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GEOGRAPHY MATCH POINT

The laccadives are an example of _________ type of islands.

Coral

The Mc Mohan line is a boundary between _______ and _______.


India and China
_________ river is sometimes referred to as Dakshin Ganga.
Godavari
Nagarjunasagar Dam was built on _______ river.
Krishna

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_______ Canal lies on the worlds largest of trade routes connecting


Europe and Far-East.
The Suez.
Uranus takes ______ years to orbit the sun.
84
______ grasses are known as elephant grasses.
Madras harbour is a/an _____ harbour.

Savanna
Artificial

The first river valley project started in India is ______.


Damodar Valley Project.
The Savannas of Orinoco basin are termed as ______.
Llanos
The River Tsangpo flows through _______ before entering India.
Tibet.
The first oil well in the world was drilled at _______.
Pensylvania
The most valuable cashcrop of Brazil is ______.
Coffee.
Pearl Harbour, (the target of Japanese attack on the American fleet) is in
______ Islands
Hawaiian Islands.
Westerly winds blowing through out the year over the oceans of the
southern hemisphere between 40 and 60 latitudes are called ______.
Roaring Forties.
Nahorkatiya oilfields are located in the state of ______.
Assam
Which Indian state occupies the first place in literacy?
Kerala

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Which country assisted India in the launching of her first satellite


Aryabhatta?
Former USSR.
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is situated in the island of ______.
Honshu.
What is called the study of lakes and ponds?
Limnology.
Which planet is known as Earths twin?
Name the highest peak of India

Venus
Mt. Godwin Austin (K2)

The wettest place in the world is Cherrapunji (Assam). The hottest place
is _______.
Azizia (Libya)
In which part of India is Dogri spoken?
Jammu and Kashmir
The seasonal mov ement of people along wit h t heir cat t le in t he
mountains is called ______.
Transhumance
A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses is known as
______.
Isthmus
Podsol is a type of soil which is characteristic of a region under the
cover of _______ forest.
Coniferous
Name the river along which Tokyo is located?
Arokawa

The manufacture of diesel locomotives takes place in _______.


Varanasi
Electric Locomotives are built in __________.
Chittaranjan
Where in India is the CRRI (Central Rice Research Institute) located?
Cuttack
Where is Indias biggest railway marshalling yard located?
Kapurthala
On which planet has a gigantic red spot been discovered?
Jupiter
The Rourkela Steel Plant had been constructed with ______ help.
German
Where is the Cogentrix Thermal Power Project proposed to be set up?
Mangalore
Krivoy Rog, Kerch Peninsula, Magnitogorsk are major producers of ______
in former Soviet Union
Iron Ore
The leading producer of coal in former soviet Union is _______.
Donetz basin
The most important agricultural region of the United States is the _______.
Corn belt
The Hawaiian Islands specialise in the cultivation of ________.
Sugarcane
Narimanam oil field is located in ________ basin.
Cauvery basin

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Where is the Forest Research Institute located.?


Berlin is situated on the river canal ________.

Dehradun
Spree

Pedology is a science of the study of ________.

Soils

Which is called the Land of the Morning Calm?

Korea

Land of Fishermen refers to _______.

Norway.

The river which rises in the Kamarpet hill in Chhotanagpur Plateau of


Jharkhand and called The River of Sorrow is _______.
Damodar.
The National Geophysical Research Institute is located in ________.
Hyderabad.
_______ is known as the Queen of Arabian Sea.
Cochin

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The Smallest Union Territory of India is _______.

Lakshadweep.

________ a famous Indian scientist, played a significant part in the success of the Green Revolution programmes in India.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan.
Blue Mountain (Peak) is located in ________.
Mizoram
The Khasi and Jaintia Hills are located in _______.

Meghalaya

Loktak Lake, a big lake of North-East India is located in _______.


Manipur
Which is the busiest airport of the world?
New York
The Duncan Passage is situated between ______ and _______ islands.
South Andaman and Little Andaman.
With which reference was the biggest ever environmental protest made
by the people against the destructive aspects of development.
Tehri Dam Project.

The country that uses its old name of Helvetia on its postage stamp is
_______.
Switzerland
For which is Kourou city well known?
Satellite launching.
With how many countries India has a common border?
7 (Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Nepal,
Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh)
The ______ river valley is dominated by ravines.
Chambal

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The Tehri dam is being constructed at the confluence of the rivers


_______ and _______.
Bhagirathi and Bhilangana
Which is the animal that the WWF (World Wild Life Fund) has adopted
as its symbol?
Panda.
Some people in Manipur live in houses built on floating islands of weeds
and decaying Vegetation, held together by suspended silt . Such islands
are called ______.
Phoomdis.
Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh is famous for its ______industry. Glass
Which is the most sparsely populated state in India?
Arunachal Pradesh
What is viticulture and where is it generally practised.
The science of growing grapes,
in the Mediterranean region.
The MERCOSUR consists of a group of countries of _______.
Latin America
The state with the maximum number of people living below the poverty
line is _______.
Bihar
How many national water ways are there in India.
5
The Konkan Railway project has been completed in a record time of_____
Years.
-9
According to the 1991 Census, the IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) in India is
_________ per thousand.
70
Which physical regions of India manifests a vegetation spectrum ranging from the Tropical to the Alpine Type?
The Himalayas
The sun always rises in the east because the earth revolves around the
sun from the ________ to the ________.
West, East.
Name the planets which have no moons.
Mercury and Venus

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What is the currency of Thailand?

Baht

What does the take off stage denote in an economy?


It denotes the period when
the steady growth begins.
Name the state that is famous for evergreen sandalwood.
Karnataka
In which countr y is t he Rhur-Complex, a major industrial cent re,
located?
Germany
Which strait divides Europe from Africa?
Gibraltar
The plateau, which has an average elevation of about 4 kilometres above
the sea level is the _______ plateau.
Tibetan
Indias largest industrial cluster is located in and around _______.
Ahmedabad-Vadodara

What is the mean density of the earth?


Which is the densest planet in the solar system?

5.5 g/cc
Jupiter

The process of the disintegration of rocks without a change occurring in


their chemical composition is called _______.
Exfoliation
The tropical cyclones often follow the direction of movement from ______
to _______.
East to West
The Malanjhand copper mines are located in the state of ______.
Madhya Pradesh
(now in Chhattisgarh)
The asteroids or planetoids circle between ______ and ______.
Mars, Jupiter
The state with the lowest literacy rate among women is ________.
Rajasthan
What is the average time interval between two successive high and low
tides
24 hours and 52 minutes
On which date does the thermal equator coincide with the Tropic of
Cancer?
21st June
Name the capital city of Somalia
Mogadishu
Which Indian state is the smallest in terms of area?
Goa

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The daily weather map showing isobars is an example of a/an ______


map.
Isopleth
The average salinity of sea water is ________.
35
The variety of coal in which the deposit contains recognizable traces of
the original plant material is ________.
peat.
What is condensation?
Change of vapour into liquid.
The bright heavenly body with a long luminous tail is called a _______.
Comet
The time required for moonlight to reach the earth is ______ seconds.
1.3
The geostationary orbit is at a height of ______ km.
36,000

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What is the local time of a place known with reference to?


Its longitudinal position.
The winds getting deflected due to the rotation of the earth are termed as
________.
Geostrophic winds.
The Atmospheric humidity is measured by means of the _______.
Psychrometer.
What is the tide at its maximum height known as?
Spring Tide
The region that specializes in the cultivation of citrus fruits is the _______
region.
Mediterranean.
Port Louis is the capital of _________.
Mauritius.
Natural gas is a mixture of _______ and ________.
The largest entreport of the world is ________.

butane, propane.
Singapore

The first district in India to have telephones in all its villages is _______.
Dakshin Kannada
Which is known as the humans most useful tree?
Teak

The lunar eclipse takes place on a _______ moon.


The largest island in the Indian ocean is _________.
The largest river delta of India is of the river _______.

Full moon.
Madagascar.
Ganga

The artificial lake Govind Sagar is in the state ________.


Himachal Pradesh
The number of states in India is ________.
28

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The state that is the main producer of Tendu leeves in India is ________.
Madhya Pradesh
The first shore-based steel plant in India is in ________.
Vishakhapatnam.
The first large-scale jute mill in India was established at ________.
Rishra
The Indian state that is the largest in terms of area is _________.
Rajasthan
Name the three groups of tribals which live exclusively in Meghalaya?
Garos, Khasis and Jaintias
Where is the Korba Super Thermal Power Station, the largest in the
country, located?
Chhattisgarh
Name the river on which the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam has been built?
Cauveri.
Where in India is the Integral Coach Factory located.
Perambur.
To which country does Greenland the largest island in the world
belong?
Denmark.
Cuttack is located on the banks of the river .
Mahanadi
The continent referred to as Dark Continent is ______.

Africa

To which country would the title garden in the desert refer?


Ethiopia
A narrow stretch of sea connecting two extensive areas of sea is called a
_______.
Strait
The worlds largest port is _________.
New York/New Jersey

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Indias fastest train is the Shatabdi Express between ______ and ______.
New Delhi and Jhansi
Organisms that live in the soil are refered to as _______.
terricolous
Worlds largest solar power plant is located in _______.
Majave Desert, USA.
The continent through which the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and the
Tropic of Capricorn pass, is _______.
Africa
The shipping canal that connects the North Sea and the Baltic sea is
called the _______.
Kiel Canal
Sriharikota, and import ant unit of t he Indian Space Resear ch
Organisation, is located in the state of ________.
Andhra Pradesh
According to 1991 census the % of literacy in India is about _______.
52%
The number of officially recognised languages in India is _______.
18

Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is located in ________ state.

Kerala

The highest gravity dam in India is the ________ dam

Bhakra

The most typical Australian tree which sheds its bark instead of leaves
is ________.
Eucalyptus.
The strait that separates Tasmania from the mainland of Australia is
_______.
Bass strait
The Debris of fragments of rock material brought down with the move
ment of a glacier is called _______.
Moraine
River Rhine of Europe drains into the _________.
North Sea

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Neyveli power project is a ______ power project.

Thermal.

Name the mountain that separates France and Spain.

Pyrenees.

Milan, Turin and Genoa industrial triangle is in the country of _______.


Italy
Canals serve as passage of communication in the city of ______ in Italy
Venice.
The highest navigable lake in the world is ________.
Titicaca.
Moho discontinuity refers to a discontinuity between the ______ and ______
layers of the earth.
Sima, Mantle.
Mt. Dhaulagiri, one among the high peaks of Himalayas, lies in the
country of _______.
Nepal
The great one horned Indian Rhino is found in _______ Game Sanctuary.
Kaziranga
The Rhur of India is ________ Valley region.
Damodar
An important gas in the atmosphere that absorbs suns ultraviolet rays is
_______.
Ozone.
Inversion of temperature refers to ________ in temperature with height.
increase
Yercaud, a hill station of South India, is situated on the ______ hills
Shevaroy Hills
Rihand Valley Project is located in the State of ______.
Uttar Pradesh
Boll-Weevil is a pest that attacks the _______ crop.
cotton

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The desert regions of the world occupy about ______ part of the land
surface of the earth.
1/3
The ______ route is the busiest ocean route of the world.
North Atlantic
The ________ railway is the largest railway route in the world.
Trans-Siberian
The point below the surface where an earthquake originates is called
______.
Focus
Schist is the metamorphic equivalent of _______.
Shale
Doldrum is an area of ________ pressure.

low

MachKund Hydroelectric Project is a joint venture of the Andhra Pradesh


and ______ states.
Orissa.
Atlantic and Pacific oceans are connected by _______ canal.
Panama
The _______ mountains crossing the Great Plains and the _____ Sea

further south separate Europe from Asia


Ural, Caspian
The _______ river in Europe has the largest volume of traffic.
Rhine
Suez Canal was completed in the year _______.
1869
Zuari and Mandovi are navigable Indian rivers in the state of _______.
Goa
The Pacific terminal of Trans-Siberian Railway is _______.
Vladivostok
The Sea that separates Greece and Italy is _______.
The Adriatic

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The only port in erstwhile Soviet Union, that is ice free throughout the
year is _______.
Murmansk
The biggest railway junction in the United States is _________.
Chicago
Western Gateway to the United States is ________.
San Francisco
The National Highway 1 connects Delhi to _________.

Amritsar

The deepest land locked and protected port in India is _______.


Vishakhapatnam
Venice of the East is the name given to _______.
Bangkok
Which is the largest island of the Philippines?

Luzon

The Buckingham Canal runs through the state of ________ and _______.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
The finest natural harbour in India is ________.
Bombay
Which country is known as the Cockpit of Europe?
Which country is known as the Emerald Isle?
_______ Canal is gateway to the Pacific
______ islands are the Cross roads of the Pacific.

Belgium
Ireland
Panama
Hawaiian

Tin Bigha corridor is an issue between India and ______.


Bangladesh
The National Institute of Oceanography is located at _______.
Goa
The Internationally recognised scale for describing wind speed is ________
scale.
The Beaufort Scale
In winter the Eskimos of the Tundra region live in _________.
Igloos
Fohn is a local wind of the country _________.
Switzerland

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The 90 East Ridge lies in the __________ Ocean.

Indian

Imaginary lines connecting places in oceans having equal salinity are


called ________.
Isohalines.
The sea with one of the highest salinities in the world is ____________.
The Dead Sea
The inclination of the earths axis to its plane of orbital is _______.
66
What is the wind system in the equatorial areas known as?
Trade winds
The constituent of the atmosphere that causes the greatest changes in
weather and climate is _______.
Water vapour

What are clouds showing a vertical development called?


Cirrocumulus
The rock that gets transformed into marble is ______.
Limestone
When a river carrying a load enters the sea, it deposits much of the
material offshore, resulting in the formation of a/an _______.
Atoll
The country that celebrates Christmas in the summer season is _______.
Australia
With what type of region are volcanoes and earthquakes associated?
Faulted and folded regions
The type of soil that has a marked capacity to retain water is the ______.
Regur soil
The planet of the solar system that spins at the fastest rate is ______.
Jupiter
Who are the Fellahins?
Farmers of the Nile Valley

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What is the Richter scale used for measuring?


Intensity of earthquakes
What is the capacity of a rock to allow water to pass through it called?
Permeability
The Central Building Research Institute is located at ______.
Roorkee
The biggest Indian port is at _______.
Mumbai
What does the term certified seed denote?
Seeds approved by the
National Seeds Corporation
The word monsoon is derived from the _______ word ________.
Arabic; mausim
The castes of Lingayats and Okkaligas are associated with the state of
_______.
Karnataka
Soft wood trees are mostly found growing in ________ forests.
Coniferous
The country that is the largest supplier of meat in the world is ________.
Argentina
The nuclear power plant that provides power mainly for agriculture is
located at ________.
Narora
Name the union government agency that is responsible for the mapping
and exploration of minerals _________.
The GSI (Geological Survey of India)
The international airport in Tamil Nadu is ________.
Meenambakkam
The longest passenger rail route in India connects Jammu Tawi with
_____.
Kanyakumari
Nhava Sheva, a major Indian port, is in the state of _______.
Maharashtra
The saltiest sea in the world is ________.
Dead Sea

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Which of the following is the worlds largest lake?


Caspian Sea

Teak and sal represent the principal trees in the forests called ______.
Tropical moist deciduous
Pastaz is the name of temperate grasslands found in _______.
Hungary
The Elephant Pass is located in ________.
Sri Lanka
Which of the following does the Kiel Canal link?
North Sea and Baltic Sea
The largest archipelago in the world is ________.
Indonesia

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New Moore Island is situated in the ________.

Bay of Bengal

The strait that separates Asia from North America is _______.


The Strait of Gibraltar
The strait connecting the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea is
Palk Strait
What does large-scale deforestation result in?
Large-scale soil erosion
The most important means of irrigation in Tamil Nadu is ______.
Canals
The soil that is the most suitable for the cultivation of tea is _____ soil.
Laterite
Vidyasagar Setu, Indias longest cable stayed bridge, is built across the
river _______.
Hooghly
The construction of the Sunkosh multipurpose hydroelectric project is a
cooperative effort between India and _______.
Bhutan
The longest dam in India is the ________ dam.
Hirakud
The Himalayan mount ain syst em belongs t o t he ________ t ype of
mountains.
Fold
Around which of the following mountains does the river Brahmaputra
turn into India?
Namcha Barwa
The _________ forms the western boundary of the Indian subcontinent.
Hindukush
The Konkan coast stretches between Goa and _____.
Daman

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The Siachen glacier is in ________.

Ladakh

The retreating monsoons exercise the most effect on the state of ______.
Tamil Nadu
In which months do the retreating monsoons cause rainfall?
October and November
Which of the following is the smallest Indian UT (Union Territory)?
Lakshadweep
The state that is on the easternmost part of India is _______.
Arunachal Pradesh
The great Indian bustard is found in the state of ________.
Rajasthan.
In which country will you find the Mansarovar lake?
China
The country that is famous for its pyramids is _______.

Egypt

Most of the worlds requirement of newsprint is supplied by the __________


type of forest belt.
Coniferous
New York is situated on the bank of the river ________.
Hudson

The first stage in the formation of coal is represented by the type ________.
Peat
The Maikal range is situated in the state of _______.
Madhya Pradesh
The important line that divides India quite neatly into two climatic
regions is _______.
The Tropic of Cancer
The Himalayan rivers are called _______ because they have water all the
year round.
Perennial
The Salal hydroelectric project is in ________.
Jammu & Kashmir

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The 1991 census had put Indias total population at ____ million.

844

Mesopotamia is the former name of what is now called ________.


Iraq
Volcanoes that are not currently active but have the potential of future
eruptions are called ____________ volcanoes.
Dormant
Next to Iran, which of the following is the largest manufacturer of
carpets?
India
What has been named as the Ocean of Storms?
A waterless area on the moons surface
What is Rome also known as?
The City of Seven Hills
Which country is referred to as the playground of Europe?
Switzerland
Where are the Negritos, the earliest arrivals in India, mainly to be found
no w?
Andaman Islands
The forces responsible for movements of the earths crust, the eruption
of volcanoes and the causing of earthquakes are called ____.
Tectonic forces
What are collective farms of the Ukraine region known as?
Kolkhozes
The Indian state with the maximum number of borders with other
Indian states is _______.
Madhya Pradesh
There will be continuous daylight at the south pole during the _______.
Winter solstice
The longest railway platform in India is at ________.
Sonepur

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Which country leads the world in wool production?


What percentage of the globe is covered by water?
What are sun spots?

Australia
71%

Dark patches on the surface of the sun

A narrow inlet of sea between cliffs or steep slopes, particularly associated with Scandinavia, is called a/an ______.
Fjord
What is the boundary line between Pakistan and Afghanistan called?
Durand Line
Lines drawn on a map linking places having the same atmospheric
pressure are called _______.
Isobars
A reversal in the direction of wind, with the change of seasons, is a
characteristic feature of the ________.
Monsoon regions
Natural vegetation that is marked by pine, fir and spruce trees would
denote _______ forests.
Coniferous

The Rhine is the busiest inland waterway of Europe, primarily because


Its course is never frozen throughout the year
What is the Brandenburg Gate?
The main gate between East and West Berlin
Trees with sharp, needle-like leaves are typical of _____________ forests.
Coniferous
What is the white liquid obtained from rubber trees called?
Latex

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What does transhumance refer to?


Seasonal migration of people with their cattle
A line on a map connecting points receiving equal amounts of sun
shine is called an _______.
Isohel
The area of ocean falling beyond the territorial waters of any nation is
termed _______.
High seas
Isohyets are lines on maps joining places having equal
Rainfall
What was Ghana called prior to her independence?

Gold Coast

Lines on maps linking places of equal altitude are named as _______.


Contours
The length of the shadow of a specific structure at noon would be the
same all through the year only at the ________.
Equator
Where is the Tulu language spoken?
Karnataka
Identify the planet that is the giant among all others.

Jupiter

Fog characterized by large particles of moisture is called _______.


Mist
The __________ t ype of fog is t he one commonly occur ring along t he
seacoasts.
Advection
Barkhans are formed as a result of _______.
Winds
The approximate equatorial circumference of the earth is _____.
40,000 km
The second-most populous nation in the world is ______.
India

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What is the type of rock formed by loose and broken fragments of preexisting rocks?
Sedimentary rocks
The equatorial rain forests of Brazil are known as the _______.
Selvas
Prairies refer to extensive treeless tracts covered with tall coarse grass
found in _______.
North America
Carbonaceous rocks that produce coal and oil belong to the category named
_______.
Sedimentary
The worlds leading ship-building nation is ________.
Japan
The point on the surface directly above the focus, i.e. the point of origin,
of an earthquake is called its ________.
Epicentre
What is the Beaufort scale used to measure?
Wind velocity
Monsoons that alternately blow from the sea to the land and from the
land to the sea for a period of six months each are called _______.
Periodical winds
__________ is the worlds greatest silk producer.
Japan
The retreating monsoons blow in a northeasterly direction over ________.
The Bay of Bengal

The term midnight sun refers to the sun shining in the _______ and
_______ circles.
Arctic, Antarctic
Gold and silver are both extracted from _____ rocks.
Igneous
The country with the worlds largest diamond mines as well as highest
gold production is _____.
South Africa
A cyclone occurs when there is ____ pressure in the centre and _______
pressure all around it.
Low; high
A cyclone in t he nor t her n hemispher e would mov e in an _______
direction.
anticlockwise
Doldrums refer to the areas that lie between the latitudes 5 to the north
and south of the ______.
Equator
The worlds largest tin producer is ______.
Malaysia

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Simoon is a hot and dry wind blowing in the Sahara and ______.
The Arabian Desert
The worlds largest producer of synthetic rubber is ______.
The USA
Which country is the worlds largest jute producer?
Bangladesh
Clouds that stem from a uniform base and extend like a dark grey sheet
from one side of the horizon to the other are called ____.
Stratus clouds
The worlds leading sugarcane grower is _______.
Cuba
Which country has the highest yield per hectare of sugarcane in the
world?
Hawaii
The method mostly used for mining iron ore and limestone is _______.
Opencast mining
The Damodar Valley, Inner Mongolia and Pennsylvania are all important mining centres of ______.
Coal
Sink holes are a phenomenon of ______ regions.
Limestone or Karst
Coal, being an organic sedimentary rock formed from the remains of
plants, is often described as ______ fuel.
Fossil
Next to oil, the most important mineral produced from the sea is ______.
Gas
Stalagmites and stalactites are features of the ______ regions.
Karst (or limestone) regions
Areas, where grasses and twisted shrubs are grown, are called ______.
Moorlands
Who are the Bantus?
Negroes of southern and central Africa

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The Todas are a tribe living in ________.

The Nilgiris

The Bedouins refer to nomadic people of _______ desert.


Which industry is Plymouth in the UK famous for?

Sahara

Shipbuilding

Maoris is the term used to refer to the original inhabitants of ______.


New Zealand
The worlds largest silver producer is ______.
Mexico
The worlds largest newsprint producer is _______.
The worlds biggest ocean is the __________ ocean.
__________ is the deepest lake in the world.

Canada
Pacific
Lake Baikal

Hyetology refers to the study of ________.


Rainfall
Meteorology may best be described as the study of _______.
Atmosphere
The highest of all plateaus in the world is the __________ plateau.
Tibetan
The largest city founded on the river Ravi is _______.
Lahore
The state in the world occupying the smallest area is ______.
Vatican City
What was Japan formerly known as?
Nippon

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On which river is Warsaw, the capital of Poland, situated?

Vistula

Which of the following cities has the largest zoo in India?

Calcutta
Jawahar Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Gandhi Sagar dams are all constructed on the river _______.
Chambal
With which of the rivers is the Sardar Sarovar project associated?
Narmada
The Machkunda hydroelectric project is a joint venture of the states of
_____ and _____.
Orissa, Andhra Pradesh
The Green Revolution in India has been the most successful in the case
of ______ and ______.
Rice, wheat
The famous Trimurti statue with the faces of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
is found in the _____________ caves.
Ellora
The major proportion of agricultural land in India is under _______ crops.
Food
The Indian state that is the largest producer of large cardamom is ______.
Sikkim
The winter rains in Madras are caused by the ______ monsoons.
Northeast
Name the scientist who was associated with the success of the Green
Revolution in India.
Norman Borlaug
Miner al deposit s on t he ocean-f loor are char act er ized by the
occurrence of ____.
Manganese nodules
What was Ethiopia earlier known as?
Abyssinia

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Rubber plantations in India are located mostly in _______ and _______.


Kerala, Karnataka
The tobacco cultivated in Gujarat is mostly used for the manufacture of
_____.
Beedi
In India, the maximum edible oil is produced from _____.
Groundnut
India ranks the _____ in the world, in terms of annual milk production.
First
The State called the granary of India is _______.
Punjab
The State leading the others in the production of marine fisheries is
______.
Kerala
The largest producer of fresh water fish in India is the state of ____.
West Bengal

The type of climate most suited for the cultivation of spices in India is
_____.
Hot and moist
Name the canal that irrigates a portion of the Thar desert.
Indira Gandhi Canal
Which region is known as the rice bowl of India?
The Krishna-Godavari delta
The most fertile milk-producing breed of goat in India is named as ______.
Beetal
Which species constitutes the largest livestock, in terms of number, in
India?
Goats
The country also known as the land of golden fleece is _______.
Australia
In India, the density of cattle population per 100 hectares of gross cropped
area is the highest in _______.
Haryana
In the Gulf of Kutch, a coral land is used for nesting green turtles,
which is called ______.
Bhydar
Which state is famous for the cultivation of rubber, coconut and black
pepper?
Kerala
The city that is also referred to as the city of palaces is _______.
Calcutta
Which city is known as the golden city?
Johannesburg

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The Roaring Forties refer to the ______ winds in the southern hemisphere.
westerly
The deepest mine in India is located in _______.
Kolar
Petroleum was first discovered in India at _______.
Uranium mines in India are located in ______.

Digboi
Jaduguda

Which radioactive mineral is abundantly found in the beach sands of


coastal Kerala?
Monazite
The petroleum refinery at Koyali is located in state of ______.
Gujarat
For what are the Zawar mines of Udaipur justly famous?
Zinc

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In which state of India is the largest bauxite plant in Asia located?


Orissa
Where is the natural energy of hot springs, i.e. geothermal energy, used
to produce power?
Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh
Solar energy has been put to practical use in ______.
Rajasthan
The state accounting for the maximum quantity of asbestos in India is
______.
Rajasthan
Diamond mines in India are chiefly located in ______.
Panna
The oil-bearing areas in India are mostly associated with _________ rocks.
Sedimentary
Where is Indias oldest oil refinery located?
Digboi
In which State is the Corbett National Park located?
Which country in the world has the most cattle?

Uttaranchal
India

Black Sea is bounded by six countries. Can you name them?


Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey,
Bulgaria and Romania.

What percentage of the earths surface is covered by oceans?


Over 70% (approximately)
Indias southernmost tip Indira Point was formerly known as
Pygmalion Point or Parsons Point
The Indian State with the longest coastline
Gujarat
The earth has the shape of a slightly flattened sphere, with an equatorial ______ of 6,378 km
radius
The largest of the asteroids is named:
Ceres

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Andes

The longest mountain range is:

Greenland

Kalaatdit Nunaat is known to us as:

Lake Victoria

The source of river Nile

The Dead Sea lies on the border between which two countries?
Israel and Jordan
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in
Africa
Kolleru (AP)

The largest freshwater lake in India

million million

A light year equals 9.5 _______ km

Ice Age

Glacial Period is also called:

7 min 31 sec

The longest possible solar eclipse


What are the deepest parts of the oceans called?

Ocean trenches
The four main ethnic groups are Negroid, Australoid, Mongloid and
Caucasoid
Is Georgia a state or an independent country?
Both. A state in USA and
a republic near Turkey
Where do the two branches of the Nile the White Nile and the Blue Nile
- meet?
At Khartoum (Sudan)
The highest point in the Alps
Mont Blanc

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No earthquake higher than _____ on the Richeter scale has been


recorded
8.9
The country that is the worlds largest archipelago
Indonesia
Infant Mortality Rate is the number of deaths of children below ______
per 1000 of the population?
One year
The canal that links the Caribbean Sea to the Gulf of Mexico.
Yucatan Channel
Who discovered Lake Ngami in 1849 and the Victoria Falls in 1855?
David Livingstone
The Richter scale is used in measuring
energy released by earthquakes
The planets that have no moons?
Mercury and Venus
Which is the worlds busiest port?

Rotterdam-Europort

Which star is called the Dog Star?

Sirius

There are more than 7000 islands in the ______ archipelago.


Philippines
The length of river Indus is the same as ______ that of the
Brahmaputra. It is _______ km.
2900

Which canal links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?

Panama

______ deserts make up only a fifth of the worlds deserts. The rest are
covered by small stones or just bare rock.
Sand
The average temperature at the South Pole?
-50 C
What do meteorologists call a thundercloud?

Cumulonimbus

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