World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS and SSC Examinations
World Geography Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Physical Geography and World Geography for competitive examinations. These questions are part of GKToday’s 35000+ MCQs Bank Course in GKToday Android App
1. What is the escape velocity at Moon?
[A] 2.38 km/s
[B] 4.38 km/s
[C] 6.38 km/s
[D] 1.38 km/s
Correct Answer: D [1.38 km/s]
The Moon is an astronomical body orbiting Earth. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System. It also has an estimated mass of 7.342 × 1022 kg and an escape velocity is 2.38 km/s.
2. Which country has a flag with a pointed red maple leaf?
Correct Answer: B [Canada]
Canadian Flag is also known as Maple Leaf Flag (l’Unifolié in French). It consists of a red field with a white square at its centre having a 11-pointed red maple leaf.
3. Due to which of the following winds, Central Europe enjoys a warmer climate ?
Correct Answer: B [Foehn]
Foehn is a type of dry and warm wind. It occurs in the lee of a mountain range. Dry wind is a part of a greater natural phenomenon drought.
4. Which glacier is the fastest melting Glacier in Antarctica?
[A] Pine Island Glacier
[B] David Glacier
[C] Acosta Glacier
[D] Agalina Glacier
Correct Answer: A [Pine Island Glacier]
Pine Island Glacier is the fastest melting glacier in Antarctica. It is a large ice stream leading to about 25% ice loss of Antarctica. It flows along the south side of the Hudson Mountains into Pine Island bay, in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica.
5. Which is the largest glacier in India?
[A] Zemu Glacier
[B] Satopanth Glacier
[C] Gangotri Glacier
[D] Siachen Glacier
Correct Answer: D [Siachen Glacier]
Siachen Glacier is the largest glacier in India. It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas. It is the longest glacier in Karakoram range and second longest in the world’s non-polar areas.
6. Salt River Canyon is located in which Country?
[A] United States
Correct Answer: A [United States]
The Salt River Canyon is located in the United States. It is a 32,101 acres wilderness area, located in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, along the Salt River in the US.
7. What is the study of Universe known as?
Correct Answer: C [Cosmology]
Cosmology is the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. The word cosmology is made up of two words, cosmos(Universe) and logos(science).
8. Which is the earliest stage of the Big Bang epoch ?
[A] Planck epoch
[B] Unification epoch
[C] Inflationary epoch
[D] Electroweak epoch
Correct Answer: A [Planck epoch ]
Planck epoch is the time immediately after the Big Bang that lasted for one Planck second. It is the earliest stage of the Big Bang.
9. Which among the following is the last stage in the life cycle of a star?
[A] Super giant
[B] Black hole
[D] White Dwarf
Correct Answer: D [White Dwarf]
A white Dwarf is the evolutionary stage of the life cycle of the star when it has exhausted all its fusable fuel and the mass.
10. Which planet is also known as the ‘Veiled Planet’ ?
Correct Answer: A [Venus]
Venus, the planet nearest to the Earth is surrounded by a thick cloud cover, hence known as the Veiled Planet (veil means unclear/cover).