Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 22 of 118)

  1. Which of the following is/are the correct characteristic (s) of primary seismic wave?

    1. It is a longitudinal and compressional wave

    2. It is analogous to sound waves

    3. It travels with faster speed through solids but slowly through liquids

    4. All the above three

  2. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the mountain building?

    1. Alpine-Caledonian-Hercynian Precambrian

    2. Precambnan-Hercynian-Caledonian Alpine

    3. Precambnan-Caledonian-Hercynian Alpine

    4. Caledonian-Precambrian-Alpine-

    Hercynia

  3. Which of the following are formed due to collision of continental plates?

    1. The Alps

    2. The Himalayas

    3. The Rockies

    4. The Caucasus mountains

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  4. The given diagram represents a/an

    1. Asymmetrical fold

    2. Monoclinal fold

    3. Overfold

    4. Recumbent fold

  5. Match List I (Rock Type) with List II (Example) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Clastic

    2. Extrusive

    3. Metamorphic

    4. Plutonic

    1. Granite

    2. Conglomerate

    3. Gneiss

    4. Tuff

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  6. Which of the following plate movements is responsible for the formation of mid-ocean ridge?

    1. Divergent movement

    2. Convergent movement

    3. Transform fault movement

    4. Parallel movement

  7. Match List I (Landforms) with List II (Representative Sites) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Rift valley lake

    2. Basic lava sheet

    3. An active volcano

    4. Batholith

    1. Himalayas

    2. Upland of Brittany, France

    3. Deccan trap region, India

    4. Tanganyika Stramboli

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  8. Consider the following statements:

    1. P-wave are the first seismic waves to reach a place

    2. S-waves travel only through liquids

    3. Arrival time of P and S-waves is used to locate the epicentre.

    4. Richter scale is a logarithmic scale.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  9. A weathering process in which layers of rocks peel off as expansion alternates with contraction, is known as

    1. Shattering

    2. Block separation

    3. Granular disintegration

    4. Exfoliation

  10. Match List I (Term) with List II (Process Involved) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Valley-in-valley profile

    2. Collapse sinks

    3. Shadow zone

    4. Exhumed erosion surface

    1. Karst topography

    2. Earthquake

    3. Planation

    4. Rejuvenation

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  11. Residual hill in the desert region is known as

    1. Inlier

    2. Inselberg

    3. Playa

    4. Pediment

  12. In the diagram given above, which of the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 represent bluffs? Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 5

    4. 2 and 3

  13. The drainage pattern developed on folded sedimentary rocks is termed as

    1. Rectangular

    2. Radial

    3. Dendritic

    4. Trellis

  14. Bowl shaped depression created as a result of glacial erosion high on a mountainside is called

    1. Glacial trough

    2. Hum

    3. Hanging valley

    4. Cirque

  15. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Jet streams are-best developed in winters

    2. Jet streams often develop oscillations

    3. Jet streams greatly influence our surface weather

    4. All the above three are correct in respect of jet streams