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MCQ Questions for Class 9 Geography: Chapter 1 India Size and Location

On this page you will find Chapter 1 India Size and Location MCQ Questions for Class 9 Geography which will help you in getting familiarize with the questions appear in the exams. MCQ Questions for Class 9 will put you to an advantage over the other classmates and enable you to work on the weak areas. You will know how to tackle questions that some would find quite difficult to handle.

MCQ Questions for Class 9 Geography: Chapter 1 India Size and Location

1. Which of the following influences the duration of the day and night, as one moves from
south to north?
(a) Longitudinal extent
(b) Latitudinal extent
(c) Standard Meridian
(d) All the above
► (b) Latitudinal extent

2. Indian Standard Time or I.S.T. is how many hours ahead or behind of G.M.T. or
Universal Time?
(a) 5 hrs 30 min behind G.M.T.
(b) 15 hrs ahead of G.M.T.
(c) 5 hrs 30 min ahead of G.M.T.
(d) None of the above
► (c) 5 hrs 30 min ahead of G.M.T.

3.The Standard Meridian of India, 82°30′E passes through which of the following places?
(a) Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu
(b) Walong in Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Kachchh in Gujarat
(d) Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh
► (d) Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh

4. If the local time at Dwarka (69°01′E) in Gujarat to the west of India is 6 am, what will be the local time at Dibrugarh (94°58′E approximately 95°), in Assam, in the east?
(a) 4.16 am
(b) 6 am
(c) 7.44 am
(d) 7.44 pm
► (c) 7.44 am

5. Both the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India’s mainland is about 30°. But on looking at the map of India which of the following alternatives do you observe about India’s size?
(a) East-west extent appears to be smaller than north-south extent
(b) East-west extent appears to be larger than north-south extent
(c) East-west and north-south extent appears equal
(d) North-south extent appears to be smaller than east-west extent
► (a) East-west extent appears to be smaller than north-south extent

6. By which geographical feature is India bounded in the north-west, north and north-east?
(a) Seas
(b) Lave Plateaus
(c) Young Fold Mountains
(d) Sandy Desert
► (c) Young Fold Mountains

7. Which of the following figures shows the total area of India’s landmass?
(a) 2.4 million square km
(b) 3.28 million square km
(c) 32.8 million square km
(d) 3.28 million km
► (b) 3.28 million square km

8. What is India’s size with respect to other countries of the world?
(a) First
(b) Third
(c) Fourth
(d) Seventh
► (d) Seventh

9. Which geographical feature bounds India’s mainland south of 22°N latitude?
(a) Young Fold Mountains
(b) Sandy Desert
(c) Lava Plateaus
(d) Seas and Ocean
► (d) Seas and Ocean

10. Which of the following is the western-most longitude of India?
(a) 97°25′E
(b) 68°7′E
(c) 68°7′E
(d) 82°32′E
► (b) 68°7′E

11. Which of the following parallels of latitude divides India into two almost equal parts?
(a) Equator
(b) Tropic of Capricorn
(c) Tropic of Cancer
(d) Prime Meridian
► (c) Tropic of Cancer

12. India achieved multi-faceted socio-economic progress during which of the following
periods?
(a) Since ancient times
(b) During medieval period
(c) In the 21st century
(d) During the last five decades
► (d) During the last five decades

13. Which of the following places of India is located on the three seas?
(a) Port Blair
(b) Kavaratti
(c) Kanyakumari
(d) Kochi
► (c) Kanyakumari

14. Which of the following is the longitudinal extent of India?
(a) 8°4′N and 37°6′N
(b) 68°7′N and 97°25′E
(c) 68°7′E and 97°25′W
(d) 8°4′E and 37°6′E
► (b) 68°7′N and 97°25′E

15. Which of the following Union Territories is located along the west coast of India?
(a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(b) Chandigarh
(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(d) Puducherry
► (c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

16. Which of the following is the oldest route of contact between India and other countries of the world?
(a) Ocean routes
(b) Maritime contact
(c) Land routes
(d) Air routes
► (c) Land routes

17. In which of the following places, would you find the least difference in the duration between day time and night time?
(a) Kanyakumari
(b) Leh
(b) Srinagar
(d) Itanagar
► (a) Kanyakumari

18. Due to which of the following reasons is the Indian Ocean named after India?
(a) India has a strategic location along the trans-Indian Ocean routes
(b) No other country has a long coastline on the Indian Ocean as India
(c) India is centrally located at the head of the Indian Ocean
(d) All the above
► (d) All the above

19. The latitudinal extent of India lies between
(a) 7° 5′ N and 26° 5′ N
(b) 8° 4′ N and 37° 6′ N
(c) 12° 5′ N and 27° 5′ N
(d) 12° 5′ N and 37° 6′ N
► (b) 8° 4′ N and 37° 6′ N

20. Tropic of Cancer passes through which of these states
(a) Orissa
(b) Tripura
(c) Bihar
(d) Punjab
► (b) Tripura

21. Which meridian is fixed as a Standard Meridian of India?
(a) 82½° E
(b) 84½° E
(c) 86° E
(d) 81° E
► (a) 82½° E

22. What is the position of India in the world in respect of area?
(a) 8th position
(b) 7th position
(c) 6th position
(d) 2nd position
► (b) 7th position

23. Which country among the India’s neighbours is the smallest?
(a) Nepal
(b) Bhutan
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Bangladesh
► (b) Bhutan

24. Which one of the following forms the southern-most tip of the Indian mainland?
(a) Indira Point
(b) Kanyakumari
(c) Palk Strait
(d) Kavaratti
► (b) Kanyakumari

25. India’s total area accounts for what percentage of the geographical area of the world?
(a) 2.9%
(b) 3.2%
(c) 2.4%
(d) 4.2%
► (c) 2.4%

26. India has land boundary of about
(a) 18,200 km
(b) 7516.6 km
(c) 15,200 km
(d) 2458 km
► (c) 15,200 km

27. The neighbouring countries that share their boundaries with India are :
(a) Pakistan and Afghanistan
(b) Myanmar and Bangladesh
(c) China and Nepal
(d) All the above
► (d) All the above

28. Which one of the following straits separates India from Sri Lanka?
(a) Sunda Strait
(b) Johor Strait
(c) Bering Strait
(d) Palk Strait
► (d) Palk Strait

29. A narrow channel of sea separating two land-masses is called :
(a) Gulf
(b) Strait
(c) Isthmus
(d) Bay
► (b) Strait

30. What is the length of Indian coastline?
(a) 8716 km
(b) 7165 km
(c) 9515 km
(d) 7516 km
► (d) 7516 km

31. The four states which are situated along the Himalayas are :
(a) Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan
(c) Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand
(d) Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh
► (a) Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh

32. Which one of the following water bodies separate Sri Lanka from India?
(a) Palk Strait and Gulf of Khambhat
(b) Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar
(c) Gulf of Mannar and 10° Channel
(d) 10° Channel and Gulf of Khambhat
► (b) Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar
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