Geography/General Knowledge(GK)-MCQS World Geography Section 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 
The longest epoch of the tertiary period is

1.Palaeocene

2.Eocene

3.Oligocene

4.Miocene


Question:
 
The major motion of the planet earth includes

1.rotation

2.revolution

3.both (a) and (b)

4. any of these depending upon the question under construction


Question:
 
The mean surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be of the prder of

1.5500�C

2.4000�C

3.2000�C

4.1000�C


Question:
 
The middle latitude extends between

1. 23(1/2)? North to 32(1/2)? South

2. 23(1/2)? and 66? in both the hemispheres

3.66? North to 66? South

4. North pole and South pole


Question:
 
The most explosive type of volcano is

1. the caldera

2.a cinder cone

3.basalt plateau

4. shield volcanoes


Question:
 
Which of the following is an inland sea?

1. Caribbean sea

2. Caspian sea

3.Red sea

4.Yellow sea


Question:
  
The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is

1.12:00 AM

2.12:00 AM

3.12:00 AM

4.12:00 AM


Question:
  
The longest era of the classification of the history of earth is

1.Cainozoic era

2.Pre-Cambrian era

3.Palaeozoic era

4.Mesozoic era


Question:
  
The main producers of free gas are

1. the south Bassein and Tapti fields in the western offshore

2.the gas fields in Tripura and Andhra Pradesh (KG Basin)

3.both (a) and (b)

4. None of the above


Question:
  
The Mistral is

1.very cold wind, which blows down from the plateau of central France

2.swift, dry, cold northerly wind that blows down from the western Alps and the plateau of Southern France and out over the Mediterranean

3.wind that blows for 100 days a year and may cause extensive frost damage to plants

4.All of the above


Question:
  
The monetary currency of Greece is called (prior to Jan 1, 2002).

1.guilder

2.drachma

3.yen

4.dinar


Question:
he longest ship canal in the world is the

1.St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)

2.Suez canal, Egypt

3.Kiel canal, Germany

4.Panama canal, Central America


Question:
he model which explains the various types of igneous rocks

1.rock cycle

2.Bowens reaction series

3.both are similar terms

4.None of the above


Question:
he most well known member of halick group is

1.Halite

2.Pyrite

3.Galena

4.Hematite


Question:
The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called

1.Novas

2.Comets

3.Meteors

4.Asteroids


Question:
The longest river in the Common wealth of independent states is the

1.Irtysh river

2. Ob river

3.Yenisei river

4.Volga river


Question:
The low heating capacity of which of the types of coal reduces its value as an industrial fuel?

1.Anthracite

2.Bituminous coal

3.Lignite

4.Peat


Question:
The low latitude zone of globe extends between

1.Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer

2.North pole to South pole

3.Tropic of Capricorn and equator

4.Equator and Tropic of Cancer


Question:
The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is

1.Pliocene

2.Palaeozoic

3.Holocene

4.Palaeocene


Question:
The lowest point, on land, in the world is

1.Death valley, USA

2.Caspian sea, Russia

3.Dead sea, Jordan/Israel

4.Lake Eyre, Australia


Question:
The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the sun is called the

1.nebula

2.comet

3.asteroid

4.corona


Question:
The magnetic field generated due to magnetic storm is directed in the ____ direction to the earth's main field.

1.same

2.opposite

3.southward

4.northward


Question:
The magnetic field of earth, Magnetosphere expands to about

1.9600 km above the earth's surface

2.8000 km above the earth's surface

3.64,000 km above the earth's surface

4.None of the above


Question:
The magnetosphere becomes unstable during the magnetic storms during a period of

1.initial phase

2. storm sudden commencement phase

3.main phase

4.None of the above


Question:
The main crops of kharif are

1.rice, jowar, bajra

2.ragi, maize

3.cotton, jute

4.All of the above


Question:
The main dividing line between the geological regions of the Indo Gangetic plain and the peninsula is

1.the Vindhya range

2.the Aravallis

3.the Nilgiri hills

4.the Satpwas


Question:
The main examples of Rabi crop are

1.wheat, barley, peas, rapeseed, mustard, grams

2.rice, jowar, barley, wheat

3.peas, maize, cotton and jute

4.All of the above


Question:
The main factor determining a region's climate is

1.longitude

2.latitude

3.temperature

4.All of the above


Question:
The main objective of centrally sponsored Command Area Development programme is

1.improving the utilisation of irrigation potential

2. optimizing agricultural productivity and production from the irrigated area

3. both (a) and (b)

4. None of the above


Question:
The main objective of multi-purpose river projects are

1.extension of irrigation facilities by constructing dams to store surplus water during the rainy season, for release in summer

2. power generation by constructing hydro power stations

3.flood controls and making rivers navigable

4. All of the above


Question:
The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in

1. oceans and seas

2. groundwater, rivers and streams

3.glaciers and ice sheets

4.freshwater lakes and water vapours


Question:
The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in

1.oceans and seas

2.groundwater's, rivers and streams

3.glaciers and ice sheets

4.freshwater lakes and water vapours


Question:
The main period of Mesozoic era include

1.Triassic period and Cretaceous period

2. Jurassic period and Triassic period

3.Triassic period, Jurassic period and cretaceous period

4.cretaceous period and Jurassic period


Question:
The main properties of cosmic ray particles are

1. its electric charge

2. its rest mass

3.its energy

4.All of these are its properties


Question:
The main tributaries of Indus river system are

1. the Jhelum, the Chenab , the Ravi

2. the Beas, the Sutlej

3.both (a) and (b)

4.None of the above


Question:
The main types of air mass include

maritime tropical(mT)
maritime polar(mP)
maritime arctic(mA)
continental polar(cP)

1.All of the above

2.I, III, IV

3.I, IV

4. I, II


Question:
The main vegetation of the steppe type climatic regions is

1.evergreen forests

2.evergreen deciduous forests

3. large grasslands

4. coniferous forests


Question:
The main watershed of most of the peninsular river lies in the

1.Aravalli hills

2.Raj Mahal hills

3. Siwalik hills

4.Western Ghats


Question:
The major cause of species extinction is

1.agricultural activities

2.extraction (including mining, fishing, logging)

3.development (human settlements, industry)

4. habitat loss and degradation


Question:
The major control over the form of the developing slope is exerted by

1.inputs to the hill slope

2.outputs from the hill slope

3.balance between inputs and outputs from the hill slope system

4.None of the above


Question:
The major countries of central America are

1.Belize, Costa Rica, Panama

2.China, Taiwan, Japan

3. Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

4.All of the above


Question:
The major countries of Middle East are

1.Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

2.UAE, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen

3.Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Afghanistan

4.All of the above.


Question:
The major crops found in Sudan are

1.rice, barley, bananas, cocoa

2.maize, cotton, bananas, groundnut

3.bajra, oats, tobacco

4.wool, wine, jute


Question:
The major crude oil markets are the

1.Middle East regions

2.far east regions

3. both (a) and (b)

4.None of the above


Question:
The major events of Pre-Cambrian era include

1. formation of crust, continents and oceans

2.formation of crust, birth of oldest known rock, origin of life

3. formation of present day atmosphere

4. All of the above.


Question:
The major geological events of the Palaeozoic era include

1.Caledonian mountain rise, life comes ashore

2.Appalachians and Central European mountains come up

3.both (a) and (b)

4. None of the above


Question:
The major graphite producing country is

1.Russia

2.Sri Lanka

3.India

4.China


Question:
The major pedogenic process acting on soils at the macro scale are

1.laterisation and podsolisation

2.calcification and salinisation

3.salinisation and gleisation

4.All of the above


Question:
The maximum soil fertility occurs in the pH range of

1. 5.0 to 6.2

2.6.0 to 7.2

3.7.0 to 8.2

4.4.0 to 5.2


Question:
The mean basin area of successive ordered streams formed a linear relationship when graphed. This statement is given by

1. morph metric analysis

2. law of drainage composition

3.law of basin areas

4.None of the above


Question:
The mean distance of the earth from the sun is approximately

1.149,502,000 km

2. 150,503,000 km

3.148,000,000 km

4.150,000,000 km


Question:
The mean radius of the earth is approximately

1.32,000 km

2.6,400 km

3. 9,600 km

4.12,800 km


Question:
The meridian passing through London is called the

1.equator

2.Tropic of Cancer

3.Prime Meridian of 0� Meridian

4.Tropic of Capricorn


Question:
The metamorphism which involves the chemical replacement of elements in rock minerals when gases and liquids permute into bedrock is called

1.metasomatic metamorphism

2.dynamic metamorphism

3.thermal metamorphism

4.contact metamorphism


Question:
The mica belt of the Himalayas, the major part of it is situated in

1.Andhra Pradesh

2.Bihar

3.Rajasthan

4.West Bengal


Question:
The minerals of sulphide group are

1.Cinnabar

2.Pyrite

3.Galena

4.All of the above


Question:
The minerals resources of north-eastern zone include

1. coal, Fe, Mn, Cu, Mica, U, diamond

2. crude Petroleum and natural gas

3.Fe, Au(gold)

4.natural gas, Fe, Au, Mn, U


Question:
The minimum values of annual receipts of solar radiation occur at

1. the equator

2.the tropics

3.the arctic

4.. None of the above


Question:
The ministry of Water Resources lays down policies and programmes for the development and regulation of the country's water resources. It covers

1.sartorial planning, coordination and policy guidelines

2.technical examination and techno- appraisal of project providing central assistance to specific projects

3.facilitation of external assistance in resolution of interstate water disputes, policy formulation planning and development of ground water resources

4.All of the above


Question:
The model that describes how various geological processes create, modify and influence rock is called

1.water cycle

2.energy cycle

3.rock cycle

4.None of the above


Question:
The modern theory of plate tectonics states

1.the creation of oceanic crust and the drifting of continents

2.the convention currents within the earth's mantle cause the creation of new oceanic crust at the mid oceanic ridges

3.that the oceanic crust is destroyed at areas where this crust type becomes subducted under the lighter continental crust

4.All of the above


Question:
The monsoon climatic regions are

1.South-east Asia including Australia, Africa, America

2.Europe and South America

3.Asia, Africa and Antarctica

4.None of the above


Question:
The moon

1.is the natural satellite of earth

2.has no liquid water

3.has no atmosphere

4.All of the above


Question:
The moon orbits the earth at a mean distance approximately

1.0.384 million km

2.149.6 million km

3. 579 million km

4.227.9 million km


Question:
The moon's volume is about ____ that of earth.

1.1/40 th

2.1/50 th

3.1/60 th

4.1/20 th


Question:
The most densely populated country of Africa is

1.Mauritius

2.Rwanda

3.Burundi

4.Sierra Leone


Question:
The most densely populated regions in the world are

1.the monsoon climatic regions

2.the equatorial regions

3.the hot desert climatic regions

4.the summer climatic regions


Question:
The most important factor that is affecting all the chemical weathering processes is

1.vegetation

2.topography

3.climate

4.None of the above


Question:
The most important force that provide resistance to particles towards entertainment is

1.frictional resistance

2.particle cohesive bonds

3.particle adhesive bonds

4.momentum


Question:
The most notable example of a tectonic valley is that of the

1. Doon valley

2.Kashmir valley

3.plains of Aksai Chin

4.None of the above


Question:
The most obvious effect of pressure on rocks is

1.foliation

2.lineation

3.lithification

4. the reorientation of mineral crystals


Question:
The most pleasant elements i.e. summer temperatures rarely above 40� and winters are fairly mild, occur in the

1. tropical mid-latitude zone

2. sub-tropical latitude zone

3. temperature mid-latitude zone

4. sub-temperature latitude zone


Question:
The most recent and logical concept regarding the origin of ocean basins and continents is that of

1.continental data

2.conventional current

3.plate tectesic

4.cooling process


Question:
The most recent era of the geological time scale is

1.Mesozoic

2.cenozoic

3.Triassic

4.paleocene


Question:
The most salty sea in the world is

1.Red sea

2.Dead sea

3.Arabian sea

4.Mediterranean sea


Question:
The mountains that separate European and Arctic Russia are

1. the Pyranees

2.the Balkans

3.the Carpathians

4. the Urals


Question:
The mountains which come into being after the continental drift started, with the break up of the large land mass of pangola are

1. young mountains

2.old mountains

3. volcanic mountains

4. fold mountains


Question:
The movement of particles by rolling, sliding and shuffling along the eroded surface is called

1.saltation

2.suspension

3.traction

4.solution


Question:
Which of the following is a warm current?

1.Benguela current

2. Labrador current

3.Kurosiwo current

4.South Pacific current


Question:
Which of the following is an igneous rock?

1.Granite

2.Limestone

3.Slate

4.Quartzite


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