Lifelines of National Economy MCQs for Class 10 Geography Chapter 7


CBSE Class 10 Geography Contemporary India Book Chapter 7 “Lifelines of National Economy” Multiple Choice Questions with Answers



Lifelines of National Economy MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 10 Geography Contemporary India Book Chapter 7 Lifelines of National Economy. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.



Q1. Who is responsible for the movement of goods and services from their supply locations to demand locations?

A. Industrialist
B. Manufacturer
C. Trader
D. Consumer


Q2. India has one of the largest road networks in the world, aggregating to about …. lakh km?

A. 50
B. 56
C. 65
D. 62


Q3. What are the reasons for the growing importance of road transport vis-à-vis rail transport?

A. Railways are expensive mode of travel and cargo
B. roads can traverse comparatively more dissected and undulating topography
C. Roads are more popular medium of travelling
D. Railways are more restricting



Q4. The government has launched a major road development project linking DelhiKolkata-Chennai-Mumbai and Delhi by …….lane Super Highways?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 2
D. 8


Q5. National Highway No.1 runs between which two cities?

A. Delhi- Nagpur
B. Delhi- Kanpur
C. Delhi – Amritsar
D. Delhi- Jaipur


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Q6. What are state highways?

A. Roads linking a state capital with different district headquarters
B. Roads linking different districts in a state
C. Roads linking a state capital with other state capitals
D. Roads linking State capital with important cities


Q7. Railways are the principal mode of transportation for ……. and passengers in India?

A. Traveling
B. Freight
C. Time saving
D. Comfort levels


Q8. The Indian Railway is now reorganised into ……zones?

A. 14
B. 12
C. 10
D. 16


Q9. What is the most important factor that influences the distribution pattern of the Railway network in the country?

A. Physiographic factor
B. popularity
C. Administrative factor
D. Freight charges



Q10. What are the favourable conditions for the growth of railways in the Northern plains?

A. vast level land
B. Freight charges
C. Administrative reasons
D. Good economy


Q11. How are the railway tracks laid in the hilly terrains of the peninsular region?

A. Smooth and levelled
B. Angular
C. through low hills, gaps or tunnels.
D. Steep slopes


Q12. Which states have been difficult for building railway tracks?

A. Rajasthan, gujarat, Madhya Pradesh
B. Himachal Pradesh
C. West Bengal
D. Tamil Nadu


Q13. Today, the railways have become …….. important in our national economy than all other means of transport put together.

A. Not so
B. Very
C. Most
D. Not at all

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Q14.What is pipeline transport used for?

A. automobiles
B. natural gas from oil and natural gas fields to refineries
C. Everything can be transported
D. Metattalic goods only


Q15. Name one important network of pipeline transportation in the country?

A. From oil field in upper Assam to Kanpur
B. From Maharashtra to Delhi
C. Gujarat connects Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh
D. From Madhya Pradesh to Haryana


Q16. Which is the cheapest means of transport for goods and carriers?

A. Roadways
B. Waterways
C. Airways
D. Pipelines


Q17. India has inland navigation waterways of ……….. km in length?

A. 14000
B. 14200
C. 14500
D. 14800


Q18. How much of the indian waterways are navigable by mechanised vessels?

A. 5785
B. 5875
C. 5765
D. 5675



Q19. which are the important transport waterways?

A. The Ganga
B. The Indusi
C. Kaveri waterways
D. Godavari stretch


Q20. percent of the country’s trade volume is moved by sea?

A. 95
B. 98
C. 90
D. 85


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Q21. ……….percent of the country’s trade in terms of value is moved by sea?

A. 65
B. 68
C. 64
D. 60


Q22. What is the length of India’s coastline?

A. 7517.6
B. 7516.6
C. 7615.5
D. 7614.5


Q23. How many major seaports are there in India?

A. 13
B. 14
C. 12
D. 10


Q24. Which port of India is a tidal port?

A. Jawaharlal Nehru port, Mumbai
B. Kandla Port
C. Mormugao port (Goa)
D. New Mangalore port


Q25. Which port India has a natural harbour?

A. Mormugao port (Goa)
B. Jawaharlal Nehru port, Mumbai
C. Kandla Port
D. Kochchi Port


Q26. Which is the premier iron ore exporting port of the country?

A. Mormugao port (Goa)
B. Jawaharlal Nehru port, Mumbai
C. New Mangalore port
D. Kochchi Port


Q27. Which is the deepest landlocked and well-protected port?

A. Chennai Port
B. Visakhapatnam
C. Kolkata
D. Mormugao port (Goa)


Q28. Why is air travel preferred in the northeastern states?

A. big rivers, dissected relief, dense forests and frequent floods and international frontiers
B. Other modes are not organized
C. The railway track is disturbed by physical features
D. Road transport is uneasy on the long drives


Q29. When was air transport nationalised?

A. 1950
B. 1953
C. 1955
D. 1958


Q30. Pawanhans Helicopters Ltd. provides helicopter services to ………… inaccessible areas and difficult terrains like the north-eastern states and the interior parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand?

A. transporting crude oil, petroleum products
B. fertilizer factories and big thermal power plants.
C. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
D. Solids


Q31. Which of these is not a means of mass communication?

A. television,
B. Radio,
C. press,
D. Letter


Q32. The Indian postal network is the …………largest in the world?

A. First
B. Second
C. Third
D. Fourth


Q33. ………………… are considered first-class mail and are airlifted between stations covering both land and air.

A. Newspapers
B. Book Packets
C. Periodicals
D. Cards and envelopes


Q34. Book packets, registered newspapers and periodicals are considered ………….

A. First class mail
B. Premium mail
C. Second class mail
D. Prime mail


Q35. Name a channel that has been introduced recently to facilitate quick delivery of mails in large towns and cities?

A. Rajdhani Channel,
B. Akashvani Channel,
C. Fm Channel
D. Centre Channel


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Q36. The focus of Digital India Programme is on being transformative to realise……….

A. IT (Indian Talent)
B. IT (Information Technology)
C. IT (India Tomorrow)
D. IT (India Today)


Q37. What is the full form of STD?

A. Subsidised Trunk dialling
B. Subscriber Trunk Dialling
C. State Trunk Dialing
D. Subsidy Trunk Dialing


Q38. Excluding urban places more than ………. of the villages in India have already been covered with Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) telephone facility?

A. Half
B. Two- third
C. One- fourth
D. Three- fourth


Q39. India is the ………. largest producer of feature films in the world?

A. Second
B. Fourth
C. First
D. Third


Q40. The Central Board of Film Certification is the authority to certify …………….?

A. Indian films
B. Indian and foreign film
C. Regional films
D. Foreign films coming to India


Q41. The exchange of goods among people, states and countries is referred to as ………?

A. Foreign exchange
B. Business
C. Merchandise
D. Trade


Q42. The ………….. is the place where trade takes place?

A. Stock exchange
B. Market
C. Mart
D. Fete


Q43. Advancement of international trade of a country is considered the economic …………. for a country

A. Index
B. Indicator
C. Barometer
D. Pointer


Q44. What is the balance of trade of a country ?

A. the difference between its export and import
B. Amount of imports made
C. Amount of exports made
D. Equal amount of value of export and import


Q45. India has trade relations with …….. of the major trading blocs and all geographical regions of the world.

A. Few
B. Many
C. All
D. None


Q46. Which commodities are exported from India to other countries?

A. Gems
B. furniture
C. electronics
D. utensils


Q47. Foreign tourists visit India for ……….

A. Residing purposes
B. Trade
C. Heritage tourism
D. Religious tourism


Q48. Which one of the following terms is used to describe trade between two or more countries?

A. Internal trade
B. External trade
C. International trade
D. Local trade


Q49. Which one of the following states is not connected with the H.V.J. pipeline?

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Maharashtra
D. Uttar Pradesh


Q50. Which mode of transportation reduces trans-shipment losses and delays?

A. Railways
B. Pipeline
C. Roadways
D. Waterways

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Answer key for Class 10 Geography Contemporary India Book Chapter 7 – Lifelines of National Economy MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 C 21 B 41 D
2 B 22 B 42 B
3 B 23 C 43 C
4 B 24 B 44 A
5 C 25 D 45 C
6 A 26 A 46 A
7 B 27 B 47 C
8 D 28 A 48 C
9 A 29 B 49 C
10 A 30 C 50 B
11 C 31 D
12 A 32 A
13 C 33 D
14 B 34 C
15 A 35 A
16 B 36 B
17 C 37 B
18 C 38 B
19 A 39 C
20 A 40 B


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