Daily Problem Practice for Geography and Environment (DPPGE): 8 March

DPPGE: 8 March

1.In which one among the following countries is the urban population as per cent of its total population highest?

(a) Australia                     (b)    Japan
(c) New Zealand              (d)    USA

2. Consider the following:
1. Broad evergreen leaves
2. Shining, waxy leaf surface
3. Epiphytes

Which of the above is/are the salient characteristics of natural vegetation of Selvas?

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

3. Which one is not a part of the Polynesia region?

(a) New Zealand             (b)   Timor
(c) Tonga Islands            (d)   Tuvalu

4. Consider the following pairs:

1. St. Petersburg            :       Gulf of Finland
2. Stockholm                  :       Baltic Sea
3. Oslo                            :       Norwegian Sea

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) I  only                         (b)    1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only               (d)    I, 2 and 3

5. Consider the following statements:
1. Montreal Protocol in the year 1987 called for the complete  cut in the use  of  Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the year 2000.
2. India was a signatory to the Montreal Protocol in the year 1987.

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. The National River Conservation Directorate functions under which Union Ministry?

(a) Agriculture Ministry
(b) Environment and forests Ministry
(c) Science and Technology Ministry
(d) Water Resources ministry

7. Which among the  following  is/are  the  major factor/factors responsible for the monsoon type of climate in India?

1. Location                        2. Thermal contrast
3. Upper air circulation     4. Inter-tropical convergence zone

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1  only                         (b)   2 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only          (d)    1, 2, 3 and 4

8. Among the following States, which one is the largest producer of rubber?

(a) Assam                         (b)   Meghalaya
(c) Tripura                       (d)   Sikkim

9. Consider the following statements:

1. In India, Tertiary deposits of coal occur in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
2. In India, lignite does not occur anywhere except in Tamil Nada and Rajasthan.
3. In India, metallurgical coal is restricted to Jharkand and Andhra Pradesh only

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

10. Who of the following was the first scientific geographer who  ascertained  the  length  of  equator  on  sound principle?

(a) Herodotus                  (b)   Hecataeus
(c) Anaximander             (d)   Erastothenes

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