UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following are in the European continent?
    1. Black forest               
    2. Vosges mountains    
    3. Turner valley             
    4. Copacabana beach
    5. Pustaz grassland        
    6. Ruhr basin          
    7. Port radium
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1, 3 and 4                    

    B)  1, 2, 5 and 6    

    C)  2, 4, 6 and 7                

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Black Forest is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Wurttemberg, Southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the West and South. The Vosges are a range of low mountains in Eastern France, near its bolder with Germany. They extend along the West side of the Rhine valley in Northeast direction, mainly from Belfort to Saverne. Turner Valley is a town in the Calgary Region of Alberta, Canada. The town was once the centre of an oil and natural gas boom. For 30 years, the Turner Valley oilfields were a major supplier of oil and gas and the largest producer in the British Empire. Copacabana beach is a bairro (neighbourhood) located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is known for its 4 km Balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world. Ruhr basin, is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population density of 2,800/km2 and a population of some eight and a half million. It is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany. It consists of several large, industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the South, Rhine to the West and Lippe to the North. Port Radium is a mining area on the Eastern shore of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada. It included the settlement of Cameron Bay and the Eldorado Mine and Echo Bay Mine.

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