Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice-Test 53 of 118)

  1. Consider the following statements:

    1. Humanistic geography depended on the growing need of social relevance of the subject.

    2. Humanistic geography developed due to reaction to excessive quantification and model building in geography.

    3. Humanistic geography drew much from the radical trend in geography.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2, only

    2. 1 and 3, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Radicalism in geography is critical of geography as a spatial science.

    2. Radicalism aimed at a general restructuring of capitalist society.

    3. Radicalism in geography relied heavily on empiricist methods.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  3. The number of a topographic map is 47A/16/NW. Its scale must be:

    1. 1: 250, 000

    2. 1: 100, 000

    3. 1: 50, 000

    4. 1: 25, 000

  4. Which one of the following is a special case of Bonne's projection?

    1. Zenithal Polar Equidistant Projection

    2. Cylindrical Equidistant Projection

    3. Conical Equidistant Projection

    4. Sinusoidal Projection

  5. Which one of the following projections is suitable for large maps of small area fitting on all sides?

    1. Sinusoidal Projection

    2. Modified Polyconic Projection

    3. Conical Projection with one Standard Parallel

    4. Lambert's Projection

  6. Which one of the following is more useful to a sailor?

    1. Mercator's Projection

    2. Gnomonic Projection

    3. Sinusoidal Projection

    4. Mollweide's Projection

  7. If the focal length (f) of a camera lens is 20 cm and the height of the plane (h) is 1000 metres above ground, what will be the scale of the air-photographs?

    1. 1: 500

    2. 1: 5000

    3. 1: 1000

    4. 1: 50000

  8. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? Software Organization

      • Arc Info
      • ESRI
      • GRASS
      • DST
      • MGE
      • Intergraph Corporation
      • IDRISI
      • Clark University
  9. Under which of the following conditions would you not consider a given pair of aerial photographs as a stereopair?

    1. No overlap

    2. 25% overlap

    3. 60% overlap

    4. 100% overlap

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  10. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are designed to manipulate spatial objects. Which one of the following is not a spatial object?

    1. An attribute data cell

    2. A polygon

    3. A point

    4. A line

    • Assertion (A): The Himalayan Rivers are older than the mountain ranges they cross.
    • Reason (R): The Himalayan Rivers cut their channels deeply and incisively.
    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

    A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In India, the net sown area increased by about 19% from the year 1950 − 51 to 1999 − 2000.
    • Reason (R): During the same period, there had been a concurrent decrease in the area under forest.
    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

    A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Cyclones over Bay of Bengal are characterized by. Clockwise circulation.
    • Reason (R): Their circulation is governed by pressure gradient and carioles force.
    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

    A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Cirrus clouds primarily contain ice particles.
    • Reason (R): Cirrus clouds occur at very light altitudes.
    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

    A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The per cent of population whose income is less than one US dollar/day is less in Pakistan than that in India.
    • Reason (R): The adult literacy rate (percentage of age 15 years and above with literacy) is more than in Pakistan than in India.
    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