Indian Geography General Knowledge : August 17 Interactive Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following Indian states is broadly as large as the European Nation Greece ? 

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Orissa

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Assam

    Correct Answer
    A. Tamil Nadu
    Explanation
    Tamil Nadu is the correct answer because it is the only Indian state that is broadly as large as the European nation Greece. The other options, Orissa, Bihar, and Assam, are not as large as Greece.

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  • 2. 

    River Damodar is called ‘Sorrow of Bengal’ because it— 

    • A.

      Causes maximum soil erosion

    • B.

      Gets flooded often causing havoc

    • C.

      Forms number of dangerous waterfalls

    • D.

      Is not a perennial river

    Correct Answer
    A. Causes maximum soil erosion
    Explanation
    River Damodar is called the "Sorrow of Bengal" because it causes maximum soil erosion. This means that the river carries a large amount of sediment and erodes the land along its banks. This can lead to the loss of fertile soil, damage to agricultural fields, and the displacement of people living in the affected areas. The high level of soil erosion caused by the Damodar river is a major concern and has earned it the nickname "Sorrow of Bengal".

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  • 3. 

    A coal mining area of the Damodar Valley is— 

    • A.

      Korba

    • B.

      Sambhalpur

    • C.

      Singareni

    • D.

      Raniganj

    Correct Answer
    D. Raniganj
    Explanation
    Raniganj is the correct answer because it is a well-known coal mining area located in the Damodar Valley. It is situated in the state of West Bengal, India. Raniganj has a long history of coal mining and is one of the oldest coalfields in the country. The coal reserves in Raniganj have been extensively mined for many years, making it a significant contributor to India's coal production.

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  • 4. 

    Which racial group does the tribals of Andaman Islands resemble ? 

    • A.

      Negrito

    • B.

      Mongoloid

    • C.

      Alpinoid

    • D.

      Nordic

    Correct Answer
    A. Negrito
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Negrito. The tribals of Andaman Islands resemble the Negrito racial group. Negritos are a group of people with dark skin and kinky hair, who are believed to be one of the earliest inhabitants of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. They are characterized by their short stature and distinctive physical features. The tribals of Andaman Islands share these physical characteristics with the Negrito racial group, hence the resemblance.

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  • 5. 

    Which food crop in India is sown in October-November and reaped in April ? 

    • A.

      Coconut

    • B.

      Coffee

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Wheat

    Correct Answer
    D. Wheat
    Explanation
    Wheat is the correct answer because it is a food crop that is typically sown in October-November and harvested in April in India. This is the typical planting and harvesting season for wheat in the country. Coconut, coffee, and rice have different planting and harvesting seasons and do not align with the given timeframe.

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  • 6. 

    The Nagarjuna Sagar project is constructed on the river— 

    • A.

      Kaveri

    • B.

      Krishna

    • C.

      Godavari

    • D.

      Indus

    Correct Answer
    B. Krishna
    Explanation
    The Nagarjuna Sagar project is constructed on the Krishna river.

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  • 7. 

    Which public sector oil corporation will be setting up a new oil refinery at Bina in Madhya Pradesh ?

    • A.

      Indian Oil Corporation

    • B.

      Bharat Petroleum Corporation

    • C.

      Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

    • D.

      Indo-Burma Petroleum Corporation

    Correct Answer
    B. Bharat Petroleum Corporation
    Explanation
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation will be setting up a new oil refinery at Bina in Madhya Pradesh.

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  • 8. 

    The variety of coffee, largely grown in India, is— 

    • A.

      Old chicks

    • B.

      Coorgs

    • C.

      Arabica

    • D.

      Kents

    Correct Answer
    C. Arabica
    Explanation
    Arabica is the correct answer because it is a variety of coffee that is largely grown in India. The other options, such as Old chicks, Coorgs, and Kents, are not varieties of coffee.

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  • 9. 

    The largest estuary in India is at the mouth of river— 

    • A.

      Hooghly

    • B.

      Bhagirathi

    • C.

      Godavari

    • D.

      Krishna

    Correct Answer
    A. Hooghly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hooghly. The Hooghly River is a distributary of the Ganges River and forms the largest estuary in India. It is located in the state of West Bengal and flows through the city of Kolkata before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The Hooghly estuary is an important waterway for trade and navigation, and it supports a diverse ecosystem.

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  • 10. 

    The period by which the entire country in India comes under South-West monsoon is— 

    • A.

      1st - 10th June

    • B.

      10th - 20th June

    • C.

      20th - 30th June

    • D.

      1st - 15th July

    Correct Answer
    D. 1st - 15th July
    Explanation
    The South-West monsoon is a seasonal wind pattern that brings heavy rainfall to India. The period by which the entire country in India comes under the South-West monsoon is from 1st to 15th July. This is when the monsoon reaches its full coverage across the country, bringing rainfall to all regions.

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  • 11. 

    The most extensive soil cover of India comprise— 

    • A.

      Laterite soils

    • B.

      Black soils

    • C.

      Alluvial soils

    • D.

      Marshy soils

    Correct Answer
    C. Alluvial soils
    Explanation
    The most extensive soil cover of India is comprised of alluvial soils. Alluvial soils are formed by the deposition of sediments brought by rivers and are found in the floodplains and deltas of major rivers like the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus. These soils are fertile and well-drained, making them suitable for agriculture. They are rich in minerals and organic matter, making them ideal for the cultivation of crops like rice, wheat, and sugarcane. Due to their widespread distribution and fertility, alluvial soils are highly important for India's agricultural productivity.

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  • 12. 

    Evergreen rain forests are mainly found in regions having well distributed annual rainfall— 

    • A.

      Below 50 cm

    • B.

      50 - 100 cm

    • C.

      100 - 200 cm

    • D.

      More than 200 cm

    Correct Answer
    D. More than 200 cm
    Explanation
    Evergreen rain forests require a high amount of rainfall throughout the year to thrive. The given options provide a range of annual rainfall levels, and the correct answer is "More than 200 cm." This indicates that evergreen rain forests are mainly found in regions with rainfall exceeding 200 cm per year.

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  • 13. 

    Which one of the following organisations is responsible for publishing topographical sheets ? 

    • A.

      Geological Survey of India (G.S.I.)

    • B.

      National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (N.A.T.M.O.)

    • C.

      Indian Meteorological Department (I.M.D.)

    • D.

      Survey of India (S.O.I.)

    Correct Answer
    D. Survey of India (S.O.I.)
    Explanation
    The Survey of India (S.O.I.) is responsible for publishing topographical sheets. Topographical sheets are maps that provide detailed information about the physical features of a specific area, including elevation, landforms, and man-made structures. The S.O.I. is the national mapping agency of India and is responsible for conducting surveys and creating accurate and up-to-date maps of the country. They also provide various geospatial data and services to support development and planning activities. Therefore, it is the Survey of India that is responsible for publishing topographical sheets.

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  • 14. 

    Pune is famous for— 

    • A.

      Sugar mill

    • B.

      Hindustan Antibiotic

    • C.

      Chemical industry

    • D.

      Above all

    Correct Answer
    B. Hindustan Antibiotic
    Explanation
    Pune is famous for Hindustan Antibiotic because it is a well-known pharmaceutical company located in Pune. The company has been in operation for many years and has gained recognition for its production of antibiotics and other medical products. Pune's association with Hindustan Antibiotic has made it a prominent destination for pharmaceutical research and development, contributing to its fame in this industry.

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  • 15. 

    Which one of the following states produces about 50 per cent of the total silk textiles in India ? 

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      West Bengal

    • C.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • D.

      Assam

    Correct Answer
    A. Karnataka
    Explanation
    Karnataka is the correct answer because it is one of the major silk producing states in India. It is known for its high-quality silk textiles and contributes to about 50% of the total silk production in the country. The state has a rich tradition of silk weaving and is home to several silk clusters and silk production centers. Karnataka's favorable climate and availability of mulberry plantations make it an ideal location for silk production, leading to its significant contribution to the overall silk textile industry in India.

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  • 16. 

    The new name given to Calcutta city is— 

    • A.

      Kalighat

    • B.

      Kalicutta

    • C.

      Kolkatta

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    D. Kolkata
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kolkata. In 2001, the city of Calcutta officially changed its name to Kolkata. This change was made to reflect the pronunciation of the city's name in the local Bengali language. Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is known for its rich history, culture, and intellectual heritage.

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  • 17. 

    The package technology which brought about green revolution comprised mainly of— 

    • A.

      Man power, mechanical cultivators and electricity

    • B.

      Changes in crop pattern, industrialisation and chemical fertilizers

    • C.

      Irrigation, bio-chemical fertilizers and high yield varieties of seeds

    • D.

      Electricity, irrigation and introduction of dry farming

    Correct Answer
    C. Irrigation, bio-chemical fertilizers and high yield varieties of seeds
    Explanation
    The package technology that brought about the green revolution mainly consisted of irrigation, bio-chemical fertilizers, and high yield varieties of seeds. These three components played a crucial role in increasing agricultural productivity and crop yields. Irrigation ensured that crops received sufficient water, bio-chemical fertilizers provided essential nutrients to the plants, and high yield varieties of seeds were bred to produce larger quantities of crops. This combination of irrigation, bio-chemical fertilizers, and high yield seeds revolutionized agriculture and helped in achieving higher agricultural output.

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  • 18. 

    The new alluvial deposits found in the gangetic plain are known as—

    • A.

      Bhabar

    • B.

      Bhangar

    • C.

      Khadar

    • D.

      Tarai

    Correct Answer
    C. Khadar
    Explanation
    The new alluvial deposits found in the Gangetic plain are known as Khadar. Khadar refers to the fertile soil deposits that are brought by the rivers during the monsoon season. These deposits are rich in nutrients and are ideal for agriculture. Khadar areas are characterized by their high fertility and are commonly used for cultivation. Bhabar, Bhangar, and Tarai are also types of alluvial deposits found in the region, but Khadar specifically refers to the new alluvial deposits.

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  • 19. 

     Which one of the following states is the largest producer of coffee ? 

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Assam

    • D.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Karnataka
    Explanation
    Karnataka is the largest producer of coffee. This can be attributed to its favorable climate and suitable geographical conditions for coffee cultivation. The state has a long history of coffee production and is known for its high-quality Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. Karnataka's coffee plantations are spread across various regions, including Chikmagalur, Coorg, and Hassan, which contribute significantly to its status as the largest coffee producer in India.

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  • 20. 

    The West to East extension of the Himalayas is from— 

    • A.

      Indus gorge to Dihang gorge

    • B.

      K-2 to Chomolhari

    • C.

      Nanga Parbat to Numcha Barwa

    • D.

      Rakaposhi to Lohit river

    Correct Answer
    C. Nanga Parbat to Numcha Barwa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nanga Parbat to Numcha Barwa. This is because the West to East extension of the Himalayas refers to the direction in which the mountain range stretches. Nanga Parbat is located in Pakistan, towards the western end of the Himalayas, while Numcha Barwa is located in Tibet, towards the eastern end of the range. Therefore, the extension of the Himalayas spans from Nanga Parbat in the west to Numcha Barwa in the east.

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  • 21. 

    River Damodar is called ‘Sorrow of Bengal’ because it— 

    • A.

      Causes maximum soil erosion

    • B.

      Gets flooded often causing havoc

    • C.

      Forms number of dangerous waterfalls

    • D.

      Is not a perennial river

    Correct Answer
    A. Causes maximum soil erosion
    Explanation
    The River Damodar is called the "Sorrow of Bengal" because it causes maximum soil erosion. This means that the river's strong current and forceful flow erode the soil along its banks, leading to the loss of fertile land and agricultural productivity. The erosion caused by the river can have devastating effects on the local communities and their livelihoods, hence earning it the title of "Sorrow of Bengal".

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