UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /World Geography Miscellaneous MCQ set-5 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 In the transformation of vegetative matter to coal the first product is.

1. Peat

2. Lignite

3. Bituminous coal

4. Anthracite


Question:
 Infant mortality rate is ________

1. Number of deaths of children below 1 year of age per 1000 of the population

2. Number of deaths of children below 5 years of age per 1000 of the population

3. Number of deaths of children below 1 year of age per 100 of the population

4. Number of deaths of children below 5 years of age per 100 of the population


Question:
 ________ is famous for its rubber production.

1. Nigeria

2. Ghana

3. Malaysia

4. Germany


Question:
A country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass is

1. Brazil

2. Argentina

3. Congo

4. Indonesia


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

1. Ridge

2. Peninsula

3. Isthmus

4. Neck


Question:
Addis Ababa is the capital of

1. Ethiopia

2. Kenya

3. Zambia

4. Nigeria


Question:
Arrange the following countries of southAsia in their descending order of literacy of people- 1. Bangladesh 2. India 3. Pakistan 4. Srilanka

1. 1432

2. 3241

3. 4231

4.4321


Question:
Bara (kral) is used for which of the following

1. House of Maasai shepherd

2. Village of Maasai shepherd

3. Stockyard of kikuyu

4. Tent of Kirgiz


Question:
Cold currents have cooling effect on the shore of ________

1. Peru

2. Japan

3. Western Europe

4. Alaska


Question:
Consider the following countries:1. Algeria2. Morocco3. MauritaniaWhich of these borders is/are the Mediterranean Sea?

1. 1 only

2. 1 and 2

3. 2 and 3

4. 1 2 and 3


Question:
Consider the following statements :1. Where fold mountains run parallel and close to the coast continental shelf is narrow or absent2. The average depth of continental shelf is 100 meters3. Submarine canyons are mostly found in continental slope4. The submarine flat topped mountains are called guyots.

1. 1 2 3 and 4

2. 1 2 and 4

3. 1 3 and 4

4. 2 and 3


Question:
Contours are lines showing

1. Places on earth of equal rainfall

2. Places of same temperature

3. Places on earth at the same altitude

4. None of these


Question:
Copper alloys with tin to give

1. Brass

2. Bronze

3. German silver

4. Zinc


Question:
Crude oil is generally found in

1. Igneous rocks

2. Sedimentary rocks

3. Metamorphic rocks

4. Sandy desert soils


Question:
Cut off loops of rivers are known as

1. Bajada

2. Meanders

3. Oxbow lake

4. Levee


Question:
Danube Dneiper Don Volga and Ural rivers are flowing in

1. North America

2. Europe

3. Africa

4. Australia


Question:
Ear rot is a disease which Infects

1. Wheat

2. Sugarcane

3. Corn

4. Coffee


Question:
Fog can be classified as a

1. Nimbus cloud

2. Cirrus cloud

3. Cumulus cloud

4. Low Stratus cloud


Question:
Heligoland is an archipelago of which of the following nations?

1. Britain

2. Germany

3. USA

4. Indonesia


Question:
If I wanted to reach the South Atlantic from the South Pacific while touching South America I would have to use

1. Florida Straits

2. Dardanelles

3. Magellan Straits

4. Bosporus


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 units is atmospheric pressure measured?

1. Grams per square km

2. Grams per centimetre

3. Kilograms per square metre

4. Pounds per cubic mile


Question:
Israel has common borders with ________

1. Lebanon Syria Jordan and Egypt

2. Lebanon Syria Turkey and Jordan

3. Cyprus Turkey Jordan and Egypt

4. Turkey Syria Iraq and Yemen


Question:
�Golan Heights� belonging to a country A were captured by a country  The countries A and B are ________

1. Tibet and China

2. Russia and Japan

3. Syria and Israel

4. Iran and Iraq


Question:
Leningrad region and Kola Peninsula in former Soviet Union are major producers of

1. Lead

2. Zinc

3. Bauxite

4. Copper


Question:
Llanos and Campos are grasslands found in

1. Siberia

2. North America

3. South America

4. India


Question:
Main hunting ground for blue whales is located in ________

1. Antarctic region

2. Arctic Ocean

3. Indian Ocean

4. Southern Atlantic Ocean


Question:
Name the mountain that separates France and Spain.

1. Alps

2. Pyrenees

3. Jura

4. Vosges


Question:
Oases are examples of

1. Wet point settlements

2. Dry point settlements

3. Foothill settlements

4. None of these


Question:
Ocean currents rotate

1. Clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere

2. Anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere

3. Clockwise in both the hemispheres

4. Anti-clockwise in both the hemispheres


Question:
Oceans occupy per cent of the earth.

1. 21

2. 71

3. 29

4.79


Question:
Ozone layer is present in

1. Stratosphere

2. Troposphere

3. Ionosphere

4. Exosphere


Question:
Ozone layers absorb

1. Infrared rays

2. Ultraviolet rays coming from the sun

3. All radiations from the sun

4. Cosmic rays


Question:
Pakistan is bordered by

1. Afghanistan Iraq India and China

2. Afghanistan Iran and India

3. Afghanistan CIS India and China

4. Afghanistan Turkey India and China


Question:
Pale colour medium height epicanthic eye are the characteristics of

1. Australoid

2. Negroid

3. Mongoloid

4. Cancosoid


Question:
Palk Strait separates

1. Malaysia and Sumatra

2. India and Sri Lanka

3. Sunda and Sumatra

4. Borneo and Celebes


Question:
People of North Africa are generally

1. Negroid

2. Berbers

3. Mongoloid

4. None of these


Question:
Peshawar is nearer to which of the following?

1. Karakoram Pass

2. Zojila Pass

3. Namika La Pass

4. Khybar Pass


Question:
Po river flows through

1. Austria

2. Italy

3. Yugoslavia

4. France


Question:
Prognathiam rerers to

1. Slanting forehead

2. Protruding jaw

3. Slit eye

4. None of these


Question:
Pyranees form a the boundary between

1. Spain and Portugal

2. France and Spain

3. Poland and Russia

4. Hungary and Rumania


Question:
Rice crop needs

1. Low temperature and heavy rainfall

2. High temperature and low rainfall

3. Annual rainfall of about 150 cm high temperature and humidity

4. Low temperature and low rainfall


Question:
Roaring Forties are

1. Waterfalls in Canada

2. Cyclonic winds

3. The turbulent years in world History from 1940 to 1944

4. Westerly winds blowing through out the year over the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere between 40 � and 60 � South


Question:
Some riven and canals have locks across them in order to

1. Collect taxes

2. Ensure safety

3. Control the level of water

4. Load or unload freight


Question:
Spot the odd item in the following

1. Mt Fuji

2. Mt Everest

3. Mt Vesuvius

4. Mt Pele


Question:
St Andreas Fault passes close to the US city of

1. Los Angeles

2. New Orleans

3. Hollywood

4. San Francisco


Question:
Strait of Florida runs in between ________

1. Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea

2. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

3. Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

4. Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean


Question:
Suez Canal has reduced the distance between London and Mumbai by about

1. 1000 km

2. 5000 km

3. 6000 km

4. 7000 km


Question:
The cold Labrador current brings nine months winter to ________

1. USA

2. Eastern Newfoundland

3. Western Norway

4. Northern Sweden


Question:
The continent through which the Equator Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn pass is

1. Asia

2. South America

3. Africa

4. Australia


Question:
The coral reefs are most characteristic of

1. Indian Ocean

2. Pacific Ocean

3. Atlantic Ocean

4. Mediterranean Sea


Question:
The correct decreasing order of the population of the various continents is ________

1. Asia Europe America Africa Australia

2. Asia America Europe Africa Australia

3. Asia Africa Europe America Australia

4. Asia America Africa Europe Australia


Question:
The country with the highest density of population in Europe is ________

1. France

2. Italy

3. Belgium

4. Netherlands


Question:
The deepest or the Oceanic trenches is the ________ trench.

1. Mariana

2. Puerto Rico

3. Japanese

4. Sunda


Question:
The difference between the equatorial and polar diametres of the earth is about

1. 22 km

2. 32 km

3. 42 km

4. 62 km


Question:
The division of the world into major natural regions is primarily based on

1. Atmosphere

2. Rainfall

3. Climate types

4. Annual range of temperature


Question:
The extension of the landmass into the sea is shown as the

1. Continental slope

2. Continental shelf

3. Continental mass

4. Continental territory


Question:
The Gutenburg discontinuity separates ________.

1. Sial and Sima

2. Lithosphere and outer mantle

3. Outer mantle and inner mantle

4. Inner mantle and the core


Question:
The inequality between day and night becomes greater or more marked as one travels from ________ to ________.

1. Poles Equator

2. Equator Poles

3. Tropic of Cancer Tropic of Capricorn

4. Tropic of Capricorn Tropic of Cancer


Question:
The International Date Line is

1. 180 degrees longitude

2. The equator

3. 90 degrees east longitude

4. 0 degree longitude


Question:
The largest railway station of the world is ________

1. Trans-Siberian railway station Russia

2. Grand Central Terminal Chicago

3. Kharagpur railway station India

4. None of these


Question:
The layers of the earths crust are distinguished by their

1. Thickness and depth

2. Density and temperature

3. Metallic content and rocks

4. All the above


Question:
The ports which function as the collection centres where the goods are brought from different countries to be sent to others besides their own country are called ________

1. Out ports

2. Packet stations

3. Entreport ports

4. Port of call


Question:
The regions with the highest and lowest densities are respectively ________

1. Europe and Africa

2. Asia and Oceania

3. North America and Africa

4. Europe and Oceania


Question:
The route is connecting Western Europe Africa and Australia by way of the Cape of Good Hope.

1. Panama route

2. Cape route

3. North Pacific route

4. South Atlantic route


Question:
The sea that separates Greece and Italy is

1. Mediterranean

2. The Tyrrhenian

3. The Adriatic

4. The Aegean


Question:
The shortest air route from Moscow to San Francisco is

1. Over the Atlantic Ocean

2. Over the Pacific via Siberia

3. Over the North Pole

4. Through the latitude which passes through them


Question:
The smallest amongst the following oceans is ________.

1. The Arctic Ocean

2. The Indian Ocean

3. The Atlantic Ocean

4. The Pacific Ocean


Question:
The smallest country in South America is ________

1. Uruguay

2. Guyana

3. Surinam

4. Ecuador


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 Strait which separates Asia from North America is ________

1. The Bering Strait

2. The Palk Strait

3. The Strait of Gibraltar

4. The Strait of Malacca


Question:
The temperature at the core of the earth is about

1. 20000� C

2. 5200� C

3. 200000� C

4. 26000� C


Question:
The tip of South America is ________

1. Cape Verde

2. Cape York

3. Cape Horn

4. Cape Cod


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 ________ route is the busiest ocean route of the worl

1. Suez

2. Panama

3. North Atlantic

4. South Atlantic


Question:
Three European cities viz Belgrade Budapest and Vienna are located on the banks of the river

1. Danube

2. Rhine

3. Rhone

4. Volga


Question:
Valparaiso is an important port of

1. Argentina

2. Uruguay

3. Chile

4. Paraguay


Question:
What is meant by brain drain?

1. Increase in the population of mentally retarded or brainless people

2. The increasing medical facilities which have resulted in decrease in the number of mentally retarded people

3. The marriage of highly intellectual people so as to add more intelligent progency to the population

4. The migration of highly qualified or skilled people to better places of employment


Question:
Where is the Port City of Cork located?

1. Italy

2. France

3. Greece

4. Ireland


Question:
Which among the following countries occupies the largest chunk of the Sunderbans Delta?

1. Bangladesh

2. Myanmar

3. India

4. Thailand


Question:
Which among the following is the most populous city in the world?

1. Kolkata

2. Mexico City

3. Sao Paulo

4. Tokyo


Question:
Which European country has over 200 volcanoes many of them active?

1. Norway

2. Finland

3. Ireland

4. Iceland


Question:
Which of the following absorbs the insolation from the sun and preserves the earths radiated heat thus acting like a blanket allowing the earth neither to become too cold nor too hot?

1. Dust

2. Water vapour

3. Ozone

4. Nitrogen


Question:
Which of the following are known as coastlines of submergence?

1. Ria coasts

2. Uplifted lowland

3. Emergent upland

4. Concordant coasts


Question:
Which of the following countries have achieved a negative growth rate of population?

1. Australia Canada and Sweden

2. U.K. Sweden and Germany

3. France Italy and Ireland

4. Japan U.S. and Russia


Question:
Which of the following does not characterless selva?

1. Evergreen forest

2. They have suffered the greatest destruction at the hands of man

3. Climbers hang from the roof formed by the foliage

4. Commercial utilisation of these forests is difficult


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 a hardwood tree?

1. Shisham

2. Pine

3. Spruce

4. Deodar


Question:
Which of the following is not concerned with increased production of a food item?

1. Green Revolution

2. Blue Revolution

3. White Revolution

4. Orange Revolution


Question:
Which of the following is not helpful for delta formation?

1. Fast movement of river in mountains to cut sediments

2. Slow speed

3. Long river course

4. Tidal nature of waves


Question:
Which of the following layers of the Earth is believed to account for the Earths magnetism?

1. Crust

2. Mantle

3. Core

4. Lithosphere


Question:
Which of the following natural regions is known as the �big game country� a land of �Safari�?

1. Equatorial

2. Tropical deserts

3. Savanna or Tropical Grassland region

4. Temperate Grassland region


Question:
Which one among the following is not correct regarding Tsunami?

1. Tsunamis have a very long wavelength

2. Tsunamis have a slight swell of about twelve inches about the normal sea surface

3. Tsunamis grow in height when they reach shallower water

4. Tide also play an important role in the generation of Tsunamis


Question:
Which one of the following countries makes maximum use of the geothermal energy?

1. New Zealand

2. Japan

3. Iceland

4. Russia


Question:
Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? States of USA Geography Division

1. Iowa West North Central

2. Texas West South Central

3. California Pacific

4. New Jersey South Atlantic


Question:
Which one of the following statements correctly defines the term Karroo of Southern Africa?

1. Rift valley formed due to faulting

2. Dome shaped landforms caused by earths movements

3. Steppes from the coastal lowland on to the high plateau

4. None of the above


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:
Worlds principal producer of silver is

1. India

2. Mexico

3. The USA

4. Canada


Question:
________ canal is gateway to the Pacifi

1. Suez

2. Panama

3. Kiel

4. Grand Union


Question:
________ is called the low country of the earth.

1. Spain

2. Holland (Netherlands)

3. Italy

4. Hungary


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