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.

51. Which among the following statement is not correct about Rapids?

[A] They are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient
[B] River rafting sports are carried out where many rapids are present in the course.
[C] They cause a decrease in the water velocity and turbulence
[D] Rapids cause water aeration of the stream or river resulting in better water quality.

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52. Which among the following is not a regional name for streams?

[A] Cavern
[B] Burn
[C] Brook
[D] Rivulet

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53. What is a deep vertical shaft in karst regions opening into a network of a subterranean passages called?

[A] Oasis
[B] Abime
[C] Ejecta Blanket
[D] Tor

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54. What is a landform alongside a body of water consisting of loose particles called?

[A] Erg
[B] Beach
[C] Tor
[D] Drumlin

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55. Which section of the beach is alternately covered and exposed by wave run-up?

[A] Wreck line
[B] Swash zone
[C] Berm
[D] Beach face

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56. What is a relatively smaller body of standing water called?

[A] Lake
[B] Pond
[C] River
[D] Ocean

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57. What are exposed rocky elements of a ridge, mountain not covered with ice or snow within an ice field or glacier called?

[A] Monadrocks
[B] Inselbergs
[C] Tors
[D] Nunataks

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58. What are valleys with a tributary to a larger river called?

[A] U-shaped valley
[B] V-shaped valley
[C] Side-valley
[D] Tunnel-valley

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59. Which among the following statement is not correct about Horsts?

[A] The word Horst in German means ‘heap’
[B] It is a raised fault block bounded by normal faults
[C] It is a Karst Landform
[D] It is a raised block of earth’s crust that has been lifted

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60. Which among the following statements is correct about Faceted Spur?

[A] It is a depressed block of planetary crust bordered by parallel faults
[B] It is a raised fault block bounded by normal faults
[C] It is a long and narrow depressions of the sea floor
[D] It is a ridge that descends towards a valley floor

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