Exercise 1

Question 1 :

The Paithan (Jayakwadi) Hydro-electric project, completed with the help of Japan, is on the river

A). Ganga
B). Cauvery
C). Narmada
D). Godavari
Answer : Option D

Question 2 :

The percentage of irrigated land in India is about

A). 45
B). 65
C). 35
D). 25
Answer : Option C

Question 3 :

The southernmost point of peninsular India, that is, Kanyakumari, is

A). north of Tropic of Cancer
B). south of the Equator
C). south of the Capricorn
D). north of the Equator
Answer : Option D

Question 4 :

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
Answer : Option A

Question 5 :

Which of the following factors are responsible for the rapid growth of sugar production in south India as compared to north India?

Higher per acre field of sugarcane
Higher sucrose content of sugarcane
Lower labour cost
Longer crushing period

A). I and II
B). I, II and III
C). I, III and IV
D). I, II and IV
Answer : Option D