Practice Test on World Geography - Set 14

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 14


1. The most important factor that is affecting all the chemical weathering processes is
    (A) Vegetation
    (B) Topography
    (C) Climate
    (D) None of the above

2. The movement of particles by rolling, sliding and shuffling along the eroded surface is called
    (A) Saltation
    (B) Suspension
    (C) Traction
    (D) Solution

3. The largest fresh water lake of Africa, area wise is
    (A) Lake Victoria
    (B) Lake Tanganyika
    (C) Lake Malawi
    (D) Lake Rudot

4. The major geological events of the Palaeozoic era include
    (A) Caledonian mountain rise, life comes ashore
    (B) Appalachians and Central European mountains come up
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

5. The main period of Mesozoic era include
    (A) Triassic period and Cretaceous period
    (B) Jurassic period and Triassic period
    (C) Triassic period, Jurassic period and cretaceous period
    (D) Cretaceous period and Jurassic period

6. The humidity of the air depends upon
    (A) Temperature
    (B) Location
    (C) Weather
    (D) All of the above

7. The mean distance of the earth from the sun is approximately
    (A) 149,502,000 km
    (B) 150,503,000 km
    (C) 148,000,000 km
    (D) 150,000,000 km

8. The moon's volume is about __________ that of earth.
    (A) 1/40th
    (B) 1/50th
    (C) 1/60th
    (D) 1/20th

9. The initial increase of magnetic field in magnetic storms is caused
    (A) When the shock wave, associated with the gusty solar wind, compresses the magnetosphere
    (B) When there is a large decrease in field intensity
    (C) When the gust wind itself engulfs the magnetosphere
    (D) None of the above

10. The monsoon climatic regions are
    (A) South-east Asia including Australia, Africa, America
    (B) Europe and South America
    (C) Asia, Africa and Antarctica
    (D) None of the above

11. The Panama Canal links
    (A) Canada with Greenland
    (B) North America with South America
    (C) Siberia with Greenland
    (D) None of the above

12. Which of the following is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and path between them?
    (A) Atlas map
    (B) Thematic maps
    (C) Wall maps
    (D) Globe

13. The sulphites are a mineral group that contain one or more metallic elements in combination with the sulphate compound _________.
    (A) SO3
    (B) SO2
    (C) SO4
    (D) SO

14. The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called
    (A) Summer and winter solstices
    (B) Autumnal and vernal equinox
    (C) North celestial pole and south celestial pole
    (D) None of the above

15. The troughs of the waves are where the jet stream of waves is closest to the
    (A) Poles
    (B) Equator
    (C) Prime meridian
    (D) None of the above

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