Social Science Class-X Geography: Resources and Development MCQ Part – 3

31. Laterite soil is very useful for growing-

(a) rice, wheat, and mustard
(b) tea, coffee, and cashew nut

32. Black soil is deficient in

(a) Calcium carbonate
(b) Magnesium
(c) Potash
(d) Phosphoric contents

33. Which of the following soils has self-aeration capacity?

(a) Alluvial
(b) Red soil
(c) Black soil
(d) Mountain soil

34. Ploughing along the contour lines to decelerate the flow of water down the slopes is called

(a) Strip cropping
(b) Sheet erosion
(c) Contour ploughing
(d) Terrace cultivation

35. Land that is left uncultivated for more than five agricultural years is called-

(a) Pasture land
(b) Culturable waste land
(c) Barren land
(d) Current fallow land

36. Which one of the following soils is ideal for growing cotton?

(a) Regur soil
(b) Laterite soil
(c) Desert soil
(d) Mountain soil

37. Soil is formed by the process of –

(a) Denudation
(b) Deposition
(c) Weathering
(d) all the above

38. Land left without cultivation for one or less than one agricultural year is called-

(a) Culturable waste
(b) Current fallow land
c) Waste land
(d) None of the above

39. ‘There is enough for everybody’s need but not for anybody’s greed’. Who said this?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Atal Bihari Bajpai
(c) M. K. Gandhi
(d) Sunder Lal Bahuguna

40. Resources which are surveyed and their quantity and quality have been determined for utilization are known as-

(a) Potential resources
(b) Stock
(c) Developed resources
(d) Reserves

41. Which one of the following statements is correct as regard to international resources?

(a) They are regulated by international institutions.
(b) They lie beyond the territorial waters.
(c) They are found along the international frontier.
(d) They are not yet developed.

42. The most widespread relief feature of India is-

(a) Mountains
(b) Forests
(c) Plains
(d) Plateaus

43. Resources which are found in a region, but have not been utilized are known as-

(a) Renewable
(b) Developed
(c) National
(d) Potential

44. Which one of the following statements is true about the term resources?

(a) Resources are all the things that are found in nature.
(b) They are free gifts of nature.
(c) They are the functions of human activities.
(d) Things which cannot be used to fulfill our needs.

45. Soil formed by intense leaching is called-

(a) Alluvial soil
(b) Red soil
(c) Laterite soil
(d) Desert soil



31. (b)
32. (d)
33. (c)
34. (c)
35. (b)
36. (a)
37. (d)
38. (b)
39. (c)
40. (c)
41. (a)
42. (c)
43. (d)
44. (a)
45. (c)


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