Maharashtra PSC Exam Practice Questions for Geography Part 25

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Q. With reference to forest cover in India, consider the following statements:

1. Lakshadweep has zero per cent forest area.

2. Most of the states with less than 10 per cent of the forest area lie in the north and north western part of the country.

3. The southern slopes of the Himalayas carry a thicker vegetation cover compared to northern slopes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: A

Q. With reference to International North- South Transport Corridor, consider the following statements:

1. It connects India Ocean and Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea.

2. It was initiated by Russia, India and Iran

3. It is based on an ancient route that connected South Asia with North Europe.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: D

Q. In the context modern scientific research, consider the following statements about ‘Large Hadron Collider’ , which appears in the news frequently:

1. It is the world՚s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

2. It is trying to detect the dark matter of the universe.

3. It lies in a tunnel.

4. It helped in proving the existence of Higgs Boson.

Which of the statements given above is-are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2,3 and 4only

(c) 1,3 and 4 only

(d) 1,2, 3 and 4

Answer: C

Q. The term ‘Muziris’ , recently seen in the news, is in the context of:

(a) An ancient seaport of Kerala with trade relations from Greeks and Romans.

(b) An ancient town of Tamil Nadu where Jallikattu, a, bull game, started.

(c) The largest Indus Valley Civilization site discovered in Haryana.

(d) A UNESCO heritage site of Syria, destroyed by ISIS

Answer: A

Q. With reference to Sundry (Heartier fumes) , a dominant mangrove tree species of the Sundarbans, consider the following statements:

1. It is highly valued for its timber

2. The IUCN has assessed it as being “endangered” .

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. Which of the following techniques are used on steeper slopes and areas with greater rainfall for soil conservation?

1. Strip Cropping

2. Contour bunding

3. Contour terracing

4. Shelter belts

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 1,2 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 2,3 and 4 only

Answer: A

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