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21 Which of the following is the coldest place in India ?
A Srinagar
B Shimla
C Dras
D Shillong

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Dras. Drass is the coldest place in India and second to the coldest inhabited region on Earth. The average temperature during winter season goes down to -23 ÂșC.

22 Which one of the following states receives the highest rainfall during winter months ?
A Punjab
B Kerala
C Meghalaya
D Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu receives the highest rainfall during winter months. Tamil Nadu lies on the windward side for these winds and hence gets more rainfall during the winter season. The air, over Siberia cools creating a high pressure area north of the Himalayas.

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23 The Himalayan range is very rich in species diversity. Which one among the following is the most appropriate reason for this phenomenon ?
A It has high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth
B It has a confluence of different bio-geographical zones
C Exotic and invasive species have not been introduced in this region
D It has less human interference

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is It has a confluence of different bio-geographical zones. The Himalayan Range is very rich in species diversity because of the entire Himalayan region is very diverse bio-geographically.

24 Which one of the following types of forest covers the maximum area in India ?
A Tropical rainforest
B Tropical moist deciduous forest
C Tropical dry deciduous forest
D Tropical dry evergreen forest

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Tropical moist deciduous forest. Tropical moist deciduous is followed by tropical dry deciduous. So, deciduous forests cover the largest forest area in India, more than 60%. Tropical dry deciduous forests run from the Himalayan foot hills to Kanyakumari and comprise important trees like bijasal, teak, tendu, amaltas, khair, palas, rosewood and axlewood.

25 What is the meaning of 'reserved forest' ?
A Reserved for hunting
B Reserved for picnic
C Reserved for commercial exploitation
D Reserved for growing medicinal herbs

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Reserved for commercial exploitation. These are the protected forests with the natural habitat exhibiting a high degree of protection from any kind of poaching and hunting. These may also be utilized for the small and short contexts in various countries.

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