UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2014-Set-7

 31. Consider the following pairs:

     Hills                             Region

1. Cardamom Hills:      Coromandel Coast
2. Kaimur Hills:         Konkan Coast
3. Mahadeo Hills:     Central India
4. Mikir Hills:          North-East India 
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 3 and 4
d) 2 and 4

Answer. c)

32. The most important strategy for the conservation of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of
a) biosphere
b) reserves
c) national parks
d) Wildlife sanctuaries

Answer. a)

33. Turkey is located between
a) the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea
b) the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
c) Gulf of Suez and the Mediterranean Sea
d) Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Answer. b)

34. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north?
1. Bangkok
2. Hanoi
3. Jakarta
4. Singapore
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 4-2-1-3
b) 3-2-4-1
c) 3-4-1-2
d) 4-3-2-1

Answer. c)

35. The scientific view is that the increase in global temperature should not exceed 2.0C above the pre-industrial level. If the global temperature increases beyond 3.0C above the pre-industrial level, what can be its possible impact/impacts on the world?

1 Terrestrial biosphere tends toward a net carbon source.
2. Widespread coral mortality will occur. 
3. All the global wetlands will permanently disappear.
4. Cultivation of cereals will not be possible anywhere in the world.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2, 3, and 4 only 
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer. b)

36. What are the benefits of implementing the ‘Integrated Watershed Development Programme?
1. Prevention of soil runoff
2. Linking the country’s perennial rivers with seasonal rivers
3. Rainwater harvesting and recharge of the groundwater table
4. Regeneration of natural vegetation 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2, 3, and 4 only
c) 1, 3, and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer. c)

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