Quiz 397: Geography for Public Service Examinations

1. Which among the following is the correct location of Earth’s magnetosphere?

[A] Near the centre of Earth
[B] Below Ionosphere
[C] Beyond Ionosphere
[D] Within 12-16 kms of Earth’s surface

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2. Oxygen-18 has been frequently used in Palaeoclimatology to measure / estimate climate changes in the history of Earth. Consider the following statements in this context: 

  1. It helps in measuring the average atmospheric temperature
  2. Water molecules containing the heavier O-18 evaporate at a higher temperature
  3. When temperature increases the Ratio of O-18 to O-16 will be higher

Which among the above statements are correct ?

[A] 1 and 2 only
[B] 1 and 3 only
[C] 2 & 3 only
[D] all 1, 2, 3

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3. What is Chernozem?

[A] Deltaic alluvial soil
[B] Lateric soil
[C] Red and yellow Soil
[D] Black Soil

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4. Consider the following statements regarding the abyssal zones: 

  1. It is the deepest water zone of the seas 
  2. It represents temperatures around 2 to 3 degrees Celsius 
  3. It is below hadal zone and bathyal zone

Which among the above statements are correct

[A] 1 & 2 only
[B] 2 & 3 only
[C] 1 only
[D] 2 only

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5. The unit less measure of Earth’s reflectivity which is combined effect of all shortwave losses is known as ___?

[A] Earth Scattering
[B] Earth Radiation
[C] Earth Albedo
[D] Polar See-saw

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6. Due to which of the following winds, Central Europe enjoys a warmer climate ?

[A] Chinook
[B] Foehn
[C] Zonda
[D] Bergwind

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7. What is the number of known crystalline phases of water?

[A] 2
[B] 4
[C] 15
[D] 18

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8. The aeration zone in earth’s lithosphere lies at ___?

[A] Above earth surface
[B] Below earth surface & above Water Table
[C] Below Earth’s surface and parallel to water table
[D] Below earth’s surface and below water table

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9. The correct location of Milwaukee Deep is ___________?

[A] Puerto Rico Trench
[B] Cayman Trough
[C] Manila Trench
[D] Hikurangi Trench

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10. Which among the following is the tide of minimum rise?

[A] Spring Tide
[B] Low Tide
[C] Ebb Tide
[D] None of them

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  • Anonymous

    Sir, It was a difficult one but a good knowledge builder….


  • Anonymous

    same comment

  • Anonymous

    for the first time i felt like i dont know anything about our earth..

  • Anonymous

    i got best ……….

    pankaj nagori

  • neha

    hello sir.

    great job.thanx and thanx and thanx.

  • mk

    hmmm.to solve this paper alot of study required .

  • saravanababu2007

    Very good


    Geography is the subject which requires a lot of intensive study and hence much of its difficulty lies in memorizing the data, be it Physical Geography or Human Geography or Biogeography…. however, this is very useful in order to test one’s preparedness! I am greatly thankful for such an overwhelming content!

    With Best wishes,
    Sandeep Pise

  • Dr.harsh

    Sir, its really tuff gud job sir. we want more question like this.

  • Natwar

    Sir, in Q6. i think Chinook winds are also called as Foehn winds…Please correct me if i a wrong.

  • jonathan

    chinook winds blow in rocky mountain USA.
    but both are warm winds