Indian Geography GK Quiz-11

Indian Geography GK Quiz-11

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

    Question: Which of the following city is situated in the farthest east ?

    (1) Lucknow 
    (2) Jablapur
    (3) Hyderabad
    (4) Chennai
    Answer: (1) Lucknow 
    Lucknow is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on 26o30' & 27o10' North latitude and 80o 30' & 81o 13' East longitude.

    Question: Which of the following districts is on the international border of India?

    (1) Sirsa 
    (2) Anantnag
    (3) Karimganj 
    (4) Purulia
    Answer: (3) Karimganj 
    Karimganj s a town in the Karimganj District of the Indian state of Assam. Karimganj town is located on the northern fringe of the district adjoining Bangladesh, flanked on two sides by the Kushiyara River and Longai river, Karimganj town is located just on the Bangladesh border with the river Kushiara flowing in between. One prominent feature of the place is a long and winding canal called Noti Khal meandering across the town. Karimganj became a subdivision of Sylhet District of British India in late nineteenth century. It was severed from Sylhet during Partition of India and was included in India as a part of Cachar district in Assam. In 1983, Karimganj became a district of Assam.

    Question: Which of the following districts is on the international border of India?

    (1) Gorakhpur 
    (2) Jaipur
    (3) Kinnaur 
    (4) Kullu
    Answer: (1) Gorakhpur 
    Gorakhpur is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the border with Nepal. The district occupies the north-eastern corner of the state along with the district of Deoria, and comprises a large stretch of country lying to the north of the river Rapti, the deep stream of which forms its southern boundary with the Azamgarh district. On the west, the boundary marches along Basti and on the east adjoins Deoria and the Chhoti Gandak Nadi and further south the Jharna Nala forms the dividing line. To the north lies Nepal.

    Question: Which countries are linked by the Khyber Pass?

    (1) India and Pakistan
    (2) India and Afghanistan
    (3) Afghanistan and Pakistan
    (4) Afghanistan and Tajikistan
    Answer: (3) Afghanistan and Pakistan
    The Khyber Pass, is a mountain pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, cutting through the northeastern part of the Spin Ghar mountains. An integral part of the ancient Silk Road, it is one of the oldest known passes in the world. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location. Well known invasions of the area have been predominantly through the Khyber Pass, such as the invasions by Darius I and Alexander the Great.

    Question: Which amongst the following States/UTs has no identified tribal community?

    (1) Uttar Pradesh
    (2) Orissa
    (3) Andhra Pradesh
    (4) Delhi
    Answer: (4) Delhi
    As per the 2001 Census, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, are predominantly tribal States /Union territories where Scheduled Tribes population constitutes more than 60% of their total population. No Scheduled Tribes is notified in Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Delhi, and Pondicherry.

    Question: The maximum concentration of scheduled caste population is in the

    (1) Indo-Gangetic Plains
    (2) North-East India
    (3) Western Coast
    (4) Eastern Coast
    Answer: (1) Indo-Gangetic Plains
    More than one-fifth (21.09 per cent) of the total Scheduled Caste population of the country is found in Uttar Pradesh, followed by West Bengal (11.07 per cent), Bihar (7.83 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (7.40 per cent), Tamil Nadu (7.12 per cent), Maharashtra (5.93 per cent), Rajasthan (5.82 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (5.49 per cent) and Karnataka (5.14 per cent). These nine states together contribute 76.89 per cent of the Scheduled Caste population of the country.

    Question: Which highway sector is common to both the Golden Quadrilateral Highway and the North-South Corridor Highway ?

    (1) Agra-Jhansi
    (2) Bangalore-Krishnagiri
    (3) Delhi-Jaipur
    (4) Coimbatore-Salem
    Answer: (2) Bangalore-Krishnagiri
    The North-South–East-West Corridor (NS-EW) is the largest ongoing highway project in India. It is the second phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), and consists of building 7300 kilometers of four/six lane expressways connecting Srinagar, Kanyakumari, Porbandar and Silchar, at a cost of US$12.317 billion. North–South Corridor (4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi)): NH 1A (Srinagar–Jalandhar), NH 1 (Jalandhar – Delhi), NH 2 (Delhi–Agra), NH 3 (Agra–Gwalior), NH 75 (Gwalior–Jhansi), NH 26 (Jhansi–Lakhnadon), NH 7 (Lakhnadon–Nagpur-HyderabadBangalore-Madurai-Kanyakumari), NH 47 (Salem– Coimbatore–Kochi). The following four stretches are common between the Golden Quadrilateral and the NS-EW Corridors: (a) Delhi–Agra: Golden Quadrilateral & North–South Corridor; (b) Bangalore–Krishnagiri: Golden Quadrilateral & North–South Corridor; (c) Akbarpur–Kanpur: Golden Quadrilateral & East– West Corridor; (d) Udaipur–Chittorgarh: Golden Quadrilateral & East–West Corridor.

    Question: West Bengal shares boundaries with how many countries ?

    (1) One 
    (2) Two
    (3) Three 
    (4) Four
    Answer: (3) Three 
    West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India and is the nation’s fourth-most populous. It is
    bordered by the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, and the Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand,
    Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. West Bengal is only state in India where Himalayas are in the north and Sea is at the south, with both plains and plateaus covering the remaining region.

    Question: With which set of following countries has Arunachal Pradesh common border?

    (1) Bhutan, Bangladesh and China
    (2) Myanmar, Bangladesh and China
    (3) Bhutan, China and Myanmar
    (4) Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar
    Answer: (3) Bhutan, China and Myanmar
    Located in northeast India, Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the north. Itanagar is the capital of the state. Arunachal Pradesh means “land of the dawnlit mountains”. It is also known as “land of the rising sun” (“Pradesh” means “state”, “territory” or “region”) in reference to its position as the easternmost state of India. Like other parts of Northeast India, a majority of the people native to the state are of TibetoBurman origin.

    Question: Ethnic group Mongoloids are found in India in :

    (1) Southern region
    (2) South-central region
    (3) North-western region
    (4) North-eastern region
    Answer: (4) North-eastern region
    The presence of Mongoloid groups in North-East India had been attested as early as circa 500 BC in ancient Indian literature. The diverse Mongoloid groups which eventually settled in different habitats and ecological settings crystallized into distinct tribal societies. Even in the case of Assam plains, the early rulers were Indo-Mongoloids of various dynasties spanning a time period from fifth to mid-eleventh century.

    Question: Where is “Sir Creek” located?

    (1) Indo-Pak boundary along Gujrat.
    (2) Indo-Pak boundary in Laddakh.
    (3) Near “Mc Mohan Line” on India-China border in NorthEast.
    (4) Along India-Myanmar border.
    Answer: (1) Indo-Pak boundary along Gujrat.
    Sir Creek is a 96 km strip of water that is disputed between India and Pakistan in the Rann of Kutch marshlands. The creek, which opens up into the Arabian Sea, divides the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat with the Sindh province of Pakistan.

    Question: To which one of the following States the Santhal tribe does not mainly belong?

    (1) Bihar
    (2) Rajasthan
    (3) West Bengal
    (4) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: (3) West Bengal
    The Santhal is tribe the largest tribal community in India, who live mainly in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and Assam. There is also a significant Santhal minority in neighboring Bangladesh, and a small population in Nepal.

    Question: The Radcliffe Line is the international border between

    (1) India and Pakistan
    (2) India and China
    (3) India and Bangladesh
    (4) India and Nepal
    Answer: (1) India and Pakistan
    The Radcliffe Line was announced on 17 August 1947 as a boundary demarcation line between India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India. It was named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who as chairman of the Border Commissions was charged with equitably dividing 175,000 square miles of territory with 88 million people.

    Question: Which of the following states does not border on Myanmar ?

    (1) Mizoram 
    (2) Manipur
    (3) Nagaland 
    (4) Meghalaya
    Answer: (4) Meghalaya
    Meghalaya is bounded on the north by Assam and by Bangladesh on the south.

    Question: Which of the following states does not border on Myanmar?

    (1) Arunachal Pradesh
    (2) Nagaland
    (3) Meghalaya
    (4) Mizoram
    Answer: (3) Meghalaya
    Meghalaya is bounded on the north by Assam and by Bangladesh on the south.

    Question: Which of the following states has international borders with three countries?

    (1) West Bengal
    (2) Sikkim
    (3) Mizoram
    (4) Jammu and Kashmir
    Answer: (2) Sikkim
    Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains. The state borders Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.

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