World Geography General Knowledge online Test - Set 20

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 20


1. The underlying cause of biodiversity loss is
    (A) Poverty and unsustainable development projects
    (B) Macroeconomic policies
    (C) International trade factors
    (D) All of the above

2. The ridges of the waves are where the jet stream of waves closes to the
    (A) Poles
    (B) Equator
    (C) Prime meridian
    (D) None of the above

3. The rainfall in the peninsular interior averages about
    (A) 650 mm a year
    (B) 750 mm a year
    (C) 850 mm a year
    (D) 550 mm a year

4. The term 'Abyssal refers to
    (A) Inner most part of the earth
    (B) Organism found in the shallow water zone of the seas
    (C) Deeper parts of the oceans
    (D) None of the above

5. The process of weathering results into
    (A) The complete loss of particular atoms or the compounds from the weathered surface
    (B) The addition of specific atoms or compounds to the weathered surface
    (C) A breakdown of one mass in to two or more masses, with no chemical change in the mineral or rock
    (D) All of the above

6. The two 'equinoxes' take place respectively in the months of
    (A) January and June
    (B) July and December
    (C) March and September
    (D) September and December

7. The process of evaporation of water in nature is one of the basic components of the hydrological cycle. The other process that is considered to be essential for the completion of hydrological cycle is the
    (A) Flow tide and ebb tide in a river
    (B) Movement of water vapor in the atmosphere
    (C) Flow of water in the sea
    (D) Movement of water in the water table

8. The planets called the inner planets are
    (A) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
    (B) Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
    (C) Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
    (D) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

9. The term used to describe the combined effect of all shortwave losses in
    (A) Earth scattering
    (B) Earth radiation
    (C) Earth albedo
    (D) None of the above

10. The process of particle detach meant by moving glacial ice is called
    (A) Plucking
    (B) Abrasion
    (C) Scouring
    (D) None of the above

11. The place where material is excavated when the zone of maximum stream velocity approaches the stream's bed is called
    (A) Scoured pools
    (B) Riffles
    (C) Ox-bow lakes
    (D) Flood plain

12. The rate of infiltration normally declines rapidly during the early part of rainstorm event and reaches a constant value after several hours of rainfall. The factors responsible for this phenomenon are
   I. The filling of fine soil pores with water, which reduces capillary forces
   II. Moistened soil, clay particles to swell and reduce the size of pores
   III. Raindrop impact breaking up with soil clumps, splashing fine particles into pores
    (A) I, II
    (B) I, III
    (C) II, III
    (D) All of the above

13. The platform and the basement rock together form
    (A) Craton
    (B) Shield
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

14. The reaction is carbonate and bicarbonate ions with mineral is called
    (A) Hydrolysis
    (B) Carbonation
    (C) Oxidation
    (D) Solution

15. The planets with no natural satellites (reported so far) are
    (A) Mercury and Venus
    (B) Earth and Pluto
    (C) Mars and Neptune
    (D) Jupiter and Saturn

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