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1. When endogen etic forces act horizontally from the opposite directions causing compression and tension, the resultant landform is a large dome shaped structure, the process is called

(A) Folding

(B) Faulting

(C) Fracturing

(D) Warping

2. Which one of the following explanations of the origin of pediments was first propounded by A.C. Lawson (1915)?

(A) Sheet flood deposition

(B) Horizontal erosion

(C) Recession of mountain front

(D) Lateral erosion

3. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : By far the most common and widespread topographic form in a Karst terrain is the sinkhole.

Reason (R) : Topographically, a sinkhole is a depression that varies in depth from less than a metre to few hundred metres.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list Books and Authors
Match list Books and Authors

List-I (Books)

List-II (Authors)

(a) Morphology of the Earth

(i) C.A. King

(b) Techniques in Geomorphology

(ii) Jeffreys

(c) The Earth

(iii) L.C. King

(d) The Unstable Earth

(iv) J. A. Steers

Q-4 Codes Match list
Q-4 Codes Match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(a)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(b)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(c)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(d)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

5. Arrange the following concepts in the order in which they appeared. Use the code below :

I. Principle of Uniformitarianism

II. Theory of Continental Drift.

III. Dynamic Equilibrium Theory

IV. Convection Current Theory

Codes for question 5
Codes for question 5

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(a)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(b)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(c)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(d)

(iv)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

6. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A) : Stable atmospheric condition prevails when environmental lapse rate is less than dry and wet adiabatic lapse rates.

Reason (R) : The parcel of air is warmer than the surrounding environment at all the levels as it ascends.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

7. The mature stage of thunderstorm is characterized by

(A) Strong updrafts and downdrafts

(B) Lack of electrical charges

(C) End of precipitation

(D) Lack of ice crystals

8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using codes given below :

Match list-I and list-II
Match list-I and list-II

List – I

List – II

(a) Katabatic Wind

(1) Warm dry winds moving down the east slopes of Rockies

(b) Chinooks

(2) Warm dry winds in Southern California

(c) Santa Ana

(3) Cold air situated over highland area set in motion

(d) Foehn

(4) Warm dry winds moving down the east slopes of Alps

Q-8 Codes match list
Q-8 Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(2)

(1)

(3)

(4)

(B)

(3)

(1)

(2)

(4)

(C)

(1)

(3)

(4)

(2)

(D)

(4)

(2)

(3)

(1)

9. The idealised global pattern of surface wind from the equator to pole is

(A) Doldrums – trade winds – westerlies – easterlies

(B) Doldrums – westerlies – trade winds – easterlies

(C) Doldrums – easterlies – trade winds – westerlies

(D) Doldrums – trade winds – easterlies – westerlies

10. The marine influence upon climate results into

(A) Increase in annual rainfall

(B) Increase in aridity

(C) Increase in annual temperature range

(D) Decrease in annual temperature range

11. Plants that grow under high intensity of disturbance and low intensity of stress are called as

(A) Competitors

(B) Stress to lerators

(C) Coniferous forests

(D) Ruderals

12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

Match List-I and List-II
Match List-I and List-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Producer

(1) Precipitation

(b) Biota

(2) Microbes

(c) Abiotic factor

(3) Trees

(d) Decomposer

(4) All organisms

Q-12 Codes match list
Q-12 Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(1)

(3)

(2)

(4)

(B)

(3)

(4)

(1)

(2)

(C)

(2)

(3)

(1)

(4)

(D)

(2)

(4)

(3)

(1)

13. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Water temperature over the ocean decreases with depth.

Reason (R) : The decrease in temperature is well marked from 370 m to 730 m.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false but (R) is true.

14. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The spatial analysis of regions advocated by Haggett considers them as closed systems.

Reason (R) : The concepts that spatial analysis uses are : focality, localization, interconnection and discontinuity.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong.

(D) (A) is false but (R) is correct.

15. Theories of spatial organization draw mainly from

(A) Positivism

(B) Functionalism

(C) Structuralism

(D) Behaviouralism

16. The concept of the “natural region” was given by

(A) Jean Brunhes

(B) Le Play

(C) Carl Sauer

(D) Vidal de la Blache

17. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list-I and list-II
Match list-I and list-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Walter Isard

(i) Social Justice and the City

(b) David Harvey

(ii) Methods of Regional Science

(c) Richard Hartshorne

(iii) Radical Geography

(d) Richard Peet

(iv) Perspectives on the Nature of Geography

Q-17. Codes match list
Q-17. Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(D)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

18. Natural population growth is a function of

(A) Births

(B) Deaths

(C) Fertility and mortality

(D) Migration

19. Migration in India, as per 2001 Census, is maximum in which of the following streams ?

(A) Rural to Urban

(B) Urban to Urban

(C) Urban to Rural

(D) Rural to Rural

20. The sequence of events in Demographic Transition Theory is

(i) High birth rate and high death rate

(ii) High birth rate and low death rate

(iii) Low birth rate and low death rate

(iv) Low birth rate and high death rate

Q-20 Codes list
Q-20 Codes list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(C)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(D)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

21. The spatial distribution pattern of rural settlements can best be observed from

(A) Wall maps

(B) Cadastral maps

(C) Geological maps

(D) Topographical maps

22. Match List-I with List-II and select correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list Principle and Contributor
Match list Principle and Contributor

List-I (Principle)

List-II (Contributor)

I. Fixed K

(1) W. Christaller

II. Non-Fixed K

(2) A. Losch

III. Population Threshold and Range of a good

(3) BJL Berry

IV. Equation Hypothesis

(4) Zipf

(5) Reed and Muench

Q-22. Codes match list
Q-22. Codes match list

Codes:

I

II

III

IV

(A)

(1)

(4)

(2)

(5)

(B)

(2)

(5)

(4)

(1)

(C)

(4)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(D)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

23. How many agricultural systems in the world were recognised by Whittlesey ?

(A) Five

(B) Six

(C) Nine

(D) Thirteen

24. Match the following List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Match list-I and List-II
Match list-I and List-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Venezuela

(i) Petroleum

(b) China

(ii) Solid fuel

(c) Netherlands

(iii) Wind power

(d) France

(iv) Nuclear power

Q-24. Codes list
Q-24. Codes list

Codes

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(ii)

(C)

(iii)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(D)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

25. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-25 Match list-I andList-II
Q-25 Match list-I andList-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Tungsten

(i) Zambia

(b) Cobalt

(ii) China

(c) Chromium

(iii) Ukraine

(d) Manganese

(iv) South Africa

Q-25 Codes Match list-I andList-II
Q-25 Codes Match list-I andList-II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(B)

(i)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(D)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

26. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below:

Assertion (A) : In temperate regions the grasslands have been converted into fertile agricultural lands at places.

Reason (R) : Low temperatures in these lands make the rainfall more effective.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A).

(C) (A) is true but (R) is false. (D)

(A) is false but (R) is true.

27. The Heartland Theory explains

(A) Inter-province relationship

(B) Centre-State relationship

(C) Struggle between land power and sea power

(D) Classification of States

28. Match the following List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Q-28. Match List-I and List-II
Q-28. Match List-I and List-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Yakuts

(i) North Africa

(b) Berbers

(ii) Russia

(c) Khirgiz

(iii) North America

(d) Red Indians

(iv) Central Asia

Q-28 Codes match list
Q-28 Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(D)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

(ii)

29. Which one of the following is most spoken Indo-Austria language in India?

(A) Khasi

(B) Santhali

(C) Munda

(D) Kharia

30. Match the following List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-30 Match List
Q-30 Match List

List-I

List-II

(a) Heartland

(i) Van Valkenburg

(b) Rimland

(ii) Ratzel

(c) Classification of States

(iii) Spykman

(d) Law of Territorial Growth of States

(iv) Mackinder

Codes :

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(B)

(iii)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(C)

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

(D)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(i)

31. Which of the following is not a social indicator of regional development?

(A) Number of primary schools in the region.

(B) Number of primary health centres in the region.

(C) Number of medical professionals per thousand population.

(D) Number of tertiary workers in the population.

32. Regional diversity is essentially caused by

(A) Per capita income

(B) Natural resource base

(C) Industrial development

(D) Levels of urbanization

33. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Select your answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The growth pole strategy failed to bring balanced regional development in India.

Reason (R) : Diffusion of development under conditions of general regional backwardness is weak.

Codes :

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A).

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong.

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is correct.

34. Patrick Geddes applied which of the following perspectives in Regional Planning?

(A) Technological

(B) Socio-economic

(C) Environmental

(D) Historical-ecological

35. Concern with regional disparities in development was explicitly mentioned in which Five Year Plan of India?

(A) Second

(B) Fourth

(C) Seventh

(D) Tenth

36. Which city of Gujarat is associated with salt production?

(A) Surat

(B) Kandla

(C) Vadodara

(D) Gandhidham

37. Match the following List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Q-37 list-I and list-II
Q-37 list-I and list-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Iron Ore

(i) Assam

(b) Petroleum

(ii) Chhattisgarh

(c) Mica

(iii) Rajasthan

(d) Rock Phosphate

(iv) Jharkhand

Q-37 Codes list-I and list-II
Q-37 Codes list-I and list-II

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(ii)

(B)

(ii)

(i)

(iv)

(iii)

(C)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

(iv)

(D)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(iv)

38. Which of the following cities is situated on the mouth of river Tapi (Tapti) ?

(A) Ankles war

(B) Vadodara

(C) Ahmedabad

(D) Surat

39. Which one of the following is in the rain shadow of the Western Ghats?

(A) Mahabaleshwar

(B) Baramati

(C) Panchghani

(D) Ratnagiri

40. Arrange the following Indian States in descending order of their geographical area :

I. Maharashtra

II. Karnataka

III. Rajasthan

IV. Tamil Nadu

Q-40 Codes list
Q-40 Codes list

Codes:

(A)

III

I

IV

II

(B)

I

II

IV

II

(C)

IV

III

I

II

(D)

III

I

II

IV

41. Circle and sector diagram is also known as

(A) Ring diagram

(B) Pile diagram

(C) Pie diagram

(D) Pictorial diagram

42. The projection in which Loxodromes are shown as straight lines is

(A) Gnomonic

(B) Mercator’s

(C) Gall’s Stereographic

(D) Cylindrical Equal Area

43. A system which consists of data acquisition, data processing and data analysis is called

(A) Digital Image

(B) Geographic Information System

(C) Remote Sensing System

(D) Global Positioning System

44. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below :

Q-44 List-I and List-II
Q-44 List-I and List-II

List-I

List-II

(a) Dispersion

(i) b

(b) Tally mark

(ii) SD

(c) Slope of regression line

(iii) r

(d) Correlation

(iv) frequency

Q-44 Codes match list
Q-44 Codes match list

Codes:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(A)

(iv)

(ii)

(iii)

(i)

(B)

(ii)

(iv)

(iii)

(i)

(C)

(ii)

(iv)

(i)

(iii)

(D)

(iv)

(ii)

(i)

(iii)

45. The method which shows by the use of light and shade is called

(A) Hill shading

(B) Spot heights

(C) Hachure

(D) Benchmarks

The whole task of human geography, therefore, is nothing less than comparative study of are ally localized cultures … But culture is the learned and conventionalized activity of a group that occupies an area. A culture trait or complex originates at a certain time in a particular locality. It gains acceptance – that is, is learned by a group – and is communicated outward, or diffuses, until it encounters sufficient resistance, as from unsuitable physical conditions, from alternative traits, or from disparity of culture level. This statement is part a ‘directive’ for geographic study, it is part an explanation schema for understanding areally localised cultures, it is part a description of what happens. But all three notions are intertwined and it is not clear whether Sauer is proposing a theory or whether he is merely describing an average process. Yet the statement is surely a stimulating one and one that manages to sum up intuitively in very short space much of the activity of the human geographer. We could well pay more attention to statements of this type and attempt to show how they may function in an explanatory way.

46. Through this statement, Sauer is proposing a

(A) Theory

(B) Process

(C) Directive

(D) Not very clear

47. The task of Human Geography is

(A) Intuitive

(B) Stimulating

(C) Intertwined

(D) All the above

48. Culture is

(A) Conventionalized Activity

(B) Directive for the society

(C) An explanatory way of life

(D) Stimulation for future generation

49. Human Geography is the study of

(A) Human-beings in Society

(B) Human Adaptation to Nature

(C) Areal Differentiation in Culture

(D) Areal Differentiation in Human Resources

50. What is the focal theme of the passage given above ?

(A) Culture and areal differentiations in cultures.

(B) Human Geography.

(C) Laws and theories in Geography

(D) The role of Geography in Scientific Disciplines