UPSC  Geography

1. Consider the statements regarding geysers which are special type of hot springs.
1) Hot water and vapour spouts from geyser tube intermittently.
2) It represents the minor form of broader processes of vulcanicity.
3) It is found only in tropical regions.
Choose the incorrect statement/s from the following code.

2, 3 only. 1, 2 only. 2 only. 3 only.

2. Consider the statements regarding insolation which is nothing but the radiant energy received from the Sun in the form of heat and light.
1) Insolation received on the surface of the Earth decreases from Equator to the Poles.
2) During summer Solstice, maximum insolation received at the ground surface is between the 30 to 40 degree South latitudes.
3) Insolation received is comparatively higher in the outer limit of the atmosphere that is on the surface of the Earth.
Choose the correct statement/s from the following codes.

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

3. When you Travel in Himalayas, you will see the following:
1. Deep gorges
2. U-turn river courses
3. Parallel mountain ranges
4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding
Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for Himalayas being young fold Mountains?

1 and 2 only 1, 2 and 4 only 3 and 4 only All of the above

4. Weathering is the basic and first step in soil formation.
Consider the statements regarding weathering.
1) The rate of weathering increases with increasing steepness of the slope.
2) Mechanical weathering is higher in humid regions than in drier regions.
3) Chemical weathering is higher in drier regions than in humid regions.
Choose the correct statement/s from the codes below.

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

5. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram records very high annual rainfall. This is because

they receive rainfall from both bay of bengal branch and arabian sea branch the monsoon winds are trapped withing a funnel shaped valley in this region they receive both cyclonic and monsoon rainfall None of the above

6. When cold front passes over an area then
1. temperature decreases.
2. relative humidity increases.
3. sky becomes clear.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

7. What are the causes of low pressure in the equatorial region?
1. high temperature
2. air convergence
3. high humidity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

8. With reference to acidic lava ,consider the following statements :
1. they are viscous and flow slowly
2. they form a flattened lava dome
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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

9. Ragi, a millet is currently encouraged to include in the diet to supplement nutrients to counter the malnutrition that is haunting the country.
Consider the following statements Ragi.
1) Ragi is rich in iron, calcium, roughphage and is mainly grown in dry regions.
2) Among minor producers Sikkim, arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand are included.
3) It is grown as a major crop in Bengaluru-Mysuru table land from where the country’s majority of Ragi production comes from.
Choose the correct statements from the code below.

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

10. Corals reefs are generally absent on the western coasts of continents. This is because

western coast of continents witnesses subsidence of air western coast of continents have cold currents western coast of continents have dry winds blowing over them none of the above


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