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31 The Himalayas are formed of parallel fold ranges. Among them which is the oldest range ?
A the Siwalik Range
B the Lesser Himalya
C the Great Himalayan Range
D the Dhaula Dhar Range

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is the Great Himalayan Range. The Great Himalayas are the highest and northernmost area of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is the oldest Himalayan ranges. The Great Himalayas are situated to the north of the Lower Himalayan Mountain Range.

32 Maharashtrian Plateau is made up of :
A alluvial soil
B coral reef
C anamudi
D none of these

Answer: Option [C]

Maharashtrian Plateau is made up of anamudi.



33 Which of the following mountain passes lies outside India ?
A Khyber
B Bomdila
C Bara Lacha La
D Shiplila

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Khyber. Khyber passes lies outside India, most northerly and important of the passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

34 Aravalli ranges are an example of :
A straight mountain
B block mountain
C fold mountain
D volcanic mountain

Answer: Option [C]

Aravalli ranges are an example of fold mountain. The Aravalli Range, an eroded stub of ancient mountains, is believed to be the oldest range of fold mountains in India. The natural history of the Aravalli Range dates back to times when the Indian Plate was separated from the Eurasian Plate by an ocean.

35 The highest peak in South India is :
A Doda Betta
B Makurti
C Anamudi
D None of these

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Anamudi. Anamudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats in India, having an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft). Anamudi is also the highest point in South India.

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