Indian Geography General Knowledge Questions and Answers

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 08

1. Which of the following factors are responsible for the rapid growth of sugar production in south India as compared to north India?
    I. Higher per acre field of sugarcane
    II. Higher sucrose content of sugarcane
    III. Lower labour cost
    IV. Longer crushing period
    (A) I and II
    (B) I, II and III
    (C) I, III and IV
    (D) I, II and IV

2. The present forest area of India, according to satellite data, is
    (A) Increasing
    (B) Decreasing
    (C) Static
    (D) Decreasing in open forest area but increasing in closed forest area

3. What is the predominant type of Indian agriculture?
    (A) Commercial agriculture
    (B) Extensive agriculture
    (C) Plantation agriculture
    (D) Subsistence agriculture

4. Which of the following has a potential for harnessing of tidal energy in India?
    (A) Gulf of Cambay
    (B) Gulf of Mannar
    (C) Backwaters of Kerala
    (D) Chilka lake

5. The only state in India that produces saffron is
    (A) Assam
    (B) Himachal Pradesh
    (C) Jammu and Kashmir
    (D) Meghalaya

6. Three important rivers of the Indian subcontinent have their sources near the Mansarover Lake in the Great Himalayas. These rivers are
    (A) Indus, Jhelum and Sutlej
    (B) Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Yamuna
    (C) Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej
    (D) Jhelum, Sutlej and Yamuna

7. The oldest oil field in India is the ________ field, in _________.
    (A) Anleshwar, Gujarat
    (B) Bombay High, Maharashtra
    (C) Nawagam, Gujarat
    (D) Digboi, Assam

8. The mountain building in Himalayas began
    (A) About 45 million years ago
    (B) When the continental plates of India and Eurasia converged on each other
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

9. The oldest mountains in India are
    (A) Aravalis
    (B) Vindhyas
    (C) Satpuras
    (D) Nilgiri hills

10. Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?
    (A) Coconut
    (B) Cotton
    (C) Sugarcane
    (D) Rice

11. Which of the following countries leads in the production of aluminium and its products in the world?
    (A) Australia
    (B) France
    (C) India
    (D) USA

12. Which country has the largest coast line?
    (A) USA
    (B) Australia
    (C) Canada
    (D) India

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