Bihar Geography-Sample Questions- BPSC Test Series

Q1. About Climate Profile of the Bihar State

  1. The state has a tropical monsoon climate with three distinct seasons-winters, summer and rainy.
  2. The winter season exists from December to February, January being the coldest month when temperature falls below 0°C.
  3. The summer season covers the period from April to June, May is the hottest month in the greater part of the area and the maximum temperature some time reaches above 45°C and causes the heat waves of the state.
  4. The monsoon season normally starts in the third week of June and lasts up to end of September and downpour accumulated seasonal rainfall of 220-250 cm throughout the state

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 1 and 4 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q2. About Mineral Resources of Bihar

  1. mica found in Nawada district
  2. quartz/ silica sand found in Bhagalpur, Jamui, Monghyr and Nalanda districts

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Which of the following methods are used for conservation of soil in Bihar?

  1. Mulching
  2. Contour Barriers
  3. Rock Dam
  4. Inter Cropping
  5. Shelter Belt
  6. Terrace farming

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 5 and 6 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Q4. Which of the following is/are the adverse effects of shifting cultivation In Bihar?

  1. Loss of forest produce
  2. Accelerates soil erosion
  3. Increases siltation of tanks and rivers
  4. Invasion of weeds into forests

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q5. With reference to the drainage patterns of Bihar, consider the following statements:

  1. Trellis pattern develops where hard and soft rocks exist parallel to each other.
  2. When rocks are strongly joined, then rectangular pattern develops.
  3. When the river channel follows the slope of the terrain, it develops dendritic pattern.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None

Q6. About Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan of Bihar

  1. The park was first established as a botanical gardenin 1969
  2. The zoo is currently home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants, Himalayan black bear, jackal, black bucks, spotted deer, peafowl, hill myna, gharial, python, Indian rhinoceros, chimpanzee, giraffe, zebra, emu, and white peacock

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. With reference to superimposed drainage system of Bihar, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a drainage system which exhibits discordance with the underlying rock structure.
  2. This type of drainage is a characteristic feature of Peninsular Rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q8. About Valmiki National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary of Bihar

  1. Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) is one of the natural virgin recesses in east India, situated in the north west corner of Bihar. 
  2. Geographically, it is situated between 80°0 50′ and 84°0 10′ E longitude and between 27°0 10′ and 29°0 03′ N latitude. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. With reference to sheet erosion in Bihar, consider the following statements:

  • It is common on steep slopes
  • It is associated with Badland topography
  • It is significant in arid and semi-arid regions

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q10. About Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary  of Bihar

  1. Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuaryis a wildlife sanctuary in Bihar in the south west of Munger district.
  2. Bhimbandh is situated south of the Ganges River, at the northern edge of Chota Nagpur Plateauand west of Santhal Pargana. 
  3. The main animals found at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary are tigers, panthers, wild boars, sloth bear, sambar deer, chitals, four-horned antelope and nilgais. 

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q11. Which of the following soil conservation methods is not suitable for prevention of gully erosion in Bihar?

  1. Terracing
  2. Plugging
  3. Increasing vegetation cover
  4. Shelter belts

Q12. About Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary of Bihar

  1. It is the largest sanctuary in the state and occupies an area of about 2342 km2.
  2. This Sanctuary located in the famous Kaimur hills

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q13. Which of the following techniques are used on steeper slopes and areas with greater rainfall for soil conservation of Bihar?

  • Strip Cropping
  • Contour bunding
  • Contour terracing
  • Shelter belts

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 2, 3 and 4 only

Q14. Consider the following seasons:

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Monsoon

Which of the above seasons is/are known as ‘weaker seasons’ in India or Bihar?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 3, 4 and 5 only
  4. 5 only

Q15. About Geography of Bihar

  1. It is an entirely land locked state and is surrounded by West Bengal in the east, Uttar Pradesh in the West and the State of Jharkhand in the South.
  2. Bihar state is 15th largest in terms of geographical size (94,163 sq. km)

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q16. The Bihar drainage system is the outcome of which of the following factors?

  • Geological time period
  • Nature and structure of rocks
  • Chemical property of water
  • Gradient
  • Amount and periodicity of water flow
  • Topography

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
  2. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 only
  3. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Q17. About Bihar Census 2011

  1. According to the 2011 census, Patna (5772804) and Sheikhpura (634927) are most populated and least populated districts of the state.
  2. The urban literacy rate stands at 78.75 percent (male 84.42 percent and female 72.36 percent) compared to rural literacy rate of 61.83 percent (male 71.9 percent and female 50.82 percent).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q18. Which of the following is responsible for the burst of monsoon in India?

  1. Setting up of Easterly jet stream along 15ºN
  2. Northward shift in the position of ITCZ to the foothills of the Himalayas
  3. Setting up of Westerly Jet Stream over north Indian plain
  4. Incoming tropical depressions determined by position of ITCZ

Q19. About Geography of Bihar

  1. Bihar is extended for 483 km from east to west and 445 km from north to south.
  2. The geographical and geological feature of Bihar includes the belt of Himalayan foothills in the northern fringe of Paschim Champaran, the vast Ganga Plains, the Vindhyan (Kaimur) Plateau extending into Rohtas region and the small Gondwana basin outliers in Banka district

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q20. Consider the following:

  • Volcanoes
  • Shifting Cultivation
  • Rolling stones
  • Friction of swaying bamboos

Which of the above can be responsible for causing forest fire in Bihar?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4
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