Indian Geography - General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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Soil is found on most part of South India.

A)

Black soil


B)

Red soil


C)

Red and Yellow soil


D)

Desert soil



Correct Answer :

Red and Yellow soil


Explanation :

Yellow and red soils is found in south India. It develops on crystalline igneous rocks in areas of low rainfall in the eastern and southern part of the Deccan Plateau.

which is economically the most important tree in the Himalayan forests.

A)

Oak


B)

Saal


C)

Teak


D)

Sandal



Correct Answer :

Oak


Explanation :

Oak is a very important tree species of the temperate broadleaved Himalayan forests.

Oak trees are built strong, allowing them to live for hundreds of years. Tannic acids in the leaves and bark guard oaks from fungi and insects.

The agreement in 1997 by the developed countries where downsizing the emission of carbon dioxide by 5.2 percent was agreed upon, is known as?

A)

Montreal Agreement


B)

Kyoto agreement


C)

Toronto Agreement


D)

Stockholm Convention



Correct Answer :

Kyoto agreement


Explanation :

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
It was the first agreement between nations to mandate reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. which was signed by nearly all nations at the 1992 mega-meeting popularly known as the Earth Summit. That treaty was finalized in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, after years of negotiations, and it went into force in 2005.

GDP Stands for

A)

Gross Domestic Product


B)

Gross Durable Product


C)

Gross Defective Plant


D)

Golden Day of Public



Correct Answer :

Gross Domestic Product


Explanation :

GDP stands for "Gross Domestic Product" and represents the total monetary value of all final goods and services produced (and sold on the market) within a country during a period of time (typically 1 year).GDP is the most commonly used measure of economic activity.

Is the highest amount the gase emitting from the volcanic

A)

Carbon dioxide


B)

Nitrogen


C)

Sulphur dioxide


D)

Water vapor



Correct Answer :

Sulphur dioxide


Explanation :

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is one of the most common gases released in volcanic.

Which among the following is the longest day in India and all northern hemisphere?

A)

June 21


B)

March 21


C)

September 21


D)

May 31



Correct Answer :

June 21

Andes mountains are located in _____?

South America
North America
Asia
Australia

Correct Answer :

South America

Which is the deepest port of India?

A)
Krishnapatnam

B)
Tuticorn

C)
Chennai

D)
Ennore


Correct Answer :

Krishnapatnam


Explanation :

Krishnapatnam is a port town in Muthukur Mandal of Nellore District, the southernmost coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Krishnapatnam Port was dedicated to the nation on July 17, 2008, is the deepest port of India with a draft of 18.5 metres.

On which river is Kolkata situated?

A)
Mahanadi

B)
Tuticorn

C)
Hoogly

D)
Musi


Correct Answer :

Hoogly


Explanation :

Hugli River, Hugli also spelled Hooghly, river in West Bengal state, northeastern India. Kolkata is located on the bank of this river. It splits from the Ganges as a canal in Murshidabad District at the Farakka Barrage.

The Meghalaya plateau is detached from Indian peninsula by?

A)

Gondwana basin


B)

Betwa river


C)

Malda gap


D)

Malwa Plateau



Correct Answer :

Malda gap


Explanation :

The state of Meghalaya (the abode of clouds) is situated in the north-eastern region of India, between the Brahmaputra valley in the north and the Bangladesh in the south.
It is the detached north-eastern extension of the Peninsular India. Part of it lies buried under the alluvium deposited by the Ganga-Brahmaputra system of rivers. This gap is known as Malda gap (between Raj Mahal hills/Chhota Nagpur and the Shillong Plateau).

Which state has the highest percentage of irrigated area in india?

A)

Andhra Pradesh


B)

Haryana


C)

Punjab


D)

Uttar Pradesh



Correct Answer :

Punjab


Explanation :

Punjab leads in terms of land under irrigation, with 98.8 per cent of its crop land under irrigation.

Carbonaceous rocks which produce coal and oil belong to the category of rocks called_______?

A)

metamorphic


B)

sedimentary


C)

inorganic


D)

igneous



Correct Answer :

sedimentary

The term ‘Regur’ refers to?

A)

Deltaic alluvial soils


B)

Laterite soils


C)

Red and yellow soils


D)

Black cotton soils



Correct Answer :

Black cotton soils


Explanation :

the regur soil is also called the black cotton soil as cotton is the main crop grown in this type of soil.
Is formed by the disintegration and decomposition of the igneous rocks.
Black soil is also ideal for cotton cultivation because it can maintain moisture.

The longest shore-line is along the state of?

A)

Maharashtra


B)

Orissa


C)

Kerala


D)

Gujarat



Correct Answer :

Gujarat


Explanation :

Gujarat has the longest mainland coastline in India with the lenght of 1214 km.

Andhra Pradesh has the second longest mainland coastline with a total length of 974 km.

The position when the Earth is farthest from the Sun is known as?

A)

Perihelion


B)

Vernal Equinox


C)

Aphelion


D)

Autumnal Equinox



Correct Answer :

Aphelion


Explanation :

The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the Sun. The word aphelion derives from the Greek words, apo meaning away, off, apart and Helios.
The point in orbit where an object is nearest to the sun is called the perihelion.

An observer on the Earth’s surface always sees the same face of the moon because?

A)

Its path of revolution around the earth is the same as that of the earth around the Sun.


B)

Its period of revolution around the Earth is the same as its period of rotation around its own axis.


C)

Its period of rotation is the same as that of the Earth.


D)

Its direct of rotation is the same as that of Earth.



Correct Answer :

Its period of revolution around the Earth is the same as its period of rotation around its own axis.


Explanation :

Only one side of the Moon is visible from Earth because the Moon rotates on its axis at the same rate that the Moon orbits the Earth – a situation known as synchronous rotation, or tidal locking.

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