Practice MCQ World Geography

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3446 The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with
Options:zones of climate,    zones of oceans,    zones of land,    zones of cyclonic depressions

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3447 The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the ____ waves and the ____ energy they process.
Options:larger, more,    larger, less,    smaller, more,    smaller, less

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3448 The hazards of radiation belts include
Options:deterioration of electronic circuits,    damage of solar cells of spacecraft,    adverse effect on living organisms,    All of the above

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3449 The great Victoria Desert is located in
Options:Canada,    West Africa,    Australia,    North America

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3450 The intersecting lines drawn on maps and globes are
Options:latitudes,    longitudes,    geographic grids,    None of the above

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3451 The light of distant stars is affected by
Options:the earth's atmosphere,    interstellar dust,    both (a) and (b),    None of the above

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3452 The landmass of which of the following continents is the least?
Options:Africa,    Asia,    Australia,    Europe

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3453 Without ____ the equator would be much hotter than it is while the poles would be much cooler.
Options:latitudinal redistribution of heat,    cycle of air circulation,    global wind pattern,    All are similar terms

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3454 The habitats valuable for commercially harvested species are called
Options:coral reefs,    sea grass bed,    hot spots,    None of the above

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3455 Which of the following is tropical grassland?
Options:Taiga,    Savannah,    Pampas,    Prairies

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3456 With the disintegration of USSR in end 1991, comprised of ____ Union Republics.
Options:15,    10,    5,    25

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3457 The iron and steel industries of which of the following countries are almost fully dependent on imported raw materials?
Options:Britain,    Japan,    Poland,    Germany

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3458 The temperature increases rapidly after
Options:ionosphere,    exosphere,    stratosphere,    troposphere

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3459 The humidity of the air depends upon
Options:temperature,    location,    weather,    All of the above

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3460 The groundwater can become confined between two impermeable layers. This type of enclosed water is called
Options:artesian,    artesian well,    unconfined groundwater,    confined groundwater

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3461 The largest glaciers are
Options:mountain glaciers,    alpine glaciers,    continental glaciers,    piedmont glaciers

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3462 The ionosphere includes
Options:mesosphere,    thermosphere,    thermosphere and exosphere,    thermosphere, exosphere and mesosphere

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3463 The highest degree of concentration of mineral deposits are found in
Options:northeastern zone,    northwestern zone,    southern zone,    All of the above

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3464 The group of minerals chemically containing hydrocarbons is
Options:silicate group,    organic group,    oxide group,    hydride group

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3465 The iron ore mined at Bailadila is mostly
Options:haematite,    siderite,    limonite,    magnetic

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3466 The leading state in producing paper is
Options:Bihar,    West Bengal,    Kerala,    Orissa

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3467 The largest dune files are found in
Options:Middle East,    North Africa,    both (a) and (b),    None of the above

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3468 The Harmattan is
Options:cool, extremely dry wind that forms over the Sahara and blows westward or south-westward to the African coast,    wind that blows during the dry season from December to February,    tertiary wind that carry great quantities of fine dust from the Sahara,    All of the above

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3469 The largest gold producing country in the world(in 2006) is
Options:China,    Canada,    South Africa,    USA

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3470 The hydrological cycle is a conceptual model that describes
Options:the storage of water between biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere,    the movement of water between biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere,    both (a) and (b),    None of the above

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3471 The least explosive type of volcano is called
Options:Basalt plateau,    Cinder cone,    Shield volcanoes,    Composite volcanoes

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3472 The largest fish exporting region in the world is
Options:the north-east atlantic region,    the north-east pacific region,    the north-west pacific region,    the south-east asian region

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3473 The largest country of the world by geographical area is
Options:Russia,    Vatican City,    Australia,    USA

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3474 The hot and cold deserts together occupy nearly ____ land area of the world.
Options:1/2,    1/4th,    1/3rd,    3/4th

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3475 The highest average salinity amongst the following seas is reported from
Options:Dead Sea,    Red Sea,    Black Sea,    Mediterranean Sea

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3476 The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which of the following?
Options:Volcanic mountains,    Residual mountains,    Block mountains,    Fold mountains

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3477 The heavy day soils that show significant expansion and contraction due to the presence or absence of moisture is called
Options:aridsols,    vertisols,    histosols,    andisols

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3478 The HBJ Upgradation project, upgraded the capacity of HBJ pipeline from 18.2 MM SC MD to
Options:20 MM SC MD,    33.4 MM SC MD,    22.3 MM SC MD,    29.6 MM SC MD

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3479 The highest mountains on earth namely Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjanga are located in
Options:the greater Himalayas,    the Lesser Himalayas,    the outer Himalayas,    None of the above

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3480 The infrared radiation by sun are strongly absorbed by
Options:carbon dioxide,    water vapours,    carbon dioxide and water vapours,    ozone

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3481 The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of
Options:axis of earth,    north pole,    south pole,    equator

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3482 The landforms that are influences by several process namely, weathering, erosion, deposition are known as
Options:polygenetic landforms,    structural landforms,    polycyclic landforms,    None of the above

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3483 The initial increase of magnetic field in magnetic storms is caused
Options:when the shock wave, associated with the gusty solar wind, compresses the magnetosphere,    when there is a large decrease in field intensity,    when the gust wind itself engulfs the magnetosphere,    None of the above

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3484 The island state of Australia is
Options:Victoria,    Queensland,    Tasmania,    New South Wales

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3485 The Ice age ended about ____ years ago.
Options:140,    1,400,    14,000,    140,000

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3486 The languages used in China is
Options:Chinese, English,    Chinese, Arabic,    Chinese, French,    Chinese, Korean

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3487 The islands with coral covered surfaces in Bay of Bengal are
Options:Andaman islands,    Nicobar islands,    both (a) and (b),    None of the above

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3488 Within the transporting medium, transport can occur by
Options:suspension,    solution and traction,    solution,    All of the above

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3489 The length of the day is determined in
Options:astronomical units,    solar terms,    length of the hours,    None of the above

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3490 The hot, dry wind on the east or leeward side of the Rocky mountains (North America) is called
Options:the Chinook,    the Sirocco,    the Harmattan,    the Loo

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3491 The islands of Seychelles are located in the
Options:Arctic Ocean,    Atlantic Ocean,    Indian Ocean,    Pacific Ocean

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3492 The island of Sri Lanka formerly known as
Options:Madagascar,    Tasmania,    Ceylon,    None of the above

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3493 The highest sand dunes are found is
Options:the Sahara desert,    the Atacama desert,    the Kalahari desert,    the Gobi desert

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3494 The greatest variety of animal and plant species is fund in
Options:temperate grasslands,    tropical moist forests,    tundra regions,    in hot deserts

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3495 The layer of the earth, immediately below the crust, is called
Options:outer core,    inner core,    inner mantle,    outer mantle

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