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Quiz 80 : World Geography

1 . Which type of soil is capable of holding moisture for release to plants during the dry period? Alluvial/ black/ laterite/ red
2 . A linear-shaped lowland between highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault is called ?
3 . What is the most common example of a rift valley in the world?
4 . Situated in south-east Siberia, the 3.15-million-ha Lake Â…Â…Â…. Is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1,700 m) lake in the
world? 5 . What is a deep valley between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river ?
6 . Horseshoe Canyon is located in which country?
7 . When decaying vegetations produce organic acids which cause a breakdown of minerals , which kind of weathering is called this
concept? 8 . What is Diego Garcia?
9 . An astronomical term referring to the apparent daily motion of stars around the Earth, or more precisely around the two celestial
poles is called? 10 . Where is located Dakshin Gangotri?
11 . A belt of calm and light variable winds near the equator are called?
12 . Down warping of Rajmahal Garo gap took place in which epoch?
13 . The Eocene spans the time from the end of the Paleocene epoch to the beginning of the Â…Â….epoch?
14 . What is the relative position of Sun, Moon and earth during solar eclipse?
15 . During the first half of year, when northern hemisphere tilts towards Sun, in which hemisphere is winter and in which summer?
16 . Which Monsoon first hits the Western Ghats of the coastal state of Kerala, India and hence Kerala is the first state in India to
receive rain from it? 17 . What name has been given to the development of warm surface waters in the equatorial pacific ocean?
18 . With distance from which place each time zone has been defined?
19 . What is the precise time of earth rotation on axis?
20 . How many years ago earth is believed to be originated ?
21 . Mangoloids were believed to be associated a chromosomal disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st
chromosome. What was it called? 22 . What kind of regions are normally related to earthquakes and volcanoes?
23 . What kind of energy is earthquake that is transferred through the bedrock?
24 . Tectonism causes whatÂ…Â…. ?
25 . The Eucla Basin is an artesian depression located in Â…Â…. ?