Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 29 of 118)

  1. Which one of the following was formulated by George K Ziph in 1940 to explain the observed movement of people?

    1. Principle of least effort

    2. Intervening opportunities

    3. Gravity model

    4. Mean information field

  2. Match List I (Factors of Population Problem) with List II (Corresponding Examples) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Ban on migration

    2. Extraordinary growth

    3. Inadequate use of natural

    4. resources

    5. D. Unequal distribution

    1. Brazil

    2. England

    3. South Africa

    4. South East Asia

    5. Tropical Lands

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    • B
    • C
    • D
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  3. Which one of the following areas is dominant in hunting and gathering?

    1. Hot desert

    2. Cold desert

    3. Tropical forest

    4. Temperate grassland

  4. Maximum amount of herring fish is obtained from

    1. The North Sea around the Netherlands

    2. The coastal areas from Alaska to California

    3. The Sea of Japan

    4. The Gulf of Mexico

  5. Which one of the following is the junction point of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats?

    1. Javadi Hills

    2. Anaimalai Hills

    3. Nilgiri Hills

    4. Shevaroy Hills

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. Germany and America are the two largest producers of wind-power.

    2. America has nuclear energy generation capacity of around 1, 00, 000 MW

    3. America has more nuclear reactors than any other country in the world.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  7. Shaba province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is known for which of the following reserves?

    1. Bauxite

    2. Iron ore

    3. Tungsten

    4. Copper

  8. Match List I (Book) with List II (Author) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. A Prologue to Population Geogra

    2. Geography of Population

    3. The Geography of Life and Death

    4. Population Geography

    1. G T Trewartha

    2. J I Clarke

    3. W Zelinsky

    4. L D Stamp

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    • Assertion (A): Oceanic salinity is higher along Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    • Reason (R): Increased evaporation coupled with relatively more insulation along these latitudes causes higher oceanic salinity.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): A composite profile includes only the lowest parts of a series of parallel profiles.
    • Reason (R): A composite profile is constructed to represent the overall relief of an area as viewed from a distance.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Generally, temperature decreases from the equator towards poles which is called temperature gradient. But the highest temperature is never recorded at the equator, instead; it is recorded nearboth the tropics.
    • Reason (R): A sizeable portion of the incoming solar radiation is reflected by clouds and a large part of heat is spent in the process of evaporation.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Until about the end of eighties of the last century, the Indian industries showed a clear attitude of structural shift from consumer goods to basic and capital goods industries.
    • Reason (R): The demand for consumer goods declined during that period.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): French geographers developed human geography as a complete unit.
    • Reason (R): French geographers believed that environment sets a limit to human ambitions but man is more powerful than the environment.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Radicalism is entirely based on quantitative revolution.
    • Reason (R): The consideration of social values is the core of radicalism.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Ransomed Lake in Rajasthan has dried up for the first time in its history of 300 years.
    • Reason (R): The region had deficiency of rainfall by 69% during 1999 − 2003 and had been confronted with acute drought for the last four years
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true