1. 

Which of the following wind is blowing from the Mediterranean sea to the North Western parts of India?

a

Western disturbances

b

Norwesters

c

Loo

d

Mango showers

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

A Western Disturbance is an extratropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

2. 

Which layer of the earth’s atmosphere contains the ozone layer?

a

Troposphere

b

Mesosphere

c

Ionosphere

d

Stratosphere

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

About 90% of the ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere is found in the region called the Stratosphere. This is the atmospheric layer between 16 and 48 kilometers (10 and 30 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

3. 

Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

a

Pacific Ocean

b

Indian Ocean

c

Atlantic Ocean

d

Arctic Ocean

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia in Pacific Ocean.

4. 

Among the following States, _________has the lowest birth rate in India.

a

Kerala

b

Uttar Pradesh

c

Bihar

d

West Bengal

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Kerala has lowest birth rate 14.7, according to the latest official data. Bihar has highest birth rate.

5. 

_________ is a byproduct of sewage treatment and can be decomposed to produce biogas

a

Sewage

b

Sludge

c

Sewer

d

Scum

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

Biogas is produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic matter, such as manure, MSW, sewage sludge, biodegradable wastes, and agricultural slurry, under anaerobic conditions with the help of microorganism.

6. 

Which one of the following cities of Iraq is located on Tigris river?

a

Baghdad

b

Basra

c

Kirkuk

d

None of thes

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Baghdad is located on the bank of Tigris river.

7. 

The erosional land forms formed by wave erosion is -

a

Spit

b

Beach

c

Cave

d

Barrier island

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The land forms formed by wave erosion is Cave.

8. 

Growing agricultural crops between rows of planted trees is known as -

a

Social forestry

b

Jhum Cultivation

c

Taungya system

d

Community Forestry

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

Taungya forestry is a form of agroforestry system in which short term crops are grown in the early years of the plantation of a woody perennials species in order to utilize the land, control weeds, reduce establishment costs, generate early income and stimulate the development of the woody perennials species.

9. 

A drainage pattern where a river is joined by its tributaries approximately at right angles is ___________.

a

Dendritic

b

Trellis

c

Rectangular

d

Radial

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

A drainage pattern where a river is joined by its tributaries approximately at right angles is Trellis Pattern.

10. 

The core of the earth is also known as ______.

a

Lithosphere

b

Mesosphere

c

Barysphere

d

Centrosphere

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The core of the earth is also known as Barysphere.

11. 

The largest producer of Lac in India is

a

Chhattisgarh

b

Jharkhand

c

West Bengal

d

Gujarat

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

Jharkhand has the largest number of host trees and ranks first in the country for production of Lac.

12. 

A tropical deciduous plant special to the Deccan plateau is

a

Teak

b

Shisam

c

Sandalwood

d

Sal

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :

The Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests in India are an integral part of the Deccan Plateauthat is a large triangular plateau, situated in southern India and sandalwood is a special feature of deccan plateau

13. 

Which river does not form a delta?

a

Ganga

b

Brahmaputra

c

Godavari

d

Tapi

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :

Tapi river does not form a delta, it form an estuary. An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

14. 

Bandhavgarh National Park is located in which State?

a

Maharashtra

b

Madhya Pradesh

c

Gujarat

d

Jharkhand

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the wild life sanctuaries in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India.

15. 

Which is called the "Lake District of India"?

a

Nainital

b

Shimla

c

Gangtok

d

Matheran

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :

Nainital famously referred to as the ’Lake District of India’.

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