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February 7, 2017

World And Indian Geography Test-13-Soils

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1) Consider the following statements
1.‘Regur soil’ is another name for the Black soil.
2.Saline soil is also known as Usara soil.
Which of the above given statements is/are true?
2) The alluvial soils of the Gangetic Valley are described as
3) Consider the following statements
1.The piedmont plain where smaller rivers disappear is called Bhabar.
2.The belt where streams re-emerge is called Terai.
Which of the above given statements is/are true?
4) Saline and Alkaline soils are characterized by which of the following features?
1.They are found in drought-prone areas.
2.They can be reclaimed by adding gypsum.
3.They are sandy-loams.
5) The deficiency of water in soils is known as
6) Tamil Nadu is a leading producers of mill-made cotton yarn in the country. What could be the reason?
1.Black cotton soil is the predominant type of soil in the state.
2.Rich pool of skilled labour is available.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
7) Karewas are terraces of glacial origin found in
8) Consider the following statements
1.The light sandy red and yellow soils in Balaghat, Durg and Raipur districts are of alluvial origin.
2.In Tamil Nadu, the red soils occupy over two-thirds of its total area.
3.The red soils of Burdwan, Birbhum and Bankura are derived and transported from Chhotanagpur plateau.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
9) The Zonal soil type of peninsular India belongs to
10) Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?
1.They are generally red in colour.
2.They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3.They are well-developed in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
4.Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
11) Consider the following statements about black soil of India
1.Black soil becomes sticky when it is wet.
2.Black soil contains adequate nitrogen as well as phosphorus required for the growth of plants.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
12) Soil erosion in India occurs in almost all the littoral states but it is most serious along the coast of
13) Identify the wrong statement
14) Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?
1.Laterites are generally red in colour.
2.Laterites are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3.These are well developed in Rajasthan and UP.
4.Tapioca and cashewnuts grow well on this soil.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
15) If the soil pH 9.2, then the soil is
16) Which type of soil retains maximum amount of water?
17) Cotton is facing competition from sugarcane in the region of the black soil in Maharashtra. This is due to
18) Farmers are requested to mix lime with soil while farming their fields. This is because
19) Consider the following statements
1.Humus is not a mineral.
2.Humus helps to retain moisture in the soil.
3.It helps the plant in absorbing materials from the soil for building its body.
4.A soil looks dark on account of the presence of humus.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
20) Which of the following is correctly matched?
1.Laterite soil : Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
2.Red and yellow soil : Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra
21) Which soil group in India is comparable with the ‘Chernozems’ of Russia and the ‘Prarie soil’ of USA?
22) When you travel in certain parts of India, you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour?
23) Which one of the following factors is responsible for excessive soil erosion in Chhotanagpur plateau?
24) Generally, the soil of the Northern plains of India has been formed by
25) Which one of the following is the main reason for the loss of the top soil in India?
26) Which one of the following type of soil is known by the local name ‘Kari’ in Kerala?
27) Consider the following statements
1.The plain of younger alluvium is called Bhangar.
2.The plain of older alluvium is calledKhadar.
Which of the above given statements is/are true?
28) Which of the following measures are effective for soil conservation in India?
1.Avoiding crop rotation.
2.Afforestation.
3.Encouraging the use of chemical fertilizers.
4.Limiting shifting cultivation.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below
29) How many primary and secondary type of soil have been identified by the Council of Indian Agriculture Research?
30) In the Telengana districts of Andhra Pradesh, the red soils generally known as ...... are found at higher level, whereas shallow black Earth’s occupy the lower areas

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