Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 43 of 118)

  1. Consider the following statements regarding earthquakes

    1. In earthquakes, shocks are generated at a point known as the epicenter

    2. The point of origin of shock may be within the crust or mantle

    3. The more earthquake-prone areas are the margin of tectonic plates

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 3

  2. The extensive flood plain with level to gentle slopes (2 to 5) and very low channel gradient makes the river flow so sluggish that it becomes a tangled network of interconnected diverging and converging shallow channels. Such a flood plain is said to be

    1. Braided

    2. Graded

    3. Entrenched

    4. Meandered

  3. The depositional feature, formed due to the coalescence of several alluvial cones is an arid region is called

    1. Pediment

    2. Bolson

    3. Deflation basin

    4. Bajada

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Ozone is found mostly in the Stratosphere

    2. Ozone layer lies 55 − 75 km above the surface of the earth

    3. Ozone absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the Sun

    4. Ozone layer has no significance for life on the earth

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  5. In the given map, the highest annual range of temperature is recorded in the area labelled as

    1. 3

    2. 1

    3. 4

    4. 2

  6. Thunderstorms originate from

    1. nimbostratus clouds

    2. altocumulus clouds

    3. status clouds

    4. cumulonimbus clouds

  7. Which one of the following precipitation conditions is a NOT characteristic of frontal rainfall type?

    1. Precipitation falls during the passage of a depression in zones facing the passage

    2. It occurs in the middle and high latitudes

    3. It is distinguished from the cyclonic rain because of the prolonged drizzling rain which falls from the warm front of the depression

    4. Cloud burst with long duration of rain is associated with the squally passage of the cold front

    The following table contains temperature and rainfall data of a station in the southern hemisphere:

    Month Temp C Precipitation (in mm)

    January 23 8

    February 23 13

    March 22 18

    April 19 40

    May 16 125

    June 14 175

    July 13 165

    August 13 145

    September 14 84

    October 16 54

    November 18 20

    December 22 15

  8. The data is indicative of

    1. sub-tropical dry summer

    2. tropical wet dry summer

    3. sub-tropical humid climate

    4. marine west coast climate

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Ocean Trench) List-II (Region)
    1. Aleutian

    2. Pueto Rico

    3. Ryukyu

    4. Tonga

    1. East of Philippines

    2. Fiji Islands

    3. S. W. Alaska

    4. West Indies

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  10. Consider the following conditions:

    1. Anticyclone conditions with static air and high temperature

    2. Cyclonic conditions with unstable air

    3. High precipitation with low evaporation

    4. Low precipitation with high evaporation

    High salinity of ocean waters is associated with

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  11. Radiolarian oozes occurs in depths of

    1. 600 to 1200 fathoms

    2. 1500 to 2000 fathoms

    3. 2000 to 5000 fathoms

    4. 5000 to 6000 fathoms

  12. Consider the following factors:

    1. Rotation of the earth

    2. Air pressure and wind

    3. Ocean water density

    4. Revolution of the earth

    Which of these factors modify ocean currents?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Tsunamis are produced by

    1. shrinking of the earth's crust

    2. cyclones

    3. submarine earthquakes

    4. tides

  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Soil Type) List-II (Characteristics)
    1. Entisol

    2. Vertisol

    3. Spodosol

    4. Oxisol

    1. Clay-rich soils

    2. Highly weathered tropical and subtropical soils

    3. Young soils with no horizons

    4. Acid soils with leached upper horizon

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  15. Gleization is associated with

    1. areas which have experienced recent glacial deposition and have deranged drainage pattern

    2. areas where decomposition proceeds slowly

    3. areas where unrecompensed or partially decomposed organic matter accumulates in a swampy environment

    4. highly acidic and oxygen-poor soils