Indian Geography – GK Quiz

Indian Geography – GK Quiz

1. The number of major ports in India is
 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following factors are responsible for India's failure to fully exploit the inland fisheries during the last five decades?

Silting and pollution of the inland water bodies
Deforestation in the catchment areas of the rivers
Lack of marketing facilities

Select the correct answer from the codes given below
 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following is the most important raw material for generation of power in India?
 
 
 
 

4. When it is noon IST at Allahabad in India, the time at Greenwich, London, will be
 
 
 
 

5. The pennines (Europe), Appalachians (America) and the Aravallis (India) are examples of
 
 
 
 

6. Which country has the largest coast line?
 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following is a peninsular river of India?
 
 
 
 

8. The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because
 
 
 
 

9. The scarcity or crop failure of which of the following can cause a serious edible oil crisis in India?
 
 
 
 

10. Which of the following factors are responsible for the present crisis in the jute industry in India?
The decline in overseas market
Inadequately supply of raw jute
Stiff competition from synthetic packing materials

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11. Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?
 
 
 
 

12. The natural region which holds the Indian subcontinent is
 
 
 
 

13. Which of the following groups accounts for over 90 per cent of India's annual coal production?
 
 
 
 

14. The ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is
 
 
 
 

15. Which of the following countries leads in the production of aluminum and its products in the world?
 
 
 
 

16. Which of the following are true with respect to the Indian Peninsular Plateau?

The southern plateau block is formed mainly of granite and gneiss
The Deccan lava plateau is an elevated tableland consisting of horizontally arranged lava sheets
The Malwa plateau dominates the Vindhyam scraps, forming the northern flank of the plateau
The trough of the Narmada and Tapti are interposed between the Vindhyan and the Satpura ranges
 
 
 
 

17. The significant shifts in Indian agriculture during green revolution include
 
 
 
 

18. The two states of India, most richly endowed with iron ore, are
 
 
 
 

19. Which of the following types of soil are mostly confined to river basins and coastal plains of India?
 
 
 
 

20. The most fertile region of India is
 
 
 
 

21. Which of the following groups of rivers have their source of origin in Tibet?
 
 
 
 

22. Which of the following crops needs maximum water per hectare?
 
 
 
 

23. Which of the following important rivers of India does not originate from the Western Ghats?
 
 
 
 

24. The watershed between India and Myanmar is formed by
 
 
 
 

25. The originating in the Himalayan mountain complex consists of how many distinct drainage systems of the Indian Subcontinent?
 
 
 
 

26. Which of the following measures are effective for soil conservation in India?

Avoiding crop rotation
Afforestation
Encouraging the use of chemical fertilizers
Limiting shifting cultivation
 
 
 
 

27. The percentage of India's total population employed in agriculture is nearly
 
 
 
 

28. The proportion of forest to the total national geographical area of India as envisaged by National Forest Policy is
 
 
 
 

29. Which of the following areas or regions is most prone to earthquakes?
 
 
 
 

30. Which of the following dams has generations of power more than irrigation as its main purpose?
 
 
 
 

31. The Shimla Convention is an agreement that sets
 
 
 
 

32. The oldest oil field in India is the ____ field, in ____
 
 
 
 

33. The mountain building in Himalayas began
 
 
 
 

34. Unlike other parts of the Indian Coast, fishing industry has not developed along the Saurashtra coast because
 
 
 
 

35. The outer Himalayas lie between
 
 
 
 

36. The oldest oil refinery in India is at
 
 
 
 

37. Which of the following events took place in the Cenozoic era?
 
 
 
 

38. Which of the following drainage systems fall into the Bay of Bengal?
 
 
 
 

39. Which of the following geographical features has 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
 
 
 
 

40. The oldest mountains in India are
 
 
 
 


 

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