SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 41

401. Mountain soil contains a lot of—[SSC Statistical Investigators 2006]
A. humus
B. clay
C. coarse material
D. iron and aluminium salt
Answer –A. humus

402. Which of the following methods does not help in conserving soil fertility and moisture?[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2006]
A. Contour ploughing
B. Dry farming
C. Strip cropping
D. Shifting agriculture
Answer –D. Shifting agriculture

403. Which one of the following methods of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas ?[SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2008]
A. Mulching
B. Shelter belt
C. Gully plugging
D. Terracing
Answer –B. Shelter belt

404. Which one of the following does not cause soil erosion ?[SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2008]
A. Deflation
B. Deforestation
C. Weathering
D. Overcropping
Answer –A. Deflation

405. Soil erosion on hill slopes can be checked by..[SSC CGL 2010]
A. Afforestation
B. Terrace cultivation
C. Strip cropping
D. Contour ploughing
Answer –B. Terrace cultivation

406. Contour ploughing helps in: [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2006]
A. stopping floods
B. growing crops
C. soil conservation
D. checking landslides
Answer –C. soil conservation

407. Black soil is mainly related with the crop of:[SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2008]
A. cotton
B. sugarcane
C. tea
D. coffee
Answer –A. cotton

408. Humus is a type of: [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LDC 2012]
A. fossil seen on the rocks
B. decaying organic matters in soil
C. fertilizers applied in soil
D. special growth found in plants
Answer –B. decaying organic matters in soil

409. The significant quantity of upper soil is formed by___ [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LDC 2012]
A. Igneous rock
B. Sedimentary rock
C. Metamorphic rock
D. Biological degradation
Answer –B. Sedimentary rock

410. In a desert region, soil erosion can be checked by:[SSC FCI Assistant Grade-III 2012]
A. Tree plantation/afforestation
B. Crop rotation
C. Contour ploughing
D. Using farm manure
Answer –A. Tree plantation/afforestation

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