Mcqs on Soils in India

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There are eight types of soils found in India  alluvial soil, black soil, red soil, laterite soil, desert or arid soil, and forest and mountainous soil, peaty or marsh soil and Saline or alkaline soil. Mcqs on Soils in India is important for the exam point of view .

Mcqs on Soils in India

Q1. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has classified soils into how many categories ?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8

D. 8

Q2. Which of the following soil are mainly derived from the debris brought down from the Himalayas or the silt left by the retreating sea ?
A. Red soil
B. Alluvial soil
C. Saline and Alkaline soils
D. Arid soil

B. Alluvial soil

Q3. Alluvial soil also occur in deltas of the Mahanadi,the Godavari, the Krishna and Kaveri ,where they are called ?
A. Alluvium plain soil
b. Alluvium plantation soil
C. Deltalic allluivim
D. Fertile alluvim soil

C. Deltalic allluivim

Q4. A few meters below the terrace of the bhangar are beds of lime nodules known as ?
A. Kankar
B. Raite
C. phater
D. kichad

A. Kankar

Q5. Which is composed of newer alluvium and forms the flood plains along the river banks?
A. Bhanger
B. Khadar
C. Bhabar
D. Tarai

B. Khadar

Q6. Which of the following is suitable crops for Alluvial soil ?
A. Wheat
B. Rice
C. Sugarcane
D. All of them

D. All of them

Q7. Which soil is locally known as The Regur soil ?
A. Alluvial soil
B. Red soil
C. Black soil
D. Arid soil

C. Black soil

Q8. The black soils is famous for the Cultivation of ?
A. Rice
B. Jute
C. Wheat
D. Cotton

D. Cotton

Q9. The parent material for most of the black soil are the volcanic rocks that were formed in the ?
A. Malwa Plateau
B. Deccan Plateau
C. Western Ghats
D. Eastern Ghats

B. Deccan Plateau

Q10. The soils are black in colour due to the presence of ?
A. Iron
B. Aluminium
C. Humus
D. All of them

D. All of them

Q11. Which of the following is not suitable crops of black soils ?
A. Cotton
B. Vegetables
C. Rice
D. Pluses

C. Rice

Q12. Which soil is also known as the omnibus group ?
A. Black soil
B. Red soil
C. Alluvial soil
D. Laterite soil

B. Red soil

Q13. In which of the following sates Red soil is found ?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Panjab
C. Nagaland
D. Gujarat

C. Nagaland

Q14. Which of the soil is rich in iron and potash?
A. Black soil
B. Arid soil
C. Alluvial soil
D. Red soil

D. Red soil

Q15. Which of the following is not suitable crop of Red soil ?
A. Wheat
B. Patato
C. sugarcane
D. Tobacco

C. sugarcane

Q16.Which soil is seen in the areas where temperature and rainfall is high?
A. Black soil
B. Red soil
C. Alluvial soil
D. Laterite soil

D. Laterite soil

Q17. Laterite soil contains ?
A. Nitrogen and Potash
B. Potassium and Lime
C. Iron and Aluminum
D. Humus

C. Iron and Aluminum

Q18. Laterite soil is commonly found in ?
A. Karnataka
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. All of them

D. All of them

Q19. Which of the following is famous crop of Laterite soil ?
A. sugarcane
B. Maize
C. Groundnut
D. Tobacco

C. Groundnut

Q20. Which soils are sandy with low organic matter.
A. Arid soil
B. Red soil
C. Black soil
D. Saline soil

A. Arid soil

Q21. Which of the following is main suitable crop of Arid soils ?
A. Rice
B. Wheat
C. Millet
D. Pulses

D. Pulses

Q22. Saline and Alkaline soils are mainly found in ?
A. Rajasthan
B. Punjab
C. Maharashtra
D. All of above

D. All of above

Q23. Which soil is found in the areas of heavy rainfall and humidity?
A. Peaty and Marshy soil
B. Desert/Arid soil
C. Saline and Alkaline soils
D. None of the above

A. Peaty and Marshy soil

Q24. Peaty and Marshy soils are suitable for which crops?
A. Groundnuts and Fodder
B. Sugarcane and Maize
C. Rice and Jute
D. Tobbaco and wheat

C. Rice and Jute

Q25. Which soil is poor in Potash and Phosphorus ?
A. Peaty and Marshy soil
B. Forest soil
C. Saline and Alkaline soils
D. None of the above

B. Forest soil

Q26. Forest soil/ Mountain soils are not found in ?
A. Himalayas
B. Eastern Ghats
C. Terai region
D. Malwa Platuea

D. Malwa Plateau

Q27. Which of the following is not suitable crop of Forest soils ?
A. Cotton
B. Bamboo
C. Tea
D. fruits farming

A. Cotton

Q28. To which group does the black cotton soil of India belong?
A. Podzol
B. Alluvial
C. Chemozem
D. Laterite

C. Chemozem

Q29. Mostly which soil is found in India ?
A. Black cotton soil
B. Red soil
C. Laterite soil
D. Alluvial soil.

D. Alluvial soil

Q30. What are the main problems of Indian soils ?
A. Indian soils have been used for cultivaion for hundreds of years
B. Indian soils are largely deficient in Nitrogen and mineral salts
C. soil erosion
D. All of them

D. All of them

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