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Subjectwise Questions - Plants
G.K. Questions on Botany
1. Jute cultivation in India is concenrated in the delta area of which of the following rivers?
1. Ganga
2. Mahanadi
3. Brahamputra
4. Godavari
Answer (a). Got it
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2. Stilt roots are found in -
1. Banyan
2. Maize
3. Mango
4. China rose
Answer (b). Got it
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3. Which of the following is the largest irrigation canal in India?
1. Buckingham Canal
2. Sirhind Canal
3. Indira Gandhi Canal
4. Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal
Answer (c). Got it
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4. With which one of the following is Dalbergia species associated?
1. Walnut
2. Sandalwood
3. Teak
4. Rosewood
Answer (d). Got it
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5. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the decreasing order of production (in million tonnes) of
the given foodgrains in India?
1. Wheat - Rice - Pulses - Coarse cereals
2. Rice - Wheat - Pulses - Coarse cereals
3. Wheat - Rice - Coarse cereals - Pulses
4. Rice - Wheat - Coarse cereals - Pulses
Answer (d). For 2011-12, the production for rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses has been 105.31, 94.88,
42.04 and 17.09 million tonnes respectively. Got it
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6. Which one of the following parts of the pitcher plant becomes modified into a pitcher?
1. Leaf
2. Flower
3. Fruit
4. Flower bud
Answer (a). Got it
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7. The eyes of potato are useful for
1. Nutrition
2. Respiration
3. Vegetative Propagation
4. Protection from predators
Answer (c). Got it
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8. What is Slash and Burn Agriculture?
1. method of sugarcane cultivation
2. process of deforestation
3. agriculture without irrigation
4. jhum cultivation
Answer (d). Got it
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9. Rotation of crops means
1. growing of different crops in the same area in sequential seasons.
2. shifting of area of same crops.
3. growing two or more crops simultaneously to increase productivity.
4. alternating crops with fruits over a period of years.
Answer (a). Got it
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10. The age of a tree can be determined more or less accurately by
1. finding the ratio of height to the width of the tree
2. counting the number of rings in the trunk
3. measuring the height of the tree
4. measuring the diameter of the trunk
Answer (b). Got it
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11. The nitrogen present in the atmosphere is
1. of no use to plants
2. injurious to plants
3. directly utilized by plants
4. utilized through micro-organisms
Answer (d). Got it
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12. Which is the largest cotton growing State in India?
1. Maharashtra
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Gujarat
Answer (d). Got it
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13. The variety of coffee largely grown in India is -
1. Old Chicks
2. Coorgs
3. Arabica
4. Kents
Answer (c). Got it
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14. Under which plan did the Government introduce an agricultural strategy which gave rise to Green
Revolution?
1. Third Five-Year Plan (FYP)
2. Fourth FYP
3. Fifth FYP
4. Second FYP
Answer (b). Got it
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15. Laterite soil develops as a result of-
1. Deposits of alluvial
2. Deposition of loess
3. Leaching of sedimentary rocks
4. Wind-blown dust
Answer (c). Got it
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16. What type of roots are the hanging structures in a banyan tree?
1. Buttress roots
2. Storage roots
3. Stilt roots
4. Prop roots
Answer (d). Got it
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17. What kind of soil is treated with gypsum to make it suitable for cropping?
1. Aluvial
2. Acidic
3. Water-logged
4. Soil with excessive clay content
Answer (d). Got it
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18. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2013 as the International Year of ____
1. Quinoa
2. Buckwheat
3. Rice
4. Jatropha
Answer (a). Got it
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19. Fruits of this plant are found underground -
1. Potato
2. Carrot
3. Groundnut
4. Onion
Answer (c). Got it
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20. Which one of the following areas is noted for mangrove vegetation?
1. Lava forest of Kalimpong
2. Sajnekhali forest of South 24 Parganas
3. Dandakaranya forest of Orissa
4. Corbet National Park of U. P.
Answer (b). Got it
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21. Which one of the following is known as a pseudocereal?
1. Wheat
2. Quinoa
3. Horse gram
4. Barley
Answer (b). Got it
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22. Besides Rabi and Kharif, which is the third crop season in India?
1. Zaid
2. Barsati
3. Sharad
4. Jhum
Answer (a). Got it
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23. Which of the following is the tallest perennial grass?
1. Nile grass
2. Paddy plant
3. Sugarcane
4. Bamboo
Answer (d). Got it
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24. Which of the following is not a root?
1. Potato
2. Carrot
3. Radish
4. Turnip
Answer (a). Got it
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25. Kharif crops are harvested in -
1. June - July
2. October - November
3. May - June
4. March - April
Answer (b). Got it
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