UPSC Level 2 Geography Pre Quiz #42


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#1 With reference to soil conservation, consider the following practices: 1. Crop rotation 2. Sand fences 3. Terracing 4. Wind breaks Which of the above are considered appropriate methods for soil conservation in India?

#2 The active agents of soil forming process are 1. Climate 2. Parent material 3. Biota 4. Topography 5. Time Select the correct answer from the codes given below

#3 Consider the following statements: 1. The Bhabar lies all along the foot of the Siwaliks. 2. The Bhabar is generally a narrow belt. 3. The Terai is marked by the disappearance of the streams in the surface. Choose the correct statements:

#4 Which of the following are the rivers at the delta mouths of which mangroves occur in abundance? 1. Narmada 2. Subarnarekha 3. Krishna 4. Ganga Select the correct answer:

#5 Soil erosion due to running water can be checked by 1. afforestation 2. mulching 3. check on grazing 4. terraced cultivation Select the correct option

#6 Which of the following are the components of loamy soils? 1. Red soil 2. Clay soil 3. Alluvial soil 4. Silt soil 5. Sandy soil Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

#7 Consider the following programmes: 1. Afforestation and development of wastelands. 2. Reforestation and re-plantation in existing forests. 3. Encouraging the wood substitutes and supplying other types of fuel. 4. Promotion of wide use of insecticides and pesticides to restrict the loss of forest area from degradation caused by pests and insects. The National Forest Policy of 1988 includes:

#8 Which of the following comprise the factors responsible for the location of jute textile industries? 1. Good network of railways and roadways. 2. Abundant water supply 3. Cheap labour Select the correct answer using the codes given below

#9 Consider the following statements: 1. Lignite is a low grade brown coal, which is soft with high moisture content. 2. Anthracite coal is buried deep and subjected to increased temperatures. It is the most popular coal in commercial use. 3. Metallurgical coal is high grade anthracite coal which has a special value for smelting iron in blast furnaces. 4. Bituminous is the highest quality hard coal. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

#10 Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation. In this context, consider the following statements 1. Coffee plant requires a hot and humid climate of tropical areas, whereas tea can be cultivated in both tropical and sub-tropical areas. 2. Coffee is propagated by seeds, but tea is propagated by stem cuttings only. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


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