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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 statements: [2005]
1. Total land area of Earth is approximately 1475 lakh square kilometers.
2. Ratio of land area to water area of Earth is approximately 1: 4.
3. Maximum percentage of Earth's water is in the Pacific Ocean.
Which of the statements given above .is/are correct?


3. Where is the volcanic mountain, Mount St. Helens is located? [2005]


4. Which one of the following is not a lagoon? [2002]


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



6. For short-term climatic predictions, which one of the following events, detected in the last decade, is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the India sub-continent? [2002]


7. Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system? [2002]


8. With reference to, the river Luni, which one of the following statements is correct? [2010]


9. Consider the following statements: [2008]
1. The albedo of an object determines its visual brightness when viewed with reflected light.
2. The albedo of Mercury is much greater than the albedo of the Earth.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following statements: [2007]
1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean.
2. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Northern Hemisphere than that in the Southern Hemisphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
2. World Geography -Test-02
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
16. INM-Test-01
17. INM-Test-02
18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
20. INM-Test-05
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