Geography - Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Geography. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - Which one of the following does not belong to Archean system?

A - Himalayan Range

B - Aravalli Range

C - Vindhyan Range

D - Meghalaya Plateau

Answer : A

Explanation

The Himalayan Range does not belong to the oldest rock system (i.e. Archean system), but rather it is one of the youngest mountains in the world.

Answer : D

Explanation

Atlas mountain runs through Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

Q 3 - Consider the following statements:

1. UV rays are highly injurious to living organisms, as DNA and proteins of living organisms favorably absorb UV rays; further, its high energy breaks the chemical bonds within these molecules and cause injury to body.

2. UV rays damage to skin cells and cause aging of skin and various types of skin cancers.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both 1 & 2

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Answer : C

Explanation

Also known as micro-farming, market gardening is small, but intensive farming of vegetable and fruits for the local market.

Q 5 - Which one of the following clouds is the highest cloud (found at high altitude)?

A - Cirrostratus

B - Altostratus

C - Stratocumulus

D - Nimbostratus

Answer : A

Explanation

Cirrostratus could normally found at high altitude (about 8 to 12 km high).

Q 6 - Consider the following statements:

1. Indira Gandhi Canal is the longest canal in India.

2. Kovalam is the longest sea-beach in India.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

Marina Sea Beach, which (about 13 km long) is the longest sea-beach in India.

Q 7 - Consider the following map:

India

Match the following passes with the given location on the map:

a) Shipki La

b) Nathu La

c) Bumdi La

d) Pri Panjal

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - a - 2 b - 3 c - 4 d - 1

B - a - 3 b - 2 c - 1 d - 4

C - a - 2 b - 1 c - 3 d - 4

D - a - 1 b - 2 c - 4 d - 3

Answer : A

Explanation

N/A

Q 8 - As per 2011 Census, what is the percentage of the “Age-group 15-60 years?

A - 53.3

B - 59.4

C - 64.8

D - 71.2

Answer : B

Explanation

Age-group between 15 and 60 (known as workforce) is the largest age group of India followed by younger age group (33%) and senior citizen age group (7.6%).

Q 9 - The rivers that exist before the upheaval of the Himalaya are known as …

A - Antecedent Rivers

B - Subsequent Rivers

C - Insequent Rivers

D - Consequent Rivers

Answer : A

Explanation

The major examples of Antecedent Rivers are Indus, Satluj, Ganga, Tista, Brahmaputra, etc. (largely Himalayan Rivers are antecedent).

Q 10 - The Environmental (Protection) Act was introduced in …………

A - 1984

B - 1986

C - 1992

D - 1998

Answer : B

Explanation

To protect and improve the quality of the environment, Environmental (Protection) Act was introduced in 1986.

Q 11 - Which one of the following is a one of the leading diamond cutting and exporting centers in Europe?

A - London

B - Paris

C - Antwerp

D - Madrid

Answer : C

Explanation

Located in Belgium, Antwerp is the leading diamond exporting center of the world.

Q 12 - The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization published a soil map of India in ……

A - 1957

B - 1947

C - 1967

D - 1977

Answer : A

Explanation

In the year 1956, the All India Soil and Land Use Survey Organization attempted a classification of soils of India and in 1957, the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization published first time a soil map of India.

Q 13 - Later, Trewartha modified ……………. Climatic classification.

A - Koppen’s

B - L. D. Stamp’s

C - W. G. Kendrew

D - He did not modify any one’s climatic classification.

Answer : A

Explanation

In 1954, Trewartha modified Koppen’s climatic classification.

Q 14 - Which one of the following is the highest point in South America?

A - Mt. Ojos del Salado

B - Mt. Aconcagua

C - Mt. Monte Pissis

D - Mt. Huascarán

Answer : B

Explanation

Located in Argentina, Mt Aconcagua is the highest point in South America.

Q 15 - In reference to Hydro-electric power plants, which one of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

A - Machkund Project Andhra Pradesh

B - Ukai Project Gujarat

C - Baghliar Project Uttarakhand

D - Panchet Project Jharkhand

Answer : C

Explanation

Baghliar Project is located in Jammu and Kashmir.

Q 16 - Find the name of the river based on the following statements:

1. It originates from the Mansarovar Lake.

2. It is known as Tsangpo in Tibet.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Tista

B - Indus

C - Brahmaputra

D - Chenab

Answer : C

Explanation

Brahmaputra river originates from the Mansarovar Lake and from this point, it flows eastward in Tibet and then enters India nearby Namcha Barwa (in Arunachal Pradesh).

Q 17 - Which one of the following countries is the largest producer of Milk?

A - New Zealand

B - Denmark

C - India

D - France

Answer : C

Explanation

In terms of milk production, India is ranked first followed by the United States and China.

Q 18 - The earthquake, which magnitude ranges between 6 and 7 on Richter scale is known as:

A - Light

B - Moderate

C - Strong

D - Major

Answer : C

Explanation

N/A

Q 19 - Consider the following statements:

1. Rossby waves are natural phenomenon in the atmosphere because of rotation of the earth.

2. The meandering of Jet Streams is known as Rossby Waves.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both 1 & 2

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : C

Explanation

The meandering of Jet Stream depends upon the temperature contrast.

Q 20 - Which of the following pairs of Gold mines is/are incorrectly matched?

Kolar Gold Field Mysore

Hutti Gold Field Bellary

Ramgiri Gold Field Anantapur

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1 & 3

B - Only 2 & 3

C - Only 1 & 2

D - All

Answer : A

Explanation

Hutti Gold Field is located in Raichur district of Karnataka.

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