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Questions Related to geography

How many crops are grown in Dry farming?

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 4

Correct Option: A

One crop at a time.

Dryland farmed crops may include winter wheat, corn, beans, sunflowers or even watermelon. Successful dryland farming is possible with as little as 230 millimetres (9 in) of precipitation a year; higher rainfall increases the variety of crops.

Why does a farmer plough his fields in summer?

  1. To prevent alkalinity of soil

  2. To prevent acidity of soil

  3. To prevent the surface from becoming hard

  4. To fertilize the soil

Correct Option: C
In Summer Ploughing, due to breaking of hard crusted upper layer of the soil and deep ploughing the infiltration capacity and permeability of the soil increases which increases in-situ moisture conservation. Consequently plant roots will get more moisture with less effort. It also improves soil structure due to alternate drying and cooling and soil aeration which helps in multiplication of micro-organisms. This is the reason that farmers plough their field during summer.

In an area with more than 200 cm annual rainfall and slopy hills, which of the following crops can be cultivated best?

  1. Tea

  2. Jute

  3. Tobacco

  4. Cotton

Correct Option: A

In an area with more than 200 cm annual rainfall and slopy hills, Tea crops can be cultivated best.

Rotation of crops means ____________.

  1. Same crop is grown again and again

  2. Two crops are grown simultaneously to increase productivity of the soil

  3. Different crops are grown in succession to maintain the soil fertility

  4. None of the above

Correct Option: C

Crop Rotation.
Crop rotation is the systematic planting of different crops in a particular order over several years in the same growing space. This process helps maintain nutrients in the soil, reduce soil erosion, and prevents plant diseases and pests.

Multiple cropping is ___________.

  1. To grow more than one leguminous crop only.

  2. To grow more than three crop on a piece of land during a year.

  3. To grow more than one crop on a piece of land during a year.

  4. To grow more than two crop on a piece of land during a year.

Correct Option: C
 It is the most common way of increasing production on a given piece of land. All farmers in Palampur grow atleast two main crops; many are growing potato as the third crop in the past fifteen to twenty years.

Wild buffaloes, bison, antelopes are common in which region?

  1. Deciduous forests

  2. Temperate grasslands

  3. Deserts

  4. Mediterranean

Correct Option: B

Temperate grasslands are found in the interior part of the continents of ______ latitudes.

  1. Lower

  2. Mid

  3. Higher

  4. Polar

Correct Option: B

In which forests do we find both softwood and hardwood trees?

  1. Temperate evergreen forests

  2. Deciduous forests

  3. Tropical grasslands

  4. None of these

Correct Option: D

Hardwood trees are generally flowering plants found in deciduous forests. They shed their leaves annually and are broad-leaved.

Softwood trees are generally non-flowering plants found in coniferous forests. They keep their leaves throughout the year.
Of the given options both hardwood and softwood trees are not found together in any of those.

The temperate grasslands of Africa are called ______________.

  1. Prairies

  2. Steppes

  3. High Velds

  4. None of these

Correct Option: C
  • High velds are the temperate grasslands of South Africa, thus option C is correct.
  • Prairies are the grasslands of North America
  • Steppes are the grasslands of Russia

Deodars and Firs are _________.

  1. coniferous trees.

  2. deciduous trees.

  3. shrubs.

  4. fruit trees.

Correct Option: A

Deodars and firs have needle like leaves which is speciality of coniferous forests. These leaves have a waxy coating which helps them in retaining more water.