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Online Geography Quiz Set No - 47

Geography questions have been taken from previous years question papers of different competitive examinations such SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, CDS, NDA, Bank, State PSC, Railways, MAT, CAT, etc.

461) Which of the following soils is best suited for cotton?
A) Regur
B) Alluvial
C) Red
D) Clayey

462) Which of the following characteristics is not true of alluvial soils?
A) These vary from sandy loam to clay in texture
B) These are generally rich in phosphorus but poor in potash
C) These are usually fine grained
D) These are by far the most fertile

463) Of the following statements about the major soil types, the incorrect one is :
A) alluvial soils are easy to plough
B) red soils are rich in phosphorus, nitrogen and lime content
C) laterite is typically a soil of tropical regions which receive heavy seasonal rainfall
D) black soil is highly retentive of moisture and very productive

464) On the basis of the process of their formation, which of the following soils is formed differently from the other three?
A) Khadar
B) Bhangar
C) Bhabar
D) Regur

465) Peaty soil is found in :
A) Kerala
B) Kashmir
C) Assam
D) Gujarat

466) Which of the following is the most important factor in soil formation?
A) Relief
B) Climate
C) Natural vegetation
D) Rock cover

467) Which of the following is/are methods of checking soil erosion? (1) Strip cropping, (2) Contour ploughing, (3) Use of irrigation and fertilisers, (4) Terrace farming.
A) 1 and 2
B) 3 and 4
C) 2, 3 and 4
D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

468) In which of the following ways can soil be conserved? (1) Contour ploughing, (2) Terracing, (3) Shifting cultivation, (4) Crop rotation.
A) 1, 2 and 4
B) 2, 3 and 4
C) 2 and 4
D) 1 and 3

469) Winter rains in North and North-West India are generally associated with the phenomenon of:
A) retreating monsoon
B) temperate cyclones
C) local thunderstorms
D) shift in jet stream movement

470) Sal is a very important tree of:
A) Tropical dry deciduous forest
B) Tropical rain forest
C) Thorn forest
D) Alpine forest