UPSC  Geography

1. Turkey is located between  

Black Sea and Caspian Sea Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Suez and Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea

2. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north?
1.bangkok
2.Hanoi
3.Jakarta
4.Singapore
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

4-2-1-3 3-2-4-1 3-4-1-2 4-3-2-1

3. With regard to the Western Himalayas and the Eastern Himalayas, consider the
following
1. The ranges of the Eastern Himalayas are more continuous compared to Western Himalayas
2. The Western Himalayas receive most of the precipitation in the winter months and the Eastern Himalayas in the summer months
3. Eastern Himalayas are much greener and dense compared to Western Himalayas
Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

4. Consider the following statements
1. The peninsular plateau is composed mainly of igneous and metamorphic rocks
2. The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills form a part of peninsular block.
3. The peninsular plateau is the oldest and most stable landmass in India, devoid of earthquakes or volcanic activity.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

5. New Moore Island was recently in news because

of the maritime dispute between India and Sri Lanka on Kachatheevu islands of the maritime dispute between India and Bangladesh of the alarming decline in the population of dolphins and whales there of the alarming decline in the area of mangroves and coral reefs there

6. peninsular rivers in India are not flooded as much as the Himalayan rivers. The reasons can be?
1. India’s peninsular rivers have relatively steep gradients.
2. There is little variation in flow from the dry to wet seasons.
3. Most rivers do not form deltas.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

7. The Himalayan Mountains are tectonic in origin, dissected by fast-flowing rivers which are in their youthful stage. Which of the following features made by rivers can be seen there?
1. Gorges
2. V-shaped valleys
3. Rapids
4. Waterfalls
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1, 2 and 4 only 1, 2 and 3 only 3 and 4 only All of the above

8. The Kashmir Himalayas are famous for Karewa formations, which are useful for the cultivation of

Zafran, a local variety of saffron buckwheat, a local nutritional coarse grain turnips, a local health supplement All of the above

9. The British introduced tea plantations in the Darjiling and Sikkim Himalayas looking at some of the favourable conditions which were
1. Steep slopes
2. thick soil cover with low organic content
3. well distributed rainfall
4. mild winters
Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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

10. The Tarai region of the Northern plains supports luxurious growth of natural vegetation and varied wild life population. This is because and swampy conditions region here

Re-emerging rivers from Bhabhar flow in undemarcated channels here creating marshy all fertile coarse load is deposited at Tarai region after rivers re-emerge from Bhabar the Tarai region is crossed by large Himalayan rivers which regularly deposit silt and clay Both 1 and 3

 

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