[IAS] Daily Problem Practice for Geography and Environment: 29 February

DPPGE: 29 February

1. Alps Mountains are spread over

a. France, Switzerland, Italy, Romania

b. France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria

c. France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain

d.France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium

2. The high altitude tropical forest which has dwarfed trees is known as

a. Apine forest

b.Elfin forest

c. Montane forest

d. Sclerohyll forest

3. The large coffee plantation in Brazil is called

a. Estate

b. Farm

c. Fazendas

d. Kolkhozes

4. Consider the following statements:

i. In India, groundnut is principally grown as rain-fed cop.

ii. In India, sesamum is grown as kharif crop in northern states but in south it is generally grown during the rabi season.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

5. Consider the following statements:

i. Maharashtra has more net irrigated area as compared to madhya Pradesh.

ii. Punjab has more area under canal irrigation as compared to Haryana.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

6. With reference to the sub-tropical high pressure belt, consider the following statements:

i. It is affected by Earth’s rotation ad descent of winds from higher altitudes.

ii. It is dynamically induced and characterised with anti-cyclonic conditions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

7. Consider the following statements regarding general characteristics associated with tropical cyclones:

i. Tropical cyclones move with very low velocity over the oceans but become strong while moving over the land areas.

ii. Thy are confined to a particular period of the years (mainly summer) and normally move from east to west.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

8. With reference to the sub-tropical high pressure belt, consider the following statements:

i. Thermally induced low pressure belt develops around the equator but the pressure gradient is very low.

ii. Temporal viability in the amount of rainfall is not found.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

9. Consider the following statements:

i. The continental shelves of Lakshadweep originated due to coral reefs.

ii. The continental shelves of western coast are due to faulting and submergence.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

10. Consider the following statements:

i. Temperature of surface water is comparatively higher in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere.

ii. Th isotherms in the southern hemisphere are not regular and do not follow the latitudes while they (isotherms) are regular and follow the latitude in the northern hemisphere.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. i only

b. ii only

c. Both i and ii

d. Neither i nor ii

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