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.

61. The Mesosphere lies up to how many kilometres from the Earth’s surface

[A] 18 km
[B] 50 km
[C] 80 km
[D] 120 km

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62. The Patagonian Desert covers which among the following countries?

  1. Argentina
  2. Peru
  3. Chile

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

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63. In what form does the earth receive the sun’s radiation?

  1. Short wave
  2. Long wave

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[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

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64. Which among the following statements is/are correct ?

  1. The specific heat of land is more than that of water.
  2. Diurnal and annual range of temperatures are least in oceans.

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[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

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65. Which among the following statements is/are correct about atmospheric pressure?

  1. The air at the surface is denser and hence has lower pressure
  2. The air pressure is proportional to density as well as temperature

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[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

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66. What is a law stating that Coriolis forces deflect winds to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere called?

[A] Boyle’s Law
[B] Zeroth Law
[C] Ferrel’s Law
[D] Hooke’s Law

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67. What are the harmful hot and dry winds flowing in the plains of north India and Pakistan called?

[A] Chinook
[B] Loo
[C] Fohn
[D] Mistral

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68. Which among the following local winds is/are correctly matched?

  1. Loo – northern plains of north India and Pakistan
  2. Foehn – cold and dry wind with a high speed blowing from the Alps over France towards the Mediterranean
  3. Mistral – beneficial hot winds in the Alps

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[A] Only 1 & 3
[B] 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1
[D] None of the above

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69. The Coromandel coast is characterized by what kind of climate?

[A] Tropical Savannah
[B] Monsoon type with dry season in high sun period
[C] Semi arid steppe type
[D] Monsoon type with short dry winter season

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70. Where is the Wyville Thomson Ridge located?

[A] Atlantic Ocean
[B] Pacific Ocean
[C] Indian Ocean
[D] Arctic Ocean

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