World Geography General Knowledge Questions and Answers - Set 02 - ObjectiveBooks

World Geography General Knowledge Questions and Answers - Set 02

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 02

1. The geographic unity among the South-east Asian countries is maintained by the
    (A) Climate
    (B) Education
    (C) Economy
    (D) Topography

2. The land of the Midnight Sun is
    (A) Belgium
    (B) Russia
    (C) Italy
    (D) Norway

3. The largest Island of the world is
    (A) Greenland
    (B) Austria
    (C) Sri Lanka
    (D) Great Britain

4. The Harmattan is
    (A) Cool, extremely dry wind that forms over the Sahara and blows westward or south-westward to the African coast
    (B) Wind that blows during the dry season from December to February
    (C) Tertiary wind that carry great quantities of fine dust from the Sahara
    (D) All of the above

5. The mountains which come into being after the continental drift started, with the break up of the large land mass of pangola are
    (A) Young mountains
    (B) Old mountains
    (C) Volcanic mountains
    (D) Fold mountains

6. The heavy day soils that show significant expansion and contraction due to the presence or absence of moisture is called
    (A) Aridsols
    (B) Vertisols
    (C) Histosols
    (D) Andisols

7. Which of the following is an inland sea?
    (A) Caribbean sea
    (B) Caspian sea
    (C) Red sea
    (D) Yellow sea

8. The islands with coral covered surfaces in Bay of Bengal are
    (A) Andaman Islands
    (B) Nicobar Islands
    (C) Both (a) and (b)
    (D) None of the above

9. The modern theory of plate tectonics states
    (A) The creation of oceanic crust and the drifting of continents
    (B) The convention currents within the earth's mantle cause the creation of new oceanic crust at the mid oceanic ridges
    (C) That the oceanic crust is destroyed at areas where this crust type becomes subducted under the lighter continental crust
    (D) All of the above

10. The hot, dry wind on the east or leeward side of the Rocky Mountains (North America) is called
    (A) The Chinook
    (B) The Sirocco
    (C) The Harmattan
    (D) The Loo

11. The tropical cyclones do not occur to the equator because of
    (A) Weak Coriolis force
    (B) Light and variable width
    (C) Excessive humidity
    (D) Connective activity

12. The shortest day (longest night) in the southern hemisphere is
    (A) June 21
    (B) December 21
    (C) December 22
    (D) June 20

13. The polar diameter is _________ to the equatorial diameter.
    (A) More
    (B) Equal
    (C) Less
    (D) They cannot be compared

14. The tide produced when the moon and the sun are at right angles to the earth, thus pulling in opposite directions, is called
    (A) Neap tide
    (B) Spring tide
    (C) Diurnal tide
    (D) Ebb tide

15. The second largest island (next to Greenland) in the world is
    (A) Borneo
    (B) Malagasy
    (C) New Guinea
    (D) Sumatra

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