Test-5: Economic, Population and Settlement Geography (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2017)

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1. (a) Examine agricultural classification as proposed by Whittlesey. Differentiate intensive subsistence tillage with rice dominant and without rice. (20)

(b) Explain measure to curb energy crisis. How renewable energy can provide a step forward for energy mix economy? (15)

(c) “Malnutrition is a serious problem in LDCs.” Comment. (15)

2. (a) Discuss concept of sphere of urban influence. Explain the qualitative and quantitative methods used in its delimitation. (15)

(b) Identify cause and global spatial distribution of the vector borne diseases. Comment how Indian initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission can prove fruitful. (15)

(c) Discuss problems associated with old age? Which countries are likely to face higher burden of geriatric population? (20)

3. (a) “Social capital is productive”. Comment how population acts as social capital. (25)

(b) Critically examine Ashok Mitra’s functional classification of towns. (25)

4. (a) “Every migration current produces a counter-current”. Comment. (20)

(b) Discuss the role of WTO in determining the pattern of World Trade. (15)

(c) Comment on the sustainability of agro-based economies in the world. What steps can be taken to promote agricultural productivity? (15)

5. (a) What are the premier location factors that must be considered for establishment of industries? (30)

(b) Comment on the trends of global population distribution and growth. (20)

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