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Question : 1 [MPPCS (Pre) 2014]

Bauxite is the ore of

a) Tin

b) Aluminium

c) Iron

d) Zinc

Answer: (b)

Question : 2 [SSC GL 2014]

Identify the most infertile amongst the following soils.

a) Laterite soil

b) Peaty soil

c) Black cotton soil

d) Alluvial soil

Answer: (a)

Lateritic soils are the most weathered and infertile of all soil types. Due to intensive leaching and low base-exchange capacity, typical lateritic soils are generally infertile and of little value for crop production (Geography of India by Smita Sengupta, p 63).

Question : 3 [UPPCS (Mains) 2016]

India’s rank in rice production in the world is

a) Third

b) Fourth

c) First

d) Second

Answer: (d)

Question : 4 [UPPCS (Pre) 1998]

The leading producer of copper in the world is

a) India

b) U.S.A.

c) Australia

d) Chile

Answer: (d)

Question : 5 [FCI Assist Grade-III 2012]

The crop mainly grown in hills is :

a) sweet potato

b) sweet pea

c) sweet corn

d) sweet jowar

Answer: (d)

Sweet potato may be grown either on hills or beds. Rows need to be spaced 90-120 cm apart with plants spaced 30-40 cm apart in the row.

It is known in Nepal as ‘Sakar kand.’ It is grown both in the terai and the mid-hills throughout the country. It is the second most important root crop after potato in terms of production and area.

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