Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 60 of 118)

  1. The rivers of Africa are as large as those in North or South America, but they do not attract much transport because

    1. they pass through dense forest

    2. the people there are not commercial minded

    3. their courses are broken by cataracts and waterfalls

    4. they traverse through resource poor area

  2. Consider the following peaks:

    1. Dhaulagiri

    2. Kanchenjunga

    3. Nanda-Devi

    4. Kamet Peak

    The correct sequence of the peaks from

    West to East will be

    1. 3, 1, 4, 2

    2. 3, 4, 1, 2

    3. 1, 3, 2, 4

    4. 4, 3, 1, 2

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer.

    List-I List-II
    1. S. W. Monsoon

    2. Westerlies

    3. S. E. Monsoon

    4. Doldrums

    1. Pacific coast of Canada

    2. India

    3. Indonesia

    4. China

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  4. Mean monthly temperature means

    1. the sum of daily temperature in a month

    2. The sum of daily temperature in a year divided by 12

    3. the sum of daily mean temperature in a month divided by the number of days in that month

    4. the sum of daily noon temperature divided by the number of days in that month

  5. The cyclones of temperate latitudes differ from those of the tropics in a number of ways. Which one of the following is the most prominent of them all?

    1. Their size is far greater

    2. They are caused by frontal systems whereas the tropical cyclones are not

    3. These occur more frequently

    4. The precipitation is more evenly distributed in a temperate cyclone

  6. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched according to Koppen's scheme?

      • Cs
      • Summer rain
      • Af
      • Rain throughout the year
      • Et
      • Winter rain
      • Df
      • Summer snow
  7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Soil Type) List-II (Region)
    1. Chernozems

    2. Laterite

    3. Podzol

    4. Alluvial

    1. Eastern Romania

    2. Northern plains of India

    3. Central Africa

    4. Eastern Russia

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  8. Guano is a unique fertilizer product of

    1. Atacama

    2. Grand Banks

    3. Paraguay

    4. Coastal areas and islands off Peru

  9. The major amount of wheat, in Ukraine is produced in area of

    1. Acidic soil

    2. Podzol soil

    3. Black Earth (soil)

    4. Red soil

  10. The vegetation which survives on aerial roots is

    1. mangrove

    2. selvas

    3. catinga

    4. taiga

  11. Which one of the following statements, NOT true of coniferous forests?

    1. Spruce is the important tree of this jungle which is used in preparing pulp and artificial silk

    2. They are evergreen forests of soft wood trees with short and pointed leaves

    3. Such jungles are also called ‘boreal’

    4. Tree trunks of this region are quite thick and are covered with thick barks so as to protect them from the dryness of the summer season.

  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Altitudinal location of Mt. Kilimanjaro) List-II (Vegetation Type)
    1. Higher slopes

    2. Middle slopes

    3. lower slopes

    4. Foothill zone

    1. Savannah

    2. Forest

    3. Dry grassland

    4. Alpine grasses

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  13. A natural region has the similarity of

    1. climate-and natural vegetation

    2. climate and occupation

    3. soil and drainage

    4. economic base and natural vegetation

  14. The natural region produced by the creation of climatic homogeneity by the sea is

    1. Humid subtropics

    2. Marine west coast

    3. Monsoon tropics

    4. Short summer humid continental.

  15. Fishing, hunting and food gathering activities are carried out by

    1. Semangs of Malaysia

    2. Masais of East Africa

    3. Bedouins of Arabia

    4. Kirghiz of Central Asia