Competitive Exams: Geography MCQs (Practice_Test 72 of 118)

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  1. The ‘Horn of Africa’ includes
    1. Namibia, Botswana and Republic of South Africa
    2. Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somali Republic
    3. Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
    4. Libya, Egypt and Sudan
  2. The shift of the cotton textile industry from New England to the Southern Appalachians, was mainly due to
    1. warmer climate
    2. uniform working hours
    3. abundant supply of raw cotton
    4. low standard of living of the people
  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
    List-I (Country)List-II (Capital)
    1. Angola
    2. Morocco
    3. Namibia
    4. Zaire
    1. Kinshasa
    2. Luanda
    3. Rabat
    4. Windhoek
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  4. The geographical importance of South-East Asia is mainly due to
    1. its religious diversity
    2. its strategic location with reference to trade routes
    3. its production of tin and oil
    4. its exposure to western influences
  5. Which one of the following statements regarding South-West Asia is NOT correct?
    1. United Arab Emirates is made up of six Emirates
    2. Yemen produces the best quality coffee
    3. Rice is cultivated in Iraq
    4. Jordan grows cotton
  6. The only important rail-road which connects the Caspian Sea coast with the Persian gulf area, passes through
    1. Tabriz
    2. Shiraz
    3. Teheran
    4. Esfahan
  7. The Mesopotamia valley produces large quantities of
    1. wheat and orange
    2. rice and date
    3. maize and apple
    4. barley and oat
  8. The major coconut oil producing country in South-East Asia is
    1. Laos
    2. Cambodia
    3. Malaysia
    4. Philippines
  9. The lakes labelled I, II, II, IV and V in the given map are respectively
    1. Ontario, Superior, Huron, Erie, Michigan
    2. Michigan, Ontario, Huron, Superior, Erie
    3. Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario
    4. Superior, Michigan, Erie, Huron


  10. The heart of American Agriculture and the most important agricultural region in the world is the
    1. corn belt
    2. cotton belt
    3. hay and dairy belt
    4. truck-farming belt
  11. The Appalachian Highlands are economically important mainly because of
    1. ready source of timber and water power
    2. natural passes facilitating easy movement
    3. rich mineral wealth formig the basis off lourishing industries
    4. large number of both summer and winter tourist centres
  12. Which one of the following is the main reason for the industrial backwardness of Myanmar?
    1. Easy livelihood from agriculture
    2. Uneven surface of land
    3. Limited local market
    4. Lack of coal and iron ore
  13. Moscow՚s engineering workshops and textile factories are supplied with coal from the
    1. Valdai hills to the north
    2. Tula coalfield to the south
    3. Ural mountains
    4. Caucasus mountains
  14. Ukraine is an ideal industrial centre of Eastern Europe because the region is rich in
    1. iron ore, coal and manganese
    2. copper, zinc and oil
    3. natural gas, iron ore and manganese
    4. iron ore, limestone and copper
  15. The erstwhile USSR became one of the leading industrial power of the world because of her
    1. vast population
    2. large number of skilled manpower
    3. vast area
    4. vast mineral and power resources

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