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UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2013-Set-2

 6. Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?

1. They are generally red in color.
2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Answer. c)

7. Consider the following statements:
1. Natural gas occurs in the Gondwana beds.
2. Mica occurs in abundance in Kodarma.
3. Dharwars are famous for petroleum.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3
d) None

Answer. b)

8. Consider the following crops:
1. Cotton
2. Groundnut
3. Rice
4. Wheat
Which of these are Kharif crops?
a) 1 and 4
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 2, 3 and 4

Answer. c)

9. “Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders.”
The above statement best describes which of the following regions?

a) African Savannah
b) Central Asian Steppe
c) North American Prairie
d) Siberian Tundra

Answer. b)

10. During a thunderstorm, the thunder in the skies is produced by the
1. Meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky.
2. Lightning that separates the nimbus clouds.
3. Violent upward movement of air and water particles.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) None of the above produces the thunder

Answer. d)

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