Quiz 173 – Previous Year’s Questions from Geography

Assertion (A) : River Kalindi is an east-flowing river in the southern part of India.

Reason (R) : The Deccan Plateu is higher along its western edge gently slopes towards the Bay of Bengal in the east.

Codes:

(a)Both A and R individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b)Both A and R individually true, but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false, but R is true

Explanation:

River Kalindi is a west-flowing river in the southern part of India. The another river flowing toward west are Satranji, Bhadra, Vaitarni, Saravati, Bharatpujha, Periyar and Pumba. Deccan Plateau is titled towards the east with bold heighests in the west.

Ans- (d)


 

Which one of the following is also known as Top Slip?

(a) Simlipal National Park

(b) Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

(c) Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary

(d) Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

Explanation:

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is also known as Top Slip. It is located in Annamalai hills of Tamil Nadu. It is called Top Slip Due to the fact that in old days, there was the practice of sliding timber from these hills.

Ans- (d)


 

Shahgarh area in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan was in news in the year 2006 because of which one of the following?

(a) Finding high Quality gas reserves

(b) Finding uranium deposits.

(c) Finding Zinc deposits

(d) Installation of wind power units

Explanation:

High quality gas reserve have been found at a depth of 3161 metres in an exploratory well drilled in Shahgarh block in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

Ans- (a)


 

Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, Red Panda is naturally found in the western Himalayas only.
  2. In India, slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the North East.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:

The Red Panda is found in mountainous band from Nepal through north-eastern India, Bhutan, China, Loas and northern Myanmar.

Slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the north-east (Patkai Range). In India, the slow Loris is found in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Meghalay.

Ans- (b)


 

Match list I with the list II and selsct the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

List – I (Town)

  1. Betul
  2. Jagdalpur
  3. Jabalpur
  4. Ujjain

List – II (River Nearer to it)

  1. Indravati
  2. Narmada
  3. Shipra
  4. Tapti

Codes: A – B – C – D

  • 1 – 4 – 2 – 3
  • 4 – 1 – 2 – 3
  • 4 – 1 – 3 – 2
  • 1 – 4 – 3 – 2

Explanation:

Place – Rivers

  1. Betul – Tapti
  2. Jagdalpur – Indravati
  3. Jabalpur – Narmada
  4. Ujjain – Shipra

Ans- (b)


 

Which one of the following is located in the Bastar region ?

(a) Bandhavgarh National Park

(b) Dandeli Sanctuary

(c) Rajaji National Park

(d) Indravati National Park

Explanation:

Name – Location – Reserve for

  1. Bandhavgarh National Park – Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh – Tiger, Panther, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Bear.
  2. Dandeli Sanctuary – Dharwar,Karnataka – Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Chital.
  3. Rajaji National Park – Haridwar, Uttarakhand – Wild Elephant
  4. Indravati National Park – Dantewada, Chhattisgarh – Tiger and Wild Buffaloes

Ans- (d)


 

Whare Shevaroy Hills located?

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Karnataka

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu

Explanation:

Shevaroy Hills are located in the north-central Tamil Nadu. It is situated at Salem district in Tamil Nadu. The height of Shevaroy Hills is about 4000 to 5000 feet above sea level. Its total area is about 50 sq km. The famous ‘Yarkod” hill station is situated in these Hills.

Ans- (d)


 

Match list-I with list- II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

List-I (City)

  1. Bangkok
  2. Phnom-Penh
  3. Hanoi
  4. Yangon

List – II (River)

  1. Irrawaddy
  2. Mekong
  3. Menam (Chao Phraya)
  4. Red River

Codes: A – B – C – D

  • 3 – 2 – 4 – 1
  • 4 – 1 – 3 – 2
  • 3 – 1 – 4 – 2
  • 4 – 2 – 3 – 1

Explanation:

City – River

  1. Bangkok – Menam (Chao Phraya)
  2. Phnom-Penh – Mekong
  3. Hanoi – Red River
  4. Yangon – Irrawaddy
  5. Basra – Shatt- al- Arab
  6. Belgrade – Danube
  7. Berlin – Spree
  8. Cairo – Nile
  9. Bonn – Rhine
  10. Glasgow – Clyde
  11. Kabul – Kabul
  12. Lahore – Ravi
  13. Lisbon – Tagus
  14. London – Thames
  15. Montreal – St. Lawrence
  16. New York – Hudson
  17. Ottawa – Ottawa
  18. Paris – Seine
  19. Rome – Tiber
  20. Washington – Potomac

Ans- (a)


 

Consider the following statements:

  1. Either of the two belts over the oceans at about 30 degree to 35 degree N and S Latitudes is known as Horse Latitude.
  2. Horse Latitudes are low pressure belts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:

The sub-tropical of variable winds and columns that lie between the Latitudes 25 degree, south and North are called Horse Latitudes. They coincide with the sub-tropical high pressure belts. The high pressure is probably caused the rising air of equatorial Latitudes which descends here. It is known as Horse Latitude because of the fact that in ancient times, sailors had to throw away some of the horses being carried in ships in order to lessen, the weight, so that  the ships could be sailed through the calm conditions of these latitudes.

Ans- (a)


 

The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the following countries?

(a) Australia

(b) Cuba

(c) Ghana

(d) Philippines

Explanation:The great barrier reef is the largest coral reef. It is situated along the east coast of Queensland state of Australia. It is included in world inheritage list of UNESCO in 1981.

Ans-(a)

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