UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    The Great Rift Valley (GRV) is a name given in the late 19th century by British explorer John Walter Gregory to the continuous geographic trench. Which statements regarding GRV are not true? 
    1. Its length is 6000 km that runs from Northern Syria to Central Mozambique in South-East Africa. 
    2. Today, the term is most often used to the valley of the East African Rift.                        
    3. It includes the Jordan Rift valley, Red Sea Rift and the East African Rift.                        
    4. The East African Rift has two branches, Western Rift valley and the Eastern Rift valley.         
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                   

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3           

    C)  3 and 4           

    D)  All of these 

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] 1. Perhaps the Great Rift Valley (GRV) is the example of origin of diversing plates, where two plates are orbiting apart. Its length is 6000 km that runs from Northern Syria to Central Mozambique. Today the Great African Rift is always called East African Rift. The Great African Rift has a lot of rift calves e.g. Dead Sea, Lake Victoria, Lake Nyasa etc. The Great African Rift has two parches e.g. Western Rift valley and Eastern Rift valley.

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