Quiz 340: World Geography

1.Which among the following types of mountains are formed by the lifting up of land between faults or by the sinking of land outside the faults?
(A)Block Mountains
(B)New Mountains
(C)Residual Mountains
(D)Fold Mountains
(E)None of them

2.Northern hemisphere is considered as more suitable fordeep-space observation. Which among the following is a correct reason for this?
(A)North Pole faces galactic centre of the Milky Way
(B)North Pole faces away from galactic centre of the Milky Way
(C)North Pole is farthest from Sun all around a year
(D)Earth is inclined 1.57869° to Invariable plane
(E)All of above

3.In 2001, the North Magnetic Pole was determined by the Geological Survey of Canada to lie near which of the following Canadian Island?
(A)Baffin Island
(B)Victoria Island
(C)Ellesmere Island
(E)Axel Heiberg Island

4.Who among the following is known as the first to measure the distance round the earth and also known as Father of Geometry?
(E)None of them

5.Which among the following comes under the study area of Psychrometrics?
(A)Relative Humidity
(B)physical and thermodynamic properties of gas-vapor mixtures
(C)theory and technique of educational and psychological measurement
(D)Atmospheric Pressure at Colder Regions of the World
(E)None of them

6.Which among the following is a correct definition of Aggradation?
(A)Floodplain Deposits can raise the elevation of the stream bed
(B)Channel deposits can raise the elevation at the banks of stream
(C)growth of a river delta farther out into the sea over time
(D)landward change in position of the front of a river delta with time
(E)None of them

7.Which of the city was the capital of Nigeria, before Abuja officially became Nigeria’s capital on 12 December 1991?
(E)None of them

8.Bring out the incorrectly matched former capital?
(A)Quezon City: Philippines
(B)Saint Petersburg: Russian Empire
(C)Florence: Italy
(D)Bonn: Germany
(E)Almaty: Kazakhstan

9.Liming is the application of calcium and magnesium rich materials to soil in various forms, including marl, chalk, limestone, or hydrated lime. What is the purpose of liming? (more than 1 options)
(A)Increase the Soil pH
(B)Decrease the soil pH
(C)Increase the bacteria activity
(D)Decrease the bacterial activity
(E)Change the soil texture

10.Astronomical unit (AU) is a unit of length equal to about ?
(A)100 Million Kms
(B)150 Million Kms
(C)100 Billion Kms
(D)150 billion Kms
(E)200 million Kms

11.In which country is located world’s largest Geothermal Power Plant?
(A)United States
(D)El Salvador

12.In which of the deserts is located the Death Valley ?
(A)Mojave Desert
(B)Colorado Desert
(C)Amargosa Desert
(D)Kyzyl Kum deserts
(E)Taklamakan Desert,

13.Ganymede which is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System is a satellite of ______?

14.Which among the following is an organic mineral?

15.Which among the following is not an Ore?

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