world human geography section 1 Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Question : 1 [NDA/NA 2016-I]

Spruce and Cedar are tree varieties of

a) Monsoon forest

b) Equatorial forest

c) Temperate coniferous forest

d) Temperate deciduous forest

Answer: (c)

Spruce and Cedar are tree varieties of temperate coniferous forest.

Question : 2

The winter snow house of Eskimos are called

a) Kayak

b) Yurt

c) Igloo

d) Toupic

Answer: (c)

An Igloo is a winter snow house or snow hut built when the snow can be easily compacted.

Question : 3

Consider the following statement According to the Malthusion model

  1. Population tends to increase arithmetically.
  2. Positive and preventive checks prevent excessive growth rate of population.
  3. The basis of preventive checks is moral restraint.
  4. Postponement of marriage is to be emplasized.
Of these statements

a) 2, 3 and 4 are correct

b) 1 and 2 are correct

c) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

d) 1, 3 and 4 are correct

Answer: (a)

Question : 4 [NDA 2011-I]

Why South-East Asia has the largest concentration of peasant population at the global scale?

a) The region has favourable and healthier climate

b) The area is dominated by shifting cultivation due to favourable terrain character

c) Intensive subsistence farming is practised in the region

d) The area has a large forested area which is cleared for cultivation of various crops

Answer: (c)

The term, ‘intensive subsistence agriculture’ is used to describe a type of agriculture characterised by high output per unit of land and relatively low output per worker. Sometimes it is also known as the ‘monsoon type of agriculture’.

It is found in China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the greater part of continental Southeast Asia. This is why the largest population of peasants is found in this area.

Question : 5

Which the following is/are the characteristic(s) of Tropical Deciduous Forests?

  1. Trees shed their leaves in the dry season to conserve water
  2. The hardwood trees found in these forests are sal, teak and shisham
  3. Tigers, lions, elephants and monkeys are common animals

a) only (iii)

b) only (i)

c) (ii) and (iii)

d) All of them

Answer: (d)

They are also called the monsoon forests. Tropical Deciduous Forests thrive where the rainfall is between 70cm. and 200 cm. The trees in these forests shed their leaves for about six to eight weeks in summer.

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