UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /World Geography MCQs for UPSC, State PCS and SSC Examinations SET 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
A piece of Ice was tied with a string to a water bucket’s bottom, and the water bucket was filled with water with ice fully submerged in it. What would be the impact on the level of water when the ice melts away completely?

1.The level of water will go up

2.The level of water will go down

3. The level of water will remain unchanged

4. The level of water will first increase then come to the previous on


Question:
Albania,Bosnia and Herzegovina ,Bulgaria ,Croatia ,Greece ,Macedonia etc. are known as Balkan Countries. The term Balkan derived from the following landforms?

1.A Lake

2. A Sea

3.A River

4. A Mountain


Question:
Angela Dorothea Merkel is the head of which among the following countries?

1. Spain

2.Italy

3.France

4.Germany


Question:
“Amausi Airport” is located in:

1.Kerala

2.Tamil Nadu

3.Andhra Pradesh

4.Uttar Pradesh


Question:
Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) is located at?

1.Chennai

2.Bangalore

3.Hyderabad

4.Kochi


Question:
Heavier stars than the sun collapse inwards after becoming a red giant and then violently explode outwards.  Which term is explained above?

1.Supernova

2.Red giant

3.White Dwarf

4.Neutron star


Question:
If the orbit of a planet is an ellipse, then what is the point at which the Sun is located called?

1.Circumcentre

2.Centre

3.Focus

4.Incentre


Question:
In which city International Statistical Education Center is situated?

1.Mumbai

2.Kolkata

3.Chennai

4.Bangalore


Question:
Which of the following is the official language in Argentina?

1.Portuguese

2.French

3.Spanish

4.Dutch


Question:
Maximum share in earth’s mass and volume is shared by ___?

1.Crust

2.Mantle

3. Inner Core

4.Outer Core


Question:
Ninety Mile Beach is located in which country?

1.Australia

2.United States

3.Brazil

4.Bangladesh


Question:
Studying the ultraviolet images of galaxies is not possible from a telescope on earth. Why?

1.Human eye cannot see ultraviolet waves

2.Earth’s atmosphere filters out most ultraviolet light

3.A telescope on earth cannot see that far in space

4.Cosmic background radiation interferes with ultraviolet signals on earth


Question:
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. How many ASEAN Countries are members of APEC?

1.4

2.5

3.6

4.7


Question:
The Isthmus of Chignecto is located in which continent?

1.America

2.Europe

3.Africa

4.Asia


Question:
The southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, United States is world famous for which of the following?

1.Science City

2.Space Technology

3.Information Technology

4.Meat & Poultry


Question:
The world heritage site of “Terracotta Army” belongs to which of the following countries?

1.Japan

2. India

3. Mongolia

4.China


Question:
What are the lines drawn on the maps joining places experiencing an earthquake at the same time called?

1.Isoseismal lines

2.Homoseismal lines

3. Thermohaline lines

4. Isohaline lines


Question:
What is a type of a landslide in which slipping of several units of rock debris occurs with a backward rotation with respect to the slope over which the movement takes place?

1.Rock slide

2.Slump

3.Debris slide

4.Mudflow


Question:
What is decomposition of a chemical compound by reaction with water called?

1.Oxidation

2.Hydrolysis

3.Erosion

4. Carbonation


Question:
What is the approximate height of a Geostationary satellite ?

1. 981 km

2.15000 kms

3. 35000 kms

4.5000 kms


Question:
What is the name of the mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together?

1.Altai Mountains

2.Sayan Mountains

3.Ural Mountains

4.Baikal Mountains


Question:
What was the name of the Lunar Module in which, on July 20, in 1969, Neil Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11 Mission and Edwin Aldrin Jr., Commander of this module, became the first cosmonauts to land on the moon?

1.Columbia

2.LM Orion

3.Eagle

4.Aquarius


Question:
Which among the following are inner planets?

1.Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

2.Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

3.Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

4.Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune


Question:
Which among the following atoll is located near the coast of Maharashtra?

1.Minicoy Atoll

2.Ari Atoll

3.Angria Atoll

4.Truk Lagoon


Question:
Which among the following countries have Vikram Samvat as Official Calendar?

1.Only India

2. India and Nepal

3.Nepal and Sri Lanka

4.Only Nepal


Question:
Which among the following country owns the firsty permanent base in the area at Antarctica defined by the Antarctic Treaty System?

1.USA

2.Canada

3. USSR

4.Argentina


Question:
Which among the following is a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance?

1.Hogback

2.Ridge

3.Fjord

4.Tor


Question:
Which among the following is not a member of Gulf Cooperation Council ?

1.Oman

2.Yemen

3.Bahrain

4.Kuwait


Question:
Which among the following is/are results of Land degradation?  1. Decline in the productive capacity of the land  2. Soil acidification  3. Soil alkalinisation 4. Soil salination 
 Select the correct option from the codes given below:

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 4

3.Only 1, 2 & 3

4.1, 2, 3 & 4


Question:
Which among the following is not a characteristic feature of Chemical Weathering?

1. It requires more moisture

2.Occurs more in arid and cold regions

3.Decomposition of rocks by alteration of mineral composition

4.Requires oxygen, water and carbon dioxide


Question:
Which among the following is not a characteristic of Primary waves?

1.They are similar to sound waves

2.They are transverse waves

3.They travel through all mediums

4.They are first to reach the surface


Question:
Which among the following is not a type of slow periglacial solifluction?

1.Gelifluction

2.Stone-lattice

3.Frost creeep

4.Plug-like flow


Question:
Which ancient astronomer made the first attempt to create a heliocentric model of universe?

1.Aristarchus of Samos

2. Claudius Ptolemaeus

3.Aristotle

4.Eudoxus of Cnidus


Question:
Which country was earlier known as Formosa?

1. Egypt

2. Taiwan

3.Gahana

4. Kenya


Question:
Which gulf is the world’s largest estuary?

1.Gulf of Guinea

2.Gulf of Eliat

3.Gulf of Saint Lawrence

4.Gulf of Kutch


Question:
Which is the biggest island in the Indian Ocean?

1.Madagascar

2.Greenland

3.Sumatra

4.Baffin Island


Question:
Which is the deepest canyon in the world?

1.The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

2.Antelope Canyon

3. Copper Canyon

4.Fish River Canyon


Question:
Which is the deepest river in the world?

1.Loire River

2.Nile River

3.Rhine River

4.Congo River


Question:
Which is the fastest moving glacier in Kyrgyzstan?

1.Batura Glacier

2.Engilchek Glacier

3.Biafo Glacier

4.Byrd Glacier


Question:
Which is the largest island of Antarctica?

1.Alexander Island

2.King George Island

3.Livingston Island

4.Ross island


Question:
Which of following is the primary photosynthetic pigment?

1.Chlorophyll-b

2.Carotenoid

3.Chlorophyll-a

4.Anthocyanin


Question:
Which of the following canyon is found in Kazakhstan?

1.Charyn Canyon

2.Bad Rock Canyon

3.Piva Canyon

4.Salt River Canyon


Question:
Which of the following countries is not a part of Melanesia region in the pacific ocean?

1. Vanuatu

2.Solomon Islands

3.Fiji

4.Kiribati


Question:
Which of the following country has the official name of “Dhivehi Jumhuriya” in its local language?

1.Maldives

2.Mauritius

3. Thailand

4.Cambodia


Question:
Which of the following country is Europe’s largest Economy?

1.Germany

2.Italy

3.England

4.Spain


Question:
Which of the following is the bank of tubes at the back of domestic refrigerator?

1.Evaporator tubes

2.Refrigerant cooling tubes

3.Condenser tubes

4.Capillary tubes


Question:
Which of the following is the world’s largest archipelago country?

1.Philippines

2.Indonesia

3. Finland

4.Sweden


Question:
Which of the following situations arises when a man circles round the earth in a satellite?

1. The mass of man becomes zero but weight remains constant

2.The Mass of man remains constant but weight becomes zero

3.Both mass and weight of the man remain constant

4.Both mass and weight of the man remain zero


Question:
Who among the following developed the theory of relativity?

1.Issac Newton

2.Charles Darwin

3.Marie Curie

4.Albert Einstein


Question:
Who among the following invented the vacuum pump?

1.Otto von Guericke

2.Cai Lun

3.Melitta Bentz

4. William Henry Fox Talbot


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