TNPSC - Indian Geography MCQ Frequently Asked Questions - 1

1. Among the following Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size?
(a) Pondicherry
(b) Lakshadweep
(c) Daman and Diu
(d) Chandigarh
Answer: (a)

2. The States which have common borders with China are:
1. Jammu and Kashmir
2. Sikkim
3. Arunachal Pradesh
4. Himachal Pradesh
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Answer: (d)

3. The States of India having common border with Myanmar are:
(a) Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam
(c) Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya
(d) Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: (a)

4. The State with the largest area under waste land is:
(a) Gujarat
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Jammu and Kashmir
(d) Rajasthan
Answer: (c)

5. The largest population of Scheduled Tribes is in:
(a) Himachal Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Sikkim
Answer: (b)

6. Ten Degree Channel is between ________
(a) Dover and Calais
(b) Alaska and Russia
(c) Little Andaman and Car Nicobar
(d) North Korea and South Korea
Answer: (c)

7. If the usual rule of calculation of time were applied for the extremes of Gujrat and
Arunachal Pradesh, then approximately time:
(a) at Gujarat would be ahead of that at Arunachal Pradesh by about 3 hours
(b) at Gujarat would be ahead of that at Arunachal Pradesh by about 2 hours
(c) at Arunachal Pradesh would be ahead of that at Gujarat by about 3 hours
(d) at Arunachal Pradesh would be ahead of that at Gujarat by about 2 hours
Answer: (d)

8. ‘Indian Standard Meridian’ passes through the states of UP, MP________
(a) AP and Karnataka
(b) AP and Tamil Nadu
(c) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
(d) Orissa and AP
Answer: (d)

9. The Lakshadweep Islands are situated in ________
(a) Indian Ocean
(b) Arabian Sea
(c) Bay of Bengal
(d) none of these
Answer: (b)

10. The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which one of the following?
(a) Fold mountains
(b) Volcanic mountains
(c) Block mountains
(d) None of these
Answer: (a)

11. The oldest mountains in India according to geographical history are
(a) Satpuras
(b) Nilgiris
(c) Vindhyas
(d) Aravallis
Answer: (d)

12. Which state has smallest land area?
(a) Goa
(b) Nagaland
(c) Sikkim
(d) Tripura
Answer: (a)

13. The climate of India is mainly tropical because ________
(a) of the location of the Himalayas in its North
(b) major part of India lies within the tropics
(c) of the overpowering influence of India Ocean
(d) of the seasonal influence of jet streams
Answer: (a)

14. The two volcanic islands in the Indian territory are ________
(a) Kavaratti and New Moor
(b) Bitra and Kavaratti
(c) Pamban and Barren
(d) Narcondam and Barren
Answer: (d)

15. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(a) Plimsoll Line : India and Afghanistan
(b) Durand Line : India and Myanmar
(c) Macmohan Line : India and Nepal
(d) Radcliffe Line : India and Pakistan
Answer: (d)

16. Duncan Passage is situated between ________
(a) Minicoy and Amindiv
(b) Minicoy and Maldives
(c) Little Andaman and Car Nicobar
(d) South Andaman and Little Andaman
Answer: (d)

17. Which foreign country is closest to Andaman Islands?
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Myanmar
(c) Indonesia
(d) Pakistan
Answer: (b)

18. Which one of the following States shares boundaries with the maximum number of other
States of India ?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Assam
(d) Bihar
Answer: (c)

19. Jharkhand does not share boundary with _______
(a) West Bengal
(b) Orissa
(c) Chhattisgarh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Answe: (d)

20. Which of the following is east of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
(a) Thailand
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Indonesia
(d) All of them
Answer: (c)

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