UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Lithosphere Multiple Choice Questions Set 3 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Find the odd one
 


1.Tsunami

2.Earthquake

3.WindTurbine

4.Cyclone


Question:
 Out of the following geomorphic processes which one is associated with the work of glaciers?
 





1.Corrosion

2.Attrition

3.Corrasion

4.Plucking


Question:
 Residual hill in the desert region is known as ________
 


1.Inlier

2.Inselberg

3.Playa

4.Pediment


Question:
 The Coral reefs are a specimen of
 


1.Temperate Forests

2.Tropical Rain Forest

3.Savannah

4.Coppice Land


Question:
 The Rift Valley is created
 


1.Between two anticlines

2.Between two rifts

3.Erosion of synclinal basin

4.Due to volcanic eruption


Question:
 Which of the following geomorphic pairs is not correct?
 





1.Cirque � Glacier

2.Coral � Ocean

3.Delta � River

4.Pores � Air


Question:
A group of interconnected islands is known as
 





1.Strait

2.Peninsula

3.Archipelago

4.Lagoon


Question:
Anticline is a type of which of the following?
 





1.Riverine

2.Fold Structure

3.Eroded Landmass

4.Delta


Question:
Breaking down of rock in situ is known as ________
 


1.Erosion

2.Weathering

3.Mass wasting

4.Degradation


Question:
Desert building can be prevented by
 





1.Plugging Gullies

2.By stopping Trespassing

3.Contour Ploughing

4.Forming Protective Belts


Question:
Earthquakes occur due to ________
 





1.Frequent occurrence of cyclones

2.Movement of plates of earth which float on the hot volcanic mantle below the earth s surface

3.Too much pressure on land

4.Underground nuclear explosions


Question:
Exposure of rock to the changes of temperature is the cause of ________
 Biological weathering





1.Biological weathering

2.Chemical weathering

3.Degradational weathering

4.Mechanical weathering


Question:
Find the odd one
 





1.Basalt

2.Ruby

3.Emerald

4.Sapphire


Question:
Folding is the result of
 





1.Epeirogenetic force

2.Coriolis force

3.Orogenetic force

4.Exogenetic force


Question:
Formation of magma along the bedding plane results in ________
 

1.Sill

2.Dykes

3.Basalt

4.Laccolith


Question:
Granite display standing quartzite zone because?
 These rocks are resistant to all kinds of erosion

1.These rocks are resistant to all kinds of erosion

2.They do not decay easily

3.They weathers quickly

4.These rocks do not destruct easily


Question:
Igneous rocks are formed from molten rock material. Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?
 





1.Granite

2.Quartz

3.Feldspar

4.Slate


Question:
Igneous rocks are said to be acidic when they contain high proportion of ________
 


1.Iron

2.Magnesium

3.Silica

4.Aluminium


Question:
Longest mountain range in the world is ________
 





1.Himalayas

2.Andes

3.Karakoram

4.Ural mountains


Question:
Molten rock below the surface of the earth is called ________
 





1.Basalt

2.Laccolith

3.Lava

4.Magma


Question:
Name the Continents that form a mirror image of each other
 

1.North America and South America

2.Asia and Africa

3.Africa and South America

4.Europe and Asia


Question:
Of the floating iceberg in the sea the portion remaining above the sea level is ________
 


1.1/10th

2.1/9th

3.1/6th

4.1/5th


Question:
Rocks which are formed by the solidification of lava on the earth s surface are ________
 


1.Sandstone

2.Velocity of Air

3.Granites

4.Basalts


Question:
Shale is metamorphosed into which of the following rocks?
 





1.Graphite

2.Gneise

3.Marble

4.Slate


Question:
The best representative of the acid igneous rocks is ________
 





1.Basalt

2.Granite

3.Dolerite

4.Gabbro


Question:
The cause of Earthquake is
 


1.Disturbances in Earth surface

2.Adjustment in the layers of Earth s crust

3.Destruction in shell system

4.Rise in plates


Question:
The formation of  Mushroom Rocks  in deserts is an example of which of the following?
 


1.Erosion

2.Abrasion

3.Attrition

4.None


Question:
The gentle  seaward sloping  surface from the coasts is called
 





1.Continental shelf

2.Abyssal plains

3.Continental rise

4.Submarine ridges


Question:
The headland in sea is called
 


1.Strait

2.Peninsula

3.Isthmus

4.Island


Question:
The instrument to measure the magnitude of Earthquake is called
 





1.Ideograph

2.Pantograph

3.Argograph

4.Seismograph


Question:
The instrument used for recording earthquake waves is ________
 





1.Barograph

2.Hydrograph

3.Pantograph

4.Seismograph


Question:
The largest volcano crater in the world is ________
 





1.Vesuvius (Italy)

2.Toba (Indonesia)

3.Etna (Sicily)

4.Stromboli (Sicily)


Question:
The Metamorphism of Shale occurs in which of the following rocks?
 





1.Graphite

2.Gneiss

3.Marble

4.Slate


Question:
The Richter scale is used to measure which of the following?
 





1.Humidity of Air

2.Velocity of Air

3.Magnitude of Earthquake

4.Density of Liquid


Question:
The theory of continental drift is supported by:I. similarities between the coastline of South America and AfricaII. the similarity of rocks of Central Africa southern India Brazil and AustraliaIII. evidence of fossilsIV. survival of marsupials in Australia
 

1.I II and IV

2.Ii II and III

3.II III and IV

4.I II III and IV


Question:
The Volcanic activities are found more in
 





1.Hawaii

2.Japan

3.Columbia

4.New Zealand


Question:
The youngest mountain range in the world is ________
 





1.Western Ghats

2.Himalayas

3.Aravallis

4.Andes


Question:
Tsunami is a large sea wave caused by an earthquake experienced along the coasts of ________
 India

1.India

2.China

3.Australia

4.Japan


Question:
What are Obsidian Andesite Gabbro and Peridotite?
 


1.Intrusive rocks

2.Sedimentary rocks

3.Extrusive rocks

4.Metamorphic rocks


Question:
What is changed in metamorphic rocks?
 





1.Structure

2.Formation

3.(1) and (2) both

4.Actual chemical composition


Question:
What is the cupshaped mouth of volcanoes?
 





1.Centre of Origin

2.Epicentre

3.Crater

4.Cinder Cone


Question:
What is the incident of movement of landmass and rockfalls?
 Landslide





1.Landslide

2.Earth progression

3.Scaling off

4.Weathering


Question:
What is the main cause of Tsunami?
 





1.Volcano

2.Cyclone

3.Earthquake on Sea Surface

4.Gravitation of Moon


Question:
What is the name of the sand mound formed by high speed of wind?
 


1.Cliff

2.Cirque

3.Dune

4.Hamada


Question:
Which is the largest desert of the world?
 


1.Sahara

2.Gobi

3.Thar

4.Taklamakan


Question:
Which of the following city is the capital of desert country Mali?
 





1.Damascus

2.Bamako

3.Adra

4.Ankara


Question:
Which of the following features are product of volcanicity?I. AtollII. CalderaIII. BatholithIV. Geosyncline

1. I II and III

2.I and IV

3.II and III

4.I III and IV


Question:
Which of the following is not an Igneous Rock?
 





1.Dolomite

2.Granite

3.Basalt

4.Gabbro


Question:
Which of the following is the highest plateau in the world?
 


1.Colorado Plateau

2.Pamir Plateau

3.Patagonia Plateau

4.Potwar Plateau


Question:
Which of the following rock has formed the Earth s crust?
 





1.Igneous

2.Metamorphic

3.Sedimentary

4.Carbonate


Question:
Which one of the following types of volcanic eruptions is not usually explosive?



1.Pelean

2.Hawaiian

3.Strombolian

4.Vulcanian


Question:
Why do Fold Mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks?
 





1.Due to deposition of sediments in a valley for millions of years

2.Due to accumulation of sediments in a geosyncline

3.The plains were folded into mountains

4.The sediments were folded into recumbent and nappe folds


Question:
Winds blowing constantly in one direction in rocky deserts form
 


1.Chimneys

2.Mushrooms rocks

3.Yardangs

4.Demoiselles


Question:
______ are defined as the mass movement of rock debris or Earth down a slope.
 





1.Earthquake

2.Cyclone

3.Flood

4.Landslide


Question:
________ is an example of intrusive igneous rock.
 


1.Conglomerate

2.Shale

3.Sandstone

4.Granite


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