Indian Geography – Section 2

1. Which of the following is a correct sequence of seaports of India from “South to North”?

(A) Cochin →Thiruvananthapuram→Calicut→Mangalore
(B) Calicut→ Thiruvananthapuram→ Cochin→ Mangalore
(C) Thiruvananthapuram→ Cochin→ Calicut→ Mangalore
(D) Thiruvananthapuram→ Calicut→ Mangalore→ Cochin

Correct Answer: (C) Thiruvananthapuram→ Cochin→ Calicut→ Mangalore

Answer Explanation:
The correct sequence will be Thiruvananthapuram→ Cochin→ Calicut→ Mangalore

2. Which of the following states is the sole producer of agate, chalk, and perlite in India?

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Karnataka
(C) Gujarat
(D) Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: (C) Gujarat

Answer Explanation:
Gujarat is the sole producer of agate, chalk, and perlite and is leading producer of fluorite (concentrate), fireclay, silica sand, lignite, laterite, petroleum and natural gas and bauxite in the country. The state is the sole holder of the country’s resources of perlite, 66% of fluorite, 28% of diatomite, 18% of bentonite and 12% of wollastonite. [Ministry of Mines]

3. Which among the following tributaries of Indus originates from Lake Mansarovar?

(A) Beas
(B) Jhelum
(C) Sutlej
(D) Ravi

Correct Answer: (C) Sutlej

4. Narrow water area attached with a main land in the form of channels, known as “Kayals” are found in which among the following states of India?

(A) Karnataka
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Kerala
(D) Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: (C) Kerala

Answer Explanation:
The Malabar coast has got certain distinguishing features in the form of ‘Kayals’ (backwaters), which are used for fishing, inland navigation
Every year the famous Nehru Trophy Vallamkali (boat race) is held in Punnamada Kayal in Kerala.
Kochchi Port situated at the head of Vembanad Kayal

5. Which among the following rivers originates from the Amarkantak?

(A) Betwa
(B) Mahi
(C) Narmada
(D) Tapti

Correct Answer: (C) Narmada

Answer Explanation:
The Narmada rises in the Amarkantak hills in Madhya Pradesh.
The Tapi rises in the Satpura ranges, in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh.
River Betwa is the tributary of Yamuna and it rises in Vindhya ranges

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