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Study Plan MiniMock 6 Geography

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Question 1

Consider the following statements regarding demographic transition:
1) Population of any region changes from high births and high deaths to low births and low deaths as society progresses from rural agrarian to urban industrial society.
2) These changes occur in stages that are collectively known as the demographic cycle.
3) In the last stage, both fertility and mortality decline considerably and the population is always stable.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Question 2

Which one of the following is not a push factor?

Question 3

Choose the incorrect statement(s):
1) A population pyramid is used to show the age-sex structure of the population only.
2) The left side shows the percentage of males while the right side shows the percentage of women in each age group.

Question 4

Consider the following:
1) In Western countries, males outnumber females in rural areas and females outnumber the males in urban areas.
2) Farming in these developed countries is also highly mechanised and remains largely a male occupation.
3) It is also worth noting that in countries like India, female participation in farming activity in rural area is fairly high.
Which of the above is/are true?

Question 5

Which of the following is/are related to the capability approach to Human Development?
1) Building human capabilities in the areas of health, education and access to resources is the key to increasing human development
2) The government is responsible for increasing levels of human development by maximising expenditure on welfare.
3) This approach is associated with Prof. Dr Mahbub-ul-Haq.

Question 6

Consider the following:
1) The process of migration from plain areas to pastures on mountains during summers and again from mountain pastures to plain areas during winters is known as transhumance.
2) In the tundra regions, the nomadic herders move from north to south in summers and vice-versa in winters.
3) Unlike nomadic herding, livestock rearing is more organised and capital intensive.
Which of the above is/are correct?

Question 7

Identify the farming type:
1) This type of agriculture is largely found in densely populated regions of monsoon Asia.
2) Land holdings are very small due to the high density of population.
3) Farmers work with the help of family labour leading to intensive use of land.
4) Use of machinery is limited and most of the agricultural operations are done by manual labour.

Question 8

Which of the following is/are not correctly matched?
1) Mediterranean agriculture - Viticulture is a speciality
2) Market gardening - The regions where farmers specialise in vegetables only.
3) Truck farming - the cultivation of high-value crops such as vegetables, fruits and flowers

Question 9

To improve upon the inefficiency of the previous methods of agriculture and to boost agricultural production for self-sufficiency, the model of Kolkhoz was introduced in:

Question 10

Choose the incorrect code:
1) Balance of trade opens up economies for trading with other economies
2) Trade liberalization records the volume of goods and services imported as well as exported.
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