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Minerals and Energy Resources Class 12 Social Science MCQ
Class 12 Social Science students should refer to the following multiple-choice questions with answers for Minerals and Energy Resources in standard 12. These MCQ questions with answers for Grade 12 Social Science will come in exams and help you to score good marks
Minerals and Energy Resources MCQ Questions with Answers
Q.1 How many percent minerals intake represents in our total intake of nutrients –
(a) 0.3 (b) 3.0 (c) 0.5 (d) 5.0
Q.2 Magnetite is the finest iron or with a new higher content iron- up to –
(a) 60% (b) 70% (c) 80% (d) 90%
Q.3 State which is the largest producer of Manganese is –
(a) Karnataka (b) Jharkhand (c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Orissa
Q.4 Which is the oldest oil producing state in India:
(a) Gujarat (b) Maharashtra (c) Assam (d) none of this
Q.5 India now ranks as a super power in the world, that is:
(a) Wind Super Power (b) Solar Super Power (c) Hydel superpower (d) Tidal Super Power
Question. Minerals occur in igneous and metamorphic rocks in ......... .
(a) the veins and the lodes
(c) alluvial deposits
(d) the decomposed surface rocks
Question. Ferrous minerals account for about ......... of the total value of the production of metallic minerals.
Question. About sixty per cent of India’s petroleum production comes from the region of ..........
(d) Mumbai High
Question. Tertiary coal occur in the region of ......... .
(a) Damodar valley
(b) Wardha valley
(c) Godavari valley
(d) North-eastern states
Question. Which is the basic mineral and the backbone of industrial development?
(d) Iron ore
Question. Which one is not a conventional source of energy?
Question. Decaying plants in swamps produce what ......... .
Question. Which metal has a very high content of iron up to 70 per cent?
(a) Magnetite ore
(b) Hematite iron
(c) Hematite ore
(d) Iron ore
Question. Which is the largest producer of manganese ores in India?
Question. Which one of the following is the softest mineral?
Question. Which one of the following is not a property of copper?
(a) It is malleable.
(b) It is ductile.
(c) It is good conductor.
(d) It is hard.
QuestionThe largest bauxite-producing state in India is ......... .
(b) Madhya Pradesh
Question. The most important oil field in Gujarat is ......... .
Question. Neyveli has reserves of ......... .
Question. Name the finest iron ore.
Question. In which state does Nellore mica belt lie?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
Question. The full form of CNG is ......... .
(a) Compound Natural Gas
(b) Complex Natural Gas
(c) Compound New Gas
(d) Compressed Natural Gas
Question. There are over ......... thermal power plants in India.
Question. Which of the following minerals are obtained from veins and lodes?
(i) Zinc (ii) Copper
(iii) Coal (iv) Bauxite
(a) Only (i) and (ii)
(b) Only (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (iii) and (iv)
(d) All of the above
Question. Which of the following is a famous metal?
Question. What is a mineral?
Ans. Mineral is a naturally occurring substance with a definite chemical and crystallographic structure.
Question. Name the industry which uses limestone as its main raw material.
Ans. Cement Industry
Question. Describe any three features of ferrous minerals found in India.
Ans. Ferrous minerals in India account for approximately three-fourths of the total price of the production of metallic minerals. They provide a strong foundation for the expansion of metallurgical industries. India is also a leading exporter of ferrous minerals, magnetite, hematite are some of the common ferrous minerals. Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra are the chief states where these minerals are found.
Question. Why should the use of cattle cake as fuel be discouraged?
Ans. (a) It creates pollution
(b) By burning a manure resource is destroyed, which can improve soil fertility.
Question. Why is conservation of minerals important? How can we conserve minerals?
Ans. Conservation of minerals is important for the following reasons.
(i) Minerals are exhaustible.
(ii) They are limited in availability.
(iii) Minerals have manifold uses.
(iv) Growth of industrialisation has accelerated the extraction of minerals.
We can conserve minerals by making an efficient use of them and using recyclable sources of energy wherever possible.
Question. Describe any three non-conventional sources of energy.
Ans. Non-conventional sources of energy are :
(i) Solar Energy : India is a tropical country. It has enormous possibilities of trapping solar energy. Photovoltaic technology converts sunlight directly into electricity. Solar energy is quickly becoming popular in rural and remote areas.
(ii) Wind Energy : India now ranks as a 'wind super power' in the world. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra and Lakshadweep have important wind farms. Nagericoil and Jaisalmer are well-known for effective use of wind energy in the country.
Question. There is an urgent need to develop a sustainable path of energy development. Give two broad measures for it. As concerned citizens, how can you help to conserve energy?
Ans. Need to use renewable energy resources are :
(i) The growing consumption of energy has resulted in the country becoming increasingly dependent on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas.
(ii) Rising prices of oil and gas and their potential shortages have raised uncertainties about the security of energy supply in future.
(iii) Has serious repercussions on the growth of our country.
(iv) Hence, there is a pressing need to use renewable energy source like solar energy, wind, tide, biomass and energy from waste material.
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