Geography Optional Test 1 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

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We are starting with Geography Optional Mains Marathon Initiative. Below is the 1st Geography Optional Test.

Note: We will come up with a Geography Optional Mains Marathon Plan soon.

Perspectives in Human geography 1. ‘Humanistic geography is a thought system which has emerged as a reaction to the dominance of positivism in human geography’- Comment. 2. ‘Geography is the study of man-environment relationship’-Critically evaluate. 3. Explain the significance of Quantitative Revolution in the development of geography. Population and settlement geography 4. Discuss the concept of hyper-urbanisation with special reference to India. 5. Critically examine the applicability of Demographic Transition Model with reference to population growth in India. Geomorphology 6. ‘Complexity of geomorphic evolution is more common than simplicity’- Discuss. 7. Compare and contrast weathering, erosion and mass-wasting. Climatology 8. Define the term temperature inversion and give an account of different types of temperature inversions. 9. Explain the process and formation of hurricanes in a weather system. Oceanography 10. Discuss the different sources of oceanic sediments and differentiate between pelagic and terrigenous sediments.

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