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.

21. The coral reefs are important in our lives because __:

  1. They provide variety of ecosystem services
  2. Some islands would not have survived without them
  3. They work as sinks of atmospheric carbon
  4. They support variety of ocean life

Which among the above is / are correct?

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

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22. In which region do we find the belt of Doldrums?

[A] Polar region
[B] Sub-tropical region
[C] Temperate region
[D] Equatorial region

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23. Which of the following is / are the subduction zones?

  1. Southeast Asia
  2. Andes Mountains
  3. Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  4. Caribbean Plate

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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24. With respect to Geomorphology, what are ‘Inselbergs’?

[A] Desert counterpart of the delta formed due to depositional aeolian action
[B] Residual hills formed due to erosional aeolian action
[C] Semi-circular steepsided depression formed through depositional glacial action
[D] Landform created due to combined action of fluvial erosional and depositional

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25. Consider the following countries:

  1. Lesotho
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Hungary

Which of the above is/are landlocked countries?

[A] 2 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 1,2 and 3
[D] None

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26. Consider the following:

  1. Africa
  2. South America
  3. Australia

In which of the above you can find Savannas?

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

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27. Consider the following:

  1. Coal bed
  2. Sea bed
  3. Metamorphic rocks

Which of the above is/are source(s) for Methane gas production?

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

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28. Consider the following comparisons of Arctic Tundra and Antarctic Tundra:

  1. There are no mammalian fauna in Antarctic Tundra, while they are plenty in Arctic Tundra
  2. Antarctic Tundra has more extreme temperatures in winters in comparison to Arctic Tundra

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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29. Crystal formation can be found more commonly in which of the following types of rocks?

[A] Intrusive igneous rocks
[B] Extrusive igneous rocks
[C] Metamorphic rocks
[D] Sedimentary rocks

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30. Consider the following statements:

  1. Earth has greater rotational velocity at equator than at poles
  2. Coriolis effect decreases from equator towards poles

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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