UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. The crocodile is a common inhabitant of the mangrove swamps of the Cumbarjua canal connecting the Mandovi and Zuari estuaries of Goa.
    2. Goan fisherman worship crocodile and it has become an annual feature in Goa.
    Which of the following statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D) (d) Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The popular belief among Goan fisherman is that the crocodiles prey on the predator fish and thus keep high the yield of the edible fish and prawns from mangroves over the years. This popular belief has assumed a religious cover to the extent that the worship of crocodile has became annual feature.

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