Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 27 of 118)

  1. Which of the following are three important approaches to humanistic geography?

    1. Idealistic

    2. Phenomenal

    3. Naturalistic

    4. Existential

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  2. The central idea of various cosmogenic theories of Vedic and post-Vedic period is the creation of a cosmic nucleus, called

    1. Vishwakarma

    2. Prajapati

    3. Brahrnand

    4. Surya

  3. From among the following Greek scholars, who was the first to conceptualize the earth as spherical?

    1. Pythagoras

    2. Plato

    3. Eratosthenes

    4. Aristotle

  4. Consider the following statements: Arab geographers contributed to the development of geography by

    1. translating and absorbing of learning from Greek, Persian and Sanskrit sources.

    2. preserving important writings.

    3. expanding geographical knowledge in Europe and Asia.

    4. their original contributions to

    Mathematics.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  5. Almagest of Ptolemy is a standard reference of

    1. The precise location of known places

    2. Tables of latitudes and longitudes

    3. Map projections and world maps

    4. To movement of celestial bodies

  6. Which of the following methods were employed by Humboldt in his universal science-Cosmos?

    1. Empirical and inductive

    2. Deductive procedure of science

    3. Comparative regional geography

    4. Graphical representation

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  7. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Ellen Semple
      • Stop-and-Go-Determinism
      • Friedrich Ratzel
      • Pulsation Hypothesis
      • Vidal de la Blache
      • Genre de vie
      • Griffith Taylor
      • Lebensraum
  8. Physical environment offers opportunities for a range of possible directions of development and it depends on human initiatives in particular directions of progress. This basic premise in geography is known as

    1. Determinism

    2. Neo-determinism

    3. Possibilism

    4. Probabilisrn

  9. Who advocates climate as the main determinant of history, culture, lifestyle and occupations?

    1. G. Taylor

    2. F. Ratzel

    3. E. Semple

    4. Huntington

  10. Who amongst the following founded the French School of Regional Geography?

    1. Paul Vidal de la Blache

    2. Philippe Pinchemel

    3. Elisee Reclus

    4. Lucien Gallois

  11. Which of the following techniques is useful for pre-dieting the wheat yield?

    1. Regression

    2. Chi-square

    3. Simulation

    4. Correlation

  12. Marxist geography found its most detailed and lucid expression in the writings of

    1. Richard Peet

    2. M. Quani

    3. E. W. Soja

    4. David Harvey

  13. Who among the following is regarded as the founder of humanistic approach in geography?

    1. Richard Peet

    2. Wiiiiam Bunge

    3. Brian J. L. Berry

    4. Yi-Fu-Tuan

  14. Which state amongst the following has the highest percentage of the Scheduled Caste population of the State's population?

    1. Jharkhand

    2. Madhya Pradesh

    3. Punjab

    4. Uttar Pradesh

  15. Large part of the non-ecumene has remained sparsely populated because of

    1. Its natural environment being inhospitable

    2. Its restriction on large scale inmigration

    3. Its limited and unknown resources

    4. Its limited development vis--vis infrastructure