MCQ Questions for Class 8 Social Science Chapter 2 with Answers Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

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MCQ Questions for Class 8 Social Science with Answers Geography

Q1. About how much in percentage does the total area of land area covered on the earth’s surface?

(i) 30%
(ii) 40%
(iii) 50%
(iv) 60%

(i) 30%

Q2. Australia uses its largest portion of its area for

(i) pastures
(ii) crop land
(iii) forest
(iv) other uses

(i) pastures

Q3. Which of the following is the most important natural resource ?

(i) Land
(ii) Water
(iii) Air
(iv) All of these

(iv) All of these

Q4. The uneven distribution of population in the world is due to the varied characteristics of

(i) land and climate
(ii) climate
(iii) vegetation
(iv) settlements

(i) land and climate

Q5. Large scale destruction of forests cover and arable land has occured due to the following:

(i) Growing population
(ii) Ever growing demand of the population
(iii) Both (i) and (ii)
(iv) None of these

(iii) Both (i) and (ii)

Q6. The mass movement of rock, debris or earth down a slope is simply known as

(i) earthquake
(ii) avalanches
(iii) landslides
(iv) soil erosion

(iii) landslides

Q7. Name the term that can be given to Land that is suitable for crop production.

(i) Untilled Land
(ii) Pasture Land
(iii) Forest Land
(iv) Arable Land

(iv) Arable Land

Q8. Which of the following determine the use of land?

(i) Soil and topography
(ii) Climate and vegetation
(iii) Availability of water
(iv) All of these

(iv) All of these

Q9. The total percent of land of world under forest is

(i) 26
(ii) 31
(iii) 36
(iv) 41

(ii) 31

Q10. Peter belongs to which country?

(i) India
(ii) USA
(iii) Germany
(iv) New Zealand

(iv) New Zealand

Q11. What do you mean by Biome?

(i) Group of plants in areas having similar climatic condition.
(ii) Land covered with grass shrubs on which animals graze freely
(iii) Marginal land kept fallow for a certain period to restore their fertility
(iv) Breaking up and decaying of exposed rocks due to various factors.

(i) Group of plants in areas having similar climatic condition.

Q12. Which of the following is used of soil conservation?

(i) Mulching
(ii) Shelter belts
(iii) Contour ploughing
(iv) All of these

(iv) All of these

Q13. The lowerjnost layer of the soil is:

(i) Weathered rock
(ii) Parent rock
(iii) Sub soil
(iv) None of these

(ii) Parent rock

Q14. Australia uses its largest portion of its area for

(i) pastures
(ii) crop land
(iii) forest
(iv) other uses

(i) pastures

Q15. Which of the following is a famous bird sanctuary?

(i) Kaziranga National Park
(ii) Tiger Park at Dudhwa
(iii) Gir forest
(iv) Bharatpur Sanctuary

(iv) Bharatpur Sanctuary

Q16. Where is the Kaziranga National Park is situated?

(i) West Bengal
(ii) Manipur
(iii) Assam
(iv) Orissa

(iii) Assam

Q17. Name the term that can be given to the various layers in the soil after it is cut out like a slice of cake.

(i) Top Soil
(ii) Soil Horizon
(iii) Sub Soil
(iv) Soil Mixture

(ii) Soil Horizon

Q18. Which is not an example of ground water?

(i) Water flowing in rivers
(ii) Water through wells
(iii) Water through hand pumps
(iv) Water through submersible pumps

(i) Water flowing in rivers

Q19. A few physical factors that determine the use of land are given below. Pick out the one that is not a physical factor

(i) Availability of capital
(ii) Minerals and Availability of Water
(iii) Topography and Soil
(iv) Climate

(i) Availability of capital

Q20. What determines the thickness of the soil profile?

(i) Time
(ii) Climate
(iii) Relief
(iv) Formation

(i) Time

Q21. Which one of the following is not in favor of the conservation of nature?

(i) Switch off the bulb when not in use.
(ii) Close the tap immediately after using.
(iii) Dispose poly packs after shopping
(iv) Constructing Rock Dams

(iii) Dispose poly packs after shopping

Q22. Why is it necessary to increase the area under forests?

(i) To maintain ecological balance
(ii) Forest absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
(iii) Forest help in raising the level of precipitation
(iv) All of these

(iv) All of these

Q23. Out of the given options, which one refer to the land used for grazing cattle

(i) Pasture Land
(ii) Fallow Land
(iii) Arable Land
(iv) Forest Land

(i) Pasture Land

Q24. The type of soil is determined by

(i) landforms
(ii) soil erosion
(iii) water sources
(iv) Globalisation

(i) landforms

Q25. What is a biosphere reserve?

(i) Protected area linked through global network
(ii) Land use for production
(iii) Farmers Land
(iv) None of these

(i) Protected area linked through global network

Q26. The major factors of soil formation are the nature of parent rock and

(i) Deforestation
(ii) Soil Erosion
(iii) Overgrazing
(iv) Climatic factors

(iv) Climatic factors

Q27. Overgrazing is responsible for causing

(i) soil depletion
(ii) Floods
(iii) earthquake
(iv) andslide

(i) soil depletion

Q28. Where can we find water market in India?

(i) Bareilly
(ii) Amreli
(iii) Surat
(iv) None of these

(ii) Amreli

Q29. The evaporation of water takes place due to

(i) Nitrogen Cycle
(ii) Water Cycle
(iii) Cooling of Ice
(iv) Floods

(ii) Water Cycle

Q30. What does ‘land use’ refer to?

(i) Use of land for many purposes
(ii) Land for sale
(iii) Mortgage Land
(iv) None of these

(i) Use of land for many purposes

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