Indian Geography GK Quiz-1

Indian Geography GK Quiz-1

Indian Geography Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Indian Geography for competitive examinations.

    Question: The famous Lagoon lake of India is :

    (1) Dal Lake 
    (2) Chilka Lake
    (3) Pulicat Lake 
    (4) Mansarover
    Answer: (2) Chilka Lake
    Chilka Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Orissa state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area of over 1,100 sq. km. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent.

    Question: Where is ‘Raisina Hills’?

    (1) Where Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated
    (2) The Hill feature in Srinagar, otherwise known as ‘Shankara-charya Hill’
    (3) The place where the Dogra rulers of J & K built their fort in Jammu.
    (4) The rock feature at Kanyakumari where Swami Vivekananda’s statue was erected.
    Answer: (1) Where Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated
    Raisina Hill is an area of Lutyens’ Delhi, New Delhi, housing India’s most important government
    buildings, including Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India and the Secretariat building housing the Prime Minister’s Office and several other important ministries. It is surrounded by other important buildings and structures, including the Parliament of India, Rajpath, Vijay Chowk and India Gate.28) The term “Raisina Hill” was coined following acquisition of land from 300 families from X and Malcha villages. About 0.001 acres of land was acquired under the “1894 Land Acquisition Act” to begin the construction of the Viceroy’s House.

    Question: Which of the following passes lies in the Sutlej valley ?

    (1) Nathu La 
    (2) Jelep La
    (3) Shipki La 
    (4) Sherabathanga
    Answer: (3) Shipki La 
    Shipki La is a mountain pass and border post on the India-China border. The river Sutlej enters India through this pass. It is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, and Tibet Autonomous Region in People’s Republic of China. The pass is India’s third border post for trade with China after Nathu La in Sikkim, and Lipulekh in Uttarakhand. The pass is close to town of Khab.

    Question: Where is Khyber Pass situated?

    (1) Bhutan 
    (2) Bangladesh
    (3) India 
    (4) Pakistan
    Answer: (4) Pakistan
    The Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer (33-miles) passage through the Hindu Kush mountain range. It
    connects the northern frontier of Pakistan with Afghanistan. At its narrowest point, the pass is only 3
    meters wide. On the north side of the Khyber Pass rise the towering, snow-covered mountains of the
    Hindu Kush. The Khyber Pass is one of the most famous mountain passes in the World. It is one of
    the most important passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is the best land route between India and
    Pakistan and has had a long and often violent history. Conquering armies have used the Khyber as an
    entry point for their invasions. It was also been a major trade route for centuries.

    Question: Where is Panzseer valley situated ?

    (1) Lebanon
    (2) Afghanistan
    (3) Jammu and Kashmir, India
    (4) Syria
    Answer: (2) Afghanistan
    The Panjshir Valley is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 km north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. Located in the Panjshir Province it is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 140,000 people, including Afghanistan’s largest concentration of ethnic Tajiks. It literally means ‘Valley of the Five Lions.’

    Question: The piligrims of Kailash Mansarovar have to pass through which pass to enter into Tibet ?

    (1) Khardungala 
    (2) Rohtang
    (3) Lipu likh 
    (4) Nathu la
    Answer: (4) Nathu la
    Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. The pass would be particularly useful for pilgrims visiting monasteries in Sikkim such as Rumtek, one of the holiest shrines in Buddhism. For Hindus, the pass reduces the journey time to Mansarovar Lake from fifteen to two days.

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