UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    With reference to mass movements of soil, consider the following statements.
    1. Soil creep is a very slow, continuous movement of soil downhill slopes.
    2. Soil How or soil functions is a flow, gradual movement of soil downhill slopes.
    3. In soil creep, soil acts as liquid and hence it creeps fast.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are incorrect?

    A)  Only 1 

    B)  Only 2             

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Mass wasting, also known as slope movement or mass movement, is the geomorphic process by which soil, sand, regolith and rock move down slope typically as a mass, larger under the force of gravity, but frequently affected by matter and water content as in submarine environments and mudslides. Types of mass wasting include creep, slides^ flows, topples and falls, each with its own characteristic features and taking place over time scales from seconds to years.

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