MCQs on Indian Geography


Questions and Answers Type:MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
Main Topic:General Knowledge.
GK Sub-topic:Indian Geography.
Number of Questions:5 MCQs.
Directions: In the following Indian Geography general knowledge MCQs, four answers are given, and only one answer is correct. Read the questions and choose the correct answers. To check the answer, click on the answer button and know the correct answer with an explanation.

1. Which one of the following types of forests in India is "teak", a dominant tree species?

  1. Tropical moist deciduous forest
  2. Tropical rainforest
  3. Tropical thorn scrub forest
  4. Temperate forest with grasslands

Answer: (a) Tropical moist deciduous forest.

Solution: Teak is a tropical hardwood tree species in the family of Lamiaceae. It is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. The most important teak forests in India are in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha and Rajasthan.

2. Which one of the following pairs of islands are separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

  1. Nicobar and sumatra
  2. Andaman and Nicobar
  3. Sumatra and Java
  4. Maldives and Lakshadweep

Answer: (b) Andaman and Nicobar.

Solution: The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands from each other in the Bay of Bengal. The two sets of islands together form the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

3. In which one of the following places is the Shompen tribe found?

  1. Nilgiri
  2. Nicobar islands
  3. Bastar
  4. Amarkantak

Answer: (b) Nicobar islands.

Solution: The Shompen or Shom Pen are the indigenous people of the interior of Great Nicobar Island, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

4. Which one among the following states of India has the lowest density of population?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Sikkim

Answer: (c) Arunachal Pradesh.

Solution: The population density of India in the year 2011 was 382 persons per square km. Densities vary from 1,102 persons per square km in Bihar to only 17 persons per square km in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest population density in India.

5. Rawa offshore block with great potential for oil is located-

  1. Krishna Godavari basin
  2. Cauvery basin
  3. Mahanadi basin
  4. Tapti basin

Answer: (a) Krishna Godavari basin.

Solution: Rawa oil and gas field is located in the shallow offshore area of the Krishna-Godavari basin on the eastern coast of India.