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Indian Geography – most important general knowledge questions

1. Which ‘Water Body’ separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
a) Ten Degree Channel
b) Bay of Bengal
c) Andaman Sea
d) Eleventh Degree Channel

2. Which one of the following countries has the longest international boundary with India?
a) Bangladesh
b) China
c) Pakistan
d) Bhutan

3. What is the standard time of India with reference to Green wich Mean Time?
a) 51/2 hours slow
b) 11 hours fast
c) 51/2 hours fast
d) 11 hours slow

4. Growing of a crop after the failure of main crop is called:
a) Cover crop
b) Catch crop
c) Trap crop
d) Cash crop

5. The period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy is called:
a) Parsec
b) Astronomical year
c) Cosmic year
d) Light year

6. Multipurpose river valley projects are the “New temples of modern India”. The above statement is made by:
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Motilal Nehru
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
d) Rajiv Gandhi

7. Which Indian state is known as ‘Land of five rivers’?
a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Jammu and Kashmir
d) Punjab

8. Which one of the following is known as “Brown coal”?
a) Anthracite
b) Lignite
c) Peat
d) Bituminous

9. A region of weak winds is known by the name of:
a) Doldrums
b) Chilka
c) Dumdum
d) None of these

10. The Radcliffe line demarcates the boundary between:
a) India and china
b) India and Pakistan
c) India and Afghanistan
d) Pakistan and Afghanistan

11. Where is the satellite launching centre of India located?
a) Ahmedabad
b) Bangalore
c) Sriharikota
d) Thumba

12. Who is popularly known as “Missile man of India”?
a) Dr. C.V. Raman
b) Dr. S. Chandrasekhar
c) Dr. Hargobind Khurana
d) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

13. An earthquake is also known as:
a) Temper
b) Tremor
c) Teacher
d) None of these

14. In a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by:
a) Contour ploughing
b) Using farm manure
c) Tree plantation
d) Crop rotation

15. Soil which is prone to intensive leaching due to rain is called:
a) Alluvial
b) Red
c) Laterite
d) Black

16. The refining capacity of crude oil in Hindustan petroleum is highest at:
a) Mumbai oil refinery
b) Panipat oil refinery
c) Bhatinda oil refinery
d) Visakhapatnam oil refinery

17. Golden revolution refers to the development of:
a) Oil seeds
b) Pulses
c) Horticulture
d) Fodder

18. Lines of equal pressure in a map are called:
a) Isonormal
b) Isogonals
c) Isobars
d) Isobaths

19. The International Date Line is the:
a) 180o Longitude
b) 88o ½ east longitude
c) Equator
d) 0o Longitude

20. In atmosphere the lowermost layer is:
a) Troposphere
b) Exosphere
c) Ionosphere
d) Stratosphere

21. Who coined the word “geography”?
a) Ptolemy
b) Eratosthenes
c) Aristotle
d) Herodotus

22. The rapid sliding of large masses of bed rocks is called:
a) Landslide
b) Earthquake
c) Weathering
d) Mass wasting

23. Golden fibre refers to:
a) Hemo
b) Cotton
c) Jute
d) Nylon

24. Which one of the following states is the largest producer of coffee?
a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Haryana
d) Arunachal Pradesh

25. The timber of which one of the following trees is used for making cricket bats?
a) Deodar
b) Sal
c) Willow
d) Teak

26. Where are the ‘Todas’ found?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Rajasthan

27. The Indian subcontinent was originally a part of:
a) Jurassic land
b) Angara-land
c) Arya-varta
d) Gondwana-land 

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