Geography Examination MCQs with solutions

1. Which of the following regions rank first in the production of rice of india?

A

Godavari Krishna Delta

B

Punjab

C

U.P

D

West Bengal

Crops Geography
Correct Answer: D
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2. Which nation leads the world in installed wind energy capacity?

A

USA

B

Germany

C

China

D

Netherlands

Wind Energy Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

China boasts the world`s largest capacity for wind energy, totalling just over 288 GW at the end of 2020 – having added 52 GW of new power during that year, far more than any other country.

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3. Neap tides occur twice a month when the Sun and Moon are at ____ (angle) to the Earth

A

60o

B

90o

C

120o

D

180o

Tidal Energy Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Neap tides, which also occur twice a month, happen when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other.

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4. How much solar energy will be received by 1m2 area in one hour, if the solar constant were 1.4 kilowatt per sqyare metre?

A

1.4 KJ

B

140 KJ

C

1400 KJ

D

5040 KJ

Solar Energy Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

The value of Solar constant = 1.4kW/m2 = 1.4 kJ/s/m2 .
The Solar energy received in 1 hour on 1 m2 of Area = Value of Solar Constant x Time in Seconds
Area = 1 m2.
Solar energy received on 1 m2 area in 1 second = 1.4 kJ (Solar Constant)
Total energy received in 1 hour = 1.4 kJ x (60 x 60)
Because,
1 hour = 3600 seconds.
Therefore,
Total energy received in 1 hour = 1.4 kJ x (3600) = 5040 kJ

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5. Mangrove Vegetation prevalent in which of the following states is the highest in India?

A

Andhra Pradesh

B

Gujarat

C

Odisha

D

West Bengal

Forests Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

West Bengal has 42.45% of India`s mangrove cover, followed by Gujarat 23.66% and A&N Islands 12.39%. Gujarat shows maximum increase of 37 sq km in mangrove cover

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6. Where is Manas Tiger Reserve situated?

A

Andhra Pradesh

B

Karnataka

C

Assam

D

Arunachal Pradesh

General Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the State of Assam in North-East India, a biodiversity hotspot. Covering an area of 39,100 hectares, it spans the Manas river and is bounded to the north by the forests of Bhutan.

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7. Identify the Wildlife Sanctuary in the Jammu and Kashmir region dominated by Bamboo plantation.

A

Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary

B

Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary

C

Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary

D

Lachipora Wildlife Santuary

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated right on the banks of river Ujh, northwards of village Jasrota. ... The Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora which is dominated by bamboo plantations.

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8. During winter season, the Northeast Trade winds cause rainfall in which of the following regions of india?

A

Gujarat region

B

Tamil Nadu region

C

Valley of Kashmir

D

Upper Assam plains

Weather Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Coromandal coast receives winter rainfall because of the retreating monsoon and the North-east Monsoon winds which pass over the Bay of Bengal. There they get moisture and when they reach the Tamil Nadu coasts they cause rainfall there. During the winter season, the northeast trade winds prevail over the country.

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9. Which of the following statements is/are INCORRECT?
i) All latitudes are great circles
ii)All longitudes are great circles
iii)Equator is a great circle
iv) Prime meridian is a great circle

A

only i

B

only iv

C

only i and iv

D

only iii and iv

General Geography VERIFIED
Correct Answer: C
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10. Which is the brightest star in our night sky?

A

Canopus

B

Sirius A

C

Vega

D

Spica

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Sirius, also known as the Dog Star or Sirius A, is the brightest star in Earth`s night sky.

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11. Which planet in our solar system is as big as the Earth?

A

Mercury

B

Mars

C

Venus

D

Pluto

General Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Venus is nearly as big as the Earth. As it is very similar to Earth in terms of size, average density, mass & surface gravity. It is also known as Earth`s twin.

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12. Which of the following galaxies is closest of Milky way?

A

Whirlpool Galaxy

B

Cigar Galaxy

C

Andromeda Galaxy

D

Tadpole Galaxy

General Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Andromeda is the closest big galaxy to the Milky Way and is expected to collide with the Milky Way around 4.5 billion years from now. The two will eventually merge into a single new galaxy called Milkdromeda.

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13. What is the shape of the Earth?

A

Perfect Hemisphere

B

Mostly flat

C

Perfect Sphere

D

Oblate Sphere

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

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14. All the planets move around the sun in a

A

Circular

B

Rectangular

C

Projectile

D

Elongated

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

All the planets move around the sun in an elliptical path. Each planet moves on its own path around the sun. and not in a circular motion, it is called Elliptical orbit. All the planets in our solar system move in an elongated path around the sun.

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15. How many moons does the planet Mars have?

A

1

B

2

C

3

D

4

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Also known as red planet , it has got 2 moons

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16. Which of the following is igneous rock?

A

Lime stone

B

Granite

C

Marble

D

Slate

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Igneous rocks represent one of three major rock types, which include sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. They are formed at or beneath the earth`s surface by the cooling of liquid rock such as magma, or lava. Common types of igneous rock such as granite, basalt, gabbro and pumice have applications in our daily lives.

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17. What is the name of the second layer of earth`s atmosphere ?

A

Stratosphere

B

Mesosphere

C

Troposphere

D

Thermosphere

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The stratosphere is a layer of Earth`s atmosphere. It is the second layer of the atmosphere as you go upward. The troposphere, the lowest layer, is right below the stratosphere.

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18. Artic ocean is located in

A

Northern Hemisphere

B

Eastern Hemisphere

C

Southern Hemisphere

D

Western Hemisphere

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Arctic Ocean, smallest of the world`s oceans, centering approximately on the North Pole.

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19. Where is Island of seychelles located?

A

Indian ocean

B

Pacific ocean

C

Atlantic ocean

D

The Southern ocean

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

An island nation, Seychelles is located in the Somali Sea segment of the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya.

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20. Which among the below choices can cause a Tsunami (also known as harbor wave)

A

Under sea earthquakes

B

Typhoon

C

Volcanic eruptions on land

D

Drought

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Under sea earthquakes

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21. what is an archipelago?

A

Group chain, cluster or collection of islands

B

The meeting of land and sea

C

An Architect`s Paradise

D

A type of church

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.

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22. which of the following is a warm current?

A

Gulf Stream

B

Humboldt Current

C

Peruvian Current

D

Venezuela Current

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Gulf Stream

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23. Sunda trench is a part of

A

Pacific ocean

B

Indian ocean

C

Atlantic ocean

D

Artic ocean

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Sunda Trench, earlier known as and sometimes still indicated as the Java Trench, is an oceanic trench located in the Indian Ocean near Sumatra, formed where the Australian-Capricorn plates subduct under a part of the Eurasian Plate.

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24. Nile river flows in

A

Africa

B

Australia

C

South America

D

Asia

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The Nile River flows from south to north through eastern Africa. It begins in the rivers that flow into Lake Victoria (located in modern-day Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya), and empties into the Mediterranean Sea more than 6,600 kilometers (4,100 miles) to the north, making it one of the longest river in the world.

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25. Which is the largest continent in the world?

A

Asia

B

Africa

C

Europe

D

North America

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Asia is the largest continent in the the world covering 9% of the total geographical area of the earth and also 30% of the total land area. This largest continent Asia supports 60% of the total population of the world. It located northern and eastern hemisphere. Asia has vast divercity in terms of culture, environment,ethnic group,historical background and aslo government types.

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26. Which of the highest mountain in Africa?

A

Atlas Mountain

B

Mount Elgon

C

Mount Kenya

D

Mount Kilmanjaro

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Located in Tanzania, it reaches the highest summit at 5,895 meters. This highest peak is the Kibo, one of Kilimanjaro`s volcanic cones, with Mawenzi and Shira. Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain on the African continent, with a height of 5,199 meters.

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27. Which is the largest desert of the world?

A

Gobi

B

Thar

C

Sahara

D

Atacama

General Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The Sahara is the world`s largest desert.
it extends across most of the northern part of Africa.

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28. Which of the following is not a mountain peak of Nepal?

A

Mt. Everest

B

K 2 (Godwin Austin)

C

Dhaulagiri

D

Annapurna

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

K2, at 8,611 metres (28,251 ft) above sea level, is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest (at 8,849 metres (29,032 ft)). It lies in the Karakoram range, in part in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and in part in a China-administered territory of the Kashmir region included in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang.

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29. What is the desert adjoining the that desert called in pakistan?

A

Gobi

B

Cholistan

C

Sukkur

D

Mirpur

General Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Cholistan Desert It adjoins the Thar Desert, extending over to Sindh and into India. Cholistan desert hosts an annual Jeep rally, known as Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally which is the biggest motor sports event in Pakistan.

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30. The Aravali Range passes through which of the following states in India?

A

Haryana

B

Bihar

C

Maharashtra

D

Madhya Pradesh

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The Aravali Range is a range of mountains in western India running approximately 692 km (430 mi) in a northeastern direction across the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, ending in Delhi.

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31. Chambal river flows through which of the following plateaus of Peninsular India?

A

Malwa Plateau

B

Deccan Plateau

C

Chota Nagpur Plateau

D

North-Eastern Plateau

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

For the rest of its 529 kilometres (329 mi) run, the river passes through the flat terrain of the Malwa Plateau and later the Gangetic Plain with an average gradient of 0.21 m/km.

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32. Which Union Territory is also capital of two states in India?

A

Shimla

B

Chandigarh

C

Delhi

D

Pondicherry (or Puducherry)

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

When India`s Punjab was separated in 1966, the city of Chandigarh — on the border of Punjab and Haryana — became a union territory to serve as capital of both states.

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33. The Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary was created in the year 1967 for the conservation of which endangered species of India?

A

Spotted Dear

B

Snow Leapord

C

Blackbuck

D

Black-naped Hare

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, was created as a sanctuary in 1967, essentially for the conservation of the endangered blackbuck antelope, endemic to the Indian subcontinent.

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34. Which type of drianage pattern develops where teh river flows along the slope of the terrain?

A

Trellis

B

Rectangular

C

Dendritic

D

Radial

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Dendritic Drainage Pattern: When the river channel follows the slope of the terrain, it develops dendritic pattern. The stream and its tributaries resemble the branches of a tree. Hence, it is called dendritic pattern.

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35. Who are eligible to receive the Dr. Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award?

A

Scholars engaged in research/experimental projects on Avian Wildlife

B

Scholars engaged in research/experimental projects on Mountain Ecosystem

C

Scholars engaged in research/experimental projects on Coastal Ecosystem

D

Scholars engaged in research/experimental projects on Mammalian Wildlife

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Dr. Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award for Research/Experimental projects on avian wildlife was instituted by MoEF in 1995.

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36. In Which City of Rajasthan is the Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) located?

A

Jodhpur

B

Jorhat

C

Jaipur

D

Jaisalmer

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

This was later expanded into Desert Afforestation and Soil Conservation Station in 1957, and finally upgraded to Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) in 1959 under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The CAZRI operates through Six Divisions, located at the headquarters in Jodhpur.

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37. In which state of India is the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve ( ABR) located?

A

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

B

Kerala and Karnataka

C

Kerala and Tamil Nadu

D

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve was established in 2001 and is spread across the two states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. India`s “unique” Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve is among 20 new sites added by the UN`s top cultural body UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

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38. Identify the specialized body in India, established in 2010 which handles environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues.

A

The Wildlife Tribunal

B

The National Green Tribunal

C

The National Environment Tribunal

D

The Forest Tribunal

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. It is a specialized body equipped with the necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues.

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39. Which one of the following cities is the capital of state of Nagaland?

A

Kohima

B

Itanagar

C

Dispur

D

Gangtok

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The state capital is Kohima, located in the southern part of Nagaland.

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40. In which state of India is the Bandipur Tiger Reserve located?

A

Tamil Nadu

B

Karnataka

C

Madhya Pradesh

D

Rajasthan

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Bandipur is the most prominent national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka and is best known for its varied wildlife boasting different biomes in the dry deciduous forest. It is considered as one of the best managed parks of India.

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41. The Sardar Sarovar Dam, a multi-purpose projectr is constructed on which of the following rivers of India?

A

Kaveri

B

Tapi

C

Narmada

D

Godavari

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The Sardar Sarovar Dam is a concrete gravity dam built on the Narmada river in Navagam near Kevadiya, Narmada District , Gujarat in India.

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42. With which of the following countries India does NOT share its international border?

A

China

B

Afghanistan

C

Bhutan

D

Tajikistan

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

India shares borders with seven countries like pakistan, china, bhutan, bangladesh, myanmar, afghanistan and nepal. Tajikistan is the only country who does not share a border with India. It shares its border with Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

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43. Which is the highest peak in peninsular India?

A

Anamudi

B

Meesapulimala

C

Doddabetta

D

Kolaribetta

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Anai Peak, Hindi Anai Mudi, peak in eastern Kerala state, southwestern India. Located in the Western Ghats range, it rises to 8,842 feet (2,695 metres) and is peninsular India`s highest peak.

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44. Among the following options identify the lake whose two thirds of the length falls in the people`s Republic of China and freezes even after being a Salt Lake.

A

Tso Moriri Lake

B

Pangong Tso Lake

C

Dal Lake

D

Shakti Lake

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Pangong Tso Lake. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.

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45. Hiuen-Tsang, a Chinese traveller visited India during the reign of

A

Chandragupta-I

B

Chandragupta-II

C

Harshavardhana

D

Rudradaman

Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Xuan Zang (Hiuen Tsang) visited India during Harsha Vardhana`s reign in the 7th Century AD, in search of Buddhist scriptures. His journey became part of traditional Chinese lore when narrated in a later period book called "A Journey to the West".

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46. As per the Indian history, "The Revolt of 1857" is referred as

A

Waghera Rising

B

Second War of Independence

C

First War of Independence

D

Mutiny of Vellore

History Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The Revolt of 1857 was an important event in Indian history. It is also known as Indian Mutiny, Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Independence.

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47. Madras Mahajan Sabha an important pre-congress association founded by M. Viraraghavachari, B. S Aiyer, and P. Anandacharlu was formed in the year

A

1883

B

1884

C

1885

D

1886

History Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Madras Mahajana Sabha was established in May 1884 by M. Veeraraghavachariar, G. Subramania Iyer, and P. Anandacharlu

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48. Tropic of Cancer does NOT pass through which of the following states in India?

A

Jharkhand

B

Rajasthan

C

Chattisgarh

D

Uttar Pradesh

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

The Tropic of Cancer is a latitudinal circle passing through the 23° 27 N latitude. It passes through eight Indian states, namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram .

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49. Which of the following does NOT drain into the Gulf of Khambhat?

A

Narmada

B

Tapti

C

Sabarmati

D

Luni

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

The gulf receives many rivers, including the Sabarmati, Mahi, Narmada (Narbada), and Tapti. Its shape and its orientation in relation to the southwest monsoon winds account for its high tidal range (40 feet [12 metres]) and the high velocity of the entering tides.

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50. Which is the oldest mountain range in India?

A

Aravallis

B

Karakoram

C

Sahyadris

D

Himalayas

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The Aravalli Range
The oldest mountain range of India, The Aravalli Range is also the oldest mountain range in the world. Width of range varies from 10km to 100km

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51. Taungup Pass is a mountain corridor connecting India with

A

Nepal

B

China

C

Pakistan

D

Myanmar

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
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52. The only wild ASS sanctuary in india can be found at

A

Barmer in Rajisthan

B

Jaisalmer

C

Rann of Kutch

D

Daman

General Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Situated in the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, the Wild Ass Sanctuary is the only place on earth where Indian wild asses still roam free. Located 130 km from Ahmedabad, Wild Ass Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the country spread over an area of 4954 sq km.

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53. Duration of day and night of a country is influenced by its

A

Latitudinal extent

B

Longitudinal extent

C

Equator

D

Prime meridian

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Sunrays walls directly on the places located on the equator while it falls slanting on the poles. Thus as the latitudes increases, the chances of change in day and night from place to place increases. That is why latitudinal extent influences the duration of day and night as one moves from south to north.

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54. Alps Mountains and Himalayas are classic examples of process of

A

plate owning

B

volcanic activity

C

plate convection

D

folding

General Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Folding is caused by compression and happens when two horizontal forces act towards a common point from opposite directions. It is the process through which rock strata bends under the pressure of movement of earth`s plate.

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55. In which state in Manas national park located?

A

Assam

B

Rajasthan

C

West Bengal

D

Tamil Nadu

General Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the State of Assam in North-East India, a biodiversity hotspot. Covering an area of 39,100 hectares, it spans the Manas river and is bounded to the north by the forests of Bhutan.

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56. Manas river is a tributary of which of the following rivers ?

A

Narmada

B

Ganga

C

Indus

D

Brahmaputra River

Rivers Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

The Manas River is a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River flowing through Assam. It is named after Manasa, the serpent god in Hindu mythology.

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57. Tea, Coffee, Spices, Coconut, Rubber, Cardamom, Chillies all together can be kept in which of the following group or groups?

A

Food crop

B

Cash Crop

C

Food and cash crop

D

Plantation crop

Crops Geography VERIFIED
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Plantation crops are crops that are grown on large farms, called plantations, and are typically grown for commercial purposes. These crops are often grown on a large scale using specialized techniques and equipment, and are typically exported to other countries for sale.
Some examples of plantation crops include:
Sugar cane: This is a tropical grass that is grown for its sweet, juicy stalks, which are used to make sugar.
Rubber: This is a tree that is grown for its latex, which is used to make rubber.
Tea: This is a bush that is grown for its leaves, which are used to make tea.
Coffee: This is a shrub that is grown for its beans, which are used to make coffee.
Coconut: This is a tree that is grown for its fruit, which is used to make coconut milk and oil.
Banana: This is a tree that is grown for its fruit, which is a popular food around the world.
Palm oil: This is a tree that is grown for its fruit, which is used to make palm oil.
Tobacco: This is a plant that is grown for its leaves, which are used to make tobacco products such as cigarettes.
Cotton: This is a plant that is grown for its fibers, which are used to make textiles and other products.
Plantation crops are an important source of income and employment for many countries, and they contribute significantly to the global economy.

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58. Through which of the following states in India passes Tropic of Cancer?

A

Andhra Pradesh

B

Uttar Pradesh

C

Maharastra

D

Madhya Pradesh

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Madhya Pradesh

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59. In production of which of the following metals India holds number one status

A

Copper

B

Iron

C

Lead

D

Mica

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Mica

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60. Which among the following is India`s biggest regional broadcaster?

A

Sun TV

B

Gemini TV

C

Manorama News

D

Asianet

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Sun TV

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61. How many states of India share its border with Bhutan?

A

1

B

2

C

3

D

4

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal & Sikkim

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62. In India, Tank irrigation is more common in which of the following regions?

A

Rocky plateu regions with uneven and highly seasonal rainfalls

B

Regions with presence of perennial rivers and plenty of rainfall

C

Arid and Semi Arid regions with scanty rainfall

D

Coastal regions with regular rainfall

Irrigation Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The Tank irrigation is more in the rocky plateau area of the county, where the rainfall is uneven and highly seasonal. The Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Interiors of Tamil Nadu and some parts of Andhra Pradesh have more land under tank irrigation.

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63. The Salal Project is on the river:

A

Jhelum

B

Chenab

C

Ravi

D

Sutlej

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Salal Dam, also known as Salal Hydroelectric Power Station, is a run-of-the-river power project on the Chenab River in the Reasi district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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64. In India Oldest Mountain range is:

A

Himalayas

B

Aravalli Range

C

Nilgiri mountains

D

Western Ghats

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Aravalli Range, an eroded stub of ancient mountains, is the oldest range of fold mountains in India.

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65. The Radcliffe line is a boundary between:

A

India and China

B

India and Afghanistan

C

India and Nepal

D

India and Pakistan

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

On 17th August 1947 the Radcliffe Line was declared as the boundary between India and Pakistan, following the Partition of India. The line is named after Sir Cyril Radcliffe who was commissioned to equitably divide 4,50,000 km sq of territory with 88 million people.

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66. Which is the only state in India that produces saffron?

A

Himachal Pradesh

B

Punjab

C

Karnataka

D

Jammu and Kashmir

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India produce saffron.

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67. Which of the following groups of rivers originate from the Himachal mountains?

A

Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum

B

Sutlej, Beas and Ravi

C

Sutlej, Ravi and Jhelum

D

Beas, Ravi and Chenab

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Beas, Ravi and Chenab rivers originate from the Himachal mountains.

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68. New Delhi is on the banks of:

A

Ganges

B

Sutlej

C

Yamuna

D

Tapti

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

New Delhi is on the banks of Yamuna.

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69. In which one of the following states is the Nanga Parbat peak located?

A

Uttarakhand

B

Jammu and Kashmir

C

Punjab

D

Himachal Pradesh

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Nanga Parbat peak located at Jammu and Kashmir state in India.

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70. The Switzerland of India is:

A

Shimla

B

Darjeeling

C

Kashmir

D

Ooty

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The Switzerland of India isKashmir.

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71. Corbett National Park is in:

A

Punjab

B

Uttarakhand

C

Haryana

D

Jammu and Kashmir

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Jim Corbett National Park is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. Rich in flora and fauna, it’s known for its Bengal tigers. Animals, including tigers, leopards and wild elephants, roam the Dhikala zone. On the banks of the Ramganga Reservoir, the Sonanadi zone is home to elephants and leopards, along with hundreds of species of birds.

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72. Valley Of Flowers National Park located at:

A

Kashmir

B

Uttarakhand

C

Darjeeling

D

Sikkim

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Valley Of Flowers National Park located at Uttarakhand.

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73. In India which state having the largest area of forest?

A

Madhya Pradesh

B

Chhattisgarh

C

Arunachal Pradesh

D

Maharashtra

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The maximum increase in forest cover has been observed in West Bengal (3810 sq. km.) followed by Odisha (1444 sq. km.) and Kerala (622sq km). Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover of 77,522 sq. km. in terms of area in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh with the forest cover of 67,321 sq. km.

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74. Which of the following groups of states have the largest deposits of iron ore?

A

Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

B

West Bengal and Assam

C

Bihar and Orissa

D

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Bihar and Orissa states have the largest deposits of iron ore.

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75. Which of the following drainage systems fall into The Bay of Bengal?

A

Mahanadi and Cauvery

B

Luni and Tapti

C

Ganga and Godavari

D

A and C

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Mahanadi, Cauvery, Ganga and Godavari fall into The Bay of Bengal.

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

A

Godavari

B

Mahanadi

C

Cauvery

D

Krishna

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. It drains an area of around 141,600 square kilometres (54,700 sq mi) and has a total course of 858 kilometers (533 mi). The river flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

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77. Which state in India has the largest number of district?

A

Madhya Pradesh

B

Uttar Pradesh

C

Maharastra

D

Bihar

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of district in India.

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78. The capital of Uttar Pradesh is:

A

Lucknow

B

Meerut

C

Allahabad

D

Kanpur

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow.

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79. Indian standard time is the local time of :

A

Allahabad

B

Chennai

C

Kolkata

D

New Delhi

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Indian standard time is the local time of Allahabad.

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80. Rice is produced more in:

A

West Bengal

B

Andhra Pradesh

C

Uttar Pradesh

D

Punjab

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Among the rice producing states, West Bengal is by far the most important producer and ranks the leading position, accounting for about 15 per cent of the total quantity of rice produced in India. The major rice producing districts in the state are Bardhaman, Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas.

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81. Kolkata is situated on the banks of the river :

A

Hoogly

B

Ganga

C

Mahanadi

D

Yamuna

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River.

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82. Nickname of Kolkata is:

A

City of Joy

B

City of Palaces

C

Cultural Capital of India

D

All

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Nickname of Kolkata are City of Joy, City of Palaces, Cultural Capital of India, Gateway of Eastern India and Haven of Aged.

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83. State animal of West Bengal is:

A

Royal Bengal Tiger

B

Fishing Cat

C

Musk Deer

D

Indian Elephant

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

State animal of West Bengal is Fishing Cat.

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84. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport located at:

A

Lucknow

B

Kolkata

C

Bhubaneswar

D

Patna

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport located at Kolkata.

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85. Which of the following groups accounts for over 90 percent of India`s annual coal production?

A

Bihar, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

B

Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal

C

West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

D

Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal produced 90 percent of coal in India.

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86. The Yarlung Zangbo river, in India, is known as:

A

Indus

B

Brahmaputra

C

Ganga

D

Kaveri

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Yarlung Tsangpo is the longest river in Tibet. The part Tsangpo probably originates from the fact that the river flows from or through Tsang- encompassing the Tibet west of Lhasa.It is the upper stream of the Brahmaputra River.

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87. The India`s highest annual rainfall is reported at:

A

Mawsynram, Meghalaya

B

Namchi, Sikkim

C

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

D

Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 65 kilometres from Shillong. It is reportedly the wettest place on Earth, with an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimetres (467.4 in).

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88. The present forest area of India, according to satellite data, is:

A

Decreasing

B

Increasing

C

Decreasing in open forest area but increasing in closed forest area.

D

Static

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The present forest area of India, according to satellite data, is Decreasing

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89. The oldest oil refinery in India is at :

A

Haldia, near Kolkata

B

Noonmati, Assam

C

Digboi, Assam

D

Koyali, near Baroda

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The oldest oil refinery in India is at Digboi, Assam.

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90. Which of the following regions is most prone to earthquakes?

A

Deccan plateau

B

Plains of northern India

C

Ganga-Brahmaputra valley

D

Western ghats

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Ganga-Brahmaputra valley regions are most prone to earthquakes

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91. In which part of India is known as the Land of Sunrise?

A

Meghalaya

B

Arunachal Pradesh

C

Mizoram

D

Nagaland

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Arunachal Pradesh is a Sanskrit word which means land of rising sun as state is located in the easternmost part of the country and gets first sunrise in the country.

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92. Tea is grown much in:

A

Tamil Nadu

B

West Bengal

C

Assam

D

Kerala

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Assam Tea is a black tea named after the region of its production, Assam, in India. It is also traditionally used in Yunnan province in China. Assam tea is manufactured specifically from the plant Camellia sinensis var. assamica (Masters).

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93. Shillong is also known as:

A

Tea City of India

B

Scotland of East

C

Gateway of The East

D

All

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Shillong is also known as Scotland of East.

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94. The city of Nasik is situated on the banks of which river in India?

A

Godavari

B

Narmada

C

Sabarmati

D

Tapti

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

Nashik is an ancient city in the northwest region of Maharashtra at India. Famous the world over for its fresh agricultural produce namely table and wine grapes besides vegetables.Situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats on the banks of the river Godavari which originates nearby at Trimbakeshwar.

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95. The desert that lies on the boundary between India and Pakistan is:

A

The Great Rann of Kutch

B

Thar Desert

C

The Cold Mountain Desert

D

None

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Thar Desert

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96. Ankleswar in Gujarat is well known for:

A

Fertilizers

B

Agriculture

C

Jute Industry

D

Oil Refinery

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Ankleswar in Gujarat is well known for Oil Refinery.The town is known for its industrial township called GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation). Ankleshwar has an office of the ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited).

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97. Nicknames of Mumbai is:

A

City of Dreams

B

Financial Capital of India

C

City of Seven Island

D

All

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Nicknames of Mumbai is City of Dreams, Financial Capital of India, City of Seven Island, Gateway of India, Maximum City, Maya Nagari.

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98. Ahmedabad is also known as:

A

Golden City

B

City of Prime Ministers

C

Manchester of India

D

All

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Nickname of Ahmedabad is Manchester of India.

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99. Asiatic Lion is the state animal of:

A

Punjab

B

Gujarat

C

Rajasthan

D

Maharashtra

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Asiatic Lion is the state animal of Gujarat .

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100. The southernmost point of peninsular India exist in:

A

North of the Equator

B

North of Tropic of Cancer

C

South of the Equator

D

South of the Capricorn

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Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The southernmost point of peninsular India exist in North of the Equator.

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101. The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because:

A

of its large size and extent among the peninsular rivers

B

there are a fairly large number of pilgrimage centres situated on its banks

C

it is the older river of India

D

its length is nearly the same as that of the river Ganges

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The river Godavari is often referred to as Vridha Ganga because of its large size and extent among the peninsular rivers.

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102. The oldest rocks in India are reported from:

A

Aravalli range, Rajasthan

B

Vindhyan range, Madhya Pradesh

C

Dharwar region, Karnataka

D

Siwalik range, Punjab

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

The oldest rocks in India are reported from Dharwar region, Karnataka.

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103. Which atomic power station in India is built completely indigenously?

A

Tarapore

B

Rawat Bhata

C

Narora

D

Kalpakkam

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Correct Answer: D
Explanation

Kalpakkam atomic power station in India is built completely indigenously.

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104. The river which forms the waterfalls Shivanasamudra is:

A

Cauvery

B

Ganga

C

Brahmaputra

D

Krishna

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: A
Explanation

The Sivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has found its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.

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105. The Gulf of Mannar is situated along the coast which state in India?

A

Andhra Pradesh

B

Tamil Nadu

C

Kerala

D

Karnatka

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

The Gulf of Mannar is situated along the coast of Tamil Nadu .

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106. Which one of the following rivers originates near Mahabaleshwar?

A

Godavari

B

Cauveri

C

Tapi

D

Krishna

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: D
Explanation

The Krishna river originates in the western ghats near Mahabaleshwar at an elevation of about 1,300 metres, in the state of Maharashtra in central India. It is one of the longest rivers in India. The Krishna river is around 1,300 km in length.

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107. Which of the following Indian island lies between India and Sri Lanka?

A

Willingdon Island

B

Andaman

C

Rameshwaram

D

Nicobar

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Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Rameshwaram lies between India and Sri Lanka.

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108. Nickname of Kochi is :

A

Gateway to Kerala

B

Queen of the Arabian Sea

C

A and B

D

None

General Geography Geography
Correct Answer: C
Explanation

Nickname of Kochi are Gateway to Kerala and Queen of the Arabian Sea.

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109. Nilgiri is also known as:

A

Rock of Heaven

B

Blue Mountain

C

High Hills

D

All

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Correct Answer: B
Explanation

Nilgiri is also known as Blue Mountain.

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