MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Land & the People

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Land & the People

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding desert region of India:

  1. The desert region can be divided into two parts—the ‘great desert’ and the ‘little desert’.
  2. The great desert extends from the edge of the Rann of Kutch beyond the Luni river northward while little desert extends from the Luni between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur up to the northern west.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding River Ganga:

  1. Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda rivers join at Vishnu Prayag to form the Ganga.
  2. Ramganga,  Kosi and Mahananda are the important tributaries of the Ganga.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Brahmputra river:

  1. It enters India under the name of Dihang.
  2. Near Passighat, the Debang and Lohit join the river Brahmaputra and the combined river runs all along the Assam valley.
  3. The principal tributaries of Brahmaputra in India are the Subansiri, Jia Bhareli, Dhansiri, Puthimari, Pagladiya and the Manas.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 3 only

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Endorheic Basin:

  1. It denotes a a closed drainage basin that retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but converges instead into lakes or swamps.
  2. Examples include rivers like Luni, Machhu, Rupen, Saraswati, Banas and Ghaggar .

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Western Himalayas

  1. The alpine zone extends from the upper limit of the temperate zone of about 4,750 metres or even higher.
  2. The characteristic trees of this zone are high-level silver fir, silver birch and junipers.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Census 2011:

  1. Census 2011 was the 13th census of its kind since 1872.
  2. It was conducted in two phases.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Population of India:

  1. The population of India as recorded at each decennial census from 1901 has grown steadily except for a decrease during 1911-21.
  2. Population density is highest in UP.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Sex Ratio of India:

  1. The sex ratio in the country has always remained unfavourable to females.
  2. The sex ratio has registered an increase at census 2011 over 2001; however, child sex ratio has declined.
  3. Sex ratio at the beginning of 20th century was lower than the ratio at beginning of 21st century.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 3 only

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding Literacy in India:

  1. In the censuses prior to 1991, children below five years of age were necessarily treated as illiterates.
  2. Kerala has highest literacy rate in India while Bihar has the lowest.
  3. Gap between male-female literacy rate in 2011 is lower than the gap at the time of independence.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 3 only

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding distribution of villages according to Census 2011:

  1. Total number of inhabited villages is highest in UP.
  2. Union territories in general have very low number of inhabited villages.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1c
2bBhagirathi and the Alaknanda rivers join at Dev Prayag to form the Ganga.
3c
4c
5c
6b15th census
7aPopulation density is highest in Bihar, followed by West Bengal.
8aSex ratio at the beginning of 20th century was higher than the ratio at beginning of 21st century.
9aGap between male-female literacy rate in 2011 is higher than the gap at the time of independence.
10c

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