Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 24 of 118)

  1. What happens to tropical soils when the rainforest is cleared?

    1. The soil improves to the extent that soluble nutrients are no longer depleted by the trees

    2. There is little effect on the soil because of its depth of richness

    3. Clearing interrupts the critical nutrient cycle and leads to soil leaching

    4. The soils stabilize and become excellent for grain crops

  2. In the diagram given above, the areas marked ‘X’ and ‘Y’ respectively, represents which of the following soil types?

    1. Sand and clay

    2. Loam and clay

    3. Clay and sandy loam

    4. Silt and sand

  3. Among the following climatic factors, which one has the least effect upon a terrestrial ecosystem?

    1. Temperature variation

    2. Wind

    3. Conditions of sunlight

    4. Availability of water

  4. For the following three types of maps, identify the correct descending order based on the scale starting from the largest map scale:

    1. Atlas map-Topographical map-Cadastral map

    2. Cadastral map-Atlas map-Topographical map

    3. Cadastral map-Topographical map-Atlas map

    4. Topographical map-Atlas map-

    Cadastral map

  5. Which one of the following statements about maps is not correct?

    1. A map is a graphic representation of the milieu

    2. A map is a tangible product

    3. A map at small scale shows a small area on a single map sheet

    4. A map is mental and manual creation of man

  6. Match List I (Projections) with List II (Graticules) and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Projections) List-II (Graticules)
    1. Equatorial orthographic zenithal

    2. Sinusoidal projection

    3. Homolographic projection

    4. Hornolosine projection

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
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  7. In the diagram shown above, points A and B are located on the ground surface 7.5 Km apart. These two points appear on a vertical aerial photograph as a and ‘b’ separated by a photographic distance of 100 mm the scale of the photograph is:

    1. 1: 75, 00, 000

    2. 1: 7, 50, 000

    3. 1: 75, 000

    4. 1: 750

  8. The biome with the shortest growing season is

    1. Savanna

    2. Taiga

    3. Chaparral

    4. Tundra

  9. Match List I (Location/Area in Canada) with List II (Major Mineral) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Labrador

    2. Athabasca

    3. Sudbury

    4. British Columbia

    1. Zinc

    2. Petroleum

    3. Iron ore

    4. Manganese

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
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      • 3
      • 5
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  10. The Snake River plateau in the USA is formed of

    1. Great sheets of lava

    2. Enormous quantities of river borne material

    3. Wind blown sand

    4. None of the above three

  11. Which one of the following countries has the highest agricultural production in Europe?

    1. France

    2. Switzerland

    3. Denmark

    4. Germany

  12. Match List I (Main Characteristic Feature) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Largest Area

    2. Highest population density

    3. Largest population

    4. Largest urban population

    1. Iran

    2. Israel

    3. Lebanon

    4. Saudi Arabia

    5. United Arab Emirates

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
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  13. Which one of the following statements correctly defines the term ‘Karroo’ of Southern Africa?

    1. Rift valleys formed due to faulting

    2. Dome shaped landforms caused by earth's movements

    3. Steps from the coastal lowland on to the high plateau

    4. None of the above three

  14. Structurally, the Great Himalaya is

    1. An autochthonous zone

    2. A par-autochthonous zone

    3. An allochthonous zone

    4. A suture zone

  15. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. The mountains of the Peninsular India are about 40 million years old

    2. The Eastern Ghats extend as a continuous range for a distance of about 1600 km

    3. The Western Ghats consist of a series of discontinuous hills with no structural continuity

    4. The Siwalik Ranges have hogback appearance