UPSC IAS Prelims Topicwise Questions : Economic Geography

Economic Geography

Deep bores have to be made to reach mineral deposits that lie at great depths. Such mining is called as,

A. Shaft Mining
B. Drilling
C. Open-cast mining
D. Quarrying

Answer: Option A

Economic Geography

Which of the following features are related to Footloose Industry?
1. Footloose Industries do not depend upon any specific raw material.
2. Footloose Industry produces in low quantity hence requires less number of workers.
3. Generally these industries do not create pollution.
4. Major factor for their establishment is road grid.

A. Only 1 and 2
B. Only 1, 2 and 3
C. Only 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: Option D

Economic Geography

Tea best grows in Assam, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal. What is/are the uniqueness of this region which suits this crop?
1) It has warm and humid climate.
2) Showers are mainly concentrated in 4-5 months ie June to October in any year.
3) Deep, fertile and well drained soil.
4) Rugged topography of the relief near the Himalayan foot hills.
Choose the correct code.

A. 1, 2, 3 only.
B. 1, 3 only.
C. 1, 3, 4 only.
D. All the above.

Answer: Option B

Economic Geography

Consider the following statements regarding the production and reserves of copper in India.
1. Rajasthan has the largest reserves of copper and is also the highest producer of copper in India.
2. India is self sufficient in copper production and also at times it has also exportedcopper to countries like Japan, South Korea etc.
3. Production of copper is a tedious job especially in India as the copper ore found in India as it is of the lower grade compared to International grade of the ore.
Which are the correct statements?

A. 1 only.
B. 1, 3 only.
C. 2, 3 only.
D. 3 only.

Answer: Option D

Economic Geography

The steel industry at Pittsburgh enjoys locational advantages. Of these is one of the world’s best routes for shipping ore cheaply between it and iron ore mines. Which is that route?

A. Mississippi waterway
B. USA - Canada railway network
C. Great Lakes waterway
D. None of the above

Answer: Option C