DPPGE: 6 March

1.A state in India has the following characteristics?

1. Its northern part is arid and semi-arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.

Which of the following states has all of the above characteristics?

(a)   Andhra Pradesh       (b) Gujarat
(c)   Karnataka                (d) Tamil Nadu

2. The lower gangetic plain is characterised by humid climate with high temperature throughout the year. Which one among the following pairs of crops is most suitable for this region?

(a) Paddy and cotton
(b) Wheat and Jute
(c)  Paddy and Jute
(d) Wheat and Cotton

3. When does escarpment develop?

(a) When a block steps down along a fault plane.
(b) When a block moves down vertically along a fault plane.
(c) When  a  block  moves horizontally  along  a  fault plane.
(d) When a block moves upward along a fault plane.

4. Consider the following:

1. Andes mountains       2.    New Zealand
3. Philippines                 4.    Taiwan
Which of the above is/are part(s) of the Ring of fire?

(a)   1 only                        (b)   1 and 2 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only           (d)    1, 2, 3, 4

5. Consider the following statements

1.    A ray of light from the sun takes about 8 seconds to reach earth
2.    Light from moon takes only a second to reach earth

Select the correct answer from the following codes

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

6. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Dam/Lake                             River
(a)    Govind Sagar            :        Sutlej
(b)    Kolleru Lake            :        Krishna
(c)    Ukai Reservoir         :        Tapi
(d)    Wular Lake            :         Jhelum

7. When you Travel in Himalayas, you will see the following:

1. Deep gorges
2. U-turn river courses
3. Parallel mountain ranges
4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding

8. Which of the above can be said to be the evidences for Himalayas being young fold Mountains?

(a)    1 and 2 only                (b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c)    3 and 4 only                (d) All of the above

9. With reference to earth movement consider the following statements

1.    Earth rotation on its axis from west to east causes seasons and the year.
2.    Earth revolution round the sun causes day and night.

Select the correct answer from the following codes

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

10. Where is the Dogger Bank, a major fishing area, Iocated?

(a) North Pacific Ocean (b) South Pacific Ocean
(c) North Sea (d) South Atlantic Ocean


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