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1) By which name is The Yarlung Zangbo river known as:

a) Ganga.
b) Indus.
c) Brahmaputra.
d) Mahanadi.

ANSWER : Brahmaputra

2) On which river is the Salal Project?

a) Chenab.
b) Jhelum.
c) Ravi.
d) Sutlej.

ANSWER : Chenab

3) Which is the region which produces gold and is also rich in iron?

a) North-eastern zone.
b) North-western zone.
c) Southern zone.
d) None of these.

ANSWER : Southern zone

4) What is the percentage of earth surface that is being covered by India?

a) 2.4%
b) 3.4%
c) 4.4%
d) 5.4%

ANSWER : 2.4%

5) Where is the India’s highest annual rainfall reported?

a) Namchi in Sikkim.
b) Churu in Rajasthan.
c) Mawsynram in Meghalaya.
d) Chamba in Himachal Pradesh.

ANSWER : Mawsynram in Meghalaya

6) Which among the following is a predominant type of Indian Agriculture?

a) Commercial agriculture.
b) Extensive agriculture.
c) Plantation agriculture.
d) Subsistence agriculture.

ANSWER : Subsistence agriculture

7) Which is the state that is having the largest area of forest?

a) Arunachal Pradesh.
b) Haryana.
c) Madhya Pradesh.
d) Assam.

ANSWER : Madhya Pradesh

8) Which is the only state the produces saffron?

a) Assam.
b) Himachal Pradesh.
c) Jammu and Kashmir.
d) Meghalaya.

ANSWER : Jammu and Kashmir

9) The zonal soil type of peninsular India belongs to:

a) Red soils.
b) Yellow soils.
c) Black soils.
d) None of these.

ANSWER : Red soils

10) The oldest rocks in India is reported from:

a) Dharwar region, Karnataka.
b) Aravalli range, Rajasthan.
c) Vindhyan range, Madhya Pradesh.
d) Siwalik range, Punjab.

ANSWER : Dharwar region, Karnataka

11) Among the following which groups of rivers are originated from Himachal Mountains?

a) Beas, Ravi and Chenab.
b) Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum.
c) Sutlej, Beas and Ravi.
d) Sutlej, Ravi and Jhelum.

ANSWER : Beas, Ravi and Chenab

12) Which among the following 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.

ANSWER : Bihar and Orissa

13) Which of the following drainage systems fall into Bay of Bengal?

a) Ganga, Brahmaputra and Godavari.
b) Mahanadi, Krishna and Kaveri.
c) None of these.
d) Both a and b.

ANSWER : Both a and b

14) Which among the following is the oldest mountain in India?

a) Aravalis.
b) Vindhyas.
c) Satpuras.
d) Nilgiri Hills.

ANSWER : Aravalis

15) Which crop needs maximum water per hectare?

a) Barley.
b) Maize.
c) Sugarcane.
d) Wheat.

ANSWER : Sugarcane

16) Which region is most prone to earthquakes?

a) Ganga-Brahmaputra valley.
b) Deccan Plateau.
c) Plains of northern India.
d) Western Ghats.

ANSWER : Ganga-Brahmaputra valley

17) Which is the most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India?

a) The Brahmaputra valley.
b) The Indo-Gangetic valley.
c) The Deccan plateau.
d) The Rann of Kutch.

ANSWER : The Deccan plateau

18) Which soil are mostly found in river basins and coastal plains of India?

a) Alluvial soils.
b) Black soils.
c) Laterite soils.
d) Red soils.

ANSWER : Alluvial soils

19) Which is the most fertile region of India?

a) The Himalayas.
b) The central highlands.
c) The Indo-Gangetic plain.
d) Peninsular plateau.

ANSWER : The Indo-Gangetic plain

20) 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.

ANSWER : Groundnut

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