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NTA NET Geography Paper 2 June 2015 with Solutions and Answers

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NTA NET June 2015 Geography Paper 2 : Answer Keys, Solutions & Explanations

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

Q-1 Match List
List-I (Concept)List-II (Proposer)
(a) Peneplain(i) Holmes
(b) Uniformitarianism(ii) W. M. Davis
(c) Tetrahedral hypothesis(iii) Hutton
(d) Convectional Current Theory(iv) Lothian Green
Q-1 Match List Codes

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2. Ria is an example of:

(1) Deposited land features

(2) Submerged upland shorelines

(3) Emerged upland shorelines

(4) Eroded land forms

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3. Who postulated the ‘Progressive Wave Theory of Todes’ ?

(1) C. Darwin

(2) William Whewill

(3) R. A. Haris

(4) Daly

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4. Who wrote the book “Illustration of the Huttonian Theory of the earth” ?

(1) James Hutton

(2) John Playfaire

(3) Vidal de laBlache

(4) W. M. Davis

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5. Who postulated the concept of base level?

(1) Walther Penck

(2) W. M. Davis

(3) J. W. Powell

(4) James Hutton

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6. According to single – cell circulation model proposed by George Hadley the most important factor causing the global atmospheric circulation is:

(1) The rotation of the earth

(2) The jet stream

(3) Subsidence at the equator

(4) Temperature contrast between equator and pole

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7. The westerlies and trade winds are example of ‘________ winds’ .

(1) Mesoscale

(2) Top scale

(3) Macro scale

(4) Micro scale

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8. When water evaporates the energy that was used to evaporate the water:

(1) heats up the surrounding air as evaporation takes place

(2) will never be available again

(3) is stored as latent heat in the evaporated water molecule

(4) is destroyed

9. Meteorologists group tropical cyclones into three main categories according to:

(1) barometric pressure in the eye of storm

(2) precipitation

(3) diameter of the storm

(4) wind velocity

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10. A given volume of air holds 20 gram of water vapor. At that temperature, the air would be saturate with 80 grams of water vapor. What is the relative humidity?

(1) 40 %

(2) 100 %

(3) 25 %

(4) 80 %

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11. Surface circulation of ocean water is driven by:

(1) Resisting force

(2) Tidal force

(3) Gravitational force

(4) Blowing wind

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12. For coastal sand dune formation, the ideal grain size diameter is:

(1) 0.15 mm

(2) 0.50 mm

(3) 0.25 mm

(4) 0.75

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13. Coastal area greatly affected by storm surge is:

(1) Andhra coast

(2) West Bengal coast

(3) Chennai coast

(4) Kerala coast

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14. How many essential nutrients are required by plants to fulfill their growth requirements?

(1) 24

(2) 22

(3) 20

(4) 18

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15. Mesophytes are predominated in:

(1) Tropical region

(2) Sub – polar region

(3) Temperate region

(4) Polar region

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16. Who is regarded as the father of Human Geography?

(1) Ratzel

(2) Blache

(3) Trewartha

(4) Vallaux

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

Q-17 Match List
List-I (Approches)List-II (Contributors)
(a) Neo-Determinism(i) D. M. Smith
(b) Welfare(ii) Guman Olsson
(c) Behavioral(iii) Griffith Taylor
(d) Modern Humanist(iv) William Kirk
Q-17 Match List Codes

18. Who is the pioneer in commercial Geography?

(1) H. J. Mackinder

(2) G. G Chisholm

(3) Patrick Geddes

(4) O. H. K. Spate

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19. Which one of the following philosophers did propagate the principle of Unity in Diversity?

(1) Carl Ritter

(2) Immanuel Kant

(3) Alexander Von Humboldt

(4) O. H. K. Spate

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20. To which school of Geography does E. C Semple belong?

(1) American School of Geography

(2) Russuan School of Geography

(3) British School of Geography

(4) French school of Geography

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21. Which one of the following state recorded the lowest decadal growt rate of population

(1) Arunachal Pradesh

(2) Madhya Pradesh

(3) British School of Geography

(4) French School of Geography

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22. According to 2011 census, which state recorded the highest child sex-ratio (0 - 6 years) ?

(1) Manipur

(2) Mizoram

(3) Meghalaya

(4) Arunachal Pradesh

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23. Out of total population of 121 crore, what was the level of urbanisation in 2011 census?

(1) 33.16 %

(2) 32.16 %

(3) 30.16 %

(4) 31.16 %

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24. In which one of the cities first city improvement trust was set up?

(1) Bombay

(2) Calcutta

(3) Hyderabad

(4) Luck now

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25. Harwood and Boyce described which term epigrammatically as “Devoted to people, paper work and parcels” ?

(1) Frame

(2) Core

(3) Periphery

(4) Fringe

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26. Consider the following statement:

(a) Nearly 30 % of the petroleum production in the world is from the off shore areas.

(b) The exclusive economic zone in the ocean extends up to 100 nautical miles from the coast.

(c) Only less than 1 % of marine area is declared as protected area.

(d) The largest marine protected area is the Great Barrier Reef.

Which of these statements are correct?

(1) (a) and (b)

(2) (a) , (c) and (d)

(3) (a) and (d)

(4) (b) and (d)

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27. Which one of the following groups of countries represents the flow of food gains to food deficit regions of the world?

(1) North America, Argentina, Indian Sub-continent and China to Western Europe, Middle East and japan

(2) Australia, South Africa, India to Middle East, Western Europe and North Africa

(3) North America, Argentina, South Africa and Australia to japan, Russia and Western Europe.

(4) North America, Australia, Russia/middle East to China, japan and Middle East

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28. Which one of the following groups of countries requires import of iron to sustain their demand?

(1) Western Europe, Brazil and Canada

(2) Japan, Western Europe and U. S. A.

(3) India, China and South Africa

(4) U. S. A. , Western Europe and Mexico

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29. Which one of the following is the busiest oceanic trade route?

(1) Panama

(2) North Atlantic route

(3) Suez Canal

(4) Cape route

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30. Balance of trade of India is always negative with the Middle Eastern Countries due to the import of:

(1) Food Material

(2) Cotton textile

(3) Coal and Iron

(4) Petroleum

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31. Which one of the following authors has classified Indian Races?

(1) R. L. Singh

(2) Sir Herbert Risley

(3) Huntigton

(4) Trewarth

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32. Heart land theory is postulated by:

(1) P. E. James

(2) H. J. Mackinder

(3) G. G. Chisholm

(4) H. R. Mill

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

Assertion (A) : Cuba and U. S. A. are nearer to each other in geographical space, but they are not friendly neighbours.

Reason (R) : There is strong differences in political philosophy.


(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 false, but (R) is true.

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34. Which one of the following authors has defined the phrase “Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs acquired by a man as member of Society” ?

(1) E. B. Taylor

(2) R. H. Lowie

(3) Kroeber

(4) Goldenweiser

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35. Indian people elect representatives to house of People by:

(1) Single preference ballot

(2) People՚s choice in Gram Sabha

(3) Nomination by a panel of experts

(4) Election through state legislature

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36. Whose thery did propagate that ‘an area is poor because it is poor’ :

(1) Myrdal

(2) Berry

(3) Hirschman

(4) Boudeville

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37. IN which one of the following concept the term ‘triple bottom line’ (TBL) reflecting the importance of environmental, social and economic factors in decision making is defined?

(1) Inclusivity

(2) Sustainability

(3) Poly-centricity

(4) Mono-centric

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38. Which one of the following Regions is characterised by communication networks flowing upwards and downwards through a succession of service centres of varying significance?

(1) Heterogenous

(2) Homogenous

(3) Nodal

(4) Administrative

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39. Which one of the following planning regions develops along transportation line or irrigation channels?

(1) Transitional Regions

(2) River Valley Regions

(3) Axial development Regions

(4) City Regions

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40. Who has designed the plan of Chandigarh City?

(1) Ernst May

(2) Le Corbusier

(3) Soria Y Matte

(4) Charles Edward jenneret

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41. In Which part of India Dandakaranaya is situated?

(1) North Eastern

(2) South Eastern

(3) Central

(4) Northern

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42. Teesta river is a tributary of:

(1) Subansiri

(2) Meghna

(3) Ganga

(4) Brahmaputra

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43. Which one of the following states has the maximum area under teak forest of India?

(1) Uttar Pradesh

(2) Bihar

(3) Karnataka

(4) Tertiary sedimentaries

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44. In which one of the following rocks almost all workable oil deposits of India is located?

(1) Ancient granites

(2) Ancient sedimentaries

(3) Metamorphic formation

(4) Tertiary sedimentaries

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45. Which one of the following coastal area of India was affected by ‘Hudhud’ cyclone?

(a) Chennai coast

(b) Kerala coast

(c) Andhra Pradesh coast

(d) Bengal coast

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46. Which one of the following is correct?

(1) Arithmetic mean is a numerical value

(2) Arithmetic mean is not affected by the variability in the data sets

(3) Arithmetic mean is always a positive number

(4) Arithmetic mean is not useful for any further statistical analysis of the data

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47. Which one of the following central tendencies is the appropriate method for the study of dispersion?

(a) Arithmetic mean

(b) Median

(c) Mode

(d) Geometric mean

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48. Which one of the following cartographic techniques is suitable for measuring spatial association among different attributes of the regional economy?

(1) Bar diagram

(2) Pie diagram

(3) Choropleth

(4) Isopleth

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

Q-49 Match List
List-I (Method)List-II (uses)
(a) Isopleth(I) Natural groupings
(b) Dot maps(ii) Distribution of population
(c) Scatter diagrams(iii) Wind direction
(d) Star diagrams(iv) Changes which are relatively gradual
Q-49 Match List Codes

50. Which one of the following is shown with the help of Isobaths?

(1) Salinity of sea Water

(2) Depth of Ocean water

(3) Altitude of Oceanic ridge

(4) Amplitude of wave

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