World Geography MCQs

11. Which of the following mountain ranges form the longest mountain chain in the world?
[A] The Rockies of North America
[B] The Andes of South America
[C] The Transantarctic Range
[D] The Great Dividing Range of Australia

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12. ‘Samarqand’ was invaded and destroyed by Alexander in 329 B.C. and Chengiz Khan in 1221 A.D. It is one of the important cultural and industrial city of Central Asia which is located in :
[A] Afghanistan
[B] Turkmenistan
[C] Uzbekistan
[D] Iran

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13. ‘Oxus’ is the ancient name of which of the following rivers?
[A] Tigris
[B] Euphrates
[C] Amu Darya
[D] Syr Darya

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14. Falkland Island is a disputed territory between :
[A] Chile and Equador
[B] West Indies and Spain
[C] Uruguay and France
[D] Argentina and UK

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15. The only two landlocked countries of South American continent are :
[A] Bolivia and Paraguay
[B] Ecuador and Parana
[C] Columbia and Paraguay
[D] Surinam and Guyana

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16. Which of the following is the narrowest strait of the world ?
[A] Strait of Tartar
[B] Bab-el-Mandeb
[C] Strait of Dardenelles
[D] Foveaux Strait

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17. Saline and Alkaline soils are characterized by which of the following features ?

  1. They are found in drought-prone areas.
  2. They can be reclaimed by adding gypsum.
  3. Texturally, they are sandy-loams.
[A] Only 3
[B] 1 and 3
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1, 2 and 3

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18. Cape Agulhas makes the dividing point between which of the two oceans?
[A] Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean
[B] Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean
[C] Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean
[D] Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean

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19.  Tibetan Plateau can be best placed in which among the following categories of Plateus?
[A] Intermontane Plateu
[B] Continental Plateau
[C] Volcanic Plateau
[D] Dissected Plateu

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20. What is the upper limit of Richter scale?
[A] 8
[B] 9
[C] 10
[D] No limit

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