Ch – 3 Minerals & Power Resources

Q.1: A non-ferrous mineral does not contain _____.

a) lead

b) copper

c) iron

Q.2: Deep bores called _____ have to be made to reach mineral deposits that lie at great depths.

a) Shafts

b) Quarry

c) Wells

Q.3: Which of these zones have mineral deposits in North America ?

i) Western Cordilleras ii) Sierra Grande iii) Canadian Shield

a) only i

b) i and ii

c) i and ii

Q.4: Which regions of India have mica deposits ?

a) Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

b) Gujarat, Rajasthan and Jharkhand

c) Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Bihar

Q.5: Silicon is obtained from _____.

a) Quartz

b) Aluminium

c) Copper

Q.6: Electricity produced from coal is known as _____ power.

a) Thermal

b) Geothermal

c) Solar

Q.7: _____ is often referred to as “Buried Sunshine”.

a) Petroleum

b) Coal

c) Natural gas

Q.8: Which of these products are obtained from petroleum ?

i) plastics ii) wax iii) lubricants

a) all of these

b) only ii

c) only iii

Q.9: Which of the following is a disadvantage of solar energy ?

a) Destroys wildlife

b) Expensive

c) Noise pollution

Q.10: Match the nuclear power stations with their location:

1. Kalpakkami. Maharashtra
2. Ranapratap Sagarii. Tamil Nadu
3. Tarapuriii. Rajasthan

a) 1-iii, 2-ii, 3-i

b) 1-ii, 2-iii, 3-i

c) 1-ii, 2-iii, 3-i

Q.11: On the basis of which properties are minerals identified ?

a) solubility and hardness

b) colour and density

c) both a and b

Q.12: Sedimentary rock formations of plains and young fold mountains contain _____ minerals.

a) metallic

b) non-metallic

c) none

Q.13: _____ is the largest producer of high grade iron-ore in the world.

a) China

b) Brazil

c) Chile

Q.14: _____ is the world’s largest producer of diamonds, gold and platinum.

a) Asia

b) Africa

c) Australia

Q.15: _____ was the first country in the world to develop hydroelectricity.

a) Norway

b) Brazil

c) Paraguay

Q.16: _____ sources of energy are those which have been in common use for a long time.

a) Conventional

b) Non-conventional

c) Renewable

Q.17: Which of these is an advantage of using Natural Gas ?

a) Easier to transport

b) Cheaper than oil and coal

c) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’

Q.18: Radioactive elements like _____ and _____ undergo nuclear fission in nuclear plants and emit power.

a) Fossil Fuels and Uranium

b) Uranium and Thorium

c) Mica and Copper

Q.19: _____ is an excellent fuel for cooking and produces huge amount of organic matter.

a) Natural gas

b) LPG

c) Biogas

Q.20: Which of these is a coal producing area of India ?

a) Digboi

b) Raniganj

c) Gandhi Sagar

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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