a. The mystery of the fold mountain orogeny is very scientifically resolved by the theory of
plate tectonics. Discuss.
Wagner's continental drift theory was rejected initially only to be accepted later on .
Highlight the reasons behind its poor acceptance at that time.
Discuss the general relationship in the global earthquake and plate boundaries with
special emphasis over the difference in intensity and magnitude of each boundaries.
Q3: Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
Discuss the role of structure as a factor in the development of landform with suitable examples.
Describe SEA FLOOR SPREADING and explain how it was an important piece of evidence in support of PLATE TECTONICS.
Discuss the fundamental difference between the convergent boundaries.
Q4: Answer following (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
a. Explain weathering and mass wasting, and describe their geomorphic significance.
b. Critically compare the theory of Isostasy presented by Pratt and Airy.
c. Occurrence of the types of volcanic eruption is largely related to the types of plate
Q5: Answer These:
a. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following.
Write in your TEST Booklet the significance of these locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological environmental/cultural, in not more than 30 words for each entry:
2x 5 = 10
1. Guru Shikhar. 2. Malwa Pleatue. 3. Kenchenjenga. 4. Nilgiri.
5. Narmada River.
b. How the Epicentre of an earthquake is located?
c. Differentiate between Talus cone and solifluction.
d. Discuss the intensity of folding in different parts of Himalaya.
e. Highlight the reasons for the absence of volcanic eruptions over Himalaya.
Q6: Answer the following.(20 + 15 + 15 marks)
a. Discuss the basic geological structure of the Western Ghat.
b. How the Chota nagpur plateau is different from Deccan plateau?
c. Discuss the basic difference in the Oceanic crust and Continental crust.
Q7: Answer the following. (20 + 15 + 15 marks)
The evolution of the theory of Plate Tectonics has a long history behind it. Discuss.
What do you mean by geomorphic process? Highlight the difference between these forces.