UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements about Savanna region.
    1. Tropical Savanna biome characterised by long dry warm season and short rainy season, water is the limiting factor.
    2. Trees 6-12 m height strongly rooted with flattened crown.
    3. Trees in Savanna catch fire and species diversity is high in tropical Savanna.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Savannas have warm temperature year round. There are actually two very different seasons in a savanna; a very long dry season (winter) and a very wet season (summer). In the dry season there is only an average of about 4 inches rainfall. Between December and February, no rain will fall all. Plants of the Savannas are highly specialised to growl this environment of long periods of drought. Trees 6-12 m height strongly rooted with flattened crow They have long tap roots that can reach the deep water table thick bark to resist annual fires, trunks that can store wan and leaves that drop out during the winter to conserve water. Trees are fire resistant and species diversity is low.

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