Quiz 639: Geography for SSC-CGL and State PSC Examinations

1.Consider the following Statements:
1.River Irrawady drains into the Gulf of Martaban.
2.The Chindwin basin is situated in Myanmar.
Which of the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2

2.The famous ‘Angkor Vat’ temple is situated in which of the following South-East Asian country?
[A]Thailand
[B]Phillippines
[C]Cambodia
[D]Vietnam

Cambodia

3.’Pemba’ and ‘Zanzibar’ Islands of Africa are famous for the cultivation and export of:
[A]Cloves
[B]Sugarcane
[C]Tobacco
[D]Coffee

Cloves

4.Which of the following is the highest peak of Satpura Range?
[A]Gurushikhar
[B]Dhupgarh
[C]Pachmarhi
[D]Mahendragiri

Dhupgarh

5.Which of the following rivers does not flow into the Arabian Sea?
[A]Tungabhadra
[B]Sabarmati
[C]Mandovi
[D]Narmada

Tungabhadra

6.’Orogenic forces’ are responsible for the formation of:
1.Block Mountains
2.Fold Mountains
3.Relict Mountains
Choose the correct option:
[A]Only 2
[B]1 and 2
[C]2 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

1 and 2

7.Consider the following types of depositional features:
1.Moraines:Glacial deposits
2.Barchans:Aeolian deposits
3.Delta:Fluvial deposits
Which among the above is/are correctly paired with it’s/their respective type of landforms?
[A]Only 1
[B]1 and 2
[C]1 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

1, 2 and 3

8.Consider the following Statements:
1.An Ox-Bow lake is a cut-off river meander.
2.Youthful stage of a river is characterised by a flood-plain.
Which of the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Only 1
Although the youthful, mature and old stages can indeed be perceived as stages of evolution of a river, every river posseses all three “stages” at the same time in different places! Floodplains are the formed in the mature stage of a river. Potholes, Rapids and Waterfalls are the features of the youthful Stage.

9.’Laterite soils’ are formed due which of the following actions?
[A]Leaching
[B]Erosion
[C]Deposition of fertile riverine silt
[D]Mechanical Weathering of Igneous Rocks

Leaching

10.Which among the following is/are the after-effect(s) of deforestation?
1.Increased run-off leading to soil erosion
2.Recharging of ground-water table
3.Flash floods
[A]Only 1
[B]1 and 2
[C]1 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

1 and 3

11.Which of the following places of the world is known for ‘Guano’, a uniquely-produced natural fertilizer which has a high concentration of nitrates?
[A]Tierra del Feugo
[B]Atacama desert
[C]Minas Gerais of Brazil
[D]Coastal headlands and Islands of Peru

Option [D]
The word “guano” originates from the Quichua language of the Andes and means “the droppings of sea birds”. Andean peoples collected guano from the coast of Peru for use as soil enricher.

12.Which of the following countries are separated by the Strait of Gibraltar?
[A]Portugal and Morocco
[B]Algeria and Spain
[C]Morroco and Spain
[D]Algeria and Portugal

Morroco and Spain

13.Consider the following Statements:
1.Baleric Islands are located in Mediterranean Sea.
2.The Islands of Corsica and Sardinia are located west of Italy.
Which among the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2

14.The cities of ‘Hiroshima’ and ‘Nagasaki’ are located on which among the following Islands of Japanese Archipelago?
[A]Honshu and Kyushu respectively
[B]Honshu and Shikoku respectively
[C]Hokkaido and Kyushu respectively
[D]Kyushu and Shikoku respectively

Honshu and Kyushu respectively

15.Consider the following Statements:
1.The 38th Parallel divides North Korea and South Korea.
2.The Johor Strait separates Malaysia from Singapore.
Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Both 1 and 2

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