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Civil Service Preliminary Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Indian & World Geography - 2011

1. The lower Gangetic plain is characterized by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region ?
(a)  Paddy and cotton
(b)  Wheat and Jute
(c)  Paddy and Jute
(d)  Wheat and cotton


2. What could be the main reason /reasons for the formation of African and Eurasian desert belt ?
1.   It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells.
2.   It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2




3. The Brahmaputra, Irrawady and Mekong rivers originate in Tibet and flow through narrow and parallel mountain ranges in their upper reaches. Of these rivers, Brahmaputra makes a "U" turn in its course to flow into India. This "U" turn is due to
(a)  Uplift of folded Himalayan series
(b)  Syntaxial bending of geologically young Himalayas
(c)  Geo-tectonic disturbance in the tertiary folded mountain chains
(d) Both (a) and (b) above


4. A state in India has the following characteristics:
1.   Its northern part is arid and semi-arid.
2.   Its central part produces cotton.
3.   Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.

Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics ?
(a)  Andhra Pradesh
(b)  Gujarat
(c)  Karnataka
(d)  Tamil Nadu



5. Westerlies in southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in northern hemisphere. Why ?
1.   Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere.
2.   Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemisphere

Which of the statements given above is /are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2


6. Among the following States, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field ?
(a)  Andhra Pradesh
(b)  Arunachal Pradesh
(c)  Madhya Pradesh
(d)  Uttar Pradesh



7. La Nina is suspected to have caused recent floods in Australia. How is La Nina different from El Nino ?
1.   La Nina is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperature in equatorial Indian Ocean whereas El Nino is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
2.   El Nino has adverse effect on south-west monsoon of India, but La Nina has no effect on monsoon climate.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2



8. With reference ' to micro-irrigation, which of the following statements is /are correct?
1.   Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.
2.   It is the only means of irrigation in dry land farming.
3.   In some areas of farming, receding of ground water table can be checked.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 and 3 only
(c)  1 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3


9. If a tropical rain forest is removed, it does not regenerate quickly as compared to a tropical deciduous forest. This is because
(a)  the soil of rain forest is deficient in nutrients
(b)  propagules of the trees in a rain forest have poor viability
(c)  the rain forest species are slow-growing
(d)  exotic species invade the fertile soil of rain forest


10. The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon ?
(a)  It has a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth
(b)  It is a confluence of different bio-geographical zones
(c)  Exotic and invasive species have not been introduced in this region
(d)  It has less human interference

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