Natural Resources and Industries in Indian Geography Set - 3 Multiple Choice Questions

Natural Resources and Industries in Indian Geography Set - 3 MCQs

Question 1.

Consider the following statements:
1. Gondwana coal is a laminated, bituminous coal.
2. Gondwana coal is completely free from moisture, sulphur and phosphorus.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A.

 1 only

B.

 2 only

C.

 Both 1 and 2

D.

 Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation :

Gondwana coal is a laminated, bituminous coal. The Gondwana coal is a laminated bituminous coal within which dull and bright layers alternate. This coal is almost free from moisture but it contains variable quantities of sulphur and phosphorous. In general, Gondwana coal is good steam or gas coal. This is also known as metallurgical coal.

Question 2.

The total number of refinery working in Assam is/are

A.

 One

B.

 Two

C.

 Three

D.

 Four

Explanation :

Digboi Refinery in 1901, Noonmati in Guwahati in 1962, Dhaligaon near Bongaigaon, 1962 Numaligarh, Golaghat district 1999.

Question 3.

Which of the following statements are true with respect to iron ore?
I. Limestone and coal are important for smelting iron ore
II. More than 20% of the world iron ore deposits are in India
III. Odisha and Jharkhand top in the production of iron ore
IV. Iran is the largest buyer of Indian iron ore

A.

 I, II and III

B.

 II and III

C.

 III and IV

D.

 II, III and IV

Explanation :

The following statements that are true with respect to iron ore are Limestone and coal are important for smelting iron ore, More than 20% of the world iron ore deposits are in India and Odisha and Jharkhand top in the production of iron ore.

Question 4.

India is the largest tea producing country in the world. It is grown in which of the following states mainly?

A.

 Punjab

B.

 Haryana

C.

 Bihar

D.

 Assam

Explanation :

India is the largest tea producing country in the world. It is grown in Assam mainly. Assam produces the largest volume of tea in India. Assam Tea is known for its body, bright color rich flavor and aroma. Tea estates of Assam are world’s largest tea growing region, grown in the lowlands of Assam in the valley of the Brahmaputra river.

Question 5.

Gujarat is the largest producer of salt in India because

A.

 It has extensive dry coast

B.

 Its coastal waters are very saline

C.

 It has extensive shallow

D.

 Besides producing salt from saline water, it has reserves of rock salt

Explanation :

Gujarat lies in sub tropical high pressure zone towards west India. It is characterized by semi - arid & arid conditions. The coastal zone of the state remains dry during most part of the year. Hence, salt production is high.