GeographyUPSC Prelims 2019 Detailed Analysis

Prelims 2019 Answer Key | Geography

Q.1) On 21st June, the Sun

a) does not set below the horizon at the Arctic Circle

b) does not set below the horizon at Antarctic Circle

c) shines vertically overhead at noon on the Equator

d) shines vertically overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn

Q. 2) Why are dewdrops not formed on a cloudy night?

a) Clouds absorb the radiation released from the Earth’s surface

b) Clouds reflect back the Earth’s radiation

c) The Earth’s surface would have low temperature on cloudy nights.

d) Clouds deflect the blowing wind to ground level.

Q.3) Which one of the following groups of plants was domesticated in the ‘New World’ and introduced into the ‘Old World’?

a) Tobacco, cocoa and rubber

b) Tobacco, cotton and rubber

c) Cotton, coffee and sugarcane

d) Rubber, coffee and wheat

Q.4)  Among the following, which one is the largest producer of rice in the world in the last five years?

a) China

b) India

c) Myanmar

d) Vietnam

Q.5) Consider the following statements:

  1. Coal sector was nationalized by the Government of India under Indira Gandhi.
  2. Now, coal blocks are allocated on lottery basis.
  3. Till recently, India imported coal to meet the shortage of domestic supply, but now India is self-sufficient in coal production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.6) Consider the following statements about Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India:

  1. PVTGs reside in 18 states and one Union Territory
  2. A stagnant or declining population is one of the criteria for determining PVTGs status.
  3. There are 95 PVTGs officially notified in the country so far
  4. Irular and Konda Reddi Tribes are included in the list of PVTGs.

Which of the statement given above are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) 1,3 and 4

Q.7) What is common to the places known as Aliyar, Isapur, Kangsabati?

a) Recently discovered uranium deposits

b) Tropical Rainforests

c) Underground cave system

d) Water reservoirs.

Q.8) Consider the following pairs

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 1, 3 and 4 only

c) 2 and 5 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.9) Consider the following pairs

Glacier River
1. Bandar Punch Yamuna
2. Bara Shigri Chenab
3. Milam Mandakini
4. Siachen Nubra
5. Zemu Manas

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

a) 1, 2 and 4

b) 1, 3 and 4

c) 2 and 5

d) 3 and 5

Q.10) Consider the following pairs

Famous Place River
1. Pandharpur Chandrabhaga
2. Tirucchirapalli Cauvery
3. Hampi Malaprabha

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

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