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Quiz 623: Indian Geography for SSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements regarding the western coastal plains of India:
1.The Western coastal plains are known as Konkan from Daman to Goa.
2.The Plains are narrower in the North and wider in the South.
Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2


2. Which of the following lake(s) is/are located in Andhra Pradesh ?
1. Chilka
2. Kolleru
3. Pulicat
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Only 3
[D]Both 2 and 3

Both 2 and 3


3. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are submerged parts of mountain range called:
[A]Arakan Yoma
[B]Pegu Yoma
[C]Askai Chin
[D]Tien Shan

Arakan Yoma


4. Which of the following rivers are not correctly matched with their tributaries?
1. Yamuna – Sind, Betwa, Ken
2. Brahmaputra – Dibang, Lohit , Tista
3. Narmada – Purna, Girna, Amravati
4. Krishna – Pranhita, Musi, Sileru
[A]3 and 4
[B]1,2 and 3
[C]2,3 and 4
[D]None

3 and 4


5. Saline and Alkaline soils are characterized by which of the following features ?
1.They are found in drought-prone areas.
2.They can be reclaimed by adding gypsum.
3.Texturally, they are sandy-loams.
[A]Only 3
[B]1 and 3
[C]2 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

2 and 3


6. The famous hill-station ‘Kodaikanal’ lies in :
[A]Nilgiri hills
[B]Palani hills
[C]Cardamom hills
[D]Javadi hills

Palani hills


7. Consider the following components of the ‘Rainbow Revolution’, which is a part of the Government’s National Agricultural Policy, aimed at achieving a growth rate of 4% per annum in agriculture and allied sectors:
1.Yellow Revolution- Eggs
2.Golden Revolution-Oilseeds
3.Round Revolution-Potato
4.Grey Revolution-Fertilizers
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?
[A]1 and 2
[B]3 and 4
[C]2, 3 and 4
[D]1, 2 and 4

3 and 4
Yellow Revolution is for Oilseeds and Golden Revolution is related with the growth of Horticulture.


8. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding tribal groups in India:
1.Bhils are the people of Dravidian stock now living in M.P. and Rajasthan.
2.The Gonds constitute the largest tribal group of India.
3.Onges, Shompens and Sentinelese are the inhabitants of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
[A]1 and 2
[B]2 and 3
[C]1 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

1, 2 and 3


9. Which of the following product is/are a part of Indian Agricultural exports ?
1. Tea
2. Guargum Meal
3. Shellac
4. Spices
[A]1 and 2
[B]2 and 3
[C]2 , 3 and 4
[D]All of them

All of them


10. Which of the following mountain ranges form a dividing line between the Ganges Plain and the Deccan Plateau?
[A]Aravalli
[B]Vindhya
[C]Satpura
[D]Ajanta

Vindhya


11. Consider the following statements regarding the Cuddapah and Vindhyan systems of rock formations :
1.The well-known Panna and Golcunda diamonds are found in the Cuddapah system.
2.Vindhyan System is the famous source of red sandstone and other building material.
Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Only 2
Cudappah System rocks are rich in sandstone, shale, limestone, quartzite, and slate. They contain iron and other inferior quality of ores and minerals. They are mainly found in Cudappah district of Andhra Pradesh along with other places such as Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and the lesser Himalayas. One of the important series of Cudappah System is Papagani series, named after the river of same name in Andhra Pradesh. The Vindhyan mountains form a dividing line between the Ganges plain and Deccan Plateau. The Vindyan system is named after Vindhyan Mountains. This system rocks are extensively distributed in India from Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) to sasaram (bihar).


12. Which of the following Mountain passes forms the ‘tri-junction’ of India,China and Myanmar?
[A]Nathu La
[B]Jelep La
[C]Bomdi La
[D]Diphu

Diphu


13. The lacustrine deposits of Kashmir called ‘Karewas’ are known for :
[A]Saffron Cultivation
[B]Terrace farming
[C]Apple Orchards
[D]Jhum Cultivation

Saffron Cultivation


14. The land frontier of India is about 15200 KM. Which of the following countries shares the largest border length with India:
[A]Bangladesh
[B]China
[C]Pakistan
[D]Nepal

Bangladesh
The neighbouring countries of India in decreasing order of border length are : Bangladesh-China-Pakistan-Nepal-Myanmar-Bhutan-Afghanistan.


15. Tropic of Cancer passes through which of the following group of Indian States:
[A]Gujarat, MP, Chattisgarh, Manipur
[B]Rajasthan, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Mizoram
[C]UP, MP, Bihar, Jharkhand
[D]Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh

Option [B]
The Tropic of Cancer divided India into almost 2 equal parts. It passes through 8 Indian States of India – Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram.