Indian Geography Questions

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The smallest Union Territory of India is 

A) Lakshadweep B) Pondicherry
C) Daman and Diu D) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Lakshadweep

Explanation:

Lakshadweep has an area of only about 32 sq km.

 

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The area of Pondicherry, Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli are about 492 sq km and 491 sq km respectively.

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The climate of India is mainly tropical because

A) of the location of the Himalayas in the north B) major part of India lies within the tropics
C) of the overpowering influence of India Ocean D) of the seasonal influence of jet streams
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) of the location of the Himalayas in the north

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Which one of the following causes rainfall in the north-western parts of india during winter season ? 

A) Cyclonic depression B) Retreating monsoon
C) Western disturbances D) South West monsoon
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Western disturbances

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Economically, the most important forests of India are

A) Tidal forest B) Thorn forest
C) Everngreen forest D) Tropical deciduous forest
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Tropical deciduous forest

Explanation:

Tropical deciduous forest contain valuable teak, rosewood, sal and sandalwood trees

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The plateau rich in minerals in india is

A) Malwa plateau B) Chhota Nagpur Plateau
C) Deccan Plateau D) Mysuru Plateau
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Chhota Nagpur Plateau

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Mudumalai Sanctuary is famous for

A) Tigers B) Birds
C) Elephants D) Bisons
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Tigers

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Rajasthan receives very little rain because

A) It is too hot B) there is no water available and thus the winds remain dry
C) the mansoons fail to reach this area D) the winds do not come across any barrier to cause the necessary uplift to cool the winds
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) the winds do not come across any barrier to cause the necessary uplift to cool the winds

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Gondwana coalfields are found in

A) Assam B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Meghalaya D) Jammu & Kashmir
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Madhya Pradesh

Explanation:

Nearly 95% of india's coal is from the Gondwana formation (which is in the Satpuras) and is found in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Tertiary variety is found in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Jammu and Kashmir, Lingite reserves occur in Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Tamilnadu.

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