POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY PYQS JUNE & DEC 2014 NTA UGC NET
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Q.1. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below: (UGC NET JUNE 2014)
List – I
(A) Political geography
(B) Das Ausland
(C) Major work on China
(D) Visible content of the landscape
List – II
(i) Otto Schluter
(ii) Von Richthofen
(iii) Oscar Peschel
(iv) Friedrich Ratzel
Q.2. Which one of the following characteristic features of Indian federalism does not have a geographical base? (UGC NET JUNE 2014)
(A) Vast area size
(B) Physical and cultural diversities
(C) Regional inequalities in socioeconomic development
(D) Division of powers and functions between Union and states
Q.3. ‘Geostrategic model’, dividing the world into ten regions, was propounded by: (UGC NET JUNE 2014)
(A) P. J. Taylor
(B) John Short
(C) John Agnew
(D) Saul Cohen
Q.4. Match items in List – I with items in List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below (UGC NET JUNE 2014)
List – I (Name of Administrative Unit)
List – II (Name of the country)
(4) Great Britain
Q.5. For measuring the success of changes in electoral boundaries, we use the concept of: (UGC NET JUNE 2014)
(C) Legitimate participation
(D) Non-legitimate participation
Q.6. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select your Answer from the codes given below: (UGC NET DEC 2014)
Assertion (A): Panchayati Raj Act empowered local bodies participation in planning process.
Reason (R): Panchayati Raj institutions are having three tier systems in planning and executing development projects within their jurisdiction.
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A).
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
Q.7. Who propounded the Heartland Theory used in political geography? (UGC NET DEC 2014)
(A) Alfred Mackinder
(B) O.H.K. Spate
(C) Arthur Geddes
(D) J.A. Steers
Q.8. What do you mean by ‘Lebensraum’ in political geography? (UGC NET DEC 2014)
(A) Dead space
(B) Living space
(C) Administrative unit
(D) Religious organization
Q.9. Which one of the following factors affecting more at present to the voting behaviour in India? (UGC NET DEC 2014)
(B) Caste system
(C) Religion base
(D) Old base of political parties
Q.10. Which of the following significantly weaken the strength of Mackinder’s geopolitical heartland theory? (UGC NET DEC 2014)
(1) Ascendance of the Untied States’ international influence after World War II.
(2) Existence of a pivot area.
(3) Growth of Soviet power in Eastern Europe.
(4) Rise of Nazi Germany
Q.11. The relationship among power structures, the environment and economic inequalities is termed as (UGC NET DEC 2014)
(1) Political ecology
(4) Cultural diffusion