Indian Geography GK Quiz-12

Indian Geography GK Quiz-12

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 states has international borders with three countries?

    (1) Arunachal Pradesh
    (2) Jammu and Kashmir
    (3) Assam
    (4) Mizoram
    Answer: (1) Arunachal Pradesh
    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.

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

    (1) Mizoram 
    (2) Assam
    (3) Nagaland 
    (4) Manipur
    Answer: (2) Assam
    Assam is surrounded by six of the other Seven Sister States: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. It also shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh.

    Question: Which of the following lines does not demarcate any part of India’s international boundary?

    (1) Radcliffe Line
    (2) McMohan Line
    (3) Sir Creek Line
    (4) Durand Line
    Answer: (4) Durand Line
    The Durand Line refers to the 2,640 kilometers long porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was established after an 1893 agreement between Mortimer Durand of British India and Afghan Amir Abdur Rahman Khan for fixing the limit of their respective spheres of influence. It is named after Mortimer Durand who was the Foreign Secretary of colonial British India at the time.

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

    (1) Assam 
    (2) Manipur
    (3) Arunachal Pradesh
    (4) Mizoram
    Answer: (1) Assam 
    Assam is surrounded by six of the other Seven Sister States and shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh.

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

    (1) Arunachal Pradesh
    (2) Assam
    (3) Jammu and Kashmir
    (4) Nagaland
    Answer: (1) Arunachal Pradesh
    Arunachal Pradesh shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the north.

    Question: Which district of UP is bordered by an international border ?

    (1) Ballia 
    (2) Bahraich
    (3) Basti 
    (4) Barabanki
    Answer: (2) Bahraich
    Located on the Saryu River, a tributary of river Ghaghra, Bahraich is 125 km north-east of Lucknow, the state capital. The towns of Barabanki, Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur and Sitapur share local boundaries with Bahraich. A factor which makes this town important is the international border shared with the neighboring country, Nepal.

    Question: Which of the following States in India does not share boundary with Myanmar ?

    (1) Assam
    (2) Manipur
    (3) Nagaland
    (4) Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer: (1) Assam
    Assam shares international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh.

    Question: The largest tribal community in India is

    (1) Bhils 
    (2) Gonds
    (3) Santhals 
    (4) Tharus
    Answer: (1) Bhils 
    Santhals are 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. Bhils come second.

    Question: Match the following:

    Tribes 
    a. Bhil 
    b. Tharu 
    c. Gond 
    d. Toda 
    Regions
    1. Terai
    2. Nilgiri
    3. Bastar
    4. Malwa
    a b c d
    (1) 4 1 3 2
    (2) 1 3 4 2
    (3) 4 2 1 3
    (4) 3 1 2 4
    Answer: (1)
    Bhil: found in mountain regions in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujrat and Rajasthan; Tharu: indigenous people living in the Terai plains on the border of Nepal and India; Gond: live around the Satpura Hills, Maikala Range and SonDeogarh uplands, and on the Bastar plateau; and Toda: the most ancient and unusual tribe of Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

    Question: Cities with population from one to five million are called

    (1) Conurbation
    (2) Million City
    (3) Metropolitan
    (4) Cosmopolitan
    Answer: (3) Metropolitan
    Conurbation is a large area consisting of various towns that have expanded and joined together.
    Cosmopolitan means containing or influenced by people from all over the world. Metropolitan is large or a capital city having population from one to five million.

    Question: The Khasi and Garo are the languages of the State of

    (1) Manipur 
    (2) Meghalaya
    (3) Assam 
    (4) Tripura
    Answer: (2) Meghalaya
    Meghalaya is a North-Eastern State. Its area is 22,429 square kilometres and its capital is Shillong. Principal languages of Meghalaya are Khasi, Garo and English.

    Question: Which of the following is only domestic Airport ?

    (1) Dabolin Airport, Goa
    (2) Srinagar Airport
    (3) Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
    (4) None of the above
    Answer: (4) None of the above
    Goa International Airport, more commonly known as Dabolim Airport, is an international airport. Similarly, Srinagar Airport is an international airport in Jammu and Kashmir. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport is a public airport that principally serves Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It has one terminal and both domestic as well as international flights operate from here.

    Question: Where are the Todas found ?

    (1) Tamil Nadu
    (2) Rajasthan
    (3) Arunachal Pradesh
    (4) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: (1) Tamil Nadu
    The Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in Tamil Nadu. The Toda lands are now a part of The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-designated International Biosphere Reserve.

    Question: Apatanis are the major tribal group of

    (1) Jharkhand
    (2) Nagaland
    (3) Sikkim
    (4) Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer: (4) Arunachal Pradesh
    The Apatanis are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. However, more Apatanis live outside this valley, making the total population
    approximately 60,000 all over the state. Their language belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family.

    Question: Which is the best planned city in India ?

    (1) Salem 
    (2) Chandigarh
    (3) Coimbatore 
    (4) New Delhi
    Answer: (2) Chandigarh
    The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design. It is neatly planned and divided into sectors which are nicely connected to one another. Adding to that, every sector has a park and a shopping street with plantations surrounding them.

    Question: With which country, India has the longest international boundary?

    (1) Nepal 
    (2) Pakistan
    (3) China 
    (4) Bangladesh
    Answer: (4) Bangladesh
    Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile)-long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world, including 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in Bengal. The border demarcates the six divisions of Bangladesh and the Indian states.

    Question: India recently signed land boundary agreement with which country?

    (1) China 
    (2) Nepal
    (3) Bhutan 
    (4) Bangladesh
    Answer: (4) Bangladesh
    India and Bangladesh, on 6 June 2015, signed pact to operationalise the historic Land Boundary
    Agreement (LBA) between both nations. The operationalisation of LBA paves the way for exchange of
    162 enclaves under the control of either countries as per the 1974 pact.

    Question: Which of the following border is known as Radcliffe line ?

    (1) India and China
    (2) India and Bangladesh
    (3) India and Pakistan
    (4) India and Afghanistan
    Answer: (3) India and Pakistan
    The Radcliffe Line was published 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 450,000 km2 of territory with 88 million people.

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