Quiz Test on Indian Geography - Set 05

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 05


1. The Pennines (Europe), Appalachians (America) and the Aravalis (India) are examples of
    (A) Old mountains
    (B) Young mountains
    (C) Fold mountains
    (D) Block mountains

2. The most plausible explanation for the location of the Thar Desert in western India is
    (A) The obstruction caused by the Aravalis to the rain-bearing wind that proceeds to the Ganga Valley
    (B) The evaporation of moisture by heat
    (C) The absence of mountains to the north of Rajasthan to cause orographic rainfall in it
    (D) That the moisture carried by the South-west monsoon is driven away by the dry upper air current

3. The pass located at the southern end of the Nilgiri Hills in south India is called
    (A) The Palghat gap
    (B) The Bhorghat pass
    (C) The Thalgat pass
    (D) The Bolan pass

4. The refineries are Mathura, Digboi and Panipat are set up by
    (A) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
    (B) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
    (C) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
    (D) Crude Distillation unit of Madras Refineries Ltd.

5. Which of the following food grain crops occupies the largest part of the cropped area in India?
    (A) Barley and maize
    (B) Jowar and bajra
    (C) Rice
    (D) Wheat

6. Which of the following crops needs maximum water per hectare?
    (A) Barley
    (B) Maize
    (C) Sugarcane
    (D) Wheat

7. Which of the following are true with respect to the Indian Peninsular Plateau?
  1. The southern plateau block is formed mainly of granite and gneiss
  2. The Deccan lava plateau is an elevated tableland consisting of horizontally arranged lava sheets
  3. The Malwa plateau dominates the Vindhyam scraps, forming the northern flank of the plateau
  4. The trough of the Narmada and Tapti are interposed between the Vindhyan and the Satpura ranges
    (A) 1, 2 and 3
    (B) 1 and 2
    (C) 1, 2, 3 and 4
    (D) 1, 3 and 4

8. The scarcity or crop failure of which of the following can cause a serious edible oil crisis in India?
    (A) Coconut
    (B) Groundnut
    (C) Linseed
    (D) Mustard

9. Which of the following groups of states has the largest deposits of iron ore?
    (A) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
    (B) Bihar and Orissa
    (C) Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
    (D) West Bengal and Assam

10. The Salal Project is on the river
    (A) Chenab
    (B) Jhelum
    (C) Ravi
    (D) Sutlej

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