Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 46 of 118)

  1. Consider the following statements:

    1. The granite and gneisses give rise to red soil through weathering.

    2. The laterite soil contains the hydrated oxides of iron and Aluminium.

    3. Both the red and laterite soils are poor in nitrogen but rich in potash and phosphorus.

    Which of the statements given above is correct?

    1. 1 and 2, only

    2. 2 only

    3. 1 and 3, only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. An area which has not been glaciated may show:

    1. Hanging valleys

    2. Corries & pyramidal peaks

    3. Drumlins

    4. V-shaped valleys

  3. Consider the following statements

    1. In an overturned fold, the axial plane is inclined and both limbs dip in the same direct

    2. A recumbent fold is one in which the axial plane is essentially horizontal

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  4. The tropical cyclones do not occur close to the equator because of:

    1. Weak coriolis force

    2. Light & variable winds

    3. Excessive humidity

    4. Convective activity

  5. Among the following types of ecosystems, the annual average rate of net plant production is highest in:

    1. Temperate grassland

    2. Savannah

    3. Coniferous forest

    4. Temperate forest

  6. Which one of the following rivers has a cuspate delta?

    1. Mississippi

    2. Niger

    3. Nile

    4. Tiber

  7. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The largest known flood basalt region in the world is the Deccan trap area of peninsular India.

    2. The largest flood basalt region in the United States of America is the Columbia Plateau.

    3. The two shield volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea have summit elevations of more than 6500 m above sea level.

    4. The island of Hawaii includes at least seven coalesced volcanic domes.

  8. The progressive wave theory regarding the origin of tides was put forth by:

    1. R. A. Harris

    2. Isaac Newton

    3. William Whewell

    4. G. B. Airy

  9. With reference to earthquakes which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. L waves travel along the surface of the earth's crust

    2. As the P waves propagate, they move material in a path parallel to the direction of movement

    3. S waves move objects at right angles to their direction of motion

    4. S waves propagate through even liquid material

  10. Consider the following statements:

    1. Youthful topography is characterized by comparatively a few streams but usually with low gradients.

    2. In mature topography, the main streams have their valleys cut to base level and are at grade.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  11. Spits develop due to:

    1. Circular movement of water currents along the bays

    2. Formation of long shore drifts towards the coast

    3. Formation of large scale deposits of fine grained dust

    4. Oblique movement of water currents along the shores

  12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the-lists:

    List-I (Landforms) List-II (Processes)
    1. Natural Levees

    2. Eskar

    3. Polje

    4. Barchan

    1. Aeolin

    2. Karst

    3. Fluvial

    4. Glacial/Glaciofluvial

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  13. Consider the following statements

    1. General characteristics of westerlies are largely modified by cyclones and anticyclones.

    2. Westerlies are the most dominant wind systems in middle latitudes

    3. Westerlies become more vigorous in the southern hemisphere.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2, only

    2. 2 only

    3. 1 and 3, only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. Chernogem soils originate under tall grass prairie vegetation.

    2. Laterites form under hot and humid climatic conditions.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  15. What are Geosynclines?

    1. Arched unfolds in the strata of the earth's crust.

    2. Major structural down folds in the earth's crust.

    3. Large scale rises in the earth's crust.

    4. Sliding of plate margins inside the arth's crust