoidable worldwide phenomenon.
Which among the following is/are the not the push factors for rural to urban migration especially in India.

Unemployment. Health and education facilities. Monsoon vagaries. Caste disabilities.

 

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