UPSC GS PRELIMS 2018 GEOGRAPHY QUESTIONS

Q 1 . Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi? 

a . Bengaluru
b . Hyderabad
c . Nagpur
d . Pune

Answer – a

Q 2 . Consider the following pairs of Regions sometimes mentioned in news vs Country : 

1. Catalonia: Spain

2. Crimea: Hungary

3. Mindanao: Philippines

4. Oromia: Nigeria

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched ?

a . 1, 2 and 3
b . 3 and 4 only
c . 1 and 3 only
d . 2 and 4 only

Answer – c

Q 3 . Consider the following pairs:

Town sometime mentioned in news: Country 

1 . Aleppo: Syria
2 . Kirkuk: Yemen
3 . Mosul: Palestine
4 . Mazar -i- Sharif: Afghanistan
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

a . 1 and 2
b . 1 and 4
c . 2 and3
d . 3 and 4

Answer – b

Q 4 . Consider the following statements: 

1 . In India, State Governments do not have the power to auction non-coal mines.
2 . Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand do not have gold mines.
3 . Rajasthan has iron ore mines.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a . 1 and 2
b . 2 only
c . 1 and 3
d . 3 only

Answer – d

Q  5 . Consider the following statements: 

1 . The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.
2 . Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.
3 . The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a . 1 only
b . 2 and 3
c . 3 only
d . 1 and 3

Answer – a

Q 6 . Which one of the following is an artificial lake ? 

a . Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
b . Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
c . Nainital (Uttarakhand)
d . Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)

Answer – a