UPSC  Geography

61. What could be the main reason/reasons for the formation of African and eurasian desert belt?
1. It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells.
2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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62. An artificial satellite orbiting around the Earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction Of Earth

does not exist at such distance is neutralized by the attraction of the moon provides the necessary speed for its steady motion provides the necessary acceleration for its motion

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63. What is die difference between asteroids and comets?
1. asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
2. asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
3. comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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64. Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region?

Rainfall throughout the year Rainfall in winter only An extremely short dry season A definite dry and wet season

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65. Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Opening a new canal across the Kra isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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66. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
Geographical Feature Region

Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia AtlasMountains : North-Western Africa Guiana Highlands : South-Western Africa OkavangoBasin : Patagonia

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67. The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where:

warm and cold atmospheric currents meet rivers drain out large amounts of fresh water into the sea warm and cold oceanic currents meet continental shelf is undulating

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68. Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/characteristics of equatorial forests?
1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy
2. Coexistence of a large number of species
3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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69. “Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders.”
The above statement best describes which of the following regions?

African Savannah Central Asian Steppe North American Prairie Siberian Tundra

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70. Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms?
1. continental drift
2. Glacial cycles
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2.

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