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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 20 – STHAAPNA Series

Sthapna - Static MCQs for GS - Subject - Day 20

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Q. Consider the following regions: [2009]
1. Eastern Himalayas
2. Eastern Mediterranean region
3. North-Western Australia
Which of the above is/are Biodiversity Hotspot(s)?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q. Which one of the following is not a Biosphere reserve? [2005]

(a) Agasthyamali
(b) Nallamalai
(c) Nilgiri
(d) Panchmarhi

Q. Match List-I (Biosphere Reserve) with List-II (States) and select the correct code: [2004]


List-I List-II
Similipal Sikkim
Dehong Deband Uttaranchal
Nokrek Arunachal Pradesh
Kanchenjunga Orissa


(a) A-1; B-3; C-5; D-4

(b) A-4; B-5; C -2; D-1

(c) A-1; B-5; C-2; D-4

(d) A-4; B-3; C-5; D-1

Q. “India has the largest population of the Asian X. Today, there are just about 20,000 to 25,000 X in their natural habitat spreading across the evergreen forests, dry thorn forest, swamps and grasslands. Their prime habitats, are however the moist deciduous forests. The X population in India ranges from north-west India where they are found in the forest divisions of Dehradun. Bijnor and National districts, of UP to the Western Ghats in the states of Karnataka and Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Central India, their population distributed over Southern Bihar and Orissa. In the East, they are seen in North Bengal, Assam and a few other states.” The animal “X” referred to in this quotation is :[1999]

(a) lion

(b) elephant

(c) tiger

(d) one-horned rhinoceros

Q. The sea coast of which one of the following states has become famous as a nesting place for the giant Olive Ridley turtles from South America? [2002]

(a) Goa

(b) Gujarat

(c) Orissa

(d) Tamil Nadu


Q. Consider the following statements: [2007]

1. In India, Red Panda is naturally found in the Western Himalayas only.

2. In India, Slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the North East.

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


Q. Consider the following statements: [2008]

1. Salt-water crocodile is found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

2. Shrew and Tapir are found in the Western Ghats of the Malabar region.

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

Q. Consider the following pairs:


Protected area Well-known for
Bhiterkanika, Odisha Salt Water Crocodile
Desert National Park, Rajasthan Great Indian Bustard
Eravikulam, Kerala Hoolak Gibbon

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? [2010]

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q. A particular State in India has the following characteristics : [2012 – I]

1. It is located on the same latitude which passes through northern Rajasthan.

2. It has over 80% of its area under forest cover.

3. Over 12% of forest cover constitutes Protected Area Network in this State.

Which one among the following States has all the above characteristics?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Assam

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Uttarakhand


Q. If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit? (Do it Yourself)

(a) Bhitarkanika Mangroves

(b) Chambal River

(c) Pulicat Lake

(d) Deepor Beel

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