Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 85 of 118)

  1. Since 1950, the trend of urbanization of West Africa has led to

    1. migration of people from the coast to inland

    2. migration of people from the upland to lowland

    3. concentration of people in the Savannah belt

    4. growth of shanty towns around the cities

  2. Which one of the following states has the highest percentage of small population size (<200) villages?

    1. Jammu& Kashmir

    2. Sikkim

    3. Himachal Pradesh

    4. Manipur

    • Assertion (A): Average ocean salinity generally decreases from equator towards the pole but tropical zone (20 − 30) is characterized by maximum salinity.
    • Reason (R): The tropical zone owes its high salinity to high temperature, high evaporation and significantly low rainfall.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Pediments are the bed rock portions of piedmont slopes which extend downward to neighbouring basin floors.
    • Reason (R): It is commonly believed that the dissected pediments are formed by erosion of original flat pediments under the second cycle of erosion.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Laterite soils are reddish in colour and poor in humus and plant nutrients.
    • Reason (R): In humid tropical climate, excessive leaching takes place under alternate arid and humid conditions.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Seas near the equator receive? Rainfall throughout the year.
    • Reason (R): High temperature and high humidity near the equator causes convectional rain in most afternoons.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Equatorial region is an area of sluggish development.
    • Reason (R): Extreme climatic conditions prevail here.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Chinese migrated in large numbers to South-East Asia during the Colonial period.
    • Reason (R): New economic opportunities provided by the Colonial powers acted as incentives.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The equatorial region of Africa is sparsely populated.
    • Reason (R): It has hot and humid climate and thick forests infested with insects and Tse-Tse flies.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): South-eastern region of South America is famous for sheep rearing.
    • Reason (R): It receives moderate amount of average annual rainfall.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The dichotomy of ideographic and homothetic was started by David Harvey.
    • Reason (R): Idiographic and homothetic approaches are concerned with the particular and the general laws respectively.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The differences in the geomorphic features of different areas of the earth's surface are known as aerial differentiation.
    • Reason (R): This definition of geography is based on interrelation, differential character and aerial expression of different phenomena
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): No significant progress was made in the development of geography during the Dark Ages.
    • Reason (R): Intellectual discourse during that period was guided by theocracy.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Ahmedabad is a major centre of sick cotton textile industry.
    • Reason (R): Cotton required by the industry is grown on large scale in the black soil around it.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Tank irrigation is mostly practiced in Peninsular India including Maharashtra and Gujarat regions.
    • Reason (R): Many streams in Deccan Plateau region become torrential during rainy season but dry up when the rains cease.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is fake but R is true