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Quiz

1. Who amongst the following was the first to state that the earth was spherical ?

(1) Aristotle
(2) Copernicus
(3) Ptolemy
(4) Strabo

2. Who was the father of History ?

(1) Henry
(2) Herodotus
(3) Pythagoras
(4) Macro Polo

3. The word "geography" was firstly used by ?

(1) Alldrisi
(2) Erastosthenes
(3) Herodotus
(4) Ptolemy

4. Name the Geographer who tried to show a meridian on the world map ?

(1) Aristotle
(2) Erastosthenes
(3) Herodotus
(4) Ptolemy

5. The temperature at the core of the earth is about ?

(1) 20,000-Degrees
(2) 2000-Degrees
(3) 2,00,000-Degrees
(4) 26,000-Degrees

6. Igneous rocks are formed from molten rock material. Which one of the following is not an igneous rock ?

(1) Feldspar
(2) Granite
(3) Quartz
(4) Slate

7. The longitudinal, transverse and surface waves in an earthquake originate from ?

(1) The focus with in the body of the earth
(2) The epicentre on the surface of the earth
(3) The focus on the surface of the earth
(4) The epicentre with in the body of the earth

8. Platinum, diamond, iron, silver, gold, copper, manganese, lead and zinc are found in____ rock ?

(1) Igneous
(2) Metamorphic
(3) Sedimentary
(4) All of the above

9. Magma that reaches earth's surface and then solidifies is called ?

(1) Quartz
(2) Granite
(3) Lava
(4) Silicates

10. Which rocks could be formed by deposits of animal shells and skeletons ?

(1) Basalt
(2) Quartz
(3) Limestone
(4) Sandstone

11. The most abundant constituents of earth's crust are ?

(1) Granite
(2) Igneous rocks
(3) Metamorphic rocks
(4) Sedimentary rocks

12. Carbonaeous rocks which produce coal and oil belong to the category of rocks called ?

(1) Igneous
(2) Inorganic
(3) Metamorphic
(4) Sedimentary

13. The "cradles of civilization" have been ?

(1) Hills
(2) Plains
(3) Plateaux
(4) Valleys

14. A line drawn on a weather map connecting points that receive equal amounts of sunshine is ?

(1) Isobar
(2) Isohel
(3) Isothere
(4) Isotherm

15. The lowest ever temperature was recorded in ?

(1) Antarctica
(2) Canada
(3) Greenland
(4) Siberia

16. Most of the weather phenomena take place in the ?

(1) Ionosphere
(2) Mesosphere
(3) Stratosphere
(4) Troposphere

17. The radiation that heats earth's atmosphere comes from the ?

(1) Earth
(2) Ionosphere
(3) Sun
(4) Sun and earth

18. Shimla is cooler than Amritsar although both are on the same latitude. This is because ?

(1) Shimla is further north
(2) Shimla is at a greater hight above sea level than Amritsar
(3) Shimla is farther from the equator
(4) Their longitudes differ

19. The velocity of winds is related to ?

(1) Revolution of the earth
(2) Rotation of the earth
(3) Temperature
(4) Pressure gradient

20. "Wood cellulose" is also known as ?

(1) Balata
(2) Cork
(3) Rayon
(4) Tanin

21. How much of the world areas is under forests ?

(1) More than 25%
(2) 15 to 20 percent
(3) Less than 15 percent
(4) 20 to 25 percent

22. Excess carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere due to pollution will cause ?

(1) Earth's temperature to rise
(2) Earth's temprature to fall
(3) No change in earth's temperature
(4) Increase in ultra-violet radiation reaching the earth

23. Roaring Forties is/are ?

(1) One of the major water currents of the Atlantic Ocean
(2) Westerly winds
(3) The biggest and most dangerous river of the U. S. S. R.
(4) The name given to the biggest waterfalls in the world

24. The coral reefs are the common characteristic of ?

(1) Atlantic Ocean
(2) Pacific Ocean
(3) Indian Ocean
(4) Mediterranean Sea

25. Which is the major populated region in the world ?

(1) East Asia
(2) North - west Europe
(3) South Asia
(4) All of these

26. Which one of the following is the most densely populated country of the world ?

(1) China
(2) Canada
(3) India
(4) Singapore

27. Which of the following is the most populated area of the world ?

(1) Amazon Basin
(2) Monsoon Asia
(3) North West Europe
(4) North East U. S. A.

28. Which of the followin is a tribal group of Africa ?

(1) Ainu
(2) Aborigines
(3) Eskimos
(4) Fula

29. Which one is wrongly matched ?

(1) Kikuyu - Kenya
(2) Papuans - New Guinea
(3) Pygmies - Zaire
(4) Veddas - Nepal

30. Which one is the most densely populated area of the world ?

(1) East Asia
(2) Nile valley and delta
(3) Southern Europe
(4) Western Europe

31. The leading producer of coffee in the world is ?

(1) Brazil
(2) Cuba
(3) Turkey
(4) Venezuela

32. Agriculture probably began in about ?

(1) 100 B. C.
(2) 2000 B. C.
(3) 4000 B.C.
(4) 7000 B. C.

33. Which among the following states are the major producers of Bauxite in India ?

(1) Jharkhand and M. P.
(2) Karnataka and Orissa
(3) Orissa and Goa
(4) Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

34. Name the major ore of Uranium ?

(1) Argentite
(2) Bauxite
(3) Cinnabar
(4) Pitchblend

35. Which one of the following types of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest ?

(1) Anthracite
(2) Bituminous coal
(3) Lignite
(4) Peat

36. Natural rubber production is dominated by ?

(1) South - East Asia
(2) South America
(3) U. S. A.
(4) Western Europe

37. Which one is the easiest and cheapest method of mining ?

(1) Alluvial mining
(2) Open - cast mining
(3) Underground mining
(4) All of these

38. Name the country which is the leading producer of raw material ?

(1) Australia
(2) Canada
(3) Japan
(4) U. K.

39. The Sullivan mines of British Columbia (Canada), are famous for which mineral resource ?

(1) Aluminium
(2) Lead
(3) Tin
(4) Zinc

40. Which one is the most important copper mines of zaire (Africa) ?

(1) Johannsburg
(2) Kimberley
(3) Katanga region
(4) Witwatersrand

41. Ruhr region (Germany) is famous for ?

(1) Aluminium
(2) Coal
(3) Iron-ore
(4) Natural gas

42. Which one of the following is the world's largest producer of Bauxite ?

(1) Atacama desert
(2) Finland
(3) Mexico
(4) Weipa (Australia)

43. Name the most important source of Thorium ?

(1) Argentite
(2) Pitchblande
(3) Monazile
(4) All of these

44. The largest copper deposits are to be found in ?

(1) Chile and Arizona
(2) Chile and the Congo
(3) Russia and the Congo
(4) Mexico and Zaire

45. Arrange the following countries according to their coal reserves ?

(1) U. S. A., China, Germany, India
(2) India, U. S. A. , China, Germany
(3) U. S. A. , Former USSR, China, Germany, India
(4) Former USSR, China, Germany, U. S. A.

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