Desert and Grasses (Rajasthan)– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Which one of the following is not a cause of desertification in Rajasthan?

(a) Overgrazing
(b) Deforestation
(c) Urbanization
(d) Improper soil and water management

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2. Which among the following are parts of the Thar desert?
(A) Godwar Tract
(B) Shekhawati Tract

(C) Banas Plain
(D) Ghaggar Plain

(a) (A) and (B)
(b) (B) and (C)
(c) (A), (B) and (D)
(d) (A), (C) and (D)

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3. What fraction of Rajasthan’s land area is desert?

(a) About one-fourth
(b) About one-third
(c) Above half
(d) About two-thirds

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4. How much that desert of India fall in Rajasthan?

(a) 60%
(b) 90%
(c) 40%
(d) 80%

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5. Which of the following pairs is correct
Percentage Desert area   Percentage population
 (Rajasthan)                        (Rajasthan)

(a) 60 40
(b) 55 45
(c) 50 50
(d) 40 60

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6. The Desert Development Programme is being implemented in 16 districts of Rajasthan. This programme is being founded –

(a) 100 per cent by Govt. of India.
(b) 100 per cent by Govt. of Rajasthan.
(c) In the ratio of 50 – 50 by both the Govt.
(d) 75 per cent by Govt. of India and 25 per cent by Govt. of Rajasthan.

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7. In which year was the Desert development programme started in Rajasthan?

(a) 1960-61
(b) 1977-78
(c) 1982-83
(d) 1994-95

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8. An approximate area of Rajasthan covered under the western desert is:

(a) More than 60%
(b) Less than 30%
(c) 40%
(d) 50 %

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9. Dhaman, Karad and Anjan are the:

(a) Varieties of Sheep in Rajasthan
(b) Varieties of caster seed in Gujarat
(c) Varieties of Grass in Rajasthan
(d) Three heroes of Gawari dance

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10. In which districts of Rajasthan ‘Khas’ grass is grown?

(a) Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar
(b) Dholpur, Kaurali and Alwar
(c) Ajmer, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh
(d) Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur and Tonk

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11. ‘Sewan grass’ is mainly grown in which district?

(a) Barmer
(b) Jodhpur
(c) Jaisalmer
(d) Sikar

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