Exercise 3

Question 1 :

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

A). 40%
B). 50%
C). 60%
D). 70%
Answer : Option D

Question 2 :

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

A). Cauvery
B). Godavari
C). Krishna
D). Mahanadi
Answer : Option D

Question 3 :

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

A). Ganga-Brahmaputra valley
B). Deccan plateau
C). Plains of northern India
D). Western ghats
Answer : Option A

Question 4 :

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

A). 30.3%
B). 33.3%
C). 38.3%
D). 42.3%
Answer : Option B

Question 5 :

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

A). Gandhi Sagar
B). Hirakud
C). Periyar
D). Tungabhadra
Answer : Option A

Question 6 :

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

A). Coconut
B). Cotton
C). Sugarcane
D). Rice
Answer : Option A

Question 7 :

Which of the following countries leads in the production of aluminium and its products in the world?

A). Australia
B). France
C). India
Answer : Option D

Question 8 :

The natural region which holds the Indian subcontinent is

A). equatorial climate change region
B). hot deset
C). monsoon
D). mediterranean
Answer : Option C

Question 9 :

The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is

A). the Brahmaputra valley
B). the Indo-Gangetic valley
C). the Deccan plateau
D). the Rann of Kutch
Answer : Option C

Question 10 :

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

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

Question 11 :

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

A). Alluvial soils
B). Black soils
C). Laterite soils
D). Red soils
Answer : Option A

Question 12 :

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

A). Bihar and Orissa
B). Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
C). Bihar and West Bengal
D). Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal
Answer : Option A

Question 13 :

The most fertile region of India is

A). the Himalayas
B). the central Highlands
C). the Indo-Gangetic plain
D). peninsular plateau
Answer : Option C

Question 14 :

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

A). Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal
B). Bihar, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh
C). Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
D). West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Answer : Option A

Question 15 :

The significant shifts in Indian agriculture during green revolution include

A). non-food grains reported some spectacular progress and shift in the cropping pattern
B). major food grains, in the eastern regions productions decreased and in the northern states increased
C). both (a) and (b)
D). None of the above
Answer : Option C

Question 16 :

The number of major ports in India is

A). 5
B). 8
C). 13
D). 15
Answer : Option C

Question 17 :

Which of the following is a peninsular river of India?

A). Gandak
B). Kosi
C). Krishna
D). Sutlej
Answer : Option C

Question 18 :

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

A). Coal
B). Mineral Oil
C). Natural Gas
D). Uranium
Answer : Option A

Question 19 :

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

A). midnight ,GMT
B). 1730 hours
C). 0630 hours
D). None of the above
Answer : Option C

Question 20 :

Which country has the largest coast line?

B). Australia
C). Canada
D). India
Answer : Option C

Question 21 :

The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because

A). it is the older river of India
B). of its large size and extent among the peninsular rivers
C). there are a fairly large number of pilgrimage centres situated on its banks
D). its length is nearly the same as that of the river Ganges
Answer : Option B

Question 22 :

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 : Option B

Question 23 :

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

A). old mountains
B). young mountains
C). fold mountains
D). block mountains
Answer : Option A

Question 24 :

Which of the following factors are responsible for present crisis in the jute industry in India?

The decline in overseas market
Inadequately supply of raw jute
Stiff competition from synthetic packing materials
Select the correct answer from the codes given below

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

Question 25 :

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

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