UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
    Biodiversity Hotspot         Location
    1. Sundaland                Eastern Africa
    2. Wallacea                 South-East Asia
    3. Succulent Karoo           South Africa                                              
    4. Cerrado                   South America

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  2, 3 and 4          

    C)  1, 3 and 4        

    D)  1, 2 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Sundaland hotspot covers the Western half of the Indo-Malayan archipelago in South-East Asia. Wallacea hotspot encompasses the central Islands of Indonesia East of Java, Bali and Borneo, West of New Guinea and Timor Leste. Succulent Karoo hotspot is stretching along the Atlantic Coast of Africa, from South Africa into Southern Namibia The Cerrado hotspot is located in Brazil, South America.

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