UPSC Level 2 Geography Pre Quiz #39

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#1 Consider the following statements: 1. A valley which has been formed by glacial erosion has characteristic V-shaped with very steep sides. 2. After the ice melted, a tributary valley ‘hangs’ above the main valley so that its stream plunges down as waterfall. Choose the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

#2 Wind erosion may be carried out in the following ways: 1. Deflation 2. Abrasion 3. Attrition Choose the correct option from the following codes:

#3 When wind is deflected due to rotation of Earth, it is called as

#4 Consider the statements regarding Barchan: 1. Barchans are cresentic or moon shaped dunes which occur individually or in groups. 2. They are most prevalent in Iran. Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

#5 Consider the following features associated with coastal erosion: 1. Capes and bays 2. Cliffs and wave-cut platforms 3. Caves, arch, stack and stump 4. Geos and gloups 5. Spits and bars Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

#6 Consider the following statements regarding depositional landforms of Karst region: 1. The columns of drip stones hanging from the cave ceiling are called ‘stalagmites’. 2. The calcareous columns of drip stones growing upward from the cave floor are known as ‘Stalactiles’. Choose the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

#7 Choose the incorrect pair from the following : (a) Feature associated with coastal deposit — Spits and bars (b) Valleys of Karst region — Dunes (c) Landforms associated with glacial cycle — Aretes and pyramidal peaks (d) Features associated with lower course of a river — Oxbow lakes

#8 Consider the following statements regarding the upper course of a river: 1. This begins at the very source of mountain range. 2. Here the predominant action of river is vertical corrosion. 3. The valley developed is V-shaped. Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

#9 Consider the following statements about Tsunami, a Japanese word, which means Harbor waves: 1. Tsunami waves originates in the oceans only due to earthquakes that occur on the ocean-bed 2. To generate the Tsunami waves, there should be vertical displacement of water column, which happens in the case of strike slip fault. 3. As the Tsunami waves travels over a shallow and gradual slope, its wavelength decreases. This is called shoaling effect. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

#10 Consider the following statements: 1. Anatural harbour is a land form where a part of a body of water is protected and deep enough to furnish anchorage. 2. A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbours where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. 3. Chennai is the artificial port of India situated on Malabar cost. 4. Mumbai has largest hinterland in India. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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