General Knowledge Quiz - Indian Geography 6

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General Knowledge Quiz on Indian Geography 6

1. 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

2. 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

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

A. Cauvery
B. Godavari
C. Krishna
D. Mahanadi

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

A. old mountains
B. young mountains
C. fold mountains
D. block mountains

5. 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

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

I.The decline in overseas market
II.Inadequately supply of raw jute
III.Stiff competition from synthetic packing materials
IV.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

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

A. 40%
B. 50%
C. 60%
D. 70%

8. Which of the following factors are responsible for India's failure to fully exploit the inland fisheries during the last five decades?
I.Silting and pollution of the inland water bodies
II.Deforestation in the catchment areas of the rivers
III.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

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

A. Coconut
B. Cotton
C. Sugarcane
D. Rice

10. 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

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