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UPSC IAS Prelims Exam : Geography : MCQ Set 12

Oct 8, 2015 17:54 IST

    Q 1. Consider the following statements:

    (A)    The exclusive right for declaring a certain areas as ‘Wildlife Sanctuaries’ lies with the state govt. while the exclusive right for  declaration of ‘National Parks’ lies with the central govt.
    (B)    National parks can be created for protection of a particular species while Wildlife sanctuaries are not primarily focused on a particular species.

    Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: c

    Q 2. Consider the following statements:

    (A)    ‘Mull soil’ is characterized by smaller soil animals, the build up of a litter layer on top and decomposition mainly led by fungi.
    (B)    ‘Mor soil’ is characterized by large soil animals (like earthworm), incorporation of organic matter through the topsoil and active bacterial decomposition.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: d

    Q  3. Which of the following India’s Biosphere reserves are in UNESCO’S Man and Biosphere list?

    (1)    Manas
    (2)    Great Nicobar
    (3)    Sunderban
    (4)    Nokrek
    (5)    kuchh

    Choose the correct option:

    (a)    1,2,3 and 5                        (c) 1,3 and 5
    (b)    2,3 and 4                         (d) 3,4 and 5

    Answer: b

    Q  4. Arrange the following National Parks from West to East:

    (1)    Velvadar
    (2)    Gir
    (3)    Nawegaon
    (4)    Betla
    (5)    Sirohi

    Choose the correct option:

    (a)    2-3-4-1-5                        (c) 2-4-1-5-3
    (b)    2-1-3-4-5                        (d) 2-3-1-5-4

    Answer: b

    Q 5. Consider the following statements:

    (A)    Nelong valley which is recently opened for tourists first time since 1962 is situated in Sikkim.
    (B)    Uttrakhand has second highest number of tigers in India after Karnataka.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: b

    Q. 6 Consider the following statements about ‘Refused Derived Fuel’ (RDF):

    (1)    It consists largely of combustible components of municipal wastes.
    (2)    It can be used in variety of ways to produce electricity.
    (3)    It does not produce any green house gases.

    Choose the correct option:

    (a)    1 and 2                        (c) 1 and 3
    (b)    2 and 3                         (d) 1,2 and 3

    Answer: a

    Q. 7  Consider the following statements:

    (A)    Tropical cyclone dissipates when they enter the land while Extra tropical cyclone doesn’t.
    (B)    Both Tropical and Extra tropical cyclone derive their energy from the sea moisture.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: a

    Q. 8  Consider the following statements:

    (A)    During initial stages of evolution of earth, early atmosphere largely contains water vapor, nitrogen, oxygen and ammonia.
    (B)    The process through which the gases were outpoured from the interior of the earth is called ‘Differentiation’.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: d

    Q. 9 Which of the following rivers are correctly matched with the cities on their bank?

    (1)    Paris – Seine
    (2)    Kiev – Danube
    (3)    Venice – Po

    Choose the correct option:

    (a)    1 and 2                        (c) 1 and 3
    (b)    2 and 3                        (d) 1,2 and 3

    Answer: c

    Q. 10  Consider the following Statements.

    (A)    Continental- continental plate conversion leads to the formation of volcanic mountains like Rockies and Andes.

    (B)    Oceanic- oceanic plate convergence leads to the formation of Island arc like Islands in South East Asia.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    (a) Only A                        (c) Both A and B
    (b) Only B                        (d) None of these

    Answer: b

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