Indian Geography GK Questions and Answers - Set 04

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 04

1. The principal copper deposits of India lie in which of the following places?
    (A) Hazaribag and Singbhum of Bihar
    (B) Khetri and Daribo areas of Rajasthan
    (C) Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh
    (D) Siwaliks in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka

2. The percentage of earth surface covered by India is
    (A) 2.4
    (B) 3.4
    (C) 4.4
    (D) 5.4

3. The state having a largest area of forest cover in India is
    (A) Arunachal Pradesh
    (B) Haryana
    (C) Madhya Pradesh
    (D) Assam

4. Which of the following groups of rivers originate from the Himachal mountains?
    (A) Beas, Ravi and Chenab
    (B) Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum
    (C) Sutlej, Beas and Ravi
    (D) Sutlej, Ravi and Jhelum

5. The Shimla Convention is an agreement that sets
    (A) Shimla as a tourist spot
    (B) Shimla as the capital of Himachal Pradesh
    (C) Boundary between India and Tibet
    (D) None of the above

6. Which of the following geographical features have played a great unifying role in strengthening the forces of homogeneity of the Indian people?
    I. The expanses of water surrounding the peninsula
    II. The Himalayan Mountains
    III. The vastness of the country
    IV. The presence of the Indian Ocean
    (A) I
    (B) II
    (C) I and II
    (D) I, II, III and IV

7. The percentage of India's total population employed in agriculture is nearly
    (A) 40 %
    (B) 50 %
    (C) 60 %
    (D) 70 %

8. Which of the following types of soil are mostly confined to river basins and coastal plains of India?
    (A) Alluvial soils
    (B) Black soils
    (C) Laterite soils
    (D) Red soils

9. The number of major ports in India is
    (A) 5
    (B) 8
    (C) 13
    (D) 15

10. The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because
    (A) It is the older river of India
    (B) Of its large size and extent among the peninsular rivers
    (C) There are a fairly large number of pilgrimage centres situated on its banks
    (D) Its length is nearly the same as that of the river Ganges

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