CBSE NET Geography Paper 2 December 2014 Solutions

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1. The term ‘active layer’ is associated with

(A) Fluvial deposition

(B) Periglacial processes

(C) Plate tectonic

(D) Processess of soil formation

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2. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct from the codes given below :

Match list Concept and Putforwarded by
Match list Concept and Putforwarded by

List – I (Concept/Theory)

List – II (Put forwarded by)

A. Base level

i. G.K. Gilbert

B.Parallel retreat

ii. W. Penck

C. Cycle of erosion

iii. J.W. Powell

D. Stream competency and capacity

iv. W.M. Davis

Q-2 Codes match list
Q-2 Codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

iii

ii

iv

i

(B)

ii

i

iii

iv

(C)

iii

ii

i

iv

(D)

ii

iv

i

ii

3. Hydration process belongs to

(A) Physical and Biological processes

(B) Physical and Chemical processes

(C) Biological and Chemical processes

(D) Chemical processes

4. The basaltic ocean crust has an average density of

(A) Equation

(B) Equation

(C) Equation

(D) Equation

5. What is the major wind related phenomenon responsible for summer drought in Mediterranean type of region ?

(A) Shifting of trade winds polewards in summers.

(B) Shifting of trade winds equatorwards in summers.

(C) Blowing of Westerlies from the continents in summers.

(D) Blowing South-Westerly.

6. Which one of the following is not a factor to affect the atmospheric pressure ?

(A) Altitude

(B) Presence of water vapour

(C) Temperature

(D) Rainfall

7. Find out the correct sequence of planetary winds found from the equator to pole.

(A) Westerlies, Trade, Polar wind

(B) Trade, Westerlies, Polar wind

(C) Trade, Polar wind, Westerlies

(D) Polar wind, Westerlies, Trade

8. The rain-fed and rain-shadow areas are the characteristics of the

(A) Cyclonic rainfall

(B) Convectional rainfall

(C) Orographic rainfall

(D) Thermal rainfall

9. In the List – I given the names of local wind and List – II given the names of the area. Match correctly List – I and List – II. Select the correct from the codes given.

Q-9 match list Local wind and Area
Q-9 match list Local wind and Area

List – I (Local Wind)

List – II (Area)

A. Loo

i. The Rockies

B. Khamsin

ii. The Alps

C. Chinoock

iii. Rajasthan Desert

D. Fohn

iv. Egypt

Q-9 codes match list
Q-9 codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

I

ii

iii

iv

(B)

iii

iv

i

ii

(C)

ii

iv

iii

I

(D)

iv

iii

ii

i

10. Find combination of two given areas where rainfall is characterised by Tropical monsoon rain.

(i) The Sahyadri

(ii) The Ganga Delta

(iii) Kashmir Valley

(iv) Ladakh Region

(A) (i) and (iii)

(B) (ii) and (iv)

(C) (i) and (ii)

(D) (iii) and (iv)

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

Assertion (A) : Deforestation result in the increase of concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Reason (R) : Forests utilise carbon dioxide during the process of photosynthesis for manufacturing of food.

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.

12. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct Answer from the codes given below :

Q-12 match List-I and List-II
Q-12 match List-I and List-II

List – I

List – II

A. Gour

i. Lithosphere

B. Graben

ii. Littoral zone

C. Gabro

iii. Aeolian area

d. Groin

iv. Orogenic belt

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

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

iii

iv

I

ii

(B)

iii

iv

ii

i

(C)

ii

iv

iii

I

(D)

iii

ii

i

iv

13. The “wave-cut platform” is found in

(A) California coast

(B) Hokkaido coast

(C) Madagascar coast

(D) Malabar coast

14. The average depth of ‘equatorial-counter’ current is

(A) 50 m

(B) 100 m

(C) 150 m

(D) 200 m

15. The Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio Current move forcefully northward as a result of

(A) Western intensification

(B) Eastern intensification

(C) Northern intensification

(D) Southern intensification

16. “The Principles of Human Geography” was authored by

(A) E. Huntington

(B) H.H. Borrow

(C) F. Ratzel

(D) E.C. Semple

17. The term ‘Cosmography’ was coined by

(A) Mackinder Halford J.

(B) Humbolt

(C) Kant Emmanuel

(D) Ptolemy

18. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given

Q-18 match list-I and list-II
Q-18 match list-I and list-II

List – I

List – II

a. Unity in Diversity

i. Vidal-de-la Blache

b. Social Determinism

ii. Jean Brunhes

c. Terrestrial Whole

iii. Carl Ritter

d. Interaction

iv. Frieduch Ratzel

Q-18 Codes match list
Q-18 Codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

iii

ii

iv

I

(B)

iv

ii

i

Iii

(C)

iii

iv

i

Ii

(D)

ii

i

iv

Iii

19. The concept of ‘Spread’ and ‘Backwash’ effects was introduced by

(A) A.O. Hirschman

(B) Gunnar Myrdal

(C) Gunder Frank

(D) Sameer Amin

20. The philosophical view advocating that man is responsible for making his own nature is known as

(A) Positivism

(B) Functionalism

(C) Existentialism

(D) Pragmatism

21. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct Answer from the codes given

Match list Authors and Settlements
Match list Authors and Settlements

List – I (Authors)

List – II (Settlements)

a. Christaller

i. Market Centres

b. Galphin

ii. Industrial Nodes

c. Losch

iii. Central Places

d. Weber

iv. Rurban Centres

Q-21 Codes match list
Q-21 Codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

Iii

Iv

I

Ii

(B)

Iv

Iii

Ii

I

(C)

I

Ii

Iii

Iv

(D)

Ii

I

Iv

Iii

22. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct Answer from the codes give.

Match list State and Tribes
Match list State and Tribes

List – I (State)

List – II (Tribes)

A. Arunachal Pradesh

i. Adiyam, Kammar, Kondkappu

B. Jammu & Kashmir

ii. Asur, Birhor, Lepcha, Korwa

C. West Bengal

iii. Dafla, Khampti, Singpho

D. Kerala

iv. Garra, Gaddi

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

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

iv

iii

I

Ii

(B)

iv

i

iii

Ii

(C)

iii

iv

ii

I

(D)

iii

ii

iv

I

23. Which State in India has recorded the lowest growth rate during 2001-2011 Census ?

(A) Kerala

(B) West Bengal

(C) Rajasthan

(D) Bihar

24. Read Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and find the correct Answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The very high population density of more than 400 persons /km2 extends from upper Indus-Satlaj-Ganga Brahmaputra Valley and Delta.

Reason (R) : This phenomena is attributed to rich alluvial soils, flat land, rice and wheat cultivation, irrigation facilities and favourable climatic conditions.

Codes :

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

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

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

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

25. The decadal growth of population (1991-2001) according to the 2001 Census is

(A) 23.86%

(B) 21.34%

(C) 24.66%

(D) 24.80%

26. Among the following natural resources which resource is providing more livelihood to the people ?

(A) Water

(B) Land

(C) Forest

(D) Mineral

27. Which one of the following factors is more crucial for agricultural development ?

(A) Tractors

(B) Fertilizers

(C) Irrigation

(D) Gentle slope

28. 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) : China has the very fast growing economy of the world.

Reason (R) : China has rich mineral resources and huge diversified labour force.

Codes :

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

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

(C) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not correct explanation.

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

29. What is the ideal minimum temperature for growth of sugarcane ?

(A) Equation

(B) Equation

(C) Equation

(D) Equation

30. Who developed the technique to measure the agricultural efficiency ?

(A) S.S. Bhatia

(B) R.L. Singh

(C) S.M. Rafiullah

(D) L.D. Stamp

31. 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) : Panchayati Raj Act empowered local bodies participation in planning process.

Reason (R) : Panchayati Raj institutions are having three tier systems in planning and executing development projects within their jurisdiction.

Codes :

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

(B) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

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

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

32. Who propounded the Heartland Theory used in political geography ?

(A) Alfred Mackinder

(B) O.H.K. Spate

(C) Arthur Geddes

(D) J.A. Steers

33. What do you mean by ‘Lebensraum’ in political geography ?

(A) Dead space

(B) Living space

(C) Administrative unit

(D) Religious organization

34. Which one of the following factors affecting more at present to the voting behaviour in India ?

(A) Development

(B) Caste system

(C) Religion base

(D) Old base of political parties

35. Which of the following names of shifting cultivation in Orissa is correct ?

(A) Podu

(B) Bewar

(C) Pendo

(D) Jhum

36. India has been divided into 13 Macro Planning regions. Which of the following authors have delineated planning regions of India ?

(A) P. Sen Gupta and Sadasyuk Gailina

(B) R.P. Mishra, K.V. Sundaram and V.L.S. Prakasa Rao

(C) L.S. Bhatt

(D) O.H.K. Spate & Learmonth

37. Which of the following geographers defined region as : “A geographic area unified culturally, unified at first economically and later by consensus of thought, education, recreation etc. which distinguishes it from other areas.” ?

(A) Vidal de la Blache

(B) A.J. Herbertson

(C) R.E. Dickinson

(D) K. Young

38. ‘The Eardkunde’ was published in the year 1817. Which one of the following authored the book?

(A) O. Peschel

(B) Carl Ritter

(C) W.M. Davis

(D) G. Taylor

39. Regional Imbalances of Economic development largely affected by which of the following factors ? (A) Regional disparity in resources

(B) Lesser resource utilization

(C) Lack of education

(D) Lesser demand of the people

40. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given :

Match list Book and Geographer
Match list Book and Geographer

List – I (Book)

List – II (Geographer)

A. Geographia

i. Alexander von Humboldt

B. Cosmos

ii. Reclus

C. Nations and Nationalities

iii. Ratzel

D. Anthropogeography

iv. Strabo

Q-40 Match list Codes
Q-40 Match list Codes

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

ii

iii

I

iv

(B)

I

ii

iii

iv

(C)

iv

i

ii

iii

(D)

iii

ii

iv

i

41. The Pir Panjal range lies in

(A) Outer Himalayas

(B) Trans Himalayas

(C) Greater Himalayas

(D) Middle Himalayas

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

Major Rivers and Tributaries match list
Major Rivers and Tributaries match list

List – I (Major Rivers)

List – II (Tributaries)

A. Vaigai

i. Tista

B. Cauvery

ii. Yamuna

C. Brahmaputra

iii. Suruli

D. Ganga

iv. Amaravati

Q-42 codes match list
Q-42 codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

i

iii

iv

ii

(B)

iii

iv

ii

i

(C)

iii

iv

I

ii

(D)

i

iii

ii

iv

43. Which one of the following statements indicates the chief characteristics of the Policentric city ?

(A) Circumferential urban beltway

(B) Replacing sub-urban to urban

(C) All roads lead to downtown

(D) Many downtowns

44. Which one of the following number of states is correct for ‘Empowered Action-Group States’ of India ?

(A) 5

(B) 12

(C) 8

(D) 16

45. Find the sequence of higher to lower rainfall from the following areas of India :

i. Ganga Delta

ii. Sahyadri

iii. Eastern U.P.

iv. Northern Gujarat

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) ii, i, iii, iv

(C) iii, iv, ii, i

(D) iv, iii, ii, i

46. Which one of the following statistical techniques involves a large number of variables to be summarised into smaller dimensions ?

(A) Chi-square

(B) Correlation

(C) Factor Analysis

(D) Regression

47. Which one of the following averages is not a measure of central tendency ?

(A) Harmonic mean

(B) Geographic mean centre

(C) Geometric mean

(D) Arithmetic mean

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

Match list Satellites and Countries
Match list Satellites and Countries

List – I (Satellites)

List – II (Countries)

i. IRS

A. India

ii. SPOT

B. Europe

iii. ENVI SAT

C. U.S.A.

iv. IKONOS

D. France

Q-48 codes match list
Q-48 codes match list

Codes:

A

B

C

D

(A)

i

iv

iii

ii

(B)

I

iii

iv

ii

(C)

ii

i

iii

iv

(D)

iv

iii

i

ii

49. Which one of the following diagrams is most suitable for depicting the distribution of urban land-use types of spatially spread urban centres ?

(A) Histogram

(B) Sphere

(C) Bar

(D) Pie

50. A map with the scale of Equation is enlarged to 5-times, which one of the following scales is correct for the enlarged map ?

(A) Equation

(B) Equation

(C) Equation

(D) Equation