Geography/General Knowledge(GK)-MCQS World Geography Section 4 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 
The sediment deposited at the base of the glacier is called

1.till

2.moraine

3.glacial sand

4.None of the above


Question:
 
The steady or initial phase of the magnetic storms is

1.preceded by storm sudden commencement

2.magnetic storm at middle and low altitudes

3. a sharp increase of the field

4.None of the above


Question:
 
The storms or frontal systems develop where

1.air is rising

2. atmospheric pressure is low

3.at the equator and in the mid-latitudes

4.All of the above


Question:
 
The study of day-to-day variations in weather called is called

1.climatology

2.meteorology

3.cyclogenesis

4.None of the above


Question:
 
The sulphites are a mineral group that contain one or more metallic elements in combination with the sulphate compound ____

1.SO3

2.SO2

3.SO4

4.SO


Question:
  
The second largest continent in the world is

1.Asia

2.Australia

3.Africa

4.Europe


Question:
  
The short term variations of the atmosphere, ranging from minutes to months are called

1.climate

2.weather

3.temperature

4.humidity


Question:
  
The snow line on the northern side of greater Himalayas range about

1. 4,500 to 6,000 metres

2. 5,500 to 6,000 metres

3.3,500 to 6,000 metres

4.None of the above


Question:
  
The strongest bonds exist between the particles found within

1.metamorphic rocks

2.igneous rocks

3.sedimentary rock

4.all have similar strength of bonds


Question:
  
The term 'regur' refers to

1.deltaic alluvial soils

2.lateral soils

3.black cotton soils

4. red and yellow soils


Question:
  
The time at a place is determined by

1. the parallels of longitude

2.the parallels of latitude

3.distance from equator

4. distance from prime meridian


Question:
  
The tropical and temperate deserts of the world, occupy nearly ____ of the land surface of the worlds.

1. (1/4) th

2.(1/3) rd

3. (1/2)

4.(1/7) th


Question:
  
The troughs of the waves are where the jet stream of waves is closest to the

1.poles

2.equator

3. Prime meridian

4.None of the above


Question:
  The shallow seas found in the Atlantic basin include the

1.Caribbean sea and Mediterranean

2.Baltic and Arctic seas

3.Gulf of Mexico

4.All of the above


Question:
 The umbra is

1. the inner portion of the moon's shadow

2.formed by tangents to the sun and moon

3.both (a) and (b)

4.None of the above


Question:
he term 'flora' in the context of natural vegetation refers to

1.assemblage of plant species living in association with each other in a given environmental frame

2.plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a group

3.a large tract covered by trees and shrubs and its administration for assessing economic benefits

4.role played by species of animals in the maintenance of ecological balance


Question:
he two 'equinoxes' take place respectively in the months of

1.January and June

2.July and December

3.March and September

4.September and December


Question:
´╗┐Which of the following is not a kharif crop?

1.Jute

2.Maize

3.Mustard

4.Rice


Question:
The second largest island (next to Greenland) in the world is

1.Borneo

2.Malagasy

3.New Guinea

4.Sumatra


Question:
The sequence of layers of atmosphere from earth to upwards is

1.troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, stratopause, mesosphere, mesopause, ionosphere(thermosphere, thermopause, exosphere)

2.troposphere, stratosphere, stratopause, mesosphere , ionosphere

3.troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, thermosphere, exosphere

4.troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, mesosphere , exosphere, thermosphere, thermopause}


Question:
The shape of earth is

1.sphere

2.oblate spheroid

3.circular

4.spheroid


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

1. June 21

2.12:00 AM

3. December 22

4.12:00 AM


Question:
The sidereal month may be defined as

1.the period in which the moon completes an orbit around the earth

2.the period in which the moon completes an orbit around the earth and returns to the same positions in the sky

3. the period of rotation of moon

4.None of the above


Question:
The slow down slope movement of soil and sediment because of frost heaving and thawing is called

1.solifluction

2.gelifluction

3.frost creep

4.rockfall


Question:
The smallest annual temperature range occurs in the

1.equatorial tropical climate zone

2. subtropical climate zone

3. temperate climate zone

4. polar climate zone


Question:
The smallest country of the world is

1.Russia

2.Vatican city

3.Brazil

4.Canada


Question:
The smallest division of geological time scale is

1.eon

2.eras

3.stage

4.periods


Question:
The smallest glaciers are

1.mountain or alpine glaciers

2.continental glaciers

3.piedmont glaciers

4.None of the above


Question:
The smallest state, population wise, in the world is

1.Vatican City

2.Monaco

3.Nauru

4.Liechtenstein


Question:
The snow line of the Rocky Mountains of the USA is about

1.3 km above sea level

2.6 km above sea level

3. it is at the sea level

4.None of the above


Question:
The soil found in areas of heavy rainfall and high humidity, where there is good growth of vegetation is

1.peat and marshy soil

2.saline and alkaline soil

3.black soil

4.alluvial soil


Question:
The soil used for cutting bricks, use in the construction of houses is

1.black soil

2. laterite soil

3.alluvial soil

4.saline and alkaline soils


Question:
The soils common to the south eastern USA are called

1.ultisols

2.alfisols

3.aridsols

4.mollisols


Question:
The soils whose parent material tend to be rich in sand are

1.spodsols

2.alfisols

3.aridsols

4.ultisols


Question:
The South Frigid Zone is the region

1. lying between 66(1/2)? south and 90? south

2.lying between the Antarctic circle to the south pole

3. has the coldest climate throughout the year

4.All of the above


Question:
The south temperature zone is a region lying between

1. the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle

2.the Antarctic circle and the South pole

3.the Tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn

4.the Tropic of Capricorn and the equator


Question:
The southern Deccan area is in a rain shadow and receives only

1. 50 to 1000 mm of rainfall a year

2.100 to 200 mm of rainfall a year

3.200 to 400 mm of rainfall a year

4. 50 to 400 mm of rainfall a year


Question:
The southernmost part of the world is

1.Cape of Good Hope, Africa

2. Cape of Horn, S. America

3.Colombo, Sri Lanka

4.Wellington, New Zealand


Question:
The spiral flow in a stream caused by channel shape is called

1.stream flow

2.laminar flow

3.turbulent flow

4.helical flow


Question:
The spring season in the north temperate zone is when

1.the sun is directly overhead the equator

2. the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer

3.the sun returns to equator

4.the sun is at the Tropic of Cancer


Question:
The study of human geography includes study of

1.human society and culture

2.behaviour and urban systems

3.economics and politics

4.All of the above


Question:
The study of soils is called

1.geomorphology

2.pedology

3.hydrology

4.biogeography


Question:
The subatomic particles arriving from outer space having high energy are called

1.protons

2.electrons

3.cosmic rays

4.None of the above


Question:
The Suez canal connects the

1.Baltic sea and the Caspian sea

2. Mediterranean sea and the Red sea

3.Red sea and the Caspian sea

4. Mediterranean sea and the North sea


Question:
The temperature increases rapidly after

1.ionosphere

2.exosphere

3.stratosphere

4.troposphere


Question:
The temperature inversion is

1.whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature

2.when the decrease in temperature or moisture or both takes place

3.whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature or moisture or both change with height over a short vertical interval

4.All of the above


Question:
The temperature needed to keep the earth's surface and the atmosphere in thermal equilibrium is called

1. the surface temperature

2. equilibrium temperature

3.the mean global surface temperature

4.global temperature


Question:
The term 'Abyssal refers to

1.inner most part of the earth

2.organism found in the shallow water zone of the seas

3. deeper parts of the oceans

4.None of the above


Question:
The term used to describe the combined effect of all shortwave losses in

1.earth scattering

2.earth radiation

3.earth albedo

4.None of the above


Question:
The tertiary winds on the north of the Alps (Europe) are called

1.the Chinook

2. the foehn

3. the sirocco

4.the loo


Question:
The texture of a soil refers to

1.the size distribution of the mineral particles composing the soil

2.the distribution of mineral particles in the soil

3. the crystal distribution in soil

4.None of the above


Question:
The thickness of biosphere is

1.8-10 km above the earth's surface

2. 5-8 km above the earth's surface

3.5-10 km above the earth's surface

4.10-12 km above the earth's surface


Question:
The third world includes about 120 countries of

1. Asia, Africa and Central America

2.Asia, Australia and Europe

3.Africa, North America

4.None of the above


Question:
The three recognized major fishing grounds of the world are located in the

1.northern hemisphere only

2.southern hemisphere only

3.two in the southern hemisphere only and one in the northern hemisphere

4.one in the southern hemisphere only and two in the northern hemisphere


Question:
The tide of minimum rise is called

1.spring tide

2.low tide

3.ebb tide

4.None of the above


Question:
The tide produced when the moon and the sun are at right angles to the earth, thus pulling in opposite directions, is called 

1.neap tide

2.spring tide

3.diurnal tide

4.ebb tide


Question:
The time difference between each side of the International Date line is

1.12 hours

2.24 hours

3.36 hours

4. 48 hours


Question:
The time interval between one vernal equinox and the next is nearest to which of the following figures?

1.359 days

2.361 days

3.363 days

4.365 days


Question:
The time interval from when the given star passes directly overhead to when it next passed directly overhead, is defined as

1.one sidereal day

2. one solar day

3.both the terms are similar, so any of these may be used

4.None of the above


Question:
The traditional lands of the nomads of Central Asia are

1.Mongolia and Tibet

2. Sinkiang and Turkistan

3.Kirghiz steppe

4.All of the above


Question:
The transport of warm air toward the poles and cold air toward the equator is due to

1.the temperature gradient

2.the development of waves

3. the latitude difference

4. the longitude difference


Question:
The transverse, longitudinal and surface waves in an earthquake originate from

1. the epicentre within the body of the earth

2. the focus on the surface of the earth

3.the focus within the body of the earth

4.the epicentre on the body of the earth


Question:
The tropical cyclones do not occur to the equator because of

1.weak coriolis force

2.light and variable width

3. excessive humidity

4. connective activity


Question:
The tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of 33 ms are called

1.tropical depressions

2.tropical storms

3.hurricane

4.None of the above


Question:
The tropical easterlies wind lie at

1. 0-30? latitude

2.30-60? latitude

3.60-90? latitude

4.10-40? Latitude


Question:
The tunnel that connects France and Italy is

1.St. Gothard road Tunnel

2.Mont Blanc Tunnel

3.Mersey (Queens way) Tunnel

4.Orange Fish rivers Tunnel


Question:
The type of igneous rock that form from magma is a function of

1. the chemical composition of the magma

2. temperature of solidification

3.the rate of cooling, which influences the crystallisation process

4.All of the above


Question:
The type of soil needed for rice is

1. clayey loam

2.rich , muddy and saturated with water

3.deep, loamy, well drained

4.humus, rich in Fe and potash


Question:
The typical soil of tropical region, formed by the weathering of laterite rock, which promotes leaching of the soil is

1.laterite soils

2. black soil

3.red and yellow soil

4. peat and marshy soil


Question:
The underlying cause of bio diversity loss is

1.poverty and unsustainable

2.macroeconomic policies

3.international trade factors

4.All of the above


Question:
The unit of the light year is used for measuring

1.speed of satellites

2.speed of ships

3.distance between bodies in the universe

4.speed of rockets


Question:
The uppermost epoch of the Neogene period is

1.the Pliocene epoch

2.the Pleistocen epoch

3. the Miocene epoch

4.the Oligocene epoch


Question:
The variation in the duration of the day and the night is due to earth's

1.rotation on its axis

2.revolution around the sun

3. inclination of an angle of 60(1/2) degrees

4. both (a) and (b)


Question:
The various types of plate convergence is

oceanic-oceanic convergence
oceanic-continental convergence
continental-continental convergence

1.I,II

2.II,III

3.I,III

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?

1.Ecology

2.Geography

3.Geology

4.Geomorphology


Question:
Which of the following is measured on the Richter scale?

1.Density of liquids

2.Intensity of earthquakes

3.Velocity of tornadoes

4.Height of mountains


Question:
Which of the following is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and path between them?

1.Atlas map

2.Thematic maps

3.Wall maps

4.Globe


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