DPPGE: 12 March

1. Consider the following statements:

1. As  compared  to  wheat,  barley  can  withstand more porous and alkaline soils.
2. The millet Ragi is cultivated only in loamy soils.                ..

Which  of  the  statements  given  above  is / are correct?

(a) 1  only                        (b)  2 only
(c) Both  1  and 2             (d)  Neither I  nor 2

2. Among  the  following  types  of biomes,  which  one has  the  highest  species  diversity?
(a) Temperate forests
(b) Ttopical rainforests
(c) Temperate  dicidusous  forests
(d) Temperate  grasslands

3. What is the maximum potential number of inhabitants which can be supported in a given ecosystem known as?
(a) Biotic potential (b) Carrying capacity`
(c) Reproductive (d) Tolerance limit

4. The Minamata incident, an example for environmental degradation, is due to which one of the following?
(a) Air pollution (b) Nuclear disaster
(c) Water pollution (d) Thermal pollution

5. Consider the following statements:

1. Most  of the  coal reserves in- China .occur in the southern  parts  bordering  Vietnam,  Laos  and Myanmar.
2. The largest share of coal in United States of America is  mined in the western half of the country.
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

6. Which  one  of the  following ethnic  groups  does  not belong  to mongoloids?

(a) The Yakuts                 (b)   The Samoyeds
(c) The Red Indians of North America (d) The Bantus

7. Where does the ethnic group called Dayak live?

(a)      Bali
(b)      Borneo
(c)      Tenggara Sunda Islands
(d)      West Timer

8. Which one of the following patterns of settlements is most likely to develop along the convergence of several transport routes?

(a) Circular                      (b)    Linear
(c)   RectanguJar               (d)    Star-shaped

9. Consider the following statements:
1.  Chhparral biomes develop under conditions of high moisture with less pronounced  differences in the temperature between summer and winter.
2. Moist temperate  coniferous  forest biomes  occur along the west coast of North America from central California to Alaska.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only                         (b)   2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2              (d)   Neither 1 and 2

10. Which of the following explains the  Late Expanding Phase of Demographic Theory?

(a) High Birth Rate and High Death Rate
(b) High Birth Rate and Declining Death Rate
(c) Declining Birth Rate and Declining Death Rate
(d) Low Birth Rate and Low Death Rate

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