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West Bengal Geography Questions

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  1. The Damodar Valley Multipurpose Project was designed after :

(A) Tennessee Valley Project of U.S.A.

(B) Leena Project of U.S.S.R.

(C) Amazon River Valley Project

(D) Hwang Ho River Valley Project of China.

Ans:(A) Tennessee Valley Project of U. S. A

(7 July 1948, TVA – 1933).

  1. Tin Bigha Corridor’ links

(A) India and Pakistan

(B) India and China

(C) India and Bhutan

(D) India and Bangladesh

Ans:(D) India and Bangladesh.

  1. Sal is found in

(Arabari Forest, West Midnapore)

(A) Hoogly distrlct of West Bengal

(B) Howrah district of West Bengal

(C) Bankura district of West Bengal

(D) Malda district of West Bengal.

Ans:(C) Bankura district of West Bengal.

  1. Joint Forest Management was first successful in West Bengal in

(1972, Ajit Kumar Banerjee)

(A) Paljhari village of Mednipur district

(B) Bhula village ol Bankura district

(C) Natunbandh village of Bankura district

(D) Arabari village Mednipur district.

Ans:(D) Arabari village Mednipur district.

81.Jute is mainly grown in :

(A) Tamil Nadu

(B) West Bengal

(C) Kerala

(D) Himachal Pradesh

Ans:(B) West Bengal(about 50%)

  1. Which is the eastern most river of the North Bengal Plains ?

(A) Torsa

(B) Raidak

(C) Mechi

(D) Pagla

Ans:(B) Raidak.

  1. In April thunder squalls are very frequent in –

(A) Assam

(B) West Bengal

(C) Bihar

(D) Rajasthan

Ans:(B) West Bengal.

  1. Kharagpur Railway workshop was built in :

(A) 1850

(B) 1875

(C) 1900

(D) 1930

Ans:(C) 1900(largest workshop Indian Rail)

  1. West Bengal accounts for _____ of the population of India.

(A) 6 %

(B) 7.55 %

(C) 8.24 %

(D) 9.12 %

Ans:(B) 7.55 %

  1. West Bengal has a literacy rate of ____


(A) 70 %

(B) 75 %

(C) 77 %

(D) 80 %

Ans:(C) 77 %

  1. In Darjeeling district of West Bengal temperate forests occur at an elevation of

(A) 1000 mts

(B) 1200 mts

(C) 1500 mts

(D) 2000 mts

Ans:(D) 2000 mts.

  1. West Bengal produces _____ of the rice produced in India.

(A) 10 %

(B) 15 %

(C) 20 %

(D) 25 %

Ans:(B) 15 %

  1. Cultivation of Boro Rice in West Bengal is predominant in _____

(A) Purulia plateau area

(B) North Bengal plains

(C) Eastern districts

(D) Rarh area

Ans:(D) Rarh area.

  1. In which state in India is there a tiger reserve that is a world heritage site ?

(Heritage 1987 )

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Assam

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) West Bengal.

Ans:(D) West Bengal.

91.The major portion of West Bengal plateau lies in the district of

(A) Medinipur

(B) Murshidabad

(C) Purulia

(D) Bardhaman.

Ans:(C) Purulia.

  1. The plains at the foot of the Darjeeling Himalayas is known as _____ in Darjeeling district of West Bengal

(A) Duars

(B) Terai

(C) Rarh

(D) Barind

Ans:(B) Terai.

  1. The distance from the north to the south of West Bengal is approximately

(A) 600 km.

(B) 700 km.

(C) 800 km.

(D) 400 km.

Ans:(A) 600 km.

  1. Damodar river rises from

(Lohardaga district, Jharkhand)

(A) Rajmahal plateau

(B) Chhotanagpur plateau

(C) Himalayas

(D) Eastern Ghats

Ans:(B) Chhotanagpur plateau.

  1. The soil of the Sundarban of West Bengal is

(A) Red Soil

(B) Clayey Saline Soil

(C) Alluvial Soil

(D) Black Soil

Ans:(B) Clayey Saline Soil.

  1. Jalpaiguri is situated on the banks of which rivers ?

(A) Tista and Karala

(B) Tista and Jaldhaka

(C) Jaldhaka and Torsa

(D) Tista and Raidak

Ans:(A) Tista and Karala.

  1. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway became World Heritage Site in

(A) 1980

(B) 1990

(C) 1999

(D) 2003

Ans:(C) 1999(New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling).

  1. At which of the following places, the Pole Star appears at the highest angle in the sky ?

(A) Sandakphu

(B) Falut

(C) Darjeeling

(D) Kalimpong

Ans:(A) Sandakphu(3636 m, Singalila Range).

  1. Which of the following is in the correct descending order of the districts of West Bengal in terms of area (2011) ?

(A) Paschim Medinipur – Burdwan – Bankura

(B) Paschim Medinipur – Burdwan – South 24 Parganas

(C) South 24 Parganas – Paschim Medinipur – Burdwan

(D) South 24 Parganas – Paschim Medinipur – Bankura

Ans:(C) South 24 Parganas – Paschim Medinipur – Burdwan.

  1. Which of the following is in the correct descending order of the districts of West Bengal in terms of sex ratio (2011) ?

(A) Darjeeling – Paschim Medinipur – Hooghly

(B) Hooghly – Darjeeling – Murshidabad

(C) Darjeeling – Hooghly – Murshidabad

(D) Hooghly – Murshidabad – Darjeeling

Ans:(A) Darjeeling – Paschim Medinipur – Hooghly.

101.West Bengal has international boundaries on

(2509.7 km, highest in India)

(A) North

(B) North and Northeast

(C) Northwest and Southeast

(D) North, Northwest and East

Ans:(D) North, Northwest and East.

  1. The North flowing rivers of West Bengal are

(A) Tista, Jaldhaka, Raidhak.

(B) Ganga, Brahmaputra.

(C) Tista, Ganga.

(D) Damodar, Ganga.

Ans:(A) Tista, Jaldhaka, Raidhak.

  1. The most important reason for the construction of the Farakka Barrage was


(A) Raise the Lower Ganges flow.

(B) Redefine the Lower Ganges flow.

(C) Generation of power.

(D) Storage of excess water.

Ans:(A) Raise the Lower Ganges flow.

  1. The capital of West Bengal is located close to the

(A) Equator

(B) Tropic of Cancer

(C) Tropic of Capricorn

(D) Arctic circle.

Ans:(B) Tropic of Cancer. (23°5′)

  1. West Bengal gets most of its rainfall from

(A) South West Monsoon.

(B) Bay of Bengal branch of Indian Monsoon.

(C) Northeast Monsoon.

(D) Arabian Sea branch of Indian Monsoon.

Ans:(B) Bay of Bengal branch of Indian Monsoon.

  1. The local self-government of Kolkata is(1876)

(A) The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)

(B) The Kolkata Corporation (KC).

(C) The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

(D) The Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT).

Ans:(A) The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

  1. Coal mine disasters in West Bengal are due to

(A) Slumping

(B) Faulting

(C) Inadequate stowing

(D) Flooding

Ans:(D) Flooding.

  1. The most superior industrial coal of West Bengal is of

(carbon content 45–86%)

(A) Lignite variety

(B) Anthracite variety

(C) Bituminous variety

(D) None of the above

Ans:(C) Bituminous variety.

  1. Largest tobacco producer district of West Bengal is :

(A) Murshidabad

(B) Malda

(C) Cooch Behar

(D) Birbhum

Ans:(C) Cooch Behar.

  1. The tropic of Cancer passes through which district of West Bengal ?

(A) Murshidabad

(B) Nadia

(C) Malda

(D) Purulia

Ans:(B) Nadia

  1. Which of the following types of climate on West Bengal experiences ?

(A) Tropical Monsoon

(B) Semi-arid

(C) Humid

(D) Sub-tropical dry

Ans:(A) Tropical Monsoon.

  1. The planning of DVC was designed following which of the foreign planning project ?




(D) None of the above

Ans:(B) TVA(7 July 1948).

  1. Highest peak of West Bengal belongs to which of the following mountain ranges ?

(A) Darjeeling range

(B) Singalila range

(C) Jayanti Hill

(D) None of the above

Ans:(B) Singalila range. (Sandakfu – 3636 m)

  1. What is the length of international boundary with Bangladesh shared by West Bengal in Km.

(A) 1617

(B) 2145

(C) 2272

(D) 3300

Ans:(C) 2272.

  1. The longest river of Western West Bengal is :

(A) Rupnarayan

(B) Damodar

(C) Subarnarekha

(D) Koyna

Ans:(B) Damodar.

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