Indian Geography GK Quiz-19

Indian Geography GK Quiz-19

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

    Question: The most ideal region for the cultivation of coffee in India is the

    (1) Indo-Gangetic Valley
    (2) Brahmaputra Valley
    (3) Rann of Kutch
    (4) Deccan Plateau
    Answer: (4) Deccan Plateau
    The Deccan Plateau is ideally suited for coffee cultivation in India. Coffee is grown in three regions of India with Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu forming the traditional coffee growing region of South India. These three states produce almost the entire coffee grown in India.

    Question: Kerala is famous for the cultivation of

    1. Coconut
    2. Black-pepper
    3. Rubber
    4. Rice
    (1) 1, 2 and 3 
    (2) 1, 2 and 4
    (3) 2, 3 and 4 
    (4) 1 and 4
    Answer: (1)
    Kerala is a major producer of commercial plantation crops like coconut, rubber, pepper, cardamom, ginger, cashewnut, arecanut, coffee, etc. “Kerala’ literally means the land of coconut palms. Bulk of India’s coconut production comes from Kerala. Similarly, it is the largest producer of pepper and natural rubber in India.

    Question: Among the following districts of Tamil Nadu, which district is unfit for cultivation due to increased salinity :

    (1) Coimbatore
    (2) Tiruchirapalli
    (3) Nagapattinam
    (4) Ramanathapuram
    Answer: (3) Nagapattinam
    The Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu was badly affected by tsunami in December 2004. It caused great damage to a large number of agricultural lands in the coastal areas, making them sodic. Large tracts of agricultural lands along with the standing crops were destroyed and became unfit for cultivation due to influx of sea water. The district is marked by highly saline condition in which no paddy crop can be cultivated unless the entire soil is flushed with fresh water and gypsum. Besides, aquaculture activity has also led to the dispersion of salt into land area inland making them saline and unfit for any other agricultural purpose.

    Question: The State with highest production of wheat in year 2012–13 is

    (1) West Bengal 
    (2) Tamil Nadu
    (3) Uttar Pradesh 
    (4) Haryana
    Answer: (3) Uttar Pradesh 
    Uttar Pradesh was the state with highest production of wheat during 2012-13. It produced 30301.942 (in thousand tonnes) of wheat during the year. It retained its prime status even during 2013-14. 

    Question: The largest producer of Lac in India is

    (1) Chhattisgarh
    (2) Jharkhand
    (3) West Bengal
    (4) Gujarat
    Answer: (2) Jharkhand
    The leading producer of lac is Jharkhand, followed by the Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Maharashtra. Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca.

    Question: The blue revolution is related with

    (1) Fish production
    (2) Food grain production
    (3) Oil seed production
    (4) Milk production
    Answer: (1) Fish production
    Blue Revolution is the water equivalent of the green revolution and primarily refers to the management of water resources, especially fish production. The Blue Revolution envisages transformation of the fisheries sector with increased investment, better training and development of infrastructure.

    Question: The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is

    (1) The Brahmaputra Valley
    (2) The Deccan Plateau
    (3) The Indo Gangetic Valley
    (4) The Rann of Kutch
    Answer: (2) The Deccan Plateau
    Deccan plateau is considered as the most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India. The lava soil of Deccan plateau is world renowned for cotton production and is popularly known as the black cotton soil. This is especially true of the central part of Deccan plateau, comprising Maharashtra, parts of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

    Question: Which one of the following States produces the largest amount of spices ?

    (1) Kerala
    (2) Assam
    (3) Karnataka
    (4) Jammu & Kashmir
    Answer: (3) Karnataka
    The major spice producing states of India are Gujarat (18 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (14 per cent), Rajasthan (11 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (8 per cent) and Karnataka (6 per cent). Spice production in India is currently estimated at 5.7 million tonnes from an area of about 3.2 million hectares.

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