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ANALOG IAS INSTITUTE TEST SERIES - 2015

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GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER I)


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GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENT

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GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENT

Number of Questions: 100

1.

The

Marks: 200

famous

Nullarbor

Plain

is

(a) A, B, C are true

located in

2.

(b) B, C, D are true

(a) Canada

(b) Argentina

(c) A, C, D are true

(c) Australia

(d) China

(d) All are true

Which among the following are used to

5.

decide a "Biodiversity Hotspot?"


A.

Endemism

energy into chemical energy by

B.

Presence of exotic species

autotrophs is called productivity of

C.

Threat perception

ecosystem.

D.

Exploitation

(b) Productivity of an ecosystem goes


on decreasing from equator to poles

(b) B, C are true

4.

Consider the following statements:


(a) The amount of conversion of solar

(a) A, B are true

3.

Time : 120 Min

(c) Chemical energy assimilated

by

(c) A, C are true

herbivores is called Gross primary

(d) All are true

productivity

Which

of

the

following

protocol

(d) Gross primary productivity minus

governs movement of living modified

amount lost through excretion is

organisms?

called Net Primary Productivity.

(a) Nagoya Protocol

(a) A, B, C are false

(b) Cartagena protocol

(b) B, C, D are false

(c) Aichi Biodiversity Targets

(c) A, C, D are false

(d) All of the above

(d) All are true

Consider the following statements:


A. Ecological

pyramids

are

6.

always

upright.
B. Stabilisation population will have a
bell shaped graph.
C. Ageing population will have triangle
shaped graph.
D. Rapidly falling population will have
J shaped curve

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Which of the following are problems


caused by dams?
A. Fragmentation and transformation
of rivers
B. Water logging
C. Salinization of surrounding lands
D. Emission of Green House Gases
(a) A, B, C are true
(b) B, C, D are true
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(c) A, C, D are true


7.

(d) All are true

component of an ecosystem?

Which of the following statements are

(a) Energy

(b) Soil

correct?

(c) Light

(d) Environment

1.

There exist alternate stripes of

2.
3.

4.

10.

Which among the following is/are

positive and negative magnetic

function(s) of forest?

anomalies found on either side of

A.

Watershed protection

oceanic ridge.

B.

Atmospheric regulation

The divergence of plates lead to

C.

Land bank

increase in radius of earth.

D.

Market use

Caledonian

Hercynian

(a) A, B, C are true

mountains are Fold Mountains

(b) B, C, D are true

formed due to convergence of

(c) A, C, D are true

North

(d) All are true

and

American and

Eurasian
11.

plates.
Thermal

convective

currents

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain


valley located in?

within earth leads to movement of

(a) Himachal Pradesh

plates.

(b) Uttarakhand

(a) 1, 2 correct

(b) 2, 3, 4 correct

(c) Jammu & Kashmir

(c) 1, 3, 4 correct (d) All the above


8.

Which among the following is a third

Consider

the

following

(d) Uttar Pradesh

statements

12.

Israel has common border with

about Joint Forest Management:

(a) Lebanon, Syria, Jordon and Egypt

A. Forest protection committees are

(b) Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Jordan

formed to restore green cover.


B. It

involves

between

formal

forest

(c) Cyprus, Turkey, Jordon and Egypt

agreement

department

and

(d) Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Yemen


13.

local communities.
C. It

respects

the

communities

The maximum damage to life and


surface is done by the:

rights

and

of

needs

local

(a) Surface waves

from

(b) Transverse waves

forests.

(c) Longitudinal waves

D. This protects an area from being


over exploited.

(d) Primary waves


14.

(a) A, B, C are true (b) B, C, D are true


(c) A, C, D are true (d) All are true

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The term Hamada stands for:


(a) A coastal low land eroded by sea
waves

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(ii) Ground

(b) A depositional plain in an arid


region.

relative humidity
(iv) Ground inversion occurs when

boulder, etc
(d) A karst depositional plain

the ground is covered with snow

Which one of the following statements

Choose the correct code:

is not correct about badland?

(a) i, ii and iii

(b) i, ii and iv

(a) Badland

(c) i, iii and iv

(d) i, ii, iii and iv

is

rugged

topography,
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usually of relatively low relief.


(b) Badland is associated with wet

Denudation stands for:


(a) A

lands.

(b) A

(d) Badland is associated with arid


following

statements

and

(c) A
(d) A

spectacular

display

in

glowing

the

light

ionosphere

(ii) Aurora

is

general

term

stimulated

the

term

general

term

the

to

the

(c) Underground water

(iii) In the Northern Hemisphere, it is


20.

(d) i, ii, iii and iv


statements

to

the

mechanical

Consider the following statements


1.

known as Aurora Australis.


(c) i, iii and iv

refers

(d) Wind action

(iv) In the Southern Hemisphere, it is


(b) i, ii and iv

the

(a) Glaciers

hydrogen.

(a) i, ii and iii

to

The term Inselberg is associated with:


(b) Running water

known as Aurora Borealis.

refers

of

interaction of the solar wind with

following

refers

weathering.
19.

by

general

processes

is

known as Aurora.

Examine

to

processes of weathering

code given below:

17.

refers

and transport

select the correct answer using the


A

term

processes of weathering, erosion

and semi-arid region

(i)

general

processes of erosion.

(c) Badland is devoid of vegetation

Examine

in

(iii) Ground inversion occurs at high

without surfacial matter other than

16.

occurs

cloudless clear skies.

(c) A flat rocky surface in a desert

15.

inversion

Kuroshio

is

cold

current,

Oyashio is a warm current.


2.

Elnino current is an extension of


Humboldt Current.

and

3.

In the absence of North Atlantic

select the correct answer using the

Drift the Western Europe would

code given below:

have been an uninhabitable area.

(i)

Ground inversion occurs during


long winter nights.

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Benguela

current

is

current in Indian Ocean.


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warm

21.

(a) 1, 4 correct

(b) 1, 2, 4 correct

Which of above statement is / are true

(c) 2, 3 correct

(d) 1, 3, 4 correct

about the Troposphere?

Which of the following species is/are

(a) I only

(b) I and III

extinct in India?

(c) 1 and II

(d) All of the above

A.

Dodo

24.

B.

White Tiger

C.

Gangetic dolphin

D.

Cheetah

(i)

(ii) Australia which has the second

(a) A, B, C are true

largest reserves is the largest

(b) B, C, D are true

exporter of Uranium.
(iii) The primary source of Uranium in

(d) All are true

India is Jaduguda. Uranium is

Match the following List 1 with List 2

extracted in the form of yellow

and choose the correct answer from

cake.

the codes given below:


List 1

List 2

A. Sonai Rupai

I. West Bengal

B. Jaldapara

II. Arunachal

25.

Pradesh

(a) ii and iii

(b) i and ii

(c) iii only

(d) i

Choose the false statement among the


following statements:
(a)

The

southwest

monsoon
the

III. Manipur

continuation

D. Kaibul Lamjo

IV. Mizoram

trade wind, deflected towards the


Indian

of

is

C. Morleen
Codes:

23.

Canada has the largest reserves


of Uranium in the world.

(c) A, C, D are true


22.

Which of the following are correct?

southeast

subcontinent

after

(a)

II

IV

III

(b)

III

II

IV

influence of North West monsoon

(c)

II

IV

III

due to westerly jet stream.

(d)

III

IV

II

crossing the equator.


(b)

(c)

In winter India is under the

The southwest monsoon sets in

Consider the following statements:

over the Kerala coast by around

I.

1st June.

Lowermost layer of atmosphere is


called Troposphere.

II.

(d) The shift in the position of the ITCZ

Height of Troposphere is more at

is related to the phenomena of

pole and lesser near the equator.

the withdrawal of the westerly jet

III. Most of the weather phenomena


takes place in Stratosphere

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stream from its position over the


north Indian plain.

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26.

Which of the following are functions of

(d) The axis of the earth which is an

Biosphere Reserves?

imaginary line makes an angle of

A.

Conservative function

66 with its orbital plane.

B.

Logistic function

C.

Development function

the following, except

D.

Economic function

(a) Leaf spotting in plants

29.

(a) A, B, C are true

Nitric Oxide pollution can lead to all of

(b) Bronchitis-related

(b) B, C, D are true

problems in human

(c) A, C, D are true

(c) Production

(d) All are true


27.

Maldives are known for fringe

30.

Examine

Coral

bleaching

refers

to

i)
ii)

Great barrier reef is in Atlantic

Relative humidity increases with


Relative humidity increases with

iii) Relative humidity increases with

temperate belt.

the increase in water vapour in

(a) 1, 2, 4

(b) 2, 3, 4

(c) 1, 3, 4

(d) None of the above


among

the

the air at constant temperature.

following

Choose the correct code:

is

Incorrect?
(a) The

and

the increase in temperature.

Most of coral reefs are found in

Which

statements

the decrease in temperature.

Ocean.

28.

following

code given below:

to death of corals.

4.

gases

select the correct answer using the

extensive growth of algae leading


3.

corrosive

(d) Silicosis in human

reefs.
2.

of

through photochemical reaction

Consider the following statements


1.

respiratory

mid-day

sun

is

exactly

31.

(a) i and ii

(b) i and iii

(c) ii and iii

(d) i, ii and iii

The vegetation type characterized by

overhead at least once a year on all

a large expanse of grassland with

latitudes in between the Tropic of

scattered trees and shrubs,

Cancer

between

and

the

Tropic

of

Capricorn.
(b) Those places east of Greenwich will
be ahead of Greenwich Time and
those to the west will be behind it.
(c) It will be 7:30 A.M. in India when
its 2:00 P.M. in London

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tropical

rain

forest

lying
and

deserts is
(a) Mid-latitude

broad-leaf

forest
(b) Temperate rain forest
(c) Tropical Savanna
(d) Mid-latitude grassland

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mixed

32.

4.

Which among the following is known

Low death rate and birthrate, low

as Doctor Wind?

33.

growth rate.

(a) Loo

(b) Chinook

Select the correct answer using the code

(c) Harmattan

(d) Foehn

given below.

What causes wind to deflect toward

(a) 1 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3

left in the Southern hemisphere?

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 4

36.

(a) Temperature

34.

(b) Magnetic field

caused Deccan Trap formations?

(c) Rotation of the Earth

(a) Shield

(b) Composite

(d) Pressure

(c) Caldera

(d) Flood

37.

Consider the following:


1.

2.

suitable for soil conservation in hilly

land projecting towards the sea is

region?

called base line.

1.

Terracing and contour bunding

Flying of foreign planes prohibited

2.

Shifting cultivation

within the range of Exclusive

3.

Contour ploughing

Zone

without

prior

4.

Select the correct answer using the code


given below.

permission.
3.

Which of the following methods is/are

The imaginary line joining the

Economic

Epiflora and Epifauna live on the

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

surface of sea bottoms.

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ocean ranching is nothing but

38.

ocean husbandry.

The

Ninety

East

Ridge

is

(a) 1, 2, 4 correct

(a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean

(b) 2, 3, 4 correct

(c) Indian Ocean (d) Arctic Ocean


39.

Consider

the

following

(d) All the above are correct

with

Which of the following is /are the

Biodiversity Authority:

stage(s) of demographic transition?

1.

1.
2.

to

the

National

It is a statutory autonomous body


under

growth rate.

Environment and Forests.

decline

in

death

rate,

2.

continued low birthrate, very low


Rapid

decline

in

birthrate,

the

Ministry

The recommendations made by it


It is headed by the Prime Minister
of India.

continued decline in death rate.

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of

are advisory in nature.


3.

growth rate.
3.

reference

statements

High death rate and birthrate, low


Rapid

submarine volcanic ridge located in?

(c) 1, 3, 4 correct
35.

Which type of Volcanic eruptions have

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Which of the above statements are true?

40.

(a) Only 1 & 2

(b) Only 3.

(c) Only 1 & 2

(d) All.

concentration as they move from


one trophic level to other.
Choose the correct option

Which among the following are known

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

as Inner Planets?

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(a) Planets between Sun and Saturn

(c) 1 only

(b) Planets between Sun and the Earth

(d) None of the above


43.

(c) Planets without Satellites


(d) Planets between Sun and the belt

(a) Revolution of earth

of Asteroids
41.

(b) Rotation of earth

Consider the following statements:

(c) Polar winds

1.

(d) Gravitation

Productivity of fish is more in


west coast of India than east

2.
3.

44.

salient feature of Metamorphic rocks?

East coast plains are broader

(a) Changeable

(b) Cystalline

than west coast plains.

(c) Foilation

(d) Compaction

Western continental shelf of India


broader

than

45.

eastern

What do you understand by the term


Diastrophism?

continental shelf.
4.

Which among the following is the

coast.

is

42.

Polar fleeing force is related to

(a) The molecular stress caused by

Barak river drains into Arabian

temperature

changes

Sea.

crystallization.

and

(a) 1, 2, 4 correct (b) 2, 3, 4 correct

(b) The processes that move, elevate or

(c) 1, 2, 3 correct (d) 1, 3, 4 correct

build up portions of the earths

Consider the following:

crust.

1.

Bioaccumulation and

(c) The chemical addition of minerals

Biomagnification are concerned

to top layer of soil.

with pollution in trophic level


2.

Bioaccumalation is pollutants

(d) None of the above


46.

entering from Environment to


first organism.
3.

4.

Biomagnification is tendency of

Consider the following statements:


1.

Upwelling

of

waters

leads

to

increase in nutrient supply.


2. Upwelling leads to decrease in

pollutants to increase from

temperature of oceanic waters in

Environment to first organism.

the region.

Biomagnification is tendency of
pollutants to increase in

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3. Low pressure develops on the

50. Arrange the following states in the

surface of ocean where upwelling

Increasing Order of their Population

takes place.

Density:

4. Upwelling leads to decrease in

A.

Haryana

B.

Odisha

(a) 1, 3, 4 correct

C.

Assam

(b) 1, 2, 4 correct

D.

Tamil Nadu

(c) 1, 2, 3 correct

(a) 3, 4, 1, 2

(b) 3, 2, 4, 1

(d) All the above

(c) 3, 2, 1, 4

(d) 2, 3, 1, 4

salinity in the region.

47.

Which among the following rivers do

51.

a. Cocos plate

not drain into the sea?

48.

1.

Machhu

2.

Rupen

3.

Luni

4.

Banas

Match the following:


America and Pacific
b. Nazca plate

2. Between central
America & Pacific

c. Arabian Plate

(a) 1, 3

(b) 1, 2, 3

(c) 3 only

(d) All the above

3. Between Asiatic
& Pacific

d. Philippine plate4. Mostly the

Identify the wrong statement:

Saudi land Mass

(a) The Himalayan states experience

a b c d

a b c d

two additional seasons spring and

(a) 1, 2, 4, 3

(b) 3, 2, 4, 1

monsoon.

(c) 2, 1, 4, 3

(d) 2, 3, 4, 1

(b) The north east monsoon is also

52.

known as the winter monsoon.


(c) The

eastern

Himalayan

Consider

the

following

statements

about our Solar system:


1.

region

extends from Kashmir to Kumaon.

All the planets revolve around the


Sun in elliptical orbits.

2.

(d) All the above


49.

1. Between South

According to the World Biogeographic

Venus is the hottest planet on


Earth.

3.

classification of India,

The

only

planet to

rotate

in

Identify the wrong statement?

clockwise direction around the

(a) Represents two of the Major realms

Sun is Uranus.

palearctic & Indo Malayan.


(b) Represents Four Biomes

Choose the correct answer using the


codes below.

(c) Accounts for about 7.5% of the


worlds animal species known

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 3 only

(d) Both (a) & (c)

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53.

Consider the following statements:

56.

1.

Red tides are nothing but spring

1. Coniferous forest

A. Pedozolic and deep

tides during summer season.

2. Temperate

B. Thin Podozols

2.
3.
4.

54.

Neap tides are formed during

Match the following:

deciduous forest

syzygy position.

3. Tropical rain forest C. Red lotisols

Guoyt is a flat topped mountains

Choose the correct option:

submerged under water.

(a) 1-A, 2-B, 3-C

Tides recur at an interval of 12

(b) 1-B, 2-C, 3-A

hours.

(c) 1-B, 2-A, 3-C

(a) 1, 2 correct

(b) Only 3 correct

(c) Only 4 correct

(d) Only 2 correct

(d) 1-C, 2-B, 3-A


57.

Ox-Bow lake is formed by

Most important limiting factors of the

(a) River Erosion in its youthful stage

terrestrial ecosystem are

(b) Transport action of the river

(a) Moisture and Temperature

(c) River Erosion in its matured stage.

(b) Temperature and Humidity

(d) Deposition in the old age of the

(c) Temperature and Pressure

river.
58.

(d) Pressure and Humidity


55.

Which of the following affects salinity

The axis of the Earth is inclined to the

of oceans?

plane of the elliptic in which it rotates.

1. Latitudes

2. Temperature

If its axis were perpendicular to this

3. Ocean currents

4. Tides

plane then

(a) 1, 2, 4

(b) 1, 3, 4

(a) All parts of the globe would have

(c) 1, 2, 3

(d) 2, 3, 4

equal days and nights at all times

59.

1.

of the year
(b) The

Consider the following statements:

temperature

would

be

the

sharp change in density in the

same at all points at a given time


on

the

Earth

where

there

is

vertical section of seawater.


2.

daylight.
(c) Only

the

Pycnocline is a layer where is

Mediterranean

sea

has

high

salinity than Atlantic Ocean.


global

distribution

of

3.

temperature would change a little;


and the rest would be the same as
it is now.
(d) Seasonal changes would become
more diverse and rapid.

Salinity in Arabian Sea is higher


than Bay of Bengal.

4.

High salinity of ocean is found in


Equatorial region due to intense
evaporation.

(a) 1, 2, 4 correct (b) 1, 3, 4 correct


(c) 1, 2, 3 correct (d) All the above

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60.

Which of the following are mentioned


in

ancient

Charaka

text

Samhita

ecosystem?
1.

Energy flow

1.

Classification of animals on the

2.

Nutrient cycling

basis of food and habitat.

3.

Ecological balance

Land in terms of nature of soil,

4.

Ecological development

climate and vegetation.

Choose the correct option from the

Description of plants typical to

following

various locations.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 1, 2 and 4 only

3.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) All of the above(d) None

(c) 1 and 2 only


65.

The albedo rate is highest in which of


the following surface

Ecotone?

(a) Lake

(b) Ice sheet

(c) Rice field

(d) Wheat field

(c) Estuary

(b) Grassland

(d) Evergreen forest

66.

Consider

the

following

Which of the following description are

Tropical seasonal forest:

true regarding Taiga Biome?

1.

Occur near Equator

1.

It is also called as Boreal forest.

2.

Most

2.

It is found in North Europe, Asia,

3.

3.

and

rich

Annual rainfall more than 200cm


throughout year

Coniferous evergreen vegetation,


4.

lichen and mosses


Choose the correct option
(a) All are true

diverse

regarding

communities on earth

North America.

63.

(d) 1 and 4 only

Which of the following is not an


(a) Mangrove forests

62.

Which of the following are functions of

regarding Environment and ecology?

2.

61.

64.

High rate of leaching and useless


for agriculture

Which of the above statements are

(b) 1 and 2 are true

(c) 1 and 3 are true (d) None are true

True?

Which of the following are levels of

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) All are true

Organisations in Ecology?

(c) All are false

(d) 1, 2 and 4 only

1.

Individual.

2.

Population

3.

Community

4.

Ecotone

67.

Choose the correct option

Consider the following regarding Biogeo chemical cycles


1.

Water cycle, carbon cycle and

(a) 1,2 and 3 are correct

Nitrogen

(b) All are correct

cycles.

(c) 1 and 4 are correct


(d) 1, 3 and 4 are correct

2.

cycles

Phosphorous,

are

gaseous

calcium

magnesium circulate by means of


Sedimentary cycle.

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The

element

involved

in

1.

the

sedimentary cycle normally does


The

Sulphur

cycle

is

2.

mostly
3.

which add gaseous component.


4.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) All are true

Laterites are rich in nitrogen and


These

are

well

developed

in

Tapioca and cashew nuts grow


well on this soil.

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1 and 2 only

Select the correct answer using the

Consider the following statements.

codes

The type of natural vegetation in India

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

varies due to variation in

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 2 and 3

71.

given below

1.

The amount of rainfall.

2.

Soil types.

location of

3.

Mean annual temperature.

Western India is

4.

Altitude

(a) The

The most possible explanation of the


the

obstruction

Thar

Desert

caused

by

in
the

Select the correct answer using the

Aravalli to the rain bearing wind that

codes given below:

proceeds to the Ganga Valley.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 3 and 4

(b) The prevalence of comparative high


pressure.

Consider the following statements:


1.
2.

(c) The absence of mountains to the

The new alluvial soils are known

north

as Khadar.

orographic rainfall.

The old alluvial soils are called as

of

Rajasthan

to

cause

(d) That the moisture carried by the

Bhangar.

South West Monsoon is driven by the

3.

Black soil is called as Regur.

dry upper air current

4.

Black

soil

holding

70.

in

Rajasthan and UP.

Choose the True statements:

69.

red

potash.

sedimentary except H2S and SO2

68.

generally

colour.

not cycle through atmosphere.


4.

Laterites are

has

low

moisture

72.

capacity.

Which among the following races is


not correctly matched?

Select the correct answer using the

(a) Negro-Sudan

codes

(b) Mongolian- Central Asia

given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 3 and 4

(c) Alpine-Northern Africa

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(d) Australoid-Australia

Which of the following statements

73.

regarding Laterite soils of India are

Consider

the

following

regarding

grassland ecosystem:

correct?

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Rainfall is between 25 to 75 cm

3.

Malda fault runs parallel to Aravalis

per year.

4.

Peninsular

block

geological

feature of India.

3.

In India they are found in high

(a) 1, 2 correct

Himalayas.

(c) 1, 2, 3 correct (d) 1, 3, 4 correct


77.

The

(b) 1, 2, 4 correct

spatial

(a) All are true

(b) All are false

Temperature

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

factors:

distribution
is

due

to

of

following

Government of India encourages the

1.

Latitude and Altitude 2. Winds

cultivation of sea buckthorn. What is

3.

Distance from sea/ocean

the importance of this plant?

4.

Ocean currents

1.

It helps in controlling soil erosion

Which of the above are responsible for

and in preventing Desertification

temperature?

2.

It is a rich source of biodiesel

(a) 1 and 4

3.

It has nutritional value and is

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 only


78.

4.

(b) All of the above

Consider the following statements:


1.

of high altitude
Its timber is of great commercial

Bugyals are summer grasslands in


higher reaches.

2.

value.
Which of the following statement

Duns are longitudinal valleys in


Himalayas.

3.

given above is/are correct?

Karewas are thick deposits of

(a) Only 1

(b) 2, 3 and 4

glacial clay embedded with

(c) 1 and 3

(d) All of these

moraines.
4.

The correct order of four Geological eras


in India is

Duars are grasslands in Eastern


Himalayas.

(a) Purana, Archean, Aryan, Dravidian

(a) 1, 4 correct

(b) Archean, Dravidian, Purana, Aryan

(c) 1, 2, 3 correct (d) 2, 3, 4 correct

(c) Archean, Aryan, Dravidian, Purana


76.

oldest

Generally tropical climate.

well adapted to live in cold areas

75.

the

2.

Choose the correct statements:

74.

is

79.

(b) 1, 2, 4 correct

Which one of the following gases is

(d) Archean, Purana, Dravidian, Aryan

transparent

Consider the following statements:

radiation

1.

Karbi Anglong and Meghalaya are

terrestrial radiation?

extensions

(a) Oxygen

(b) Nitrogen

(c) Helium

(d) Carbondioxide

of Indian peninsular

block.
2.

Western

Ghats

are

Block

80.

Mountains.

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outgoing

Koeppens system of classification of


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(a) Applied

(b) Systematic

Choose the correct answer using

(c) Genetic

(d) Empirical

the codes below.

The PAT (perform - achieve - trade), as a

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

part of the National Action Plan for

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Climate Change Mission, is a scheme for

84.

(a) Trading energy-efficiency

three crops of .... are grown in a year

certificates in large energy-

known as "Asu, Aman and Boro".

intensive industries

(a) Paddy

(b) Wheat

(c) Pulses

(d) Maize

(b) Trading carbon credits between


developing economies

85.

(c) Trading GHG credits between

Seasonal migration of people with


their animals is called

energy intensive industries within a

(a) Attritition

country

(c) Transhumance (d) Migation

(d) None of the above


82.

In Assam, West Bengal and Orissa,

86.

Which among the following requires

Fold mountains are formed due to

high temperature, light rainfall, 210

large scale movements in the Earths

frost-free days and bright sunshine?

surface when stresses are setup in the

(a) Jute (b) Cotton (c) Tea (d) Coffee

earths crust. These stresses that lead

87.

to their formation can be induced by

Consider the following statements:


1.

Delhi

experience

extremes

of

which of the following?

climate, one reason is due to lack

1.

Increased load of overlying rocks

of moderating influence of sea.

2.

Flow movements in the mantle

3.

Magmatic intrusions in the crust

2.

Annual range of temperature of


Delhi is less than

Choose the correct answer using

that

of

Thiruvananthapuram.

the codes below.

83.

(b) Jhumming

3.

Places in the mountains of high

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

altitudes are cooler due to presence

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

of thin air.

Consider

the

following

statements

4.

about Loess:
1.

than Mangalore.

These are blown from deserts and

(a) 1, 3 correct

(b) 2, 4 correct

barren surfaces and deposited

(c) 1, 3, 4 correct

(d) 2, 3, 4 correct

upon hills and valleys


2.

Areas

covered

by

88.
Loess

are

infertile lands.
3.

Bangalore receives more rainfall

They

are

responsible

1.

Areas of low rainfall experience


high variation in rainfall.

for

the

formation of peneplain.
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October heat is due to retreat of

(c) Ganges, Sutlej and Yamuna

monsoon.

(d) Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej

(a) Only 1 true

89.

The Bijlee Utpadans thermal unit has


been set up by BHEL in

(d) Neither of them is true

(a) Bengal

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Odisha

(d) Bihar

Consider the following statements:

2.
3.
4.

Adding gypsum to soil reduces

93.

Which of the following are true with

salinity of soil.

respect

High evaporation results in salinity

Plateau?

of soil.

1.

to

the

Indian

Peninsular

The southern plateau block is

Capillary action in dry areas results

formed mainly of granite and

in salinity.

gneiss.
2.

Usara soils are most fertile soils.

The Deccan lava plateau is an

(a) 1, 2, 4 correct (b) 1, 2, 3 correct

elevated tableland consisting of

(c) 2, 3, 4 correct (d) 1, 3, 4 correct

horizontally arranged lava sheets.

Consider

the

following

3.

statements

The Malwa plateau dominates the

with reference to the Zoological Survey

Vindhyan

of India:

northern flank of the plateau.

1.

2.
3.

4.

It works under the Ministry of

scraps,

forming

the

The trough of the Narmada and

Environment, Forest and Climate

Tapti are interposed between the

Change (MoEFCC).

Vindhyan

The ZSI participates in the Indian

ranges.

and

the

Satpura

Antarctic Program

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

Similar to the Red Data Book

(c) 1 and 2

(d) All the above

also

94. Which of the following factors are

releases a Red Data Book on

responsible for India's failure to fully

Indian Animals

exploit the inland fisheries during the

produced

91.

92.

(c) Both 1 and 2 true

1.

90.

(b) Only 2 true

by

IUCN,

ZSI

Which of the above statements are

last five decades?

true?

1.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 1 & 2

(c) Only 1 & 3

(d) All

Silting and pollution of the inland


water bodies

2.

Which of the following groups of rivers

Deforestation in the catchment


areas of the rivers

3.

have their source of origin in Tibet?

Lack of marketing facilities

(a) Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej

Select the correct answer from the codes

(b) Brahmaputra, Ganges and Sutlej

given below

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(a) 2 and 3

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2

(d) 1, 3

1.

Which of the following plants have

origin

is

of

called

an
the

epicenter.
2.

The lines joining the places which


were affected by earthquake at

(b) Maize and sugarcane

the same point of time are called

(c) Jute and rice

homoseismal lines.

(d) Gram and other pulses

Select the correct answer using the

Consider the following statements:

code given below.

1.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

The

Oceans

in

the

northern

hemisphere

have

more

temperature

than

their

in

the

99.

southern

2.

The

1.

Jaipur-Ajmer

records

2.

Durg-Raipur

higher annual range

3.

Bhojpur-Munjer

4.

Bhilaspur-Korba

Atlantic

relatively

Ocean

of temperature than the

Pacific

Ocean.
3.

The

eastern

margins

of

the

oceans in the middle latitude


have

Arrange the following Industrial areas


from West to East.

hemisphere.

relatively

temperature

than

(b) 3, 4, 2, 1

(c) 2, 3, 4, 1

(d) 4, 3, 2, 1

100. Consider the following statements:

higher
the

(a) 3, 2, 4, 1

1.

western

(b) 2 and 3

(c) Only 1

(d) All the above.

The

Trans-Anatolian

Natural

between

two

latitudes

and is 111 km approximately.

Which above statement in is/are true?


(a) 1 and 2

Distance

remains same throughout the globe

margins of the ocean.


2.

Distance between two longitudes


remain same.

3.
Gas

between

equal

Latitudes converge at poles.

(a) Russia

(b) Turkey

(a) 1, 3 correct

(c) Azerbaijan

(d) Georgia.

(c) 1, 2, 4 correct

Which of the following statements

longitudes

distance between latitudes.


4.

country?

Distance

equator is almost

Pipeline (TANAP) starts from which

98.

of

(a) Rice and wheat

counterpart

97.

point

earthquake

nitrogen-fixing capacity?

96.

The

(b) 1, 2, 3 correct

(d) All the above are correct

relating to earthquakes is/are correct?


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