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1. Assertion (A): Unlike temperate forests, the tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive farmland that can support intensive agriculture for several years even without chemical fertilizers.
Reason (R): The primary productivity of the tropical rain forest is very high when compared to that of temperate forests. [2003]


2. Consider the following ecosystems: [2002]
1. Taiga
2. Tropical evergreen
3. Tropical deciduous
4. Tundra
The correct sequence in decreasing order of the Albedo values of these ecosystems is:


3. What is the average distance (approximate) between the Sun and the Earth? [2007]


4. Assertion (A): To orbit around the Sun the planet Mars takes lesser time than the time taken by the Earth.
Reason (R) : The diameter of the planet mars is less than that of Earth. [2006]
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5. Consider the following statements: [2007]
1. Either of the two belts over the oceans at about 30 to 35 N and S Latitudes is known as Horse Latitude.
2. Horse latitudes are low pressure belts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?



6. Consider the following statements: [2002]
1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons
2. In Mediterranean region, summer receives more rain.
3. In China type climate; rainfall occurs throughout the year
4. Tropical highlands exhibit vertical zonation of different climates
Which of these statements are correct?


7. Assertion (A): The surface winds spiral inwards upon the centre of the cyclone.
Reason (R): Air descends in the centre of the cyclone. [2002]


8. Where are the Balearic Islands located? [2005]


9. Consider the following statements: [2010]
1. Biodiversity hotspots are located only in tropical regions.
2. India has four biodiversity hotspots i.e., Eastern Himalayas, Western Himalayas, Western Ghats and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following statements: [2005]
1. The axis of the earth's magnetic field is inclined at 23 and half to the geographic axis of the earth.
2. The earth's magnetic pole in the northern hemisphere is located on a peninsula in northern Canada.
3. Earth's magnetic equator passes through Thumba in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
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3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
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18. INM-Test-03
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