General Knowledge World Geography - Set 17

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 17


1. The imaginary line on the earth's surface, which closely follows the 180 º meridian, is called the
    (A) International Date Line
    (B) Tropic of Cancer
    (C) Equator
    (D) Prime Meridian

2. The largest part of our hydrosphere is
    (A) Atlantic Ocean
    (B) Indian Ocean
    (C) Pacific Ocean
    (D) Antarctica Ocean

3. The time interval from when the given star passes directly overhead to when it next passed directly overhead, is defined as
    (A) One sidereal day
    (B) One solar day
    (C) Both the terms are similar, so any of these may be used
    (D) None of the above

4. The production of wheat has increased mainly due to
    (A) Increase in area under wheat
    (B) Increase in yield per hectare
    (C) Increase in demand for wheat
    (D) Increase in prices

5. The transverse, longitudinal and surface waves in an earthquake originate from
    (A) The epicentre within the body of the earth
    (B) The focus on the surface of the earth
    (C) The focus within the body of the earth
    (D) The epicentre on the body of the earth

6. The various types of plate convergence is
    I. oceanic-oceanic convergence
    II. oceanic-continental convergence
    III. continental-continental convergence
    (A) I, II
    (B) II, III
    (C) I, III
    (D) All of the above

7. The ratio of land to ocean in the southern hemisphere is
    (A) 1 : 1.5
    (B) 1 : 1
    (C) 1 : 4
    (D) 1 : 10

8. The study of day-to-day variations in weather called is called
    (A) Climatology
    (B) Meteorology
    (C) Cyclogenesis
    (D) None of the above

9. The part of the earth and thin layer of air above its surface, which support life on earth, are referred to as
    (A) Stratosphere
    (B) Ionosphere
    (C) Biosphere
    (D) Mesosphere

10. The Palaeozoic era contains __________ time periods.
    (A) Six
    (B) Four
    (C) Five
    (D) Seven

11. The subatomic particles arriving from outer space having high energy are called
    (A) Protons
    (B) Electrons
    (C) Cosmic rays
    (D) None of the above

12. The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is
    (A) The Rio Grande
    (B) The Amazon
    (C) The Mississippi
    (D) The Colorado

13. The R-horizon of soil horizon consists of
    (A) Unweathered bedrock
    (B) Weathered parent material
    (C) Plant litter at various levels of decomposition
    (D) None of the above

14. The Palaeozoic era starts at ________ million years ago and ends at ________ million years ago.
    (A) 500, 100
    (B) 570, 225
    (C) 470, 150
    (D) 470, 225

15. The process that involves the eroded material being dissolved and carried along in water as individual ions is called
    (A) Solution
    (B) Suspension
    (C) Saltation
    (D) Traction

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