UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /MCQ Questions on Climate and Weather in Indian Geography set 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Riparian forest is found ________
Along the banks of rivers and other wetland


1.Along the banks of rivers and other wetland

2.The tarai region on the foot hills of Himalayas

3.On the foot hills of Eastern slope of Western Ghats

4.On the foot hills of Eastern slope of Eastern Ghats


Question:
 The Central India Teak is an Example of






1.Tropical Evergreen Forest

2.Moist Deciduous Forest

3.Dry Deciduous Forest

4.Montane Forest


Question:
 Xerophytic vegetation is characteristic feature of ________





1.Chhotanagpur plateau

2.Khasi hills

3.Eastern Ghats

4.Kuchchh


Question:
1. The Shivaliks have tropical moist deciduous flora.2. The Bundelkhand plateau has thorn and scrub forest type of vegetation.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1.1 only

2. 2 only

3.Both 1 and 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
A tropical deciduous plant special to the Deccan plateau is ________.






1.Teak

2.Shisam

3.Sandalwood

4.Sal


Question:
Among the following states  in which one is the percentage of forest area to total geographical area the highest?






1.Arunachal Pradesh

2.Himachal Pradesh

3.Sikkim

4.Uttarakhand


Question:
Amritsar and Shimla have the same latitude yet Shimla is cooler than Amritsar because it ________

1.Lies north of Amritsar

2.Comes under the influence of cold winds

3.Is at a higher elevation

4.Receives a lot of snow


Question:
At which one of the following places is the monkey called Lion-tailed macaque naturally found?



1.Shivaliks

2.Pachmarhi

3.Nallamalai hills

4.Nilgiris


Question:
At which place will you find maximum sunlight in December?



1.Pune

2.Leh

3.Kolkata

4.Kanyakumari


Question:
Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa often face natural disasters due to ________






1.Cyclones

2.Earthquakes

3.Landslides

4.Tornadoes


Question:
Consider the following statement and identify with the help of the code the tree with which the statement is related to?  The branches of this tree root themselves like new trees over a large areThe roots then give rise to more trunks and branches. Because of this characteristic and its longevity  this tree is considered immortal and is an integral part of the myths and legends of India.

1.Banyan

2. Neem

3.Tamarind (lmli)

4.Peepal


Question:
Consider the following statements:1. In India Red Panda is naturally found in the Western Himalayas only.2. In India Slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the North East.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1.1 only

2.2 only

3.Both 1 and 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
Deforestation results in : 1. flora destruction 2. fauna destruction 3. ecological disbalance



1.2 and 3

2.1 2 and 3

3.1 only

4.1 and 3


Question:
Economically the most important forests of India are



1.Tidal forest

2.Thorn forest

3.Evergreen forest

4.Tropical deciduous forest


Question:
Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area under forest?

1.33

2.25

3.22

4.27


Question:
In India the State with the largest area under very dense forests is





1.Arunachal Pradesh

2.Madhya Pradesh

3.Maharashtra

4.Orissa


Question:
India is particularly poor in reserves of






1.Coal

2.Iron ore

3.Non-ferrous metals

4.Limestone


Question:
India s forest sponge iron plant is at

1.Kothagudam

2.Kurnool

3.Cuddappah

4.Kavaratti


Question:
Littoral forests occur



1.On hills

2.Along the sea coasts and tidal creeks

3.Where the rainfall is heavy

4.At elevated places


Question:
Moist tropical evergreen forests are found in ________


1.The Shillong plateau

2.The Siwaliks

3.The Deccan plateau

4.Southern India


Question:
Most of the floods in the lowlands of north India  the Bihar plateau and Orissa are associated with ________



1.Easterly depression

2.Orographic rainfall

3.South-West Monsoon

4.Thunderstorm


Question:
National Flood Commission is related to






1.Flood

2.Disaster Management

3.Drought and flood

4.Poverty Alleviation


Question:
Norwesters are thunder storms which are prominent in ________.



1.India and Bhutan

2.Bhutan and Nepal

3.India and Bangladesh

4.Bangladesh and Myanmar


Question:
Open stunted forests with bushes and having long roots and sharp thorns or spines are commonly found in






1.Eastern Odisha

2.North-Eastern Tamil Nadu

3.Shiwaliks and Terai regions

4.Western Andhra Pradesh


Question:
Operation Flood refers to






1.Blue revolution

2.Green revolution

3.White revolution

4.All the three


Question:
Plants are associated with the social forestry programmes in India?



1.Teak

2.Neem

3.Eucalyptus

4.Eucalyptus


Question:
Reserved Forests are forests



1.Reserved for hunting

2.Reserved for commercial exploitation and prohibited for grazing

3.Reserved for local use

4.Reserved for growing medicinal herbs


Question:
Sal is a very important tree of ________



1.Tropical dry deciduous forest

2.Tropical rain forest

3.Thorn forest

4.Alpine forest


Question:
Select the correct sequence in the decreasing order of contribution to the forest cover on India ________



1.Dense forest � Open forest � Mangrove forest

2.Open forest � Dense forest � Mangrove forest

3.Dense forest � Mangrove forest � Open forest

4.Open forest � Mangrove forest � Dense forest


Question:
The climate of India is ________






1.Tropical climate

2.Sub-tropical climate

3.Savanna type of climate

4.Subtropical monsoon


Question:
The coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have to face which of the following natural calamity?






1.Cyclone

2.Earthquake

3.Landslide

4.Tornado


Question:
The driest part in India is in


1.Jaisalmer (Western Rajasthan)

2.Bhatinda (Punjab)

3.Darbhanga (Bihar)

4.Gandhinagar (Gujarat)


Question:
The driest part of India is

1.Rann of Kutch

2.Rajasthan

3.Leh

4.Hinterland of Western Ghats


Question:
The driest place in India is ________



1.Leh

2.Barmer

3.Jaisalmer

4.Bikaner


Question:
The flash flood is related with which of the following?






1.Incessant storm

2.Cyclonic storm

3.Tsunami

4.Tornado


Question:
The Forest of Sundarban is called as



1.Thorn forest

2.Mangrove forest

3.Deciduous forest

4.Tundra


Question:
The Himalayan forests include



1.European Oak Forests

2.Coniferous Forests

3.Alpine Vegetation

4.All the three


Question:
The Indus Valley Civilization was based on the racial stocks of






1.Mediterraneans

2.Nordics

3.Negritos

4.None of the above


Question:
The mangrove forests are present in



1.The Eastern Ghats

2.The Sunderbans

3.The Western Ghats

4.The Aravallis


Question:
The most important commercial forests of India are






1.Tropical evergreen

2.Mangrove

3.Tropical deciduous

4.Coniferous


Question:
The most important commercial forests of India are ________

1.Tropical evergreen

2.Tropical deciduous

3.Coniferous

4.Mangrove


Question:
The tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal are usually called






1.Typhoons

2.Hurricanes

3.Depressions

4.Tornadoes


Question:
The wet hill forest are found in the ________

1.Aravallis

2.Mahadev Hills

3.Nilgiris

4.Satpura Hills


Question:
There are nine coastal states in India but half of the sea salt is manufactured in the coast of
Gujarat because

1.The salinity of water near coast of Gujarat is very high

2.Less rain and relative humidity is best for the evaporation of the sea water

3. Salt is exported from Kandla port

4.None of the above


Question:
What do you mean by reserved forest ?



1.Reserved for local use

2.Reserved for commercial exploitation

3.Reserved for hunting

4.Reserved for growing medicinal herbs


Question:
When did India adopt the International Tsunami Warning System






1.2004

2.2005

3.2006

4.2007


Question:
Which city has the longest day in the month of June?



1.Delhi

2.Kolkata

3.Chennai

4.Bangalore


Question:
Which of the following factors does not have influence on the Indian climate?






1.Presence of Indian Ocean

2.Nearness to equator

3.Monsoons

4.Ocean currents


Question:
Which of the following forest is grown in waterlogged areas?






1.Evergreen Forest

2.Deciduous Forest

3.Tropical thorn Forest

4.Mangrove


Question:
Which of the following functions performed by a forest help most in controlling drought?

1.Forests act as water sheds

2.Forests bring rainfall in monsoon

3.Forests lower the temperature of the environment

4.Forests prevent soil erosion


Question:
Which of the following is characterized by excessive dampness with a thick growth forest and a variety of wild life?






1.Bhabar

2.Bhangar

3.Tarai

4.Khadar


Question:
Which of the following is not a species of tropical moist deciduous forests?



1.Mahagony

2.Sal

3.Shisham

4.Teak


Question:
Which of the following is recognised as a season by the meteorological department of India ?



1.Cold weather

2.Hot weather

3.Retreating monsoon

4.North-eastern monsoon


Question:
Which of the following place is the most humid place of India?



1.Mahabaleshwar

2.Cherrapunji

3.Udhagamandalam

4.Mawsynram


Question:
Which of the following region is covered by tropical evergreen forest?



1.Eastern Ghat

2.Vindhyanchal

3.Aravalli

4.Western Ghat


Question:
Which of the following statements is not true?



1.The intensity of monsoons is determined by tropical depressions

2.Tamil Nadu receives rainfall from north-east monsoon

3.Andhra Pradesh is not much affected by retreating south-west monsoon

4.All are correct


Question:
Which of the following wind is blowing from the Mediterranean sea to the North Western parts of India?






1.Western disturbances

2.Norwesters

3.Loo

4.Mango showers


Question:
Which one of th following coasts of India is most affected by violent tropical cyclones?






1.Malabar

2.Andhra Pradesh

3.Konkan

4.Gujarat


Question:
Which one of the following areas of India is covered by tropical evergreen forest?



1.Semi-arid areas of Gujarat

2.Eastern Ghats

3.Western Ghats

4.Madhya Pradesh


Question:
Which one of the following is the driest region in India?






1.Telangana

2.Marwar

3.Vidarbha

4.Marathwada


Question:
Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?






1.Flood-prone area: North Bihar Plain

2.Drought-prone area: Kalahandi district of Orissa

3.Seismic zone: Himalayan region

4.Landslide zone: Chhotanaqpur plateau


Question:
Which one of the following places ranks second among the coldest places in the world?






1.Dras (Jammu and Kashmir)

2.Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)

3.Manali (Himachal Pradesh)

4.Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)


Question:
Which one of the following statements is wrong regarding the Norwesters of Bengal?



1.It is caused due to strong surface heating

2.It originates in the Chhotanagpur plateau region

3.It is a kind of thunderstorm

4.None of the above


Question:
Which one of the following states has the largest forest area to its total land area?






1.Mizoram

2.Arunachal Pradesh

3.Sikkim

4.Jammu and Kashmir


Question:
Which one of the following types of forest covers the maximum area in India?






1.Tropical rain forest

2.Tropical moist deciduous forest

3.Tropical dry deciduous forest

4.Tropical dry evergreen forest


Question:
Which type of climate(s) prevail(s) in the long corridor (Leeward side) of the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills?

1.Tropical wet and dry climate

2.Tropical wet and dry with winter rain

3.Tropical semi-arid steppe

4.Subtropical monsoon rainforest


Question:
Why have the incidents of flood risen in India recently?






1.Rise in annual rain

2.Deposition of silt in dams

3.Deforestation in drainage zone

4.None of the above


Question:
With reference to Indian forests  consider the following pairs: 1. Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests Sandalwood (Santalum album) 2. Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests: (Shorea robusta) 3. Tropical Thorn Forests: Shisham (Dalbeigia sissoo) Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

1.1 only

2.1 and 2 only

3.2 and 3 only

4.1 2 and 3


Question:
________ Oilfield of India has the largest quantity of recoverable reserves.






1.Moran Oilfield

2.Mumbai High (off shore) Oilfield

3.Ankaleshwar Oilfield

4.Naharkatiya Oilfield


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