MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 3 Mineral and Power Resource

MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 3 Mineral and Power Resource

1. Name the country with the largest reserve of iron ore.
(a) Canada
(b) France
(c) Russia
(d) India
► (c) Russia

2. Give two examples of non- metallic mineral fuels from the options given below:
(a) Manganese Ore, Bauxite
(b) Gold, Silver
(c) Coal, Petroleum
(d) Iron Ore, Bauxite
► (c) Coal, Petroleum

3. The process of taking out minerals from rocks buried under the surface of the earth is named as
(a) mining
(b) pumping
(c) extracting
(d) none of these
► (a) mining

4. Some examples of minerals are given below, pick out the one that is not a metallic mineral
(a) Gold
(b) Bauxite
(c) Limestone
(d) Iron Ore
► (c) Limestone

5. Minerals can be identified on the basis of their physical properties. Which one among the following is not a physical property with respect to the minerals?
(a) Colour
(b) Presence of Sulphides
(c) Hardness
(d) Density
► (b) Presence of Sulphides

6. From the following options given, pick out the correct reason as to why impurities should be removed from mineral ores?
(a) To convert mineral ores into useful materials
(b) To obtain large quantities of mineral ores
(c) To avoid drilling, mining etc
(d) To retain the minerals in its pure state.
► (a) To convert mineral ores into useful materials

7. What is the process in which minerals lying near the surface are dug?
(a) Drilling
(b) Off-shore drilling
(c) Quarrying
(d) Extraction
► (c) Quarrying

8. Which of the following countries do not have huge reserves of Petroleum and natural gas?
(a) Iran
(b) Iraq
(c) China
(d) Saudi Arabia
► (c) China

9. What would you call a naturally occurring substance that has a definite chemical composition
(a) Resources
(b) Mineral
(c) Atmosphere
(d) Environment
► (b) Mineral

10. Which one of the following best defines a rock which contains enough mineral to make it economically viable for mining
(a) Feldspar
(b) Silicate
(c) Crust
(d) Ore
► (d) Ore

11. Name the country where there are no known mineral deposits in the world
(a) France
(b) Switzerland
(c) Canada
(d) Algeria
► (b) Switzerland

12. Which continent is the largest producer of iron?
(a) Asia
(b) Europe
(c) North America
(d) Australia
► (b) Europe

13. Which is one of the deepest gold mine of the world?
(a) Kolar
(b) Jharia
(c) Raniganj
(d) Bikaner
► (a) Kolar

14. Which one of the following best describe a Metal
(a) A substance without any definite shape
(b) Substances without any physical properties
(c) Hard substances that conduct heat and electricity and have a characteristic lustre or shine.
(d) Substances without chemical composition
► (c) Hard substances that conduct heat and electricity and have a characteristic lustre or shine.

15. Thorium is found in large quantities in the Monazite sands of an important state of India. From the options given, choose the state.
(a) Orissa
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Madhya Pradesh
► (b) Kerala

16. Which among the following is a leading producer of tin in the world?
(a) Indonesia
(b) Malaysia
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) China
► (d) China

17. Which one of the followings is not the way of saving energy at home?
(a) Switching off lights when not in use
(b) Keeping gas off when not in use
(c) Cooking food in an open pan on low flame
(d) Switching on lights during daytime
► (c) Cooking food in an open pan on low flame

18. Mineral fuel is found in:
(a) Sedimentary rocks
(b) Metamorphic rocks
(c) Igneous rocks
(d) All of these
► (d) All of these
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