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Biogeography - GK Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

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11 Which of the following is not a site for 'in-situ' method of conservation of flora ?
A Biosphere reserve
B Botanical garden
C National park
D Wildlife sanctuary

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Botanical garden. Botanical Garden is not a site for an 'in-situ' method of conservation of flora. In-situ conservation is on-site conservation or the conservation of genetic resources in natural populations of plant or animal species, such as forest genetic resources in natural populations of tree species.

12 The western coast of India receive very high rainfall in summer mainly due to
A Tropical location
B Nearness to sea
C Western Ghats
D Himalayas

Answer: Option [C]

The western coast of India receive very high rainfall in summer mainly due to Western Ghats. The western coast of India receive very high rainfall in summer mainly due to Western Ghats. Due to the greater width of the mountains, the rain bearing winds have to necessarily travel a longer distance and have more time for the drops to coalesce and precipitate as rainfall, resulting in higher rainfall.

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13 Which of the following Indian state has the largest forest area ?
A Mizoram
B Arunachal Pradesh
C Madhya Pradesh
D Jammu and Kashmir

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Madhya Pradesh. Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.

14 Which of the following is a Biodiversity Hotspot in India ?
A Leh
B Sundalands
C Eastern Ghats
D Western Himalaya

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Sundalands. India hosts 4 biodiversity hotspots: the Himalayas, the Western Ghats, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland (Includes Nicobar group of Islands). These hotspots have numerous endemic species.

15 Xerophytic vegetation is characteristics feature of which of the following ?
A Chotanagpur plateau
B Khasi Hills
C Eastern Ghats
D Kuchchh

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Kuchchh. Xerophytic vegetation is characteristic feature of Kutch. A xerophyte is a species of plant that has adaptations to survive in an environment with little liquid water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or the Arctic.

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