World Geography - MCQ Test 1


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QUESTION: 1

The correct sequence of the following countries in terms of total railway length in the world in descending order is:

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QUESTION: 2

Where are the headquarters of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources ?

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Gland, Switzerland

Explanation: IUCN has produced and continues to maintain and monitor the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and the IUCN categories for Protected Area Management. The IUCN was involved in formation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention), and Ramsar's secretariat is administered from the IUCN headquarters, while the CITES secretariat was originally housed within IUCN. The IUCN has official observer status at the United Nations General Assembly.

QUESTION: 3

The best soil, for the growth of most plants, is

Solution: The best soil, sandy loam, for most plants is rich in nutrients, well-draining and has a neutral or near-neutral pH. Loam allows the movement of water, air and nutrients to plant roots. Because roots are able to fully develop, plants are better able to withstand wind and drought when grown in loam.
QUESTION: 4

Which among the following is the coastal water body that lies off the southwest coast of India, north of a line extending from the southern point of Sri Lanka to the southernmost of the Maldives Islands, and east of the Maldives?

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QUESTION: 5

On March 21 (Spring Equinox) the number of hours of daylight in Delhi is approximately    

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QUESTION: 6

What are the main criteria of dividing major natural regions of the world?

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QUESTION: 7

Name the International boundary line between India and Pakistan :-

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Radcliffe line

Explanation: The McMahon Line is a line agreed to by Britain and Tibet as part of the Simla Accord, a treaty signed in 1914. It is the effective boundary between China and India, although its legal status is disputed by the Chinese government.Durand Line is the line demarcating the boundaries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was drawn up in 1896 by Sir Mortimer Durand.Radcliffe Line was drawn up by Sir Cyril Radcliffe, demarcating the boudary between India and Pakistan. Siegfried Line is the line of fortification drawn up by Germany on its border with France.

QUESTION: 8

Tin is obtained by

Solution: In geology, a placer deposit or placer is an accumulation of valuable minerals formed by gravity separation from a specific source rock during sedimentary processes. The name is from the Spanish word placer, meaning "alluvial sand". Minerals that form placer deposits have high specific gravity, are chemically resistant to weathering, and are durable; such minerals include gold, platinum, cassiterite, magnetite, chromite, ilmenite, rutile, native copper, zircon, monazite, and various gemstones.
QUESTION: 9

At what altitude are Alpine forests found ?      

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QUESTION: 10

Alph River and Onyx River are located in which among the following continents?

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QUESTION: 11

From area point of view, India’s rank in the world is 

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QUESTION: 12

The main source of manufacturing of Aluminium is:

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Bauxite ore

Explanation: Aluminium smelting is the process of extracting aluminium from its oxide, alumina, generally by the Hall-Héroult process. Alumina is extracted from the ore bauxite by means of the Bayer process at an alumina refinery

QUESTION: 13

In which river basin “Pigmies” the original tribe of Africa, are found

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Congo

Explanation: Pygmy communities are partially hunter-gatherers, living partially but not exclusively on the wild products of their environment. They trade with neighbouring farmers to acquire cultivated foods and other material items; no group lives deep in the forest without access to agricultural products

QUESTION: 14

Which one of the following rivers does not flow in Siberia?

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QUESTION: 15

The imaginary lines joining the places of same elevation above the sea level on the map are called :-

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Contours

Explanation:   Isohyets a line on a map or chart connecting areas of equal rainfall Isobar  an imaginary line or a line on a map or chart connecting or marking places of equal barometric pressure Isotherm that connects points of equal temperature at a given date or time on a geographic map Isohel is a line of equal or constant solar radiation . Isodopen a term used in industrial location theory by Alfred wegner.

QUESTION: 16

Which one of the following is not associated to the ‘group’ ?

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QUESTION: 17

Who among the following is the father of Green Revolution?

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QUESTION: 18

After oxygen which is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust?

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QUESTION: 19

Folding is a result of

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QUESTION: 20

‘The earth revolves around the sun’. This was discovered by:-

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QUESTION: 21

India accounts for what percentage of the world population?

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QUESTION: 22

Moraines are the deposits of which among the following kinds?

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Explanation: Moraine is a mass of rocks and sediment carried down and deposited by a glacier, typically as ridges at its edges or extremity.

QUESTION: 23

Littoral forests are rich sources of which among the following?

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QUESTION: 24

Which of the following is called ‘Ring of Fire’?

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Circum-Pacific Oceanic Belt

Explanation: This ring accounts for 452 volcanoes (active and dormant), stretching from the southern tip of South America, up along the coast of North America, across the Bering Strait, down through Japan, and into New Zealand – with several active and dormant volcanoes in Antarctica closing the ring.

QUESTION: 25

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? City River

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Berlin : Rhine

Explanation:Rhine flows through following Countries: France, Austria, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland