Geography of India Selected Questions and Answers Set 6

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Q.1:- The neighbouring country of India which has the smallest area is ?

  1. Bhutan
  2. Nepal
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Bangladesh

Q.2:- Amarkantak plateu in the Maikal hills marks the origin of the river ?

  1. Gandak
  2. Chambal
  3. Narmada
  4. Ghaggar

Q.3:- Gurushikhar is a  / the ?

  1. Shipping Yard of Andhra Pradesh
  2. Great Guru of Sikhs
  3. Famous hunting spot of Himalayas
  4. Highest peak of the Aravallis

Q.4:- Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the “Ten Degree Channel” ?

  1. Andaman and Nicobar
  2. Nicobar and Sumatra
  3. Maldives and Lakshadweep
  4. Sumatra and Java

Q.5:- The Aravalli hills are located in ?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Assam
  4. Jharkhand

Q.6:- In India, Regur soil is found in ?

  1. Deccan Plateau
  2. Indo-Gangetic Plain
  3. Himalayan Region
  4. Coastal Plain

Q.7:- Soil Erosion can be prevented by ?

  1. Increasing bird population
  2. Afforestation
  3. Removal of vegetation
  4. Overgrazing

Q.8:- Which one is regarded as “World Heritage Forest” ?

  1. Nandan Kanan in Odisha
  2. Kaziranga in Assam
  3. Sundarbans in West Bengal
  4. Indian Botanical Garden, Shibpur in West Bengal

Q.9:- Two important rivers – one with its source in Jharkhand (and known by a different name in Odisha), and another, with its source in Odisha – merge at a place only a short distance from the coast of Bay of Bengal before flowing into the sea. This is an important site of wildlife and biodiversity and a protected area. Which one of the following could be this ? [IAS (Pre), 2011]

  1. Bhitarkanika
  2. Chandipur-on-sea
  3. Gopalpur-on-sea
  4. Simlipal

Q.10:- Silent Valley of Kerala ?

  1. is the only evergreen forest in India
  2. contains costly timer trees
  3. is a good picnic spot
  4. contains rare species of plants and animals

Q.11:- Which one of the following place is unlikely to be affected by a cyclone ?

  1. Chennai
  2. Mangalore
  3. Puri
  4. Amritsar
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Q.12:- Which of the following is considered to cause an adverse effect on India monsoon ?

  1. Jet Stream
  2. El-Nino
  3. Monsoon Trough
  4. Tibet Plateau

Q.13:- The region which was monthly rainfall of 10-20 cm in October and November and less than 5 cm in rest of the month belong to the following states ?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Odisha and West Bengal
  4. Assam

Q.14:- Among the following regions of India, which one receives comparatively least amount of annual rainfall ?

  1. An 80 km wide coastal belt from Nellore to Point Calimere
  2. The middle and lower Asom valley
  3. North-Eastern Rajasthan
  4. The coastal plains of Gujarat south of Narmada

Q.15:- Which type of climate(s) prevail(s) in the long corridor (Leeward side) of the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills ?

  1. Tropical wet and dry climate
  2. Tropical wet and dry with winter rain
  3. Tropical semi-arid steppe
  4. Sub-tropical monsoon rainforest

Q.16:- During winter North-Western part of India gets rainfall from ?

  1. Thunderstorms
  2. Retreating Monsoon
  3. Western Disturbances
  4. Tropical Cyclones

Q.17:- What is the major cause of ‘October Heat’ ?

  1. Low pressure systems over the Indo-Gangetic Plains
  2. High temperature associated with high humidity
  3. Very low velocity winds
  4. Hot and dry weather

Q.18:- Which one of the following is the wettest place in India ?

  1. Mahabaleshwar
  2. Cherrapunji
  3. Udhagamandalam
  4. Mawsynram

Q.19:- The area with annual rainfall less than 50 cm in a year is ?

  1. Meghalaya
  2. Leh in Kashmir
  3. Coromandel
  4. Konkan Coast

Q.20:- A devastating Cloud Burst swept over Leh on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct ?

  1. Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
  2. Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture-laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
  3. Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
  4. There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst
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Q.21:- Heavy rainfall during the months October and November is received by ?

  1. Gharo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills
  2. Chota Nagpur Plateau
  3. Coromandel Coast
  4. Malwa Plateau

Q.22:- ‘Mumbai High’ is associated with ?

  1. Steel
  2. Petroleum
  3. Mausoleum
  4. Jute

Q.23:- The two states of India, most richly endowed with Iron Ore, are ?

  1. Bihar and West Bengal
  2. Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  3. Bihar and Odisha
  4. Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal

Q.24:- Which one among the following States produces highest amount of Mica ? [SCRA 2012]

  1. Bihar
  2. Orissa
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Q.25:- Which one of the following National Parks has a climate that varies from tropical to subtropical, temperate and arctic ?

  1. Khangchendzonga National Park
  2. Nandadevi National Park
  3. Neora Valley National Park
  4. Namdapha National Park


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