UPSC Level 2 Geography Pre Quiz #36


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#1 Are the orbits of the planets on the same plane? 1. Yes, more or less 2. No, they’re all over the place. 3. Only frst four planets are on the same plane. Choose the correct code from the above statements:

#2 Which statement describes the atmosphere of the planet correctly? 1. Venus is mostly carbon dioxide 2. Mercury is mostly nitrogen. 3. Earth is mostly oxygen. 4. Saturn is mostly helium. Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

#3 Oxygen built up in the Earth’s atmosphere because:

#4 Consider the following statements: 1. When the Earth comes between the moon and the sun it is called solar eclipse. 2. When the moon comes between the sun and the Earth it is called Lunar eclipse. Which of the above statements regarding eclipse is correct?

#5 Consider the following statements about mountains passes: 1. Passes are often found just above the source of a river, constituting a drainage divide. 2. Passes provide a route between two mountain tops with a minimum of descent. 3. Top of the pass is not suitable for building, as it does not have any flat ground. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#6 Consider the statements below regarding the sub-tropical deserts in the world : 1. These deserts are located along the West coast of the continents. 2. These are under the influence of sub-tropical high pressure belts. 3. These are also influenced by the movement of cold oceanic current along the coast. Which of the above statements are corrects?

#7 Consider the following statements : 1. Terai region is made up of stones and pebbles. It is so highly porous that rivers disappear in the region. 2. In Bhabhar region, rivers re-emerge and this region is very marshy. This is the region of dense forests and high biological diversity. 3. Khadar region is made up of new alluvium. 4. Bhangar region is made up of new alluvium. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#8 Which of the following are true with regard to fold mountains? 1. They often act as climatic barriers. 2. They receive heavy rain or snow which give rise to rivers. 3. They are rich in minerals. 4. They pose no problem to communication as they contain many passes.

#9 Alluvial fans develop when

#10 Which of the following are true with respect to the Indian Peninsular Plateau? 1. The southern plateau block is formed mainly of granite and gneiss. 2. The Deccan lava plateau is an elevated tableland consisting of horizontally arranged lava sheets 3. The Malwa plateau dominates the Vindhyan scarps, forming the northern flank of the plateau. 4. The troughs of the Narmada and the Tapti are interposed between the Vindhyan and the Satpura ranges Choose the correct option


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