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Westbengal Geography Questions

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  1. Female literacy rate is lowest in ___ district of West Bengal—-

(A) Bankura

(B) Uttar Dinajpur

(C) Purulia

(D) Malda

Ans: (C) Purulia. (50.52%)

  1. The Government of West Bengal introduced democratic elections to the local bodies in——

(A) 1977

(B) 1978

(C) 1979

(D) 1980

Ans: (D) 1980.

  1. Laterite soils in West Bengal are found in

(A) Jalpaiguri

(B) Bankura

(C) Darjeeling

(D) North 24-Parganas

Ans:(B) Bankura.

  1. The East Calcutta Wetlands have been declared as a

(A) Ramsar Site

(B) Biosphere Reserve

(C) Reserve Forest

(D) National Park

Ans:(A) Ramsar Site.

  1. Pneumatophores are

(A) Pneumonia victims of Sundarbans

(B) Marshy areas of Sundarbans

(C) Stems of Sundari trees

(D) Breathing roots of mangroves

Ans:(D) Breathing roots of mangroves.

  1. Kolkata Metropolitan Area is a

(A) Homogeneous region

(B) Formal region

(C) Functional region

(D) Natural region

Ans:(C) Functional region.

  1. East Calcutta wetlands is a unique system where

(A) Sewage and waste water of Kolkata is used for fishery development

(B) Tanneries are ideally located

(C) Unutilised marshes dominate the landscape

(D) Salt encrusted weed flats exist

Ans:(C) Unutilised marshes dominate the landscape.

  1. India’s dispute over sharing of water with Bangladesh arises out of the distribution of water from

(A) Maithon Dam

(B) Farakka Barrage

(C) Durgapur Barrage

(D) Brahmaputra River

Ans:(B) Farakka Barrage.

  1. Sundarban was declared a ‘World Heritage Site’ because of its

(A) Prawn Culture

(B) Royal Bengal Tigers

(C) Tidal bores

(D) Mangrove Forests and Bio-diversity

Ans:(D) Mangrove Forests and Bio-diversity.

  1. In West Bengal silk industry is found in————

(A) Purulia

(B) Cooch Behar

(C) Murshidabad

(D) Hooghly

Ans:(C) Murshidabad.

  1. The South-Eastern part of the Bengal delta is undergoing

(A) Upheaval

(B) Folding

(C) Faulting

(D) Subsidence.

Ans:(A) Upheaval.

  1. Largest delta in the world is

(A) Ganga Delta

(B) Mississipi Delta

(C) Irrawaddy Delta

(D) Godavari Delta

Ans:(A) Ganga Delta.

  1. Total number of districts in West Bengal at present is – –

(A) 18

(B) 23

(C) 17

(D) 16

Ans:(B) 23

  1. Farakka Barrage has been constructed—-

(A) To increase the flow water in river Hooghly.

(B) To generate hydro-electric power

(C) To irrigate agricultural lands

(D) None of the above

Ans:(A) To increase the flow water in river Hooghly.

  1. Chittaranjan in West Bengal is well known for its—

(A) Fertiliser plant

(B) Locomotive works

(C) Iron and Steel industry

(D) None of the above

Ans:(B) Locomotive works(26 Jan 1950, Paschim Bardhaman)

  1. Among the districts of West Bengal, according to 2001 census data sex ratio is lowest in

(A) Kolkata

(B) Purulia

(C) Hooghly

(D) Uttar Dinajpur

Ans:(A) Kolkata.

  1. In West Bengal SEZ was planned

(East Midnapore)

(A) Around Medinipur

(B) Around Jhargram

(C) Around Nandigram

(D) Around Haldia

Ans:(C) Around Nandigram.

  1. Highest population growth rate in West Bengal, according to 2001 census is found in

(A) Malda

(B) Uttar Dinajpur

(C) Dakshin Dinajpur

(D) South 24-Parganas

Ans:(B) Uttar Dinajpur.

  1. ‘Sundarbans’ in West Bengal has been declared World Heritage site in

(A) 1999

(B) 1987

(C) 1979

(D) 1969

Ans:(B) 1987.

  1. The soil of Bankura district is

(plateau region)

(A) Podzolic

(B) Alluvial

(C) Lateritic

(D) Silty

Ans:(C) Lateritic.

  1. River Ganga flows into the sea through

(A) An estuary

(B) A delta

(C) A bird’s foot estuary

(D) None of the above

Ans:(B) A delta.

  1. In West Bengal Plantation Agriculture is found in

(A) Malda district

(B) Darjeeling district

(C) Bankura district

(D) Howrah district

Ans: (B) Darjeeling district.

  1. People of the Sundarbans derives livelihood basically from

(Non-timber forest products)

(A) Rain-fed monocropping

(B) Tourism

(C) Fishing

(D) Construction of barrages and embankments

Ans:(C) Fishing.

  1. In the east of West Bengal lies

(A) Assam and Bangladesh

(B) Bihar and Jharkhand

(C) Sikkim and Bhutan

(D) Orissa and Jharkhand

Ans:(A) Assam and Bangladesh.

  1. Tropical evergreen forests are found in West Bengal

(200 cm rain, Sundarban)

(A) Below 1000 mt.

(B) 1000 to 1500 mt.

(C) 1500 to 3000 mt.

(D) Above 3000 mt

Ans:(A) Below 1000 mt.

  1. Haldia is a centre for

(Purba Medinipur)

(A) Petro-Chemical Industries

(B) Deep sea fishing

(C) Iron & Steel Industries

(D) Engineering Industries

Ans:(A) Petro-Chemical Industries.

  1. The most ideal region for cultivation of Tea in West Bengal is

(A) Malda

(B) Jalpaiguri

(C) Darjeeling

(D) Cooch Bihar

Ans:(C) Darjeeling. (150-300 cm rain, 20°-30°C)

  1. Rainfall in West Bengal occurs due to summer monsoon by

(S-W Monsoon)

(A) Arabian sea current

(B) Bay of Bengal current

(C) Retreating monsoon

(D) Western Disturbances

Ans:(B) Bay of Bengal current.

  1. Chittaranjan in West Bengal is well known for its

(26 Jan 1950, P. Bardhaman)

(A) Fertilizer Plant

(B) Iron & Steel Industries

(C) Locomotive Works

(D) Cement factory

Ans:(C) Locomotive Works.

  1. Which Iron and Steel Plant is called “Rurh of India” ?

(A) Bhilai

(B) Durgapur

(C) Rourkela

(D) Jamshedpur

Ans:(B) Durgapur. (1959, UK, SAIL, P. Bardhaman)

  1. Cyclones of Bay of Bengal are studied with the help of

(shape of Earth’s surface)

(A) Topographical Maps

(B) Satellite Imageries


(D) Oxford Atlas

Ans:(A) Topographical Maps.

  1. Farakka Barrage has been constructed

(1961-72, Murshidabad)

(A) To increase the flow of water in Hooghly river.

(B) To generate hydroelectric power.

(C) To irrigate agricultural fields.

(D) None of the above.

Ans:(A) To increase the flow of water in Hooghly river.

  1. Among West Bengal’s districts, the lowest human development index is recorded for

(A) Malda

(B) Purulia

(C) Murshidabad

(D) Birbhum

Ans:(A) Malda.

  1. In West Bengal foothill region of the Himalayas is known as

(A) Terai and Duars

(B) Barind

(C) Diara

(D) Bagri

Ans:(A) Terai and Duars.

  1. Literacy rate of West Bengal in 2001 Census is –

(76.26 in 2011)

(A) 57%

(B) 75%

(C) 64.84%

(D) 60.79%

Ans:(C) 64.84%

  1. Female literacy rate of West Bengal in 2001 Census is

(2011 – 70.54 %)

(A) 59.61 %

(B) 53.67%

(C) 43.8%

(D) 50.5%

Ans:(A) 59.61 %

  1. East Kolkata Wetlands has been declared as a—

(19th Aug, 2002)

(A) World Heritage site

(B) Ramsar site

(C) Biodiversity site

(D) None of the above

Ans:(B) Ramsar site.

  1. ‘Sundarban’ has been cited as a world heritage site due to its :

(A) Tiger reserves

(B) Sundari Trees

(C) Mangroove trees

(D) Biodiversity

Ans:(D) Biodiversity.

  1. The south eastern part of the Bengal delta is undergoing :

(rising sea levels)

(A) Subsidence

(B) Emergence

(C) Progradation

(D) None of the above

Ans:(A) Subsidence.