Quiz 652: Geography for State PSC / Civil Services Examinations

1.

Who among the following is associated with the discovery of rings of Saturn?
[A]Galileo
[B]Newton
[C]Edmund Halley
[D]Christian Huygens

Galileo

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2.

In which country is located world’s largest temple?
[A]Indonesia
[B]Cambodia
[C]India
[D]United States

Cambodia
World’s largest temple is Angkor Wat, located in Angkor, Cambodia. This temple was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

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3.

Which among the following is not among the ancient list of seven wonders of world?
[A]Statue of Zeus at Olympia
[B]Great Wall of China
[C]Colossus of Rhodes
[D]Lighthouse at Alexandria

Great Wall of China
The seven wonders of ancient India include Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt; Hanging Gardens of Babylon; Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece; Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt.

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4.

In which of the following ecosystems, the annual average rate of net plant production is highest?
[A]Temperate Grasslands
[B]Temperate Forests
[C]Savannah
[D]Swamps and Marshes

Swamps and Marshes
Thus tropical ecosystems, Swamps and Marshes, and Estuaries generally have highest net production.

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5.

Which of the following is a key geographical feature of Western Australia?
[A]Inselbergs
[B]Coral Reefs
[C]Black Swamps
[D]Barchans

Coral Reefs

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6.

Which is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust?
[A]Aluminium
[B]Nickel
[C]Iron
[D]Silicon

Aluminium
Most abundant element is Oxygen followed by Silicon. Both of these are non-metals. Silicon is followed by Aluminium which is most abundant metal.

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7.

Mushroom rocks or Rock pedestals or Zeugen are one of the most striking manifestations of __?
[A]Water Erosion
[B]Wind Erosion
[C]Gravity Erosion
[D]River Deposition

Wind Erosion

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8.

The Kharai Camel or “Swimming Camel” is found in which of the following states of India?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Gujarat
[D]Rajasthan

Gujarat
Kharai Camel or Swimming Camels are found only in Gujarat’s Bhuj area. It has been recently recognized as a separate breed (one among nine such breeds found in India) of camel for better conservation. This camel is adapted to the extreme climate of Ran of Kachh where shallow seas and high salinity is prevalent. Kharai Camel can live in both coastal and dry ecosystems. It grazes on saline / mangrove trees and is tolerant to high saline water. It can swim up to three kilometers into the sea in search of mangroves, their primary food. The camel is distinct from other camels because of its rounded back, long and thin legs and small feet.

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9.

Which of the following countries are examples of highly scientific development and management of pastoral farming?
[A]France & Spain
[B]Denmark & Holland
[C]Greenland & Norway
[D]Belgium & Germany

Denmark & Holland

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10.

Which of the following is a correct sequence?
[A]Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
[B]Devprayag,, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Vishnuprayag
[C]Rudraprayag,Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Devprayag
[D]Devprayag, Nandprayag, Rudraprayag, Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag

Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Devprayag
Alaknanda river meets the Dhauliganga river at Vishnuprayag, the Nandakini river at Nandprayag ,the Pindar river at Karnaprayag , the Mandakini river at Rudraprayag and finally the Bhagirathi river at Devprayag to form the mainstream, the Ganges.

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