Maharashtra PSC Exam Practice Questions for Geography Part 24

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Q. Which of the following best explains why Tamil Nadu coast remains dry during the summer monsoon season?

1. It is situated parallel to the Bay of Bengal branch of southwest monsoon.

2. It lies in the rain shadow area of the Arabian Sea branch of the south- west monsoon.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Q. Consider the following statements:

1. Away from the moderating influence of sea.

2. Snowfall in the nearby Himalayan region.

3. Cold winds from the Central Asian region.

Which of the above is/are correct reason (s) for the excessive cold in North India during the cold weather season?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: C

Q. Which of the following soil conservation methods is not suitable for prevention of gully erosion?

(a) Terracing

(b) Plugging

(c) Increasing vegetation cover

(d) Shelter belts

Answer: A

Q. With reference to black soils in India, consider the following statements:

1. There occurs a kind of self-sloughing as these soil develop wide cracks during the wet season:

2. These soil contain potash, but they lack in phosphorous and nitrogen.

3. They are also known as ‘Regar Soil’ .

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Q. The term ‘Asia pivot’ is seen frequently in the news in the context of:

(a) Russia՚s geopolitical initiatives in Central Asia to counter the American influence.

(b) America՚s containment doctrine targeting China.

(c) China՚s mega investment plans to build airbases in Central Asian region.

(d) India՚s strategy to improve its partnership from Asian countries.

Answer: B

Q. With reference to Akashi missile defense system, consider the following statements:

1. It is medium surface-to- air missile defense system.

2. It can handle multiple targets at once.

3. It can be launched from both static and mobile platforms.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: B

Q. Consider the following statements about a biosphere reserve in India:

1. It has a varied topography ranging from an altitude of 250m to 2500m.

2. It is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO.

3. It hosts the largest population of Lion- tailed macaque.

Which of the following biosphere reserves is best described by the above features?

(a) Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

(B) Nigeria Biosphere Reserve

(C) Similar Biosphere Reserve

(D) Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve

Answer: D

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