Test-4: Human Geography (Examrace IAS Mains Geography Optional-Test Series 2017)

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1. (a) Explain Gender Inequality Index by UNDP. (20)

(b) Discuss contribution of geographers in development of behavioral geography. (15)

(c) Analyze the system analysis approach in geography. (15)

2. (a) What are the ideological differences in philosophies of determinism and possiblism? (15)

(b) Elaborate criteria and importance of Human Development Index. (15)

(c) Discuss the similarities and differences in Varenius and Kant’s geographical constructs. (20)

3. (a) “Man is not merely the child of earth, dust of her dust”. Elaborate. (25)

(b) Welfare geography has gained momentum in recent era. Elucidate citing suitable examples. (25)

4. (a) Explain the idea of areal differentiation. (20)

(b) “Vidal De La Blache was an adherent supporter of possibilism”. Comment. (15)

(c) Elaborate on the Taylor’s Stop and Go Determinism. How was it different from determinism? (15)

5. (a) Explain India’s contribution to geographical thought and the distribution of Puranic Dwipas. (30)

(b) Highlight the contribution to Arab scholars in the field of geography. (20)

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