Quiz 340: World Geography

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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

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2. Northern hemisphere is considered as more suitable for deep-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

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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
[D] Newfoundland

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4. Who among the following is known as the first to measure the distance round the earth and also known as Father of Geometry?
[A] Eratosthenes
[B] Euclid
[C] Happarchus
[D] Galileo

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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

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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

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7. 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?
[A] Increase the Soil pH
[B] Increase the bacteria activity
[C] Both A & B
[D] Decrease the bacterial activity

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8. 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

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9. world’s largest Geothermal Power Plant is located at?
[A] USA
[B] Canada
[C] Kenya
[D] China

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10. Death Valley is located in which desert?
[A] Mojave Desert
[B] Colorado Desert
[C] Amargosa Desert
[D] Taklamakan Desert,

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