5. Natural Resources Of India Indian Economy Natural Resources

(Land, Forest, Minerals etc.)

1. Where is the Rail-wheel Factory situated ?

(a) Srirangapatna

(b) Gulbarga

(c) Hampi

(d) Yelahanka

2. Which among the following is an international river ?

(a) Brahmaputra

(b) Cauvery

(c) Krishna

(d) Narmada

(e) Mahanadi

3. The Government of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers a ‘National River’ ?

(a) Ganga

(b) Yamuna

(c) Brahmaputra

(d) Kaveri

(e) None of these

4. Gold Mines in India are located mainly at:

(a) Kolar

(b) Raniganj

(c) Jadugoda

(d) Veeranam

(e) None of these

5. The Buckingham Canal, which has been declared a National Waterway of India recently, is a canal running from :

(a) Punjab to Haryana

(b) Mumbai to Goa

(c) Vijayawada to villupuram

(d) Cochin to Kozhikode 

(e) Kanyakumari to Rameshwaram

6. Among the following rivers, which one is the largest?

(a) Godavari 

(b) Krishna 

(c) Narmada

(d) Yamuna

7. Which one of the following is the central theme of the Chipko Movement, started by Sunderlal Bahuguna in 1973 ?

(a) Conservation of river water

(b) Protection of birds

(c)) Protection of cheetals 

(d) Conservation of forests

8. Which one of the following is the highest gravity dam:

(a) Beas Dam

(b) Nangal Dam

(c) Bhakra Dam 

(d) Hirakud Dam,

9. What is the longest irrigation canal India called ?

(a) Yamuna canal

(b) Sirhind canal

(c) Indira Gandhi Canal

(d) Upper Bari Doab Canal 

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10. Nuclear energy is a mineral-based energy source. It is derived from :

(a) Uranium

(b) Thorium

(c) Plutonium 

(d) All of these

11. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India ?

(a) 1940 

(b) 1942

(c) 1952 

(d) 1999

12. Major coalfields of India are located in the river valleyof:

(a) Damodar

(b) Godavari

(c) Mahanadi

(d) Wardha

13. Assertion (A): Chhotanagpur region has the largest reserve of coal in India.

Reason (R): Chhotanagpur is a plateau region.


(a) Both A and R are true and Ris the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but Is Not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

14. In India, the State known for its sandalwood is:

(a) Karnataka

(b) Assam

(c) Kerala

(d) West Bengal

15. The world’s largest Railway Platform is at

(a) Talcher

(b) New York

(c) Kharagpur

(d) None of these

23. The Korba coalfield is located in: 

(a) Orissas

(b) Chhattisgarh 

(c) West Bengal

(d) Assam

24. The national forest policy aims at maintaining how much of the total geographical area under forests:

(a) Half

(b) One-third

(c) One-fourth

(d) One-fifths

25. The minimum forest cover to maintain ecological balance in the plains is:

(a) 25%

(b) 33%

(c) 40%

(d) 50%

26. The ‘Red Data Books’ published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) contains lists of :

1. Economic plant and animal species present in the biodiversity hotspots

2. Threatened plant and animal species

3. Protected sites for conservation of Nature and natural resources in various countries

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 

(d) 3 only

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27. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of proved coal reserves in the Indian States in decreasing order?

(a) Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal

(b) Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal

(c) Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

(d) Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand

28. Which State in India is estimated to have the largest coal reserves in India ?

(a) Bihar 

(b) Jharkhand

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Orissa

29. Where is the Forest Reserve Institute of India located ?

(a) Dehradun 

(b) Bhopal

(c) Lucknow

(d) Delhi

30. Singhbhum is famous for:

(a) Coal

(b) Iron

(c) Copper

(d) Aluminium

31. Sundarbans of Eastern India is an example of:

(a) Forest Ecosystem

(b) Mangrove Ecosystem

(c) Grassland Ecosystem

(d) Marine Ecosystem

32. Which one among the following is a ‘Hot Spot’ for biological diversity in India ?

(a) Western Ghat

(b) Sundarban

(c) Chilka Lagoon

(d) Eastern Ghat

33. The largest river of Peninsular India is

(a) Narmada

(b) Godavari

(c) Mahanadi

(d) Cauvery

34. Match the Dams and the States in which they are situated:

List-I (Dam)                     List-II (State)

A. Tungabhadra              1. Karnataka

B. Lower Bhawani           2. Tamil Nadu

C. Idukki                          3. Kerala

D. Nagarjuna Sagar        4. Andhra Pradesh

Note: All Correct

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