Quiz 607: Geography for Civil Services Examinations

1. Which among the following is the most densely populated country in South Asia ?

[A] Bangladesh
[B] Pakistan
[C] Sri Lanka
[D] Maldives

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2. Who among the following was behind the “epoch making” discovery of Arthashastra that altered the false perception of the European scholars that Ancient Indians learnt the art of administration from the Greeks?

[A] R. Shamasastry
[B] C. Sivarama Murti
[C] K. S. Neelakantan Unni
[D] Veturi Prabhakara Sastri

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3. Which among the following biogeographical boundary kept the fauna of Indomalaya ecozone and Australasia Ecozone isolated from one another contributing to the distinctly different fauna of Australasia?

[A] Strait of Malacca
[B] Strait of Lombok
[C] Makassar Strait
[D] Sunda Strait

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4. Consider the following scientific observations over geological times:

  1. Moon is moving away from Earth
  2. Earth is moving closer to Sun
  3. Mean solar day is getting longer
  4. Earth’s rotation speed is getting down

Which among the above observations are correct:

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 1, 2, 3 & 4
[C] 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1 & 4

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5. Sun is vertical at least once in a year at which among the following cities of India? (given is Latitudes Chennai: 13°5′2″N, Mumbai: 18°58′30″N, Nagpur: 21°04′N, Jaipur: 26°55′34″N)

  1. Chennai
  2. Mumbai
  3. Nagpur
  4. Jaipur

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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6. If place X and Place Y, both located on equator, are at a distance of 18520 kilometers, the approximate difference between their longitudes will be ____?

[A] 100°
[B] 120°
[C] 166°
[D] 180°

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7. Over a longer duration, which among the following factors cause the satellites experience a reduction in the altitude (orbital decay.

  1. Atmosphere of Earth
  2. Tides
  3. Earth’s gravitation

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 2 & 3

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8. The pointer or arrow of the magnetized needle of a compass indicates which among the following?

[A] Geographic North Pole
[B] Magnetic North Pole
[C] Geo-magnetic North Pole
[D] Magnetic South Pole

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9. Which among the following is the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake?

[A] Neritic
[B] Pelagic
[C] Benthic
[D] Demersal

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10. Which among the following methods of heat transfer is maximum responsible for heating of the lower layers of the atmosphere near earth’s surface?

[A] Radiation from Sun
[B] Radiation from Earth
[C] Conduction
[D] Convection

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