Q1. The natural substance of organic/inorganic origin which have
definite chemical & physical properties is known as:
A. Ores
B. Mineral
C. Chemicals
D. Ferrous ores
Ans: B

Q2. On what basis minerals are classified in India?
A. Chemical properties
B. Age
C. Physical properties
D. Both A & C

Q3. Indian minerals belong to which age?
A. Pre-Cambrian
B. Pre-Palaezoic
C. Protozoic
D. Tertiary
Ans: B

Q4. Which of the following are characteristics of minerals?
A. Unevenly distributed over surface
B. Quality of minerals is inverse to quantity of minerals
C. Minerals are exhaustible over time, need to be conserved
D. All of the above
Ans. D

Q5. The agencies exploring minerals in India are:
A. Geological survey of India
B. Oil & Natural Gas Commission
C. Hindustan copper limited
D. All of the above
Ans. D

Q6. Metallic minerals in India occurs in:
A. Old crystalline rocks
B. Metamorphic rocks
C. Sedimentary rocks
D. Both B &C
Ans. A
Most of the minerals are found in peninsular plateau region

Q7. Name the mineral belt which covers Chhottanagpur plateau,
A. S-Western plateau region
B. N-eastern plateau region
C. N-Western region
D. Himalayan belt
Ans. B

Q8. Name the Indian state rich in monazite & thorium deposits.
A. Karnataka
B. Jharkhand
C. Odisha
D. Kerala
Ans. D

Q9. Which country has largest iron ore reserve in Asia?
A. China
B. Japan
C. India
D. S. Korea
Ans. C

Q10. Which of the following is an iron ore mine?
A. Mayurbhanj
B. Bailadila
C. Ratnagiri
D. All of these
Ans. D

Q11. The mineral important for iron smelting & manufacturing of ferro
alloys is:
A. Bauxite
B. Nickel
C. Manganese
D. Iron
Ans. C

Q12. Name the leading producer of Bauxite in India.
A. Gujarat
B. Odisha
C. West Bengal
D. Jharkhand
Ans. B

Q13. The only non-ferrous mineral in which India is rich :
A. Aluminum
B. Bauxite
C. Manganese
D. Tungsten
Ans: B

Q14. The leading producer of manganese in India is:
A. Chhattisgarh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Tamil nadu
D. Odisha
Ans. D

Q15. India is poor in which of these minerals?
A. Ferrous minerals
B. Non ferrous minerals
C. Energy minerals
D. None
Ans. B

Q16. Which non-metallic mineral is used as insulator in electronic
A. Manganese
B. Dolomite
C. Copper
D. Mica
Ans: D

Q17. Which type of coal is found in large quantities in India?
A. Anthracite
B. Peat
C. Bituminous
D. Lignite
Ans: C

Q18. The largest coal field found in India is :
A. Talcher
B. Raniganj
C. Bokaro
D. Jharia
Ans: D

Q19. Which of the following minerals is known as brown coal?
A. Anthracite
B. Lignite
C. Bituminous
D. Peat
Ans: B

Q20. The mineral which is known as liquid gold is:
A. Natural gas
B. Platinum
C. Petroleum
D. Liquid coal
Ans: C

Q21. Which of the following is an example of field based refinery?
A. Digboi
B. Barauni
C. Both A & B
D. None
Ans: A

Q22. Which one of the following is an example of market based
A. Ankleshwar
B. Digboi
C. Barauni
D. Both A & B
Ans: C

Q23. GAIL was established in which year?
A. 1982
B. 1985
C. 1956
D. 1984
Ans: D
It transport & market natural gas

Q24.Which of the following non-conventional resources has emerged
as viable energy source in recent times?
A. Geothermal energy
B. Bio energy
C. Nuclear energy
D. Solar energy
Ans: C

Q25. Solar energy is converted into electrical energy by:
A. Photovoltaic cells
B. Lithium cells
C. Ion cells
D. Energy cells
Ans: A

Q26. The pollution free & inexhaustible source of energy found in India
A. Petroleum energy
B. Hydro energy
C. Thermal energy
D. Wind energy
Ans: D

Q27. In india geothermal energy plant is commissioned at which of the
following place?
A. Solapur
B. Ratnagiri
C. Manikaran
D. Neyveli
Ans: C
The first attempt to tap this energy was made by USA

Q28. The bio-energy project is setup in India at which place?
A. Okhla
B. Coimbatore
C. Murshidabad
D. Surat
Ans: A

Q29. In which one of the following States are the major oil fields
A. Assam
B. Rajasthan
C. Bihar
D. Tamil Nadu
Ans: A

Q30. At which one of the following places was the first atomic power
station started?
A. Kalpakkam
B. Rana Pratap Sagar
C. Narora
D. Tarapur
Ans: D

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