IAS Prelims 2016 Corner #5

Today let’s take a detour through the Indian landscape. It is a favourite topic among the examiners with the richness and variety it can throw in the questions and who knows what surprises IAS Prelims 2016 can throw! Let’s go!

#1. Which of the following forms a watershed between the Brahmaputra and the  Barak river systems?

(a) Dafla Hills

(b) Barail Range

(c) Mishmi Hills

(d) Garo Hills

#2. Eight Degree Channel separates

(a) Minicoy Island and Maldives

(b) Little Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands

(c) Great Nicobar Island and Indonesia

(d) Amindivi and Cannanore Islands

#3. Consider the following pairs:

Peak/Hills                   Region

1. Amarkantak     :   Vindhyan Range

2. Kudremukh     :    Middle Sahyadri

3. Girnar Hills     :    Kathiawar Peninsula

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#4. Which of the following is/are tributaries of River Krishna?

1. Tungabhadra

2. Indravati

3. Bhima

4. Pranhita

Select the correct alternative using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c)  2 and 4 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

#5. Which of the following is most southerly located?

(a) Nilgiri Hills

(b) Shevaroy Hills

(c) Javadi Hills

(d) Cardamom Hills

#6. Karewas are a feature generally found in the state of

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Jammu and Kashmir

(d) Uttarakhand

#7. River Alaknanda is joined by the river Pindar at

(a) Devprayag

(b) Vishnuprayag

(c) Rudraprayag

(d) Karnaprayag

Answer Key:

#1. (b)

#2. (a)

#3. (c)

#4. (d)

#5. (d)

#6. (c)

#7. (d)

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