Q1. West Bengal has the highest density of population (2001 census) in India having

(A) 767 p.p. sq.km (B) 747 p.p. sq. km (C) 500 p.p. sq. km (D) 615 p.p. sq. km

As per 2011 census Bihar has the highest population density (1104) and West Bengal has the 2nd highest density (1029).

Q2. Select the odd one:

(A) West Bengal: Jaldapara       (B) Assam : Kaziranga

(C) Bihar: Deoghar           (D) U.P: Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is in Uttarakhand. 

Deoghar is presently in Jharkhand. Jharkhand came into being on 15 November 2000 as the 28th State.

Q3. The highest railway station of the world is situated of Ghoom near Darjeeling at an altitude of

(A)2247mt. (B) 3000 mt. (C) 8848 mt. (D)2000mt.

As per northbengaltourism.com Ghoom is situated at an altitude of 7407 feet, 6 km away from Darjeeling.

Q4. Select the alternative which should replace the sign ‘?’

Andaman Islands : Indian Ocean : : Falkland Islands : ?

(A) Indian Ocean (B) Atlantic Ocean (C) Pacific Ocean (D) Arctic Ocean

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are a remote South Atlantic archipelago – an island group or island chain.

Q5. The river Narmada rises in the Amarkantak Plateau of

(A) Mahadeo Hills (B) Maikal Hills (C) Nilgiri (D) Palni Hill

River Narmada is also called Rewa. It rises in the State of Chattisgarh. 

River Son (Largest river of Ganges Southern Tributaries) also rises from Amarkantak Plateau.

Q6. The Farakka. Project is mainly aimed towards

(A) The irrigation of more lands in West Bengal (B) Preserving the port of Kolkata

(C) Production of electricity (D) Checking the floods

Q7. Godavari, the largest river of peninsular India has a total length of

(A) 1465 km (B) 1300 km (C) 1290 km (D) 1000 km

Godavari rises near Trimbak plateau of Northern Sahaydri near Nasik (Maharashtra).

Q8. The oldest (in India) fold mountain Aravalli ranges between

(A) Rajasthan and Delhi (B) Udaipur and Jaipur (C) Rajasthan and Agra (D) Rajasthan and Punjab

Mount Abu (5,650 feet [1,722 metres]) is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range.

Q9. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are separated by

(A) 10° Channel (B) Duncan Strait (C) Coco Channel (D) Car Nicobar

Duncan Passage/ Strait —> Little Andaman and South Andaman.

9° Channel —> Kavaratti (Capital of Lakshadweep) and Minicoy Island (Lakshadweep).

8° Channel —> Minicoy and Maldives.

Q10. Total length of the coastline of India is

(A) 5600 km (B) 4500 km (C) 3600 km (D) 6000 km

Nine States share the coastline –> Gujarat > Andhra Pradesh > Tamil Nadu > Maharashtra > Kerala > Odisha > Karnataka > Goa (with Daman, Diu) > West Bengal.

The extent of territorial waters of India is 12 nautical miles (about 22.2 kms). 

Q11. The name ‘Marusthali’ is given to

(A) Decean Trap (B) Thar Desert (C) Meghalaya Plateau (D) Karnataka Plateau

Q12. What is the name of the island which is emerging gradually near the estuary of Ganga?

(A) Sagar Island (B) Gosaba (C) Purbasha (D) Lothian Island

New Moore, also known as South Talpatti and Purbasha Island in Bangladesh, was a small uninhabited offshore sandbar island in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta region. It emerged in the Bay of Bengal in the aftermath of the Bhola cyclone in 1970, and disappeared around March 2010. — Wikipedia

Q13. The place in West Bengal declared by the UN in 1989 as the World Heritage site is

(A) The mangrove forests of Sundarban (B) The terracotta temples of Bankura

(C) The ecosystem of the Darjeeling hills (D) The forests of Jaldapara

It was declared by the UN in 1987.

Q14. Which one of the following is the west flowing river?

(A) Mahanadi (B) Narmada (C) Godavari (D) Krishna

East flowing –> Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri.

West flowing –> Narmada, Tapi.

Q15. Which of the following industrial towns is known as ‘Ruhr of India’?

(A) Asansol (B) Durgapur (C) Burnpur (D) Rourkela

The region is rich in many mineral resources like iron ore, it is called the Ruhr of India, also known as the Mineral Heart Land of India.

Q16. Highest peak of Peninsular India is

(A) Kalsubai (B) Anamudi (C) Mahendragiri (D) Mahabaleswar

Anamudi is located in the Western Ghats range, it rises to 8,842 feet (2,695 metres).

Highest peak of Eastern Ghats is Mahendragiri.

Highest peak of Nilgiris is Dodabeta.

Q17. ln West Bengal the region north of the Ganga is known as

(A)Tanr (B) Bhabar (C) Barind (D) Rarh

It lies in north-east of confluence of the upper Padma (Ganga) & Jamuna and bordered by the floodplains of Mahananda.

Q18. In the areal extent India’s place among the countries of the world is

(A) Second (B) Fourth (C) Fifth (D) Seventh

Russia (17,098,246 km2) > Canada > China > US > Brazil > Australia > India (3,287,263 km2) > Argentina

Q19. The world’s highest gravity dam is

(A) Hirakud (B) Bhakra (C) Mettur (D) Maithon

  • Bhakra dam is on Sutlej river in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Hirakund is the longest river dam in the world. It is in Odisha & located at Hirakund reservoir on Mahanadi.

Q20. The lowermost layer of atmosphere is

(A) Troposphere (B) Stratosphere (C) Ionosphere (D) None of the above

  • Troposphere (0 – 10 km or 6.2 miles or about 33,000 feet) >> || Tropopause || >> Stratosphere (above troposphere to about 50 km [31 miles]; Ozone layer is in Stratosphere) >> || Stratopause || >> Mesosphere (upward to a height of about 85 km [53 miles]) >> || Mesopause || >> Thermosphere (High-energy X-rays and UV radiation from the Sun are absorbed here) >> Exosphere (somewhere between 100,000 km [62,000 miles] and 190,000 km [120,000 miles]).
  • The Ionosphere is not a distinct layer — it is a series of regions in parts of the Mesosphere and Thermosphere. — #Link

Q21. Which of the following area is famous for pearl fishing?

(A) Tuticorin (B) Kandala (C) Kochi (D) Pondicherry

Thoothukudi, also known by its former name Tuticorin, is a port city, a municipal corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu. The city lies in the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. — Wikipedia

Q22. Which one of the following is an inland river?

(A) Pennar (B) Luni (C) Narmada (D) Jamuna

Luni river originates from the Pushkar valley of Aravalli range & ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kuchch in Gujarat.

Q23. Nepanagar is famous for

(A) Honey (B) Copper (C) Newsprint paper mill (D) Contact lens

Nepanagar is an industrial township in Burhanpur district, Madhya Pradesh.

Q24. Pineapple is grown on an extensive scale at

(A) Terai Plain (B) Shillong Plateau (C) Tripura Highland (D) Uttaranchal

Pineapple Agri-export zones in West Bengal –> Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, North Dinajpur.

Q25. Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are ideal places for the development of

(A) Tidal energy (B) Wind energy (C) Solar energy (D) Hydro electricity

Located in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan.

Q26. Laccadive Islands are

(A) Coral Islands (B) Volcanic Islands

(C) Oceanic Islands (D) Elevated part of Submarine edge

Lakshadweep is a tropical archipelago of 36 atolls and coral reefs in the Laccadive Sea, off the coast of Kerala.

Q27. The word ‘Dun’ means

(A) Longitudinal Valley (B) Transverse Valley (C) Lake (D) Peak

Dun lies between Lesser & Outer Himalaya.

Q28. ln the dry regions of West Rajasthan, rainfall is below

(A) 20 cm (B) 30 cm (C) 50 cm (D) 10 cm

The average annual rainfall of West Rajasthan is 29.5cm in 14 rainy days and is the lowest rainfall area in India. The highest and lowest annual total rainfalls in the same period were 72.3cm in 1917 and 3.7cm in 1918 and the 75% dependable rainfall is 22.5cm. —- #Link

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