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  • 1.
    The vegetation type characterized by (i) a large expanse of grassland with scattered trees and shrubs, (ii) lying between tropical rain forest and tropical steppes and deserts and (iii) flat-topped trees, is called
    A. Mid-latitude broad-leaf mixed forest B. Temperate rain forest
    C. Tropical savanna D. Mid-latitude grassland

  • 2. Biodiversity is richer in
    A. Tropical regions B. Polar regions
    C. Temperate regions  D. Oceans

  • 3.
    The following questions consist of two statements, Statement I and statement II. 

    Statement I Typical laterite soils in India are generally fertile.

    Statement II Laterite soils generally experience leaching.
    Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
    Both the statements are individually true, but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
    C. Statement I is true, but Statement II is false D. Statement I is false, but Statement II is true

  • 4. Red soil colour is caused by
    A. Aluminum compounds B. Mercury compounds 
    C. Iron compounds D. Clay

  • 5. In soil, water that, is readily available to plant roots is
    A. Gravitational water B. Capillary water
    C. Hygroscopic water D. Bound water