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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 9 – STHAAPNA Series

Sthapna - Static MCQs for GS geography- Day 9

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Q.1) Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in the world? [2003]

(a) Temperate coniferous forests

(b) Temperate deciduous forests

(c) Tropical monsoon forests

(d) Tropical rain forests


Q.2) Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/ characteristics of equatorial forests? [2013 – I]

  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 codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.3) A geographic area with an altitude of 400 metres has following characteristics. [2010]

If this geographic area were to have a natural forest, which one of the following would it most likely be?

(a) Moist temperate coniferous forest

(b) Montane subtropical forest

(c) Temperate forest

(d) Tropical rain forest


Q.4) Consider the following ecosystems: [2002]

  1. Taiga
  2. Tropical Evergreen
  3. Tropical Deciduous
  4. Tundra

The correct sequence in decreasing order of the Albedo values of these ecosystems is :

(a) 1, 4, 3, 2

(b) 4, 1, 3, 2

(c) 4, 1, 2, 3

(d) 1, 4, 2, 3


Q.5) Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :[1996]

Assertion (A) : Mangroves are very specialised forest eco-systems of tropical and sub-tropical regions

bordering certain sea coasts.

Reason (R) : They stabilise the shoreline and act as bulwark against encroachments by the sea.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(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 a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


Q.6) If a tropical rain forest is removed, it does not regenerate quickly as compared to a tropical deciduous forest. This is because [2011 – I]

(a) the soil of rain forest is deficient in nutrients

(b) propagules of the trees in a rain forest have poor viability

(c) the rain forest species are slow-growing

(d) exotic species invade the fertile soil of rain forest


Q.7) Assertion (A) : Unlike temperate forests, the tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive farmland that can support intensive agriculture for several years even without chemical fertilizers.

Reason (R) : The primary productivity of the tropical rain forest is very high when compared to that of temperate forests.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?[2003] (Do it yourself)

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

(b) Both A and R are individually 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


Q.8) Estuaries possess distinct blooms of excessive growth of a pigmented dinoflagellates. These blooms are called [1998]

(a) red tides

(b) sea tides

(c) black tides

(d) sea flowers


Q.9) The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the following countries? [2007]

(a) Australia

(b) Cuba

(c) Ghana

(d) Philippines


Q.10) Which one of the following statements is correct? [2005]

(a) The first meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held in Phillippines in the year 2004.

(b) India is not a signatory to the Biosafety protocol/ convention on Biological Diversity.

(c) The Biosafety protocol deals with genetically modified organisms.

(d) United State of America is member of the Biosafety protocol/convention on Biological diversity.

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