UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2015-Set-2

 6. What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current?

(a) The Earth's rotation on its axis
(b) Convergence of the two equatorial currents
(c) Difference in salinity of the water
(d) Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator



7. Consider the following pairs:
Place of Pilgrimage     -         Location
1. Srisailam                    -            Nallamala Hills
2. Omakareshwar          -             Satmala Hills
3. Pushkar                     -               Mahadeo Hills
 Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



8. With reference to 'dugong', a mammal found in India, which of the following statements
is/are correct?
1. It is a herbivorous marine animal.
2. It is found along the entire coast of India.
3. It is given legal protection under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Select the correct answer using the codes are given below.
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 only



9. Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?
(a) Saltwater crocodile
(b) Olive ridley turtle
(c) Gangetic dolphin
(d) Gharial


10. Consider the following rivers :
1. Vamsadhara
2. Indravati
3. Pranahita
4. Pennar
Which of the above are tributaries of Godavari?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 2 and 3 only

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Answer:
6-A
7-A
8-C
9-C
10-D

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