Objective Questions on World Geography - Set 13 - ObjectiveBooks

Objective Questions on World Geography - Set 13

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 13

1. The main properties of cosmic ray particles are
    (A) Its electric charge
    (B) Its rest mass
    (C) Its energy
    (D) All of these are its properties

2. The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is
    (A) June 21
    (B) December 22
    (C) July 21
    (D) November 22

3. The highest average salinity amongst the following seas is reported from
    (A) Dead Sea
    (B) Red Sea
    (C) Black Sea
    (D) Mediterranean Sea

4. The major cause of species extinction is
    (A) Agricultural activities
    (B) Extraction (including mining, fishing, logging)
    (C) Development (human settlements, industry)
    (D) Habitat loss and degradation

5. The ionosphere includes
    (A) Mesosphere
    (B) Thermosphere
    (C) Thermosphere and exosphere
    (D) Thermosphere, exosphere and mesosphere

6. The luminous colored ring, surrounding the sun is called the
    (A) Nebula
    (B) Comet
    (C) Asteroid
    (D) Corona

7. The lowest point, on land, in the world is
    (A) Death Valley, USA
    (B) Caspian Sea, Russia
    (C) Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel
    (D) Lake Eyre, Australia

8. The major pedogenic process acting on soils at the macro scale are
    (A) Laterisation and podsolisation
    (B) Calcification and salinisation
    (C) Salinisation and gleisation
    (D) All of the above

9. The Ice age ended about ________ years ago.
    (A) 140
    (B) 1,400
    (C) 14,000
    (D) 1,40,000

10. The ionosphere contains ionized air that protects the earth from
    (A) The ultraviolet rays of the sun
    (B) The infrared rays of the sun
    (C) The falling meteorites
    (D) None of the above

11. The spring season in the North Temperate Zone is when
    (A) The sun is directly overhead the equator
    (B) The sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer
    (C) The sun returns to equator
    (D) The sun is at the Tropic of Cancer

12. The pedogenic process associated with poor drainage and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called
    (A) Salinisation
    (B) Gleisation
    (C) Calcification
    (D) Podsolisation

13. The texture of a soil refers to
    (A) The size distribution of the mineral particles composing the soil
    (B) The distribution of mineral particles in the soil
    (C) The crystal distribution in soil
    (D) None of the above

14. The tunnel that connects France and Italy is
    (A) St. Gothard road tunnel
    (B) Mont Blane tunnel
    (C) Mersey (Queens way) tunnel
    (D) Orange Fish rivers tunnel

15. The progressive wave theory regarding of tides was put forth by
    (A) R.A. Harris
    (B) Issac Newton
    (C) William Whewell
    (D) G.B. Airy

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