Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice_Test 66 of 118)

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  1. Which of the following are reasons for the location of the Australian Desert?
    1. Presence of a cold ocean current along the coast
    2. Trade winds blowing over land for a considerable stretch
    3. Existence of a mountain chain obstructing moisture bearing winds
    4. Occurrences of sub-tropical high pressure

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2
    2. 2 and 3
    3. 1,2 and 3
    4. 1,2, 3 and 4
  2. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
      • The Mediterranean Region
      • Summer rain
      • The Equatorial Region
      • Afternoon thundershowers
      • The Monsoon Region
      • Heavey rain throughout the Year
      • The Desert Region
      • Winter rain
  3. The indigenous people living in the Steppes of the Soviet Union arc the
    1. Khirghiz
    2. Taureg
    3. Bushmen
    4. Bhils
  4. Which group contains the monsoon regions among the following?
    1. USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador
    2. India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand
    3. Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia, Antarctica
    4. USSR, North China, Iran, Iraq
  5. Which one among the following natural regions occurs only in the Northern Hemisphere?
    1. Mediterranean
    2. Steppe
    3. Taiga
    4. Tropical desert
  6. The greatest number and widest variety of plants and animals would be found in
    1. tropical grasslands
    2. tropical forests
    3. temperate forests
    4. temperate grasslands
  7. A much fragmented or clustered pattern of population distribution is conspicuous in parts of Asia because it is closely associated with
    1. soil and rainfall distribution
    2. surface configuration and temperature characteristics
    3. routes of transport and trade centers
    4. distribution of mineral and forest resources
  8. Which of the following countries of Europe had reached the last stage of the demographic transition?
    1. Portugal
    2. France
    3. Spain
    4. Italy
  9. The non ecumeue areas of the world are the
    1. sparsely populated areas
    2. densely populated areas
    3. areas of high fertility
    4. areas of high mortality
  10. The shaded area indicates the cultural realm identified as
    1. African
    2. Dry
    3. Oriental
    4. Occidental
  11. The arrow line shows the route of migration of
    1. Australasians
    2. Polynesians
    3. Southern Chinese
    4. Vikings
  12. The cross-hatched area is inhabited by
    1. Bantu
    2. Capoids
    3. Zulus
    4. Europeans
  13. The major fishing grounds of the world are located on the
    1. continental shelves of the mid-latitudes
    2. deep-sea plains of the North Pacific
    3. Equatorial waters of the Atlantic
    4. Equatorial waters of the Pacific
  14. The leading sulphur producing country in the world is
    1. USA
    2. USS. R.
    3. Japan
    4. UK
  15. The principal rubber exporting nations in the world are
    1. India, USS. R. China, UK
    2. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigeria
    3. Banglandesh, Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    4. USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile