UPSC Geography Prelims Questions | 2016-Set-1

 1. In the cities of our country,

which among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of the Air Quality Index?
1. Carbon dioxide
2. Carbon monoxide
3. Nitrogen dioxide
4. Sulfur dioxide
5. Methane
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1, 2, and 3 only
b) 2, 3, and 4 only
c) 1, 4, and 5 only 
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Answer. b)

2. Consider the following pairs:
Famous Place                             Region
1. Bodhgaya:             Baghelkhand
2. Khajuraho:         Bundelkhand
3. Shirdi:                 Vidarbha
4. Nasik (Nashik):   Malwa
5. Tirupati:              Rayalaseema
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
a) 1, 2 and 4
b) 2, 3, 4 and 5
c) 2 and 5 only
d) 1, 3, 4 and 5

Answer. c)

3. Consider the following statements:
1. The Sustainable Development Goals were first proposed in 1972 by a global think tank called the ‘Club of Rome’.
2. The Sustainable Development Goals have to be achieved by 2030. 

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

Answer: B)

4. With reference to the Agreement at the UNFCCC Meeting in Paris in 2015, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Agreement was signed by all the member countries of the UN and it will go into effect in 2017.
2. The Agreement aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions so that the rise in average global temperature by the end of this century does not exceed 2. o C or even 1.50 C above pre-industrial levels.
3. Developed countries acknowledged their historical responsibility in global warming and committed to donate $ 1000 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries cope with climate change. 
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer. b)

5. The term ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of
a) pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees from the war-affected Middle East
b) plan of action outlined by the countries of the world to combat climate change
c) capital contributed by the member countries in the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
d) plan of action outlined by the countries of the world regarding Sustainable Development Goals

Answer: B)

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