SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 42

411. Alluvial soils are usually: [SSC Delhi Police Sub-Inspector (SI) 2012]
(i) Rich in nitrogen
(ii) Poor in humus
(iii) Highly fertile
(iv) Easy to plough

Which of the following statements are true?
A. (i), (ii) and (iv)
B. (ii), (iii) and (iv)
C. (i), (iii) and (iv)
D. (i), (ii) and (iii)
Answer –D. (i), (ii) and (iii)

412. The land which is not cultivated every year though it is suitable for cultivation :[SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam 2015]
A. Wasteland
B. Pasture land
C. Fallow land
D. Cultivable waste land
Answer –B. Pasture land

413. The organic matter present in soil is known collectively as:[SSC MTS 2013]
A. Hydrocarbons
B. Podsols
C. Humus
D. Colloids
Answer –C. Humus

414. Which one the following soils is used for the production of bricks ?[SSC MTS 2013]
A. Peaty and organic
B. Saline
C. Laterite
D. Red and yellow
Answer –D. Red and yellow

415. Plantation of trees on a large scale to check soil erosion are called: [SSC CGL Tier-I 2013]
A. Shelter belts
B. Contour ploughing
C. Strip cropping
D. Afforestation
Answer –D. Afforestation

416. Soil formed by leaching and oxidation is:[SSC CGL Tier-I 2013]
A. Black soil
B. Laterite soil
C. Red soil
D. Montane soil
Answer –B. Laterite soil

417.Soil which is prone to intensive leaching due to rain is called: [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LDC 2013]
A. Laterite
B. Black
C. Alluvial
D. Red
Answer –A. Laterite

418. Soil factors are otherwise known as :[SSC CGL Tier-I 2014]
A. Edaphic factors
B. Biotic factors
C. Physiographic factors
D. Climatic factors
Answer –A. Edaphic factors

419. Highly specialized form of agriculture in which crops like coffee, tea and rubber are cultivated refer to: [SSC CGL Tier-I 2014]
A. multiple cropping
B. plantation agriculture
C. terrace farming
D. extensive farming
Answer –B. plantation agriculture

420. Identify the most infertile amongst the following soils.[SSC GL Tier-I 2014]
A. Black cotton soil
B. Alluvial soil
C. Laterite soil
D. Peaty soil
Answer –C. Laterite soil

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