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UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020 Practice Test 13

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  1. Date of Notification for Civil Service Prelims and Indian Forest Service Prelims: February 12, 2020
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Geography Practice Question

 

 

Q.1)     Consider the following.

  1. Himalayas
  2. Peninsular Plateau
  3. North Indian Plains

 

Arrange the following in chronological order of their formations.

  1. a) 1-3-2
  2. b) 2-1-3
  3. c) 2-3-1
  4. d) 3-2-1

Solution (b)

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Northwestern Himalayas.

  1. The world-famous valley of Kashmir lies between the Karakoram Range and Ladakh Range.
  2. The Kashmir Himalayas are also famous for Karewa formations.
  3. Chenab in the valley of Kashmir is still in its youth stage and yet forms meanders.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 3 only
  4. d) All the above.

Solution (b)

Q.3)     Tors, block mountains, rift valleys, spurs, bare rocky structures, series of hummocky hills and wall-like quartzite dykes are some of the important physiographic features of which of the following region?

  1. a) Purvanchal Hill Complex
  2. b) Peninsular plateau.
  3. c) North Indian Plains
  4. d) Indian Deserts

Solution (b)

Q.4)     Consider the following statements:

  1. The western coastal plains are an example of emergent coastal plain.
  2. The western coastal plains are narrow in the middle and get broader towards north and south.
  3. Because of its submerged nature, eastern coast has less number of ports and harbors.
  4. The lakes and the playas have brackish water which is the main source of obtaining salt in western coasts.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 and 4 only
  2. b) 2 and 3 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) 2 and 4

Solution (d)

Q.5) Consider the following pairs:

Passes                        Connects

  1. Banihal                      Jammu and Srinagar
  2. Zoji La                         Srinagar and Leh
  3. Shipki La                Himachal Pradesh and Tibet
  4. Mana passes              Uttarakhand and Tibet

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 3 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (d)

Q.6) which of the following best defines Duars?

  1. a) The tract of land lying between two converging, or confluent, rivers.
  2. b) The alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lies south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin.
  3. c) The land drained by the brackish water.
  4. d) The landscape all along the foothills of Shiwaliks.

Solution (b)

Q.7)     Consider the following Himalayan ranges.

1 Karakoram Range

  1. Phir Panjal range
  2. Ladakh range
  3. Zaskar range

Arrange the above ranges from North to South.

  1. a) 1-3-4-2
  2. b) 1-4-3-2
  3. c) 1-2-3-4
  4. d) 1-2-4-3

Solution (a)

 

Q.8)     Consider the following statements:

  1. The region is swampy and marshy.
  2. The underground streams re – emerge in this region.
  3. The region is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes and flies.
  4. The forests in this region have been cleared and intensive agriculture is being practiced.

The above statements are true for which of the following regions?

  1. a) Bhabar
  2. b) Bhangar
  3. c) Khadar
  4. d) Tarai

Solution (d)

Q.9) Dandakaranya forest has been in news because of Naxalism.

Which of the following statements regarding Dandakaranya are correct?

  1. It is drained by the tributaries of Mahanadi and Godavari
  2. It has Abujhmar hills in the west and Eastern Ghats in the East.
  3. It prominently lies in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 1 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (a)

 

Q.10) which of the following statements regarding Meghalaya plateau are NOT correct?

  1. It is an extension of Himalayan range in North Easter India.
  2. It is filled with fertile alluvial soil deposited by Brahmaputra.
  3. It is separated from peninsular plateau by Garo – Rajmahal gap.

Select the code from below:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 3 only
  3. c) 2 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (a)

Q.11)   which of the following Islands of India are Volcanic in character?

  1. Narcondam Island
  2. Barren Island
  3. Minicoy
  4. Majuli

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 2 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (a)

Q.12) which of the following mountain ranges is/are folding mountain ranges?

  1. Aravalis
  2. Himalayas
  3. Western Ghats
  4. Eastern Ghats

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 2 only
  2. b) 1 and 2
  3. c) 3 and 4
  4. d) 1,2 and 4

Solution (b)

Q.13) which of the following statements regarding Thar Desert are correct?

  1. It lies only in India and not in Pakistan.
  2. It is drained by river Luni.
  3. It doesn’t get rainfall because of the presence of Aravali hills parallel to the monsoon winds.

Select the code from following:

  1. a) 1 and 2
  2. b) 2 and 3
  3. c) 1 and 3
  4. d) All of the above

Solution (b)

 

Q.15) From the below identify the correct term which is collectively applied to all kinds of saline and alkaline soils in the plains of north India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh –

  1. a) Regolith
  2. b) Talus
  3. c) Usar
  4. d) Reh

Solution (c)

Q.16)   considers the following pairs and identifies the correct pair/s using the code given below:

            Plains: Associated region

  1. Malwa Plains: located in central India especially Madhya Pradesh
  2. Marusthali: covers sand-dune-covered eastern portion of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert in western Rajasthan state
  3. Utkal plains: coastal plains in the Odisha state

Code:

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 1 and 2 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (c)

 

Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Pamir, popularly known as the roof of the world is the connecting link between the Himalayas and the high ranges of the Central Asia.
  2. Maximum development of glaciers occurs in the Karakoram Range.
  3. Purvachal or the Eastern hills are part of the Himalayan mountain system having their general alignment from the north to the south direction

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 1 and 2 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (d)

 

Q.18)   Consider the following ports. Which of the following is correct order as we traverse from south to north?

  1. a) Kochi – Mangalore – JNPT – Marmagao – Kandla
  2. b) Kochi – Mangalore – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  3. c) Mangalore – Kochi – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  4. d) Kochi – JNPT – Marmagao – Mangalore – Kandla

Solution (b)

 

Q.19) which of the statements given below is/are not true in regard to western coastal plain?

  1. a) It is a narrow belt.
  2. b) Eastern coastal plain receives comparatively low rainfall but the Western coastal plain receives heavy rainfall.
  3. c) West Coast Plain is infertile and agriculturally not prosperous except in the Malabar Coast.
  4. d) It is an example of emergent coastal plain.

Solution (d)

Western coastal plain is an example of submerged coastal plain (not emergent). It provides natural conditions for development of ports.

 

Q.20) which of the statements given below is/are correct about Terai region?

  1. Terai is an ill-drained, damp (marshy) and thickly forested narrow tract to the south of Bhabar running parallel to it.
  2. It is swampy lowland with silty soils.
  3. Terai soils are rich in phosphate and organic matter but are deficient in nitrogen. Choose the correct answer from the code given below:
  4. a) 1 only
  5. b) 1 and 2 only
  6. c) 2 and 3 only
  7. d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (b)

 

Q.21) Consider the below statements with regard to Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats:

  1. The mean height of the Western Ghats is more than that of Eastern Ghats.
  2. The Eastern Ghats do not form a continuous chain like the Western Ghats.
  3. The Eastern Ghats average width is less than that of Western Ghats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 2 and 3 only
  3. c) 1, 2 and 3
  4. d) None

Solution (a)

 

Q.22) what type of drainage pattern the Ganga river system forms?

  1. a) Trellis pattern
  2. b) Dendric pattern
  3. c) Rectangular pattern
  4. d) Radial pattern

Solution (b)

 

Q.23)   Consider the following statements about Brahmaputra River:

  1. It flows eastwards parallel to the Himalayas.
  2. On reaching the Nanga Parbat, it takes a ‘U’ turn and enters India in Arunachal Pradesh through a gorge.
  3. The Brahmaputra has a braided channel in its entire length in Assam and forms many riverine islands.
  4. Teesta river is its right bank tributary.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (b)

 

Q.24)   Consider the following statements about Mahadayi/Mandovi river:

  1. The famous Dudhsagar falls is located on this river.
  2. Kalasa and Banduri are its tributaries.
  3. It is the west flowing river.
  4. Mahadayi river water dispute is between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (a)

 

Q.25)   Consider the following rivers and cities located on their banks.

Cities                River

  1. Cuttack             Mahanadi
  2. Agra                 Yamuna
  3. Jabalpur          Narmada
  4. Lucknow          Gomti

 

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. a) 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. c) 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. d) All the above

Solution (d)

 

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