UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /World Geography Miscellaneous MCQ set-2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 On the Equator the day and night are equal

1.On equinoxes

2. On summer solstice

3. On winter solstice

4. Throughout the year


Question:
 Which of the following is incorrect?

1.Within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles there is at least one day in the year during which the sun does not set and at least one day on which it never rises

2. At the North Pole there is darkness for half the year

3. At the summer solstice the sun shines vertically over the Tropic of Capricorn

4. The sun shines vertically over the Equator twice the year


Question:
A large loop like bend in a river is called

1.A river cliff

2. A spur

3. A meander

4. A spit


Question:
A narrow passage of water that connects two large bodies or water is known as

1.Bay

2. Isthmus

3. Strait

4. Archipelago


Question:
A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses is known as

1.Strait

2. Isthmus

3. Headland

4. Bay


Question:
A passenger  on his transcontinental railway journey in Europe comes across the cities. What is the sequence in which he touches these cities in his east to west journey?  1. Belgrade 2. Vienna 3. Sophia 4. Prague

1.1 3 4 2

2. 4 2 1 3

3. 2 3 4 1

4. 3 1 2 4


Question:
A short cut sea route between the European and-Asian countries was provided by

1.Cape of Good Hope route

2. Seuz Canal

3. Panama Canal

4. North Atlantic route


Question:
Adam s bridge connects ________

1.Amman and Damascus

2. Dhanushkodi (Rameshwaram) and Talaimannar

3. Israel and Jerusalem

4. Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman


Question:
Asia accounts for nearly ________ percent of world population.

1.40

2. 45

3. 59

4.70


Question:
Black forest is found in

1.France

2. Germany

3. Czechoslovakia

4. Romania


Question:
Borobudur in Java is famous for

1.Lord Buddha s tooth preserved for posterity

2. ABuddhist Temple

3. Its natural museum

4. Fisheries Research Station


Question:
Caucasian people account for ________ per cent of world population.

1.33

2. 39

3. 29

4.43


Question:
Condensation occurs when

1.The air is cold

2. The air is warm

3. The air is saturated

4. None of the above


Question:
Country peopled almost by migration is

1.The USA

2. Brazil

3. Australia

4. Hawaii


Question:
Cuban economy is based on

1.Fishing

2. Sugarcane cultivation

3. Iron ore mining

4. Dairying


Question:
Cyclones are called as hurricanes in

1.Bangladesh

2. China

3. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

4. Japan


Question:
Death Valley is in

1.The USA

2. Jordan

3. Israel

4. Peru


Question:
Doldrums is/are

1.Mount of sand blown and formed on beaches and in deserts

2. Low pressure belt of calm and light surface winds near the Equator

3. The north-east and south-east winds

4. Planetary winds


Question:
Eskimos belong to

1.Mongoloid race

2. White race

3. Negroid race

4. None of these


Question:
European Turkey is separated from its Asian part by

1.Straits of Bosporus

2. Sea of Marmara

3. Straits of Dardanelles

4. All the above


Question:
Fog is common around Newfoundland coast because ________

1.High tides occur causing storms

2. The rainfall is heavy

3. Warm and cold currents meet

4. Icebergs melt around the coast


Question:
Fold mountains are formed due to forces born out of

1.Tension

2. Compression

3. Expansion

4. Volcanoes


Question:
Hemp of Mesta  Ramie and Kapok are

1.Food crops

2. Fodder crops

3. Fibre crops

4. Plantation crops


Question:
Hydro-electric power provides more than 90% of the total power consumed in

1.Norway

2. Sweden

3. India

4. UK


Question:
In both the hemispheres the trade winds blow towards the

1.Equator

2. Horse latitudes

3. Sub polar low pressure belts

4. Poles


Question:
In hydro power station  the motion produced in turbines is due to

1.Flow of water

2. Burning of coal

3. Burning of diesel

4. Production of steam


Question:
In population  high growth rate is a characteristics of

1.High birth and High mortality rate

2. High birth and Low mortality rate

3. Low birth and Low mortality rate

4. Low birth and High mortality rate


Question:
�Land of Fishermen  refers to

1.Europe

2. Former USSR

3. Norway

4. Japan


Question:
�The Land of the Morning Calm  is

1.Japan

2. Malaysia

3. Indonesia

4. Korea


Question:
Khartoum is situated at the confluence of ________

1.Murray and Darling

2. Porena and Prague

3. Tigris and Euphrates

4. White Nile and Blue Nile


Question:
Kiel Canal connects the North Sea with the ________ sea.

1.Atlantic

2. Baltic

3. Arctic

4. None of these


Question:
Lowest temperature is recorded in

1.USA

2. Mexico

3. Verkhoyansk

4. Alaska


Question:
Mid-latitude grasslands of Canada are known as

1.Steppes

2. Prairies

3. Pampas

4. Downs


Question:
Mid-latitude or temperate forests include the trees of

1.Rosewood Mahogany Rubber

2. Teak Sal Bamboo

3. Pine Fir Spruce

4. Olive Mapple Walnut


Question:
On which or the following African riven is the Kariba Dam one of the world s largest hydel power systems located?

1.The Nile

2. The Niger

3. The Congo

4. The Zambezi


Question:
Podzol is a type of soil which is characteristic of a region under the cover of ________ forest.

1.Deciduous

2. Coniferous

3. Evergreen

4. Alpine


Question:
Scandinavia is a suitable country for exploiting hydroelectricity because of the presence of

1.Lakes

2. Steep slopes

3. Great rivers

4. Waterfalls


Question:
Schist is the metamorphic equivalent of ________.

1.Granite

2. Basalt

3. Shale

4. Dolerite


Question:
Silk production in the world has declined because of

1.Lack of demand

2. Lack of remunerative prices

3. Growing competition from man-made fibres

4. Dearth of skilled labour


Question:
The actual amount or moisture contained in the air is known as

1.Relative humidity

2. Moisture content

3. Dew point

4. Absolute humidity


Question:
The broken hill famous for zinc and lead are located in

1.Turkey

2. France

3. Germany

4. Australia


Question:
The busiest inland water-way of Europe is the Rhine. Its preeminence as a waterway rests on the fact that

1.It flows through the most industrialised part of Europe

2. It follows a rift valley

3. Its course is never frozen

4. It falls in the North Sea


Question:
The capital of South Sudan is

1.Suva

2. Juba

3. Khartoum

4. Taichung


Question:
The correct descending order of the leading producers of milk is

1.China India Russia U.S.

2. India U.S.

3. China Russia

4. U.S.


Question:
The countries which are called the �Rice Bowl  of Asia are

1.China Japan Sri Lanka India

2. Myanmar Thailand Kampuchea and Vietnam

3. India Pakistan Nepal Mongolia

4. Japan Indonesia Malaysia India


Question:
The difference between the diameter of the Earth at the poles and at equator is

1.27 miles

2. 36 miles

3. 48 miles

4. 57 miles


Question:
The formation of Extrusive rocks takes place ________

1.By solidification of magma above the earth s surface

2. Due to excessive pressure at great depths

3. By deposition of magma at a great depth

4. At an intermediate depth by transformation


Question:
The gigantic tidal waves produced by earthquakes are called

1.Breakers

2. Tsunamis

3. Currents

4. Drift


Question:
The Great Barrier Reef is found

1.Close to Greenland

2. Near the Suez Canal

3. In the Bay of Bengal

4. Of the coast of Queensland


Question:
The largest desert in the world is the

1.Sahara

2. Gobi

3. Kalahari

4. Thar


Question:
The major factors responsible for changes in the sizes of population are

1.Births

2. Deaths

3. Migrations

4. All the above


Question:
The most important oil producing area of the USA is

1.The Applachian region

2. The Texas-Louisiana belt

3. The Ohio-Indiana belt

4. The California-Colorado belt


Question:
The only port in erstwhile Soviet Union that is ice free throughout the year is

1.Leningrad

2. Odessa

3. Murmansk

4. Vladivostok


Question:
The Shatt-al-Arab waterway is associated with the

1.Euphrates and Tigris

2. White Nile and Blue Nile

3. Jordan and Firat

4. Oxus and Kabul


Question:
The subject that deals with the regional distribution of human races and their history is called

1.Biogeography

2. Ethnography

3. Cartography

4. Paleontology


Question:
The temperature at which dew is formed is known as

1.Evaporation point

2. Dew point

3. Precipitation point

4. Critical point


Question:
The term �epicentre� is associated with

1.The inner core of the earth

2. The outer core of the Earth

3. Earthquakes

4. Volcanoes


Question:
The trans-continental railway in South America links

1.Moscow and Vladivostok

2. Sao Paulo and Trinidad

3. San Diego and Buenos Aires

4. Valparaiso and Buenos Aires


Question:
The Tropical Grasslands of Brazil are known as

1.Llanos

2. Campos

3. Selvas

4. Savanna


Question:
Three European cities viz Vienna  Budapest and Belgrade lie on the river

1.Volga

2. Rhone

3. Rhine

4. Danube


Question:
Trans-continental railways have played an Important role in

1.International trade

2. Development of resources in the interior of continents

3. Providing employment to people

4. Deportation of prisoners to the interior


Question:
What does the 17th parallel separate?

1.South and North America

2. North and South Korea

3. South and North Vietnam

4. South and North Yemen


Question:
What is the capital of East Timor ?

1.Darwin

2. DiIi

3. Semarang

4. Yogyakarta


Question:
What is the similarity between Milwaukee Deep  Java Trench and Challenger Deep?

1.They all are trenches in the Pacific Ocean

2. They are the deepest points of the Atlantic Indian and Pacific Oceans respectively

3. They all are trenches in the Indian Ocean

4. They all are deeps of the Atlantic Ocean


Question:
Where is Copacabana Beach located?

1.Buenos Aires

2. Hawaiian Islands

3. Rio de Janeiro

4. Valletta


Question:
Where is the Great Barrier Reef located?

1.Pacific Ocean

2. Indian Ocean

3. Atlantic Ocean

4. Arctic Ocean


Question:
Which of the following are reasons for the chief fishing grounds being located in continental shelf areas where cold and warm currents meet? I. Warm currents are rich in phosphates and nitrates II. Plankton � the chief fish feed � thrives in these regions III. The meeting of cold and warm currents allows the water to be well aerated IV. The epicontinental seas allow sunlight to reach almost to the bottom

1.I and III

2. II and IV

3. I II and III

4. II III and IV


Question:
Which of the following are related with �Red Indian�?

1.New Zealand

2. Srilanka

3. North America

4. Kenya


Question:
Which of the following grades of coal has the highest carbon content?

1.Anthracite

2. Bituminous coal

3. Lignite

4. Peat


Question:
Which of the following has to be crossed over to reach Colombo from Kanyakumari?

1.Palk Strait

2. Gulf of Palk

3. Gulf of Mannar

4. Cook Strait


Question:
Which of the following is a correct sequence of increasing depth?

1.Continental shelf Continental slope Deep sea plains Ocean depths

2. Continental slope Continental shelf Deep sea plains Ocean depths

3. Continental shelf Continental slope Ocean depths Deep sea plains

4. Continental slope Continental shelf Ocean depths Deep sea plains


Question:
Which of the following is not a proof of Earth being an oblate spheroid?

1.When a ship goes out to sea first the hull disappears then the upper parts

2. The shadow of the Earth on the Sun during solar eclipse is always curved

3. Photographs of the Earth taken by artificial satellites have confirmed the fact

4. It has been found that polar circumference is lesser than equatorial circumference


Question:
Which of the following is taken into consideration while deciding a shipping route?

1.Depth of the sea

2. Availability of ports and harbours

3. Climate of the region

4. All the above


Question:
Which of the following natural regions is inhabited by the Eskimos of Canada and Alaska  Lappas of Finland and the Samoyeds and Yakuts of Siberia?

1.High Mountain region

2. Polar Tundra

3. The Taiga region

4. Cool (Mid-Latitude) West margin region


Question:
Which of the following set of countries are completely surrounded by land?

1.Libya Zambia Czech Republic

2. Mongolia Zambia Bolivia

3. Paraguay Mongolia Syria

4. Syria Czech Republic Paraguay


Question:
Which of the following varieties of coal accounts for the maximum coal output of the world?

1.Peat

2. Lignite

3. Bituminous

4. Anthracite


Question:
Which one of the following countries is land locked?

1.Bolivia

2. Peru

3. Suriname

4. Uruguay


Question:
Which or the following is known as the lifelines of a country?

1.Natural growth rate of population

2. Food supplies

3. Energy resources

4. Modem means of transport and communication


Question:
Why is very little rice sold in world markets?

1.The farmers cultivating rice exist on subsistence cultivation

2. The main producers of rice are also the main consumers

3. The market price of rice is not very remunerative

4. Rice is not eaten throughout the world


Question:
________ is the largest city in Canada and is the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1.Toronto

2. Chicago

3. Quebec

4. Halifax


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