Geography Questions - 02

1. Which is India's only active volcano situated in the Andaman?
Ans: Barren Island

2. Where is the Ritchie's Archipelago situated?
Ans: Eastern Andaman

3. Which major island group of India is formed by the coral deposits?
Ans: Lakshadweep

4. Which island groups are separated by the Ten Degree Channel?
Ans: Andaman & Nicobar

5. Which strait separates the South Andaman & Little Andaman?
Ans: Duncan Passage

6. Which important geographical line divides India into two equal halves?
Ans: The Tropic of Cancer

7. What is the name of the hot westerly winds blow in the Northern Plains during summer?
Ans: Loo

8. In 1686, which British scientist explained the mechanism of monsoon as a result of differential heating of the continents & oceans?
Ans: Sir Edmund Halley

9. What is the rank of India by land area among the nations?
Ans: 7th

10. India shares maritime border with which south eastern Asian nations?
Ans: Thailand & Indonesia

11. India shares land border with _____ countries?
Ans: 7

12. India shares maximum land border with ____?
Ans: Bangladesh

13. Which Indian state shares international border with maximum countries?
Ans: Jammu & Kashmir

14. Which Indian state shares border with maximum states?
Ans: Uttar Pradesh

15. Which was the last formed state of India (29th)?
Ans: Telangana

16. How many Indian states are situated on the Tropic of Cancer?
Ans: 8

17. Which is the second largest state of India after Rajasthan?
Ans: Madhya Pradesh

18. How many Indian states have coastlines?
Ans: 9

19. Which Indian state has the maximum coastline?
Ans: Gujarat

20. What is the number of biodiversity hotspot in India?
Ans: 3