Geography upsc previous years questions quiz

1. Commercial production of mineral oil has started in which one of the areas of India, labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the map given below: [1998] 4

 
 
 
 

2. Out of all the biosphere reserves in India, four have been recognized on the World Network by UNESCO. Which one of the following is not one of them? [2008]

 
 
 
 

3. The Dul Hasti Power Station is based on which one of the following rivers? [2009]

 
 
 
 

4. In the vicinity of Mumbai, a number of specialised towns have been developed. Match the lists of specialisation with towns and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1998] List-I (Towns) List-II (Specialisation) A. Alibag 1. Fishing centre B. Balapur 2. Holiday resort C. Nhava Sheva 3. Petrochemical complex D. Ratnagiri 4. Port Codes:

 
 
 
 

5. Given below are the names of four energy crops. Which one of them can be cultivated for ethanol ? [2010]

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following is/are cited by the scientists as evidence/evidences for the continued expansion of universe? [2012 – I] 1. Detection of microwaves in space 2. Observation of redshift phenomenon in space 3. Movement of asteroids in space 4. Occurrence of supernova explosions in space Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

7. In India, cluster bean (Guar) is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context? [2014 – I]

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/ characteristics of equatorial forests? [2013 – I] 1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy 2. Coexistence of a large number of species 3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

 
 
 
 

9. Assertion: Areas lying within five to eight degrees latitude on either side of the equator receive rainfall throughout the year. Reason (R) : High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rain to fall mostly in the afternoons near the equator. [2003]

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements: [2008] l. Albedo of an object determines its visual brightness when viewed with reflected light. 2. Albedo of Mercury is much greater than the albedo of the Earth. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

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