Quiz 246: World Geography for Civil Services Preliminary Examination

1. An eye of a cyclone is a central circular region characterized by which of the following?
[A] Towering thunderstorms
[B] Light winds and clear skies
[C] Most severe weather of a cyclone
[D] Winds with Highest Velocity

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2. Which among the following is the standard map projection for nautical purposes (suitable for showing sea routes)?
[A] Mercator projection
[B] Cassini projection
[C] Gnomonic projection
[D] Polyconic Projection

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3. Which among the following is the most abundant element by mass in Earth’s Crust ?
[A] Iron
[B] Aluminum
[C] Nickel
[D] Oxygen

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4. Horse latitudes are High Pressure Subtropical Calm belts which make an area that receives little precipitation and has variable winds mixed with calm. These latitudes lie between which of the following?
[A] between 20 and 25 degrees both north and south
[B] between 30 and 35 degrees both north and south
[C] between 25 and 30 degrees both north and south
[D] between 30 and 35 degrees north only

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5. As per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea , what is the territorial limit of littoral states for exploitation of Oil & Gas in the seas?
[A] 200 Miles
[B] 350 Miles
[C] 300 miles
[D] 400 miles

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6. About 90% of the world’s earthquakes and 80% of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. In which sea this Ring of Fire lies ?
[A] Himalayan Area
[B] Atlantic Ocean
[C] Pacific Ocean
[D] Mediterranean Area

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7. How many main Tropical cyclone warning centers are there in the world?
[A] 5
[B] 6
[C] 7
[D] 8

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8. Near which of the following countries a Tropical Storm will originate?
[A] England
[B] West Indies
[C] China
[D] Japan

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9. A mountain range which extends along the southern margin of Eurasia. Stretching from Java to Sumatra through the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, and out into the Atlantic is called?
[A] Alpide belt
[B] Eurasian plate
[C] Himalayan Belt
[D] Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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10. What is the name of the mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together?
[A] Altai Mountains
[B] Sayan Mountains
[C] Ural Mountains
[D] Baikal Mountains

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    ans no. 12
    moraines are formed by the glacial deposition and not an erosional activity

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