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India dert Natural vegetation Tropical Thorny vegetation Alpine and sub-alpine Himalyan dry temperate Himalayan moist temperate Sub-tropical coniferous ot desert Tropical moist deciduous Tropical wet evergreen Tropical semi evergreen Tropical dry deciduous
Q: In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species? a) Tropical moist deciduous forest b) Tropical rain forest c) Tropical thorn scrub forest d) Temperate forest with grasslands
Solution: a) orests exist mostly in the eastern part of the country Tropical moist deciduous f northeastern states, along the foothills of the Himalayas, Jharkhand, West Orissa and Chhattisgarh, and on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. Teak is the most dominant species of this forest. Bamboos, sal, shisham sandalwood, khair, kusum, arjun, mulberry are other commercially important species.
Q: Which of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost and Westernmost State? a) Assam and Rajasthan b) Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan c) Assam and Gujarat d) Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat
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Q: Consider the following rivers: 1. Vamsadhara 2. Indravati 3.Pranahita 4. Pennar Which of the above are tributaries of Godavari? a) 1,2 and 3 b) 2,3 and4 c) 1,2 and4 d) 2 and 3 only
Solution: d) GODAVARI BASIN Left tributaries: Purna, Pranahita, Indravati, Sabari, Taliperu, Wainganga, Penganga, Wardha, Dudhana Right tributaries: Pravara, Manjira, PeddaVagu, Manair, Kinnerasani Narmada ahanadi Tapt Godavari Arabische Zee Golf Bengalen van rishna uven
Q: Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest? a) North Coastal Andhra Pradesh b) South-West Bengal c) Southern Saurashtra d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Solution: d) The South Andaman forests have a profuse growth of epiphytic vegetation, mostly ferns and orchids. The Middle Andamans harbours mostly moist deciduous forests. North Andamans is characterized by the wet evergreen type, with plenty of woody climbers. The North Nicobar Islands (including Car Nicobar and Battimalv) are marked by the complete absence of evergreen forests, while such forests form the dominant vegetation in the central and southern islands of the Nicobar group Grasslands occur only in the Nicobars, and while deciduous forests are common in the Andamans, they are almost absent in the Nicobars. The present forest coverage is claimed to be 86.2% of the total land area.
Solution: b) Westerlies flow between latitudes 30-60 degrees North and 30-60 degrees South. The statement mentions 30N-60S. So it is wrong. The western cyclonic disturbances are weather phenomena of the winter months brought in by the westerly flow from the Mediterranean region. They usually influence the weather of the north and north-western regions of India. They are a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern driven by the Westerlies.
Q: "Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright with a sea breeze; as the sun climbs high in the sky, heat mounts up, dark clouds form, than rain comes with thunder and lightning. But rain is soon over." Which of the following regions is described in the above passage? a) Savannah b) Equatorial c) Monsoon d) Mediterranean
Solution: a) Option C is wrong. Coriolis force is weak only in the region around 0-5 degrees North or South latitudes Option B is also wrong. ITCZ formation is not essential to the formation of cyclones Cyclones are formed in regions where ITCZ does not form, for e.g. in North Atlantic. Option D is absurd as absence of land boosts cyclones. Presence of land cuts off moisture from the cyclone. So, the most appropriate answer should be A For cyclone formation, a sea temperature of at least 26 degree Celsius is needed. In the South-eastern pacific and South Atlantic region cold currents are found. Thi:s leads to lower sea temperatures. Hence, cyclones don't form there
Q: What can be the impact of excessive/inappropriate use of nitrogenous fertilizers in agriculture? 1. Proliferation of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms in sol can occur 2. Increase in the acidity of soil can take place 3. Leaching of nitrate to the ground-water can occur. Select the correct answer using the code given below a) 1 and 3 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3
Solution: c) Statement 1 is absurd. Increasing the amount of nitrogen based fertilizer does not lead to more miero-organisms in the field. If it did, just one dose of fertilizer would make a farm gether. nitrogen rich for years to Statement 2: Excessive use of nitrogen fertilizers resulting in soil acidity is a well-known fact. Statement 3: Nitorgen fertilizers break down into nitrates and travel easily through the soil. Because it is water-soluble and can remain in groundwat addition of more nitrogen over the years has an accumulative effect. er for decades, the
Q: The area known as 'Golan Heights' sometimes appears in the news in the context of the events related to: a) Central Asia b) Middle East c) South-East Asia d) Central Africa