Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 4 of 118)

  1. When was the first cotton mill set up in India?

    1. 1814

    2. 1824

    3. 1854

    4. 1864

    Answer: c

  2. Which city is known as Manchester of India?

    1. Chennai

    2. Kolkata

    3. Ahmadabad

    4. Mumbai

    Answer: c

  3. It is important for us to improve our weaving sector instead of exporting yarn in large quantity because

    1. Value added to yarn sector

    2. More export of finished goods

    3. More earning of foreign exchange

    4. All of these

    Answer: d

  4. Name the industry, in which India is self-reliant?

    1. Cotton Textile industry

    2. Sugar industry

    3. Iron and steel industry

    4. Chemical industry

    Answer: a

  5. India exports yarn to which of the following countries?

    1. China

    2. Japan

    3. UK

    4. Singapore

    Answer: b

  6. What is the share of India in world's garment trade?

    1. 2 percent

    2. 4 percent

    3. 6 percent

    4. 8 percent

    Answer: b

  7. Which among the following industry showed growth during two world wars in India?

    1. Petro-chemical

    2. Aluminum

    3. Copper

    4. Cotton

    Answer: d

  8. Why did the cotton factories in India grow during the World War I?

    1. Masses refused to wear foreign clothes because of Swadeshi appeal.

    2. Textile imports from Britain declined because the demand of military supplies from Indian factories increased.

    3. The Government in England lowered the import duties on Indian cotton textiles.

    4. The Indian cotton industries started producing cotton clothes at competitive prices.

    Answer: b

  9. Which one of the following is true with reference to the cotton textile industries?

    1. India imports yarn from Japan

    2. India exports yarn to Japan

    3. India has low class production in spinning

    4. Today, India has about 1800 cotton textile mills

    Answer: b

  10. Why did Mahatma Gandhi lay emphasis on spinning yarn and weaving khadi?

    1. The industry by creating demands supports many other industries

    2. The handspun khadi provides large scale employment to weavers in their homes as Cottage industry.

    3. Khadi textile industry was concentrated only in the cotton growing belt of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

    4. About 80 per cent of these are in the private sector

    Answer: b