UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /World Geography Miscellaneous MCQ set-1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A country lying within the Arctic Circle having geysers is

1.Greenland

2. Iceland

3.Norway

4. Denmark


Question:
A geographical mile is a measure of length equal to one sixtieth of a degree or one minute (1?) of latitude. It varies with latitudes but is approximately equals

1.7200 feet

2. 6080 feet

3.4500 feet

4. 6000 feet


Question:
Albert Canal links ________ and ________

1.Manchester and Antwerp

2. Antwerp and Frankfurt

3.Antwerp and Liege

4. Manchester and Liege


Question:
Among the following countries which one is the most densely populated?

1.Belgium

2. France

3.Germany

4. The Netherlands


Question:
Amongst the following which is the largest island?

1.England

2. Japan

3.Borneo

4. New Guinea


Question:
Bangkok lies on river

1.Kizil

2. Spree

3.Karnaphuli

4. Maenam


Question:
Barkhans are

1.Depositional features of wind action

2. Erosional features associated with rivers

3.Erosional features associated with wind action

4. Depositional features of glacial action


Question:
Boll-Weevil is a pest that attack the ________ crop.

1.Jute

2. Cotton

3.Hemp

4. Flax


Question:
Collective Farm of Ukraine is also known as

1.Kolkhoz

2. Dom

3.Ryckay Eezik

4. Sovkhoz


Question:
Copper alloys with tin to give

1.Brass

2. Bronze

3.German silver

4. Zinc


Question:
Ferrels Law is associated with the

1.Velocity of winds

2. High pressure of winds

3.Low pressure of winds

4. Direction of winds


Question:
Fish farming is practised in

1.Africa

2. South Africa

3.China

4. Peru and Brazil


Question:
Great Barrier Reef the worlds largest Coral reef is located in

1.Caribbean Islands

2. Australia

3.Philippines

4. Indonesia


Question:
Hammada is the name given to ________.

1.An icy desert

2. A sandy desert

3.A stony desert

4. None of the above


Question:
Horizontal transfer of heat is known as

1.Advection

2. Convection

3.Conduction

4. Elliptical line


Question:
If A and B are two stations antipode to each other then their

1.Seasons are opposite

2. Day and night are opposite

3.Seasons day and night are opposite

4. Climates are opposite


Question:
In the Himalayas the melting or the snow is more on the

1.Southern slopes

2. Northern slopes

3.Eastern slopes

4. Western slopes


Question:
In which of the following countries is the ratio of hydroelectric generation to the total electricity generation the highest?

1.Norway

2. Sweden

3.Italy

4. Denmark


Question:
India is developing Chabahar Port in which of the following countries?

1.Iraq

2. Oman

3.Iran

4. Afghanistan


Question:
International date line is a/an

1.Straight line

2. Curved line

3.Zigzag line

4. Elliptical line


Question:
�Recycling is a method for conserving the resources of

1.Coal

2. Oil

3.Copper

4. Limestone


Question:
�The Scented Isle in the Mediterranean Sea is

1.Sardinia

2. Corsica

3.Sicily

4. Crete


Question:
Ladang refers to

1.Shifting cultivation

2. Plantation agriculture

3.Subsistence type of agriculture

4. Dry farming


Question:
Nautical mile is a unit of distance used in

1.Space travel

2. Navigation

3.Aviation

4. Communication


Question:
Of the total water on the Earth fresh water reserve a constitute approximately

1.70%

2. 3%

3.10%

4.9%


Question:
Outwash plain is a depositional feature associated with

1.Rivers

2. Wind

3.Glacier

4. Wave


Question:
Strait of Malacca separates ________

1.Sumatra and Malaysia

2. Java and Brunei

3.Sumatra and Java

4. Malaysia and Brunei


Question:
Sunda Trench lies in ________

1.Atlantic Ocean

2. Pacific Ocean

3.Indian Ocean

4. Antarctic Ocean


Question:
The age of a tree can be estimated by

1.Its height

2. The girth of its trunk

3.The number and size of its branches

4. The number of concentric rings on a cross-section of its trunk


Question:
The approximate depth of the Mariana Trench or the Pacific Ocean is

1.5530 m

2. 7530 m

3.11030 m

4. 13030 m


Question:
The Continents of Africa and Europe at their close at point are separated from each other by the strait of

1.Messina

2. Bonifacio

3.Gibraltar

4. Otranto


Question:
The countries with the lowest and worst economic conditions in the world referred to as the �Pole of hunger are

1.European Countries

2. Middle East Countries

3.Mid-West Countries

4. South East Asian Countries


Question:
The depositional feature at the point where the river comes down from hills to plain is

1.Meander

2. Water fall

3.Levee

4. Alluvial fan


Question:
The Doctor is a wind which

1.Is enervating

2. Withers plants

3.Is injurious to health

4. Is conducive to health


Question:
The Earths population has ________ since the turn of the century.

1.Stayed the same

2. Doubled

3.Trebled

4. Multiplied ten times


Question:
The first oil well in the world was drilled at

1.Assam

2. Japan

3.Pensylvania

4. Former USSR


Question:
The Great Barrier Reef is ________

1.Conglomeration of corals in Australian waters

2. Mountains range in Utah U.S.

3.Salt hills of Afghanistan

4. Sub-Oceanic mountain in South China Sea


Question:
The greatest diversity of animal and plant species occurs

1.Temperate deciduous forests

2. Tropical moist forests

3.Heavily polluted rivers

4. Deserts and savannas


Question:
The international air route from West Europe to East Asia passes through India because ________

1.India is a busy centre situated between the two places

2. It provides the shortest route

3.India is the only country in Asia providing refuelling capacity

4. None of these


Question:
The internationally recognised scale for describing wind speeds is ________.

1.The Richter Scale

2. The Mohos Scale

3.The Modified Mercalli Scale

4. The Beaufort Scale


Question:
The largest country in the world (area-wise) is

1.China

2. India

3.Russia

4. The USA


Question:
The latitude also known as the

1.Tropic of Capricorn

2. Tropic of Cancer

3.Antarctic Circle

4. Arctic Circle


Question:
The moat abundant element in sea water is

1.Sodium

2. Chlorine

3.Magnesium

4. Sulphur


Question:
The most salty basin in the world is the

1.Caspian Sea

2. Dead Sea

3.Red Sea

4. Arabian Sea


Question:
The most typical Australian tree which sheds its bark instead of leaves is

1.Eucalyptus

2. Teak

3.Birch

4. Oak


Question:
The Radcliff Line demarcates the boundary between

1.India and China

2. India and Pakistan

3.Pakistan and Afghanistan

4. India and Afghanistan


Question:
The snowline is the line on mountain or hill slope which

1.Is the highest limit of perpetual snow .

2. Is the lowest limit of perpetual snow

3.Represents the highest amount of snowfall received

4. Represents the lowest amount of snowfall received


Question:
The Trans-Siberian railway links

1.The Baltic coast with the North Sea

2. Leningrad with Oldiotsk

3.Buanos Aires with Valparaiso

4. Leningrad with Vladivostok


Question:
The trees of spruce fir pine etc are found in which of the following natural regions of the Earth?

1.Siberian Type

2. Tundra Type

3.Taiga Type

4. Laurentian Type


Question:
The tropical rain forests in the Amazon basin is known as

1.Savanna

2. Prairies

3.Selvas

4. Pampas


Question:
The USA is deficient in domestic supplies of

1.Copper

2. Lead

3.Zinc

4. Manganese


Question:
The Worlds biggest concrete structure Three Gorges Dam is located in which of the following countries?

1.China

2. Taiwan

3.Malaysia

4. Thailand


Question:
The worlds largest inland sea is ________.

1.The Black Sea

2. The Dead Sea

3.The Caspian Sea

4. The Aral Sea


Question:
The years 1700 1800 and 1900 were

1.Leap years

2. Not leap years

3.Famine years

4. Years of natural calamities


Question:
Tin Bigha corridor connects

1.India and Pakistan

2. India and China

3.Bangladesh and Pakistan

4. Bangladesh and India


Question:
Tropical deserts are rich in ________ resources.

1.Mineral

2. Agricultural

3.Soil

4. Animal


Question:
Wavy hair is characteristic or

1.Neanderthal man

2. Nordic race

3.Mongoloid race

4. Cromagnon man


Question:
What is a graticule?

1.The network of intersecting parallels and meridians on a map

2. The network of intersections of Equator and Prime Meridian

3.The intersection of roads

4. The intersection of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn


Question:
What is the administrative capital of South Africa?

1.Cape Town

2. Johannesburg

3.Kimberley

4. Pretoria


Question:
What is the average salt content in a litre of seawater?

1.39 gm.

2. 37 gm.

3.35 gm.

4. 32 gm.


Question:
What is the usual altitude of the plains?

1.Sea level

2. Less than 500 metres above sea level

3.Less than 600 metres above sea level

4. Less than 800 metres above sea level


Question:
What percentage or all water available on the Earth is contained in the oceans?

1.50%

2. 70%

3.86%

4.97%


Question:
When does winter solstice occur in the Northern Hemisphere?

1.21st June

2. 22nd December

3.21st March

4. 23rd March


Question:
When humidity is expressed in terms of percentage then it is known as

1.Absolute humidity

2. Specific humidity

3.Relative humidity

4. Ratio humidity


Question:
Where are most or the Earths active volcanoes concentrated at present?

1.South America

2. Africa

3.Pacific Ocean

4. Europe


Question:
Which among these is a form of precipitation?

1.Dew

2. Fog

3.Mist

4. Hail


Question:
Which among these is an intermontane plateau?

1.Deccan

2. Anatolia

3.Columbia

4. Tibet


Question:
Which country is known as the Emerald Isle?

1.Great Britain

2. Ireland

3.Japan

4. New Zealand


Question:
Which is the correct sequence of the given American cities from West to East?

1.Salt Lake City � Pittsburgh � San Francisco � Boston

2. San Francisco � Salt Lake City Pittsburgh � Boston

3.Salt Lake City � San Francisco � Boston � Pittsburgh

4. San Pittsburgh � Salt Lake City � Boston


Question:
Which is the smallest Country (in population)?

1.Vatican city

2. Nauru

3.Monaco

4. Palau


Question:
Which of the following are not pastoral nomads?

1.Pygmies

2. Kazaks

3.Masai

4. Lapps


Question:
Which of the following gives the correct decreasing order in numbers in the food chain pyramid?1. Primary Producers2. Herbivores3. Carnivores4. Man

1.1 2 3 4

2. 1 3 2 4

3.4 3 2 1

4. 1 2 4 3


Question:
Which of the following is known as the cold pole of the world?

1.Laurentian region of Canada

2. Verkhoyansk in Russia

3.Antarctica

4. Greenland


Question:
Which of the following is the longest Railway Tunnel?

1.St. Gothard (Switzerland

2. East Finchley (London)

3.Cascade (U.S.)

4. Tanna (Japan)


Question:
Which of the following reflects radio waves back to the Earth?

1.Ionosphere

2. Thermosphere

3.Tropopause

4. Mesopause


Question:
Which one of the following descriptions denotes the phenomenon of El Nino ?

1.A violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground

2. The deflection of the ocean currents in the northern and southern hemispheres due to the rotation of Earth

3.The Anomalous widespread warming of the sea surface of the tropical east and central Pacific Ocean

4. The revolving tropical storms of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico


Question:
Which one the following condition is not favourable for the formation of delta?

1.Active vertical and lateral erosion in the lower course of the rivers

2. Coast should be preferably tideless

3.Sea adjoining the delta should be shallow

4. There should be no strong current running at right angles to the river mouths


Question:
White coal refers to

1.Hydroelectricity

2. Petroleum

3.Uranium

4. Coal


Question:
Worlds highest urban density of population occurs in ____

1.Kolkata

2. Tokyo

3.New York

4. London


Question:
You find some local people living in log cabins in

1.Tropical rainforest

2. Taiga regions

3.Deserts

4. Mediterranean regions


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