Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 70 of 118)

  1. The cirque is a French word which is known in Scotland as

    1. Corris

    2. cors

    3. cwm

    4. corrie

  2. Which one of the following groups is the product of erosion?

    1. Drumlins, moraines, aretes

    2. U-shaped valleys, ventifacts, canyons

    3. Eskers, fiords, outwash plain

    4. Cirques, V-shaped valleys, levees

  3. Soil that owes its colour to oxides of iron is

    1. regur

    2. bangar

    3. laterite

    4. alkaline

  4. The correct explanation of cyclogenesis is

    1. occurrence of difference in temperature resulting in abrupt lowering of pressure

    2. occurrence of difference in temperature resulting in formation of high pressure

    3. parallel movement of warm and cold fronts

    4. interaction of land and sea breeze

  5. Increase of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere due to industrial pollution will lead to

    1. increase in surface albedo

    2. increase in surface temperature

    3. decrease in surface temperature

    4. increase in snow cover of the earth

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Country/Region) List-II (climatic type)
    1. Chad

    2. Guyana

    3. South-West Australia

    4. Sri Lanka

    1. Equatorial

    2. Mediterranean

    3. Monsoon

    4. Tropical savanna

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  7. Which one of the following is drought resistant?

    1. Xerophyte

    2. Halophyte

    3. Mesophyte

    4. Hydrophyte

  8. Which one of the following regions is called the ‘bread basket’ of the world?

    1. Tropical monsoonal

    2. Mediterranean

    3. Temperate grassland

    4. Savanna grassland

  9. Consider the temperature and rainfall data below Temp T (C) Rainfall (in cms) January 14.4 2.5 February 16.7 1.5 March 23.3 1.3 April 30.0 1.0 May 33.3 1.8 June 33.3 7.4 July 30.0 19.3 August 29.4 17.8 September 28.9 11.9 October 25.6 1.3 November 19.4 0.2 December 15.6 1.0 This would be typical of

    1. an equatorial region

    2. a monsoon region

    3. a warm temperate region

    4. a cool temperate region

  10. The main occupations of the Lapps would include

    1. herding and fishing

    2. hunting and food gathering

    3. pastoral nomadism

    4. shifting cultivation

  11. A region best known for trapping of animals is the

    1. British type

    2. Laurentian region

    3. Taiga region

    4. Polar region

  12. Consider the following States:

    1. Kerala

    2. Mizoram

    3. Goa

    4. Tamil Nadu

    As per the 91 census, the correct sequence of the descending order of the effective literary rates in these States is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 1, 4, 2, 3

    3. 1, 3, 4, 2

    4. 4, 1, 2, 3

  13. In South-East Asia, the highest population density is found in

    1. Vietnam

    2. Cambodia

    3. Malaysia

    4. Indonesia

  14. Consider the following statements: Developing countries in the past two decades have registered increase in population despite significant decline in fertility rates because of declining infant mortality better living conditions

    1. increasing life-expectancy

    2. declining infant mortality

    3. failing death rates

    4. better living conditions

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 3, and 4 are correct

    2. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    3. 1, 2, and 3 are correct

    4. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

  15. Britishers constitute 90% of the population of

    1. Australia

    2. New Zealand

    3. Canada

    4. South Africa