World Geography GK Multiple Choice Questions - Set 10

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 10


1. The most recent and logical concept regarding the origin of ocean basins and continents is that of
    (A) Continental data
    (B) Conventional current
    (C) Plate tectonic
    (D) Cooling process

2. The highest sand dunes are found is
    (A) The Sahara Desert
    (B) The Atacama Desert
    (C) The Kalahari Desert
    (D) The Gobi Desert

3. The major control over the form of the developing slope is exerted by
    (A) Inputs to the hill slope
    (B) Outputs from the hill slope
    (C) Balance between inputs and outputs from the hill slope system
    (D) None of the above

4. The moon orbits the earth at a mean distance approximately
    (A) 0.384 million km
    (B) 149.6 million km
    (C) 579 million km
    (D) 227.9 million km

5. The latitude 'AA' on the map represents the
    (A) Tropic of Cancer
    (B) Tropic of Capricorn
    (C) Equator
    (D) None of the above

6. The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in
    (A) Oceans and seas
    (B) Groundwater's, rivers and streams
    (C) Glaciers and ice sheets
    (D) Freshwater lakes and water vapors

7. The knowledge about the topography of the ocean basins has been derived from
    (A) Seismic surveying
    (B) Echo sounder
    (C) Side-scan sonar
    (D) All of the above

8. The most obvious effect of pressure on rocks is
    (A) Foliation
    (B) Lineation
    (C) Lithification
    (D) The reorientation of mineral crystals

9. The longest ship canal in the world is the
    (A) St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)
    (B) Suez Canal, Egypt
    (C) Kiel Canal, Germany
    (D) Panama Canal, Central America

10. The Great Victoria Desert is located in
    (A) Canada
    (B) West Africa
    (C) Australia
    (D) North America

11. The main tributaries of Indus river system are
    (A) The Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi
    (B) The Beas, the Sutlej
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

12. The most salty sea in the world is
    (A) Red Sea
    (B) Dead Sea
    (C) Arabian Sea
    (D) Mediterranean Sea

13. The middle latitude extends between
    (A) 23½ North to 32½ South
    (B) 23½ and 66 in both the hemispheres
    (C) 66 North to 66 South
    (D) North Pole and South Pole

14. The major graphite producing country is
    (A) Russia
    (B) Sri Lanka
    (C) India
    (D) Zaire

15. The magnetic field generated due to magnetic storm is directed in the __________ direction to the earth's main field.
    (A) Same
    (B) Opposite
    (C) Southward
    (D) Northward

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