DPPGE: 28 February

1. Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?

  1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
  2. Opening a new canal across the Kra isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.

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

2. Which  type  of  climate  (s)  prevail  (s) in  the  long corridor (Leeward side) of the  Western Ghats and the  Nilgiri  Hills ?

(a) Tropical wet and dry climate

(b) Tropical wet and dry with winter rain

(c) Tropical  semi-arid  steppe

(d) Subtropical  mons0on  rainforest

3. Match  List-I  with  List-It  and  select  the  correct answer  using  the code given below the Lists:
List~I                               List-II
(Soil)                               (Region)
A. Red and  loamy soils   1.  Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and  the Sahyadri
B. Calcareous slerozemlc soil  2.  Gujarat and adjacent areas
C. Grey and brown  soils         3.  Punjab,  Haryana and and Malwa
D. Laterite Soil                         4.  Western parts  of the Western Ghats
A     B      C      D

(a)      1       3       2       4

(b)     1       2       3       4

(c)     3        1       4       2

(d)     3       4       1       2

4. Match  List-I  with  List-II  and  select  the  correct answer using  the  code  given  below  the  Lists:
List-l                                  List-II
(Major  Irrigation Project)      (State)

A   Malaprabha                 1.  Andhra  Pradesh.
B    Lower Bhavani            2.  Kamataka.
C.   Salandi                         3.  Orissa.
D   Vamsadhara                  4.  Tamil Nadu.
A      B     C      D
(a)      2       3       4       1

(b)     2       4       3       1

(c)      1       4       3       2

(d)      1      3       4       2

5. Match the following:

List-I                                List-II
(Region/City)                   (Corresponding Region)
A.   West Virginia              1. Appalachian Mountains
B.   Colorado                      2.  Lake Michigan
C.   Milwaukee                   3.  Gulf of Mexico
D.   New Orleans                4.  Rocky  Mountains
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A       B      C       D
(a)     1       4       2       3

(b)     1       2       4       3

(c)     3       4       2       1

(d)     3       2       4      1

6. What is eutrophication?

(a) Process by which organisms concentrate certain chemical substances to levels above those found in their natural environment.

(b) Excessive growth of algae in nutrient-rich waters leading to reduced oxygen levels and the death of many organisms.

(c) The ability of organisms in a food chain to convert energy received into living matter.

(d) Population explosion of a species in an ecosystem due to the removal of their predators.

7. Which  one  of  the  following  terms  describes  not only  the  physical  space  occupied by an  organism, but  also  its  functional  role  in  the  community of organisms ?

(a) Ecotone

(b)  Ecological niche

(c) Habitat

(d)  Home range

8. Consider the following:

1. The Dead  Sea
2. The  Red Sea
3. Midland Plain of Scotland

Which of the above  is/are Rift valley/Rift valleys ?

(a) 1  only

(b)  1  and  1  only

(c)  2 and 3  only

(d)  1, 2 and 3

9. Consider the following statements:

1. Most rainfall and snowfall in the midlatitudes are formed by the icecrystal process.
2. The base of cirrus clouds invariably occurs at altitude below 5000 m.

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

10. Consider the following statements:

1. The variation in average annual range of temperature at 15 degree latitude of Southern Hemisphere is much less than that at 15 degree latitude of Northern Hemisphere.
2. At latitudes poleward of 35 degree, the incoming radiation exceeds the outgoing radiation in Northern  Hemisphere,  whereas  in  Southern Hemisphere  the outgoing radiation  exceeds  the incoming radiation.
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




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