Geography - Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Geography. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - In which one of the following years, Special Economic Zone Act passed?

A - 2000

B - 1991

C - 2005

D - 2009

Answer : C

Explanation

The Special Economic Zone Act was finally passed in 2005; however, the announcement of SEZ was made in 2000.

Q 2 - Udhagamandalam, the hill resort, is located in …

A - Nilgiri Hills

B - Javadi Hills

C - Shevaroy Hills

D - Mikir Hills

Answer : A

Explanation

Located in the Nilgiri Hills, Udhagamandalam is one of the most popular hill resorts of south India.

Q 3 - Which one of the following islands is world’s loneliest island?

A - Tristan Da Cunha

B - Falkland Island

C - Sandwich Island

D - McDonald Island

Answer : A

Explanation

Situated in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, Tristan Da Cunha is the loneliest island in the world.

Q 4 - Which one of the following is popular as ‘Pearl of Orient?’

A - China

B - Hong Kong

C - Macau

D - Osaka

Answer : B

Explanation

Hong Kong is also popular as ‘Pearl of Orient.’

Q 5 - Johannesburg is known for ……………

A - Copper

B - Diamond

C - Gold

D - Coal

Answer : C

Explanation

Located in South Africa, Johannesburg is known for gold mining.

Q 6 - Consider the following statements:

1. Tea cultivation requires about 150 to 250 cm rainfall.

2. Tea cultivation requires ideally about 250 C temperature.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

Tea cultivation requires ideally about 200 C temperature.

Answer : C

Explanation

Karewas are found along the lower slopes of Pir-Panjal range.

Q 8 - On what date, the Sun shines almost vertical on New Delhi?

A - July 4

B - January 3

C - March 21

D - September 23

Answer : A

Explanation

Around July 4, the Sun shines almost vertical on the Tropic of Cancer, which is nearest to New Delhi.

Q 9 - Consider the following statements:

1. NGT stands for National Green Tribunal.

2. NGT constituted in 2010 (by special provisions) to deal exclusively with the environmental cases.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. Keystone species play a critical role in maintaining the strength and structure of the respective ecological community.

2. Keystone species are very influential and affect badly the presence of other species in their ecological community.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

Keystone species determine the types and numbers of many other species in their ecological community.

Answer : A

Explanation

N/A

Q 12 - Which one of the following states is the largest milk producer in India?

A - Gujarat

B - Uttar Pradesh

C - Rajasthan

D - Bihar

Answer : B

Explanation

With about 17 % share in the total milk production, Uttar Pradesh is the largest milk producing statein India followed by Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.

Q 13 - Which one of the following rock is not the part of the Cuddapah system?

A - Shales

B - Slates

C - Limestone

D - Gneisses

Answer : D

Explanation

Cuddapah system is largely made of quartzite, slates, limestone, and shales. Cuddapah rock is named as cuddapah, after the name of Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh.

Answer : D

Explanation

Barchans are the crescent shaped dunes in an arid region; its windward side is convex and leeward side is concave shaped structure.

Q 15 - Which one of the following soil types has the maximum coverage area in India?

A - Alluvial Soil

B - Red Soil

C - Black Soil

D - Desert Soil

Answer : A

Explanation

Alluvial soil covers about 143 million sq km area followed by Red soil (61 million sq km) and Black soil (50 million sq km).

Q 16 - Consider the following statements:

1. The major objective of OPEC is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets.

2. Vienna (capital of Austria) is the headquarters of OPEC.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 17 - Which one of the following is the major producer of Zinc in India?

A - Bihar

B - Madhya Pradesh

C - Rajasthan

D - Tamil Nadu

Answer : C

Explanation

Rajasthan solely produces about 99 percent of the total Zinc production.

Answer : A

Explanation

Though, all are the sources of salinity in the ocean; however, weathered rock materials carried by the river streams are the most important.

Q 19 - Based on the given statements, find the type of soil:

1. It is formed by the riverine debris.

2. Its texture is sandy to silty-loam.

3. It is largely found in Northern Indian Plains.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Red Soil

B - Black Soil

C - Alluvial Soil

D - Desert Soil

Answer : C

Explanation

Alluvial soil, found in northern Indian plans is highly fertile.

Q 20 - In reference to Koeppen’s climatic classification, which one of the following codes refers the ‘Humid Subtropical?’

A - Cfa

B - Cfb

C - Cs

D - BSk

Answer : A

Explanation

‘Cfa’ refers the ‘Humid Subtropical’ climate; it is the climate of mid-latitude.


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