Geography - Online Quiz


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Questions and Answers

Q 1 - What is the rate of temperature decrease in the troposphere?

A - 5.60 C/km

B - 6.50 C/km

C - 6.00 C/km

D - 5.00 C/km

Answer : B

Explanation

The rate of temperature decrease in the troposphere is known as environmental lapse rate.

Q 2 - Which one of the following five-year plans emphasized on the electronic industry?

A - Fourth five-year plan

B - Fifth five-year plan

C - Sixth five-year plan

D - Seventh five-year plan

Answer : D

Explanation

The electronic industry was emphasized during the Seventh five-year plan i.e. 1985-90.

Q 3 - Which one of the following greenhouse gases has the minimum lifetime?

A - Carbon dioxide

B - Nitrous oxide

C - Methane

D - Carbon tetrachloride

Answer : C

Explanation

Lifetime of methane is about 12 years.

Answer : A

Explanation

N/A

Q 5 - Which one of the following countries shares its international border with maximum number of the countries?

A - Mongolia

B - China

C - Tajikistan

D - Czech Republic

Answer : B

Explanation

Russia and China both share their international boundaries with 14 countries each.

Q 6 - Which one of the following states has the least percentage of scheduled caste?

A - Madhya Pradesh

B - Assam

C - Mizoram

D - Meghalaya

Answer : C

Explanation

Mizoram has the least percentage (about 0.1 %) of scheduled caste followed by Meghalaya.

Q 7 - Which one of the following is the largest artificial lake in India?

A - Himayat Sagar

B - Hussain Sagar

C - Kolleru Lake

D - Dhebar Lake (Jaisamand)

Answer : D

Explanation

Located in Rajasthan, Dhebar Lake is the largest artificial lake in India.

Q 8 - In reference to Koeppen’s climatic classification:

The capital letter ‘A’ means:

A - Tropical climate

B - Warm climate

C - Dry climate

D - Cold climate

Answer : A

Explanation

‘A’ refers the Tropical geographic region, where the average temperature of the coldest month is 180 C.

Q 9 - Consider the following statements:

1. The IUCN is best known for the compiling and publishing the Red List; the Red List evaluates the conservation status of the listed species worldwide.

2. The headquarters of IUCN is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

A - Only 1

B - Only 2

C - Both

D - Neither 1 nor 2

Answer : A

Explanation

The headquarters of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is located in Gland, Switzerland.

Q 10 - Consider the following statements:

1. Sedimentary rocks are commonly porous and allow water to percolate through those pores.

2. The alluvial deposits in the Indo-Gangetic plain and coastal plains is a typical example of the sedimentary accumulation.

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

Q 11 - Which one of the following countries is a leading Petroleum producer?

A - Saudi Arabia

B - Russia

C - United States

D - China

Answer : A

Explanation

Saudi Arabia is the largest Petroleum producer in the world, followed by Russia, United States, and China.

Q 12 - Which one of the following states is the leading producer of Jowar?

A - Maharashtra

B - Bihar

C - Chhattisgarh

D - Tamil Nadu

Answer : A

Explanation

Maharashtra and Karnataka are the leading producers of Jawar.

Q 13 - Which one of the following rivers is the example of ‘Barbed Pattern?’

A - Yamuna River

B - Son River

C - Arun River

D - Tapi River

Answer : C

Explanation

In a situation where the pattern is the result of capture of the main river, which starts flowing completely in reverse direction, whereas the tributary continues to flow in the former direction is known as a barbed pattern.

Answer : B

Explanation

The narrow ridges of low height on both sides of a river, formed due to depositional action of the stream, are known as levees.

Q 15 - Flowers of which one of the following plants are used in making wine?

A - Arjun

B - Mahua

C - Jamun

D - Palas

Answer : B

Explanation

Mahua is largely found in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.

Answer : B

Explanation

Andes and Rocky Mountains formed because of the convergence of oceanic and continental plates.

Q 17 - Which one of the following states has the maximum area under canal irrigation?

A - Uttar Pradesh

B - Rajasthan

C - Punjab

D - Haryana

Answer : A

Explanation

Agriculture in Uttar Pradesh largely depends on canal irrigation.

Answer : A

Explanation

Molasses, one of the byproducts of sugar industry, is used in making alcohol and yeast.

Q 19 - Who has (first) proposed the ‘Convectional Current Theory?’

A - Homes

B - Wegener

C - Morgan

D - Parker

Answer : A

Explanation

Arthur Homes first proposed the Conventional Current Theory.

Q 20 - In which one of the following city, the first thermal power plant was commissioned?

A - Mumbai

B - Chennai

C - Kolkata

D - Jamshedpur

Answer : C

Explanation

The first thermal power plant was commissioned at Kolkata in West Bengal in 1899.


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