MCQ Question for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 5 Minerals and Energy Resources with Answer

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MCQ Question for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 5 Minerals and Energy Resources with Answer

MCQ Question for Class 10 Social Science Geography Chapter 5 Minerals and Energy Resources with Answer

1. Which of the following sedimentary minerals is formed as a result of evaporation, especially in arid regions?

(a) Coal
(b) Potash salt
(c) Iron ore
(d) Sulphur


2. Which of the following rocks consists of a single mineral?

(a) Granite
(b) Basalt
(c) Limestone
(d) Sandstone

 (c) Limestone


3. Minerals are deposited and accumulated in strata of which of the following rocks?
(a) Sedimentary rocks
(b) Metamorphic rocks
(c) Igneous rocks
(d) None of the above
 (a) Sedimentary rocks


4. Minerals formed from solidification of molten matter in the crack, crevices, faults or joints are found in which types of rocks?

(a) Stratified rocks
(b) Igneous and metamorphic rocks
(c) Sedimentary rocks
(d) None of the above

 (b) Igneous and metamorphic rocks


5. Study about which of the characteristics of minerals is not a concern of geographers?

(a) Minerals as part of the earth’s crust for better understanding of landforms.
(b) Distribution of minerals
(c) Economic activities associated with minerals
(d) Formation, age and physical and chemical composition of minerals

 (d) Formation, age and physical and chemical composition of minerals


6. Which of the following is the finest quality of iron ore with magnetic qualities ?

(a) Magnetite
(b) Haematite
(c) Siderite
(d) Limonite

 (a) Magnetite


7. Metals like gold, silver and platinum are known as which of the following?

(a) Ferrous minerals
(b) Non-ferrous minerals
(c) Non-metallic minerals
(d) Precious minerals


8. Which of the following regions of India is almost devoid of economic minerals?

(a) The Himalayan belt
(b) The alluvial plains of North India
(c) The Thar desert
(d) The Peninsular plateau

 (b) The alluvial plains of North India


9. Which of the following is a major metallic mineral obtained from veins and lodes?

(a) Tin
(b) Iron
(c) Manganese
(d) Gold

 (a) Tin


10. Which of the following regions of India contain most of the reserves of coal, metallic minerals, mica and many other non-metallic minerals?

(a) The Himalayas
(b) Alluvial plains of North India
(c) Rock system of peninsula in Rajasthan
(d) Peninsular plateau region

 (d) Peninsular plateau region


11. To which of the following categories of resources, do minerals belong ?
(a) Renewable and replenishable
(b) Flow
(c) Non-renewable and finite
(d) None of the above
 (c) Non-renewable and finite


12. Which of the following minerals is an important raw material in the iron and steel industry apart from iron ?
(a) Mica
(b) Aluminium
(c) Gypsum
(d) Manganese
 (d) Manganese


13. Which one of the following mineral ores is formed by decomposition of rocks, leaving a residual mass of weathered material?
(a) Coal
(b) Bauxite
(c) Gold
(d) Zinc
 (b) Bauxite


14. Which of the following minerals is indispensable for electric and electronic industries?
(a) Iron
(b) Nickel
(c) Manganese
(d) Mica
 (d) Mica


15. India’s reserves and production of which of the following types of minerals is not very satisfactory?
(a) Ferrous Minerals
(b) Non-Ferrous Minerals
(c) Energy Minerals
(d) None of the above
 (b) Non-Ferrous Minerals


16. Which of the following is a fuel mineral?
(a) Hydro-electricity
(b) Solar power
(c) Thorium
(d) Biogas
 (c) Thorium


17. Koderma in Jharkhand is the leading producer of which one of the following minerals?
(a) Bauxite
(b) Mica
(c) Iron ore
(d) Copper
 (b) Mica


18. Due to which of the following reasons is the Bailadila range in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh famous?
(a) It is the highest range in Central India
(b) Very high grade haematite variety of iron ore is found here
(c) Very high grade coal deposits are found here
(d) It is the largest iron ore deposit in the world
 (b) Very high grade haematite variety of iron ore is found here


19. Which of the following is a fuel mineral?
(a) Hydro-electricity
(b) Solar power
(c) Thorium
(d) Biogas
 (c) Thorium


20. Which of the following is the most abundantly available fossil fuel in India?
(a) Petroleum
(b) Coal
(c) Firewood
(d) Biogas
 (b) Coal


21. Which of the following energy sources are not the conventional sources of energy?
(a) Firewood, cattle dung cake
(b) Atomic energy, biogas, solar energy
(c) Coal, petroleum, natural gas
(d) Hydel and thermal electricity
 (b) Atomic energy, biogas, solar energy


22. Which of the following energy sources is also termed as mineral oil or crude oil?
(a) Coal
(b) Petroleum
(c) Biogas
(d) Natural gas
 (b) Petroleum


23. Which of the following industries are the key users of natural gas?
(a) Cotton and jute textiles
(b) The power and fertiliser industries
(c) Iron and steel industry
(d) All the above
 (b) The power and fertiliser industries

24. Which of the following is the geological age of coal found in north-eastern India?
(a) Jurassic
(b) Gondwana
(c) Tertiary
(d) Pre-Cambrian
 (c) Tertiary


25. Which of the following uses non- renewable fossil fuels for generation of electricity?
(a) Hydro-electricity projects
(b) Thermal power stations
(c) Geothermal energy stations
(d) Nuclear power plants
 (b) Thermal power stations


26. Petroleum was first drilled in which of the following oilfields of India ?
(a) Ankaleshwar
(b) Digboi
(c) Mumbai High
(d) Kalol
 (b) Digboi


56. The larger occurrences of minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks are called:
(a) Veins
(b) Lodes
(c) Beds
(d) Layers
 (b) Lodes