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
(D)Newfoundland
(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?
(A)Eratosthenes
(B)Euclid
(C)Happarchus
(D)Galileo
(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?
(A)Lagos
(B)Calabar
(C)Apapa
(D)Burutu
(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
(B)Canada
(C)Kenya
(D)El Salvador
(E)Philippines

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 ______?
(A)Jupiter
(B)Saturn
(C)Uranus
(D)Neptune
(E)Pluto

14.Which among the following is an organic mineral?
(A)Amber
(B)Hornblende
(C)Angite
(D)Analcime
(E)Jurbanite

15.Which among the following is not an Ore?
(A)Chalcopyrite
(B)Sphalerite
(C)Cinnabar
(D)Bornite
(E)Andesite

© www.gktoday.in

« »

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    very important initiative of including the most interesting and the most preferred optional subject to be a part of gk today quiz .I think people will find it very helpful and your efforts are really praiseworthy,thanxx a bunch.

  • basir
    Reply

    This site helped me to answer more than 75pc in the recently conducted Allahabad Bank PO Exam. Thanks to the team. LONG LIVE GK TODAY SITE>

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Sir,
    I wonder if you could tell me whether there will be exam of general
    studies in the prelims of ias2011.
    Waiting for your response

  • Ajaymrt
    Reply

    Exellent”…….it is a real worth