UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /World Geography Miscellaneous MCQ set-4 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 By what name the Third World Countries are now commonly referred to?

1. Least developed countries

2. Underdeveloped countries

3. Developing countries

4. Underdeveloped countries


Question:
 Isolines are lines Joining places having

1. Equal temperature

2. Equal diurnal range of temperature

3. Equal salinity

4. Equal cloud cover


Question:
 Moraine is

1. A tribe inhabiting the equatorial region

2. The debris of fragments of rock material brought down with the movement of a glacier

3. A salt water lake in Arabia

4. A nocturnal animal found in Amazon forests


Question:
 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

1. Abuja : Nigeria

2. Ashkhabad : Turkmenistan

3. Pretoria : South Africa

4. Rabat : Yemen


Question:
Albert Canal links ________ and ________

1. Manchester and Antwerp

2. Antwerp and Frankfurt

3. Antwerp and Liege

4. Manchester and Liege


Question:
Amur one of the longest rivers in the worlds is in

1. Africa

2. South America

3. Asia

4. Europe


Question:
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are connected by ________ canal

1. Suez

2. Panama

3. Kiel

4. Soo


Question:
Beaufort scale is an internationally recognised scale for describing

1. Earthquake intensity

2. Noise level

3. Wind speed

4. Radioactive intensity


Question:
Canals serve as passage of communication in the city of ________ in Italy.

1. Rome

2. Venice

3. Turin

4. Genoa


Question:
Doldrum is an area of ________.

1. Low rainfall

2. Low temperature

3. Low pressure

4. High winds


Question:
Durand line is the border common to which two countries?

1. India and China

2. China and Afghanistan

3. India and Tibet

4. Pakistan and Afghanistan


Question:
First railway line in the world was laid in ________

1. Western U.S.

2. North-East England

3. Federal Republic of Germany

4. Russia


Question:
Fjords abound the coast of

1. Sweden

2. France

3. Norway

4. Germany


Question:
Greenland is the largest island of the worl It is an integral part of

1. Norway

2. North America

3. Denmark

4. Canada


Question:
Horizontal transfer of heat is known as

1. Advection

2. Convection

3. Conduction

4. Elliptical line


Question:
Hurricanes or typhoons (tropical cyclones) develop and mature

1. Over land bodies only

2. In a belt 35�-65� N and S latitudes

3. Anywhere in the tropical zone

4. Over water bodies only


Question:
In which country will you find the river Po?

1. China

2. Italy

3. Sri Lanka

4. Zambia


Question:
In which of the following country the first iron bridge was constructed?

1. England

2. Italy

3. Greece

4. France


Question:
Jute requires

1. Hot and humid climate

2. Cold climate

3. Hot and dry climate

4. Mediterranean climate


Question:
Kolkhoz and Sovkhoz are

1. Farming organization on agriculture

2. Fertile alluvial lands

3. High yielding variety seeds

4. Breeds of cattle


Question:
Ladang refers to

1. Shifting cultivation

2. Plantation agriculture

3. Subsistence type of agriculture

4. Dry farming


Question:
Lake Manasarovar is in

1. Sikkim

2. Tibet

3. Kashmir

4. Himachal Pradesh


Question:
Latex is a name for

1. A milk product

2. Latent heat

3. Crude rubber

4. Refined honey


Question:
Lesotho is ________

1. An island in Mediterranean Sea

2. An important seaport in Tanzania

3. A country completely surrounded by South Africa

4. A mountain peak in Zambia


Question:
Malaspine Glacier is in

1. Karakoram Range

2. Alps

3. Alaska

4. Hindukush


Question:
Mixed farming involves

1. Both crops and livestock

2. Growing a series of different crops

3. Specialised cultivation of vegetables and fruits

4. Pooling land voluntarily and managing it jointly under a democratic constitution


Question:
Mount Kailas is in

1. Nepal

2. Tibet

3. Sikkim

4. Bhutan


Question:
Mount Kilimanjaro is in

1. Alaska

2. Argentina

3. Chile

4. Tanzania


Question:
Outwash plain is a depositional feature associated with

1. Rivers

2. Wind

3. Glacier

4. Wave


Question:
Panama Canal has locks alone its path in order to

1. Regulate traffic

2. Permit check by customs staff

3. Control the level of water

4. Collect canal dues


Question:
People living in South India generally have more features of

1. Caucasoid

2. Mongoloid

3. Negroid

4. None of these


Question:
Pygmies are people living in

1. Congo forests

2. Namibia

3. Kenya

4. Cape Province


Question:
Quartzite is metamorphosed from

1. Limestone

2. Obsidian

3. Sandstone

4. Shale


Question:
Quinine is obtained from the

1. Mulberry tree

2. Eucalyptus tree

3. Cinchona plant

4. Cocoa plant


Question:
Railways are best suited for

1. Passenger traffic for distances upto 1000 km

2. Freight traffic for bulky commodities

3. Urban commuters

4. Fast passenger movement


Question:
Recycling is a method for conserving the resources of

1. Coal

2. Oil

3. Copper

4. Limestone


Question:
Shortest air route from New Delhi to Vancouver will be ________

1. New Delhi � Bangkok � Tokyo � Vancouver

2. New Delhi � London � New York � Vancouver

3. New Delhi � Moscow � London � Vancouver

4. New Delhi � Paris � New York � Vancouver


Question:
Simla is cooler than Amritsar although they are on the same latitude. This is because

1. Shimla is further north

2. Shimla is at greater height above sea level than Amritsar

3. Shimla is farther from the Equator

4. Their longitudes differ


Question:
Strait of Malacca separates ________

1. Sumatra and Malaysia

2. Java and Brunei

3. Sumatra and Java

4. Malaysia and Brunei


Question:
Sunspots generally wax and wane over a/an

1. 11-year cycle

2. 25-year cycle

3. 3-year cycle

4. 15-year cycle


Question:
Takla Makan desert is situated in

1. Mongolia

2. Tibet

3. Sinkiang

4. South West China


Question:
The Australian state which is an island is ________

1. Queensland

2. Java

3. Tasmania

4. New Guinea


Question:
The biggest railway Junction in the United States is

1. New York

2. Chicago

3. St Louis

4. Washington DC


Question:
The capital city of Kenya is ________.

1. Nairobi

2. Entebbe

3. Cairo

4. Port Louis


Question:
The construction of Panama Canal in 1913 eliminated the long and hazardous voyage

1. Round the stormy Cape Horn

2. Round the Cape of Good Hope

3. Between North and South America

4. In the stormy Atlantic Ocean


Question:
The continents of the world are mainly composed of

1. Core

2. Mantal

3. Sial

4. Sima


Question:
The country which is commonly known as The Land of Golden Fleece is ________

1. Australia

2. Britain

3. France

4. Japan


Question:
The country worst affected by cyclones and accompanying floods is ________.

1. Indonesia

2. Sri Lanka

3. Pakistan

4. Bangladesh


Question:
The deflection of the wind to the right in the northern hemisphere and to Its left in the southern hemisphere is caused by the

1. Rotation of the Earth

2. Revolution of the Earth

3. Uneven heating of the Earth

4. All the above


Question:
The Density of population in any region is measured by numbers of

1. People

2. Children

3. Families

4. Houses


Question:
The Earths axis is tilted at an angle of ________ degrees from the perpendicular to its orbital plane.

1. 17.5�

2. 23.5�

3. 36�

4. 45�


Question:
The flat temperate grasslands of the Hungarian plains are known as ________.

1. Steppe

2. Prairies

3. Pampas

4. Pusztas


Question:
The hair or Nordic races is generally

1. Blond

2. Woolly

3. Straight

4. All of these


Question:
The largest amongst the following seas is ________.

1. The Red Sea

2. The South China Sea

3. The Caribbean Sea

4. The Andaman Sea


Question:
The largest fresh water body (volume-wise) in the world is lake

1. Baikal

2. Titicaca

3. Superior

4. Victoria


Question:
The largest Inland Sea is the

1. Black Sea

2. Dead Sea

3. Caspian Sea

4. Aral Sea


Question:
The meeting or warm and cold currents in the ocean gives rise to

1. Frost

2. Rain

3. Fog

4. Cloud-burst


Question:
The most valuable cash crop of Brazil is

1. Tea

2. Coffee

3. Cardamom

4. Spices


Question:
The north flowing rivers of Siberia are not of much use for navigation mainly because

1. They are too shallow in the dry season

2. The lower courses remain frozen for many months

3. They flow through uninhabited areas

4. They lack navigation facilities to ensure safety


Question:
The North Pole is always in the light

1. From September 23 to March 21

2. From March 21 to September 23

3. From June 21 to December 22

4. On June 21


Question:
The Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park Wyoming is a/an

1. Hot spring

2. Extinct volcano

3. Geyser

4. Oak tree


Question:
The process which leads to the formation of clouds is known as

1. Evaporation

2. Condensation

3. Cloud-transpiration

4. Precipitation


Question:
The shallow waters of continental shelves are rich fishing grounds. An example of such area is

1. North Sea

2. Baltic Sea

3. Mediterranean Sea

4. Red Sea


Question:
The South African River draining into Atlantic Ocean is

1. Orange

2. Zambezi

3. Limpopo

4. Nile


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 velocity of wind is related to

1. Revolution of the Earth

2. Rotation of the Earth

3. Temperature

4. Pressure gradient


Question:
The worlds largest port is ________.

1. Mumbai

2. Sydney

3. New York/New Jersey

4. Singapore


Question:
The worlds major fishing grounds are located along the eastern shores of continents between 40� N and 50� N latitudes where cool and warm currents converge. An example or such area is

1. The Grand Banks off Newfoundland

2. The Dogger Bank in the North Sea

3. The coastal region of Norway

4. Fisheries off the coast of Peru


Question:
Through which one of the following Straits does a tunnel connect the United Kingdom and France?

1. Davis Strait

2. Denmark Strait

3. Strait of Dover

4. Strait of Gibraltar


Question:
Tibet the highest plateau in the world is a

1. Piedmont plateau

2. Intermontane plateau

3. Continental plateau

4. Volcanic plateau


Question:
Trincomalee is a port situated on the

1. East coast Tamil Nadu

2. East coast of Sri Lanka

3. East coast Andhra Pradesh

4. West coast of Sri Lanka


Question:
Vernal equinox occurs on the

1. 23rd September

2. 21st March

3. 21st June

4. 22nd December


Question:
What is the capital of Rwanda?

1. Libreville

2. Kigali

3. Copenhagen

4. Bogota


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 was Norways rank in 2016 Human Development Index published by the United Nations Development Programme?

1. 1

2. 10

3. 100

4.200


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 is Ninety East Ridgesituated?

1. Pacific Ocean

2. Indian Ocean

3. Atlantic Ocean

4. Arctic Ocean


Question:
Which among the following is a renewable source?

1. Forest

2. Coal

3. Limestone

4. Sand


Question:
Which among the following is the greatest inland waterway in Europe?

1. Thames

2. Elbe

3. Rhine

4. Volga


Question:
Which city is called the City of Perpetual Spring?

1. Colombo

2. Quito

3. Lisbon

4. Berlin


Question:
Which is the smallest (in area) member of United Nations?

1. Papua New Guinea

2. Cuba

3. Vatican

4. Seychelles


Question:
Which of the following countries has the greatest length of inland waterways?

1. The United States

2. The Former USSR

3. Germany

4. France


Question:
Which of the following is a Great Circle?

1. The Equator

2. The 0� longitude

3. 180� longitude

4. Antarctic region


Question:
Which of the following is a low-density area?I. Equatorial forestII. Tropical desertsIII. Eastern AsiaIV. North-eastern America

1. I II and IV

2. I and II

3. II and III

4. I III and IV


Question:
Which of the following is Indias north station?

1. Dakshin Gangotri

2. Maitri

3. Himadri

4. None of These


Question:
Which of the following is not an island?

1. Cuba

2. Greenland

3. Ireland

4. Sweden


Question:
Which of the following is the largest island?

1. Sumatra

2. Madagascar

3. Honshu

4. Cuba


Question:
Which of the following is the smallest in terms of area?

1. Vatican City

2. Monaco

3. Nauru

4. San Marino


Question:
Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?

1. Hevea tree � Brazil

2. Sumatra storm � Malaysia

3. River kayan � Borneo

4. Dekke toba fish � Brazil


Question:
Which of the following tribes and their area of inhabitance is incorrect ?

1. Samoyeds � Asiatic Tundra

2. Gaucho � Uruguay

3. Bindibus � Algeria

4. Tartars � Siberia


Question:
Which of the followings is not correctly matched?

1. Indonesia � Jakarta

2. Maldives � male

3. North Korea � Seoul

4. Zimbabwe � Harare


Question:
Which one of the following is a land-locked country?

1. Angola

2. Gabon

3. Tanzania

4. Zimbabwe


Question:
Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of per cent by man In the earths crust?

1. Silicon

2. Oxygen

3. Carbon

4. Calcium


Question:
Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given towns of Pakistan while moving from the North towards the South ?

1. Islamabad � Gujranwala � Peshawar � Multan

2. Peshawar � Gujranwala � Multan � Islamabad

3. Peshawar � Islamabad � Gujranwala � Multan

4. Islamabad � Multan � Peshawar � Gujranwala


Question:
Which or the following is a rift valley?

1. The Amazon Valley

2. The Thames Valley

3. The Rhine Valley

4. The Mississippi Valley


Question:
Why does temperature increase with increase in height in Stratosphere?

1. Closeness of the sun

2. Decrease in atmospheric pressure

3. Concentration of ozone

4. None of these


Question:
Wind erosion is dominant in

1. Tropical regions

2. Temperate regions

3. Deserts

4. Mediterranean regions


Question:
________ and ________ are called the Low countries of Europe.

1. Spain and Portugal

2. Holland and Belgium

3. England and Ireland

4. Denmark and Germany


Question:
________ grasses are known as elephant grasses.

1. Prairie

2. Steppe

3. Savannah

4. Llanos


Question:
________ is a land locked country.

1. Bangladesh

2. Myanmar

3. Nepal

4. Sri Lanka


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