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World Geography MCQ Questions & Answers

World Geography MCQs : This section focuses on the "World Geography". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the World Geography skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

The length of the tropical years (the time interval between successive occurrences of the spring equinox) is decreasing very slowly as a result of

A. small, progressive changes in the earth's rotational speed
B. small, progressive change in earth's orbit around the sun
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 2

Takla Makan desert is situated in

A. Mongolia
B. Tibet
C. Sinkiang
D. South West China

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Question 3

Which of the following planets is known as Earth's twin?

A. Mars
B. Saturn
C. Uranus
D. Venus

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Question 4

Which type of lake is formed by volcanic activities?

A. Caldera lake
B. Karst lake
C. Lagoon
D. Freshwater lake

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Question 5

In which region does rainfall occur throughout the year?

A. Equatorial region
B. Polar region
C. Sub-polar region
D. Middle-latitude region

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Question 6

The place of origin of an earthquake is called

A. Epicentre
B. Seismal
C. Focus
D. Amphidromic Point

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Question 7

In the earliest days when life originated on earth, the atmosphere contained : [UDC 1993]

A. free oxygen
B. no oxygen
C. oxygen in fixed form
D. oxygen bound to carbon

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Question 8

Which among these is an intermontane plateau?

A. Deccan
B. Anatolia
C. Columbia
D. Tibet

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Question 9

Settled agriculture was first seen in China around

A. 6000 BC
B. 8000 BC
C. 3000 BC
D. 15000 BC

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Question 10

About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of: [IAS1997]

A. 5°N and 20°N
B. 20°N and 40°N
C. 40°N and 60°N
D. 20°S and 40°S

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Question 11

Shifting agriculture is most commonly practised in

A. forests
B. deserts
C. plain areas
D. grass lands

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Question 12

Ozone layer is present in

A. Stratosphere
B. Troposphere
C. Ionosphere
D. Exosphere

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Question 13

World's largest solar power plant is located in _____

A. Kalahari Desert, Africa
B. Sahara Desert, Libya
C. Thar Desert India
D. Mojava Desert USA

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Question 14

Northern part of Australia is typified by which one of the following? [IAS 2007]

A. Equatorial climate
B. Mediterranean climate
C. Temperate climate
D. Monsoon climate

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Question 15

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched? [NDA 1992]Islands Volcanoes

A. Sicily - Mount Pelee
B. Hawaii - Stromboli
C. Java - Merapi
D. West Indies - Mauna Loa

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Question 16

Choose the incorrect statement:

A. Capacity of air to hold moisture decreases with a rise in temperature of the air
B. The air pressure decreases with an increase in temperature
C. Absolute humidity is expressed in grams per cubic metre of air
D. With an ascent of every 165 metres, the temperature is reduced by 1°C

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Question 17

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the climatic regions while goingfrom Zaire to Netherlands? [UP PCS 2002] 1. Equatorial climate 2. Mediterranean climate 3. Hot desert climate 4. West European climate

A. 1, 3, 2, 4
B. 1, 4, 2, 3
C. 2, 3, 4, 1
D. 3, 2, 1, 4

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Question 18

The river transports material in

A. suspension
B. solution
C. traction
D. All of these

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Question 19

The mean basin area of successive ordered streams formed a linear relationship when graphed. This statement is given by

A. morph metric analysis
B. law of drainage composition
C. law of basin areas
D. None of the above

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Question 20

Which of these countries got Independence from United Kingdom?

A. Uzbekistan
B. Pakistan
C. Venezuela
D. South Korea

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Question 21

Climate of a place is dependent on several factors. Which of the followin is the most significant?

A. Distance from sea
B. Direction of winds
C. Latitude
D. Ocean curents

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Question 22

On Monday, the 14th June, a man crosses the International Date Line at 5 p.m. from the Asian side to the American side. Which of the following will he now assume to be the correct date and time?

A. 5 a.m. of Tuesday, the 15th June
B. 5 p.m. of Tuesday, the 15th June
C. 5 a.m. of Monday, the 14th June
D. 5 p.m. of Sunday, the 13th June

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Question 23

Which of the following generally produces the largest quantity of oranges?

A. U.S.A
B. Spain
C. Brazil
D. China

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Question 24

Which European country has over 200 volcanoes, many of them still active?

A. Finland
B. Iceland
C. Ireland
D. Norway

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Question 25

The indigenous people living in Fiji and Papua New Guinea belong to : [IAS 2003]

A. Mongolian group
B. Polynesian group
C. Micronesian group
D. Melanesian group

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Question 26

Which one of the following European countries borders Atlanic Ocean? [CDS 2000]

A. Portugal
B. Austria
C. Finland
D. Romania

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Question 27

The Panama Canal links :

A. Mediterranean Sea with Red Sea
B. Atlantic Ocean with Indian Ocean
C. Indian Ocean with Mediterranean Sea
D. Atlantic Ocean with Pacific Ocean

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Question 28

Which of the following statements is not true? [UP PCS 2002]

A. Presence of water vapour is highly variable in the lower atmosphere.
B. The zone of maximum temperature is located along the equator.
C. Frigid zones are located in both the hemispheres between the polar circles and the poles.
D. Jet streams are high altitude winds affecting the surface weather conditions.

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Question 29

Which  one  of  the  following  was  the  earlier name of Tokyo?

A. Osaka
B. Kyoto
C. Samurai
D. Edo

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Question 30

Teak and Sal are the principal trees in the forests known as: [NDA 1991]

A. Dry deciduous
B. Dry evergreen
C. Tropical moist deciduous
D. Tropical moist evergreen

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Question 31

When dew point is reached it is said that at that temperature

A. the atmosphere is said to be saturated with water vapour
B. the relative humidity of the atmosphere is 100%
C. the atmosphere can hold no more water vapour
D. All the above

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Question 32

The temperature at which the air is saturated is known as

A. saturation temperature
B. critical temperature
C. condensation temperature
D. dew point

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Question 33

Which one of the following statements correctly defines the term 'Karroo' of Southern Africa? [IAS 2004]

A. Rift valley formed due to faulting
B. Dome shaped landforms caused by earth's movements
C. Steppes from the coastal lowland on to the high plateau
D. None of the above

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Question 34

Which of the following active volcanoes is known as ' the  light house of the Mediterranean Sea'

A. Volcano
B. Stromboli
C. Veoavius
D. Ema

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Question 35

The portion of the atmosphere which extends from the earth's surface upto 6-8 miles and experiences decrease in temperature at constant rate is : [NDA 1990]

A. stratosphere
B. tropopause
C. troposphere
D. ionosphere

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Question 36

Smallest gulf in the world is

A. Gulf of Mexico
B. Persian Gulf
C. Gulf of Oman
D. Gulf of California

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Question 37

The Strait which separates Africa from Europe is : [Intelligence Bureau 1994]

A. Hook Strait
B. Strait of Gibraltar
C. Palk Strait
D. Bering Strait

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Question 38

The rock formations that cannot store groundwater are called

A. aquifers
B. aquicludes
C. perched aquifer
D. spring

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Question 39

Horizontal transfer of heat is known as

A. advection
B. convection
C. conduction
D. elliptical line

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Question 40

Which of the following minerals and their ores are correctly matched? 1. Zinc-calamine 2. Platinum-iridium 3. Tin-cassiterite 4. Copper-carnolite

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 3

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Question 41

The Strait which separates Asia from North America is: [Asstt Grade 1992]

A. The Bering Strait
B. The Palk Strait
C. The Strait of Gibraltar
D. The Strait of Malacca

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Question 42

A blackhole is a : [CDS 1999, 2001]

A. contracted star with intense gravitational pull
B. star with very low surface temperature
C. star with no atmosphere
D. pulsating star

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Question 43

The country which tops in the production of cocoa is __________ .

A. Ghana
B. Brazil
C. Ivory Coast
D. Nigeria

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Question 44

Small daily and seasonal range of temperature, comparatively cool summer andcomparatively warm winter : this would be the characteristic climate of:

A. an island
B. a tropical country
C. the interior of a continent
D. temperate latitudes

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Question 45

The two official languages of the United Nations?

A. Arabic and Chinese
B. Hindi and French
C. Hindi and Russian
D. Japanese and English

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Question 46

The amount of actual water vapour of air is known as: [NDA 1992]

A. absolute humidity
B. dew point
C. relative humidity
D. condensation point

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Question 47

The Plio-Pleistocene boundary lies about ____ years ago, at the beginning of the interval of warming after the last Pleistocene glaciations.

A. 1,00,000
B. 1000
C. 10000
D. 100

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Question 48

The Tropic of cancer does not pass through

A. India
B. Pakistan
C. Bangladesh
D. Myanmar

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Question 49

The mean surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be of the order of

A. 5500°C
B. 4000°C
C. 2000°C
D. 1000°C

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Question 50

Dally weather map showing isobars is an example of

A. Choropleth map
B. Isopleth map
C. Chorochromatic map
D. Choroschematic map

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Question 51

Consider the following statements: 1. Ocean currents are the slow-surface movement of water in the ocean 2. Ocean currents assist in maintaining the Earth's heat balance 3. Ocean currents are set in motion primarily by prevailing winds 4. Ocean current are affected by the configuration of the ocean Which of these statements are correct?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Question 52

The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called

A. Novas
B. Comets
C. Meteors
D. Asteroids

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Question 53

Strait of Florida runs in between:

A. Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
B. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
C. Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico
D. Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean

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Question 54

What could be the main reason / reasons for the formation of African and Eurasiandesert belt? 1. It is located in the sub-tropical high pressure cells. 2. It is under the influence of warm ocean currents. Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 55

The Harmattan is

A. cool, extremely dry wind that forms over the Sahara and blows westward or south-westward to the Af
B. wind that blows during the dry season from December to February
C. tertiary wind that carry great quantities of fine dust from the Sahara
D. All of the above

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Question 56

Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth's crust ?

A. Iron
B. Aluminium
C. Copper
D. Zinc

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Question 57

The age of a tree can be estimated by

A. its height
B. the girth of its trunk
C. the number and size of its branches
D. the number of concentric rings on a cross-section of its trunk

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Question 58

Which continent has the highest density of population?

A. Asia
B. Africa
C. Europe
D. North America

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Question 59

Country peopled almost by migration is

A. The USA
B. Brazil
C. Australia
D. Hawaii

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Question 60

The approximate distance between the Earth and the Moon is

A. 380000 km
B. 180000 km
C. 280000 km
D. 50000 km

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Question 61

Which of the following industries uses mica?

A. Glass and Pottery industry
B. Electrical industry
C. Steel industry
D. Textile industry

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Question 62

The Hawaiian Islands specialise in the cultivation of

A. cotton
B. rice
C. sugarcane
D. tobacco

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Question 63

Suez Canal connects

A. Red Sea and Arabian Sea
B. Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
C. Arabian Sea and Mediterranean Sea
D. North Sea and Baltic Sea

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Question 64

Addis Ababa is the Capital city of

A. Angola
B. Burundi
C. Chile
D. Ethiopia

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Question 65

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [CDS 1992]

A. Algeria-Niger
B. Brazil-Amazon
C. Iraq-Tigris
D. Myanmar-Irrawady

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Question 66

What is true with regard to Jet Streams? 1. High velocity winds 2. Blow from west to east 3. Blow in upper troposphere near the tropopause 4. Blow in the mesosphere

A. 2 and 3
B. 2 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 67

Which of the following is a tropical monsoon crop? [RRB 1992]

A. Wheat
B. Rice
C. Cotton
D. Maize

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Question 68

The Planet which comes close to the size of Earth is ______.

A. Venus
B. Jupiter
C. Saturn
D. Mercury

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Question 69

Heat received by earth from the Sun is known as:

A. insolation
B. solar heat
C. solar radiation
D. thermal radiation

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Question 70

Snow line is :

A. the altitude below which no snowfall occurs
B. the altitude only above which the snowfall occurs and this snow melts during summer
C. the altitude above which snow never melts
D. the altitude above which the snow melts regularly to give rise to perennial rivers

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Question 71

The US constitution defines citizenship in the

A. 14th Amendment
B. 12th Amendment
C. 11th Amendment
D. 10th Amendment

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Question 72

The planet having thirteen moons is :

A. Venus
B. Mars
C. Uranus
D. Neptune

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Question 73

The moon's volume is about ____ that of earth.

A. 1/40th
B. 1/50th
C. 1/60th
D. 1/20th

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Question 74

The 'Solar Corona' mainly consists of:

A. cosmic rays
B. molten lava
C. gases
D. ice

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Question 75

The mapping of which of the following is most difficult

A. Mountains
B. Plateau and Plains
C. Interior of the earth
D. Oceans and their depth

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Question 76

Pygmies are people living in

A. Congo forests
B. Namibia
C. Kenya
D. Cape Province

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Question 77

Which calendar is being universally followed?

A. Christian Era
B. Julian Calendar
C. Gregory Calendar
D. Saka Era

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Question 78

What type or vegetation is associated with South Africa?

A. Veld
B. Steppes
C. Pampas
D. Prairies

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Question 79

Tropical rain forests appear in which or the following regions?

A. Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Islands
B. North and South of the Congo Basin
C. Central America and Guinea Coast
D. South America and South Africa

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Question 80

The majority or the coal reserves found in India are of

A. Tertiary formation
B. Gondwana formation
C. Quaternary formation
D. Jurassic formation

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Question 81

The type of igneous rock that form from magma is a function of

A. the chemical composition of the magma
B. temperature of solidification
C. the rate of cooling, which influences the crystallisation process
D. All of the above

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Question 82

Where is the canal "Chain of Rocks" located?

A. Virginia
B. Illinois
C. California
D. None

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Question 83

Which type of rainfall leads to the formation of the windward and the leeward side?

A. Cyclonic
B. Convectional
C. Orographic
D. All of these

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Question 84

The Great Circle routes join

A. London to Los Angeles and Amsterdam to Tokyo
B. Vancouver to Quebec and Perth to Melbourne
C. Perth to Tokyo and London to Quebec
D. Los Angeles to Perth and Tokyo to Bombay

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Question 85

The magnetic field generated due to magnetic storm is directed in the ____ direction to the earth's main field.

A. same
B. opposite
C. southward
D. northward

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Question 86

The Appalachian highland of North America are economically important mainly becauseof:

A. ready source of timber and water power
B. natural passes facilitating easy movement
C. large number of both summer and winter tourist centres
D. rich mineral wealth forming the basis of flourishing industries

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Question 87

____ stands at the head of Chesapeake Bay which is knownfor oysters.

A. Baltimore
B. Boston
C. New Orleans
D. Philadelphia

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Question 88

Pablo Picasso was from _____.

A. India
B. UK
C. Spain
D. Italy

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Question 89

The highest plateau in the world is

A. Plateau of Tibet
B. Deccan Plateau
C. Plateau of Iran
D. Spanish Plateau

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Question 90

Malaspine Glacier is in

A. Karakoram Range
B. Alps
C. Alaska
D. Hindukush

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Question 91

How does La-Nina affect the Pacific Ocean?

A. Decreases salinity of ocean
B. Cools downs the temperature of water
C. Maintains stable temperature of water
D. Increases salinity of ocean

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Question 92

The Chief Financial Officer for a city is called the

A. City Controller
B. Mayor Council
C. Concil Manager
D. None of the above

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Question 93

Pakistan's nuclear power plant is located at : [IFS 1988]

A. Islamabad
B. Peshawar
C. Kahuta
D. Karachi

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Question 94

In USA rice is grown

A. in Texas
B. in the West
C. in Colorado
D. nowhere

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Question 95

The Kiel Canal links the: [Railways 1994]

A. Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
B. Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean
C. North Sea and Baltic Sea
D. Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

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Question 96

The palace of origin of an earthquake is called

A. seismographic zone
B. perimeter
C. epicentre
D. seismic focus

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Question 97

Which one of the following terms for natural vegetation is associated with Siberia? [IES2003]

A. Selva
B. Taiga
C. Pampas
D. Savanna

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Question 98

The position of the earth in its orbit, when it is at its greatest distance from the Suncausing summer in the Northern hemisphere is :

A. Perihelion
B. Aplheuon
C. Perigee
D. Apogee

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Question 99

Which of the following minerals is needed for generation ofnuclear power?

A. Potassium
B. Aluminium
C. Cadmium
D. Uranium

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Question 100

Which of the following rivers falls into the Atlantic Ocean? 1. Orinoco 2. Danube 3. Amazon 4. Congo

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 101

Which of the following winds is incorrectly paired with the area in which it prevails?

A. Berg wind - South eastern Africa
B. Karaburan - Tarim basin of Sinkiang
C. Southerly Burster - New South Wales
D. Hurricanes - New Zealand

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Question 102

Seasonal contrast in temperature are minimum in the equatorial region because:

A. sky is always overcast
B. sun is almost vertically overhead throughout the year
C. forests prevent sunlight from reaching the ground
D. rainfall cool the atmosphere

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Question 103

What is the shape of the Earth?

A. Geoid
B. Circle
C. Sphere
D. Hemi-sphere

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Question 104

Which of the following is known as the "red planet"?

A. Mercury
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Saturn

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Question 105

Which of the following planets is known as 'Morning Star'?

A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Mars
D. Jupiter

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Question 106

Which of the following features are product of vulcanicity? 1. Atoll 2. Caldera 3. Batholith 4. Geosyncline

A. I, II and III
B. I and IV
C. II and III
D. I, III and IV

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Question 107

Snow is formed by the process of

A. condensation
B. evaporation
C. sublimation
D. evaporation and condensation

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Question 108

The ______ route is the busiest ocean route of the world.

A. Suez
B. Panama
C. North Atlantic
D. South Atlantic

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Question 109

Which of the following are correctly matched? [IFS 1993] 1. Gneiss : Metamorphic 2. Granite : Igneous 3. Sandstone : Sedimentary

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 110

The trans-continental railway in South America links

A. Moscow and Vladivostok
B. Sao Paulo and Trinidad
C. San Diego and Buenos Aires
D. Valparaiso and Buenos Aires

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Question 111

The planets with no natural satellites (reported so far) are

A. Mercury and Venus
B. Earth and Pluto
C. Mars and Neptune
D. Jupiter and Saturn

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Question 112

The capital of the Ontario province of Canada situated onthe Lake Ontario is the port city of

A. Montreal
B. Uruguay
C. Chile
D. Paraguay

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Question 113

Which one of the following minerals occurs abundantly in the Earth's crust? [CDS2003]

A. Bauxite
B. Silica
C. Manganese
D. Iron

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Question 114

You are asked to import Ostrich, Platypus and Kaola Bear. To which country will you opt to go, to get all the three?

A. Australia
B. Japan
C. Canada
D. New Zealand

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Question 115

The busiest  sea route is

A. The Mediterranean Red-Sea Route
B. The South Atlantic Route
C. The North Atlantic Route
D. The Pacific Route

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Question 116

Which of these oceans touches the shores of Asia on one side and that of America on the other?

A. Indian Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Antarctic Ocean

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Question 117

The amount of dew is measured by

A. Pluviometer
B. Drosometer
C. Anemometer
D. Hygrometer

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Question 118

Which of the following is a hardwood tree?

A. shisham
B. pine
C. spruce
D. deodar

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Question 119

Put the following ores in descending order of their iron content: 1. Haemetite 2. Magnetite 3. Limonite 4. Siderite

A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 2, 1, 3, 4
C. 2, 1, 4, 3
D. 1, 2, 4, 3

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Question 120

Fishing grounds are concentrated in the high latitudes. The reasons are: 1. great length of indented coastline 2. extensive continental shelves 3. water temperatures lower than 20°C 4. sparse population

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 4

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Question 121

Petroleum is generally found in :

A. igneous intrusions into sedimentary strata
B. old fold mountains
C. alluvial deposits of the river valleys
D. folded marine sedimentary rocks

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Question 122

In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated? [IAS 2006]

A. Pacific Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

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Question 123

The landforms that are created by massive earth movements due to plate tectonics are called

A. structural landforms
B. weathering landforms
C. erosional landforms
D. depositional landforms

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Question 124

Sues Canal connects ____ and____.

A. Port Said and Suez
B. Cairo and Dumyat
C. Dumyat and Port Said
D. Suez and Dumyat

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Question 125

The Sea breeze blows during: [Senior Observer's Exam 1991]

A. day from land to sea
B. day from sea to land
C. night from land to sea
D. night from sea to land

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Question 126

The main watershed of most of the peninsular river lies in the

A. Aravalli hills
B. Raj Mahal hills
C. Siwalik hills
D. Western Ghats

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Question 127

The instrument used for finding out wind-direction is :

A. anemometer
B. wind vane
C. wind gauze
D. hygrometer

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Question 128

Which one of the following reflects back more sunlight as compared to other three?[IAS 2010]

A. Sand desert
B. Paddy crop land
C. Land covered with fresh snow
D. Prairie land

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Question 129

On which river is Washington DC situated?

A. Potomac
B. Irrawaddy
C. Mississippi
D. Hudson

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Question 130

Iron ore mining in the former Soviet Union are in

A. Kiruna
B. Mesabi and Gegobic
C. Krivoi Rog and Kerch basin
D. Lorraine field

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Question 131

What does the 17th parallel separate?

A. South and North America
B. North and South Korea
C. South and North Vietnam
D. South and North Yemen

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Question 132

Wood pulp comes from:

A. equatorial region
B. temperate region
C. mediterranean region
D. coniferous forest region

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Question 133

The biggest freshwater lake is

A. Titicaca
B. Baikal
C. Superior
D. Victoria

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Question 134

Which of the following is the highest active volcano in the world

A. Etna
B. Fujiyoma
C. Mount tai
D. Catopaxi

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Question 135

The evergreen trees are those which remain green through out the year. This is because

A. their leaves do not fall at all
B. of the effect of the climatic conditions in which they have evolved
C. their leaves fall in small numbers at intervals
D. None of the above

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Question 136

The important mountains of Europe include

A. Andes, Alps, Pyrenees
B. Alps, Carpathians, Pyrenees, Apennines
C. Alps, Himalayas, Rock mountains
D. None of the above

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Question 137

The exact time taken by the earth for single rotation on its own axis is: [RRB 1991]

A. 24 hrs
B. 24 hrs 35 sec
C. 23 hrs 50 minutes 7.2 sec
D. 23 hrs 56 minutes 4.09 sec

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Question 138

What happens to tropical soils when the rain forest is cleared? [IAS 2004]

A. The soil improves to the extent that soluble nutrients are no longer depleted by the trees
B. There is little effect on the soil because of its depth of
C. Clearing interrupts the critical nutrient cycle and leads to soil leaching
D. The soils stabilise and become excellent for grain

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Question 139

Wheat and rice in China are cultivated in

A. Lower Yangtse Basin
B. Hwang Ho Basin
C. The Lower Si Basin
D. South East Coast

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Question 140

Insolation heats up the land masses more quickly than the water bodies because:

A. water is liquid
B. landmasses are solid
C. water needs more energy to get warm
D. rocks are bad conductors of heat

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Question 141

The latitude of a place is the same as the: [CDS 1991]

A. maximum altitude attained by the Sun at noon
B. altitude of the celestial pole
C. angle between the horizon and the equator
D. zenith distance of the full moon when on the meridian

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Question 142

A weathering process in which layers of rocks peel off as expansion alternates with contraction , is known as ___

A. Shattering
B. Block seperation
C. Granular disintegration
D. Exfoliation

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Question 143

A place having an average annual temperature of 27°C and an annual rainfall of over200 cm. could be: [NDA 1993]

A. Tehran
B. Singapore
C. Nagpur
D. Moscow

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Question 144

Borobudur in Java is famous for

A. Lord Buddha's tooth preserved for posterity
B. A Buddhist Temple
C. Its natural museum
D. Fisheries Research Station

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Question 145

Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are connected by _____ canal

A. Suez
B. Panama
C. Kiel
D. Soo

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Question 146

A river erodes by

A. hydraulic action
B. corrosion
C. attrition
D. All the above

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Question 147

What does the color black on a map illustrate?

A. contours
B. water bodies
C. woodland areas
D. borders

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Question 148

The smallest annual temperature range occurs in the

A. equatorial tropical climate zone
B. subtropical climate zone
C. temperate climate zone
D. polar climate zone

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Question 149

Which is the largest island of the Philippines?

A. Mindanao
B. Palawan
C. Luzon
D. Negnos

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Question 150

Why did settlers move to the great plains?

A. There were minerals in the region
B. Government was offering 160 acres of land for free
C. Land prices in the East were getting too expensive
D. All of the above

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Question 151

The dwarf camels, known as Alpacas, Vicunas and Llamasare found in

A. Tibet
B. Afghanistan
C. Myanmar
D. Cyprus

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Question 152

On moving from a pole to the equator we find that the population of plants and animals:

A. decreases
B. increases
C. remains unchanged
D. does not show any consistent behavior

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Question 153

The pyramidal peaks that form when several cirques chisel a mountain form three more sides are called

A. horns
B. cirques
C. aretes
D. medial moraines

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Question 154

Convectional rainfall is highly localized and is associated with minimum cloudiness.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. Both 1 and 2
C. 2 only
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 155

The iron ore mined at Bailadila is mostly

A. haematite
B. siderite
C. limonite
D. magnetic

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Question 156

The greatest diversity of animal and plant species occurs

A. temperate deciduous forests
B. tropical moist forests
C. heavily polluted rivers
D. deserts and savannas

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Question 157

The urban population of the world is growing faster than Its rural population. This is mainly because of

A. high birth rate in towns
B. rural-urban migration
C. high death rate in rural areas
D. low death rate in towns

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Question 158

Which of the following natural regions has specialised incultivation of fruit trees?

A. Mediterranean region
B. Warm Mid-latitude East Margin region
C. Tropical East Margin region
D. Mid-latitude Grassland region

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Question 159

Where was the world's first oil-well drilled in the nineteenth century ?

A. Baku in Russia.
B. Titusfills in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
C. Digboi in Assam, India
D. Dhahran in Saudi Arabia

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Question 160

Madagascar is the only home of many species of

A. giraffe
B. hippopotamus
C. lemur
D. orangutan

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Question 161

Eskimos belong to

A. Mongoloid race
B. White race
C. Negroid race
D. None of these

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Question 162

Which of the following layers of the Earth is believed toaccount for the Earth's magnetism?

A. Crust
B. Mantle
C. Core
D. Lithosphere

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Question 163

Second Ozone Hole was detected over

A. Tibet
B. Sweden
C. Northern hemisohere
D. Antarctica

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Question 164

Which of the following is not correctly matched?

A. Isohaline-Lines joining points of equal salinity in sea
B. Isohels-Lines joining areas of equal rainfall
C. lsobath-Unes joining points of equal seabed depth
D. Isobars-Lines joining areas of equal atmospheric pressure

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Question 165

Which one of the following types of volcanic eruptions is not usually explosive

A. Pelean
B. Hawaiian
C. Strombolian
D. Vulcanian

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Question 166

Which of the following pairings is incorrect ?

A. Isohytes-Humidity
B. Isobars-Pressure
C. Isotherms-Temperature
D. Isohels-Sunshine

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Question 167

According to an estimate, almost ___ percent forests have been lost in the tropics, compared to only 1 percent in the temperate region.

A. 20
B. 40
C. 60
D. 80

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Question 168

In the context of exports, which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched ? [CDS 2000]

A. Cape Town : Wool and wine
B. Adelaide : Wheat and wool
C. Perth : Rice and corn
D. San Francisco : Fruits and wine

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Question 169

Which one the following condition is not favourable for the formation of delta? [IAS 2003]

A. Active vertical and lateral erosion in the lower course of the rivers
B. Coast should be preferably tideless
C. Sea adjoining the delta should be shallow
D. There should be no strong current running at right angles to the river mouths

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Question 170

The island of Sri Lanka formerly known as

A. Madagascar
B. Tasmania
C. Ceylon
D. None of the above

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Question 171

The largest country in the world (area-wise) is

A. China
B. India
C. Russia
D. the USA

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Question 172

The leading producer of "bort" variety of diamond in the world is :

A. South Africa
B. Zaire
C. Ghana
D. Angola

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Question 173

Continents have drifted apart because of: [BPSC 2011]

A. volcanic eruptions
B. tectonic activities
C. folding and faulting of rocks
D. All of the above

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Question 174

Consider the following percentages regarding the world's water resources: 1. Oceans and lakes - 95% 2. Frozen as ice - 4% 3. For man's use - 1% Which of the above are correct percentages? [IFS 1993]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 2

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Question 175

Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic hoarders'. Forwhich region is this statement correct?

A. African Savanna
B. Central Asian Steppes
C. Siberian Tundra
D. North American Prairies

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Question 176

Winter temperature ranging from - 29° C to - 40° C, summer temperature about 10° C, total annual precipitation about 25 cm. and low humidity. These characterise the climate.

A. Taiga
B. Tundra
C. Mountain
D. West European

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Question 177

Which one of the following can one come across if one travels through the Strait ofMalacca? [IAS 2010]

A. Bali
B. Brunei
C. Java
D. Singapore

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Question 178

Which of the following forms of coal is the oldest? [IES 1991]

A. Peat
B. Lignite
C. Bituminous
D. Anthracite

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Question 179

Zueder Zee in Netherlands is known for

A. Polders
B. Dykes
C. Canyons
D. Geysers

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Question 180

The smallest country of the world is

A. Russia
B. Vatican city
C. Brazil
D. Canada

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Question 181

The largest lake in Africa is:

A. Lake Victoria
B. Lake Malawi
C. Lake Tanganyika
D. Lake Chad

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Question 182

The largest desert in the world is the

A. Sahara
B. Gobi
C. Kalahari
D. Thar

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Question 183

Which of the following sequences of atmospheric layers is correct from below?

A. Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Tropopause, Troposphere
B. Ionosphere, Troposphere, Stratosphere, Tropopause
C. Troposphere, Tropopause, Stratosphere, Ionosphere
D. Tropopause, Troposphere, Ionosphere, Stratosphere

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Question 184

What are Sun spots? [Railways 1994]

A. Regions on earth without winter climate
B. Desert areas on the sun
C. Dark patches on the surface of the sun which are cooler areas
D. Dark patches on the surface of the Sun resulting from a localised fall in the temperature to about 4000 K

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Question 185

Which one of the following cities does not have the same clock time as that of the otherthree cities at any given instant? [IAS 2007]

A. London (UK)
B. Lisbon (Portugal)
C. Accra (Ghana)
D. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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Question 186

The most well known member of halick group is

A. Halite
B. Pyrite
C. Galena
D. Hematite

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Question 187

The sulphites are a mineral group that contain one or more metallic elements in combination with the sulphate compound ____

A. SO3
B. SO2
C. SO4
D. SO

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Question 188

Hammada is the name given to ____.

A. an icy desert
B. a sandy desert
C. a stony desert
D. None of the above

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Question 189

Which one of the following countries does not border the Caspian sea? [IAS 2003]

A. Armenia
B. Azerbaijan
C. Kazakhstan
D. Turkmenistan

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Question 190

_______ and _______ are called the "Low countries" of Europe

A. Spain and portugal
B. Holland and Belgium
C. England and Ireland
D. Denmark and Germany

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Question 191

The population of India has of late been growing very fast because

A. not enough attention has been paid to methods of population control
B. the death rate has been dropping on account of better medical and health facilities
C. the birth rate has continuously been increasing
D. industrialization has provided a fillip to growth of population

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Question 192

The plane of contact of the troposphere and stratosphere is known as :

A. mesosphere
B. ionosphere
C. stratopause
D. tropopause

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Question 193

The region which does not receive most of its rainfall during winter, is :

A. Central California
B. Central North America
C. South West Australia
D. South West Africa

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Question 194

The ministry of Water Resources lays down policies and programmes for the development and regulation of the country's water resources. It covers

A. sartorial planning, coordination and policy guidelines
B. technical examination and techno- appraisal of project providing central assistance to specific proj
C. facilitation of external assistance in resolution of interstate water disputes, policy formulation p
D. All of the above

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Question 195

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held at -

A. Paris
B. Doha
C. Montreal
D. Copenhagen

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Question 196

Suez Canal joins: [CRPF 1990]

A. Red Sea and Arabian Sea
B. Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
C. Arabian Sea and Mediterranean Sea
D. North Sea and Baltic Sea

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Question 197

Greenland is under the rule of:

A. Turkey
B. Denmark
C. Germany
D. Portugal

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Question 198

Which of the following is incorrect?

A. Within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles there is at least one day in the year during which the sun does not set and at least one day on which it never rises
B. At the North Pole there is darkness for half the year
C. At the summer solstice the sun shines vertically over the Tropic of Capricorn
D. The sun shines vertically over the Equator twice the year

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Question 199

Three European cities viz Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade lieon the river

A. Volga
B. Rhone
C. Rhine
D. Danube

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Question 200

Israel has common borders with:[IAS 2003]

A. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt
B. Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Jordan
C. Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt
D. Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Yemen

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Question 201

The construction of Panama Canal in 1913 eliminated the long and hazardous voyage

A. round the stormy Cape Horn
B. round the Cape of Good Hope
C. between North and South America
D. in the stormy Atlantic Ocean

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Question 202

The Trade winds are caused by:

A. rotation of the earth
B. revolution of the earth
C. inflowing movement of air along the earth's surface towards the equator
D. none of these

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Question 203

Lunar eclipse is caused when the: [Hotel Management 1991]

A. moon comes between the sun and the earth
B. earth comes between the sun and the moon
C. sun comes between the earth and moon
D. none of these

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Question 204

Which one or the following climates is found in coastal areas of Californian North America, Central Chile in South America and South-West tip of West Australia? [IAS 2007]

A. Tropical savanna
B. Mediterranean
C. Humid Continental
D. Low-latitude steppe

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Question 205

Which one among the following forces is most powerful in determining movement ofwind including its velocity ? [Asstt Commdt 2011]

A. Gravitational force
B. Centrifugal force
C. Frictional force
D. Pressure gradient force

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Question 206

Contours' are lines connecting places having: [Railways 1991]

A. equal temperature
B. equal pressure
C. equal rainfall
D. equal height

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Question 207

World Environmental day is celebrated on ______ every year.

A. May 1
B. June 5
C. October 24
D. December 25

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Question 208

Which of the following is not a product of the 'MonsoonForests'?

A. Teak
B. Sal
C. Olive
D. Bamboo

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Question 209

_______and _______ are called the 'Low countries' ofEurope.

A. Spain and Portugal
B. Holland and Belgium
C. England and Ireland
D. Denmark and Germany

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Question 210

The Appalachian coal fields, one of the important coal fields in the world, are locatedin:

A. China
B. Great Britain
C. U.S.A.
D. Russia

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Question 211

The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound ____

A. oxides
B. silicates
C. carbonates
D. phosphates

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Question 212

The altitudes of heavenly bodies appear to be greater than they actually are. This isdue to:

A. vertical motion of these heavenly bodies
B. motions of the earth
C. atmospheric refraction
D. these are visible because of light of the sun reflected from their surface

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Question 213

The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through:

A. Egypt
B. India
C. Iran
D. Mexico

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Question 214

Which of the following countries have achieved a negative growth rate of population? [CDS 1993]

A. Australia, Canada and Sweden
B. U.K., Sweden and Germany
C. France, Italy and Ireland
D. Japan, U.S.A. and Russia

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Question 215

The prime meridian passes through

A. Paris
B. Greenwich
C. New York
D. Delhi

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Question 216

A V-shaped valley is a feature produced by:

A. youthful river
B. mature river
C. old river
D. all of the above

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Question 217

The Tropical Savanna Climate located in South Brazil ismown as

A. Llanos
B. Sudan climate
C. Campos
D. None of these

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Question 218

The monsoon has well-developed cycle in: [CDS 1992]

A. South and South East Asia
B. North Australia
C. East United States
D. Africa

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Question 219

Consider the following statements: 1. Either of the two belts over the oceans at about 30°to 35°Nand S Latitudes is known as Horse Latitude. 2. Horse latitudes are low pressure belts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 220

Consider the following statements: 1. On the planet Earth, the fresh water available for use amounts to about less than 1% of the total water found. 2. Of the total fresh water found on the planet Earth, 95% is bound up in polar ice caps and glaciers. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2010]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 221

Arrange the following gases of the atmosphere in increasing order by volume: 1. Nitrogen 2. Oxygen 3. Carbon dioxide 4. Argon

A. I, II, III, IV
B. l, II, IV, III
C. III, IV, II, I
D. IV, III, II, I

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Question 222

The Penumbra is

A. the outer portion of the moon's shadow
B. formed by the tangent that intersects between the sun and the moon
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 223

Tropical deciduous or monsoonal forests occur in:

A. Siberia, Alaska, U.S.A., Canada
B. New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, France
C. Netherlands, Russia, Norway, U.K.
D. Burma, India, Thailand, Brazil

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Question 224

The Rhine river of northern Europe empties into

A. the Baltic sea
B. the North sea
C. the Bay of Biscay
D. the Adriatic sea

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Question 225

Logically, what does a continually rising air pressure indicate? [CDS 2012]

A. Advent of unsettled and cloudy weather
B. Advent of a cyclone
C. Fine and settled weather
D. Fine and unsettled weather

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Question 226

Consider the following statements: 1. Falkland Islands are situated in Pacific Ocean 2. Red Sea separates Sudan from Egypt. 3. England, Norway, Denmark surround North Sea. Which of these statements is/are correct? [Asstt Comm PF 2002]

A. 2 only
B. 1 and 3
C. 2 and 3
D. 3 only

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Question 227

Which of the following characterises the desert forests?

A. Pointed leaves
B. Dense leaves
C. Canopy leaves
D. Broad leaves

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Question 228

The surface of Earth that lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is called:

A. North Temperate Zone
B. Frigid Zone
C. South Temperate Zone
D. Torrid Zone

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Question 229

The biggest island at the tip of South America is the

A. Falkland Island
B. Long Island
C. Tierra Del Fuego Island
D. Azores Island

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Question 230

The longest river in the Common wealth of independent states is the

A. Irtysh river
B. Ob river
C. Yenisei river
D. Volga river

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Question 231

Which or the following is the main ore for aluminium?

A. Calcite
B. Bauxite
C. Magnesite
D. Limonite

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Question 232

The approximate diameter of the earth is :

A. 4,200 Km
B. 6,400 Km
C. 12,800 Km
D. 15,600 Km

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Question 233

What is the difference between asteroids and comets? 1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material. 2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury. 3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 234

Which among the following planets is smaller than the Earth

A. Neptune
B. Venus
C. Saturn
D. Uranus

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Question 235

The World's major commercial fishing grounds are located in the:

A. cool waters of the northern hemisphere in comparatively higher latitudes
B. equatorial water
C. temperate waters of tropical seas
D. warm water of seas in southern hemisphere

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Question 236

Which one of the following statements is correct? [IAS 2004]

A. Jet streams are best developed in winters
B. Jet streams have often developed oscillations
C. Jet streams greatly influence our surface weather
D. All the above three are correct in respect of jet streams

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Question 237

Hurricanes or typhoons (tropical cyclones) develop andmature

A. over land bodies only
B. in a belt 35°-65° N and S latitudes
C. anywhere in the tropical zone
D. over water bodies only

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Question 238

When it is 12 noon at Greenwich, what is the time at New York (74° W) ? [NDA 1992]

A. 4.56 p.m.
B. 4.56 a.m.
C. 7.04 p.m.
D. 7.04 a.m.

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Question 239

Scandinavia is a suitable country for exploitinghydroelectricity because of the presence of

A. lakes
B. steep slopes
C. great rivers
D. waterfalls

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Question 240

A one-day Cricket match between India and England starts at 10.00 A.M. in London.The direct telecast of the match will begin in India at: [IFS 1993, CDS 1992]

A. 3.30 A.M.
B. 8.30 A.M.
C. 3.30 P.M.
D. 8.30 P.M.

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Question 241

Which part of Europe is most densely populated?

A. Eastern Europe
B. Western Europe
C. Northern Europe
D. Area around the Black Sea

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Question 242

Tonle Sap is the biggest fresh water lake in South East Asia.It is located In

A. Thailand
B. Kampuchea
C. Laos
D. Vietnam

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Question 243

Which among the following forms of precipitation is different from the rest?

A. dew
B. fog
C. mist
D. hail

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Question 244

The largest gold producing country in the world is

A. China
B. Canada
C. South Africa
D. USA

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Question 245

The main area of production of icebergs is found in . [CDS 2012]

A. the West Coast of Greenland
B. the East Coast of Japan
C. the North Coast of Siberia
D. the West Coast of Africa

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Question 246

Which one of the following countries is not land-locked?

A. Afghanistan
B. Myanmar
C. Nepal
D. Switzerland

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Question 247

The youngest mountain range in the world is:

A. Western Ghats
B. Himalayas
C. Aravallis
D. Andes

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Question 248

A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses isknown as

A. Strait
B. Isthmus
C. Headland
D. Bay

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Question 249

"Tigris River" flows through which of the following countries ?

A. Iran
B. Italy
C. Iraq
D. Egypt

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Question 250

What is seismic zone extending at an angle of about 45o from the base of an ocean trench, down through lithosphere to the asthenosphere known as?

A. Appleton layer
B. Benioff zone
C. Conard discontinuity
D. Convergence zone

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Question 251

Pakistan is located in which part of Asia?

A. Southern Asia
B. Northern Asia
C. Eastern Asia
D. No option is correct

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Question 252

What is the correct sequence of the given clouds from low to high altitudes? [CDS 2001]

A. Stratus, Cumulonimbus, Cirrostratus, Cirrus
B. Stratus, Cirrostratus, Cumulonimbus, Cirrus
C. Cumulonimbus, Stratus, Cirrus, Cirrostratus
D. Cumulonimbus, Stratus, Cirrostratus, Cirrus

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Question 253

The ratio of land to ocean in the southern hemisphere is

A. 1 to 1.5
B. 1 to 1
C. 1 to 4
D. 1 to 10

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Question 254

‘Beaufort Scale’ is used to measure:

A. air pressure
B. wind velocity
C. wind direction
D. humidity

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Question 255

Which of the following is known as 'golden fiber'?

A. Silk
B. Egyptian cotton
C. Jute
D. Manila hemp

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Question 256

The radiant energy received by the Earth from the sun is

A. radiation
B. insolation
C. reflection
D. refraction

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Question 257

The Tropic of Cancer does NOT pass through: [NDA 2003]

A. Egypt
B. Mexico
C. Oman
D. Yemen

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Question 258

Amazon river flows through which of the following country?

A. USA
B. France
C. Brazil
D. Canada

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Question 259

The highest lake above the sea level in the world is : [IAS 2003

A. lake Avernus
B. lake Tanzania
C. lake Toba
D. lake Titicaca

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Question 260

The country that has the greatest length of the day during summer is :

A. Australia
B. Mexico
C. Nigeria
D. Norway

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Question 261

Fohn is a local wind of_____.

A. Canada
B. Switzerland
C. Northern Italy
D. West Africa

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Question 262

A source of renewable minimum cost is power which can bedeveloped with

A. Geothermal power
B. Tidal power
C. Wind mills
D. Biomass power

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Question 263

Albedo is defined as:

A. UV radiations sent out by the SUN
B. a substance contained in the upper atmospheric layers of the earth, which is responsible for the reflection of/a part of solar radiations
C. celestial bodies in earth's atmosphere which add to the greenhouse effect
D. the amount of insolation reflected back to the space by the top of atmosphere, by clouds and ice-covered areas of the Earth's surface

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Question 264

Solar eclipse occurs when:

A. Earth comes between sun and moon
B. Moon is at right angle to the earth
C. Moon comes between sun and earth
D. Sun comes between moon and earth

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Question 265

Which of the following are known as coastlines ofsubmergence?

A. Ria coasts
B. Uplifted lowland
C. Emergent upland
D. Concordant coasts

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Question 266

Victoria Falls in Africa are located on :

A. River Niger
B. River Congo
C. River Zambezi
D. River Nile

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Question 267

Which city is called the 'City of Perpetual Spring'?

A. Colombo
B. Quito
C. Lisbon
D. Berlin

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Question 268

The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of

A. axis of earth
B. north pole
C. south pole
D. equator

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Question 269

Sandal Wood trees are mostly found in____

A. Trophical Evergreen Forests
B. Tropical most Decidous
C. Alpine forests
D. Trophical Thorn Forests

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Question 270

Which of the following has a highest wind velocity ?

A. Loo
B. Tornado
C. Typhoon
D. Hurricane

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Question 271

Who gave the idea that originally there was only one continent called Pangea ?

A. Wegener
B. Marshall
C. Darwin
D. Ptolemy

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Question 272

The largest production of mica in Asia is from

A. Indonesia
B. Malaysia
C. Myanmar
D. India

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Question 273

The Himalayas were formed due to :

A. internal pressure of two large land forms
B. faulting of the earth's crust
C. folding of the earth's crust
D. folding of the geo-syncline named Tethys

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Question 274

Which one of the following elements is most abundant in the earth's crust? [NDA 2005]

A. Oxygen
B. Sulphur
C. Silicon
D. Carbon

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Question 275

A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses is known as

A. Strait
B. Isthmus
C. Headland
D. Bay

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Question 276

The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwhich. Hence, it is located at

A. 30 degrees W longitude
B. 30 degrees E longitude
C. 28 degrees E longitude
D. 28 degrees W longitude

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Question 277

The largest country of the world by geographical area is

A. Russia
B. Vatican City
C. Australia
D. USA

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Question 278

The tip of South America is : [CDS 2001]

A. Cape Verde
B. Cape York
C. Cape Horn
D. Cape Cod

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Question 279

The clouds extending from one side of horizon to other as 3 dark grey sheet havinguniform base are called: [IAS 2004]

A. Stratus clouds
B. Cumulus clouds
C. Cirrus clouds
D. Nimbus clouds

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Question 280

The approximate distance between the Earth and the Sun is

A. 100000 km
B. 2000000 km
C. 102000000 km
D. 150000000 km

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Question 281

Why are winters more severe in Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere?

A. Earth is tilted towards the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere
B. Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight
C. Because of more iceberg activity in Southern Hemisphere
D. Southern Hemisphere is less inhabited

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Question 282

The equatorial regions receive rainfall throughout the year. The annual rainfall isgenerally about:

A. 80 cms
B. 160 cms
C. 200 cms
D. 250 cms

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Question 283

Which of me following climatic type suffers change due to shifting of the World's Pressure Belts?

A. Equatorial type
B. Tundra type
C. Tropical desert type
D. Monsoon

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Question 284

Haematite is an ore of

A. copper
B. lead
C. iron
D. zinc

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Question 285

Caucasoid people account for ______ per cent of worldpopulation.

A. 33
B. 39
C. 29
D. 43

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Question 286

Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occurs on :

A. December 22
B. September 23
C. June 21
D. March 21

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Question 287

The Wettest place in the world is Cherrapunji (Assam). The Hottest place is

A. Azizia (Libya)
B. Ramagundam (India)
C. Stwart Island (New Zealand)
D. Kandy (Sri lanka)

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Question 288

The Earth turns through 360° in 24 hours. Each 15° longitude represents:

A. Half an hour
B. Forty five minutes
C. One hour
D. One hour fifteen minutes

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Question 289

Eclipses occur due to which optical phenomena

A. Reflection
B. Refraction
C. Rectilinear propagation
D. Diffraction

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Question 290

The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of

A. axis of the Earth
B. equator
C. North pole
D. South pole

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Question 291

The world’s longest river the Nile, flows through which continent?

A. South America
B. Africa
C. North America
D. Europe

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Question 292

Mild and rainy winters, warm and dry summers are the characteristic features of: [IES1994]

A. Monsoon Region
B. Mediterranean Region
C. Tropical Grasslands
D. Temperate Grasslands

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Question 293

The country which covers two continents is

A. USSR
B. Canada
C. Australia
D. Indonesia

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Question 294

East African Valleys stretching from East Africa through RedSea to Syria is an example of

A. river valley
B. rift valley system
C. glaciated valley
D. a canyon

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Question 295

The yield or food grain per man is high under

A. intensive cultivation
B. extensive cultivation
C. mono cultivation
D. farm cultivation

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Question 296

A strait is

A. a narrow stretch of sea connecting two extensive areas of sea
B. a narrow strip of land joining two large land-masses
C. a wide indentation into the land formed by a sea or a lake
D. a narrow headland

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Question 297

The Scented Isle' in the Mediterranean Sea is

A. Sardinia
B. Corsica
C. Sicily
D. Crete

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Question 298

The Largest producer of Gold in the world is

A. Australia
B. Canada
C. Russia
D. South Africa

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Question 299

Addis Ababa is the capital of

A. Ethiopia
B. Kenya
C. Zambia
D. Nigeria

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Question 300

Lines Joining places having equal height are

A. Contours
B. Isobars
C. Isohalines
D. Isohyet

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Question 301

The platform and the basement rock together form

A. craton
B. shield
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 302

On December 22, the sun: 1. is not visible at north pole 2. is only visible for a few minutes at the Antarctic Circle 3. rises south of east and sets south of west at the Tropic of Cancer 4. rises south of east and set south of west at the equator

A. 1 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Question 303

Which of the following is wrongly matched?

A. Benguela Current : Cold
B. Humboldt Current : Cold
C. Kamchatka Current : Warm
D. Kuroshio : Warm

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Question 304

Onion Eating Festival is celebrated in which country ?

A. Sweden
B. Thailand
C. New Delhi
D. Spain

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Question 305

What is a "shaft mine"?

A. A query
B. An open pit mine
C. A mine dug deep into the earth
D. A mine for descending into which a shaft is generally used

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Question 306

In Britain the Grand Union Canal is running from

A. Liverpool to Hull
B. Cardiff to Birmingham
C. Glasgow to Edinburgh
D. West Midlands to the London area

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Question 307

Which among these is a form of precipitation?

A. dew
B. fog
C. mist
D. hail

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Question 308

The upper part of the mantle upon which the crust of the Earth floats is called: [IAS2003]

A. barysphere
B. mesophere
C. mohorovic discontinuity
D. asthenosphere

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Question 309

The ratio of the weight of water vapour to the total weight of air (including the water vapor) is called

A. specific humidity
B. mixing ratio
C. relative humidity
D. absolute humidity

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Question 310

What is Dakshin Gangotri ?

A. River valley in Andhra Pradesh
B. Unmanned station located in Antarctica
C. Second source of River Ganga
D. Island in the Indian Ocean

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Question 311

Which of these is not true of the effects of the ocean currents?

A. They affect commerce because they keep the harbours open even during winter
B. Water of the ocean is kept pure
C. Warm equatorial currents raise the temperature while the cold polar currents lower the temperature of the place through which they pass
D. They do not affect rainfall over the coast

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Question 312

The largest country in the western hemisphere, in the terms of population is _______

A. Canada
B. The united States
C. Brazil
D. Mexico

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Question 313

The greatest average annual precipitation is in:

A. Hawaii
B. India
C. Philippines
D. West Indies

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Question 314

Which of the following rivers In Europe has the largestvolume of traffic?

A. The Rhine
B. The Rhone
C. The Danube
D. The Seine

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Question 315

Which of the following is/are the chief Characteristics of commercial grain farming ofthe middle latitude grasslands? 1. The size of farms are generally large. 2. Cultivation is highly mechanized. 3. It is a type of extensive farming. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [NDA 2011]

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3 only

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Question 316

Though coffee and tea both are cultivated on hill slopes, there is some difference between them regarding their cultivation. In this context, consider the following statements: 1. Coffee plant requires a hot and humid climate of tropical areas whereas tea can be cultivated in both tropical and subtropical areas. 2. Coffee is propagated by seeds but tea is propagated by stem cuttings only. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2010]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 317

World's largest synthetic rubber and tyre making centre is :

A. Cleveland
B. Sharon
C. Akron
D. Wheeling

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Question 318

Mid-latitude grasslands of Canada are known as

A. Steppes
B. Prairies
C. Pampas
D. Downs

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Question 319

The radiation belts are zones in space around the

A. Earth
B. Jupiter and Saturn
C. Mercury
D. Earth, Jupiter and Saturn

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Question 320

Central and western part of California experience climate:

A. Monsoon
B. Mediterranean
C. Taiga
D. Sudan

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Question 321

Who tops in ranking of Climate Change Performance Index?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. India
C. Sweden
D. New Zealand

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Question 322

Shwedagon pagoda is located in

A. Mahabalipuram
B. Rangoon
C. Mandalay
D. Jakarta

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Question 323

Earthquakes occur frequently in :

A. Eastern coast of Asia
B. Islands of South East Pacific Ocean
C. Western coast of America
D. all of the above areas

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Question 324

Which is the correct sequence of the given American cities from West to East? [Asstt Comm PF 2002]

A. Salt Lake City - Pittsburgh - San Francisco - Boston
B. San Francisco - Salt Lake City Pittsburgh - Boston
C. Salt Lake City - San Francisco - Boston - Pittsburgh
D. San Pittsburgh - Salt Lake City – Boston

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Question 325

What is the capital of Finland?

A. Tashkent
B. Helsinki
C. Bern
D. Dublin

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Question 326

The home of spices is

A. Middle East
B. The USA
C. France
D. India

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Question 327

Which of the following countries is rich in oil?

A. Indonesia
B. Pakistan
C. Singapore
D. Thailand

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Question 328

The Caspian Sea, the largest inland sea or lake in the world, is located:

A. wholly in the Continent of Europe
B. wholly in the Continent of Asia
C. partly in Europe and partly in Asia
D. partly in Africa and partly in Asia

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Question 329

Mosses and Lichens are the characteristic vegetation of:

A. hot desert region
B. mediterranean region
C. temperate region
D. tundra region

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Question 330

Which one of the following countries has the highest average of road length on per thousand square kilometer area basis? [IAS 2004]

A. India
B. Japan
C. USA
D. France

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Question 331

Which one of the following would have occured if the earth had NOT been inclined on its own axis? [CDS 2002]

A. All the seasons would have been of same duration
B. The seasons would not have changed
C. The summers would have been of longer duration
D. The winters would have been of longer duration

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Question 332

Which of the following is the largest island?

A. Cuba
B. Great Britain
C. Kalatdeitnunat
D. Sri Lanka

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Question 333

Venus has atmosphere made up of

A. Ammonia
B. Carbon-di-Oxide
C. Helium
D. Hydrogen

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Question 334

The fishing grounds in the Pacific Ocean, the world's greatest fishing regions, lie between the :

A. Bering Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
B. the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
C. the East China Sea and the Bering Sea
D. the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Sea

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Question 335

For what is Napa valley in California famous for

A. Dry fruits
B. Mangoes
C. Wine
D. Wool

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Question 336

The jet aircrafts fly very easily and smoothly in the lower stratosphere. What could be the appropriate explanation? 1. There are no clouds or water vapour in the lower stratosphere. 2. There are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere. Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 337

Tsunami is a large sea wave caused by an earthquake experienced along the coasts of: [NDA 1991]

A. India
B. China
C. Australia
D. Japan

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Question 338

Infant mortality rate is :

A. number of deaths of children below 1 year of age per 1000 of the population
B. number of deaths of children below 5 years of age per 1000 of the population
C. number of deaths of children below 1 year of age per 100 of the population
D. number of deaths of children below 5 years of age per 100 of the population

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Question 339

The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of ____ degrees from theperpendicular to its orbital plane.

A. 17.5°
B. 23.5°
C. 36°
D. 45°

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Question 340

Which of the following is a correct sequence of increasing depth?

A. Continental shelf, Continental slope, Deep sea plains, Ocean depths
B. Continental slope, Continental shelf, Deep sea plains, Ocean depths
C. Continental shelf, Continental slope, Ocean depths, Deep sea plains
D. Continental slope, Continental shelf, Ocean depths, Deep sea plains

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Question 341

Igneous rocks are said to be acidic when they contain high proportion of:

A. iron
B. magnesium
C. silica
D. aluminium

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Question 342

Rainfall in the doldrums is of the nature of: [CDS 2000]

A. orographic precipitation
B. natural precipitation
C. frontal precipitation
D. convectional precipitation

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Question 343

Cocos plate lies between:

A. Central America and Pacific Plate.
B. North America and Pacific Plate.
C. South America and Pacific Plate.
D. None of Above.

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Question 344

If I wanted to reach the South Atlantic from the South Pacific while touching South America, I would have to use

A. Florida Straits
B. Dardanelles
C. Magellan Straits
D. Bosporus

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Question 345

World's highest urban density of population occurs in :

A. Kolkata
B. Tokyo
C. New York
D. London

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Question 346

Which of the following is the farthest planet to the Sun

A. Mars
B. Jupitar
C. Neptune
D. Earth

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Question 347

Which of the following is/are the correct characteristic(s) of primary seismic wave? [IAS 2004]

A. It is a longitudinal and compressional wave
B. It is analogous to sound waves
C. It travels with faster speed through solids but slowly through liquids
D. All the above three

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Question 348

Prognathiam rerers to

A. slanting forehead
B. protruding jaw
C. slit eye
D. None of these

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Question 349

The process that creates the deep oceanic trenches is called

A. plate tectonics
B. sea floor spreading
C. continental drift
D. isostasy

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Question 350

Of the total water on the Earth, fresh water reserve aconstitute approximately

A. 70%
B. 2.70%
C. 10%
D. 8.90%

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Question 351

One degree of the circumference of the earth measures(approx.) :

A. 100km
B. 111km
C. 151km
D. 175km

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Question 352

The mountains which come into being after the continental drift started, with the break up of the large land mass of pangola are

A. young mountains
B. old mountains
C. volcanic mountains
D. fold mountains

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Question 353

The least densely populated country among the following countries of Europe is:

A. Poland
B. Norway
C. Germany
D. Belgium

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Question 354

Cuban economy is based on

A. fishing
B. sugarcane cultivation
C. iron ore mining
D. dairying

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Question 355

Which of the following is the deepest lake? [MBA 1994]

A. Lake Victoria
B. Caspian Sea
C. Lake Superior
D. Lake Baikal

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Question 356

Chicago, one of world's largest steel centres, is located on thesouthern tip of the lake.

A. Superior
B. Michigan
C. Huron
D. Erie

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Question 357

The current produced by upwelling of cold water off the coast of Chile and Peru isknown as [NDA 2011]

A. El Nino
B. Humboldt current
C. Agulhas current
D. Canary current

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Question 358

Which of the following is concerned with the description and mapping of the main features of the universe?

A. Cosmography
B. Cosmology
C. Geomorphology
D. None of these

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Question 359

Majid Gyre is a feature of which of the following Oceans  ?

A. Indian Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

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Question 360

The landmass of which of the following continents is the least?

A. Africa
B. Asia
C. Australia
D. Europe

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Question 361

"Venice of the East" is the name given to

A. Singapore
B. Bangkok
C. Rangoon
D. Hong Kong

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Question 362

In the atmosphere of the primitive earth there was no :

A. oxygen
B. carbon dioxide
C. nitrogen
D. ammonia

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Question 363

The region that has a typical dispersed rural settlement pattern is the

A. Kerala coastal plain
B. western Ganga plain
C. eastern Rajasthan
D. Telengana plateau

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Question 364

Through which one of the following Straits does a tunnel connect the United Kingdomand France? [IAS 2007]

A. Davis Strait
B. Denmark Strait
C. Strait of Dover
D. Strait of Gibraltar

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Question 365

What is the correct sequence of the following in the context of the age of the earthsince its origin? 1. Cenozoic 2. Mesozoic 3. Palaeozoic 4. Protozoic

A. 4, 3, 1, 2
B. 3, 4, 2, 1
C. 3, 4, 1, 2
D. 4, 3, 2, 1

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Question 366

What is the correct sequence of the following layers of the Earth as one moves fromthe surface to the interior: 1. Mantle 2. Crust 3. Core Select the correct answer by using the codes given below: [NDA 1993]

A. 1, 2, 2003
B. 1, 3, 2002
C. 2, 1, 2003
D. 3, 1, 2002

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Question 367

The earth is at its maximum distance from the Sun on :

A. January 30th
B. December 22nd
C. September 22nd
D. July 4th

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Question 368

Which of the following natural regions is not found in the Torrid Zone?

A. Equatorial forests
B. Monsoon regions
C. Temperate deserts
D. Tropical grasslands

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Question 369

Which one of the following descriptions denotes the phenomenon of El Nino ? [Asstt Comm 2008]

A. A violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground
B. The deflection of the ocean currents in the northern and southern hemispheres due to the rotation of Earth
C. The Anomalous widespread warming of the sea surface of the tropical east and central Pacific Ocean
D. The revolving tropical storms of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

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Question 370

Maximum amount of herring fish is obtained from: [IAS 2004]

A. The North Sea around the Netherlands
B. The coastal areas from Alaska to California
C. The Sea of Japan
D. The Gulf of Mexico

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Question 371

Alps mountain range is located in which continent?

A. Europe
B. North America
C. South America
D. Africa

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Question 372

Grand Bank, Sable Bank, Middle Bank and Jeffery Bankare the major fishing grounds of

A. North West Atlantic
B. North East Pacific
C. North East Atlantic
D. North West Pacific

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Question 373

The length of the day is determined in

A. astronomical units
B. solar terms
C. length of the hours
D. None of the above

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Question 374

The orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth, can be : [IFS 1993]

A. circular and elliptic
B. circular and hyperbolic
C. elliptic and parabolic
D. parabolic and hyperbolic

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Question 375

In the earth's atmosphere, the atmospheric pressure: [NDA 1991]

A. increases with height
B. decreases with height
C. remains constant with height
D. first increases and then decreases with height

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Question 376

The instrument, used for recording earthquake waves is :

A. barograph
B. hydrograph
C. pantograph
D. seismograph

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Question 377

The International Dateline deflects to a side to avoid:

A. Society islands
B. Hawaii
C. Aleutian Islands
D. All the above

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Question 378

Which country is known as the "Cockpit of Europe"?

A. France
B. Denmark
C. Holland
D. Belgium

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Question 379

Which of the following lies on the Nile Rivers?

A. Nairobi
B. Addis Ababa
C. Khartoum
D. Kinhasa

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Question 380

The major oil producing area in U.S.A. is :

A. Texas-Louisiana belt
B. California-Colorado belt
C. Ohio-Indiana belt
D. Appalachian region

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Question 381

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given Continents in the decreasing order of their percentage of Earth's land? [IAS 2005]

A. North America – Africa – South America – Europe
B. Africa – North America – South America – Europe
C. North America – Africa – Europe – South America
D. Africa – North America – Europe – South America

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Question 382

The temperature increases rapidly after

A. ionosphere
B. exosphere
C. stratosphere
D. troposphere

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Question 383

The period of daylight

A. is nearly constant near the equator
B. varies with latitude and the season
C. reaches a maximum of 24 hour in the polar zones in summer
D. All of the above

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Question 384

Which of the following is the annual precipitation of an area?

A. All forms of precipitation converted to the quantity of liquid water
B. The total actual amount of rain, snow, hail and sleet
C. The total amount of rain per year, irrespective of snow, hail and sleet
D. All forms of precipitation measured after conversion to equal quantity of ice

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Question 385

Soil erosion can be prevented by:

A. allowing herbivorous animals to graze freely
B. growing plants on a large scale to form soil cover
C. making the land sloppy
D. adding chemicals to increase cohesion

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Question 386

The most important oil producing area of the USA is

A. the Applachian region
B. the Texas-Louisiana belt
C. the Ohio-Indiana belt
D. the California-Colorado belt

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Question 387

The largest reserves of fresh water on the Earth's surface is in :

A. North America
B. South America
C. Russia
D. Africa

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Question 388

The major geological events of the Palaeozoic era include

A. Caledonian mountain rise, life comes ashore
B. Appalachians and Central European mountains come up
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 389

The  Gulf  Stream  is  a  poleword  flowing current in the Atlantic Ocean. Which one of the following statements with regard to this is not correct?

A. It  is  similar  to  the  Kuroshio  current  in the North Pacific Ocean.
B. It   transports   warm,   tropical   water towards polar region.
C. This   current   is   a   major   factor   in weather  along  the  east  coast  of  the USA.
D. The  warm  water  of  the  Gulf  Stream sustains  the  coral  reefs  of  West  Pacific Coast.

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Question 390

The Westminster parliamentary system was developed in ___________.

A. Spain
B. Australia
C. UK
D. USA

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Question 391

Llanos and Campos are grasslands found in

A. Siberia
B. North America
C. South America
D. India

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Question 392

The duration of the day and night is always equal at the

A. Equator
B. Greenwhich Line
C. Poles
D. Tropics

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Question 393

Consider the following statements: 1. Ocean currents are the slow- surface movement of water in the ocean. 2. Ocean currents assist in maintaining the Earth's heat balance. 3. Ocean currents are set in motion primarily by prevailing winds. 4. Ocean currents are affected by the configuration of the ocean. Which of these statements are correct? [IAS 2002]

A. 1 and 2
B. 2, 3, and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3, and 4

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Question 394

Tropical cyclone 'Pabuk' recently occurred in which country?

A. Thailand
B. New Zealand
C. Singapore
D. Australia

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Question 395

Which of the following is the highest plateau in the world? [CDS 1992]

A. Colorado Plateau
B. Pamir Plateau
C. Patagonia Plateau
D. Potwar Plateau

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Question 396

Mist is a result of which one of the following? [CDS 2008]

A. Condensation
B. Evaporation
C. Sublimation
D. Saturation

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Question 397

Land masses are heated and cooled much faster than water bodies. Identify the truestatements in this regard: 1. Land gets heated by conduction 2. Water has higher specific heat 3. Only the surface layers of water are heated 4. Water gets heated by convection

A. I, II and III
B. II and III
C. I and IV
D. I, II and IV

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Question 398

Which of the following features are formed by the river in its upper course? 1. Gorge 2. Canyon 3. Meander

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 399

The remains of the resistant rocks found in the river eroded plain or peneplain are called ___________

A. Monadnock
B. Jukenberg
C. Hum
D. No option is correct

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Question 400

What is the main activity of Eskimos during the short period of summer season?

A. Hunting
B. Fishing
C. Lumbering
D. Animal Grazing

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Question 401

Which one of the following is found on the western coast of continents between 30° and40° latitudes? [CDS 1991]

A. Tropical Grassland Region
B. Hot Desert Climate Region
C. Mediterranean Climate Region
D. Temperate Climate Region

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Question 402

Blizzards are more frequent in

A. Tropical region
B. Temperate region
C. Arctic region
D. Antarctic region

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Question 403

Extensive mechanized wheat cultivation is carried out in

A. Tropical Savannas
B. Temperate grasslands
C. Equatorial regions
D. Mediterranean lands

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Question 404

Which, among the following countries, occupies the largest chunk of the Sunderban's Delta?

A. Bangladesh
B. Myanmar
C. India
D. Thailand

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Question 405

Climate change resulting in the rise of temperature may benefit which of thecountries/regions? [CDS 2011]

A. South Africa
B. East Indies islands comprising of Java, Sumatra and Borneo
C. The western coasts of South America
D. Russia and Northern Europe

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Question 406

Roaring Forties' are

A. waterfalls in Canada
B. cyclonic winds
C. the turbulent years in world History from 1940 to 1944
D. westerly winds blowing through out the year over the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere between 40· and 60º South

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Question 407

The 'Old Faithful' in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming isa/an

A. hot spring
B. extinct volcano
C. geyser
D. oak tree

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Question 408

The direction of ocean currents is reversed with season: [CDS 1991]

A. in the Pacific Ocean
B. in the Atlantic Ocean
C. in the Indian Ocean
D. in the Mediterranean Sea

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Question 409

Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth's crust

A. Iron
B. Aluminum
C. Copper
D. Zinc

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Question 410

The form of precipitation in which the raindrops get frozen into ice on coming in contact with a cold layer of air near the earth's surface is called:

A. fog
B. hail
C. sleet
D. snowfall

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Question 411

The obscuring of one celestial body by another, particularly that of the sun or a planetary satellite

A. elliptic
B. ecliptic
C. eclipse
D. None of the above

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Question 412

Which of the following phenomenon gives an evidence for the spherical shape of theearth?

A. Solar eclipse
B. Revolution
C. Lunar eclipse
D. Rotation of Earth

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Question 413

The Continents of Africa and Europe, at their close at point are separated from each other by the strait of

A. Messina
B. Bonifacio
C. Gibraltar
D. Otranto

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Question 414

The place which has the longest day and the shortest night on 22nd December, is :

A. Chennai
B. Madrid
C. Melbourne
D. Moscow

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Question 415

Of the following countries, the one which has predominantly the MediterraneanClimate is:

A. USA
B. Italy
C. Chile
D. Australia

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Question 416

Which region specializes in diamonds?

A. Sub-Saharan Africa
B. Central america
C. Middle east Europe
D. South America

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Question 417

In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet?

A. Saturn
B. Jupiter
C. Neptune
D. None of these

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Question 418

The largest gulf in the world is

A. Gulf of Mexico
B. Persian Gulf
C. Gulf of Carpentaria
D. Gulf of Mannar

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Question 419

Which of the following statements about New Zealand is incorrect ?

A. It is a part of Australian continent
B. It consists of two islands separated by Cook Strait
C. Tasman Sea is a land locked sea in the South Island
D. Mt. Cook is the highest peak of New Zealand

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Question 420

Japan's total land is about _____ that of India.

A. one-sixth
B. one-fifth
C. one-ninth
D. one-tenth

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Question 421

The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the followingcountries ? [IAS 2007]

A. Australia
B. Cuba
C. Ghana
D. Philippines

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Question 422

In order of their distances from the Sun, which of the following planets lie betweenMars and Uranus? [IAS 2008]

A. Earth and Jupiter
B. Jupiter and Saturn
C. Saturn and Earth
D. Saturn and Neptune

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Question 423

Caldera' is a feature associated with: [IAS 1990]

A. volcanoes
B. earthquakes
C. folding of rocks
D. faulting of mountains

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Question 424

What do lines of latitude measure?

A. east-west position between the poles
B. north-south position between the poles
C. north-east position between the poles
D. south-west position between the poles

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Question 425

______ is called "the land of thousand lakes”.

A. Switzerland
B. Canada
C. Finland
D. Sweden

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Question 426

Which ocean surrounds Antarctica?

A. Atlantic ocean
B. Indian ocean
C. Pacific ocean
D. Southen ocean

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Question 427

The Earth is an oblate spheroid and not a perfect sphere. This is because [CDS 2010] 1. the Earth has a rotational motion and the rotational speed increases as one goes from the Poles towards the Equator. 2. the Equator experiences greater gravitational pull from the Sun. 3. the intensity of sunlight received at the Equator is greater than that at the Poles.

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 428

Which among the following is a renewable source?

A. forest
B. coal
C. limestone
D. sand

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Question 429

Consider the following countries: 1. Algeria 2. Morocco 3. Mauritania Which of these borders is/are the Mediterranean Sea? [CDS 2004]

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 430

It is six months long day in the northern polar region and six months long night in the southern polar region because: [Railways 1993]

A. earth is revolving around the sun
B. earth is inclined towards its orbital plane
C. earth is rotating
D. none of these

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Question 431

Scanty rainfall of less than 50 cm per annum is received by :

A. the coastal areas in the warm temperate zone
B. the eastern parts of the temperate lands
C. the areas of high latitudes
D. the areas of equatorial regions

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Question 432

Which one of the following deserts is famous for its deposits of nitrates? [IAS 2007]

A. Atacama
B. Kalahari
C. Gobi
D. Sahara

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Question 433

Consider the following statements associated with Mediterranean climate: 1. It is so named because it occurs extensively in the periphery of Mediterranean sea. 2. These lands are exposed to hot, dry, land winds during the summer months. 3. The seasonal range of temperatures is considerable less than that in other areas of corresponding latitudes. Which of these statements are correct? [COS 1999)

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

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Question 434

Smog is likely to occur: [CDS 2002]

A. around valleys
B. near lakes
C. on calm, clear and cool nights
D. near the industrial areas

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Question 435

Consider the following statements: 1. The Benguela current had its influence in the formation of Kalahari Desert. 2. The Agulhas current has its influence in the formation of Thar Desert. 3. The currents of Northern Indian Ocean change their course of flow twice a year. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 436

Doldrum is an area of ___.

A. low rainfall
B. low temperature
C. low pressure
D. high winds

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Question 437

Twelve constellations referred to as zodiac are: [IAS 1989]

A. signs of Roman gods
B. imaginary region that encompass the path of the planets
C. a group of stars
D. none of these

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Question 438

Tibet, the highest plateau in the world, is a

A. piedmont plateau
B. intermontane plateau
C. continental plateau
D. volcanic plateau

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Question 439

Ursa Major' is the scientific name for one of the constellations of stars. Its common English name is

A. The Northern Crown
B. The Chained Lady
C. The Milky Way
D. The Great Bear

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Question 440

The island state of Australia is

A. Victoria
B. Queensland
C. Tasmania
D. New South Wales

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Question 441

The climate of a place is decided by:

A. proximity to the sea
B. altitude
C. latitude
D. All the above

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Question 442

Commercial sources of energy purely consist of [BPSC 2011]

A. power, coal, oil, gas, hydro-electricity and uranium
B. coal, oil, firewood, vegetable waste and agricultural waste
C. power, coal, animal dung and firewood
D. coal, gas, oil and firewood

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Question 443

Which one of the following is the largest country area-wise? [CDS 2002]

A. Argentina
B. India
C. Kazakhastan
D. Sudan

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Question 444

Loess is _____ soil.

A. wind-deposited
B. water-deposited
C. volcanic
D. black cotton

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Question 445

The subject that deals with the regional distribution of human races and their history is called

A. Biogeography
B. Ethnography
C. Cartography
D. Paleontology

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Question 446

The strongest evidence that comets are members of our solar system comes from:[CDS 1992]

A. their composition
B. their effect on the lives of man
C. the shape of their orbits
D. the shape and length of their tails

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Question 447

Name the Continents that form a mirror image of each other [CDS 2011]

A. North America and South America
B. Asia and Africa
C. Africa and South America
D. Europe and Asia

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Question 448

Spot the odd item.

A. Mt Fuji
B. Mt Godwin Austin
C. Mt Vesuvius
D. Mt Etna

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Question 449

The cauliflower shape is associated with which of the following cloud formations?

A. Stratus
B. Cumulus
C. Nimbus
D. Cirrus

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Question 450

Which of the following is an island state of the USA?

A. Hawaii Islands
B. Bali Islands
C. Santorini Islands
D. Fiji Islands

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Question 451

The Earth rotates-around an axis pointing towards: [NDA 1991]

A. the moon
B. the pole star
C. the sun
D. Venus

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Question 452

Which of the following is the longest Railway Tunnel?

A. St. Gothard (Switzerland)
B. East Finchley (London)
C. Cascade (U.S.A.)
D. Tanna (Japan)

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Question 453

The names of Harry Hess, R . S . Dietz, W . J . Morgan and Le Pichon are associated with:

A. Plate Tectonics Theory
B. Agriculture Location Theory
C. Diversion of Wind Theory
D. None of these

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Question 454

The light coming from stars gives the idea of their:

A. size
B. rotational speed
C. mass
D. temperature

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Question 455

Of the solar energy coming into the Biosphere, what percentage of it is actually used in the photosynthesis? [IAS 2008]

A. Less than 1%
B. Between 1% and 15%
C. Between 15% and 2%
D. More than 2%

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Question 456

Days and nights are caused by : 1. rotation of the earth on its axis 2. revolution of the earth around the sun 3. inclination of the earth's axis

A. only 1 is correct
B. 1 and 2 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. all are correct

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Question 457

The continents of the world are mainly composed of

A. core
B. mantal
C. sial
D. sima

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Question 458

The periodic rise and fall of the sea level on the earth, gives rise to tides. This is related to

A. the position of the moon with reference to the earth and the gravitational pull exerted mainly by the moon and partly by the sun
B. infrared rays from the sun
C. ultraviolet rays from the sun
D. None of the above

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Question 459

The thermal equator is found:

A. at the equator
B. south of geographical equator
C. north of geographical equator
D. at the Tropic of Cancer

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Question 460

The correct sequence of the following planets in terms of gravity, in the descending order is : [IAS 2003]

A. Saturn, Earth, Neptune, Uranus
B. Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Earth
C. Uranus, Earth, Saturn, Neptune
D. Earth, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn

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Question 461

The land-sea distribution or the positions of the world's continents and major oceans influences

A. the major pressure belts that develop from the general circulation of the atmosphere
B. the development of the mid-latitude cyclonic depressions, at the convergence zone between polar and subtropical air masses
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 462

The Panama Canal links____

A. Mediterranean Sea with Red Sea
B. Atlantic Ocean with Indian Ocean
C. Indian Ocean with Mediterranean
D. Atlantic Ocean with pacific Ocean

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Question 463

The Shortest air route from Moscow to San Francisco is

A. Over the Atlantic Ocean
B. Over the Pacific via Siberia
C. Over the North pole
D. Through the latitude which passes through them

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Question 464

Which among the following currents is produced by upwelling of water off the coast ofChile and Peru? [IAS 2003]

A. Canarie Current
B. Humboldt Current
C. Benguela Current
D. Kuroshio Current

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Question 465

The headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formed out of erstwhile USSR, is at

A. Minsk in Byelorussia
B. Moscow in Russia
C. Kiev in Ukraine
D. Kistiner in Moldavia

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Question 466

Which of the following regions are regarded as areas of high density of population?

A. East Asia, Central and Southern Europe, Tropical deserts
B. Amazon and Congo Basins, South-East Asia, European Russia
C. Congo Basin and Indonesia, Central and Southern Europe, European Russia
D. East Asia, Southern Asia, North Western Europe

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Question 467

Pearl Harbour, (the target of Japanese attack on the American fleet) is in

A. Japan
B. Philippines
C. Hawaiian Islands
D. Singapore

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Question 468

The absence of which among the following causes the temperature of the atmosphereto decrease with ascent along with decreasing density of air? 1. Vegetation 2. Water 3. Carbon dioxide 4. Oxygen 5. Nitrogen

A. I and II
B. III and IV
C. II and III
D. II and V

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Question 469

Consider the following statements: 1. Earth is the fourth largest planet of the solar system 2. Earth's circumference is about 45000 km 3. Earth's polar diameter is about 43 km shorter than its equatorial diameter 4. Earth has a total surface area of 510 million sq.km Which of these statements are correct? [NDA 2002]

A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 3 and 4

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Question 470

What separates Europe from Asia?

A. Caspian mountains
B. Ural mountains
C. Himalayan mountains
D. Carpathian mountains

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Question 471

Countries favourably influenced by Westerlies are:

A. Western Europe, British Columbia and East of U.S.A.
B. South-West Africa and South Chile
C. New Zealand
D. All of these

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Question 472

Without ____ the equator would be much hotter than it is while the poles would be much cooler.

A. latitudinal redistribution of heat
B. cycle of air circulation
C. global wind pattern
D. All are similar terms

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Question 473

Which one of the following climates is found in coastal areas of California in north America, Central Chile in South America and South-west tip of West Australia?

A. Tropical savanna
B. Mediterranean
C. Humid continental
D. Low-latitude steppe

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Question 474

With reference to a fresh water lake, consider the following characteristics: 1. Richness in nutrients 2. Rapid turnover of phytoplankton 3. Depletion of dissolved oxygen Which of the above is/are observed in a lake after its eutrophication? [IAS 2008]

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 475

Local thunderstorms ‘Nor westers’ are prominent in :

A. Punjab
B. West Bengal
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Tamil Nadu

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Question 476

Which one of the following factors is not a determining fact of the climate? [CDS 2004]

A. Latitude
B. Longitude
C. Land and Sea contrasts
D. Relief features

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Question 477

The model that describes how various geological processes create, modify and influence rock is called

A. water cycle
B. energy cycle
C. rock cycle
D. None of the above

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Question 478

The "cradles of civilization" have been

A. valleys
B. plains
C. plateaux
D. hills

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Question 479

The Himalayas have snowline at 4300 m whereas in the Alps mountain, it is at 3000 m.This is because the: [CDS 1994]

A. Himalayas have denser forest cover
B. Himalayas face the monsoon winds
C. Himalayas are higher than the Alps
D. Himalayas are located in the lower latitudes

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Question 480

A hinterland is

A. an area behind a seaport that supplies the bulk of the exports
B. the interior of a valley
C. an elevated area
D. an area occupied by backward community

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Question 481

The soils common to the south eastern USA are called

A. ultisols
B. alfisols
C. aridsols
D. mollisols

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Question 482

The soil material is mainly derived from:

A. metamorphic rocks
B. sedimentary rocks
C. igneous rocks
D. biological action

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Question 483

‘Mocha’ coffee is grown in [RAS 2010]

A. Iraq
B. Brazil
C. Argentina
D. Yemen

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Question 484

The famous Matterhorn Peak is found in

A. Austria
B. Switzerland
C. France
D. Sweden

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Question 485

The middle latitude extends between how many degrees?

A. 231/2 North to 321/2 South
B. 231/2 and 66 in both the hemispheres
C. 66 North to 66 South
D. North pole and South pole

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Question 486

If the difference in time between, two places were 2 hours and 20 minutes, then thedifference in their longitudes would be: [IAS 1990]

A. 30°
B. 35°
C. 40°
D. 45°

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Question 487

The minerals of sulphide group are

A. Cinnabar
B. Pyrite
C. Galena
D. All of the above

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Question 488

Venice in Italy and Vienna in Austria are famous for:

A. pottery
B. glass industry
C. chemical industry
D. textile industry

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Question 489

The thermal equator is found [CDS 2011]

A. at the equator
B. south of the geographical equator
C. north of the geographical equator
D. at the tropic of cancer

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Question 490

The earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion) on :

A. June 21st
B. January 3rd
C. July 4th
D. September 23rd

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Question 491

Which of the following are the ideal conditions for the phenomenon of temperatureinversion to occur? [IAS 2001] 1. Long nights 2. Cloudy sky 3. Calm and stable air 4. Dry air

A. I and II
B. I, II and III
C. II, III and IV
D. I, III and IV

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Question 492

Beirut time is two hours ahead and Lima time is five hours behind GMT. The longitudesof Beirut and Lima are respectively: [CPO SI 2002]

A. 75° West and 30° East
B. 70° East and 35° West
C. 30° East and 75° West
D. 35° West and 70° East

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Question 493

The humidity of the air depends upon

A. temperature
B. location
C. weather
D. All of the above

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Question 494

The percentage of the incident radiation reflected back to space is called

A. planet's albedo
B. earth's albedo
C. both are similar terms
D. None of the above

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Question 495

The velocity of winds is related to

A. revolution of the earth
B. rotation of the earth
C. temperature
D. pressure gradient

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Question 496

At 12 noon of December 21, you observe that you cast no shadow as you stand in brightsunlight. So you must be, somewhere near:

A. the Arctic Circle
B. the Tropic of Cancer
C. the Tropic of Capricorn
D. the South Pole

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Question 497

The wettest place in the world is Cherrapunji (Assam). TheHottest place is

A. Azizia (Libya)
B. Ramagundam (India)
C. Stwart Island (New Zealand)
D. Kandy (Sri Lanka)

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Question 498

The _____ mountains crossing the Great Plains and the ____Sea further south separate Europe from Asia.

A. Caucasus, Black
B. Ural, Caspian
C. Carpathian, Mediterranean
D. Balkan, Sea of Azov

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Question 499

Which one among the following is not correct regarding Tsunami? [CDS 2012]

A. Tsunamis have a very long wavelength
B. Tsunamis have a slight swell of about twelve inches about the normal sea surface
C. Tsunamis grow in height when they reach shallower water
D. Tide also play an important role in the generation of Tsunamis

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Question 500

The correct descending order of the leading producers of milk is [UP PCS 2011]

A. China, India, Russia, U.S.A.
B. India, U.S.A., China, Russia
C. U.S.A., India, China, Russia
D. India, China, U.S.A., Russia

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Question 501

The dense mass of small water drops on smoke particles in the lower layers of theatmosphere is :

A. smog
B. frost
C. fog
D. dew

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Question 502

A block of the earth's crust that has remained in position while the ground around it hassubsides is known as : [NDA 2001]

A. horst
B. plain
C. plateau
D. young folded mountain

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Question 503

The only land-locked country in South-East Asia is

A. Laos
B. Thailand
C. Malaysia
D. Kampuchea

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Question 504

Which of the following statements regarding the earth's axis are true? 1. It makes an angle of with the plane of ecliptic 2. It maintains a flexible orientation with respect to the stars 3. It is the most important fact connected with Earth-Sun relationship

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 505

Po river flows through

A. Austria
B. Italy
C. Yugoslavia
D. France

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Question 506

"Haneda" is the name of the international airport in

A. Hong Kong
B. Dacca
C. Tokyo
D. Singapore

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Question 507

A country through which both Equator and Tropic ofCapricorn pass is

A. Brazil
B. Argentina
C. Congo
D. Indonesia

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Question 508

Consider the following statements about rocks: 1. Shale becomes Slate through metamorphosis. 2. Shale is converted to Slate when· it is subjected to tremendous pressure and high temperature. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [NOA 2010]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 509

The Earth's population has ________since the turn of the century

A. Stayed the same
B. doubled
C. trebled
D. multiplied ten times

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Question 510

The number of a topographic map is 47A/16/NW. Its scale must be

A. 1 : 250,000
B. 1 : 100,000
C. 1 : 50,000
D. 1 : 25,000

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Question 511

Which of the following is tropical grassland?

A. Taiga
B. Savannah
C. Pampas
D. Prairies

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Question 512

Mid-latitude forests have: 1. deciduous forests 2. coniferous forests 3. evergreen forests

A. I and II
B. II and III
C. I and II
D. only II

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Question 513

The years 1700, 1800 and 1900 were

A. leap years
B. not leap years
C. famine years
D. years of natural calamities

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Question 514

Which is the correct order of ocean currents in the northern part of Pacific ocean in clockwise direction?

A. North equatorial - California Kuroshio - North equatorial
B. North equatorial – California – Kuroshio - Pacific drift-North equatorial
C. North equatorial - Kuroshio - Pacific drift - North equatorial
D. North equatorial - Pacific drift – Kuroshio – California - North equatorial

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Question 515

The 38th parallel separates:

A. North Korea and South Korea
B. East Germany and West Germany
C. China and Tibet
D. Asia and Europe

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Question 516

Some riven and canals have locks across them in order to

A. collect taxes
B. ensure safety
C. control the level of water
D. load or unload freight

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Question 517

Consider the following statements: While it is 6.30 AM (Sunday) in London, it is around 1. 2.30 AM (Sunday) in Honolulu (Hawaii) 2. 8.30 PM (Saturday) in Honolulu (Hawaii) 3. 3.30 PM (Sunday) in Tokyo 4. 1.30 AM (Sunday) in Tokyo Which of these statements is/are correct? [Asstt Comm PF 2002]

A. 4 only
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 4
D. 2 and 4

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Question 518

What does the machine tool industry produce?

A. It produces tools for the repair of machines
B. It produces machines with a high component of precision tools
C. It produces machines which can be used by other industries for the production of their finished goods
D. None of these

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Question 519

What is approximately the quantum of the pressure exertedby the atmosphere at sea level?

A. one kg per sq km
B. one kg per sq mtr
C. five kg per sq cm
D. five kg per sq mtr

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Question 520

The mean radius of the earth is approximately:

A. 3200 km
B. 6400 km
C. 9600 km
D. 12800 km

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Question 521

____ is a land locked country.

A. Bangladesh
B. Myanmar
C. Nepal
D. Sri Lanka

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Question 522

The moat abundant element in sea water is

A. Sodium
B. Chlorine
C. Magnesium
D. Sulphur

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Question 523

Uranus takes _____ years to orbit the Sun.

A. 48
B. 84
C. 50
D. 60

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Question 524

Loess Plateau is situated in ___________.

A. Malaya
B. Thailand
C. China
D. Korea

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Question 525

Shortest air route from New Delhi to Vancouver will be :

A. New Delhi - Bangkok - Tokyo - Vancouver
B. New Delhi - London - New York - Vancouver
C. New Delhi - Moscow - London - Vancouver
D. New Delhi - Paris - New York – Vancouver

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Question 526

The ocean water is saline due to

A. evaporation of its surface
B. volume of fresh water added by rainfall
C. salts are already present in sea water
D. both (a) and (b)

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Question 527

The relative abundance of dissolved salts in seawater in descending order is as follows

A. chlorine, sodium, sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium
B. sodium, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sulphate, calcium
C. chlorine, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, sulphate
D. chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulphate

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Question 528

The following statements are made about ocean currents: 1. They are warm off the west coast of continents within the tropics 2. They move clockwise in the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere 3. They move clockwise in the oceans of the Northern Hemisphere Which of the above are correct?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

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Question 529

Which of the following is NOT correctly matched?

A. Shivasamudram Falls - Kaveri
B. Dhuandhar Falls - Narmada
C. Sahastra dhara Falls - Baldy
D. Gerosoppa Falls - Kaveri

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Question 530

In which city the headquarters of Asian Development Bank is there?

A. Luanda
B. Tirana
C. Kabul
D. Manila

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Question 531

The Strait connecting Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal is: [IES 1991]

A. Bering Strait
B. Dover Strait
C. Palk Strait
D. Vermosa Strait

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Question 532

World's leading producer of fertilizers is:

A. U.K.
B. India
C. U.S.A.
D. Russia

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Question 533

People living in Sweden generally belong to

A. Mediterranean
B. Alpine
C. Nordic
D. Mongoloid

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Question 534

‘Green House Effect’ means:

A. pollution in houses in tropical regions
B. trapping of solar energy due to atmospheric oxygen
C. trapping of solar energy due to atmospheric carbon dioxide
D. cultivation in green houses so as to check pollution

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Question 535

Which of the following is a cold wind?

A. Buran
B. Foehn
C. Chinook
D. Sirocco

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Question 536

Which of the following are reasons for the chief fishing grounds being located incontinental shelf areas where cold and warm currents meet? 1. Warm currents are rich in phosphates and nitrates 2. Plankton - the chief fish feed - thrives in these regions 3. The meeting of cold and warm currents allows the water to be well aerated 4. The epicontinental seas allow sunlight to reach almost to the bottom

A. I and III
B. II and IV
C. I, II and III
D. II, III and IV

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Question 537

What is the similarity between Milwaukee Deep, Java Trench and Challenger Deep?[CDS 2011]

A. They all are trenches in the Pacific Ocean
B. They are the deepest points of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, respectively
C. They all are trenches in the Indian Ocean
D. They all are deeps of the Atlantic Ocean

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Question 538

The smallest amongst the following oceans is ______.

A. The Arctic Ocean
B. The Indian Ocean
C. The Atlantic Ocean
D. The Pacific Ocean

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Question 539

Which or the following is a rift valley?

A. The Amazon Valley
B. The Thames Valley
C. The Rhine Valley
D. The Mississippi Valley

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Question 540

Which of the following features may occur when lava cool at the surface

A. Basalt plateau
B. Still
C. Batholith
D. Dyke

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Question 541

The sea with one of the highest salinities in the world is _________

A. the Dead Sea
B. the Red Sea
C. the Arabian Sea
D. the Baltic Sea

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Question 542

The Waterfall with the greatest meterage in the fall is

A. The Jog Falls, India
B. The Victoria Falls, Africa
C. The Niagara Falls, N America
D. The Salto Angel Falls, S America

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Question 543

The ionosphere includes

A. mesosphere
B. thermosphere
C. thermosphere and exosphere
D. thermosphere, exosphere and mesosphere

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Question 544

Which statements are true about both Japan and China?

A. Japan and China share religious values
B. Japan does not place restrictions on religion and reproduction like China does
C. Japan is a constitutional monarchy, while China is a communist state
D. All of the above

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Question 545

The greatest diversity of animal and plant species occurs in : [IAS 1994]

A. temperate deciduous forests
B. tropical moist forests
C. heavily polluted rivers
D. deserts and Savannas

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Question 546

The cold and dense air blowing down the mountain slope during the night is known as:

A. anabatic wind
B. khamsin
C. katabatic wind
D. harmattan

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Question 547

The intensity of earthquakes is measured on : [NDA 1992]

A. Beaufort scale
B. Richter scale
C. Secant scale
D. Mercalli scale

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Question 548

The famous ' Ring of fire ' which account for 68% of an earthquakes occuring in the earth is in the

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Pacific Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

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Question 549

Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?

A. Buenos Aires-Dairy Products
B. Bangkok-Aircrafts
C. Manchester-Cotton Textiles
D. Plymouth-Ship building

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Question 550

The planets that are called superior planets are

A. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter
B. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
C. Mercury, Pluto, Venus, Neptune and Earth
D. Earth, Uranus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter

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Question 551

The greatest variety of animal and plant species is found in

A. temperate grasslands
B. tropical moist forests
C. tundra regions
D. in hot deserts

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Question 552

Which of the following is an example of Mid-latitude desert ?

A. Sahara desert
B. Arabian desert
C. Thar desert
D. Patagonia desert

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Question 553

In Germany the Mittle Land Canal runs from the

A. Elbe to the Wesser
B. Oder to the Elbe
C. Rhine to the Wesser
D. Rhine to the Oder

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Question 554

Consider the following statements with reference to tornadoes: 1. Tornadoes are smaller and more intense than hurricanes. 2. Tornadoes are most abundant along the eastern coast of India. 3. The average tornado lasts for less than one hour. 4. Tornadoes are most common in the afternoons in the early summer. Which of these statements are correct? [CDS 2002]

A. 1, 3 and 4
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 555

'The Scented Isle' in the Mediterranean Sea is

A. Sardinia
B. Corsica
C. Sicily
D. Crete

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Question 556

First railway line in the world, was laid in :

A. Western U.S.A.
B. North-East England
C. Federal Republic of Germany
D. Russia

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Question 557

In which region China type climate is found?

A. South Japan
B. South West Korea
C. Natalin Africa
D. All of the above

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Question 558

_____ grasses are known as elephant grasses.

A. Prairie
B. Steppe
C. Savannah
D. Llanos

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Question 559

In which city was Ariana Grande performing in when her concert was hit by a terrorist attack in May 2017?

A. Manchester
B. Birmingham
C. Liverpool
D. London

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Question 560

The biggest railway Junction in the United States is

A. New York
B. Chicago
C. St Louis
D. Washington DC

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Question 561

The IMBEX 2018-19 started between India and which country?

A. Afghanistan
B. Myanmar
C. China
D. Nepal

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Question 562

St Andreas Fault passes close to the US city of

A. Los Angeles
B. New Orleans
C. Hollywood
D. San Francisco

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Question 563

Where are most or the Earth's active volcanoes concentratedat present?

A. South America
B. Africa
C. Pacific Ocean
D. Europe

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Question 564

The Srnith-tuttle comet will crash with Earth in: [IAS 2003]

A. 2106 AD
B. 2116 AD
C. 2126 AD
D. 2136 AD

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Question 565

Which of the following is the largest of the inner planets? [IAS 1990]

A. Venus
B. Mercury
C. Mars
D. Earth

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Question 566

Quartz composed of which two elements

A. Iron and magnesium
B. Iron and oxygen
C. Oxygen and silicon
D. Silicon and iron

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Question 567

Which or the following is mainly responsible for causingdiscomfort to mountaineers?

A. steep height
B. extreme cold
C. lack of oxygen
D. lack of shelter

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Question 568

South Asian University (SAU), a joint SARC University of SAARC Nations, has been established in___________.

A. New Delhi
B. Male
C. Colombo
D. Dhaka

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Question 569

The 38th parallel separates

A. North Vietnam from South Vietnam
B. South Korea from North Korea
C. Hungary from Serbia
D. Afghanistan from Uzbekistan

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Question 570

How are the caves of the world's greatest fold mountains formed?

A. Regular movement
B. Vertical movement
C. Horizontal movement
D. Compressional movement

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Question 571

Which of the following pairs of countries are the leading manufacturers of cement inthe world?

A. U.S.A. and Russia
B. Japan and Russia
C. China and India
D. U.S.A. and U.K.

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Question 572

The major countries of central America are

A. Belize, Costa Rica, Panama
B. China, Taiwan, Japan
C. Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
D. All of the above

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Question 573

Which of the following is not a minor product derived fromforests?

A. Nuts and Gums
B. Tannin
C. Pitch and Turpentine
D. Pulp

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Question 574

"Mohs' Scale" is used to indicate the: [IAS 2003]

A. degree of brittleness of a substance
B. degree of hardness of minerals.
C. degree of viscosity of a liquid
D. degree of elasticity of a material

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Question 575

Antipodes are:

A. lines joining places having a time difference of 12 hours
B. places diametrically opposite on earth's surface
C. places located at a point where degree of latitude is equal to degree of longitude
D. lines joining places having the same depths

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Question 576

Which country is the largest producer of Rice?

A. Brazil
B. China
C. United States
D. India

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Question 577

The low latitude zone of globe extends between

A. Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer
B. North pole to South pole
C. Tropic of Capricorn and equator
D. Equator and Tropic of Cancer

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Question 578

Which of the following tribes and their area of inhabitance is incorrect ?

A. Samoyeds - Asiatic Tundra
B. Gaucho - Uruguay
C. Bindibus - Algeria
D. Tartars – Siberia

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Question 579

The process of water getting evaporated from the surface ofleaves is known as

A. evaporation
B. evapo-transpiration
C. transpiration
D. transportation

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Question 580

Which one of the following characteristics is NOT found in the convectional rainfall ? [CDS 2002]

A. Drizzling
B. Lightning and thunder
C. Torrential rain
D. Afternoon rain

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Question 581

Which of the following towns is incorrectly matched to its chief industry ?

A. Chicago-Agricultural Implements
B. Kansas-Meat Packing
C. Los Angeles-Automobiles
D. Dresden-Optical Apparatus

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Question 582

Cold currents have cooling effect on the shore of:

A. Peru
B. Japan
C. Western Europe
D. Alaska

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Question 583

The hunting and gathering economy can support only

A. 1 person per sq. km
B. 3 persons per sq. km
C. 5 persons per sq. km
D. 7 persons per sq. km

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Question 584

Coastline formed by a drowned river mouth is a

A. Fjord
B. Dalmatian
C. Ria
D. Haff

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Question 585

There are two types of crusts – the continental and the oceanic. The continental crust is

A. thicker below the plains than below mountains
B. thicker below the mountains than below the plains
C. almost same all over
D. thicker under the oceans than under the seas

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Question 586

The International Date Line makes slight deviation from 180° meridian so that it : [I.Tax & Central Excise 1990]

A. divides the land masses under the same administration
B. does not divide the Bering strait
C. does not divide a group of islands under the same administration
D. divides the Pacific Ocean into two equal halves

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Question 587

Which of the following countries has the greatest length ofinland waterways?

A. The United States
B. The Former USSR
C. Germany
D. France

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Question 588

Trees with hardwood and dense canopy are generally found in : [Stenographers' Exam1993]

A. deciduous forests
B. evergreen forests
C. tidal forests
D. alpine forests

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Question 589

For short-term climatic perdictions, which one of the following events is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the Indian sub-continent?

A. La Nina
B. Movement of Jet Streams
C. El Nino and Southern Oscillations
D. Greenhouse effect on global level

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Question 590

Which of the following climatic characteristic is related to tropical deserts?

A. Low Pressure throughout the year
B. Most of the rain falls in winter
C. Very high daily range of temperature
D. Very low daily range of temperature

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Question 591

A person sets off from Alaska on a Tuesday and reaches New Zealand the next daywhich will be :

A. Tuesday
B. Wednesday
C. Thursday
D. Friday

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Question 592

Suez Canal links

A. Mediterranean Sea and Caribbean Sea
B. Black Sea and Baltic Sea
C. Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
D. Arabian Sea and Red Sea

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Question 593

The G-77 is a coalition of developing nation, what was the venue of G-77, 2017 summit?

A. Indonesia
B. Ecuador
C. South Korea
D. Argentina

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Question 594

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched? [I. Tax & Central Excise 1990]

A. Tundra region - Lichens and Mosses
B. Mediterranean region - Groundnut and Potato
C. China Type region - Tea and Sugarbeet
D. West-European region - Corn and Wheat

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Question 595

The same side of the moon always faces the Earth because: [Railways 1994]

A. Moon and the Earth have gravitational force
B. Moon cannot change its position
C. the period of rotation of the Moon on its axis and period of revolution around' the Earth is almost the same
D. the period of rotation of the Moon is not equal to the period of rotation of the Earth

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Question 596

Evening sun is not a shot as the mid-day sun. What is the reason? [NDA 2008]

A. In the evening, radiations travel slowly
B. In the evening, the temperature of the sun decreases
C. Ozone in atmosphere absorbs more light in the evening
D. In the evening, radiations travel larger distance through atmosphere

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Question 597

Consider the following statements: 1. A hurricane acquires its spin from the Coriolis effect. 2. The diameter of the hurricane decreases as it moves away from low latitudes. 3. The diameter of a hurricane is never below 150 km. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 598

Which of the following is not a tropical cyclone?

A. typhoon
B. tornado
C. hurricane
D. willy-willy

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Question 599

Which of the following phenomenon is/are the effect of the rotation of the Earth? [IAS2003] 1. Apparent movement of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. 2. Flatness of the poles and bulge at the Equator. 3. Occurrence of' sunrise, noon and sunset 4. Magnetic field of the earth.

A. 1 and 3
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Question 600

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

A. Roaring forties are the southern latitudes where Westerlies are prevalent
B. Monsoons are local seasonal winds
C. Doldrum belt lies between 10°N and 10°S latitudes
D. Horse latitudes are found between Trade winds and Westerlies

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Question 601

The Homolographic projection has the correct representation of

A. shape
B. area
C. baring
D. distance

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Question 602

What is the capital of East Timor ? [CDS 2004]

A. Darwin
B. DiIi
C. Semarang
D. Yogyakarta

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Question 603

In both the hemispheres the trade winds blow towards the

A. Equator
B. horse latitudes
C. sub polar low pressure belts
D. poles

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Question 604

The imaginary axis at which the earth rotates remains inclined at an angle of ____ to the plane of earth's orbit.

A. 441/2
B. 551/2
C. 661/2
D. 0

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Question 605

The world's largest delta system is the _________

A. The Nile, Egypt
B. Ganges-Brahmaputra, India/ Bangladesh
C. The Mississippi, USA
D. The Amazon , Brazil

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Question 606

Canals serve as passage of communication in the city of ___inItaly.

A. Rome
B. Venice
C. Turin
D. Genoa

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Question 607

How many kilometres are represented by 1° of latitude? [CDS 2011]

A. 321 km
B. 211 km
C. 111 km
D. 91 km

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Question 608

The major control over the form of the developing slope is exerted by

A. inputs to the hill slope
B. outputs from the hill slope
C. balance between inputs and outputs from the hill slope system
D. None of the above

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Question 609

Deciduous trees

A. grow in abundance in dry places
B. grow straight
C. never bear fruit
D. shed their leaves at a certain season

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Question 610

The phenomenon of an opening occurring in the Earth's surface through which a Jet of hot water and steam is forced out at irregular intervals is called

A. hot spring
B. geyser
C. cyclone
D. volcano

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Question 611

The Ice age ended about ____ years ago.

A. 140
B. 1400
C. 14000
D. 140000

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Question 612

What percentage or all water available on the Earth iscontained in the oceans?

A. 50%
B. 70%
C. 86%
D. 97%

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Question 613

The Canals in Western Europe are mainly used for:

A. irrigation
B. inland navigation
C. ship building
D. trade

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Question 614

The longest railway platform is :

A. London (U.K.)
B. Moscow (Russia)
C. Kharagpur (India)
D. New York (U.S.A.)

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Question 615

Hemp of Mesta, Ramie and Kapok are

A. food crops
B. fodder crops
C. fibre crops
D. plantation crops

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Question 616

The river Irrawaddy is the life blood of

A. Myanmar
B. Bangladesh
C. Thailand
D. Laos

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Question 617

Why does temperature increase with increase in height inStratosphere?

A. Closeness of the sun
B. Decrease in atmospheric pressure
C. Concentration of ozone
D. None of these

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Question 618

When a descending air contracts and its volume decreases, what happens to its temperature? [IAS 2009]

A. Its temperature decreases
B. Its temperature increases
C. Its temperature remains constant
D. Its temperature first increases, then decreases

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Question 619

If one watches a distant ship coming towards the shorethrough a telescope one first sees

A. its hull
B. its funnel
C. its mast
D. the ship

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Question 620

The permanent secretariat of OIC is located in

A. Makkah
B. Riyadh
C. Jeddah
D. Madina

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Question 621

The country with the highest density is :

A. China
B. Bangladesh
C. India
D. Singapore

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Question 622

Major wheat and rice producing area in China is:

A. Hwang-Ho basin
B. Yangtse-basin
C. Si-Kiang basin
D. All the above

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Question 623

Through which continents does the equator pass

A. Asia
B. Africa
C. South America
D. All the above

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Question 624

Where is "The Geysers", the world's largest geothermal field, containing a complex of 22 geothermal power plants, located?

A. Rio
B. New Orleans
C. Moscow
D. San Francisco

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Question 625

The shortest day in Australia will be on:

A. June 21
B. December 22
C. September 23
D. March 21

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Question 626

The import of crude oil and petroleum done from national oil companies of producer countries, which have a net exportable surplus of oil is by

A. term contracts
B. term tenders
C. monthly tenders
D. All the above

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Question 627

The mode or lire or people living in Monsoon regions is

A. commercial grainfarming
B. cattle rearing
C. intensive subsistence cultivation
D. plantation agriculture

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Question 628

The greatest known ocean depth (which lies in the Pacific Ocean) is :

A. 8,890 m
B. 9,653 m
C. 10,589 m
D. 11,033 m

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Question 629

The meridian passing through London is called the

A. equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Prime Meridian of 0° Meridian
D. Tropic of Capricorn

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Question 630

Which of the following gases is most predominant in the Sun?

A. Helium
B. Hydrogen
C. Nitrogen
D. Ozone

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Question 631

Which of the following is/are matched correctly? 1. Earthquake's origin - seismic focus 2. Epicentre - point on earth's surface directly above seismic focus 3. 5 waves - similar to sound waves 4. Richter scale - severity of earthquake

A. 1, 2, 2003
B. 1, 2, 3 and 4
C. 2 and 4
D. 3 and 4

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Question 632

The highest mountain peak of Oceania is

A. Mt. Victoria, Papua New Guinea
B. Mt. Kosciusko, Australia
C. Mt. Cook, South Island (New Zealand)
D. Puncak Jaya, Indonesia.

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Question 633

Consider the following statements about anticyclones: (1) The winds are divergent, and spiral out from the centre of high pressure (2) The air moves clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and anticlockwise in Southern Hemisphere (3) It is accompanied by heavy rainfall (4) A sudden rise in barometric reading heralds the approach of anticyclone Which of these statements are correct?

A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 634

Yokohama and Kobe are the main centres of ship building industry in:

A. Japan
B. South Korea
C. North Korea
D. China

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Question 635

Which one of the following activities occupies the largest area of the world? [IAS 2004]

A. Commercial plantation
B. Pastoral herding
C. Commercial grain farming
D. Subsistence agriculture

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Question 636

Dome mountain are the result of

A. Intrusion of magma
B. Folding
C. Frictions at the joints of the rocks
D. Faulting

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Question 637

Which country taken over the Chair of the Group of 77 (G-77) for 2019?

A. Palestine
B. Australia
C. Iran
D. Iraq

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Question 638

Molten rock below the surface of the earth is called:

A. Basalt
B. Laccolith
C. Lava
D. Magma

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Question 639

The earth's annual circuit round the sun covers a distance of:

A. 1,096 million kms
B. 1,036 million kms
C. 966 million kms
D. 896 million kms

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Question 640

Silk textiles are mainly produced in:

A. Japan and U.S.A.
B. Japan and China
C. China and India
D. U.S.A. and U.K.

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Question 641

Which of the following statements about Stratosphere is incorrect?

A. It is the region in the atmosphere above tropopause
B. It contains ozone layer which prevents ultraviolet radiations of sun from reaching to the earth
C. It is not free from the violent weather changes occurring on the earth
D. It provides ideal flying conditions

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Question 642

Which of the following absorbs the insolation from the sun and preserves the earth's radiated heat, thus acting like a blanket allowing the earth neither to become too cold nor too hot?

A. Dust
B. Water vapour
C. Ozone
D. Nitrogen

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Question 643

Cut off loops of rivers are known as

A. Bajada
B. Meanders
C. Oxbow lake
D. Levee

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Question 644

The tropical easterlies wind lie at

A. 0-30o latitude
B. 30-60o latitude
C. 60-90o latitude
D. 10-40o latitude

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Question 645

East African Valleys, streching from East Africa through Red Sea to Syria is an example of

A. river valley
B. rift valley system
C. glaciated valley
D. a canyon

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Question 646

Which of the following statements with regard to the term 'great circle' is not correct?

A. Equator is a great circle
B. A ship can save fuel and time by following the great circle arc between two points
C. Only one great circle can be drawn on a sphere
D. A great circle results when a plane passes through the centre of a sphere

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Question 647

The position of a planet when it is nearest to the Sun, is called:

A. perihelion
B. apihelion
C. apigee
D. perigee

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Question 648

Coral reefs are formed by : [IAS 2004]

A. volcanic rocks
B. marine sediments
C. chlorine material precipitated from sea water
D. tiny colonial marine animals which construct limestone skeleton material

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Question 649

Which of the following deserts does not lie in the Northern Hemisphere?

A. Gobi
B. Kalahari
C. Sahara
D. Thar

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Question 650

In which ecosystem grassland is included?

A. Terrestrial
B. Marine
C. Artificial
D. Fresh water

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Question 651

Rubber is the coagulated Juice or latex or an equatorial treecalled

A. Ebony
B. Mahogany
C. Cinchona
D. Hevea

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Question 652

The initial increase of magnetic field in magnetic storms is caused

A. when the shock wave, associated with the gusty solar wind, compresses the magnetosphere
B. when there is a large decrease in field intensity
C. when the gust wind itself engulfs the magnetosphere
D. None of the above

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Question 653

Consider the following statements: [IAS 2004] 1. Germany and America are the two largest producers of wind-power 2. America has nuclear energy generation capacity of around 100,000 MW 3. America has more nuclear reactors than any other country in the world Which of the statements given above are correct?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 654

The point in the orbit of a moon that is farthest from the Earth and at which the moon'svelocity is at a minimum, the known as:

A. Apehelion
B. Apigee
C. Umbra
D. Perihelion

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Question 655

17th Parallel separates:

A. North and South America
B. North and South Korea
C. North and South Vietnam
D. North and South Yemen

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Question 656

What comes first latitude or longitude?

A. Latitude
B. Longitude
C. Both A & B
D. None of the above

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Question 657

The metamorphism which involves the chemical replacement of elements in rock minerals when gases and liquids permute into bedrock is called

A. metasomatic metamorphism
B. dynamic metamorphism
C. thermal metamorphism
D. contact metamorphism

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Question 658

The longest ship canal in the world is the

A. Suez canal, Egypt
B. Kiel canal, Germany
C. Panama canal, Central America
D. St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)

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Question 659

A stretch of sea water, partly or fully separated by a narrow strip from the main sea is called

A. Bay
B. Isthmus
C. Lagoon
D. Strait

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Question 660

Which one of the following natural regions is best known for the production of grapes? [IAS 2004]

A. Hot deserts
B. Monsoon
C. Equatorial
D. Mediterranean

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Question 661

The first steam boat was built by

A. Stevenson
B. Newton
C. James Watt
D. Robert Fulton

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Question 662

The Lena river passes through which country?

A. China
B. USA
C. Russia
D. Brazil

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Question 663

Upper Volta is the old name of:

A. Angola
B. Cape Verde
C. Burkina Faso
D. Burkina

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Question 664

' Mohs scale ' is used to indicate the

A. degree of brittleness of a substance
B. degree of hardness of mineral
C. degree of viscosity of a liquid
D. degree of elasticity of a material

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Question 665

Primitive people practice animal rearing  in the tropical grasslands of _______

A. Brazil
B. Northern Australia
C. East Africa
D. Orinoco Basin in South America

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Question 666

The earth is at the least distance from the sun (Perihelion) on :

A. December 22nd
B. January 3rd
C. July 4th
D. June 21st

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Question 667

Which of the following layers of the Earth's atmosphere provide ideal flying conditions for Jet aircraft?

A. Mesosphere
B. Thermosphere
C. Stratosphere
D. Troposphere

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Question 668

The leading state in producing paper is

A. Bihar
B. West Bengal
C. Kerala
D. Orissa

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Question 669

Formation of pot holes in river beds is an example of:

A. hydration
B. erosion
C. corrosion
D. attrition

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Question 670

Which one of the following is not the effect of the revolution of the Earth. [IAS 2003]

A. Change of seasons
B. length of days and nights
C. Determination of latitudes
D. Change in the direction of winds and ocean currents

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Question 671

The pygmies are found in ___.

A. The Congo Basin, Africa
B. Bihar, India
C. Queenslands, Australia
D. Finland, Northern Europe

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Question 672

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

A. the epicentre within the body of the earth
B. the focus on the surface of the earth
C. the focus within the body of the earth
D. the epicentre on the body of the earth

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Question 673

Which one of the following types of volcanic eruptions is not usually explosive? [IAS 2007]

A. Pelean
B. Hawaiian
C. Strombolian
D. Vulcanian

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Question 674

The uppermost epoch of the Neogene period is

A. the Pliocene epoch
B. the Pleistocen epoch
C. the Miocene epoch
D. the Oligocene epoch

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Question 675

Intensity of production declines with distance from the market and the type of land use varies with distance from the market are the two basic tenets of:

A. Von Thunen’s Agriculture Location Theory.
B. Environmental determinism
C. Possibilism
D. Probabilism

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Question 676

The most pleasant elements i.e. summer temperatures rarely above 40o and winters are fairly mild, occur in the

A. tropical mid-latitude zone
B. sub-tropical latitude zone
C. temperature mid-latitude zone
D. sub-temperature latitude zone

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Question 677

"Golan Heights" belonging to a country A were captured by a country B. The countriesA and Bare:

A. Tibet and China
B. Russia and Japan
C. Syria and Israel
D. Iran and Iraq

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Question 678

Podsol is a type of soil which is characteristic of a region under the cover of ____forest.

A. deciduous
B. coniferous
C. evergreen
D. alpine

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Question 679

Silk production in the world has declined because of

A. lack of demand
B. lack of remunerative prices
C. growing competition from man-made fibres
D. dearth of skilled labour

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Question 680

Which one of the following statements regarding Shooting Stars is incorrect ? [NDA 1995]

A. They are meteors
B. They are the debris which got separated from a comet
C. They emit light due to extremely high temperature caused by friction while they are passing through earth's atmosphere
D. They are a kind of a star

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Question 681

Economy of Brazil is mostly dependent on :

A. tea
B. coffee
C. rice
D. maize

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Question 682

The progressive wave theory regarding of tides was put forth by

A. R.A. Harris
B. Issac Newton
C. William Whewell
D. G.B. Airy

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Question 683

Which of the following is called the "Gateway to the Pacific" ?

A. Suez Canal
B. Panama Canal
C. Bering Sea
D. Gulf of Alaska

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Question 684

The principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks is :

A. Decomposition of sediments
B. Deposition of remains of plants and animals
C. Extreme heat and pressure
D. Solidification of magma

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Question 685

Which one of the following is correct?Benguela current flows: [NDA 2008]

A. along Brazilian coast
B. off Southwest African coast
C. off Spanish and North African coast
D. along West coast of United States

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Question 686

Comets revolve around: [NDA 1990]

A. sun
B. earth
C. venus
D. no single heavenly body

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Question 687

The country which leads in the production of rubber is :

A. Australia
B. Indonesia
C. Malaysia
D. Thailand

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Question 688

The river that runs along the USA-Mexico boundary is

A. Rio-Grande
B. Gila
C. Mississippi
D. Colorado

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Question 689

The smallest country of the world is

A. Italy
B. Vatican city
C. Brazil
D. Canada

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Question 690

Name the highest peak of Antarctica?

A. Nanda Devi
B. Kamet
C. Mount Vinson
D. Mount Everest

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Question 691

Which of the following is not a kharif crop?

A. Jute
B. Maize
C. Mustard
D. Rice

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Question 692

Which of the following countries is the world's largest producer of coal?

A. Russia
B. China
C. India
D. U.S.A.

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Question 693

If the earth's direction of rotation is reversed, what would be the IST when it is noon atthe International Date Line? [IAS 1997]

A. 06.30 hrs
B. 05.30 hrs
C. 18.30 hrs
D. 17.30 hrs

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Question 694

Which one among the following statements relating to an anticyclone is correct? [NDA 2011]

A. Anticyclone is a wind system with a high pressure centre
B. In anticyclone the movement of wind is inward
C. The contribution of an anticyclone towards determining weather of an area is quite significant
D. The movement of wind is clockwise in an anticyclone of southern hemisphere

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Question 695

The percentage of sun's radiation reflected back into space is about

A. 36 percent
B. 47 percent
C. 17 percent
D. None of the above

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Question 696

The "Horn of Africa" includes: [IAS 2003]

A. Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia
B. Namibia, Botswana, Republic of South Africa
C. Senegal, Guinea, Somalia
D. Libya, Egypt, Sudan

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Question 697

The world's highest hydel power project 'Rongtong' is located in :

A. Rangoon
B. Kathmandu
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Beijing

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Question 698

Which set of two rivers form the world's largest delta before their waters flows into therespective sea?

A. Rhine - Seine
B. Nile - Euphrates
C. Ganges - Brahmaputra
D. Danube - Thames

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Question 699

The problem of leaching of the soil is more pronounced in the areas where the rainfall is:

A. scanty
B. less than average
C. average
D. heavy

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Question 700

Consider the following statements regarding global warming: 1. Melting of polar ice caps and subsequently rise in the sea level is the most important effect of global warming. 2. The sea level is likely to rise by one meter by 2070 AD if the present level of global warming is not controlled. 3. All the coral islands in the world will be submerged. 4. By 2044 AD, Fiji is likely to be submerged and rise in the sea level by the same year will pose a grave danger to the Netherlands. Select the correct answer from the following: [UP PCS 2002]

A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 4 only
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 701

Name something switzerland is famous for

A. Apples
B. Alps
C. Aeroplanes
D. Water falls

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Question 702

Which of the following is/are correct in matching the layer of atmosphere and itscharacteristic ? 1. Troposphere : weather phenomena 2. Stratosphere : ozone layer 3. Ionosphere : radio waves reflected to earth's surface 4. Mesosphere : Aurorae

A. I, II, III and IV
B. I, II and IV
C. II and III
D. I, II and III

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Question 703

The reaction between compounds and oxygen is called

A. oxidation
B. hydrolysis
C. carbonation
D. solution

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Question 704

Which of the following continents has the smallest land area?

A. Antarctica
B. Europe
C. North America
D. South America

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Question 705

The earth revolves round the sun in its orbit by approximately:

A. 1° per day
B. 2° per day
C. 3° per day
D. 5° per day

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Question 706

Which of the following are true regarding ionosphere? 1. It is the uppermost layer of atmosphere 2. The molecules and atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in this layer absorb a part of solar radiation and become ionized 3. This layer is responsible for reflecting back the radio wave~ transmitted from the earth

A. I and II
B. I and II
C. II and III
D. I, II and III

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Question 707

Which of the following is a Great Circle?

A. the Equator
B. the 0º longitude
C. 180º longitude
D. Antarctic region

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Question 708

The antipodal position of a place located at 35° south and 80° west is [Asstt Commdt2010]

A. 55° north and 80° east
B. 35° north and 100° east
C. 100°north and 80° east
D. 55° south and 10° east

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Question 709

What is a graticule?

A. The network of intersecting parallels and meridians on a map
B. The network of intersections of Equator and Prime Meridian
C. The intersection of roads
D. The intersection of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn

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Question 710

Given below are names of four oceans: [NDA 1995] 1. Atlantic 2. Arctic 3. Indian 4. Pacific The correct order of these oceans from the smallest to the biggest in terms of area is:

A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 4, 1, 3, 2
C. 3, 4, 1, 2
D. 2, 3, 1, 4

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Question 711

Which of the following is the brightest planet? [Bank PO 1991]

A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Mars
D. Jupiter

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Question 712

The chemically inactive gas present in the atmosphere is :

A. nitrogen
B. argon
C. water vapour
D. oxygen

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Question 713

Which of the following are the factors that are mainly responsible for the movements of surface oceanic currents? 1. Prevailing winds 2. Earth's Rotation 3. Earthquake activity 4. Bottom Topography 5. Difference in the density of seawater

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 5
D. 3, 4 and 5

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Question 714

Which is the proper order of seismic waves as they are received at seismographstation?

A. L-wave, P-wave, S-wave
B. P-wave, L-wave, S-wave
C. P-wave, S-wave, L-wave
D. S-wave, P-wave, L-wave

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Question 715

Which or the following is the longest mountain range?

A. The Himalayas
B. The Rockies
C. The Andes
D. The Caucasus

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Question 716

Why are major fishing areas of the world confined to the temperate zone? 1. Cold and warm currents meet, creating conditions favourable for plankton growth 2. The fish of these waters are highly palatable as human food 3. There is a ready mark, in the land masses of the zone 4. The existence of submarine plateaus help in growth of fish population

A. I, II and IV
B. II, III and IV
C. I, III and IV
D. I, II, III and IV

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Question 717

Which one of the following countries makes maximum use of the geothermal energy?[IAS 2004]

A. New Zealand
B. Japan
C. Iceland
D. Russia

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Question 718

Condensation is a process which occurs when [IAS 2009]

A. temperature falls below 0°C
B. absolute humidity becomes equal to relative humidity
C. temperature in the air parcel remains static
D. relative humidity becomes 100% and more

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Question 719

Which of the following are associated with Saudi Arabia? [IAS 2004] 1. High proportion of urban population 2. Extensive agriculture pattern 3. Considerable extent of land under pasture lands Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

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Question 720

Main hunting ground for blue whales is located in:

A. Antarctic region
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Southern Atlantic Ocean

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Question 721

If you travel along the Suez Canal from Port Said to Suez, you will come across several lakes. Which of the following lakes is not on this Canal? [CDS 2012]

A. Great Bitter Lake
B. Little Bitter Lake
C. Lake Gatun
D. Lake Timsah

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Question 722

Which country imports the most metals?

A. China
B. Japan
C. Africa
D. Australia

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Question 723

A passenger, on his transcontinental railway journey in Europe comes across thefollowing cities: 1. Belgrade 2. Vienna 3. Sophia 4. Prague What is the sequence in which he touches these cities in his east to west journey? [NDA 2001]

A. 1, 3, 4, 2
B. 4, 2, 1, 3
C. 2, 3, 4, 1
D. 3, 1, 2, 4

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Question 724

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

A. granite
B. lava
C. quartz
D. silicates

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Question 725

The northern portion of the western coastal plain is called

A. Konkan plain
B. Malabar coast
C. Coromendel coast
D. None of the above

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Question 726

Petrodava Dacian Fortress is a famous archaeological landmark in

A. Chile
B. Romania
C. Bulgaria
D. France

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Question 727

Pakistan is bordered by

A. Afghanistan, Iraq, India and China
B. Afghanistan, Iran and India
C. Afghanistan, CIS, India and China
D. Afghanistan, Turkey, India and China

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Question 728

Climate of a place is dependent on several factors. Which oneof the following is the most significant?

A. Distance from sea
B. Direction of winds
C. Latitude
D. Ocean currents

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Question 729

The heavier silicates named as 'Sima' or silica + magnesium are most abundant in the

A. crust
B. core
C. mantle
D. ocean floors

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Question 730

Which of the following regions and, dominant crops is wrongly matched?

A. Tropical monsooon-rice
B. Tundra -market gardening
C. Temperate grassland-cereals
D. Cold Temperate-softwood

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Question 731

The extension of the landmass into the sea is shown as the

A. continental slope
B. continental shelf
C. continental mass
D. continental territory

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Question 732

In what way does ocean water move globally?

A. Along cold water currents from the equator to the poles.
B. Along warm water currents from the warmer regions to colder regions
C. Along warm water currents from the equator to the poles
D. None of the above

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Question 733

The oldest rocks found in ocean basins are ____ than the oldest continental rocks.

A. older
B. younger
C. larger
D. smaller

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Question 734

Latitudes include 181 lines while longitudes are 360 lines because:

A. longitude is divided from prime meridian while latitude is from equator
B. longitude is divided from equator while latitude is from prime meridian
C. longitude is a line that connects North Pole to South Pole and latitude is divided from east to west
D. None of these

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Question 735

What is the currency of Japan?

A. yen
B. dirham
C. yuan
D. None of the above

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Question 736

The layer of the atmosphere which provides ideal conditions for flying on et aeroplanes is :

A. troposphere
B. stratosphere
C. ionosphere
D. exosphere

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Question 737

The main dividing line between the geological regions of the Indo Gangetic plain and the peninsula is

A. the Vindhya range
B. the Aravallis
C. the Nilgiri hills
D. the Satpwas

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Question 738

When it is nine o'clock in London, it will be the same time in :

A. Ghana
B. Babon
C. Latvia
D. Norway

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Question 739

Main hunting ground for blue whales is located in

A. Antarctic Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. West Pacific Ocean
D. Southern Indian Ocean

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Question 740

Amazon Rainforest Forests are located in which continent?

A. South America
B. Australia
C. North America
D. Antarctica

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Question 741

The islands of Seychelles are located in the:

A. Arctic Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Pacific Ocean

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Question 742

Cyclones are called as hurricanes in

A. Bangladesh
B. China
C. Gulf of Mexico and Carribean Sea
D. Japan

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Question 743

Cyclonic rainfall largely occurs in

A. Egypy
B. India
C. U.K
D. Mexico

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Question 744

Doldrums are belts of low atmospheric pressure obtained in the regions adjoining theequator to a distance of :

A. 5 degree latitude towards the north only
B. 5 degree latitude towards the south only
C. 5 degree latitude towards north and south
D. 15 degree latitude towards north and south

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Question 745

The latitude also known as the

A. Tropic of Capricorn
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Antarctic Circle
D. Arctic Circle

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Question 746

‘Temperate lows’ are:

A. low pressure areas in cyclones
B. equatorial low pressure belt
C. polar regions which have very low temperatures
D. sub-polar low pressure belts

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Question 747

At the summer solstice, which one of the following latitudes will have the longest night?[NDA 2001]

A. 45°N
B. 45°S
C. 60°N
D. 60°S

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Question 748

Which one of the following is a land-locked country? [CDS 2004]

A. Angola
B. Gabon
C. Tanzania
D. Zimbabwe

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Question 749

_____ is the largest city in Canada and is the terminus of theCanadian Pacific Railway.

A. Toronto
B. Chicago
C. Quebec
D. Halifax

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Question 750

If the original day sediments are subjected to high temperature and pressure, theysuccessively change into rocks, the correct order of which is :

A. Slate, Shale, Schist
B. Shale, Schist, Slate
C. Slate, Schist, Shale
D. Shale, Slate, Schist

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Question 751

The main objective of centrally sponsored Command Area Development programme is

A. improving the utilisation of irrigation potential
B. optimizing agricultural productivity and production from the irrigated area
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 752

A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. is heard at New York on: [NDA 1994]

A. Tuesday at 8.35 p.m.
B. the same day at 7.30 p.m.
C. the same day at 7:30 a.m.
D. Sunday at 8.35 p.m.

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Question 753

An estuary is a place where

A. deposits of mud can be seen at a triangular piece of land
B. silt is deposited near the mouth of a river
C. fresh water collects at the mouth of a river
D. fresh and salt water mix near the mouth of a river

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Question 754

The countries with the lowest and worst economic conditions in the world referred to as the 'Pole of hunger' are

A. European Countries
B. Middle East Countries
C. Mid-West Countries
D. South East Asian Countries

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Question 755

In how many time zones has the world been divided into?

A. 15
B. 24
C. 90
D. 180

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Question 756

The process which leads to the formation of clouds is known as

A. evaporation
B. condensation
C. cloud-transpiration
D. precipitation

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Question 757

Which of the following are true with respect to sedimentary rocks? 1. The rocks are deposited in layers 2. The particles of rocks are at times wholly of organic nature 3. The rocks are not crystalline 4. Their structure is determined by great pressure or heat

A. I, II and III
B. II and III
C. I and IV
D. I and II

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Question 758

Which one of the following characteristics is NOT associated with the tropical cyclones? [NDA 2002]

A. Before the cyclone arrives the air becomes very still and temperature and humidity are high
B. As the front of the vertex arrives, gusty winds develop and thick clouds appear
C. As the cold front passes, the weather changes very rapidly
D. Calm conditions return when the eye of the cyclone arrives

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Question 759

The Cape Route has recently assumed some importance in the shipping world because:

A. the trade through this route has greatly increased with the development of South African States
B. The canal tolls on the Suez Canal are heavy
C. large oil tankers cannot be accommodated in the narrow and comparatively shallow Suez Canal
D. all the above

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Question 760

Which one of the following is not an astronomical object?

A. Pulsar
B. Brittle Star
C. Black Hole
D. Quasar

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Question 761

Latitude of place is indicative of its

A. Temperature
B. Altitude
C. Time
D. Rainfall

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Question 762

Which one among the following best explains the reason for the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experiencing frequent earthquake? [CDS 2011]

A. There are deep ocean trenches along these margins
B. High mountain stretch along the continental margins adjacent to this ocean
C. The currents of the vast Pacific Ocean continue to dash against the continental margins
D. These margins coincide with the plate margins

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Question 763

Which part of the earth's surface receives the highest amount of insolation?

A. Tropical deserts
B. Equatorial region
C. Savanna region
D. No such criteria

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Question 764

Which one of the following countries does not border Mediterranean Sea? [NDA 2004]

A. Malta
B. Libya
C. Italy
D. Bulgaria

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Question 765

The type of igneous rocks which are formed midway between volcanic and plutonicrocks, are known as :

A. Basalt
B. Hypabyssal
C. Laccolith
D. Batholith

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Question 766

The country which is commonly known as 'The Land of Golden Fleece' is: [CDS 1991]

A. Australia
B. Britain
C. France
D. Japan

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Question 767

Which of the following yield teak?

A. Coniferous forests
B. Tropical forests
C. Deciduous forests
D. Himalayan forests

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Question 768

Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system? [IAS 2002]

A. The Earth is the densest of all the planets in our solar system
B. The predominant element in the composition of Earth is silicon
C. The Sun contains 75 percent of the mass of the solar system
D. The diameter of the Sun is 190 times that of the Earth

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Question 769

Which of the following are Tropical Grasslands ? 1. Campos 2. Pampas 3. Savanna 4. Steppes

A. I and IV
B. I and III
C. II and III
D. I and III

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Question 770

What place is designated as 0 degrees longitude?

A. Greenwich
B. Prime meridian
C. Tibet
D. Norway

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Question 771

The hottest place in the world is : [Teachers' Exam 1991]

A. Tehran, Iran
B. Jaisalmer, India
C. Dallol, Ethiopia
D. Azizia, Libya

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Question 772

The Great Barrier Reef is: [CDS 1992]

A. conglomeration of corals in Australian waters
B. Mountains range in Utah, U.S.A.
C. Salt hills of Afghanistan
D. Sub-Oceanic mountain in South China Sea

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Question 773

The only cereal crop which originated in America is

A. rye
B. barley
C. oats
D. corn

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Question 774

In April 2017, diplomatic ties were re-established after 37 years between Cuba and _________.

A. India
B. Morocco
C. Sri Lanka
D. USA

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Question 775

The polar regions of earth cannot support forest growth because

A. the growing season is short in these areas
B. the ground is often frozen or snow or ice covered
C. the rainfall is very low
D. All of these factors

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Question 776

Stars which appear single to the naked eye but are double stars when observed by a telescope, are known as :

A. cosmic stars
B. quasars
C. binaries
D. novae and supernovae

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Question 777

Which among these Islands has coral reef?

A. Aleutian
B. Hawaiian
C. Andaman and Nicobar
D. Falklands Island

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Question 778

The outermost layer of Sun is called:

A. convection zone
B. photosphere
C. chromosphere
D. corona

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Question 779

What helps to maintain the heat budget on the surface of the earth?

A. Incoming insolation in short waves and terrestrial radiation in long waves
B. The atmosphere absorbs heat
C. Incoming solar radiation is reflected
D. The earth absorbs heat

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Question 780

Earthquakes occur due to: [Bank PO 1994]

A. frequent occurrence of cyclones
B. movement of plates of earth, which float on the hot volcanic mantle below the earth's surface
C. too much pressure on land
D. underground nuclear explosions

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Question 781

An important gas in the atmosphere that absorbs sun'sultraviolet rays is

A. Oxygen
B. Nitrogen
C. Ozone
D. Hydrogen

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Question 782

World's principal producer of silver is

A. India
B. Mexico
C. The USA
D. Canada

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Question 783

Which planet was named after the Roman God Zeus

A. Mars
B. Earth
C. Venus
D. Jupiter

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Question 784

Climate of a place is decided by

A. latitude
B. altitude
C. proximity to sea
D. All of them

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Question 785

The rainfall in the peninsular interior averages about

A. 650 mm a year
B. 750 mm a year
C. 850 mm a year
D. 550 mm a year

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Question 786

The heavier silicates named 'Sima’ or silica + magnesium are most abundant in the:

A. crust
B. core
C. mantle
D. ocean floors

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Question 787

World famous Kaieteur Falls is situated on which river?

A. Potaro
B. Mississippi
C. St. Lawrence
D. Zambezi

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Question 788

The cold Labrador current brings nine months winter to :

A. USA
B. Eastern Newfoundland
C. Western Norway
D. Northern Sweden

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Question 789

Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass? [IAS2006]

A. Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia
B. Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia
C. Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia
D. Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia

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Question 790

The largest dune files are found in

A. Middle East
B. North Africa
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 791

Name the mountain that separates France and Spain.

A. Alps
B. Pyrenees
C. Jura
D. Vosges

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Question 792

The tropical grasslands of Africa are known as:

A. Steppes
B. Savannas
C. Pampas
D. Downs

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Question 793

Which country is the largest oil producer in the world :

A. Kuwait
B. U.S.A.
C. Russia
D. None of these

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Question 794

The essential feature of shifting cultivation is

A. rotation of crops
B. rotation of fields
C. single cropping
D. use of plenty of fertilizer

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Question 795

The southernmost part of the world is

A. Cape of Good Hope, Africa
B. Cape of Horn, South America
C. Colombo, Sri Lanka
D. Wellington, New Zealand

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Question 796

Which Asian Country remains the most live-able for Asian Expatriates?

A. Singapore
B. Malaysia
C. Cambodia
D. Thailand

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Question 797

Why do Fold Mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks? [CDS 2011]

A. Due to deposition of sediments in a valley for millions of years
B. Due to accumulation of sediments in a geosyncline
C. The plains were folded into mountains
D. The sediments were folded into recumbent and nappe folds

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Question 798

Who among the following was first to measure the circumference of the Earth? [NDA2008]

A. Eratosthenes
B. Aristotle
C. Hecataeus
D. Herodotus

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Question 799

The phenomenon of 'trade winds' takes place due to [NDA 2011]

A. conduction of heat
B. convection of heat
C. radiation
D. None of the above

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Question 800

Cyclone is a system of wind blowing: [CBI 1991]

A. spirally outwards from a high pressure region
B. spirally towards low pressure region
C. in a straight line from high to low pressure region
D. from Ball of Bengal towards Bangladesh annually

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Question 801

The salinity or the sea is maximum at the

A. Indian Ocean
B. Red Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. Atlantic Ocean

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Question 802

Pilgrim Fathers are the earliest migrants to

A. Australia
B. South America
C. North America
D. Central America

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Question 803

Because of which one of the following factors, clouds do not precipitate in deserts?[CDS 2009]

A. Low pressure
B. Low humidity
C. High wind velocity
D. High temperature

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Question 804

Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to Milky Way? 1. It is a spiral galaxy. 2. The solar system resides in one of its spiral arms. Select the correct answer using the codes given below [NDA 2008]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 805

In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area? [IAS 2010]

A. Montane Wet Temperate Forest
B. Sub- tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
C. Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest
D. Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest

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Question 806

The major pedogenic process acting on soils at the macro scale are

A. laterisation and podsolisation
B. calcification and salinisation
C. salinisation and gleisation
D. All of the above

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Question 807

Mount Kilimanjaro is in

A. Alaska
B. Argentina
C. Chile
D. Tanzania

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Question 808

The average salinity of the sea water is ____ parts perthousand.

A. 25
B. 35
C. 50
D. 60

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Question 809

Atacama  desert is located in

A. dense forest
B. grassland
C. Scrub
D. all of these

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Question 810

All the watches of a country are set according to :

A. local time
B. standard time of the country
C. greenwich mean time
D. time of sunrise and sunset

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Question 811

In which season is the frequency of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal maximum?

A. During autumn
B. After summer
C. During winter
D. During monsoon

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Question 812

The zones of excessively dry climate with very cold temperature throughout the yearcorrespond to: [IES 1993]

A. Alpine meadows
B. Antarctica
C. Arctic deserts
D. Tundra

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Question 813

Knesset is the name of the parliament of which country ?

A. Tunisia
B. Israel
C. Egypt
D. Lebanon

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Question 814

Fjords abound the coast of

A. Sweden
B. France
C. Norway
D. Germany

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Question 815

Where is the Gobi desert located?

A. Northern China
B. Southern Mangolia
C. Both A & B
D. Southern China

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Question 816

Land of Fishermen' refers to

A. Europe
B. Former USSR
C. Norway
D. Japan

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Question 817

The spring season in the north temperate zone is when

A. the sun is directly overhead the equator
B. the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer
C. the sun returns to equator
D. the sun is at the Tropic of Cancer

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Question 818

The flat temperate grasslands of the Hungarian plains areknown as _______.

A. Steppe
B. Prairies
C. Pampas
D. Pusztas

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Question 819

The formation of Extrusive rocks takes place:

A. By solidification of magma above the earth's surface
B. Due to excessive pressure at great depths
C. By deposition of magma at a great depth
D. At an intermediate depth by transformation

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Question 820

The time of Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich time Cairo is situated at :

A. 27° East
B. 28° West
C. 30° East
D. 30° West

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Question 821

How does the Sun get its energy

A. From gravitational pressure
B. From nuclear fission
C. From nuclear fusion
D. None of the above

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Question 822

Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? [Teachers' Exam 1994]

A. The Mediterranean Region- Summer rain
B. The Equatorial Region-Heavy convectional shower
C. The Monsoon Region-Heavy rain throughout the year
D. The Desert Region-Winter rain

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Question 823

When almost all the elevated portions are worn down by river erosion reducing an area to almost a plain region, it is termed as [CDS 1992]

A. Fanplain
B. Panplain
C. Pediplain
D. Peneplain

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Question 824

Podsol is a type of soil which is characteristic of a region under the cover of _________forest

A. deciduous
B. coniferous
C. evergreen
D. alpine

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Question 825

The most recent and logical concept regarding the origin of ocean basins and continents is that of

A. continental data
B. conventional current
C. plate tectesic
D. cooling process

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Question 826

'Roaring Forties' are

A. waterfalls in canada
B. cyclonic winds
C. the turbulent years in world History from 1940 to 1944
D. westerly winds blowing through out the year over the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere between 40 degrees and 60 degrees south

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Question 827

Which of the following regions specializes in the cultivation of citrus fruits? [I. Tax & Central excise 1994]

A. Equatorial region
B. Mediterranean region
C. Polar region
D. Tundra region

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Question 828

The process of weathering results into

A. the complete loss of particular atoms or the compounds from the weathered surface
B. the addition of specific atoms or compounds to the weathered surface
C. a breakdown of one mass in to two or more masses, with no chemical change in the mineral or rock
D. All of the above

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Question 829

The largest fish exporting region in the world is

A. the north-east atlantic region
B. the north-east pacific region
C. the north-west pacific region
D. the south-east asian region

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Question 830

Mountain of accumulation is

A. Volcanic mountains
B. Block mountains
C. Residual mountains
D. Fold mountains

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Question 831

Sunspots generally wax and wane over a/an

A. 11-year cycle
B. 25-year cycle
C. 3-year cycle
D. 15-year cycle

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Question 832

The World's largest shipping canal is:

A. Suez in Egypt
B. Panama in America
C. Kiel in Germany
D. Gota in Sweden

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Question 833

If i wanted to reach the South Atlantic from the South Pacific while touching South America , I would have to use

A. Florida Straits
B. Dardaelles
C. Magellan Straits
D. Bosporus

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Question 834

A fumarole is

A. a small crack on the side of volcano ejecting gas and steam
B. a river truncated by river piracy
C. a rock projecting through ice cap
D. an underground cavern

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Question 835

Which of the following countries border touches with China?

A. Uzbekistan
B. Thailand
C. Vietnam
D. South Korea

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Question 836

The age of the Earth is approximately

A. 1000 million years
B. 4600 million years
C. 3000 million years
D. 100 million years

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Question 837

Who discovered the solar system

A. Copernicus
B. Kepler
C. Aryabhatta
D. Newton

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Question 838

Consider the following statements: 1. Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich and is at 0° Longitude. 2. International Date Line, on the map appears as a straight line along 180° Longitude. 3. While crossing International Date Line from east to west, one gains a day. 4. Tropic of Cancer lies at Latitude. Which of these statements are correct? [Asstt Comm PF 2002]

A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1 and 3
D. 1 and 4

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Question 839

Which of the following trees is not a soft wood variety?

A. Fir
B. Mahogany
C. Pine
D. Spruce

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Question 840

The deepest or the Oceanic trenches is the ______ trench.

A. Mariana
B. Puerto Rico
C. Japanese
D. Sunda

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Question 841

Inversion of temperature refers to _____ temperature withheight.

A. decrease in
B. increase in
C. constant
D. both increase and decrease in

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Question 842

The habitats valuable for commercially harvested species are called

A. coral reefs
B. sea grass bed
C. hot spots
D. None of the above

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Question 843

Which of the following statements characterize the anticyclones? 1. Anticyclones are low pressure systems. 2. They are characterized by divergent wind circulation. 3. They are indicative of dry weather conditions. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: [NDA 2008]

A. 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1 only

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Question 844

The planet Mercury is difficult to be observed most of the time because:

A. it gets hidden behind Venus
B. it goes too far away from the Earth
C. it being too close to the Sun, gets hidden by the glare of the Sun
D. it cannot be seen at night as at that time no sunlight falls on it.

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Question 845

Lunar eclipse does not occur every month because:

A. the sun's orbit is not always in the same plane as the moon
B. the moon revolves at a slower speed than the earth
C. the moon's orbit is not all the time in the same plane as the earth
D. none of these

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Question 846

Which factors influence ocean currents? 1. Coriolis force 2. Local winds 3. Waves 4. Continent shape

A. I and IV
B. I, III and IV
C. I and III
D. I, II and IV

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Question 847

Suez Canal has reduced the distance between London andMumbai by about

A. 1000 km
B. 5000 km
C. 6000 km
D. 7000 km

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Question 848

Which among the following country is not a part of Scandinavia?

A. Norway
B. Finland
C. Sweden
D. Denmark

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Question 849

_______ is called the 'land of thousand lakes'

A. Finland
B. Holland
C. Sweden
D. Portugal

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Question 850

The largest exporter of cotton textile in the world is : [IAS 2003]

A. U.S. A.
B. China
C. Japan
D. India

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Question 851

The longest epoch of the tertiary period is

A. Palaeocene
B. Eocene
C. Oligocene
D. Miocene

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Question 852

One degree of longitude on the equator is equal to a distance of:

A. 34.5 miles
B. 50 miles
C. 60 miles
D. 69 miles

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Question 853

The coral reefs are most characteristic of

A. Indian Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Mediterranean Sea

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Question 854

Which type of forest belt supplies most of the world's requirement of newsprint?[Stenographers' Exam 1993]

A. Coniferous forest
B. Deciduous forest
C. Evergreen forest
D. Mediterranear forest

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Question 855

During the early period of Industrial Revolution Industrieswere located primarily

A. near major ports
B. on the banks of navigable rivers
C. near coal fields
D. near nodal centres

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Question 856

The planets called the inner planets are

A. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
B. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
C. Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
D. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

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Question 857

The world's largest lake is: [Railways 1992]

A. Lake Victoria
B. Lake Superior
C. Caspian Sea
D. Black Sea

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Question 858

What is the currency of Mexico ?

A. Krones
B. Lira
C. Peso
D. Mexican dollars

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Question 859

Which is not causative factor of earthquake

A. Volcanoes
B. Isostacy
C. Tectonics
D. Waves

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Question 860

What is the name of the canal that connects the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean? It was commissioned in the year 1914.

A. Kiel Canal
B. Panama Canal
C. White Sea canal
D. Suez Canal

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Question 861

Which one among the following rivers is the longest? [Asstt Comm 2008]

A. Amazon
B. Amur
C. Congo
D. Volga

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Question 862

The longest inland waterways in the world is : [IAS 2004]

A. Mississippi river system
B. The Great Lakes
C. St. Lawrence
D. River Rhine

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Question 863

Which one of the following is correctly matched?

A. Canary current - Mediterranean Sea
B. Falkland current - Arabian Sea
C. Gulf Stream - Pacific Ocean
D. Labrador Current - North Atlantic Ocean

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Question 864

The core of the Earth is made up of: [IAS 2003]

A. mainly of iron in the liquid form
B. mainly of nickel in the liquid form
C. both iron and silica in the liquid form
D. both iron and magnesium in the plastic state

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Question 865

Which among the following statements about the earth is not true?

A. The Earth makes one complete revolution round the Sun every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds
B. The Earth makes one complete revolution on its axis in 48 hours
C. The Earth revolves in its orbit round the Sun at a speed of 66,000 miles per hour
D. The Earth rotates on its axis at an equatorial speed of more than 1000 miles per hour

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Question 866

The dwarf camels, known as Alpacas , Vicunas and llamas are found in

A. Tibet
B. Afghanistan
C. Burma
D. Cyprus

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Question 867

The main tributaries of Indus river system are

A. the Jhelum, the Chenab , the Ravi
B. the Beas, the Sutlej
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 868

Residual hill in the desert region is known as : [IAS 2004]

A. Inlier
B. Inselberg
C. Playa
D. Pediment

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Question 869

A devastating Cloud Burst swept over Leh on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct? [CDS 2011]

A. Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
B. Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
C. Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
D. There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst

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Question 870

In Geography, who propounded the theory of convectional current Hypothesis?

A. Carl Ritter
B. Immanuel Kant
C. Arthur Holmes
D. Arnaldo Faustini

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Question 871

Oolong tea is: [IAS 2003]

A. a scented tea
B. tea cultivated in home gardens
C. a variety of tea cultivated in Taiwan
D. green leaf tea of China

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Question 872

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given towns of Pakistan while moving from the North towards the South ? [IAS 2005]

A. Islamabad - Gujranwala – Peshawar - Multan
B. Peshawar - Gujranwala - Multan - Islamabad
C. Peshawar – Islamabad - Gujranwala - Multan
D. Islamabad - Multan - Peshawar – Gujranwala

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Question 873

Jurollo volcano, Mexico is an example of ______ type ofvolcano.

A. acid lava cone
B. shield volcano
C. lava plateau
D. composite

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Question 874

The major factors responsible for changes in the sizes of population are

A. Births
B. Deaths
C. Migrations
D. All the above

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Question 875

Consider the following statements: 1. Nearly 99 percent of the total mass of the atmosphere lies within 30 km of the Earth's surface. 2. The proportion of ozone in the atmosphere increases to a maximum at about 60 km from Earth's surface. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2008]

A. 1only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 876

Which two planets of the solar system have no satellites?

A. Mercury and Venus
B. Venus and Mars
C. Mercury and Mars
D. Venus and Neptune

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Question 877

Which one of the following straits is nearest to the International Date Line? [IAS 2008]

A. Malacca Strait
B. Bering Strait
C. Strait of Florida
D. Strait of Gibraltar

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Question 878

The Sun shines vertically on the equator:

A. throughout the year
B. for six months
C. twice a year
D. once a year

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Question 879

What is the usual altitude of the plains?

A. Sea level
B. Less than 500 metres above sea level
C. Less than 600 metres above sea level
D. Less than 800 metres above sea level

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Question 880

Spring tides occur when: [CDS 1993]

A. the moon is nearest to the earth
B. the moon is farthest from the earth
C. the moon, the sun and the earth are at right angles with the earth at the apex
D. the moon, the sun and the earth are in the same line

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Question 881

Which is the world's largest desert? [Railway 1995]

A. Sahara
B. Gobi
C. Thar
D. Takala Makan

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Question 882

The winter snow-house or Eskimos is known as

A. Yurt
B. Tupic
C. Igloo
D. Tent

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Question 883

Temperate grasslands in South America are found on the_____ part of the continent.

A. northern
B. southern
C. north-western
D. south-eastern

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Question 884

The brightest star in the sky is: [MBA 1995]

A. Alfa Centauri
B. Proxima Centauri
C. Sirius
D. Sun

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Question 885

Lunar Sea refers to :

A. a small sea on the moon
B. a sea on earth which experiences high tides due to gravitational attraction of the moon
C. a dark plain on the moon
D. a light water body illuminated by the moon-light

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Question 886

When water freezes in the polar seas the salts:

A. form a layer on top
B. remain in the subsurface water that does not freeze
C. sink to the bottom
D. partly freeze and partly sink to the bottom

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Question 887

The January isotherm taken as a basis for dividing India into tropical and subtropical zones is : [IAS 1997]

A. 21° C
B. 18° C
C. 12° C
D. 15° C

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Question 888

Consider the following statements: 1. Suez Canal is an important link between developed countries and developing countries. 2. It joins the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez 3. It is not a sea level canal. Which of the statement given above is/are correct? [CDS 2009]

A. I and II
B. I and III
C. II and III
D. I only

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Question 889

The largest quantities of bauxite is found in:

A. tropical latitudes
B. mid-latitudes
C. high-latitudes
D. temperate lands

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Question 890

Trincomalee is a port situated on the

A. east coast, Tamil Nadu
B. east coast of Sri Lanka
C. east coast, Andhra Pradesh
D. west coast of Sri Lanka

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Question 891

When the clock strikes 12:00 noon at Greenwich, it strikes 5:30 p.m. at place X on thesame day. What is the meridian of longitude of place X ? [NDA 2003]

A. 97°30' E
B. 97°30' W
C. 82°30' E
D. 82°30' W

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Question 892

Which one of the following statements is not correct? [IAS 2008]

A. Most reef-forming, corals prefer sea temperature between 17°C and 33°C
B. Coral growth is usually restricted to the upper 25 or 30 m of the sea
C. Coral animals belong to the organisms of Phylum Porifera
D. Coral animals live in a mutualistic relationship with algae

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Question 893

A country lying within the Arctic Circle having geysers is

A. Greenland
B. Iceland
C. Norway
D. Denmark

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Question 894

Fogs formed along, the sea-coast are due to:

A. advection
B. radiaton
C. convection
D. conduction

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Question 895

The polar diameter is ____ to the equatorial diameter.

A. more
B. equal
C. less
D. they cannot be compared

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Question 896

The production of wheat has increased mainly due to

A. increase in area under wheat
B. increase in yield per hectare
C. increase in demand for wheat
D. increase in prices

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Question 897

Which one of the following layers of the atmosphere is responsible for the deflection of radio waves?

A. Troposphere
B. Stratosphere
C. Mesosphere
D. Ionosphere

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Question 898

Grasslands in Australia are known as the

A. Downs
B. Steppes
C. Veldt
D. Prairies

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Question 899

The difference between the diameter of the Earth at the poles and at equator is

A. 27 miles
B. 36 miles
C. 48 miles
D. 57 miles

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Question 900

Which of the following is a reason for the increase in population of the developing countries?

A. Increase in birth rate due to reluctance to accept family planning measures
B. Increase in life expectancy and decrease of death rate due to medical facilities
C. Both of these
D. None of these

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Question 901

Which is the largest fishing ground in the world?

A. Japan Sea
B. North Sea
C. North-East Pacific
D. Newfoundland Water

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Question 902

The Savannas of Orinoco Basin are termed as

A. pampas
B. steppes
C. prairies
D. llanos

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Question 903

The biggest producer of Uranium in the world is : [Asstt Grade 1991]

A. France
B. India
C. U.S.A.
D. Zaire

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Question 904

The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the place of:

A. axis of the earth
B. equator
C. north pole
D. south pole

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Question 905

The difference between the equatorial and polar diametres ofthe earth is about

A. 22 km
B. 32 km
C. 42 km
D. 62 km

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Question 906

The most typical Australian tree which sheds its bark insteadof leaves is

A. eucalyptus
B. teak
C. birch
D. oak

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Question 907

Where is the secretariat office of Birdlife International?

A. Geneva
B. Cambridge UK
C. Suva, Fiji
D. Mumbai,India

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Question 908

Lapse rate is related to the decrease of : [IFS 1998]

A. wind velocity with an ascent of 300 feet
B. humidity with an ascent of 450 feet
C. temperature at 1°F for an ascent of 330 feet
D. pressure with an ascent of 500 feet

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Question 909

People who are called wasps have ancestors from which country?

A. America
B. England
C. Spain
D. Persia

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Question 910

Landowners often complain that hunters

A. do not get written permission to hunt
B. make too much noise
C. leave litter behind
D. All of the above

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Question 911

How much area of Bhutan is approximately covered with forest?

A. 45%
B. 61%
C. 72%
D. 84%

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Question 912

The term "Doab" means

A. a land between two mountains
B. a land between two lakes
C. a land between two rivers
D. a land between two seas

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Question 913

Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival to the PanamaCanal to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans? [IAS 2007]

A. Colombia
B. Costa Rica
C. Guatemala
D. Nicaragua

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Question 914

Which of the following are true regarding the crust of the earth? 1. It is the outer thin layer with a total thickness of about 100 km 2. It forms around 0.5 percent of the earth's volume 3. The outer covering of the crust is of sedimentary material 4. The lower layer of the crust consists of basaltic and ultra-basic rocks

A. I and II
B. I, II and III
C. I, II and IV
D. I, II, III and IV

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Question 915

The groundwater can become confined between two impermeable layers. This type of enclosed water is called

A. artesian
B. artesian well
C. unconfined groundwater
D. confined groundwater

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Question 916

What is the capital of the country Turkmenistan ?

A. Dushanbe
B. Ashgabat
C. Bishkek
D. Astana

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Question 917

Amur, one of the longest rivers in the world is in

A. Africa
B. South America
C. Asia
D. Europe

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Question 918

Strait of Malacca separates:

A. Sumatra and Malaysia
B. Java and Brunei
C. Sumatra and Java
D. Malaysia and Brunei

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Question 919

A sierra is a/an

A. mountain range
B. a midday or afternoon nap
C. unit of electrical conductance
D. holiday resort in the Mediterranean Sea

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Question 920

Which country has become the first country to ban reef toxic sunscreen by 2020?

A. Palau
B. Tuvalu
C. Croatia
D. Poland

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Question 921

Trips and Trims are the terms associated with

A. IBRD
B. WTO
C. IDA
D. IMF

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Question 922

Consider the following statements : 1. Where fold mountains run parallel and close to the coast, continental shelf is narrow or absent 2. The average depth of continental shelf is 100 meters 3. Submarine canyons are mostly found in continental slope 4. The submarine flat topped mountains are called guyots. Which of the statements given above are correct? [IAS 2004]

A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 2 and 3

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Question 923

_______ is called the 'low country' of the earth.

A. Spain
B. Holland (Netherlands)
C. Italy
D. Hungary

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Question 924

Foucault experiment is proof of which one of the following? [NDA 2008]

A. Revolution of Earth
B. Rotation of Earth
C. Rotation of Moon
D. Revolution of Moon

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Question 925

Land of midnight sun is called

A. Japan
B. Myanmar
C. Nepal
D. Norway

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Question 926

The major events of Pre-Cambrian era include

A. formation of crust, continents and oceans
B. formation of crust, birth of oldest known rock, origin of life
C. formation of present day atmosphere
D. All of the above.

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Question 927

For the formation of rainfall which of the following is notessential?

A. dust particles in the atmosphere
B. evaporation
C. condensation
D. wind

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Question 928

The last major glacial period began about 2,000,000 years before present and is commonly known as

A. Pleistocene or ice age
B. Paleocene or ice age
C. Pliocene or ice age
D. Holocene or ice age

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Question 929

Which of the following features is not formed by running water?

A. Valleys
B. Tunnels
C. Gorges
D. Canyons

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Question 930

The distance of the equator from either of the poles is :

A. 500 km
B. 5001 km
C. 10,002 km
D. 36,005 km

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Question 931

The ground water that occurs when flow of the subterranean water is not confined by the presence of impermeable layers is called

A. unconfined groundwater
B. confined groundwater
C. aquifer
D. artesian

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Question 932

Which strait divides Europe from Africa?

A. Bosporus
B. Gibraltar
C. Bering
D. Dover

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Question 933

The hot dry local winds that blow on the eastern side of the Alps Mountain are knownas: [NDA 2003]

A. Chinook
B. Foehn
C. Khamsin
D. Sirocco

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Question 934

Which of the following types of rainfall occurs at places having continental type ofclimate?

A. Convectional
B. Cyclonic
C. Relief
D. Rainfall does not occur at these places

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Question 935

Which of the following layers of the earth is believed to have the heaviest mineral materials of highest density ?

A. Central core
B. Crust
C. Mantle
D. Both (b) and (c)

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Question 936

Which of the following is not concerned with increasedproduction of a food item?

A. Green Revolution
B. Blue Revolution
C. White Revolution
D. Orange Revolution

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Question 937

Texas trial lawyers frequently ally with

A. Consumer interest groups.
B. Public employee unions.
C. The gas and oil industry.
D. Pharmaceutical companies.

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Question 938

Within the transporting medium, transport can occur by

A. suspension
B. solution and traction
C. solution
D. All of the above

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Question 939

The moon

A. is the natural satellite of earth
B. has no liquid water
C. has no atmosphere
D. All of the above

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Question 940

The Tropical Rain Forest or Equatorial type of climate isfound in

A. Amazon basin
B. Congo basin
C. Indonesian Islands
D. All the above

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Question 941

The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the ____ waves and the ____ energy they process.

A. larger, more
B. larger, less
C. smaller, more
D. smaller, less

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Question 942

What is the time taken by the Earth to complete one rotation on its imaginary axis

A. 24 hr 37 min 23 sec
B. 24 hr
C. 23 hr 56 min 4 sec
D. 23 hr 52 min

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Question 943

A narrow passage of water that connects two large bodies orwater is known as

A. Bay
B. Isthmus
C. Strait
D. Archipelago

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Question 944

Owing to the equatorial bulge and the polar flattening, the polar radius of the earthfalls short of the equatorial radius by about: [NDA 1991]

A. 22 km
B. 36 km
C. 41 km
D. 53 km

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Question 945

Which of the following is correctly matched?

A. Eskimo - Canada
B. Oran - Sweden
C. Pygmies - Pampas
D. Gonds – Africa

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Question 946

Bangkok lies on river

A. Kizil
B. Spree
C. Karnaphuli
D. Maenam

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Question 947

The term 'Abyssal' refers to

A. inner most part of the earth
B. organism found in the shallow water zone of the seas
C. deeper parts of the oceans
D. None of the above

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Question 948

The world's longest river is the

A. Volga
B. Amazon
C. Mississippi-Missouri
D. Nile

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Question 949

The 90º East Ridge lies in the _____Ocean.

A. Pacific
B. Atlantic
C. Indian
D. Arctic

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Question 950

The lake Ontario and St. Lawrence of USA and Canada lie to the south-east of [AssttCommt 2010]

A. Hudson Bay
B. Labrador Sea
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. New Found land

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Question 951

What is meant by 'brain drain'?

A. Increase in the population of mentally retarded or brainless people
B. The increasing medical facilities which have resulted in decrease in the number of mentally retarded people
C. The marriage of highly intellectual people so as to add more intelligent progency to the population
D. The migration of highly qualified or skilled people to better places of employment

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Question 952

Coniferous forests are in the region of:

A. high humidity and high temperature
B. low rainfall and very low temperature throughout the year
C. low mean annual temperature throughout the year and very cold winter
D. heavy rainfall and high temperature during summer

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Question 953

Mixed farming involves

A. both crops and livestock
B. growing a series of different crops
C. specialised cultivation of vegetables and fruits
D. pooling land voluntarily and managing it jointly under a democratic constitution

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Question 954

Cincinnati (U .S .A.) is famous in the making of:

A. Machine Tools.
B. Cement Industry
C. Bio-technical Industry
D. Aviation Tools

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Question 955

Wind power is employed prominently in:

A. France
B. Holland
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Canada

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Question 956

Water vapour beyond the dew point results in: [NDA 1994]

A. precipitation
B. hailstorm
C. condensation
D. formation of ice

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Question 957

Consider the following statements: 1. The tropical year is shorter than the sidereal year. 2. The solar day is longer than the sidereal day. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [NDA 2010]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 958

Synclines and anticlines are the terms associated with:

A. earthquakes
B. folding
C. faulting
D. volcanoes

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Question 959

The difference in mean temperature between the hottest andcoldest months in a year is known as

A. average annual temperature
B. mean temperature
C. annual range of temperature
D. isothermic range of temperature

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Question 960

Some large lakes in temperate latitudes have a moderating influence upon the climateof adjacent land surfaces. Such an influence may develop when :

A. the water is shallow
B. the lake is high above sea level
C. prevailing out-blowing winds cross the lake in winter
D. the lake is a basin of inland drainage

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Question 961

The process that directs precipitation down plant branches and stems is called

A. stem flow
B. through flow
C. interception
D. canopy drip

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Question 962

During Pleistocene epoch, four glacial phases were identified. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order in which they appeared during this epoch from early times?

A. Gunz - Mindel - Wurm - Riss
B. Gunz - Mindel - Riss - Wurm
C. Wurm - Riss - Mindel - Gunz
D. Mindel - Gunz - Riss - Wurm

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Question 963

The minerals resources of north-eastern zone include

A. coal, Fe, Mn, Cu, Mica, U, diamond
B. crude Petroleum and natural gas
C. Fe, Au(gold)
D. natural gas, Fe, Au, Mn, U

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Question 964

Consider the following statements: 1. Troposphere varies in its thickness between equator and poles. 2. Stratosphere does not experience Normal Lapse Rate. 3. Ozone layer occurs in the Mesophere. 4. Ionosphere lies between Stratosphere and Mesosphere Which of these statements are correct? [NDA 2003]

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 965

In oceania, most towns began as

A. Colonial ports
B. plantations
C. tribal ritual centers
D. capital cities

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Question 966

The largest continent in the world is

A. Africa
B. Asia
C. Australia
D. Antarctica

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Question 967

Which of the following is/are wrongly matched? 1. Typhoon : China Sea 2. Tornado : Mid-Western United States 3. Hurricane : West Indies 4. Willy-Willies : Canada

A. 2 and 4
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 4 only

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Question 968

Brazil has become the world's largest producer of coffee mainly because:

A. the Brazilian plateau is well drained land
B. the climatic conditions are suitable
C. the "terra-rosa" soil is very fertile
D. the coffee plant is native of Brazil

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Question 969

Which soil is sticky when wet and develops cracks when dry

A. alluvial soil
B. black soil
C. red soil
D. late rite soil

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Question 970

The largest amount of reflection of the solar radiant energy which is reflected back into space before reaching the earth's surface is due to:

A. clouds
B. water-bodies
C. snow and ice covered areas of the earth
D. all the above reflect nearly the same amount

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Question 971

The tropical deciduous trees shed their leaves in summerbecause

A. of the heat of the summer
B. the rainfall is inadequate
C. it prevents loss of moisture through transpiration
D. deciduous trees shed leaves

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Question 972

Wine production is mainly carried out in which of the following natural regions?

A. Equatorial region
B. Savanna
C. Mediterranean region
D. Coniferous forests

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Question 973

Formation of a rift valley is due to :

A. the formation of fold mountains
B. the forces of tension in the earth's crust
C. the subsidence of the floor of a river valley
D. the over-deepening of a valley by ice action

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Question 974

Transfer of surplus heat from the lower latitudes to higher latitudes is done by : 1. ocean currents 2. planetary winds 3. tides 4. waves

A. I and II
B. III and IV
C. I and IV
D. II and III

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Question 975

The location of a place A is at 60° E longitude and 30° S latitude while the location of Bis at 60° E longitude and 45° N latitude. Time at B will be :

A. half an hour behind A
B. half an hour ahead of A
C. half an hour ahead or behind that of A
D. the same as that of A

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Question 976

Which of the following regions of the world is most thickly populated?

A. East Asia
B. South Asia
C. North-West Europe
D. North and South America

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Question 977

The Veld grassland of South Africa experiences:

A. the Continental Savanna Climate
B. the Maritime Savanna Climate
C. the Steppe climate
D. the Tropical desert climate

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Question 978

Which of the following is/are wrongly matched? 1. Bushman - Kalahari Desert 2. Masai - North America 3. Bindibus - Australia 4. Kirghiz - Asian Steppes

A. I
B. II
C. III
D. III and IV

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Question 979

While Venus is seen only for one to two hours either after sunset or before sunrise, Jupiter is seen for the whole night whenever it is visible in the sky. The reason for this is that: [CDS 2000]

A. Venus is much smaller than Jupiter
B. Venus is much closer to the earth than Jupiter
C. the orbit of Venus is inside the earth's orbit whereas the orbit of Jupiter lies outside the orbit of the earth
D. Venus reflects lesser amount of sunlight than Jupiter

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Question 980

The FDA protects the U.S public from

A. paying too much for medicine
B. medications that can form addictions
C. drugs smuggled across the border
D. harmful prescription and OTC medications

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Question 981

Condensation occurs when

A. the air is cold
B. the air is warm
C. the air is saturated
D. None of the above

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Question 982

Study the following diagram and say which of the given statements is not correct regarding it :

A. It shows the earth's orbital position on 21st June
B. All parallels in the northern hemisphere have days equal to nights
C. There is continuous day north of the Arctic Circle
D. South of the equator the length of the day decreases with increasing latitude

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Question 983

Which of the statements as regards the consequences of the movement of the earth is not correct?

A. Revolution of the earth is the cause of the change of seasons
B. Rotation of the earth is the cause of days and nights
C. Rotation of the earth cause variation in the duration of days and nights
D. Rotation of the earth affects the movement of winds and ocean currents

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Question 984

In August 2017, New Development Bank (NDB) approved $ 1.4 billion loan for development projects in India, Russia, and China. Where is NDB headquarter?

A. Shanghai
B. Beijing
C. Moscow
D. Washington

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Question 985

Which of the following statements is correct?

A. Steppes are the temperate grasslands of South America
B. Prairies are the temperate grasslands of North America
C. Pampas are the temperate grasslands of South Australia
D. Forests-with trees which do not shed their leaves seasonally are called deciduous forests

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Question 986

The oceanic current named as 'Kuroshio, Kurile and Alaskan' are located in [CDS2001]

A. North Atlantic Ocean
B. South Atlantic Ocean
C. North Pacific Ocean
D. North Indian Ocean

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Question 987

Niagara Falls is located between which of the following pairs of lakes? [IAS 2007]

A. Lake Superior and Lake Huron
B. Lake Huron and Lake Erie
C. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
D. Lake Ontario and Lake Huron

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Question 988

One day in Mumbai a tide occurs at 8.00 A.M. The next day it will occur at :

A. 8.13 A.M.
B. 8.26 A.M.
C. 8.52 A.M.
D. 8.56 A.M.

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Question 989

The lowest point, on land, in the world is

A. Death valley, USA
B. Caspian sea, Russia
C. Dead sea, Jordan/Israel
D. Lake Eyre, Australia

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Question 990

The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is

A. Pliocene
B. Palaeozoic
C. Holocene
D. Palaeocene

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Question 991

Where in the World can we find the Nobel museum?

A. Sweden
B. Stockholm
C. Denmark
D. London

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Question 992

Which country is headed towards a confrontation over Gibraltar with Spain?

A. France
B. Morocco
C. Germany
D. United Kingdom

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Question 993

Which among the following is called as 'Land of the midnight Sun'?

A. Norway
B. Sweden
C. Denmark
D. France

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Question 994

Which is the greatest archipelago on the globe? [Assistant Grade 1993]

A. Japan
B. West Indies
C. Indonesia
D. Philippines

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Question 995

The World's largest producer of wool is:

A. India
B. Russia
C. U.S.A
D. Australia

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Question 996

The major countries of Middle East are

A. Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
B. UAE, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen
C. Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Afghanistan
D. All of the above.

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Question 997

Amongst the following, which is the largest island? [LIC 1993]

A. England
B. Japan
C. Borneo
D. New Guinea

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Question 998

Shallow-rooted trees are associated with:

A. Savanna climate
B. Temperate climate
C. Tropical climate
D. Equatorial climate

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Question 999

The most salty basin in the world is the

A. Caspian Sea
B. Dead Sea
C. Red Sea
D. Arabian Sea

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Question 1000

Which river has the largest drainage basin?

A. Nile
B. Mississippi
C. Congo
D. Amazon

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Question 1001

The first oil well in the world was drilled at

A. Assam
B. Japan
C. Pensylvania
D. Former USSR

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Question 1002

A landscape which is caused due to the fissure in the earth along which one side has moved down with reference to the other is known as

A. Rift Valley
B. U Shaped Valley
C. V Shaped Valley
D. Hanging Valley

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Question 1003

The denudational processes have not reduced the land masses to a level because: [IAS2003]

A. the sea level is changing
B. the earth movements have uplifted the landmass
C. there has not been enough time
D. these processes are intermittent in action

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Question 1004

What process takes place during the youthful stage of a river?

A. Valley widening
B. River rejuvenating
C. Valley deepening
D. Meandering

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Question 1005

What is the date of summer solstice in Northern Hemisphere?

A. 21st June
B. 21st March
C. 22nd December
D. 23rd September

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Question 1006

Al Aziziyah, the hottest place on earth is located in?

A. Nigeria
B. Congo
C. Libya
D. Sudan

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Question 1007

Light - year measures which of the following ?

A. Intensity of Light
B. Mass
C. Distance
D. Time

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Question 1008

Most of the Japanese industries are located on the:

A. Hokkaido coast
B. Honshu coast
C. Shikoko coast
D. Kyushu coast

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Question 1009

Which country leads the world in the export of oil?

A. Venezuela
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Iraq
D. Iran

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Question 1010

The mean distance of the earth from the sun is approximately

A. 149,502,000 km
B. 150,503,000 km
C. 148,000,000 km
D. 150,000,000 km

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Question 1011

The contact of two air masses differing sharply in humidity originates: .[CDS 2001]

A. tropical cyclones
B. inter-tropical convergence
C. temperate cyclones
D. tropospheric instability

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Question 1012

Zebras inhabit:

A. coniferous forest regions
B. downs
C. equatorial regions
D. savanna lands

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Question 1013

Which of the following rivers flowing through Pakistan has its source of origin in that country itself?

A. Ravi
B. Jhelum
C. Chenab
D. None of these

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Question 1014

Which among the following is the greatest inland waterway inEurope?

A. Thames
B. Elbe
C. Rhine
D. Volga

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Question 1015

The land-sea distribution or the positions of the world's continents and major oceans influences

A. the major pressure belts that develop from the general circulation of the atmosphere
B. the development of the mid-latitude cyclonic depressions, at the convergence zone between polar and
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1016

The Trans-Siberian railway links

A. The Baltic coast with the North Sea
B. Leningrad with Oldiotsk
C. Buanos Aires with Valparaiso
D. Leningrad with Vladivostok

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Question 1017

Rain shadow effect is associated with [NDA 2011]

A. Cyclonic rainfall
B. Orographic rainfall
C. Convectional rainfall
D. Frontal rainfall

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Question 1018

The process that creates a sub layer, which is white to gray in colour and composes of silica sand in the A horizon is called

A. podsolosation
B. calcification
C. laterisation
D. gleisation

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Question 1019

Patagonia is well suited for what kind of agricultural activity?

A. raising sheep
B. cultivating coffee
C. growing bananas
D. grazing cattle

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Question 1020

Which of the following pairs is correct ?

A. Shale-possesses laminations
B. Quartzite-soft rock
C. Granite-sometimes contains fossils
D. Basalt-coarse grained rock

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Question 1021

The inequality between day and night becomes greater or more marked as one travels from ______ to ______.

A. Poles, Equator
B. Equator, Poles
C. Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn
D. Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer

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Question 1022

The place where material is excavated when the zone of maximum stream velocity approaches the stream's bed is called

A. scoured pools
B. riffles
C. ox-bow lakes
D. flood plain

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Question 1023

The moon orbits the earth at a mean distance approximately

A. 0.384 million km
B. 149.6 million km
C. 579 million km
D. 227.9 million km

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Question 1024

Which river crosses the equator twice?

A. Congo
B. Amazon
C. Nile
D. None of the above

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Question 1025

Which country falls in all three natural regions : Hot desert, Mediterranean and Cooltemperate type of climate?

A. Chile
B. Israel
C. Lebanon
D. None of these

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Question 1026

'Abadan' is well known as

A. a major Air Force base in Iraq
B. the main oil terminal in Iran
C. a pilgrim centre for Muslims and Christians as well
D. an archaeological site throwing new light on the civilisation that flourished in Arabia before the advent of Aryans into india

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Question 1027

The major crops found in Sudan are

A. rice, barley, bananas, cocoa
B. maize, cotton, bananas, groundnut
C. bajra, oats, tobacco
D. wool, wine, jute

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Question 1028

Which one of the following countries has the highest agricultural production in Europe? [IAS 2004]

A. France
B. Switzerland
C. Denmark
D. Germany

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Question 1029

The 'ring of fire' : 1. is associated with earthquakes 2. is associated with volca noes 3. goes round the Pacific Ocean 4. is associated with forest fires

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2 and 3
C. 2 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Question 1030

The difference between the diameter of the Earth at the polesand at equator is

A. 27 miles
B. 36 miles
C. 48 miles
D. 57 miles

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Question 1031

Power minerals are

A. manganese, platinum, tungsten
B. mica, potash, sulphur
C. coal, oil, natural gas
D. lead, zinc, bauxite

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Question 1032

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched

A. Ol Doinyo Lengai : Birthern Tanzania
B. Mount Egmont : Hawaii
C. Volcano poas : Caost Rica
D. Mount Klyuchevskaya : Kamchatka Peninsula

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Question 1033

Choose the incorrect statement; [IFS 1993]

A. All meridians are of the same length
B. The axis of the earth is inclined at an angle of to the horizontal
C. The Sun's rays are vertical at all places on the days of the equinoxes
D. The summer solstice for the Southern Hemisphere is in December

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Question 1034

The model which explains the various types of igneous rocks

A. rock cycle
B. Bowens reaction series
C. both are similar terms
D. None of the above

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Question 1035

Cod, haddock, halibut, sole, garoupa and snapper are

A. major species of Tropical Forests
B. cattle breeds
C. fish varieties
D. Pacific Islands

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Question 1036

Numerically the largest human race in the world is : [COS 2004]

A. Caucasoid
B. Mongoloid
C. Negroid
D. Austroloid

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Question 1037

Along which one of the following meridians did India experience the first light of the sunrise of the new millennium?

A. 20°30’W
B. 82°30'E
C. 92°30’W
D. 92°30'E

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Question 1038

Sedimentary rocks are formed by the process of:

A. metamorphism
B. weathering
C. deposition
D. both (b) and (c)

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Question 1039

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. The major constituent mineral of granite rock is quartz. 2. The major constituent mineral of sandstone rock is feldspar. 3. The major constituent mineral of limestone rock is dolomite. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [NDA 2011]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 2 and 3 only

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Question 1040

The Mediterranean type of climate is found in mid-latitudes on the

A. western side of the continents in northern hemisphere and on the eastern side of the continents in the southern hemisphere
B. eastern side of the continents in northern hemisphere and on the western side of the continents in the southern hemisphere
C. eastern side of the continents
D. western side of the continents

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Question 1041

If there is no Sun, the colour of the sky would be:

A. orange
B. blue
C. yellow
D. black

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Question 1042

Although the equatorial regions have the highest annual average temperatures, thesalinity in the oceans is highest near the tropics because: 1. equatorial areas receive heavy rainfall 2. salinity is not affected by temperature 3. equatorial oceans experience a lot of turbulenees 4. high relative humidity in equatorial areas checks evaporation

A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1 and 3
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4

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Question 1043

The permanent tilt of the earth's axis and the revolution of the earth in its orbit together cause: 1. deflection of winds and ocean currents 2. differences in time between places on different meridians 3. varying length of day and night at different times of the year 4. changes in the altitude of the mid-day sun at different times of the year

A. II, III and IV
B. I and IV
C. III and IV
D. I, II and III

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Question 1044

The hot and cold deserts together occupy nearly ____ land area of the world.

A. 1-2
B. 1/4th
C. 1/3rd
D. 3/4th

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Question 1045

Mauna Loa is an example of: [Teachers' Exam 1994]

A. active volcano
B. extinct volcano
C. plateau in a volcanic region
D. dormant volcano

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Question 1046

Quinine is obtained from the

A. Mulberry tree
B. Eucalyptus tree
C. Cinchona plant
D. Cocoa plant

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Question 1047

Which of the following is fastest growing tree ?

A. Teak
B. Sal
C. Eucalyptus
D. Banyan

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Question 1048

Los Angeles is famous for:

A. golden beaches
B. scenic beauty
C. film studios
D. rocket launching station

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Question 1049

A valley with steep, parallel walls along the faultlines, formed by the subsidence of apart of earth's crust is known as : [CDS 2004]

A. Hanging Valley
B. Gorge
C. Canyon
D. Rift Valley

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Question 1050

Savanna is a

A. desert
B. forest
C. grassland
D. snowclad mountain

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Question 1051

Where is the Port City of Cork located?

A. Italy
B. France
C. Greece
D. Ireland

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Question 1052

Alaskan current is found in

A. Northern Atlantic
B. South Atlantic
C. North Pacific
D. Indian Ocean

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Question 1053

Increase in carbon dioxide in atmosphere causes: [Railways 1994]

A. rise in earth temperature
B. fall in earth temperature
C. uniform earth temperature
D. increase in Ultraviolet rays

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Question 1054

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. In comparison to the Jupiter, planet Earth displays eclipses more frequently 2. On Mars, only partial solar eclipses are possible Select the correct answer using the code given below: [NDA 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1055

Decaying .vegetation produces organic acids which causes a breakdown of minerals.This is :

A. physical weathering
B. chemical weathering
C. both (a) and (b)
D. chemical erosion

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Question 1056

When the relative humidity is 50 percent and air temperature is 30°C, a cooling of air mass: [NDA 1990]

A. raises the absolute humidity
B. produces no change in relative humidity
C. decreases the relative humidity
D. increases the relative humidity

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Question 1057

Which one of the following can be considered as an initial warning of an approachingTsunami? [Asstt Commt 2010]

A. Thundering noise
B. Squally winds and rainfall
C. Rapid withdrawal of water away from the beach
D. Rapid landward movement of water

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Question 1058

On which or the following African riven is the Kariba Dam one of the world's largest hydel power systems located?

A. The Nile
B. The Niger
C. The Congo
D. The Zambezi

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Question 1059

The minimum values of annual receipts of solar radiation occur at

A. the equator
B. the tropics
C. the arctic
D. None of the above

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Question 1060

Albert Canal links ____ and ____

A. Manchester and Antwerp
B. Antwerp and Frankfurt
C. Antwerp and Liege
D. Manchester and Liege

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Question 1061

Which of the following is produced by the rapid ascent of moist air?

A. Frost
B. Fog
C. Hail
D. Snow

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Question 1062

The tropical cyclones-Hurricanes and Typhoons-develop and mature:

A. at the same place
B. over the land masses only
C. over the water bodies only
D. anywhere in the tropical zone

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Question 1063

Variation in duration of day and night is due to: 1. rotation of earth on its axis 2. revolution of earth around the sun 3. inclination of earth at an angle of

A. 1and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 1064

Diego Garcia is in :

A. Arabian Sea
B. Bay of Bengal
C. Indian Ocean
D. Gulf of Aden

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Question 1065

State funding of elections takes place in

A. Germany and Austria
B. USA and Canada
C. France and Italy
D. Britain and Switzerland

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Question 1066

Which of the following features is the product of vulcanicity ? [NDA 2008]

A. Fold Mountain
B. Escarpment
C. Geosynclines
D. Caldera

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Question 1067

Oceans occupy per cent of the earth.

A. 21
B. 71
C. 29
D. 79

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Question 1068

Which of the following countries is included in the North-West Pacific fishing grounds?

A. Norway
B. Canada
C. Netherlands
D. Japan

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Question 1069

Which among the following is the most populous city in the world? [Railways 1994]

A. Kolkata
B. Mexico City
C. Sao Paulo
D. Tokyo

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Question 1070

What is the shortest route from Moscow to San Francisco?

A. Moscow to Europe to Greenland; crossing Atlantic and then North America
B. Moscow to Europe; crossing Atlantic and East Coast of North America
C. Moscow to Siberia to Japan and crossing Pacific
D. Over the North Pole and over Canada

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Question 1071

What is the correct sequence of the following zonal pressure belts? 1. Subpolar low 2. Equatorial low 3. Polar high 4. Subtropical high Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A. 2, 3, 1, 4
B. 1, 4, 2, 3
C. 2, 4, 1, 3
D. 1, 3, 2, 4

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Question 1072

The incoming short-wave solar radiation is balanced by an equal amount of long-wave radiation from earth going back to space. This is known as:

A. earth radiation
B. wave balance of earth
C. heat balance of earth
D. radiation exchange

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Question 1073

The ozone layer at high altitude contains

A. atomic oxygen (O) and ordinary oxygen (O2)
B. only ozone (O3)
C. mixture of atomic oxygen (O), ordinary oxygen (O2) and Ozone (O3)
D. only ordinary oxygen (O2)

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Question 1074

The horizontal of soil profile is composed of

A. weathered parent material that is not affected by translocation and organic modification
B. material affected by translocation & organic modification
C. unweathered bedrock
D. None of the above

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Question 1075

A sudden fall in the barometric reading indicates:

A. rain
B. storm
C. fine weather
D. extreme cold

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Question 1076

A temperature inversion is most likely to occur under which of the following conditions?[IAS 2004]

A. Mountain top in late evening
B. Windy but cloudy night
C. Calm, cloudy and humid night
D. Calm, clear and cool winter night

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Question 1077

Any type of rainfall has the following aspects:

A. ascent and descent of air
B. horizontal movement of air
C. ascent of air leading to cooling and condensation
D. all of above

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Question 1078

The tropical rain forests in the Amazon basin is known as

A. Savanna
B. Prairies
C. Selvas
D. Pampas

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Question 1079

The Savannas or Orinoco Basin are termed as

A. pampas
B. steppes
C. prairies
D. llanos

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Question 1080

The periods of different eras are further divided into

A. eons
B. epochs
C. stages
D. Any of the above

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Question 1081

Among the following which planet takes maximum time for one revolution around the Sun? [IAS 2003]

A. Earth
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Venus

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Question 1082

Dew point is: [NDA 1991]

A. amount of actual water vapour present per unit volume of air
B. incoming solar radiation
C. a low pressure system in lower atmosphere
D. a temperature at which a given sample of air becomes saturated

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Question 1083

Which of the following statements are true with regard to tropical monsoon climate? 1. Temperatures range from 32°Cin the hot season to about 15° C in the cool season 2. Annual rainfall varies greatly 3. The climate is best developed in the southern continents 4. It consists of three main season i. e. cool, dry season; hot, dry season; hot, wet season

A. I and IV
B. II, III and IV
C. II and III
D. I, II and IV

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Question 1084

Which of the following colour types do not indicate fair or fine weather?

A. Cirrus
B. Cumulus
C. Altocumulus
D. Cumulonimbus

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Question 1085

The gap between birth rate and death rate per 1000 mid-yearpopulation of a given region is known as

A. population rate
B. natural growth rate of population
C. birth and death rate of population
D. population increamental ratio

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Question 1086

Which of the following set of countries are completely surrounded by land?

A. Libya, Zambia, Czech Republic
B. Mongolia, Zambia, Bolivia
C. Paraguay, Mongolia, Syria
D. Syria, Czech Republic, Paraguay

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Question 1087

The Tropical Rain forest type of climate is characterised by: [CDS 1992]

A. average rainfall of about 300 cm
B. heavy rain and high temperatures throughout the year
C. hot dry summer and mild wet winters
D. hot summer and cool winters with about 100 cm of annual rainfall

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Question 1088

Humidity in the air is measured in a

A. barometer
B. electrometer
C. hygrometer
D. hydrometer

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Question 1089

Which is the smallest among the following water bodies?

A. Arctic Sea
B. Hudson Bay
C. Japan Sea
D. Okhotsk Sea

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Question 1090

The Saturn rings were discovered by:

A. Copernicus
B. Newton
C. Galileo
D. none of these

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Question 1091

The Jigme Dorji National Park is located in which country  ?

A. Myanmar
B. Bhutan
C. India
D. Nepal

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Question 1092

The highest degree of concentration of mineral deposits are found in

A. northeastern zone
B. northwestern zone
C. southern zone
D. All of the above

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Question 1093

The waterfall with the greatest meterage in the fall is

A. The Jog Falls, India
B. The Victoria Falls, Africa
C. The Niagara Falls, North America
D. The Salto Angel Falls, South America

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Question 1094

The relative humidity or the atmospheric air

A. increases with increase in temperature
B. decreases with increase in temperature
C. decreases with decrease in temperature
D. is independent of temperature

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Question 1095

The Palaeozoic era contains ____ time periods.

A. six
B. four
C. five
D. seven

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Question 1096

Which or the following is not a proof of Earth being an oblate spheroid?

A. When a ship goes out to sea, first the hull disappears then the upper parts
B. The shadow of the Earth on the Sun during solar eclipse is always curved
C. Photographs of the Earth taken by artificial satellites have confirmed the fact
D. it has been found that polar circumference is lesser than equatorial circumference

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Question 1097

The reaction is carbonate and bicarbonate ions with mineral is called

A. hydrolysis
B. carbonation
C. oxidation
D. solution

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Question 1098

Artesian wells are found in : [Asstt Grade 1992]

A. sedimentary rocks
B. igneous rocks
C. metamorphic rocks
D. none of these

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Question 1099

When a ship crosses Date line from west to east: [Railways 1991]

A. it loses one day
B. it gains one day
C. it loses half a day
D. it gains half a day

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Question 1100

Light from the nearest star reaches the earth in

A. 43 minutes
B. 4.3 seconds
C. 4.3 minutes
D. 4.3 years

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Question 1101

Which one of the following statements is correct? [IAS 2004]Hurricanes:

A. form at the equator
B. are not as large as tornadoes
C. develop over warm ocean areas
D. tend to intensify when they move over land surfaces

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Question 1102

Which one of the following rivers has a cuspate delta?

A. Mississippi
B. Niger
C. Nile
D. Tiber

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Question 1103

Which of the following types of forests mostly grow in the belt lying between 50° N and70° N ?

A. Temperate hardwood forests
B. Temperate coniferous forests
C. Temperate deciduous forests
D. Tropical evergreen forests

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Question 1104

The hills, namely Black, Blue and Green Hill, are located in which country?

A. Australia
B. Germany
C. USA
D. Russia

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Question 1105

People or north Africa are generally

A. Negroid
B. Hematic
C. Mongoloid
D. None of these

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Question 1106

The average annual temperature is 19°C. An average annual rainfall of about 120 cm is distributed throughout the year, Late summer and autumn are the dreaded seasons of hurricanes and typhoons. These are the climatic conditions of:

A. China type
B. Sudan type
C. Tropical desert type
D. Taiga type

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Question 1107

The term 'syzygy' is referred to when the: [IAS 2004]

A. Earth is at perihelion and moon at perigee
B. Earth is at apehelion and moon at apogee
C. Moon and sun are at right angles with reference to the earth
D. Moon, sun and earth lie along a straight line

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Question 1108

What is the average salt content in a litre of seawater?

A. 39 gm.
B. 37 gm.
C. 35 gm.
D. 32 gm.

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Question 1109

The infrared radiation by sun are strongly absorbed by

A. carbon dioxide
B. water vapours
C. carbon dioxide and water vapours
D. ozone

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Question 1110

Consider the following statements: 1. Igneous rocks are classified into Extrusive and Intrusive rocks. 2. Sedimentary rocks are also called as Primary rocks 3. Marble is an example of Metamorphic rocks 4. Coal is a sedimentary rock Which of the above statements is/are correct? [NDA 2002]

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 2 and 4

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Question 1111

The trees of spruce, fir, pine, etc are found in which of thefollowing natural regions of the Earth?

A. Siberian Type
B. Tundra Type
C. Taiga Type
D. Laurentian Type

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Question 1112

Palk Strait separates

A. Malaysia and Sumatra
B. India and Sri Lanka
C. Sunda and Sumatra
D. Borneo and Celebes

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Question 1113

Jute requires

A. hot and humid climate
B. cold climate
C. hot and dry climate
D. Mediterranean climate

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Question 1114

Ferrel's Law is associated with the

A. velocity of winds
B. high pressure of winds
C. low pressure of winds
D. direction of winds

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Question 1115

At low elevation which among the following clouds are to be found ?

A. Cirrus
B. Nimbus
C. Cumulus
D. Stratus

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Question 1116

Coast of Norway is an example of

A. Fiord Coast
B. Dalmatian Coast
C. Emerged Coast
D. Ria Coast

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Question 1117

Which of the following river stages and features is/are wrongly matched? 1. Mountain stage : waterfalls 2. Plain stage : oxbow lake 3. Plain stage : delta 4. Mountain stage : deposition

A. 1 and 2
B. 3 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. None

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Question 1118

Which of the following types of coal represents the first stage of formation of coal?

A. Anthracite
B. Lignite
C. Peat
D. Bituminous

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Question 1119

Along the coasts salinity is

A. lowered
B. increased
C. stable
D. unaffected

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Question 1120

Which among these is a cold current

A. Florida current
B. Canaries current
C. Brazilian current
D. Norwegian current

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Question 1121

Of the following the busiest oceanic trade route is:

A. Cape route
B. North Atlantic route
C. Panama canal
D. Suez canal

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Question 1122

Which of the following statements relating to the planet Venus is/are correct? 1. It is the nearest planet from the Sun. 2. It is only slightly smaller than the Earth. 3. It has no atmosphere. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [Asstt Commdt 2011]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 only
D. 1 and 2 only

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Question 1123

Precipitation takes place when:

A. the sky is overcast with clouds
B. temperature of moisture in air suddenly increases
C. temperature of moisture in air sharply decreases
D. winds begin to blow in a circular motion

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Question 1124

Which one of the following statements is not true? [IAS 2004]

A. Gulfs with narrow fronts and wider rears experience high tides
B. Tidal currents take place when a gulf is connected with the open sea by a narrow channel
C. Tidal bore occurs when a tide enters the narrow and shallow estuary of a river
D. The tidal nature of the mouth of the river Hooghly is of crucial importance to Kolkata as port

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Question 1125

Which of the following rivers does not make an estuary?

A. Narmada
B. Tapi
C. Mandovi
D. Mahanadi

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Question 1126

Frontal rain is caused by:

A. convection currents
B. winds from sea
C. cyclonic activity
D. condensation of water evaporated from mountains

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Question 1127

Which one of the following statements is not correct?

A. Rainfall generally increases away from the equatorial region both northwards and southwards upto about 30° north and south
B. Mediterranean regions receive rainfall in winter from cyclones
C. Hot deserts of the world are found in the tropical regions between 15° and 30° north and south latitudes
D. Deserts generally receive less than 25 cm of rainfall in a year

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Question 1128

The hot and dry winds that help in the ripening of grapes in the Alps region is :

A. Chi nook
B. Foehn
C. Mistral
D. Roaring Forties

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Question 1129

Which of the folowing is a rift valley

A. The Amazon valley
B. The Thames valley
C. The Rhine valley
D. The Mississipipi valley

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Question 1130

The Tropic of Cancer passes through: [CPO AC 2003]

A. India and Iran
B. Iran and Pakistan
C. India and Saudi Arabia
D. Iran and Iraq

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Question 1131

Which of the following best describes longitude?

A. An imaginary line joining north and south poles
B. The distance between a place east or west of the Greenwich Meridian
C. The angular distance east or west of the Greenwich meridian
D. The position of a place on earth's surface with reference to the Prime Meridian

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Question 1132

By what name the Third World Countries are now commonly referred to?

A. Least developed countries
B. Underdeveloped countries
C. Developing countries
D. Underdeveloped countries

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Question 1133

Wind in the Southern hemisphere is deflected towards left due to : [CDS 2001]

A. temperature variations
B. rotation of the earth
C. difference in pressure
D. difference in water content

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Question 1134

Danube, Dneiper, Don, Volga and Ural rivers are flowing In

A. North America
B. Europe
C. Africa
D. Australia

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Question 1135

The 90oEast Ridge lies in the _______Ocean

A. Pacific
B. Atlantic
C. Indian
D. Arctic

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Question 1136

Folding is the result of [BPSC 2011]

A. epeirogenetic force
B. Coriolis force
C. orogenetic force
D. exogenetic force

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Question 1137

Which of the following predominantly acts as the agent of chemical erosion of soil?

A. Glacier
B. Seawave
C. Underground water
D. Wind

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Question 1138

In which coast was the World's largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) created in October 2016?

A. Ireland
B. Italy
C. Antarctica
D. Scotland

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Question 1139

Hawaiian islands are located in :

A. North Atlantic Ocean
B. South Atlantic Ocean
C. North Pacific Ocean
D. South Pacific Ocean

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Question 1140

The process of evaporation of water in nature is one of the basic components of the hydrological cycle. The other process that is considered to be essential for the completion of hydrological cycle is the

A. flow tide and ebb tide in a river
B. movement of water vapour in the atmosphere
C. flow of water in the sea
D. movement of water in the water table

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Question 1141

The smallest amongst the following continents is ______.

A. Africa
B. Antarctica
C. North America
D. South America

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Question 1142

The 'land of eternal spring' are certain parts of

A. Tundra region
B. Highland region
C. Mediterranean region
D. Hot Wet Equatorial region

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Question 1143

The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in

A. oceans and seas
B. groundwaters, rivers and streams
C. glaciers and ice sheets
D. freshwater lakes and water vapours

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Question 1144

The light of distant stars is affected by

A. the earth's atmosphere
B. interstellar dust
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1145

Temperate cyclones bring along with them:

A. pleasant weather
B. snowfall and hail
C. thunderstorms and torrential rainfall
D. mild rainfall

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Question 1146

Brown Waterfalls are situated in:

A. Australia
B. New Zealand
C. Canada
D. SwitSwitzerland

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Question 1147

Alps mountains are spread over [IAS 2009]

A. France, Switzerland, Italy, Romania
B. France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria
C. France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain
D. France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium

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Question 1148

In which of the following countries, is the ratio of hydroelectric generation to the total electricity generation the highest? [IAS 2004]

A. Norway
B. Sweden
C. Italy
D. Denmark

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Question 1149

The imaginary axis at which the earth rotates remains inclined at an angle of ____ to the plane of earth's orbit.

A. 44 1/2 °
B. 55 1/2 °
C. 66 1/2 °
D. 0 °

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Question 1150

Which of the following is the leading producer of rice? [CRPF 1990]

A. Australia
B. Argentina
C. China
D. Cuba

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Question 1151

Long treeless grassy palms are characteristics of: [CDS 1992]

A. Campos
B. Llanos
C. Pampas
D. Prairies

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Question 1152

Which of the following statements is correct ? 1. All meridians are of the same length 2. All latitudes are of the same length 3. The Prime Meridian is the longest meridian 4. The Equator is the longest latitude

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4

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Question 1153

Plantation agriculture is a specialised form of agricultural practice carried out in

A. temperate region
B. tropics and subtropics
C. urbanised region
D. coastal region

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Question 1154

When would you record the maximum angle of incidence of the sun's rays at the north pole?

A. March 21
B. September 21
C. When the sun's rays fall vertically on the Tropic of Cancer
D. When the sun's rays fall vertically on the Tropic of Capricorn

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Question 1155

Which of the following countries has got its map on its flag?

A. Congo
B. Cyprus
C. Jordan
D. Libya

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Question 1156

In Germany the Mittle Land Canal runs from the

A. Elbe to the Wesser
B. Rhine to the Wesser
C. Order to the Elbe
D. Rhine to the Order

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Question 1157

The part of the earth and thin layer of air above its surface, which support life on earth, are referred to as

A. stratosphere
B. ionosphere
C. biosphere
D. mesosphere

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Question 1158

Consider the following statements: 1. The movement of the isotherms is greater over the land than it is over the oceans. 2. Coastal regions have a smaller range of temperature than do continental interiors. Which of these statements is/are correct ? [IES 2003]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1159

Which of the following is not an effect produced by rotation of earth?

A. It causes days and nights
B. All heavenly bodies like sun, moon, planets appear to move from East to West
C. Winds change their directions
D. Poles have days and nights of 6 months duration

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Question 1160

Compared to other slopes in the northern hemisphere which is the warmest?

A. East facing
B. South facing
C. North facing
D. West facing

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Question 1161

In the world production of natural rubber, India ranks: [CDS 2002]

A. second
B. third
C. fourth
D. fifth

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Question 1162

The temperature at the core of the earth is about

A. 20000º C
B. 2000º C
C. 200000º C
D. 26000º C

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Question 1163

Which of the following regions bear mainly the Coniferous forests?

A. Southern part of India
B. South America
C. Southern island of New Zealand
D. Central, Eastern and Western parts of North America

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Question 1164

Consider the following statements: 1. Biodiversity is normally greater in the lower latitudes as compared to the higher latitudes, 2. Along the mountain gradients, biodiversity is normally greater in the lower altitudes as compared to the higher altitudes. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both I and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1165

Which of the following represents d process of chemical weathering? [CDS 1991]

A. Thermal expansion and contraction
B. Mass exfoliation
C. Hydration and Hydrolysis
D. Frost action and crystal growth

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Question 1166

La Nina is suspected to have caused recent floods in Australia. How is La Ninadifferent from El Nino ? 1. La Nina is characterised by un-usually cold ocean temperature in equatorial Indian Ocean whereas El Nino IS characterised by unusually warm ocean temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. 2. El Nino has adverse effect on south-west monsoon of India, but La Nina has no effect on monsoon climate. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [CSAT2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1167

The languages used in China is

A. Chinese, English
B. Chinese, Arabic
C. Chinese, French
D. Chinese, Korean

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Question 1168

'Freedom Trail' is a 2.5 mile long passage that offers a rich insight into the American Revolution. In which US city would you find this famous and historic trail?

A. Boston
B. Memphis
C. Denver
D. Connecticut

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Question 1169

The panama canal links

A. Canada with Greenland
B. North America with South America
C. Siberia with Greenland
D. None of the above

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Question 1170

The tide at its maximum height is known as:

A. Equinox
B. Neap tide
C. Spring tide
D. Tsunami

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Question 1171

Cyclones are called as hurricanes in

A. Bangladesh
B. China
C. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
D. Japan

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Question 1172

Before its Independence, Bangladesh was part of ___________.

A. India
B. China
C. Pakistan
D. United Kingdom

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Question 1173

At neap tide: 1. the sun and moon exert their force at right angles 2. the tidal amplitude is high 3. the low tides are very low

A. 1
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 1174

The Gobi Desert is one of the largest deserts on Earth. A part of it lies in which of the following countries?

A. Australia
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Mongolia
D. Madagascar

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Question 1175

The main producers of free gas are

A. the south Bassein and Tapti fields in the western offshore
B. the gas fields in Tripura and Andhra Pradesh (KG Basin)
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1176

The region of three W's that is wheat, wool and wine is

A. mediterranean climatic regions
B. china type climatic regions
C. steppe type climatic regions
D. equatorial regions

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Question 1177

Consider the following statements: 1. In the tropical rainforest of Brazil, the average diurnal range of temperature is much greater than the average annual range of temperature. 2. In the humid subtropical climate of Kyushu island of Japan, the rainfall for the year almost totals that of the rainfall in tropical rainforest. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1178

Which of the following natural regions is known as 'the big game country' or 'a land ofsafari'?

A. Tropical deserts
B. Equatorial regions
C. Temperate Grassland regions
D. Savanna or Tropical Grassland regions

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Question 1179

The region with the lowest mean winter temperature (-50º C) is found in

A. Greenland
B. Northern Canada
C. North Pole
D. North Eastern Siberia

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Question 1180

Exogenic forces are connected with

A. Plucking action
B. Volcanic action
C. Lithosperic
D. Atmospheric

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Question 1181

_____ canal is gateway to the Pacific.

A. Suez
B. Panama
C. Kiel
D. Grand Union

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Question 1182

The correct decreasing order of the population of the various continents is:

A. Asia, Europe, America, Africa, Australia
B. Asia, America, Europe, Africa, Australia
C. Asia, Europe, Africa, America, Australia
D. Asia, America, Africa, Europe, Australia

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Question 1183

Imaginary lines connecting places in oceans having equalsalinity are called

A. Isotherms
B. Isobars
C. Isohalines
D. Isohyets

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Question 1184

The Doctor is a wind which

A. is enervating
B. withers plants
C. is injurious to health
D. is conducive to health

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Question 1185

what is the International Date Line

A. It is the Equator
B. it is the 00 longitude
C. It is the 900 east longitude
D. It is the 1800 longitude

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Question 1186

The Atlantic Ocean routes are busier than the Pacific Ocean routes because Atlantic Ocean:

A. Routes are shorter
B. Routes are not so dangerous
C. is surrounded on both sides by industrialised nations
D. has better shipping facilities

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Question 1187

The division of the world into major natural regions isprimarily based on

A. atmosphere
B. rainfall
C. climate types
D. annual range of temperature

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Question 1188

Moraine is

A. a tribe inhabiting the equatorial region
B. the debris of fragments of rock material brought down with the movement of a glacier
C. a salt water lake in Arabia
D. a nocturnal animal found in Amazon forests

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Question 1189

Kiel Canal connects the North Sea with the _____ sea.

A. Atlantic
B. Baltic
C. Arctic
D. None of these

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Question 1190

The capital of Colombia is ?

A. Caracas
B. Santiago
C. Lima
D. Bogota

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Question 1191

_____ canal lies on one of the world's largest of trade routesconnecting Europe and Far East.

A. The Panama
B. The Suez
C. The Kiel
D. The Goth

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Question 1192

Which of the following rocks is transformed into marble? [NDA 1991]

A. Granite
B. Limestone
C. Peat
D. Shale

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Question 1193

Which of the following is not one of the by-products of mineral oil?

A. Naphtha
B. Sulphur
C. Aniline dyes
D. Paraffin wax

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Question 1194

Gulf Stream, the most important current of the Atlantic Ocean, takes Its birth from the Gulf of Mexico. Its importance lies in its

A. cooling effect
B. warming effect
C. area of influence
D. influence on travel

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Question 1195

Which of the following gives the correct decreasing order in numbers in the food chainpyramid? 1. Primary Producers 2. Herbivores 3. Carnivores 4. Man

A. 1, 2, 3, 4
B. 1, 3, 2, 4
C. 4, 3, 2, 1
D. 1, 2, 4, 3

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Question 1196

In the structure of Planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following ?

A. Aluminium
B. Chromium
C. Iron
D. Silicon

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Question 1197

Consider the following statements : 1. Greenland is an overseas territory of France. 2. Berumuda, an overseas territory of UK, is situated in Western Atlantic. 3. State of Bahrain is situated in the Persian Gulf. Which of these statements is/are correct? [CPO AC 2003]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2 only
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

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Question 1198

The temperature at which dew is formed is known as

A. evaporation point
B. dew point
C. precipitation point
D. critical point

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Question 1199

Golden Revolution refers to [CPO SI 2011]

A. Sericulture
B. Horticulture
C. Apiculture
D. Viticulture

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Question 1200

Tides are complied and they vary from place to place because of: [IAS 2003]

A. the movement of Moon in relation to Earth
B. Uneven distribution of water over the globe
C. irregularities in the configuration of oceans
D. all of the above

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Question 1201

Which one of the following is the cloud that is dark-grey or black, found at very low height and brings the real rain? [CDS 2004]

A. Altocumulus
B. Cirrus
C. Cirrostratus
D. Nimbostratus

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Question 1202

The magnitude of Earthquake is measured on the

A. Barometer
B. Anemometer
C. Kelvin meter
D. Richter Scale

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Question 1203

The main vegetation of the steppe type climatic regions is

A. evergreen forests
B. evergreen deciduous forests
C. large grasslands
D. coniferous forests

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Question 1204

Batholiths and Laccoliths are formations of: [NDA 2003]

A. sedimentary rocks
B. igneous rocks
C. metamorphic rocks
D. polymetamorphosed rocks

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Question 1205

Cork is chiefly produced in :

A. Baku (Russia)
B. Havana (Cuba)
C. Cadiz (Spain)
D. Leeds (England)

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Question 1206

The Australian state which is an island is:

A. Queensland
B. Java
C. Tasmania
D. New Guinea

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Question 1207

The main types of air mass include maritime tropical(mT) maritime polar(mP) maritime arctic(mA)continental polar(cP)

A. All of the above
B. I, II, III
C. I, IV
D. I, II

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Question 1208

Rice in Myanmar is cultivated along the deltas of ______river.

A. Salween
B. Menam
C. Mekong
D. Irrawaddy

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Question 1209

The shipping canal that connects the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is called the______.

A. Panama Canal
B. Suez Canal
C. Kiel Canal
D. Buckingham Canal

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Question 1210

The busiest and most important sea route of the world is _____

A. North Pacific Sea Route
B. North Atlantic Sea Route
C. South Atlantic Sea Route
D. Indian Ocean Route

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Question 1211

What do you understand by the term ‘Advection’ ?

A. Heat is transferred horizontally by winds
B. Heat is transferred horizontally by both winds and ocean currents
C. Heat is transferred vertically through the air
D. Heat is transferred horizontally through ocean currents

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Question 1212

Which one of the following has geographical position of 0 degree latitude and 0 degreelongitude? [CDS 2008]

A. In the South Atlantic Ocean
B. In the Mediterranean Sea
C. In Ghana, a West African-country
D. At Greenwich Observatory in England

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Question 1213

Fog is common around Newfoundland coast because:

A. high tides occur, causing storms
B. the rainfall is heavy
C. warm and cold currents meet
D. icebergs melt around the coast

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Question 1214

The limit beyond which the stars suffer internal collapse is called the

A. Raman Effect
B. Chandrasekhar limit
C. Aurora Borealis
D. Quasan Zone

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Question 1215

The plants grown in equatorial regions include

A. wheat, barley, maize
B. evergreen dense forests, rubber trees, groundnuts
C. groundnuts, soyabeens, potatoes
D. evergreen coniferous forests, oats, cocoa

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Question 1216

The highest coal-producing country in the world is [BPSC 2011]

A. India
B. USA
C. China
D. Russia

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Question 1217

The well-defined zones of seismic activity in the world where the largest number ofearthquakes originates is :

A. Mediterranean Zone
B. Circum Pacific Belt
C. Mid oceanic Rift Valley Zone
D. African Rift Valley Zone

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Question 1218

The maximum amount of energy in the present day world is provided by :

A. atomic energy
B. coal
C. hydroelectric power resources
D. liquid fuels

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Question 1219

The lowest winter temperature in the northern hemisphere is of:

A. Ottawa
B. Mexico city
C. Moscow
D. Verkhoyansk

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Question 1220

Limestone is an example of

A. igneous rocks
B. sedimentary rocks
C. metamorphic rocks
D. crystalline rocks

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Question 1221

Which of these is not related to the great depression?

A. Drop in profits
B. Drop in income
C. Drop in tax revunes
D. Drop in health

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Question 1222

Ocean between Africa and Australia?

A. Atlantic
B. Pacific
C. Indian
D. Arctic

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Question 1223

The tropical rain forests are dense and varied because of: [CDS 1994]

A. their remote and inaccessible locations
B. very little interference from man
C. an abundance of moisture and warm temperature throughout the year
D. poor economic development

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Question 1224

Berlin is situated on the river canal

A. Danube
B. Elbe
C. Spree
D. Nile

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Question 1225

Which of these is the longest?

A. 0° Meridian
B. 180° E-W
C. 90° E
D. All are equal

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Question 1226

In the Himalayas the melting or the snow is more on the

A. southern slopes
B. northern slopes
C. eastern slopes
D. western slopes

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Question 1227

The earlier name of Surinam was; [CDS 1990]

A. British Guyana
B. Dutch Guyana
C. Medagascar
D. Venezuela

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Question 1228

Which one of the following is not the part of North Atlantic ocean current system? [IAS2003]

A. Irminger current
B. Labrador current
C. Brazilian current
D. Canarie current

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Question 1229

In which direction earth spins on its axis?

A. West to East
B. East to West
C. South to North
D. North to South

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Question 1230

Which of the following are correctly matched? 1. Active volcano : Stromboli (Sicily) 2. Dormant volcano : Vesuvius (Italy) 3. Extinct volcano : Fujiyama (Japan)

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 1231

The busiest inland water-way of Europe is the Rhine. Its preeminence as a waterway rests on the fact that

A. it flows through the most industrialised part of Europe
B. it follows a rift valley
C. its course is never frozen
D. it falls in the North Sea

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Question 1232

If it is 4 P.M. on Monday at 150°W, what will be the time at 150°E ?

A. 4 a.m. on Tuesday
B. 4 p.m. on Tuesday
C. 4 p.m. on Sunday
D. 12 Noon on Tuesday

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Question 1233

Which country is known as the "Sugar Bowl" of the world?

A. Cuba
B. China
C. Australia
D. India

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Question 1234

The greatest variety of animal and plant species is fund in

A. temperate grasslands
B. tropical moist forests
C. tundra regions
D. in hot deserts

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Question 1235

The velocity of winds is related to :

A. the amount of moisture they carry
B. the nearness to the sea
C. pressure gradient in the direction of their flow
D. the direction in which they blow

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Question 1236

Who of the following was the first scientific geographer who ascertained the length of equator on sound principles?

A. Herodotus
B. Hecataeus
C. Anaximander
D. Eratosthenes

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Question 1237

Which biome is also called Mediterranean?

A. Tundra
B. Chaparral
C. Desert
D. None of the above

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Question 1238

The planet that takes the highest time for completing a rotation is

A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Earth
D. Pluto

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Question 1239

The continents of Africa and Europe, at their closest point are seperated from each other by the strait of

A. Messina
B. Bonifacio
C. Gibraltar
D. Otranto

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Question 1240

An Oxe-bow lake is a ______

A. lake formed behind an off-shore bar
B. lake occupying a volcanic crater
C. lake formed due to cut off meander
D. lake occupying a hollow scooped by a glaqcier

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Question 1241

Which form of coal is mainly suitable for producing thermal power? [CDS 2001]

A. Anthracite
B. Bituminous
C. Lignite
D. Peat

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Question 1242

The area of the Earth's total surface is of the order of ____.

A. 510 million square kilometres
B. 450 million square kilometres
C. 400 million square kilometres
D. 350 million square kilometres

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Question 1243

The Tropical Grasslands of Brazil are known as

A. Llanos
B. Campos
C. Selvas
D. Savanna

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Question 1244

Which of the following is/are true of world time zones? 1. The world is divided into thirty time zones 2. All time zones of the world are described in term of the number of hours difference between the standard meridian of that zone and the Greenwich Meridian 3. All countries have more than one time zone 4. The time for all places east of Greenwich is designated slow, and time for all places left of Greenwich is designated fast

A. I, II, III and IV
B. II and IV
C. I, III and IV
D. II only

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Question 1245

What is a cloudburst? [CDS 2012]

A. It refers to sudden and copious rainfall over a small area which often lasts for only a few minutes
B. it refers to 50mm rain over a period of time
C. It is caused by rapid condensation of very high clouds
D. It refers to a thunderstorm with little rain

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Question 1246

The plants of which of the following crops are highly sensitive to frost?

A. Barely
B. Cotton
C. Maize
D. None of the above

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Question 1247

Which of the following natural regions is inhabited by the Eskimos of Canada and Alaska, Lappas of Finland and the Samoyeds and Yakuts of Siberia?

A. High Mountain region
B. Polar Tundra
C. The Taiga region
D. Cool (Mid-Latitude) West margin region

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Question 1248

The strait that separates Tasmania from the mainland ofAustralia is

A. Cook Strait
B. Bass Strait
C. Torres Strait
D. Palk Strait

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Question 1249

Tropical evergreen forests remain evergreen because :

A. there is a thick undergrowth of bushes
B. they do not shed their leaves.
C. shedding of leaves and simultaneous growth of new ones takes place throughout the year
D. while plants at one level shed their leaves, those at a higher level retain their leaves

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Question 1250

Consider the following countries: 1. Albania 2. Bosnia Herzegovina 3. Croatia 4. Macedonia Which of these countries has/have Adriatic Sea as a boundary?

A. 1 and 2
B. Only 4
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 3 and 4

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Question 1251

Which one among the following statements relating to a cyclone is not correct? [Asstt Commdt 2011]

A. It is a wind circulation system with a low pressure at the centre
B. It brings about sudden change In weather condition in an area
C. Wind movement towards the low pressure centre of a cyclone is clockwise in the northern hemisphere
D. It is known as hurricane in West Indies

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Question 1252

Of the following, which capital city is not situated on the banks of the river Danube?

A. vienna
B. Rome
C. Budapest
D. Belgrade

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Question 1253

World's largest manufacturers of Motor Vehicles are:

A. Russia and Japan
B. U.K. and France
C. U.S.A. and Japan
D. U.S.A. and Germany

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Question 1254

The production of natural rubber is dominated by :

A. South America
B. South-east Asia
C. Central Africa
D. Mediterranean region

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Question 1255

Headquarters of NASA is at

A. New York
B. Washington
C. Boston
D. Texas

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Question 1256

Abadan' is well known as

A. a major Air Force base in Iraq
B. the main oil terminal in Iran
C. a pilgrim centre for Muslims and Christians as well
D. an archaeological site throwing new light on the civilisation that flourished in Arabia before the advent of Aryans into India

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Question 1257

A line drawn on a weather map connecting points that receive equal amounts of sunshine are

A. Isohel
B. Isobar
C. Isohyte
D. Isotherm

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Question 1258

Mount ST. Helens is an 'active stratovolcano' located in ____.

A. Japan
B. India
C. USA
D. Chile

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Question 1259

In the structure of planet Earth ,below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following

A. Aluminium
B. Chrromium
C. Iron
D. Silicon

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Question 1260

The ideal conditions for coral growth are: 1. water temperature around 20°C 2. tropical waters (between 30°N and 30°S) 3. highly saline water 4. adequate oxygen

A. I, II and IV
B. I, III and IV
C. I, II and III
D. II, III and IV

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Question 1261

The shape of earth is

A. sphere
B. oblate spheroid
C. circular
D. spheroid

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Question 1262

Sunda Trench lies in : [NDA 2008]

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Antarctic Ocean

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Question 1263

Doldrums are: [NDA 1995]

A. high latitudes with heavy snow
B. equatorial zone with low pressure
C. high pressure areas on mountains
D. sub-polar zone with high pressure

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Question 1264

The snowline is the line on mountain or hill slope which

A. is the highest limit of perpetual snow .
B. is the lowest limit of perpetual snow
C. represents the highest amount of snowfall received
D. represents the lowest amount of snowfall received

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Question 1265

The planets are kept in motion in their respective orbits by :

A. their great size and spherical shape
B. the rotation and density
C. gravitation and centrifugal force
D. rotation of the sun on its axis

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Question 1266

A continuous belt of urban population progressively linkingseveral cities is known as

A. Metropolis
B. Megalopolis
C. Conurbation
D. City sprawl

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Question 1267

The HBJ Upgradation project, upgraded the capacity of HBJ pipeline from 18.2 MM SC MD to

A. 20 MM SC MD
B. 33.4 MM SC MD
C. 22.3 MM SC MD
D. 29.6 MM SC MD

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Question 1268

Major source of oceanic salinity is [BPSC 2011]

A. rivers
B. land
C. wind
D. ash from volcanoes

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Question 1269

Which one of the following is present in the largest amount interms of per cent by man In the earth's crust?

A. Silicon
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon
D. Calcium

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Question 1270

No trees are found in Tundra biome near polar region of northern hemisphere. This isdue to : [NDA 2011]

A. snowfall inhibits plant respiration
B. frozen ice beneath the surface soil (permafrost) restricts root growth
C. less wind movement and inadequate sunlight
D. low temperature which restricts development of reproductive organs

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Question 1271

The magnetic field of earth, Magnetosphere expands to about

A. 9600 km above the earth's surface
B. 8000 km above the earth's surface
C. 64,000 km above the earth's surface
D. None of the above

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Question 1272

Nautical mile is a unit of distance used in

A. space travel
B. navigation
C. aviation
D. communication

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Question 1273

Which of the following are not pastoral nomads?

A. Pygmies
B. Kazaks
C. Masai
D. Lapps

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Question 1274

What is the unit of measurement of the distance of the starsfrom the earth?

A. fathoms
B. kilometres
C. light years
D. Nautical miles

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Question 1275

The Trans-Andean railway connects

A. Mexico City with Santiago
B. Panama City with Santiago
C. Buenos Aires with Valparaiso
D. Rio de Janerio with Bogota

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Question 1276

What is the Capital of Namibia?

A. Windhoek
B. Mogadishu
C. Utrecht
D. Mombasa

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Question 1277

The speed of rotation of the earth is the highest: [NDA 1994]

A. along the Equator
B. at the North Pole
C. along the Tropic of Cancer
D. along the Arctic Circle

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Question 1278

Which is the world's largest river?

A. The Nile
B. The Amazon
C. The Brahmaputra
D. The Mississippi and Missouri

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Question 1279

The seasonal contrasts are maximum in:

A. low latitudes
B. mid-latitudes
C. sub tropics
D. high latitudes

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Question 1280

The river Mahaweli flows through

A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Sri Lanka
D. Pakistan

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Question 1281

Which of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth's crust

A. Silicon
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon
D. Calcium

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Question 1282

What is the correct decreasing order of the share of different salts in sea water?

A. sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, magnesium sulphate, potassium sulphate
B. sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium sulphate, magnesium sulphate
C. sodium chloride, magnesium sulphate, potassium sulphate, magnesium chloride
D. sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium sulphate, magnesium sulphate

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Question 1283

This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as the southern lights.

A. Aurora australis
B. Aurora borealis
C. Aurora polaris
D. Aurora coriolis

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Question 1284

Everyday the moon rises about _____ minutes later than the previous day

A. 20
B. 30
C. 60
D. 50

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Question 1285

The phenomenon of an opening occurring in the earth's surface through which a jet of hot water and steam is forces out at irregular intervals is called

A. crater
B. geyser
C. hot spring
D. volcano

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Question 1286

When can one record the lowest temperature of air?

A. Just before sunrise
B. At midnight
C. At 3 a.m.
D. No fixed time

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Question 1287

Which of the following is a chemical weathering process ?

A. Frost Action
B. Hydraulic Action
C. Oxidation
D. Thermal Expansion

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Question 1288

The weight of an object is maximum

A. on the equator
B. on the surface of the earth
C. at the centre of the earth
D. on the poles of the earth

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Question 1289

Which of the following is not a sedimentary rock?

A. Limestone
B. Marble
C. Sandstone
D. Shale

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Question 1290

Rain shadow effect is associated with

A. convectional rainfall
B. cyclonic rainfall
C. orographic rainfall
D. warm front rainfall

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Question 1291

The ____ current is a cold water current.

A. Gulf Stream
B. Kuroshio
C. Brazil
D. Labrador

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Question 1292

Among the following climatic factors, which one has the least effect upon a terrestrial ecosystem? [IAS 2004]

A. Temperature variation
B. Wind
C. Conditions of sunlight
D. Availability of water

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Question 1293

Which country shares the longest border with China?

A. India
B. Russia
C. Mongolia
D. Kazakhstan

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Question 1294

Which one of the following pairs of ocean currents meet each other near Newfound land? [NDA 1994]

A. Canaries and Labrador
B. Gulf stream and Labrador
C. Gulfstream and Canaries
D. Kuroshio and Kurile

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Question 1295

Lunar eclipse occurs on :

A. New moon
B. Full moon
C. Half moon
D. Quarter moon

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Question 1296

The position of the sun is annually twice overhead at Singapore because of the:[Railways 1993]

A. rotation of the earth
B. revolution of the earth
C. elliptical path of the earth's orbit
D. parallelism of inclined axis of the earth

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Question 1297

The most salty sea in the world is

A. Red sea
B. Dead sea
C. Arabian sea
D. Mediterranean sea

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Question 1298

The state of california uses a mechanism known as

A. NOTS
B. BOTS
C. LOTS
D. POTS

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Question 1299

The actual amount or moisture contained in the air is knownas

A. relative humidity
B. moisture content
C. dew point
D. absolute humidity

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Question 1300

49th Parallel is the boundary line between which two countries?

A. USA and Canada
B. North and South Vietnam
C. Germany and France
D. Brazil and Chile

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Question 1301

The north flowing rivers of Siberia are not of much use tor navigation mainly because

A. they are too shallow in the dry season
B. the lower courses remain frozen for many months
C. they flow through uninhabited areas
D. they lack navigation facilities to ensure safety

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Question 1302

The endangered Ridley turtles have the world's largest aggregation_____

A. Gahirmatha
B. Sagarmatha
C. Lakshadweep islands
D. Andaman and Nicobar group of islands

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Question 1303

Which one of the following is not an African country? [CDS 1991]

A. Cameroon
B. Gabon
C. Mauritania
D. Yemen

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Question 1304

A short cut sea route between the European and-Asian countries was provided by

A. Cape of Good Hope route
B. Seuz Canal
C. Panama Canal
D. North Atlantic route

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Question 1305

What is seismic zone extending at an angle of about 45 degrees from the base of an ocean trench, down through lithosphere to the asthenosphere known as

A. Appleton layer
B. Benioff zone
C. Conard discontinuity
D. Convergence zone

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Question 1306

The longest ship canal in the world is the

A. St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)
B. Suez canal, Egypt
C. Kiel canal, Germany
D. Panama canal, Central America

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Question 1307

The term ‘Granary of the world’ is related to _____ type.

A. Monsoon
B. Temperate
C. Mediterranean
D. Laurentian

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Question 1308

Which river crosses the Equator twice?

A. Amazon
B. Congo
C. Nile
D. Orinoco

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Question 1309

The hair or Nordic races is generally

A. blond
B. woolly
C. straight
D. All of these

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Question 1310

In winter the Eskimos of the Tundra region live in

A. Grass Huts
B. Trees
C. Igloos
D. Tents

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Question 1311

The 'Ringgit' is the present day currency of which of the following country ?

A. Singapore
B. Malaysia
C. Switzerland
D. Thailand

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Question 1312

Which of the following is the best definition of 'Tides' ? [SBI PO 1991]

A. A powerful movement of the ocean which proceed constantly in a definite direction
B. A great circulatory movement of sea water caused by difference in density of sea water
C. A periodic rise and fall of sea water caused by the gravitational force of moon and sun on earth
D. A wind and pressure system having a low pressure in centre and circular wind motion

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Question 1313

Which is the largest Gulf in the World? [Railways 1995]

A. The Gulf of Cambay
B. The Gulf of Mexico
C. The Persian Gulf
D. The Strait of Hormuz

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Question 1314

The traditional lands of the nomads of Central Asia are

A. Mongolia and Tibet
B. Sinkiang and Turkistan
C. Kirghiz steppe
D. All of the above

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Question 1315

'Freedom Trail' is a 2.5 mile long passage that offers a rich insight into the American Revolution. In which US city would you find this famous and historic trail?

A. Memphis
B. Boston
C. Denver
D. Connecticut

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Question 1316

Which is the shortest River in the world?

A. Ganges
B. Roe
C. Nile
D. Amazon

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Question 1317

The highest point of Australia is:

A. Mount Kosciusko.
B. Mount Twonsend
C. Mount Twynam
D. Abbott Peak

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Question 1318

Which one of the following sequences of ocean trenches is correct in terms of the ascending order of their depths? [IAS 2008]

A. Aleutian Trench - Mindanao Trench - New Herbides Trench
B. New Herbides Trench - Mindanao Trench - Aleutian Trench
C. Aleutian Trench - New Herbldes Trench - Mindanao Trench
D. New Herbides Trench - Aleutian Trench - Mindanao Trench

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Question 1319

The International Date Line passes through: [LlC, AAO 1994]

A. Bering strait
B. Gibraltar strait
C. Florida strait
D. Malacca strait

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Question 1320

In an artesian well, in what order the rock-layer are generallyfound? (from bottom to surface)

A. permeable, non-permeable and permeable
B. non-permeable and permeable
C. permeable and non- permeable
D. non-permeable, permeable and non-permeable

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Question 1321

The tropical grasslands of Africa are known as?

A. Savanna
B. Tundra
C. Siesman
D. None of the above

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Question 1322

The busiest sea route is

A. The Mediterranean Red-Sea Route
B. The South Atlantic Route
C. The North Atlantic Route
D. The Pacific Route

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Question 1323

Geostationary orbit is at a height of:

A. 6 km
B. 1000 km
C. 3600 km
D. 36,000 km

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Question 1324

The equator cuts through which of the following islands:

A. Medagascar
B. Tasmania
C. Java
D. Borneo

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Question 1325

The route is connecting Western Europe, Africa andAustralia by way of the Cape of Good Hope.

A. Panama route
B. Cape route
C. North Pacific route
D. South Atlantic route

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Question 1326

China type of climate prevails in :

A. China, Korea and Vietnam
B. Southern China, Vietnam and Laos
C. Central China, North China and Southern Japan
D. North China, Southern Russia and Japan

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Question 1327

When the wind is deflected due to the rotation of the Earth, it is called as: [NDA 1994]

A. geostropic wind
B. polar wind
C. westerlies
D. trade winds

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Question 1328

Factory farming is the characteristic of [IAS 2009]

A. north-western North America
B. north-western Europe
C. eastern Europe
D. south-east Asia

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Question 1329

The land-locked country in SE Asia is

A. Thailand
B. Malayasia
C. Laos
D. Vietnam

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Question 1330

On which of the following planets of the solar system does the sun rise in the west andset in the east?

A. Venus
B. Mars
C. Jupiter
D. Saturn

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Question 1331

Which of the following is the largest irrigation canal in the world? [Asstt Grade 1993]

A. Panama Canal
B. Sirhind Canal
C. Suez Canal
D. Indira Gandhi Canal

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Question 1332

The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound ____

A. PO4
B. PO3
C. PO2
D. PO

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Question 1333

The Harmattan is

A. cool, extremely dry wind that forms over the Sahara and blows westward or south-westward to the African coast
B. wind that blows during the dry season from December to February
C. tertiary wind that carry great quantities of fine dust from the Sahara
D. All of the above

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Question 1334

Which is the following is not an effect of volcanoes

A. Africa
B. Australia
C. North America
D. South America

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Question 1335

The intensity of insolation depends on [NDA 2011]

A. Altitude
B. Nature of terrain
C. Wind
D. Latitude

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Question 1336

The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with

A. zones of climate
B. zones of oceans
C. zones of land
D. zones of cyclonic depressions

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Question 1337

The City of Cartagena, which is famous for Protocol on Biosafety,is located in

A. Colombia
B. Venezuela
C. Brazil
D. Guyana

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Question 1338

Which one of the following is the cause for a change in the season?

A. Earth’s Rotation and Revolution
B. Earth’s Rotation
C. Earth’s Revolution
D. None of the above

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Question 1339

The shallow waters of continental shelves are rich fishing grounds. An example of such area is

A. North Sea
B. Baltic Sea
C. Mediterranean Sea
D. Red Sea

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Question 1340

The phenomenon of Aurora Borealis, the display of red and green lights in northern hemisphere is due to radiations from:

A. troposphere
B. mesosphere
C. stratosphere
D. ionosphere

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Question 1341

Which country ranks top in the mining of gold?

A. Canada
B. U.S.A.
C. China
D. South Africa

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Question 1342

The mapping of which of the following is most difficult ?

A. Mountains
B. Plateaus and Plains
C. Interior of the Earth
D. Oceans and their depth

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Question 1343

The Mediterranean lands are' often called the World's: [IFS 1990]

A. grazing lands
B. forest lands
C. orchard lands
D. paddy lands

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Question 1344

The total surface area of earth is : [CDS 2000]

A. 510 million sq km
B. 610 million sq km
C. 710 million sq km
D. 810 million sq km

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Question 1345

The number indicating the intensity of an earthquake on a Richter scale range between

A. 1 to 7
B. 1 to 9
C. 1 to 8
D. 1 to 12

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Question 1346

The low heating capacity of which of the types of coal reduces its value as an industrial fuel?

A. Anthracite
B. Bituminous coal
C. Lignite
D. Peat

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Question 1347

What is located at 180 degrees longitude?

A. Fiji
B. Russia
C. Antarctica
D. All of the above

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Question 1348

The ports which function as the collection centres where the goods are brought from different countries to be sent to others besides their own country are called: [IAS 2003]

A. out ports
B. packet stations
C. entreport ports
D. port of call

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Question 1349

Agriculture Involving both crops and livestock is known as

A. dairy farming
B. mixed farming
C. dry farming
D. truck farming

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Question 1350

Animal migration on savannas is often governed by

A. Rainfall
B. Distance
C. Reproduction
D. Fire

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Question 1351

On the Equator the day and night are equal

A. on equinoxes
B. on summer solstice
C. on winter solstice
D. throughout the year

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Question 1352

The oldest rock system of the world is:

A. The Archaean Rock system
B. The Zircons Rock system
C. The Primitive Rock system
D. None of these

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Question 1353

The waterfall 'Victoria' is associated with the river

A. Amazon
B. Missouri
C. St Lawrence
D. Zambeji

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Question 1354

A continuous belt of urban population progressively linking several cities is known as

A. Metropolis
B. Megalopolis
C. Conurbation
D. City sprawl

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Question 1355

The hydrological cycle is a conceptual model that describes

A. the storage of water between biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere
B. the movement of water between biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1356

Which of the following minerals is obtained from placerdeposits?

A. copper
B. tin
C. manganese
D. aluminium

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Question 1357

Which is the largest sea in the world?

A. Caspian Sea
B. South China Sea
C. Mediterranean Sea
D. North Sea

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Question 1358

The constellations of stars appear at different positions in the sky at different timesduring night mainly:

A. because earth rotates about its axis
B. because earth revolves round the sun
C. because of optical illusion
D. because celestial bodies are changing their positions all the time

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Question 1359

Which one of the African countries is richer than others in gold and diamond? [IFS1993]

A. Zambia
B. Zaire
C. Botswana
D. Angola

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Question 1360

Which of the following is a metamorphic rock?

A. Slate
B. Sandstone
C. Shole
D. Limestone

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Question 1361

Grasses are almost absent in :

A. tropical moist deciduous forest
B. tropical dry evergreen forest
C. tropical semi-evergreen forest
D. tropical wet-evergreen forest

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Question 1362

The hot, dry wind on the east or leeward side of the Rocky mountains (North America) is called

A. the Chinook
B. the Sirocco
C. the Harmattan
D. the Loo

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Question 1363

The hot and cold deserts together occupy nearly ____ land area of the world.

A. 01-Feb
B. 1/4th
C. 1/3rd
D. 3/4th

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Question 1364

The least explosive type of volcano is called

A. Basalt plateau
B. Cinder cone
C. Shield volcanoes
D. Composite volcanoes

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Question 1365

Which is the largest fishing ground in the world?

A. Japan sea
B. North sea
C. North-East-Pacific
D. Newfoundland water

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Question 1366

The 'land of eternal spring' are certain parts of ______

A. Tundra region
B. Highland region
C. Mediterranean region
D. Hot-Wet Equatorial region

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Question 1367

Maximum difference in the spacing of longitudes is :

A. at poles
B. at equator
C. at tropics
D. at arctic circle

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Question 1368

Ozone layers absorb

A. infrared rays
B. ultraviolet rays coming from the sun
C. all radiations from the sun
D. cosmic rays

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Question 1369

The main period of Mesozoic era include

A. Triassic period and Cretaceous period
B. Jurassic period and Triassic period
C. Triassic period, Jurassic period and cretaceous period
D. cretaceous period and Jurassic period

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Question 1370

The deflection of the wind to the right in the northern hemisphere and to Its left in the southern hemisphere is caused by the

A. rotation of the Earth
B. revolution of the Earth
C. uneven heating of the Earth
D. All the above

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Question 1371

The mean radius of the earth is approximately

A. 32,000 km
B. 6,400 km
C. 9,600 km
D. 12,800 km

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Question 1372

The highest waterfall of the world is: [RRB 1992]

A. Niagara Falls
B. Boyoma Falls
C. Salto Angel Falls
D. Khone Falls

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Question 1373

Groundwater is found underground in the zone of

A. Penetration
B. Aeration
C. Saturation
D. Both B & C

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Question 1374

The local time at A is 4 p.m, when Greenwich Mean Time is 2 p.m. This indicates: 1. A is east of Greenwich 2. the longitude of A is 30°

A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Neither I nor II
D. Both I and II

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Question 1375

From east to west, which one of the following sequences of cities of Canada is correct? [IAS 2007]

A. Quebec – Montreal - Ottawa -Toronto
B. Montreal – Quebec - Ottawa -Toronto
C. Quebec – Montreal - Toronto - Ottawa
D. Montreal - Quebec - Toronto – Ottawa

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Question 1376

The mica belt of the Himalayas, the major part of it is situated in

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Bihar
C. Rajasthan
D. West Bengal

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Question 1377

Westerlies in southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in northernhemisphere. Why? 1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere. 2. Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemisphere. Which of the statements given above is fare correct? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1378

Which of the following is an island sea?

A. Caribbean sea
B. Caspian sea
C. Red sea
D. Yellow sea

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Question 1379

The main factor determining a region's climate is

A. longitude
B. latitude
C. temperature
D. All of the above

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Question 1380

Among the following countries, which one has the largest concentration of Railways?

A. South Africa
B. Egypt
C. Algeria
D. Sudan

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Question 1381

Which of the following are true of the Pacific Ocean? 1. It is the largest of all water bodies 2. It is roughly triangular in shape 3. The average depth is about 7300 m 4. Nearly 20,000 islands dot this vast ocean

A. I, II and III
B. I and III
C. II and III
D. I, II, III and IV

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Question 1382

The part of continental margin that is structurally a part of continent?

A. Continental shelf
B. Continental Slope
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1383

The layer of the earth, immediately below the crust, is called

A. outer core
B. inner core
C. inner mantle
D. outer mantle

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Question 1384

What is the difference between a geyser and a hot spring?

A. Water is ejected explosively in a geyser
B. Water from the geyser may be cold
C. Geysers are found on volcanic mountains
D. Geysers are more common in cold countries

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Question 1385

Dhaulagiri peak in the Himalayan Range is located in

A. Bhutan
B. Nepal
C. Sikkim
D. Uttar Pradesh

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Question 1386

The river Jordan drains into the

A. Dead Sea
B. Adriatic Garden
C. Gulf of Suez
D. Resaca Garden

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Question 1387

Tribes belonging to which one of the following groups earn their livelihood through food - gathering and hunting?

A. Bushman, Pigmy and Eskimo
B. Masai, Kirghiz, and Boro
C. Pigmy, Eskimo and Kirghiz
D. Boro, Bushman, and Masai

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Question 1388

With the disintegration of USSR in end 1991, comprised of ____ Union Republics.

A. 15
B. 10
C. 5
D. 25

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Question 1389

At which place a joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ was held in September 2017 between United States and Indian army?

A. Pune
B. NewYork
C. Vishakhapattnam
D. Washington

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Question 1390

If a traveller going from Vancouver to Tokyo crosses the International Date Line on Saturday, what will be the day for him at Tokyo?

A. Friday
B. Saturday
C. Sunday
D. Monday

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Question 1391

The highest grade of coal whose surface is shining and has the highest calorific value,is:

A. Anthracite
B. Bituminous
C. Lignite
D. Peat

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Question 1392

The gigantic tidal waves produced by earthquakes are called

A. breakers
B. tsunamis
C. currents
D. drift

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Question 1393

The sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the:

A. zenith
B. solstice
C. equinox
D. noontime

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Question 1394

The iron and steel industries of which of the following countries are almost fully dependent on imported raw materials?

A. Britain
B. Japan
C. Poland
D. Germany

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Question 1395

Which of the following cities is not one of the capitals of South Africa ?

A. Cape town
B. Pretoria
C. Johannesburg
D. Bloemfontein

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Question 1396

Why does Russia have many local time differences?

A. Because it keeps trade relations with many countries of the world
B. Because it experiences a wide range of climatic conditions
C. Because of its long east-west stretches
D. Because it is divided into a number of states on political grounds

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Question 1397

A layer in the Earth's atmosphere called Ionosphere facilitates radio communication.Why? 1. The presence of ozone causes the reflection of radio waves to Earth. 2. Radio waves have a very long wavelength. Which of the statements given above is fare correct? [CSAT 2011]

A. 1only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1398

Although hot deserts have a very low annual rainfall, occasional heavy rain storms do occur and these sometimes produce steep-sided, flat-floored valleys called:

A. gorges
B. wadi
C. canyons
D. barchans

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Question 1399

Which type of climate is known for the maximum diurnal range of temperature?

A. Mediterranean
B. Equatorial
C. Hot desert
D. Cold desert

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Question 1400

A large loop like bend in a river is called

A. a river cliff
B. a spur
C. a meander
D. a spit

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Question 1401

The planet that is nearly comparable to Earth as regards itssize and mass is

A. Pluto
B. Mars
C. Venus
D. Mercury

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Question 1402

The desert regions of the world occupy about _______ part ofthe land surface of the earth.

A. 1-3
B. 1.6
C. 1-2
D. None of the above

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Question 1403

The soil formed by wind dust in and around hot deserts is called [CDS 2012]

A. silty soil
B. loamy soil
C. sandy soil
D. loess soil

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Question 1404

Which of the following belts are associated with seismic activity? [NDA 1994] 1. Circum-Pacific Belt 2. Circum-Atlantic Belt 3. Mid-Continental Belt 4. Mid-Atlantic Belt

A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 2, 3 and 4

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Question 1405

A landform composed of sediments brought by a river and found where it enters a main valley or emerges from a mountain on to a plain is called a/an

A. meander
B. alluvial fan
C. oxbow lake
D. levee

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Question 1406

Mount Kailas is in

A. Nepal
B. Tibet
C. Sikkim
D. Bhutan

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Question 1407

The South Pole experiences continuous light at:

A. summer solstice
B. winter solstice
C. vernal equinox
D. no time

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Question 1408

Which of the following does not characterless 'selva'?

A. Evergreen forest
B. They have suffered the greatest destruction at the hands of man
C. Climbers hang from the roof formed by the foliage
D. Commercial utilisation of these forests is difficult

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Question 1409

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Cyclone is a low pressure system. 2. The wind movement is clockwise in the cyclone of northern hemisphere. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [NDA 2011]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1410

Very strong and cold icy winds that blow in the Polar regions are called: [CPO SI 2003]

A. typhoons
B. tornadoes
C. blizzards
D. polar winds

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Question 1411

Under normal conditions, which one of the following is the correct sequential developments of features made by fluvial action? [IAS 2007]

A. Waterfalls - Meander bars - River terraces - Oxbow lakes
B. Meander bars - River terraces – Waterfalls - Oxbow lakes
C. Waterfalls - River terraces – Meander bars - Oxbow lakes
D. River terraces - Meander – Waterfalls - Oxbow lakes

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Question 1412

The instrument used for measuring relative humidity in air is :

A. hygrograph
B. hydrograph
C. pantograph
D. barograph

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Question 1413

Which of the following grades of coal has the highest carbon content?

A. Anthracite
B. Bituminous coal
C. Lignite
D. Peat

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Question 1414

Wind erosion is dominant in

A. Tropical regions
B. Temperate regions
C. Deserts
D. Mediterranean regions

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Question 1415

The lines joining the place of equal intensity of seismic waves are known as

A. Seisimice line
B. Isoseisimic line
C. Isogonal line
D. Isogonic line

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Question 1416

European Turkey is separated from its Asian part by

A. Straits of Bosporus
B. Sea of Marmara
C. Straits of Dardanelles
D. All the above

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Question 1417

The major graphite producing country is

A. Russia
B. Sri Lanka
C. India
D. Zaire

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Question 1418

In which country will you find the river Po?

A. China
B. Italy
C. Sri Lanka
D. Zambia

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Question 1419

The average elevation of Tibetan Plateau above sea level is: [IAS 1994]

A. 2 km
B. 3 km
C. 4 km
D. 5 km

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Question 1420

The Radcliff Line demarcates the boundary between

A. India and China
B. India and Pakistan
C. Pakistan and Afghanistan
D. India and Afghanistan

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Question 1421

The variation in the duration of the day and the night is due to earth's

A. rotation on its axis
B. revolution around the sun
C. inclination of an angle of 601/2 degrees
D. both (a) and (b)

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Question 1422

Who constructed Suez Canal?

A. Fyodor Litke
B. Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky
C. Voin Rimsky-Korsakov
D. Ferdinand de Lesseps

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Question 1423

Agents of fog formation do not include:

A. high relative humidity
B. diurnal temperatures of short ranges
C. winter season
D. rapid radiation

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Question 1424

Which of the following is an igneous rock?

A. Granite
B. Limestone
C. Slate
D. Quartzite

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Question 1425

A geographic region has the following distinct characteristics: [IAS 2010] 1. Warm and dry climate 2. Mild and wet winter 3. Evergreen oak trees The above features are the distinct characteristics of which one of the following regions?

A. Mediterranean
B. Eastern China
C. Central Asia
D. Atlantic coast of North America

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Question 1426

The process that explains the recent changes in the height of sea level in coastal areas of eastern and northern Canada and Scandinavia is

A. isostasy
B. continental drift
C. plate tectonics
D. None of the above

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Question 1427

In which city is St. Peter's Basilica, one of the most famous churches in Christianity, located?

A. Madrid
B. Lisbon
C. Pisa
D. Vatican

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Question 1428

Formation of rnagma along the bedding plane results in :

A. Sill
B. Dykes
C. Basalt
D. Laccolith

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Question 1429

When it is 12:00 noon in India, the time in San Francisco (USA) would be closed to :[CDS 2002]

A. 11 : 30 p.m.
B. 11 : 30 p.m. of previous day
C. 8 : 30 p.m.
D. 8 : 30 p. m. of previous day

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Question 1430

What is the largest landlocked country in the world?

A. Kazakhstan
B. Turkmenistan
C. Russia
D. Uzbekistan

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Question 1431

Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in theworld?

A. Temperate Coniferous forests
B. Temperate Deciduous forests
C. Tropical Monsoon forests
D. Tropical Rainforests

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Question 1432

Which is not a topography produced by volcanocity

A. Cones
B. Crater
C. Caldera
D. Cirque

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Question 1433

Which of the following .countries are located on the Greenwich Meridian? 1. Algeria 2. Germany 3. Guinea 4. Iceland

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. 1, 3 and 4

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Question 1434

Which of the following is not an agent which produces physical features ?

A. Denudation
B. Deposition
C. Volcanic eruption
D. Conduction

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Question 1435

Which among these is a metamorphic rock?

A. Gneiss
B. Sandstone
C. Basalt
D. Limestone

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Question 1436

The amount of insolation received at a place on the surface of the earth depends on:

A. its climate
B. its latitude
C. its longitude
D. Both (a)and (b)

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Question 1437

Statue of Liberty is Situated in.

A. Paris
B. Washington
C. Geneva
D. New York

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Question 1438

Erosion of soil by a river mainly depends upon:

A. its depth
B. its length
C. its speed at which it flows
D. its width

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Question 1439

A person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called a : [IAS 1999]

A. Mulatto
B. Mestizo
C. Meiji
D. Mau Mau

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Question 1440

Which one among the following countries is the largest producer of Bauxite? [AssttComm 2008]

A. Australia
B. Brazil
C. West Indies
D. India

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Question 1441

The Earth's population has _____ since the turn of thecentury.

A. stayed the same
B. doubled
C. trebled
D. multiplied ten times

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Question 1442

The longest era of the classification of the history of earth is

A. Cainozoic era
B. Pre-Cambrian era
C. Palaeozoic era
D. Mesozoic era

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Question 1443

The rate at change of temperature is called

A. temperature difference
B. temperature gradient
C. isotherm
D. None of the above

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Question 1444

The ridges of the waves are where the jet stream of waves closes to the

A. poles
B. equator
C. prime meridian
D. None of the above

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Question 1445

Why does the mercury column in the barometer fall rapidlybefore a severe storm? It is due to

A. increase in the humidity of air
B. fall in the atmospheric pressure
C. severe heat energy from the sun
D. rise in the atmospheric pressure

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Question 1446

Which one of the following seas is without a coastline? [CDS 1999]

A. White sea
B. Sargasso sea
C. Sea of Okhotsk
D. Tasman sea

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Question 1447

Tsunamis are originated due to

A. Sea waves
B. Hurricane
C. Earthquake
D. Rotation of the earth

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Question 1448

Arrange the following geographical regions in proper order: 1. Tundra 2. Shrub 3. Taiga 4. Deciduous

A. II, IV, I, III
B. I, II, III, IV
C. II, III, I, IV
D. I, III, IV, II

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Question 1449

Diego Garcia is

A. An Island
B. A Country
C. An Ocean
D. None

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Question 1450

The three recognized major fishing grounds of the world are located in the

A. northern hemisphere only
B. southern hemisphere only
C. two in the southern hemisphere only and one in the northern hemisphere
D. one in the southern hemisphere only and two in the northern hemisphere

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Question 1451

The major motion of the planet earth includes

A. rotation
B. revolution
C. both (a) and (b)
D. any of these depending upon the question under construction

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Question 1452

What is the major role of a greenhouse gas that contributes to temperature rise of the Earth's surface? [CDS 2012]

A. Transparent to both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
B. Stops both incoming sunlight and outgoing infrared radiation
C. Lets outgoing infrared radiation pass through but stops incoming sunlight
D. Lets incoming sunlight' pass through but stops outgoing infrared radiation

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Question 1453

The polar regions of the earth cannot support forest growth because:

A. the rainfall is very low
B. the growing season is short in these areas
C. the ground is often frozen or snow or ice-covered
D. all the above factors

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Question 1454

Barkhans are

A. depositional features of wind action
B. erosional features associated with rivers
C. erosional features associated with wind action
D. depositional features of glacial action

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Question 1455

Which one of the following countries is land locked? [IAS 2003]

A. Bolivia
B. Peru
C. Suriname
D. Uruguay

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Question 1456

Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing

A. wheat and barley
B. tea and coffee
C. sugarcane and beet
D. orange and lemons

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Question 1457

____ islands are the "cross roads of the Pacific".

A. Fiji
B. Falkland
C. Windward
D. Hawaiian

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Question 1458

The largest volcano crater in the world is :

A. Vesuvius (Italy)
B. Toba (Indonesia)
C. Etna (Sicily)
D. Stromboli (Sicily)

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Question 1459

Moon shaped sand-dunes, formed by wind action are called:

A. Cirque
B. Bajada
C. Barkhans
D. Mesa

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Question 1460

When it is 12.00 noon at Delhi (77° 10'E), people at another place on earth take their 6o'clock morning tea. The longitude of that place is: [CDS 2001]

A. 17°30' E
B. 12°50' W
C. 172°30' E
D. 17°E

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Question 1461

Pyranees form a the boundary between

A. Spain and Portugal
B. France and Spain
C. Poland and Russia
D. Hungary and Rumania

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Question 1462

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [NDA 2004]

A. Abuja : Nigeria
B. Ashkhabad : Turkmenistan
C. Pretoria : South Africa
D. Rabat : Yemen

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Question 1463

Which of the following countries border does not touch China?

A. Cambodia
B. Laos
C. Vietnam
D. Myanmar

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Question 1464

The most important navigable river in, Central Europe that provides a link between seven countries-Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rome, Russia and Yugoslavia is :

A. Volga
B. Rhine
C. Dnieper
D. Danube

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Question 1465

The word used to describe the shape of earth is:

A. flat
B. circle
C. sphere
D. oblate spheroid

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Question 1466

Niagara Falls are in: [Bank PO 1991]

A. Australia
B. U.K.
C. South Africa
D. U.S.A.

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Question 1467

Soils, which have undergone gleying and are associated with marshes , swamps or poorly drained upland are called ____

A. calcimorphous soils
B. hydromorphic soils
C. halomorphic soils
D. sierozems

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Question 1468

Ring of Fire is found commonly in_________

A. Pacific Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

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Question 1469

Which of the following constituents of the atmosphere are important from the climaticpoint of view ? [IFS 1993] 1. Nitrogen 2. Oxygen 3. Carbon dioxide

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. only 3

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Question 1470

What is the most commonly spoken language in the world?

A. Mandarin Chinese
B. English
C. Spanish
D. Hindi

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Question 1471

Latvia does not share its borders with which one of the following countries? [IAS 2004]

A. Russia
B. Estoma
C. Lithuania
D. Poland

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Question 1472

The most effective farming method for returning minerals tothe soil is

A. Contour ploughing
B. Terracing
C. Crop rotation
D. Furrowing

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Question 1473

The religion of Afghanistan is

A. Islam
B. Buddhism
C. Hinduism
D. Christianity

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Question 1474

The world's largest river is

A. Amazon
B. Nile
C. Mississippi
D. Brahmaputra

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Question 1475

One of the most destructive volcanoes in recent times has been the Kilauea volcano.Where is it located?

A. Hawaii
B. Japan
C. Spain
D. Vietnam

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Question 1476

Vedda is a tribe of which of the following countries?

A. Maldives
B. Myanmar
C. Sri Lanka
D. Bangladesh

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Question 1477

A huge muss of ice fed by snow on a high mountain slowlysliding downhill before It starts melting is called

A. Glacier
B. Avalanche
C. Iceberg
D. Snow cover

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Question 1478

The forces responsible for the movements of the earth's crust, eruption of volcanoes and earthquakes are

A. terrestrial forces
B. tectonic forces
C. gravitational forces
D. mountain building movements

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Question 1479

Most of the people of the middle east belong to _______ group of people.

A. Negro
B. Nordic
C. Alpine
D. Mediterranean

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Question 1480

Railways are best suited for

A. passenger traffic for distances upto 1000 km
B. freight traffic for bulky commodities
C. urban commuters
D. fast passenger movement

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Question 1481

Nights are cooler in the deserts than in the plains because: [CDS 2002]

A. sand radiates heat more quickly than the earth
B. the sky remains clear most of the time
C. sand absorbs heat more quickly than the earth
D. none of the above reasons

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Question 1482

In the northern hemisphere, the wind blowing from the Horse latitudes to the Doldrumsis called: [NDA 1994]

A. Westerly wind
B. Trade wind
C. Polar Easterly
D. Jet Stream

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Question 1483

Crude oil is generally round in

A. igneous rocks
B. sedimentary rocks
C. metamorphic rocks
D. sandy desert soils

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Question 1484

The highest plateau in the world is the

A. Plateau of Tibet
B. Deccan Plateau
C. Plateau of Iran
D. Central Plateau of France

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Question 1485

The most important force that provide resistance to particles towards entertainment is

A. frictional resistance
B. particle cohesive bonds
C. particle adhesive bonds
D. momentum

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Question 1486

The Suez canal connects the

A. Baltic sea and the Caspian sea
B. Mediterranean sea and the Red sea
C. Red sea and the Caspian sea
D. Mediterranean sea and the North sea

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Question 1487

The earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical path and the sun is located at one focus of the ellipse. Imagine a situation in which the earth goes around the Sun on a circular path. Which one among the following would result in under that situation ?

A. It would not make any difference
B. Difference between seasons will be reduced
C. The earth would become very hot
D. The earth would become very cold

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Question 1488

Which of the following is a low-density area? 1. Equatorial forest 2. Tropical deserts 3. Eastern Asia 4. North-eastern America

A. I, II and IV
B. I and II
C. II and III
D. I, III and IV

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Question 1489

Which one of the following planets takes the same number of days for rotation andrevolution?

A. Mars
B. Venus
C. Mercury
D. Jupiter

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Question 1490

Sea tides show variations because of:

A. variations in gravitational pull of the moon
B. variations in gravitational pull of the sun
C. distorted spherical shape of the earth
D. different phases of the moon

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Question 1491

Epirogenetic movement give rise to

A. Shields
B. Plains
C. Volcano
D. Fold mountains

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Question 1492

The latitude 'AA' on the map represents the

A. Tropic of Cancer
B. Tropic of Capricorn
C. Equator
D. None of the above

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Question 1493

Summers in Western Europe are warmer than those in Eastern Europe because of: [CDS 2002]

A. the influence of the warm ocean current
B. the influence of bright sunshine
C. the lower mountains terrain
D. peninsular nature of the continent

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Question 1494

The most abundent metal in the Earth's crust is

A. Calcium
B. Aluminium
C. Iron
D. Magnesium

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Question 1495

The correct sequence of different layers of the atmospherefrom the surface of the Earth upwards is:

A. Troposphere, Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere
B. Stratosphere, Troposphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere
C. Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere
D. Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere

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Question 1496

The modern theory of plate tectonics states

A. the creation of oceanic crust and the drifting of continents
B. the convention currents within the earth's mantle cause the creation of new oceanic crust at the mid
C. that the oceanic crust is destroyed at areas where this crust type becomes subducted under the light
D. All of the above

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Question 1497

The main square of cuzco is called

A. Plaza de Armas
B. Machu Picchu
C. Catedral de Santo Domingo
D. Barrio de San Blas

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Question 1498

Which of the following is a block mountain?

A. Andes
B. Alps
C. Rockies
D. Vosges

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Question 1499

The epicentre of an earthquake is the: [CDS 1992]

A. point where P-waves touch the surface
B. nearest point to the surface from the focus perpendicular to the earth's surface
C. point of intersection of P and S wave fronts
D. antipodal point

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Question 1500

The term "epicentre" is associated with

A. the inner core of the earth
B. the outer core of the Earth
C. earthquakes
D. volcanoes

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Question 1501

Which of the following environment supports the growth of Mangrove Swamp? [NDA 1995]

A. Tidal flat
B. Monsoon
C. Equatorial
D. Mixed

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Question 1502

When it is noon along 82° 30' longitude, along what degree of longitude it will be 6.30a.m.? [IAS 1994]

A. Along 165° E
B. Along 67° 30' W
C. 0° E or W
D. Along 82° 31' W

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Question 1503

The broken hill famous for zinc and lead are located in [CDS 2011]

A. Turkey
B. France
C. Germany
D. Australia

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Question 1504

To a space traveller on moon, the lunar sky during day time appears:

A. white
B. blue
C. black
D. red

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Question 1505

Which one of the following is the time required for the Earth to return to a given point in its orbit with reference to fixed star, called? [NDA 2008]

A. Lunar year
B. Solar year
C. Tropical year
D. Sideral year

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Question 1506

Which one of the following scholars suggests the earth's origin is from gases and dust particles?

A. James Jeans
B. H Alfven
C. F Hoyle
D. O Schmidit

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Question 1507

Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate?

A. Mercury
B. Earth
C. Jupiter
D. Saturn

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Question 1508

International date line is a/an

A. straight line
B. curved line
C. zigzag line
D. elliptical line

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Question 1509

Among the following countries, the only one to have about half of its area undercultivation is : [CDS 2003]

A. China
B. India
C. Japan
D. US

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Question 1510

A hinterland is

A. an area behind a seaport that supplies the bulk of the exports
B. the interior of a valley
C. an elevated area
D. an area occupied by backward community

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Question 1511

Atmospheric humidity is measured by: [NDA 1994]

A. Psychrometer
B. Anemometer
C. Lysimeter
D. Hydrometer

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Question 1512

The material that comes out of a volcano at the time of eruption is : [NDA 1995]

A. solid, liquid, gaseous
B. solid and liquid
C. solid and gaseous
D. liquid and gaseous

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Question 1513

Which of these two water bodies are connected by the Suez Canal?

A. Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
B. Black Sea and Red Sea
C. Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea
D. Pacific Ocean and Atlantic ocean

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Question 1514

The mountains that separate European and Arctic Russia are

A. the Pyranees
B. the Balkans
C. the Carpathians
D. the Urals

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Question 1515

The largest amongst the following seas is _______.

A. the Red Sea
B. the South China Sea
C. the Caribbean Sea
D. the Andaman Sea

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Question 1516

"The length of its day and the tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of the earth". This is true of

A. Uranus
B. Neptune
C. Saturn
D. Mars

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Question 1517

What two countries have nearly 50% of global coal reserves?

A. Iran & USA
B. USA & China
C. Russia & USA
D. Brazil & Russia

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Question 1518

Which canal is considered to be an important link b/w the developed countries and the developing countries?

A. Grand Canal
B. Panama Canal
C. Suez Canal
D. Kiel Canal

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Question 1519

The nuclear fuel in the sun is

A. Helium
B. Uranium
C. Hydrogen
D. Oxygen

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Question 1520

Which of the following statements are true regarding distribution of world population? 1. Only 10 percent of the total population lives in the southern hemisphere 2. Nearly two-thirds of the total population live within 500 km of sea 3. Nearly 80 percent of the total population lives within 500 meters altitude above sea level

A. I and II
B. II and III
C. I and III
D. I, II and III

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Question 1521

Consider the following statements: 1. Costa Rica is a leading exporter of cocoa 2. Malaysia is a leading exporter of rubber. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2006]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1522

...................is called the "land of a  thousand lakes"

A. Canada
B. Finland
C. Switzerland
D. Sweden

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Question 1523

The R-horizon of soil horizon consists of

A. unweathered bedrock
B. weathered parent material
C. plant litter at various levels of decomposition
D. None of the above

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Question 1524

Longest mountain range in the world is :

A. Himalayas
B. Andes
C. Karakoram
D. Ural mountains

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Question 1525

Most of the weather phenomena take place in the

A. Ionosphere
B. Stratosphere
C. Troposphere
D. Mesosphere

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Question 1526

Which one of the following conditions is NOT necessary for precipitation to occur?[NDA 2002]

A. The air must be warm
B. The air must be saturated
C. The air must be cooled below its dew point
D. The air must contain hygroscopic particles

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Question 1527

The earth rotates around its axis from: [RRB 1991]

A. north to south
B. east to west
C. south to north
D. west to east

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Question 1528

The canal that connects the upper Hudson at Albany with theGreat Lakes at Buffalo is

A. Erie canal
B. Kiel canal
C. North Sea canal
D. Trent and Mersey canal

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Question 1529

When it is 8 P.M. in Tokyo, what is the time at Panama Canal which is located at 180°W of it?

A. 4.00 P.M.
B. 8.00 A.M.
C. 12.00 A.M.
D. 12.00 Noon

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Question 1530

Which of the following statements regarding the International Date line are correct? (1) It is a longitude of 180° (2) It is determined by 180° longitude but is not a straight line (3) It is a Greenwich meridian helping in fixing time and date (4) It solves the problem of time and date among the World's nations

A. 1 and 4
B. 3 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 2 and 4

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Question 1531

An aeroplane takes off from 30° N latitude, 50° E longitude and lands at the opposite end of the earth. Where does it land? [IAS 1994]

A. 30° N Lat., 50° W Long
B. 30° S Lat., 50° W long
C. 50° N Lat., 30° W Long
D. 30° N Lat., 130°W long

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Question 1532

The major cause of species extinction is

A. agricultural activities
B. extraction (including mining, fishing, logging)
C. development (human settlements, industry)
D. habitat loss and degradation

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Question 1533

The hot desert of the world are generally found near: [CDS 1991]

A. the equator
B. the doldrums
C. the horse latitude
D. the Tundras

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Question 1534

Winds and air currents differ in the aspect that:

A. air currents blow much faster than winds
B. air currents are always moisture laden while the winds are usually dry
C. the winds blow on lands while air currents blow over seas and oceans
D. winds are horizontal movements of air while air currents are the vertical movements of air

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Question 1535

Onplanet Earth, there is no centrifugal force at the

A. Equator
B. Tropic of cancer
C. Tropic of Capricorn
D. Poles

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Question 1536

A fragment of solid matter which enters the upper atmosphere from outer space almost disintegrating before reaching the earth's surface is

A. meteorite
B. asteroid
C. meteor
D. comet

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Question 1537

Many Savanna regions are unable to support good crops because:

A. they have large tall grasses which form a canopy over the good crops and do not allow them to grow
B. there are large number of animals in this region, which eat up the crops
C. the climate is too hot for the crops to grow
D. they have poor lateritic soil

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Question 1538

Selvas is a word denoting

A. long narrow depression formed in the land sunk between two parallel faults
B. a southerly region of the oceans located between 45° S and 63° S
C. the equatorial rain forest of the Amazon basin
D. the grasslands of North America

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Question 1539

The deepest oceanic trench Mariana is located in ______

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Pacific Ocean
D. Indian Ocean

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Question 1540

The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called

A. summer and winter solstices
B. autumnal and vernal equinox
C. north celestial pole and south celestial pole
D. None of the above

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Question 1541

The process that may cause physical weathering or mechanical rupture are

A. abrasion, crystallization, pressure release
B. abrasion, oxidation, hydrolysis
C. crystallization, carbonation, thermal insolation
D. None of the above

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Question 1542

In which of the following countries, has maximum damage to the forest been caused by acid rain? [IAS 2004]

A. Spain
B. Netherlands
C. Poland
D. Italy

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Question 1543

Monsoon effect is also experienced in :

A. East Africa
B. Nile Basin
C. South Africa
D. West Africa

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Question 1544

One will not have to pass through the Suez Canal while goingfrom Mumbai to

A. Alexandria
B. Suez
C. Port Said
D. Benghazi

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Question 1545

The shortest air-route from Perth to London is: [IAS 1994]

A. Perth, Mumbai, Rome, London
B. Perth, Ankara, Paris, London
C. Perth, Aden, Paris, London
D. Perth, Mombasa, Rome, London

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Question 1546

Which of the following is not helpful for delta formation? [CRPF 1990]

A. Fast movement of river in mountains to cut sediments
B. Slow speed
C. Long river course
D. Tidal nature of waves

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Question 1547

The process where the particle moves from the surface to the medium in quick, continuous, repeated cycles is called

A. saltation
B. suspension
C. traction
D. solution

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Question 1548

A landform developed by the process of deposition occurring towards the centre of intermontane basins in arid or semi-arid regions is known as _________

A. Pediment
B. Bajada
C. Playa
D. Peneplain

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Question 1549

The Ocean currents transfer heat from :

A. one sea or ocean to another
B. one coast to another
C. the surface of the sea to greater depths
D. lower to higher latitudes

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Question 1550

Where is the Headquarters of World Bank situated?

A. Newyork
B. Washington D.C
C. Dallas
D. None of the above

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Question 1551

In the Southern hemisphere the Westerlies blow from :

A. north
B. north east
C. north west
D. south east

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Question 1552

Which of the following is the smallest in terms of area?

A. Vatican City
B. Monaco
C. Nauru
D. San Marino

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Question 1553

How many kilometers and represented by 1oof latitude?

A. 321 km
B. 211 km
C. 111 km
D. 91 km

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Question 1554

The highest and lowest values of a weather element observed over the entire period of record are

A. extremes
B. average extremes
C. absolute extremes
D. relative extremes

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Question 1555

Carbonaceous rocks which produce coal and of belong to thecategory of rocks called

A. metamorphic
B. igneous
C. sedimentary
D. inorganic

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Question 1556

Which one of the following is a landlocked country? [CDS 2002]

A. Bulgaria
B. Hungary
C. Romania
D. Ukraine

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Question 1557

Recycling' is a method for conserving the resources of

A. coal
B. oil
C. copper
D. limestone

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Question 1558

Comets are celestial bodies moving about the solar system in

A. elliptical or hyperbolic orbits, usually accompanied by a shining tail
B. elliptical orbits usually accompanied by a long shining tail
C. hyperbolic orbit always accompanied by a shining head
D. hyperbolic orbit without projecting any tail or head

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Question 1559

Which is the deepest trench (steep depression in ocean) in the world?

A. Sean trench
B. Mariana trench
C. Arabic trench
D. Cism trench

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Question 1560

The Gutenberg discontinuity is between:

A. the crust and the mantle
B. the upper and lower mantles
C. the outer core and the lower mantle
D. the inner and outer cores

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Question 1561

People living in South India generally have more features or

A. Caucasoid
B. Mongoloid
C. Negroid
D. None of these

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Question 1562

Which of the following statements is/are not true? 1. Chemical weathering is most common in limestone rocks 2. Chemical weathering is most active in wet regions with higher temperature 3. Rain action is a form of chemical weathering 4. Exfoliation is a process of chemical weathering

A. A and D
B. B and C
C. A and B
D. D

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Question 1563

Rice crop needs

A. low temperature and heavy rainfall
B. high temperature and low rainfall
C. annual rainfall of about 150 cm, high temperature and humidity
D. low temperature and low rainfall

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Question 1564

Fog can be classified as a

A. Nimbus cloud
B. Cirrus cloud
C. Cumulus cloud
D. Low Stratus cloud

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Question 1565

Seasonal contrasts are maximum in

A. low latitudes
B. high latitudes
C. mid latitudes
D. subtropics

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Question 1566

The approximate depth of the Mariana Trench or the PacificOcean is

A. 5530 m
B. 7530 m
C. 11030 m
D. 13030 m

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Question 1567

Which one of the following does not border Panama? [IAS 2004]

A. Costa Rica
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Columbia
D. Venezuela

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Question 1568

The Taiga belt lies between: [CDS 1994]

A. Mediterranean climate and Tundra
B. Monsoon climate and Tundra
C. Temperate grasslands and Tundra
D. Tibet type climate and Tundra

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Question 1569

Quartzite is metamorphosed from

A. Limestone
B. Obsidian
C. Sandstone
D. Shale

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Question 1570

Pole Star is always seen at one point in the sky whereas other stars are not; this is because: [CDS 1993]

A. Pole star rotates with the same period as the earth
B. Pole star is a star of our own galaxy
C. Sun and Pole star are in two opposite directions relative to earth
D. Pole star lies in the axis of spin of the earth

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Question 1571

The number of economic minerals associated with sedimentary rocks is

A. more than that associated with igneous rocks
B. less than that associated with igneous rocks
C. same as that in igneous rocks
D. unknown

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Question 1572

The most obvious effect of pressure on rocks is

A. foliation
B. lineation
C. lithification
D. the reorientation of mineral crystals

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Question 1573

The highest mountains on earth namely Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjanga are located in

A. the greater Himalayas
B. the Lesser Himalayas
C. the outer Himalayas
D. None of the above

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Question 1574

Roaring Forties is/are

A. one of the major water currents of the Atlantic Ocean
B. westerly winds
C. the biggest and most dangerous river of Russia
D. the name given to the biggest waterfalls in the world

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Question 1575

The sunspots cause: [UP PCS 1995]

A. aurora borealis and aurora australis
B. magnetic storms on the surface of the sun
C. polar auroras
D. all of these

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Question 1576

Which country has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC as of January 2019?

A. Kuwait
B. Iraq
C. Venezuela
D. Qatar

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Question 1577

Which of the following is the busiest of ocean trade routes?

A. Suez Canal
B. Cape of Good Hope
C. North Atlantic
D. Panama Canal

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Question 1578

The number of women per thousand men is called

A. men-women ratio
B. sex ratio
C. relative density
D. manage ratio

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Question 1579

Relative humidity [Asstt Commdt 2011]

A. increases with increased temperature
B. decreases with increased temperature
C. decreases with decreased temperature
D. has no relation with increase or decrease of temperature

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Question 1580

The time interval from when the given star passes directly overhead to when it next passed directly overhead, is defined as

A. one sidereal day
B. one solar day
C. both the terms are similar, so any of these may be used
D. None of the above

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Question 1581

The Gurudwara 'Panja Sahib' is located in which neighbouring country of India?

A. Pakistan
B. Bangladesh
C. Sri Lanka
D. Nepal

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Question 1582

Which one of the following cities is not a former capital of the given country (Countrygiven in the brackets)? [IAS 2005]

A. Karachi (Pakistan)
B. Auckland (New Zealand)
C. Kyoto (Japan)
D. Brisbane (Australia)

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Question 1583

Which of the following countries is the biggest producer of mango?

A. India
B. China
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia

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Question 1584

Which one of the following pairs of straits and the countries they separate is wrongly matched?

A. Gibraltar Strait - Spain and Morocco
B. Bering Strait - Sumatra and Malaysia
C. Magellan Strait - Chile and Tiera del Fuego
D. Bass Strait - Australia and Tasmania

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Question 1585

Beaufort scale is an internationally recognised scale fordescribing

A. earthquake intensity
B. noise level
C. wind speed
D. radioactive intensity

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Question 1586

The highest sand dunes are found in

A. the Sahara desert
B. the Atacama desert
C. the Kalahari desert
D. the Gobi desert

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Question 1587

The islands of Seychelles are located in the

A. Arctic Ocean
B. Atlantic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Pacific Ocean

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Question 1588

Consider the following statements: 1. Temperature of surface water is comparatively higher in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. 2. The isotherms in the southern hemisphere are not regular and do not follow the latitudes while they (isotherms) are regular and follow the latitudes in the northern hemisphere. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1589

An instrusion of magma along a bedding plane is called a

A. Dyke
B. Still
C. Batholith
D. Laccolith

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Question 1590

Which vegetation is called natural cattle country ?

A. Savanna
B. Downs
C. Selva
D. Prairies

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Question 1591

Where is ‘Ninety East Ridge’ situated? [BPSC 2011]

A. Pacific Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

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Question 1592

At which particular place on earth are day and nights ofequal length always?

A. Prime Meridian
B. Poles
C. Equator
D. Nowhere

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Question 1593

Which of the following statements is true?

A. Arctic circle, antarctic circle and equator are great circles
B. Both equator and longitudes are great circles
C. Both latitudes and longitudes are great circles
D. Both equator and latitudes are great circles

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Question 1594

Which climatic region has the least temperature range?

A. Equatorial region
B. Monsoon region
C. Tropical region
D. Mediterranean region

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Question 1595

Latitude and longitude both:

A. pass through poles
B. run parallel to the equator
C. run parallel to each other
D. run perpendicular to each other

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Question 1596

Which ocean takes up about half of the surface of the earth?

A. Southern
B. Pacific
C. Atlantic
D. Indian

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Question 1597

Which one among the following is the largest temperate desert of the world? [NDA2011]

A. Patagonian desert
B. Taklamakan desert
C. Iranian desert
D. Turkmen desert

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Question 1598

What is the capital of Bhutan ?

A. Dhaka
B. Thimphu
C. Tripoli
D. Tokyo

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Question 1599

Latitude of place is indicative of its: [Asstt Comm PF 2002]

A. time
B. altitude
C. amount of rainfall
D. temperature

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Question 1600

The highest average salinity amongst the following seas is reported from

A. Dead Sea
B. Red Sea
C. Black Sea
D. Mediterranean Sea

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Question 1601

The features produced by glacial deposition are: 1. outwash plains 2. drumlins 3. eskers 4. levees

A. 1, 2, 2003
B. 1, 3, 2004
C. 2, 3, 2004
D. 1, 2, 3, 4

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Question 1602

China and Pakistan air forces have launched _________ joint air exercise in China.

A. Black Flag
B. Desert Eagle
C. Red Flag
D. Shaheen

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Question 1603

Halley's comet appears once in a period of:

A. 24 years
B. 32 years
C. 76 years
D. 84 years

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Question 1604

The magnetosphere becomes unstable during the magnetic storms during a period of

A. initial phase
B. storm sudden commencement phase
C. main phase
D. None of the above

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Question 1605

The grasslands in Canada are known as:

A. Prairies.
B. Dawns
C. Pampas
D. Steppes

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Question 1606

Which of the following regions gets no rainfall throughout the year? [NDA 1992]

A. The Equatorial Region
B. The Tundra Region
C. The Himalayan Region
D. The Mediterranean Region

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Question 1607

Dykes' are especially constructed in : [CPO SI 2003]

A. Norway
B. Holland
C. France
D. United Kingdom

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Question 1608

Which statement describes the amount of rainfall in grasslands?

A. more than deserts
B. less than forests
C. Both A & B
D. None of the above

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Question 1609

Fish farming is practised in

A. Africa
B. South Africa
C. China
D. Peru and Brazil

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Question 1610

Uranus takes _______years to orbit the sun

A. 48
B. 84
C. 50
D. 60

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Question 1611

Which of the following is specially true of anticyclones in the southern hemisphere?

A. The air moves in a circular manner
B. Pressure increases from the outside to the centre
C. They often form over continents
D. The air moves in an anti-clockwise direction

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Question 1612

The chief industry of Afghanistan is : [IFS 1988]

A. cotton textiles
B. carpet making
C. sugar refining
D. automobile manufacturing

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Question 1613

Maoris are the inhabitants of:

A. Nigeria
B. Egypt
C. Brazil
D. New Zealand

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Question 1614

Chemical weathering is a name given to

A. disintegration of rocks without any change in their chemical composition
B. chemical interaction of oxygen, carbon dioxide or water with the minerals in the rocks
C. removal of soil by chemical action
D. artificial breaking up of rocks for man's use

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Question 1615

Which is the largest fresh water lake in the world ? [CDS 2002]

A. Lake Tanganyika
B. Lake Superior
C. Lake Baikal
D. Lake Michigan

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Question 1616

Which of the following statements about convectional rainfall are true? 1. The areas of the world, having an equatorial type of climate, receive this kind of rainfall. 2. It is usually torrential and accompanied by thunder and lightning. 3. It is also known as 4 o'clock rain.

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 1617

Which of these rivers primarily flows in South Africa?

A. Nile River
B. Orange River
C. Niger River
D. Congo River

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Question 1618

The largest gold producing country in the world(in 2006) is

A. China
B. Canada
C. South Africa
D. USA

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Question 1619

What is 'Siderial Day'?

A. The day on which the duration of sunshine is the maximum
B. The day on which the duration of sunshine and darkness are equal
C. The time during which the earth makes a complete rotation on its axis in respect of the fixed stars
D. The day on which the sun reaches its maximum distance from the equator

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Question 1620

Asia accounts for nearly ______ percent of world population.

A. 40
B. 45
C. 55
D. 70

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Question 1621

In spite of the very high temperature at the Earth's centre, the inner core is not in a molten state because the

A. core has a very high melting point
B. core is full of gases
C. great pressure at the centre raises the melting point of the rocks
D. core is impervious to heat

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Question 1622

Among the following, which one has the largest number of neighboring countries sharing the land border?

A. Sudan
B. Brazil
C. China
D. Zaire

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Question 1623

The transverse, longitudinal and surface waves in an earthquake originate from:

A. the focus within the body of the earth
B. the focus on the surface of the earth
C. the epicentre on the surface of the earth
D. the epicentre within the body of the earth

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Question 1624

The right ascension is the equivalent of longitude on the celestial sphere, and it is given in the units of

A. degrees
B. time-hours, minutes and seconds
C. only hours
D. only seconds

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Question 1625

Which of the following pairs of metals are supposed to constitute the internal core ofthe earth?

A. Chromium and Iron
B. Magnesium and Lead
C. Iron and Copper
D. Nickel and Iron

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Question 1626

Spot the odd item in the following

A. Mt Fuji
B. Mt Everest
C. Mt Vesuvius
D. Mt Pele

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Question 1627

Ocean currents rotate

A. clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere
B. anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere
C. clockwise in both the hemispheres
D. anti-clockwise in both the hemispheres

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Question 1628

The pedogenic process associated with poor drainage and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called

A. salinisation
B. gleisation
C. calcification
D. podsolisation

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Question 1629

The highest average salinity amongst the following seas is reported from

A. Dead Sea
B. Red Sea
C. Black Sea
D. Migration Sea

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Question 1630

The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

A. India
B. Egypt
C. Mexico
D. Iran

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Question 1631

The inequality between day and night becomes greater or more marked as one travels from _______ to _________

A. Poles, Equator
B. Equator, Poles
C. Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn
D. Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer

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Question 1632

Consider the following statements: 1. The acid lava usually melts at a relatively higher temperature as compared to basic (basaltic) lava. 2. The acid lava solidifies into glass-like sheets and the basaltic lava solidifies into rough surfaces. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1633

The movement of particles by rolling, sliding and shuffling along the eroded surface is called

A. saltation
B. suspension
C. traction
D. solution

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Question 1634

Which among the following statements about the earth , is not true?

A. The Earth makes one complete revolution round the Sun every 365 d, 5h, 48m, and 46 s
B. The Earth makes one complete revolution on its axis in 48 hours
C. The Earth revolves in its orbit round the at a speed 66,000 miles per hour
D. The Earth rotates on its axis at an equatorial speed of more than 1000 miles per hour

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Question 1635

The term 'Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)', some times seen in the news is associated with the affairs of which of the following?

A. Russia
B. USA
C. India
D. China

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Question 1636

Mindanoo Island is located in:

A. The Indian Ocean
B. North Atlantic
C. The Pacific Ocean
D. South Atlantic

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Question 1637

Consider the following statements: 1. The variation in average annual range of temperature at1 5° latitude of Southern Hemisphere is much less than that at 15° latitude of Northern Hemisphere. 2. At latitudes pole ward of 35° the incoming radiation exceeds the outgoing radiation in. Northern Hemisphere, whereas in Southern Hemisphere the outgoing radiation exceeds the incoming radiation. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1638

The revelations of a satellite photograph of the earth are as follows: 1. the Southern hemisphere bulges slightly more than the Northern hemisphere 2. it is slightly pear shaped ellipsoid of rotation 3. the polar axis of the earth is slightly shorter than the equatorial axis 4. the equatorial circumference is about 40,000km Which of the above statements are correct ?

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 2, 3 and 4

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Question 1639

Mid-latitude or temperate forests include the trees of

A. Rosewood, Mahogany, Rubber
B. Teak, Sal, Bamboo
C. Pine, Fir, Spruce
D. Olive, Mapple, Walnut

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Question 1640

Out of the following geomorphic processes which one is associated with the work ofglaciers? [NDA 2003]

A. Corrosion
B. Attrition
C. Corrasion
D. Plucking

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Question 1641

The largest part of our hydrosphere is

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Pacific ocean
D. Antarctica ocean

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Question 1642

The sea with one of the highest salinities in the world is _____.

A. the Dead Sea
B. the Red Sea
C. the Arabian Sea
D. the Baltic Sea

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Question 1643

Leningrad region and Kola Peninsula in former Soviet Unionare major producers of

A. Lead
B. Zinc
C. Bauxite
D. Copper

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Question 1644

You find some local people living in log cabins in

A. Tropical rainforest
B. Taiga regions
C. Deserts
D. Mediterranean regions

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Question 1645

The Highest navigable lake in the world is

A. Huron
B. Titicaca
C. Superior
D. Tanganyika

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Question 1646

The largest railway station of the world is :

A. Trans-Siberian railway station, Russia
B. Grand Central Terminal, Chicago
C. Kharagpur railway station, India
D. None of these

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Question 1647

Which one of the following countries is situated, geographically in America' butpolitically a part of Europe? [UP PCS 2002]

A. Iceland
B. Canary Islands
C. Green Land
D. Cuba

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Question 1648

The metallic minerals are

A. asbestos, mica, graphite
B. iron ore, copper, lead
C. coal, oil, natural gas
D. salt, potash, sulphur

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Question 1649

When does winter solstice occur in the NorthernHemisphere?

A. 21st June
B. 22nd December
C. 21st March
D. 23rd March

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Question 1650

Super Nova is : [CDS 1994]

A. an asteroid
B. a black hole
C. a comet
D. a dying star

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Question 1651

The best representative of the acid igneous rocks is : [IAS 2003]

A. Basalt
B. Granite
C. Dolerite
D. Gabbro

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Question 1652

Where are the Balearic Islands located? [IAS 2005]

A. Mediterranean Sea
B. Black Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. North Sea

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Question 1653

Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to pollution will cause

A. earth's temperature to rise
B. earth's temperature to fall
C. no change in earth's temperature
D. increase in ultra-violet radiation reaching the earth

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Question 1654

Latitude of place is indicated of its

A. Time
B. Altitude
C. Amount of rain
D. Temparature

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Question 1655

The most notable example of a tectonic valley is that of the

A. Doon valley
B. Kashmir valley
C. plains of Aksai Chin
D. None of the above

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Question 1656

Red Indians called this local wind  Ice Eater?

A. Mistral
B. Chinook
C. Foehn
D. Haramattan

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Question 1657

The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is

A. June 21
B. December 22
C. July 21
D. November 22

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Question 1658

Tectonic activity

A. Breaks and bends the crustal rocks
B. Forms and bends the crystal rocks
C. Reshapes by bending the crustal
D. None of these

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Question 1659

The dry wind 'Santa Ana' blows in :

A. Siberia
B. Argentina
C. Switzerland
D. California

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Question 1660

The largest fish exporting region in the world is:

A. The South - East Asian Region
B. The North - West Pacific Region
C. The North - East Pacific Region
D. The North - East Atlantic Region

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Question 1661

Atmospheric pressure exerted on earth is due to:

A. Gravitational pull of the earth
B. Rotation of earth
C. Revolution of earth
D. Uneven heating of earth

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Question 1662

A stony desert is termed as _____ and sandy desert as_____.

A. reg, erg
B. reg, loess
C. erg, loess
D. erg, reg

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Question 1663

The length of the Suez Canal is approximately

A. 80 km
B. 110 km
C. 140 km
D. 170 km

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Question 1664

Through which one of the following countries the Tropic of Cancer does not passthrough? [CDS 2005]

A. Bangladesh
B. China
C. Myanmar
D. Nepal

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Question 1665

Volcanoes occur at tectonic plate boundaries that are

A. Convergent
B. Divergent
C. Both A & B
D. Destructive

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Question 1666

The countries which are called the 'Rice Bowl' of Asia are

A. China, Japan, Sri Lanka, India
B. Myanmar, Thailand, Kampuchea and Vietnam
C. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mongolia
D. Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India

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Question 1667

Which of the following sequences of clouds in ascending order would one meet 500 metres and above the mean sea level? [IAS 2009]

A. Stratus, Nimbus, Cirrostratus, Cirrus
B. Nimbus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Stratus
C. Cirrostratus, Stratus, Cumulo-nimbus
D. Stratus, Cirrostratus, Cumulo-numbus, Cirrocumulus

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Question 1668

Oases are examples of

A. wet point settlements
B. dry point settlements
C. foothill settlements
D. None of these

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Question 1669

High mean temperature, high relative humidity and heavy rainfall (well distributed all over the year) are the characteristic features of the: [NDA 1990]

A. monsoon region
B. mediterranean region
C. equatorial region
D. Savanna region

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Question 1670

The only port in erstwhile Soviet Union that is ice treethroughout the year is

A. Leningrad
B. Odessa
C. Murmansk
D. Vladivostok

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Question 1671

Moho discontinuity refers to a discontinuity between the_____ and _____ layers of the earth.

A. Sial and Sima
B. Sima and Mantle
C. Sial and Mantle
D. Mantle and Core

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Question 1672

Khartoum is situated at the confluence of:

A. Murray and Darling
B. Porena and Prague
C. Tigris and Euphrates
D. White Nile and Blue Nile

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Question 1673

Which metal is most abundant in the earth's crust?

A. Calcium
B. Magnesium
C. Aluminium
D. Iron

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Question 1674

A ship met with an accident at 30ºC and 35ºN. The ship was sailing in the: [CDS 2000]

A. Baltic Sea
B. Black Sea
C. Mediterranean Sea
D. Red Sea

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Question 1675

The steady or initial phase of the magnetic storms is

A. preceded by storm sudden commencement
B. magnetic storm at middle and low altitudes
C. a sharp increase of the field
D. None of the above

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Question 1676

The gulf that separates Finland and Sweden in Europe is

A. the Gulf of Bothnia
B. the Gulf of Lions
C. the Gulf of Genoa
D. the Gulf of Venice

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Question 1677

The slow down slope movement of soil and sediment because of frost heaving and thawing is called

A. solifluction
B. gelifluction
C. frost creep
D. rockfall

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Question 1678

What percentage of insolation is received by the earth's surface?

A. 47%
B. 51%
C. 66%
D. 87%

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Question 1679

The 'Old Faithful' in Yellow stone National Park, Wyoming is a/an

A. hot spring
B. extinct volcano
C. geyser
D. oak tree

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Question 1680

The largest and the busiest inland waterways in the world is :

A. R. Rhine in Germany
B. R. Ganga in India
C. The Great Lakes and the rivers St. Lawrence in U.SA
D. R. Lena and Lake Baikal in Russia

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Question 1681

NASA's Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus? [IAS 2007]

A. Halley's Comet
B. Hale-Bopp
C. Hyakutake
D. Tempel 1

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Question 1682

Forest soils are

A. rich in potash
B. deficient in potash
C. rich in salt
D. rich in organic matter

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Question 1683

Which one of the following characteristics is NOT found in the Mediterranean climate? [NDA 2003]

A. Temperatures range from 21°C in summer to 10°C or below in the winter
B. Off-shore trade winds blow in the summer
C. On-shore westerly winds blow in the winter bringing cyclonic rain
D. The annual rainfall ranges from 1500 mm to 2000 mm

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Question 1684

Simla is cooler than Amritsar although they are on the samelatitude. This is because

A. Shimla is further north
B. Shimla is at greater height above sea level than Amritsar
C. Shimla is farther from the Equator
D. Their longitudes differ

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Question 1685

What are 'Igloos'? [NDA 1994]

A. A kind of animal hunted by Kalahari Bushmen
B. A kind of animal domesticated by aboriginal inhabitants of Australia
C. Mammoth mammals found in the Pacific Ocean
D. A dome-shaped house or a hut, built of blocks of hard snow, in which the Eskimos live

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Question 1686

'Amphilious' wooden houses, floating of the chanals, are found in :

A. Bangkok
B. Phnom Penh
C. Vientiane
D. Yangoon

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Question 1687

Which of the following countries is the richest coal producing nation in Europe?

A. France
B. Germany
C. Great Britain
D. Poland

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Question 1688

A geographical mile is a measure of length equal to one sixtieth of a degree or one minute (1') of latitude. It varies with latitudes, but is approximately equals

A. 7200 feet
B. 6080 feet
C. 4500 feet
D. 6000 feet

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Question 1689

The iron and steel industries of which of the following countries are almost fully dependent on imported raw materials?

A. Britain
B. Japan
C. Poland
D. Germany

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Question 1690

Which of the following are true with regard to fold mountains? 1. They often act as climatic barriers 2. They receive heavy rain or snow which give rise to rivers 3. They are rich in minerals 4. They pose no problem, to communication as they contain many passes

A. I and II
B. III and IV
C. I, II and III
D. I, III and IV

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Question 1691

The equatorial circumference is greater than the polar circumference byapproximately:

A. 22 km
B. 68 km
C. 125 km
D. 625 km

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Question 1692

If A and B are two stations antipode to each other then their

A. seasons are opposite
B. day and night are opposite
C. seasons day and night are opposite
D. climates are opposite

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Question 1693

The line dividing North Korea and South Korea is

A. 17th parallel
B. 23rd parallel
C. 38th parallel
D. Oder-Neisse Line

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Question 1694

The most important factor in thunderstorms development is: [IAS 2003]

A. atmospheric stability
B. atmospheric instability
C. abundance of moisture
D. temperature inversion

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Question 1695

The area or the Indian Ocean is approximately ______.

A. 24 million sq km
B. 44 million sq km
C. 64 million sq km
D. 74 million sq km

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Question 1696

Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? [CDS 2001]

A. Monsoon Region: Campos
B. Mediterranean Region: Llanos
C. Pampas Region: Prairies
D. Savanna Region: Steppes

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Question 1697

With reference to convectional type of rainfall, consider the following statements 1. It is a warm weather phenomenon. 2. This rainfall is associated with cumulo-nimbus clouds. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1698

The continent through which the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn pass, is

A. Asia
B. South America
C. Africa
D. Australia

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Question 1699

Perspiration is maximum when temperature is :

A. low and air is dry
B. low and air is humid
C. high and air is dry
D. high and air is humid

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Question 1700

An estuary  is a place where

A. deposits of mud can be seen at a triangular piece of land
B. silt is deposited near the mouth of a river
C. fresh water collects at the mouth of a river
D. fresh and salt water mix near the mouth of a river

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Question 1701

Shifting agriculture is most commonly practised in

A. forests
B. deserts
C. grasslands
D. plain areas

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Question 1702

Which one of the following statements is correct? [IAS 2004]

A. Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals
B. Cirrus clouds exhibit a flat base and have the appearance of rising domes
C. Cumulus clouds are white and thin, and form delicate patches and give a fibrous and feathery appearance
D. Cumulus clouds are classified as high clouds

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Question 1703

The velocity of wind is related to

A. revolution of the Earth
B. rotation of the Earth
C. temperature
D. pressure gradient

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Question 1704

Over 90% of the world's biomass is in [CDS 2012]

A. tropical rain forests
B. freshwater wetlands
C. top soils
D. oceans

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Question 1705

The imaginary line on the earth's surface, which closely follows the 180 º meridian, is called the

A. International Date Line
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Equator
D. Prime Meridian

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Question 1706

The upper part of the mantle upon which the crust of the earth floats is called

A. Barysphere
B. Mesosphere
C. Mohorovic discontinuity
D. Asthenosphere

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Question 1707

Which one of these places lies nearest to the Equator?

A. Singapore
B. Lagos
C. Colombo
D. Jakarta

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Question 1708

In the transformation of vegetative matter to coal the firstproduct is.

A. peat
B. lignite
C. bituminous coal
D. anthracite

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Question 1709

The capacity of rock to allow water to pass through it is called

A. hardness
B. jointing
C. porosity
D. permeability

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Question 1710

Coral reefs are formed by _____

A. volcanic rocks
B. marine sediments
C. chlorine material precipitated from sea water
D. tiny colonial marine animals which construct limestone skeleton material

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Question 1711

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [IAS 2007]

A. Gulf of Aqaba : Jordan
B. Gulf of Aden : Yemen
C. Ligurian Sea : Greece
D. Cardigan Bay : United Kingdom

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Question 1712

Marino sheep rearing is the predominant pastoral activity in :

A. Australia
B. Argentina
C. Denmark
D. Sweden

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Question 1713

Suez Canal was completed in the year

A. 1859
B. 1869
C. 1871
D. 1889

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Question 1714

The smallest country in South America is : [CBI 1993]

A. Uruguay
B. Guyana
C. Surinam
D. Ecuador

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Question 1715

Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth's crust? [IAS 1997]

A. Silicon
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon
D. Calcium

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Question 1716

Lakes formed due to marine deposits are

A. crater lakes
B. cirque lakes
C. ox-bow lakes
D. lagoons

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Question 1717

The Ruhr coal fields area of _______ is a major industrialarea of the world.

A. USA
B. Erstwhile USSR
C. Australia
D. Germany

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Question 1718

Vernal equinox occurs on the

A. 23rd September
B. 21st March
C. 21st June
D. 22nd December

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Question 1719

The total length of the oceanic ridge systems is of the order of

A. 40000 km
B. 65000 km
C. 95000 km
D. 150000 km

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Question 1720

The primary effect on climate of a volcanic eruption depends on______

A. the quantity of lava produced
B. how hot the eruptive products are
C. the amount of water vapour produced
D. none of the above

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Question 1721

In which Ocean is the Christmas Island located?

A. Pacific Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Arctic Ocean
D. Antarctic Ocean

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Question 1722

Which of these places lies nearest to the Equator?

A. Singapore
B. Lagos
C. Colombo
D. Jakarta

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Question 1723

The Solar eclipse achieves totality only in limited geographical regions because: [IAS 1993]

A. the trajectories of the Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth are not perfect circles
B. the size of the shadow of the Moon on the Earth is small compared to the cross-section of the Earth
C. sun rays can reach most of the peripheral regions of the shadow of the moon due to atmospheric refraction
D. the Earth is not a smooth flat surface, but has elevations and depressions

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Question 1724

The igneous rocks are formed due to : [CDS 1992]

A. accumulation of sediments at the bottom of sea
B. granitisation
C. disintegration of magma
D. altering of metamorphic rocks

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Question 1725

Winds blow:

A. in regions of low pressure
B. from a region of high pressure to a region of low pressure
C. from a region of low pressure to .a region of high pressure
D. in regions of high pressure

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Question 1726

The Planet amongst the following (other than Saturn) , that shows a faint ring is ______

A. Earth
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Pluto

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Question 1727

In which of the following types of climate does the temperature never rise above 10°C throughout the year?

A. Continental Climate
B. Tundra Climate
C. Mediterranean Climate
D. Taiga Climate

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Question 1728

Which one of the following is correct? Great Bear is a : [CDS 2008]

A. galaxy
B. planet
C. star
D. constellation

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Question 1729

The great Victoria Desert is located in

A. Canada
B. West Africa
C. Australia
D. North America

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Question 1730

Which continent has the least countries?

A. Africa
B. South America
C. Antarctica
D. Europe

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Question 1731

The Dogger Bank, the main fishing area of Europe, lies in [IAS 2009]

A. Baltic Sea
B. English Channel
C. North Sea
D. Norwegian Sea

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Question 1732

Kalgoorlie in Australia is famous for its rich deposits of

A. Coal
B. Gold
C. Mercury
D. Iron

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Question 1733

what does the term 'Lithosphere' refer to

A. Interior of the earth
B. Crust of the earth
C. Plants and animals
D. None of the above

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Question 1734

On the 21st June, the day light is seen at the North Pole for:

A. zero hrs.
B. 12 hrs.
C. 18 hrs.
D. 24 hrs.

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Question 1735

Which city is known as 'Gold capital of the world' ?

A. Johannesburg
B. Paris
C. Dubai
D. Saudi

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Question 1736

Parsec' is the unit of measurement of:

A. density of stars
B. astronomical distance
C. brightness of heavenly bodies
D. orbital velocity of giant stars

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Question 1737

The world's largest delta system is the____.

A. The Nile, Egypt
B. Ganges-Brahmaputra, India/Bangladesh
C. The Mississippi, USA
D. The Amazon, Brazil

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Question 1738

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

A. the focus within the body of the earth
B. the epicentre on the surface of the earth
C. the focus on the surface of the earth
D. the epicentre within the body of the earth

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Question 1739

Which of the following cities is incorrectly matched to the river on which it is situated?

A. Budapest - River Danube
B. Baghad - River Tigris
C. Amsterdam - River Amsel
D. Alexandria - River Niger

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Question 1740

What is the approximate equatorial circumference of the earth? [Hotel Management1992]

A. 30,000 Km
B. 35,000 Km
C. 40,000 Km
D. 45,000 Km

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Question 1741

' A Valley of ten thousand smokes' is the name given to a zone near the volcano

A. Mauna loa of Hawaie
B. Pinatabu of Philippines
C. Pelle in the Caribbean sea
D. Katmai of Alaska

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Question 1742

The northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere are separated by

A. the International Date line
B. the plane of the equator
C. the plane of Tropic of Cancer
D. the plane of Tropic of Capricorn

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Question 1743

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. A crossing of the International Date Line entails repeating one day when travelling westwards 2. A crossing of the International Date Line entails repeating one day when travelling eastwards 3. International Date Line is an internationally agreed line drawn parallel to the 180° meridian 4. International Date Line divides the Pacific Ocean into two equal parts. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: [CDS 1994]

A. 2 alone
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 alone
D. 1, 3 and 4

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Question 1744

The world's largest port is _____.

A. Mumbai
B. Sydney
C. New York/New Jersey
D. Singapore

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Question 1745

The largest fresh water lake of Africa, area wise is

A. lake Victoria
B. lake Tanganyika
C. lake Malawi
D. Lake Rudolf

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Question 1746

The world's largest river is the......

A. The Amazon
B. The Brahmaputra
C. The Mississippi and Missouri
D. The Nile

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Question 1747

Colorado in U.S.A is famous for this landform : [CPO SI 2003]

A. Grand Canyon
B. Grand Crators
C. Great Valleys
D. Great Basins

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Question 1748

The time required by moonlight to reach the earth is :

A. 1 sec
B. 1.3 sec
C. 2 sec
D. 2.3 sec

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Question 1749

What is the "cloud burst"? It is

A. the states of sky with respect to clouds
B. the disintergration of a huge cloud mass
C. an abnormal heavy downpour of rain
D. breaking up of clouds by high mountain ranges

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Question 1750

The concept of sustainable development relates to:

A. Intergenerational Equity.
B. Intrageneration Equity
C. Extrageneration Equity
D. All of the above

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Question 1751

The original founders of Common wealth of Independent States, in December 1991, are

A. Tadjikistan, Khirghizia and Turkemenistan
B. Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan
C. Russia, Ukraine and Byelorus
D. Moldavia, Khazakhastan and Uzbekistan

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Question 1752

When rain falls through a cold layer of air Dear the Earth's surface, raindrops get frozen into ice. This type of precipitation is called

A. hail
B. snowfall
C. snowstorm
D. sleet

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Question 1753

Why is very little rice sold in world markets?

A. The farmers cultivating rice exist on subsistence cultivation
B. The main producers of rice are also the main consumers
C. The market price of rice is not very remunerative
D. Rice is not eaten throughout the world

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Question 1754

Pedology is a science of the study of

A. rocks
B. soils
C. earthquakes
D. volcanoes

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Question 1755

The Great Barrier Reef is found

A. close to Greenland
B. near the Suez Canal
C. in the Bay of Bengal
D. of the coast of Queensland

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Question 1756

The Pacific terminal of Trans-Siberian Railway is

A. Okhotsk
B. Vladivostok
C. Leningrad
D. Moscow

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Question 1757

Boll-Weevil is a pest that attack the _____ crop.

A. Jute
B. Cotton
C. Hemp
D. Flax

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Question 1758

Among the world oceans, which ocean is having the widest continental shelf ?

A. Antarctic ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Atlantic ocean

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Question 1759

A large number of species are found within a small unit of area of: [CDS 1999]

A. mangrove coastal forests
B. coniferous temperate forests
C. deciduous monsoon forests
D. wet evergreen equatorial forests

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Question 1760

Which of the following varieties of coal accounts for the maximum coal output of the world?

A. Peat
B. Lignite
C. Bituminous
D. Anthracite

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Question 1761

The most densely populated country of Africa is

A. Mauritius
B. Rwanda
C. Burundi
D. Sierra Leone

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Question 1762

Which of the following planets

A. Mars
B. Saturn
C. Uranus
D. Venus

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Question 1763

What is Weathering?

A. Removal of earth's material by river action
B. Removal of earth's material by wind action
C. Breaking up and disintegration of rocks
D. Hardening up of rocks due to weather conditions

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Question 1764

Of the total volume of the earth, which layer forms the major part ?

A. Sial
B. Sima
C. Mantle
D. Core

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Question 1765

Which country is known as the "Emerald Isle"?

A. Great Britain
B. Ireland
C. Japan
D. New Zealand

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Question 1766

Largest district in Bangladesh?

A. Narayangunj
B. Chittagong
C. Khagrachari
D. Rangamati

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Question 1767

The layers of the earth's crust are distinguished by their

A. thickness and depth
B. density and temperature
C. metallic content and rocks
D. All the above

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Question 1768

Which of the following Planets is the brightest?

A. Mercury
B. Mars
C. Jupiter
D. Venus

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Question 1769

Contours are lines showing

A. places on earth of equal rainfall
B. places of same temperature
C. places on earth at the same altitude
D. None of these

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Question 1770

The process of soil development is called

A. leaching
B. illuviation
C. eluviations
D. pedogenesis

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Question 1771

Strait of Malacca separates which two land masses?

A. Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Island of Sumatra
B. Africa and Europe
C. India and Sri Lanka
D. North America and South America

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Question 1772

The continuous circulation of water among the hydrosphere, atmosphere and Lithosphere is known as

A. Water circulation
B. Hydrologic cycle
C. Hydro-equilibrium
D. Precipitation

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Question 1773

The main properties of cosmic ray particles are

A. its electric charge
B. its rest mass
C. its energy
D. All of these are its properties

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Question 1774

Two main cold currents in the North Pacific Ocean are known as [IAS 2009]

A. Oyashio and California currents
B. Alaska and Kuroshio currents
C. North Equatorial and Counter Equatorial currents
D. North Pacific and Kuroshio currents

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Question 1775

The propagation of radio signals is greatly influence by

A. troposphere
B. ionosphere
C. exosphere
D. thermosphere

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Question 1776

The group of minerals chemically containing hydrocarbons is

A. silicate group
B. organic group
C. oxide group
D. hydride group

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Question 1777

The main objective of multi-purpose river projects are

A. extension of irrigation facilities by constructing dams to store surplus water during the rainy seas
B. power generation by constructing hydro power stations
C. flood controls and making rivers navigable
D. All of the above

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Question 1778

The location of a cement industry is mostly based on _____.

A. nearness to a port
B. where demand is high
C. where transportation facilities are available
D. availability of raw materials

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Question 1779

Which one of the following is not a plant product?

A. Lac
B. Hemp
C. Linen
D. Flax

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Question 1780

Who elected as new King of Malaysia?

A. Ibrahim Ismail
B. Nazrin Shah
C. Sultan Abdullah
D. Ahmad Shah

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Question 1781

The South Frigid Zone is the region

A. lying between 661/2 degree south and 90o south
B. lying between the Antarctic circle to the south pole
C. has the coldest climate throughout the year
D. All of the above

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Question 1782

Which one of the following countries is not in South America? [CDS 2003]

A. Bolivia
B. Paraguay
C. Suriname
D. Swaziland

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Question 1783

Which one of the following ecosystems covers the largest area of the earth's surface? [UP PCS 2002]

A. Desert Ecosystem
B. Grassland Ecosystem
C. Mountain Ecosystem
D. Marine Ecosystem

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Question 1784

Though the countries of South - West Asia have abundant power resources, they have not developed major industries mainly because

A. They do not have raw materials
B. They do not have a large market
C. They do not have skilled labour
D. They do not have capital

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Question 1785

Consider the following statements regarding general characteristics associated with tropical cyclones 1. Tropical cyclones move with very low velocity over the oceans but become strong while moving over the land areas. 2. They are confined to a particular period of the year (mainly summer) and normally move from east to west. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1786

Which one among the following local winds is not characteristically hot and dry? [Asstt Commdt 2011]

A. Sirocco
B. Mistral
C. Khamsin
D. Chinook

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Question 1787

The South African River draining into Atlantic Ocean is

A. Orange
B. Zambezi
C. Limpopo
D. Nile

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Question 1788

Which one of the following countries produces the largest amount of crude steel of theworld? [IAS 2007]

A. Japan
B. USA
C. South Korea
D. China

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Question 1789

The leading producer of sulphur is : [IES 1994]

A. Canada
B. Spain
C. U.S.A.
D. Italy

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Question 1790

Consider the following statements regarding the distribution and pattern of isotherms 1. In the northern hemisphere, isotherms bend sharply equator-ward over the continents during winter. 2. Temperature gradients are greater in summer than in winter in the northern hemisphere. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1791

Assume that the moon takes exactly 30 days to complete the cycle and also assume that it rises in the east exactly at 6.48 p.m., on the first day. On the fourth day, at what time will it rise? [IAS 2002]

A. 8.24 p.m
B. 9. 12 p.m
C. 10.00 p.m
D. 11.48 p.m.

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Question 1792

Lowest temperature is recorded in

A. USA
B. Mexico
C. Verkhoyansk
D. Alaska

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Question 1793

Latex is a name for

A. a milk product
B. latent heat
C. crude rubber
D. refined honey

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Question 1794

The Tagus river flows through

A. Damascus
B. Khartoum
C. Lisbon
D. Kabul

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Question 1795

Which are of the following is wrongly characterised?

A. Chinook- Canada - winter - warm
B. Khamsin – Egypt – spring - hot
C. Sirocco – Sahara – spring - hot
D. Mistral - Rhone Valley - summer – cold

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Question 1796

The most abundant element in sea water is

A. Sodium
B. Chlorine
C. Magnesium
D. Sulphur

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Question 1797

The phenomenon associated with collision and subduction of the planet is

A. volcanoes
B. island arcs
C. earthquakes
D. All of the above

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Question 1798

Where are the Balearic Islands located ?

A. Mediterranean Sea
B. BLack Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. North Sea

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Question 1799

Which of the following countries share borders with Moldova? 1. Ukraine 2. Romania 3. Belarus Select the correct answer using the code given below: [IAS 2008]

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 1800

India broke away from Australia and Antarctica and started moving north in the periodof: [IAS 2003]

A. Permian
B. Triassic
C. Jurassic
D. Cretaceous

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Question 1801

The knowledge about the topography of the ocean basins has been derived from

A. seismic surveying
B. echo sounder
C. side-scan sonar
D. All of the above

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Question 1802

Outwash plain is a depositional feature associated with

A. rivers
B. wind
C. glacier
D. wave

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Question 1803

The Hwang Ho River falls into:

A. Indian Ocean
B. Yellow Sea.
C. Red Sea
D. Bay of China

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Question 1804

The ionosphere contains ionized air that protects the earth from

A. the ultraviolet rays of the sun
B. the infrared rays of the sun
C. the falling meteorites
D. None of the above

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Question 1805

What can be the maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse?

A. 12.5 minutes
B. 7 minutes 40 seconds
C. 1 hour 40 seconds
D. There is no maximum duration

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Question 1806

The International Date Line is

A. 180 degrees longitude
B. the equator
C. 90 degrees east longitude
D. 0 degree longitude

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Question 1807

For which branch of government is the president responsible?

A. Legislative
B. Executive
C. Judicial
D. All of the above

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Question 1808

Asteroids have their orbits between the planets:

A. Mercury and Venus
B. Earth and Mars
C. Mars and Jupiter
D. Jupiter and Saturn

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Question 1809

Which of these responsibilities of US citizenship is considered mandatory?

A. Serving in the army
B. Joining a political party
C. Holding political office
D. Serving on a jury

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Question 1810

Simla is cooler than Amritsar although they are on the same latitude. This is because

A. Simla is further north
B. Simla is at greater height above sea level than Amritsar
C. Simla is farther from the equator
D. Their longitudes differ

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Question 1811

The largest island in the Indian Ocean is :

A. Madagascar
B. Maldives
C. Sri Lanka
D. Sumatra

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Question 1812

The most common igneous rock is

A. basalt
B. granite
C. limestone
D. cobalt

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Question 1813

The most ideal conditions for the chemical weathering are found in : [CDS 1993]

A. cold and dry regions
B. cold and humid regions
C. hot and dry regions
D. hot and humid regions

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Question 1814

The navigable European rivers are

A. Mississippi, Missourie, Tennesee, St Lawrence
B. Ob, Yenisey, Volga, Rhine
C. Danube, Rhone, Seine and Elbe
D. Yangtze, Sikiang, Hwang Ho, Chientang

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Question 1815

Which among the following forms of precipitation is differentfrom the rest?

A. dew
B. fog
C. mist
D. hail

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Question 1816

Mongoloid races are characterised by

A. prognathism
B. epicanthic fold
C. dolico cephalic head
D. None of these

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Question 1817

The Mayan pyramids and temples were made from

A. Limestone
B. Wood
C. Marble
D. Granite

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Question 1818

What is the Capital city of Peru?

A. Sucre
B. Manama
C. Lima
D. Bogota

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Question 1819

The highest sand dunes are found is

A. the Sahara desert
B. the Atacama desert
C. the Kalahari desert
D. the Gobi desert

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Question 1820

The rate of infiltration normally declines rapidly during the early part of rainstorm event and reaches a constant value after several hours of rainfall. The factors responsible for this phenomenon are I. the filling of fine soil pores with water, which reduces capillary forces II. moistened soil, clay particles to swell and reduce the size of pores III. raindrop impact breaking up with soil clumps, splashing fine particles into pores

A. I, II
B. I, III
C. II, III
D. All of the above

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Question 1821

The transport of warm air toward the poles and cold air toward the equator is due to

A. the temperature gradient
B. the development of waves
C. the latitude difference
D. the longitude difference

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Question 1822

Panama Canal has locks alone its path in order to

A. regulate traffic
B. permit check by customs staff
C. control the level of water
D. collect canal dues

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Question 1823

Ema is an example of

A. Active volcano
B. Dormant Volcano
C. Extinct volcano
D. Plateau in a volcano region

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Question 1824

Three European cities viz, Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna,are located on the banks of the river

A. Danube
B. Rhine
C. Rhone
D. Volga

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Question 1825

The busy port of Rotterdam is situated in : [Asstt Comm 2008]

A. The Netherlands
B. Belgium
C. Denmark
D. Germany

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Question 1826

Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights, because clouds

A. Prevent cold waves from the sky from descending on earth
B. Reflect back the heat given off by earth
C. Produce heat and radiate it towards earth
D. Absorb heat from the atmosphere and send it towards earth

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Question 1827

In which continent is the Andes Mountain range situated?

A. Europe
B. Australia
C. South America
D. Africa

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Question 1828

The 'Water table' refers to :

A. the lower limit of the zone of saturation
B. the upper limit of the zone of saturation
C. the contact zone of permeable and impermeable rocks
D. seepage of water into fissures lying below the earth's surface

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Question 1829

The maximum soil fertility occurs in the pH range of

A. 5.0 to 6.2
B. 6.0 to 7.2
C. 7.0 to 8.2
D. 4.0 to 5.2

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Question 1830

The largest glaciers are

A. mountain glaciers
B. alpine glaciers
C. continental glaciers
D. piedmont glaciers

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Question 1831

The Persian Gulf region is rich in _____.

A. crude oil reserves
B. iron ore reserves
C. bauxite ore reserves
D. uranium ore reserves

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Question 1832

A narrow strip of land bordered on both sides by water, connecting two large bodies of land is known as : [IFS 1993]

A. an isthmus
B. a lagoon
C. a peninsula
D. a strait

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Question 1833

The theory of continental drift is supported by: 1. similarities between the coastline of South America and Africa 2. the similarity of rocks of Central Africa, southern India, Brazil and Australia 3. evidence of fossils 4. survival of marsupials in Australia

A. I and II
B. I, II and III
C. II, III and IV
D. I, II, III and IV

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Question 1834

In which country is 'Takla Makan' desert situated? [BPSC 2011]

A. Kazakhstan
B. Turkmenistan
C. Uzbekistan
D. China

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Question 1835

The type of rainfall shown in figure is:

A. orographic
B. convectional
C. cyclonic
D. relief

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Question 1836

Warm dry winds blowing down the east slopes of Rockies are known as : [NDA 1992]

A. Mistral
B. Nor' westers
C. Foehn
D. Chinook

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Question 1837

Which sea separates Europe from Africa?

A. The Gulf of Mexico
B. The caribbean sea
C. The Mediterranean sea
D. Both B & C

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Question 1838

Which colony was farthest north?

A. Massachusetts
B. Virginia
C. Georgia
D. New Hampshire

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Question 1839

All of the following types of climates occur in the southern hemisphere except:

A. hot desert
B. savanna
C. equatorial
D. tundra

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Question 1840

The planet with the maximum number of satellites is ______.

A. Uranus
B. Jupiter
C. Saturn
D. Neptune

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Question 1841

The term 'flora' in the context of natural vegetation refers to

A. assemblage of plant species living in association with each other in a given environmental frame
B. plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a group
C. a large tract covered by trees and shrubs and its administration for assessing economic benefits
D. role played by species of animals in the maintenance of ecological balance

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Question 1842

Consider the following statements: 1. Coriolis effect is zero at the Equator. 2. Coriolis effect is more towards the Poles. 3. Coriolis effects are related to the decreasing rotational velocity with increasing latitudes. 4. Coriolis effects are related to the increasing rotational velocity with increasing latitudes. Which of the statements given above are correct? [CDS 2012]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 2 and 5 only

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Question 1843

Deciduous trees are those:

A. that grow up straight
B. that grow plenty in dry places
C. that never bear fruits
D. that shed their leaves during a certain season

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Question 1844

In which type of rocks are coal and petroleum found?

A. Granite
B. Igneous
C. Metamorphic
D. Sedimentary

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Question 1845

Pyranees forms the boundary between

A. Spain and Portugal
B. France and Spain
C. Poland and Russia
D. Hungary and Rumania

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Question 1846

Which one of the following types of plains is not formed bythe action of the riven?

A. Loess plains
B. Alluvial plains
C. Flood plain deposits
D. Deltas

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Question 1847

Milan, Turin and Genoa industrial triangle is in

A. USA
B. France
C. Former USSR
D. Italy

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Question 1848

Mr. X has been invited to participate in a conference to be held at Buenos Aires. He haschosen the following shortest flight route: Mumbai to Frankfurt (non-stop), Frankfurt to Sao Paulo (non-stop), Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires (non-stop), Which one of the following seas will likely to be flown over by Mr. X? [CDS 2011]

A. Tasman Sea
B. Labrador Sea
C. Beaufort Sea
D. Black Sea

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Question 1849

The highest water fall in the world is

A. Tugela
B. Jog
C. Angel
D. Yosemite

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Question 1850

The Llanos and Campos of South America are examples of:

A. coniferous forest regions
B. deciduous regions
C. equatorial regions
D. Savanna regions

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Question 1851

Which of the following is the largest river in the world? [MBA 1990]

A. Nile
B. Congo
C. Ganges
D. Amazon

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Question 1852

Kolkhoz and Sovkhoz are

A. farming organization on agriculture
B. fertile alluvial lands
C. high yielding variety seeds
D. breeds of cattle

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Question 1853

Assemblage or ideas, beliefs, skills, institutions is representedby

A. civilization
B. culture
C. mode of life
D. None of these

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Question 1854

Which of the following is a renewable source of energy?

A. atomic power
B. hydro electric power
C. thermal power
D. natural gas

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Question 1855

In the Semi-arid and Temperate grasslands, the most commonly found animals are:

A. donkeys and horses
B. reindeers
C. camels
D. sheep and goats

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Question 1856

From, the point of view of international trade, Bahrein islands are noted for petroleumand:

A. fishing
B. ship building
C. iron and steel
D. pearl fishing

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Question 1857

Botswana was formerly known as

A. Bachuanaland
B. Bahamas
C. Barbados
D. Cameroon

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Question 1858

Postaz are temperate grassland in:

A. Australia
B. South Africa
C. Hungary
D. Egypt

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Question 1859

Which of the following is not an important condition for growth of coral?

A. Wave-free salt water
B. Clean salt water
C. Warm seas
D. Plenty of sunlight

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Question 1860

The American cotton textile industry moved from new England to the Southern States because:

A. The latter have a more humid climate
B. New England diversified its manufacturing industries
C. The Population growth in the south provided a major market
D. The south offered lower coast of prodution

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Question 1861

"Europe point" is

A. the southern most tip of Gibraltar
B. a small French island in Mozambique channel
C. a famous sea resort near Naples
D. a summer resort for the Pope in Itlay

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Question 1862

Mount Damavand is the highest peak in

A. Iraq
B. Papua New Guinea
C. Oman
D. Iran

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Question 1863

Choose the correct statement about Sedimentary rocks: [Teachers' Exam 1994]

A. These rocks cannot be formed under water
B. These rocks are crystalline
C. The structure of these rocks is contingent on heat and pressure
D. These rocks have been deposited in layers

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Question 1864

There is a continual daylight or summer in the Arctic regions from:

A. 22nd December to 21st March
B. 21st March to 21st June
C. 21st March to 23rd September
D. 21st June to 22nd December

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Question 1865

Which of the following is/are characteristic of a depression in the southern hemisphere? 1. It is a mass of air whose isobars form an oval or circular shape 2. Pressure is high in the centre and decreases towards the outside 3. Air moves anti-clockwise

A. I only
B. II only
C. I and III
D. All three

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Question 1866

White coal refers to

A. Hydroelectricity
B. Petroleum
C. Uranium
D. Coal

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Question 1867

The Bedouins are inhabitants of _____.

A. Australia
B. Northern Canada
C. The Arabian Desert
D. Central Asia

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Question 1868

Which one of the following is a type of planetary wind?

A. Monsoons
B. Loo
C. Westerlies
D. Tornadoes

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Question 1869

Geostationary orbit is at a height of

A. 6 km
B. 1000 km
C. 3600 km
D. 36,000km

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Question 1870

The important fishing areas called Grand Bank and Georges Bank located in thewaters of which one of the following? [IAS 2008]

A. North Pacific
B. South Pacific
C. South-west Atlantic
D. North-west Atlantic

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Question 1871

In the northern hemisphere, currents are deflected to their right due to :

A. centrifugal force
B. coriolis force
C. cyclonic storms
D. none of these

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Question 1872

The movement inside the Earth's crust is studied by: [CDS 1992]

A. Geodesy
B. Geology
C. Plate Tectonics
D. Seismology

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Question 1873

Which of the following statements is wrong?

A. Roughly circular isobar system with a high pressure at the centre represents an anticyclone
B. Roughly circular isobar system with a low pressure at the centre represents a cyclone
C. Roughly V-sheped isobar system with a low pressure at the centre represents a trough
D. Roughly V-shaped isobar system with a low pressure at the centre represents a wedge

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Question 1874

Which one of the following continents has the lowest birth and death rates? [IAS 2004]

A. Europe
B. Australia
C. North America
D. South America

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Question 1875

Which of the following layers of the earth is believed to have the heavist mineral materials of highest density

A. Central core
B. Crust
C. Mantle
D. Both (B) and (C)

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Question 1876

The World's longest river is :

A. Nile
B. Ganges
C. Amazon
D. Mississippi – Missouri

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Question 1877

With reference to Ocean currents consider the following statements: 1. West Australian current is a warm current. 2. North East Monsoon Drift flows in the Indian Ocean during winter season. 3. Equatorial counter current does not flow in the Indian Ocean during winter season. 4. Kuroshic current in the Pacific Ocean is like Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean. [NDA 2001]

A. 1 and 2
B. 1 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 2 and 4

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Question 1878

The approximate circumference of the Earth is [CPO SI 2011]

A. 13,000 km
B. 20,000 km
C. 25,000 km
D. 30,000 km

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Question 1879

The planet that takes 88 days to make one revolution of the sun is __________

A. Mercury
B. Saturn
C. Jupiter
D. Mars

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Question 1880

The river Sutlej, on which the Bhakra Dam has been built, originates from

A. a spring in Vering
B. near Bara Lacha Pass in Lahul
C. Rakas lake in Tibet
D. Mansarovar lake

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Question 1881

Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [NDA 1993]

A. 66° 33' N latitude - Arctic Circle
B. 180°E or 180°W longitude- International Date Line
C. 23° 20' N latitude - Tropic of Cancer
D. 0° E or 0°W longitude – Equator

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Question 1882

The smallest amongst the following islands is ______.

A. Borneo
B. Greenland
C. Sumatra
D. New Guinea

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Question 1883

Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth's crust

A. Silicon
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon
D. Calcium

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Question 1884

Trans-continental railways have played an Important role in

A. international trade
B. development of resources in the interior of continents
C. providing employment to people
D. deportation of prisoners to the interior

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Question 1885

Which of the following are true with regard to igneous rocks? 1. They are formed inside the earth, under great pressure 2. They do not occur in layer 3. They are mostly crystalline in nature 4. They contain fossils

A. I, II and III
B. II, III and IV
C. II and III
D. I and IV

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Question 1886

Name the Continents that form a mirror image of each other___

A. North America and South America
B. Asia and Africa
C. Africa and South America
D. Europe and Asia

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Question 1887

Salinity in Ocean water decreases when

A. evaporation is more
B. wind velocity is high
C. rainfall is heavy
D. humidity is high

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Question 1888

If the earth's axis had not been inclined: 1. temperature distribution would have been uniform 2. days and nights would not have occurred 3. seasons would not· have occurred 4. poles would not have continuous day

A. I, III and IV
B. II and IV
C. III and IV
D. II, III and IV

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Question 1889

In which of the following units is atmospheric pressuremeasured?

A. Grams per square km
B. Grams per centimetre
C. Kilograms per square metre
D. Pounds per cubic mile

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Question 1890

Which of the following is not an island? [MBA 1993]

A. Cuba
B. Greenland
C. Ireland
D. Sweden

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Question 1891

The Earthquake at Sagami bay in Japan which killed two and half lakh people was an example of

A. Tectonic earthquake
B. Plutonic earthquake
C. Main induced evarthquake
D. Isostatic earthquake

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Question 1892

What is the International Date Line ?

A. It is the equator
B. It is the 0 degrees longitude
C. It is the 90 degrees longitude
D. It is the 180 degrees longitude

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Question 1893

Grasslands which not support any trees are called:

A. lanos
B. campos
C. savanna
D. steppes

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Question 1894

Which of the following is/are the examples of the sedimentary rocks? [IAS 2003] 1. Limestone 2. Dolomite 3. Breccia 4. Coal

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Question 1895

Which among the following is not correctly matched?

A. Victoria Falls - Australia
B. Niagara Falls - Canada
C. Angel Falls - Venezuela
D. Iguazu Falls - Argentina

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Question 1896

The texture of a soil refers to

A. the size distribution of the mineral particles composing the soil
B. the distribution of mineral particles in the soil
C. the crystal distribution in soil
D. None of the above

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Question 1897

The most densely populated regions in the world are

A. the monsoon climatic regions
B. the equatorial regions
C. the hot desert climatic regions
D. the summer climatic regions

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Question 1898

Among the following countries, which one is the most densely populated? [IAS 2008]

A. Belgium
B. France
C. Germany
D. The Netherlands

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Question 1899

The leading producer of coal in former Soviet Union is

A. Donetz basin
B. Kuzentsk basin
C. Karaganda Basin
D. Pechora basin

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Question 1900

The Planet amongst the following (other than Saturn), thatshows a faint ring is ______.

A. Earth
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Pluto

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Question 1901

Rocks which are formed by the solidification of lava on the earth's surface are: [MBA 1992]

A. Sandstone
B. Limestone
C. Granites
D. Basalts

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Question 1902

Consider the following statements: 1. Mistral is a cold wind blowing in North America. 2. Sirocco is a hot dry wind blowing across the North African coast. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1903

Anticyclones are caused by:

A. violent winds
B. heavy rainfall
C. winds that blow spirally outwards from the centre
D. winds that blow spirally inwards

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Question 1904

The Indian sub-continent lies

A. mostly in the southern hemisphere and partly in the northern hemisphere
B. mostly in the northern hemisphere and partly in the southern hemisphere
C. wholly in the northern hemisphere
D. wholly in the southern hemisphere

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Question 1905

The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from:

A. west to east
B. east and west of the prime meridian
C. poles to equator
D. equator to poles

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Question 1906

Plains formed by the deposits brought by glacier are

A. lacustrine plains
B. flood plains
C. drift plains
D. coastal plains

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Question 1907

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [IAS 2004] States of USA Geography Division

A. Iowa West North Central
B. Texas West South Central
C. California Pacific
D. New Jersey South Atlantic

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Question 1908

What is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass? [CDS 2004]

A. Brazil
B. Uruguay
C. Colombia
D. Ecuador

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Question 1909

Which of the following influence the erosion of soil by water? [Railways 1994] 1. Slope of the land 2. Management practice like terracing 3. Soil salinity

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3

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Question 1910

Monazite is an ore of

A. copper
B. iron
C. thorium
D. titanium

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Question 1911

Which of the following is a warm current?

A. Benguela current
B. Labrador current
C. Kurosiwo current
D. South Pacific current

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Question 1912

The hottest planet is : [CPO SI 2002]

A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Jupiter
D. Saturn

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Question 1913

The Mistral is

A. very cold wind, which blows down from the plateau of central France
B. swift, dry, cold northerly wind that blows down from the western Alps and the plateau of Southern F
C. wind that blows for 100 days a year and may cause extensive frost damage to plants
D. All of the above

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Question 1914

The phenomenon known as the "Midnight Sun" is caused by

A. The rotation of the Earth on its axis
B. Sun spots
C. Inclination of the Earth's axis
D. Nuclear explosions

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Question 1915

Muscovite, Phlogopite and Biotite are

A. Iron ore varieties
B. Mica varieties
C. Coal varieties
D. Manganese varieties

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Question 1916

The Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in the _____region

A. North - West Pacific
B. South - East Pacific
C. North - West Atlantic
D. North - East Atlantic

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Question 1917

The removal of rock, layer by layer due to weathering is called: [NDA 2001]

A. block disintegration
B. dellation
C. exfoliation
D. granular disintegration

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Question 1918

Between which one of the following pairs of ports does Panama Canal shorten the distance to the maximum?

A. Liverpool and Shanghai
B. New York and Honolulu
C. Liverpool and Sydney
D. New York and San Francisco

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Question 1919

The landforms that are created by massive earth movements due to place tectonics are called

A. structural landforms
B. weathering landforms
C. erosional landforms
D. depositional landforms

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Question 1920

The major cause of the decrease in population of rural areas as compared to the towns is :

A. increased death rate due to lack of amenities
B. lack of transport facilities
C. low birth rates
D. migration of people from villages to the urban areas in search of better facilities and employment

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Question 1921

What is the administrative capital of South Africa? [Railways 1994]

A. Cape Town
B. Johannesburg
C. Kimberley
D. Pretoria

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Question 1922

Limestone changes into _____ due to metamorphism.

A. marble
B. quartzite
C. gneiss
D. schists

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Question 1923

Death Valley is in

A. The USA
B. Jordan
C. Israel
D. Peru

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Question 1924

In which one of the following is Malta located? [IAS 2008]

A. Baltic Sea
B. Mediterranean Sea
C. Black Sea
D. North Sea

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Question 1925

In USA, which one of the following regions Receives heavy rainfall throughout the yearunder the influence of Wester lies? [IAS 2009]

A. North-western
B. North-eastern
C. South-western
D. South-eastern

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Question 1926

Red Indiana called this local wind Ice Eater?

A. Mistral
B. Chinook
C. Foehn
D. Haramattan

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Question 1927

Which one of the following processes of weathering belongs to both mechanical and chemical weathering? [NDA 2011]

A. Crystallization
B. Exfoliation
C. Hydration
D. Carbonation

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Question 1928

Which of the following reflects radio waves back to the Earth?

A. Ionosphere
B. Thermosphere
C. Tropopause
D. Mesopause

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Question 1929

Which of the following statements about forests is not correct? [NDA 1991]

A. Coniferous forests of high latitudes yield soft wood
B. Between 2000 m and 3000 m elevation on the Himalayas grow deodar, chinar and walnut
C. Forests in equatorial regions of India are less dense than the monsoon forests
D. Large-scale exploitation of forests has caused soil erosion and repeated floods

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Question 1930

Which of the following connects the ocean floor level with the continental level ?

A. Continental slope
B. Continental shelf
C. Epicontinental sea
D. Sea shelf

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Question 1931

Which of the following is called ‘Herring Pond’?

A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Black Sea
C. Dead Sea
D. Pacific Ocean

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Question 1932

Mediterranean  climate is ideal for growing

A. wheat and barley
B. tea and coffee
C. Surgarcane and beet
D. orange and lemons

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Question 1933

Which is true of the Federal Republic of Germany?

A. It was pro-American
B. It joined together all of Germany
C. It was Communist
D. It was Socialist

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Question 1934

The tertiary winds on the north of the Alps (Europe) are called

A. the Chinook
B. the foehn
C. the sirocco
D. the loo

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Question 1935

The most important factor that is affecting all the chemical weathering processes is

A. vegetation
B. topography
C. climate
D. None of the above

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Question 1936

The process of particle detachment by moving glacial ice is called

A. plucking
B. abrasion
C. scouring
D. None of the above

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Question 1937

Which one of the following plate movements is responsible for the formation of midocean ridge? [IAS 2004]

A. Divergent movement
B. Convergent movement
C. Transform fault movement
D. Parallel movement

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Question 1938

The Vocanic eruption is most likely to be violent when

A. The volcano is near to the sea
B. The neck of the volcano is sealed by a plug
C. The lava is viscous
D. The lava reaches the surface through a fissure

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Question 1939

The tides in the sea are primarily due to

A. the atmospheric effect of the Earth
B. the gravitational effect of Venus on the Earth
C. the gravitational effect of the Sun on the Earth
D. the gravitational effect of the Moon on the Earth

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Question 1940

The country worst affected by cyclones and accompanyingfloods is ______.

A. Indonesia
B. Sri Lanka
C. Pakistan
D. Bangladesh

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Question 1941

Which of the following are formed due to collision of continental plates? [IAS 2004] 1. The Alps 2. The Himalayas 3. The Rockies 4. The Caucases mountains Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 2 and 4
D. 1, 3 and 4

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Question 1942

The radiation that heats earth's atmosphere comes from the

A. sun
B. earth
C. ionosphere
D. sun and earth

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Question 1943

The landforms that are influences by several process namely, weathering, erosion, deposition are known as

A. polygenetic landforms
B. structural landforms
C. polycyclic landforms
D. None of the above

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Question 1944

The period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy is called:

A. Parsec
B. Astronomical year
C. Cosmic year
D. Light year

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Question 1945

The 'Climate' is the average atmospheric conditions of an area over a considerable period of time. For proper conclusions, observations are needed for a minimum period of:

A. 5 years
B. 10 years
C. 31 years
D. 35 years

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Question 1946

Durand line is the border common to which two countries?

A. India and China
B. China and Afghanistan
C. India and Tibet
D. Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Question 1947

Which of the following features is the product of vulcanicity

A. Geosyncline
B. Escarpment
C. Atoll
D. Fold mountain

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Question 1948

Kampung is a form of rural settlement found in _____

A. China
B. Malaysia
C. Philippines
D. Cambodia

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Question 1949

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the four stages of water movement in a hydrological cycle? [NDA 2010]

A. Evaporation – Condensation – Precipitation – Infiltration
B. Evaporation – Precipitation – Condensation – Infiltration
C. Infiltration – Evaporation – Condensation – Infiltration
D. Condensation – Precipitation – Evaporation – Infiltration

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Question 1950

The monsoon climatic regions are

A. South-east Asia including Australia, Africa, America
B. Europe and South America
C. Asia, Africa and Antarctica
D. None of the above

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Question 1951

The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the sun is called the

A. nebula
B. comet
C. asteroid
D. corona

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Question 1952

Which country plans to launch international lunar base?

A. Japan
B. India
C. Russia
D. China

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Question 1953

Who has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of the United States?

A. Dick Thornburg
B. William Barr
C. Edwin Meese
D. Janet Reno

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Question 1954

Summer rains in Australia broadly decreases from [IAS 2009]

A. east to west
B. west to east
C. north to south
D. south to north

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Question 1955

The hazards of radiation belts include

A. deterioration of electronic circuits
B. damage of solar cells of spacecraft
C. adverse effect on living organisms
D. All of the above

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Question 1956

The albedo of which one among the following is the highest? [IAS 2008]

A. Cirrus cloud
B. Cumulonimbus cloud
C. Melting snow
D. Sand

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Question 1957

Doldrums is a [NDA 2011]

A. Tropical wind belt
B. Tropical wind deflection belt
C. Sub-tropical wind belt
D. Tropical no-wind belt

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Question 1958

The distance between the Earth and the Sun (in million kms.) is :

A. 111
B. 149
C. 168
D. 193

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Question 1959

Deserts such as Sahara are generally found between 20° and 30° latitudes in western parts of the continents. This is because these regions:

A. are very hot throughout the year
B. have offshore winds throughout the year
C. have warm offshore currents
D. lie in the belt of the doldrums

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Question 1960

Where is Copacabana Beach located? [IAS 2007]

A. Buenos Aires
B. Hawaiian Islands
C. Rio de Janeiro
D. Valletta

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Question 1961

If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is quite far from the earth, the eclipse would be likely to be :

A. total
B. partial
C. annular
D. none of these

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Question 1962

The largest Inland Sea is the

A. Black Sea
B. Dead Sea
C. Caspian Sea
D. Aral Sea

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Question 1963

Lakes formed due to marine deposits are

A. crater lakes
B. cirque lakes
C. ox-bow-lakes
D. lagoons

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Question 1964

Among foodgrains, international trade of rice is quite small because:

A. it is not the main food grain of human consumption
B. its transport cost is high
C. rice gets spoilt during storage and transport
D. major producer regions are major consumers also

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Question 1965

Port of Spain is the Capital City of _______.

A. Saudi Arabia
B. North Korea
C. Czech Republic
D. Trinidad and Tobago

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Question 1966

Bowl shaped depression created as a result of glacial erosion high on a mountain side iscalled: [IAS 2004]

A. Glacial trough
B. Hum
C. Hanging Valley
D. Cirque

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Question 1967

Life expectancy of a region is :

A. the minimum age up to which an individual should definitely live in the region
B. the maximum age at which any individual of the region can live
C. the average age at which people die in the region
D. the age at which majority of people die in the region

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Question 1968

Fold mountains are formed due to forces born out of

A. tension
B. compression
C. expansion
D. volcanoes

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Question 1969

Which is the fourth planet from the sun ?

A. Mercury
B. Mars
C. Jupiter
D. Earth

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Question 1970

Relative humidity of the atmosphere is directly affected by :

A. change in atmospheric pressure
B. change in atmospheric temperature
C. change in the direction of winds
D. none of these

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Question 1971

The imaginary line on the earth's surface, which closely follows the 180o meridian, is called the

A. International Date Line
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Equator
D. Prime Meridian

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Question 1972

The largest of the planets is

A. Jupiter
B. Saturn
C. Uranus
D. Neptune

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Question 1973

Earthquakes and volcanoes occur mostly in:

A. Plateau region
B. Deep sea plains
C. Coastal Region
D. Folded and faulted region

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Question 1974

Name the country which shares the benefits of the Kosi Multipurpose Project with India

A. Bangladesh
B. Pakistan
C. Nepal
D. Bhutan

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Question 1975

Which of the following States of the U.5A are attached to Mexico? [CDS 1994]

A. California and Texas
B. Kansas and Kentucky
C. New Mexico and Arkansas
D. Rhode Island and Hawaii

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Question 1976

The most explosive type of volcano is

A. the caldera
B. a cinder cone
C. basalt plateau
D. shield volcanoes

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Question 1977

The world's largest inland sea is ______.

A. the Black Sea
B. the Dead Sea
C. the Caspian Sea
D. the Aral Sea

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Question 1978

On the bank of which river is New York situated?

A. River Colorado
B. River Hudson
C. River Mississippi
D. River Amazon

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Question 1979

The capital city of Kenya is ____.

A. Nairobi
B. Entebbe
C. Cairo
D. Port Louis

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Question 1980

The Gutenburg discontinuity separates _______.

A. Sial and Sima
B. Lithosphere and outer mantle
C. Outer mantle and inner mantle
D. Inner mantle and the core

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Question 1981

Not including the sun, the closest stars to earth are

A. 4300 light-years away
B. 430 light-years away
C. 43 light-years away
D. 4.3 light-years away

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Question 1982

With reference to the sub-tropical high pressure belt, consider the followingstatements: 1. It is affected by Earth's rotation and descent of winds from higher altitudes. 2. It is dynamically induced and characterized with anti-cyclonic conditions. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]

A. 1 only
B. Both 1 and 2
C. 2 only
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 1983

The term used for the zone at low pressure and light and variable winds in the oceanic equatorial regions is :

A. depression
B. doldrums
C. horse-latitudes
D. inter-tropical convergence

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Question 1984

Consider the following rivers: 1. Don 2. Syr Darya 3. Volga 4. Ural Which of the above rivers flow into the landlocked Caspian Sea? [IAS 2008]

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 4

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Question 1985

Which one of the following countries celebrates Christmas festival in summer season?[UDC 1994]

A. Australia
B. Canada
C. Mexico
D. Italy

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Question 1986

The ocean currents allow the oceans to_____ year after year.

A. become warmer
B. become colder
C. maintain the same temperature
D. increase salinity

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Question 1987

The international air route from West Europe to East Asia passes through India because:

A. India is a busy centre situated between the two places
B. it provides the shortest route
C. India is the only country in Asia providing refuelling capacity
D. None of these

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Question 1988

If a place is located at 20°N, 80°E in which of the following continents does it lie? [CDS1989]

A. Africa
B. Asia
C. Europe
D. North America

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Question 1989

The world's major fishing grounds are located along the eastern shores of continents between 40º N and 50º N latitudes where cool and warm currents converge. An example or such area is

A. The Grand Banks off Newfoundland
B. The Dogger Bank in the North Sea
C. The coastal region of Norway
D. Fisheries off the coast of Peru

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Question 1990

The planet with the maximum number of natural satellites (moons), so far discovered is

A. Jupiter
B. Neptune
C. Saturn
D. Uranus

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Question 1991

Burkina Faso is the new name of _____ Republic.

A. Chad
B. Cameroon
C. Kenya
D. Upper Volta

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Question 1992

The regions with the highest and lowest densities are respectively :

A. Europe and Africa
B. Asia and Oceania
C. North America and Africa
D. Europe and Oceania

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Question 1993

Which of the following is the largest producer of copper?

A. Ghana
B. Malaysia
C. Australia
D. Chile

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Question 1994

The process of destruction or dying of fronts is called

A. fromtogenesis
B. frontolysis
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 1995

Consider the following ecosystems: 1. Taiga 2. Tropical evergreen 3. Tropical deciduous 4. Tundra The correct sequence in decreasing order of the albedo values of these ecosystem is: [IAS 2002]

A. 1, 4, 3, 2
B. 4, 1, 2, 3
C. 4, 1, 3, 2
D. 1, 4, 2, 3

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Question 1996

Which one of the following factors is responsible for the change in the regular directionof the ocean currents in the Indian Ocean? [IAS 1997]

A. Indian Ocean is ‘half an ocean’
B. Indian Ocean has Monsoon drift
C. Indian Ocean is a land-locked ocean
D. Indian Ocean has greater variation in salinity

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Question 1997

‘Cloud burst’ means:

A. abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with a thunderstorm
B. formation of artificial rain
C. presence of scattered flakes of cloud in the sky
D. sowing of seeds of a crop in a cloudy weather

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Question 1998

Troposphere is the hottest part of the atmosphere because [SSC Grad 2011]

A. it is closest to the Sun
B. there are charged particles in it
C. it is heated by the Earth's surface
D. heat is generated in it

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Question 1999

Which one among the following is not an important factor of climate of an area? [CDS2011]

A. Latitude
B. Longitude
C. Altitude
D. Distance from the sea

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Question 2000

lsohalines are lines Joining places having

A. equal temperature
B. equal diurnal range of temperature
C. equal salinity
D. equal cloud cover

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Question 2001

Total number of countries in the world are

A. 125
B. 165
C. 255
D. 195

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Question 2002

The United Kingdom' consists of England and: [CDS 1994]

A. Northern Ireland, Palma and Iceland
B. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
C. Scotland, Wales and Faeroe Island
D. Scotland, Sardinia and Wales

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Question 2003

Which or the following is known as the lifelines of a country?

A. natural growth rate of population
B. food supplies
C. energy resources
D. modem means of transport and communication

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Question 2004

Which of the following group of people changes their house types according to seasons? [IAS 2003]

A. Pygmies
B. Bantus
C. Kirghiz
D. Eskimos

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Question 2005

Sun's halo is produced by the refraction of light in

A. Water vapour in Stratus Clouds
B. Ice crystals in Cirro-cumulus clouds
C. dust particles in stratus clouds
D. Ice crystals in Cirrus clouds

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Question 2006

The main crops of kharif are

A. rice, jowar, bajra
B. ragi, maize
C. cotton, jute
D. All of the above

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Question 2007

The Balkan Peninsula is separated from the rest of Europeby the river.

A. Danube
B. Rhine
C. Elbe
D. Weser

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Question 2008

The smallest island country in the Indian Ocean is

A. Maldives
B. Sri Lanka
C. Mauritius
D. Madagascar

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Question 2009

The distance between the earth and the sun is smallest in the month of:

A. January
B. March
C. June
D. September

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Question 2010

Panama Canal connects ____ and____.

A. San Jose and Colon
B. Panama and San Jose
C. Panama and Colon
D. Cartagena and Colon

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Question 2011

The products of ____ are a major source of sediments for erosion and ____

A. weathering, deposition
B. deposition, weathering
C. rocks, weathering
D. rocks, deposition

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Question 2012

A heavenly body which takes nearly the same time to complete one rotation and one revolution is

A. an asteroid
B. a comet
C. moon
D. mars

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Question 2013

Which set of two riven given below together form the world'slargest delta?

A. The Ganges and the Brahmpautra
B. The Mississippi and the Missouri
C. The Tigris and the Euphrates
D. The Seine and the Rhine

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Question 2014

Lesotho is:

A. an island in Mediterranean Sea
B. an important seaport in Tanzania
C. a country completely surrounded by South Africa
D. a mountain peak in Zambia

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Question 2015

In which type of rocks are metals like gold and copper mostly found? [IAS 1992]

A. Old Sedimentary
B. Old Igneous
C. Old Metamorphic
D. New Metamorphic

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Question 2016

Which of the following places are favourably influenced by the Trade winds? 1. West Indies 2. Brazil 3. Mexico 4. Medagascar

A. I and II
B. I, II, III and IV
C. III and IV
D. II and IV

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Question 2017

Which of the following is known as "the cold pole" of theworld?

A. Laurentian region of Canada
B. Verkhoyansk in Russia
C. Antarctica
D. Greenland

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Question 2018

The highest mountains in Africa, which is not part of any mountains chain, is

A. Mt. Aconcagua
B. Mt. Kilimanjaro
C. Mt. Kosciuszko
D. Mont Blanc

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Question 2019

The axis of rotation of earth is tilted by 23.5° to the plane of revolution around the sun. The latitude of Mumbai is less than 23.5° whereas the latitude of Delhi is more than 23.5°. Which one of the following statements in this regard is correct? [CDS 2000]

A. The sun can come overhead at both these places
B. The sun will never come overhead at either of these places
C. At Mumbai the sun can come overhead, but it will never do so at Delhi
D. At Delhi the sun can come overhead but it will never do so at Mumbai

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Question 2020

The longest circle which can be drawn on the earth's surface passes through: [AssttGrade 1993]

A. Equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Arctic Circle
D. Tropic of Capricorn

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Question 2021

Which European country has over 200 volcanoes, many ofthem active?

A. Norway
B. Finland
C. Ireland
D. Iceland

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Question 2022

The home or the fur-bearing animals is the

A. coniferous forests
B. temperate deciduous forests
C. tundra
D. temperate grasslands

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Question 2023

Valparaiso is an important port of

A. Argentina
B. Uruguay
C. Chile
D. Paraguay

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Question 2024

Air temperatures are effected by slope and orientation as slopes facing into the Sun will be

A. Warmer than those facing away
B. Colder than those facing away
C. Neither warmer nor colder than those facing away
D. None of these

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Question 2025

The polar Easterlies lie at

A. 0-30o latitude
B. 30-60o latitude
C. 60-90o latitude
D. 90o latitude

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Question 2026

Which of the following are factors that effect the movement of ocean currents? 1. Earth's gravity 2. Atmospheric pressure 3. Winds 4. Salinity of the water 5. Seasonal Variations

A. I, III and IV
B. I, II and V
C. III, IV and V
D. All of these

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Question 2027

The largest fresh water body (volume-wise) in the world islake

A. Baikal
B. Titicaca
C. Superior
D. Victoria

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Question 2028

Clouds usually form when

A. air temperature reaches the dew point
B. evapouration has warmed the surrounding air
C. relative humidity is 0%
D. condensation nuclei have been removed from the air

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Question 2029

European Turkey is separated from its Asian part by

A. Straits of Bosporus
B. Sea of Marmara
C. Straits of Dardanelles
D. All the above

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Question 2030

The mediterranean region specialises in fruit culture because: [IAS 2003]

A. hill slopes are best suited for cultivation of trees
B. hill slopes are not favourable for food grain cultivation
C. the long dry summer favour drying and packing of fruits for export.
D. there is a demand of dry fruits

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Question 2031

The climate best suited for horticulture is :

A. Equatorial
B. Mediterranean
C. Monsoon
D. Tundra

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Question 2032

The Andaman is separated from Nicobar by which water body?

A. 11° channel
B. 10° Channel
C. Palk Strait
D. Gulf of Mannar

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Question 2033

Consider a specific point on the surface of the earth (say Delhi). The temperature at a given time of day (say 12.00 Noon) will in general be higher in summer than in winter. This is because: [IAS 1993]

A. the evaporation of water from atmosphere results in precipitation occurring in winter alone
B. Sun-rays falling on the earth are inclined more towards the sun in winter
C. the earth is closer to the sun in summer than in winter
D. the axis of the earth is inclined more towards the sun in winter

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Question 2034

The Shatt-al-Arab waterway is associated with the

A. Euphrates and Tigris
B. White Nile and Blue Nile
C. Jordan and Firat
D. Oxus and Kabul

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Question 2035

Which of the following celestial bodies bear, 'The Sea of Tranquility' and 'The Ocean of Storms' ?

A. Mars
B. Venus
C. Moon
D. Sun

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Question 2036

Latitude of a point on the earth is measured by the distance in: [Asstt Grade 1990]

A. kilometers from the poles
B. kilometers from the equator
C. angles from the poles
D. angles from the equator

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Question 2037

Why do Fold mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks?

A. Due to deposition of sediments in a valley for milions of years
B. Due to accumulation of sediments in a geosyncline
C. The plains were folded into mountains
D. The sediments were folded into recumbent and nappe

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Question 2038

The approximate radius or the Earth is

A. 25000 km
B. 12500 km
C. 6400 km
D. 4500 km

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Question 2039

Which of the following types of rainfall is often accompanied with lightning andthunder?

A. Orographic
B. Convectional
C. Frontal
D. None of these

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Question 2040

What is the name of the southernmost tip of the continent of South America? At this place the Pacific and Atlantic oceans converge.

A. Cape Town
B. Cape of Good Hope
C. Cape Horn
D. Cape Canaveral

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Question 2041

The largest producer of fruits in the Anglo-American Region is _____

A. New - England Region
B. Greak Lakes Region
C. California
D. Application Region

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Question 2042

Pampero' is :

A. a cold wind which prevails in Argentina and Uruguay
B. a low pressure area in Equator
C. a moisture laden wind which brings rainfall to the west coast of Panama
D. a high pressure area which develops first and then leads to the formation of an anticyclone

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Question 2043

Which one among the following is a high cloud? [NDA 2003]

A. Cirrus
B. Cumulonimbus
C. Nimbostratus
D. Stratus

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Question 2044

Fiords abound the coast of

A. Sweden
B. France
C. Norway
D. German

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Question 2045

Which of the following is a volcanic plateau

A. Anatolia plateau
B. Tibetan plateau
C. Antrum plateau
D. Brazilian plateau

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Question 2046

India's major contacts with out-side world for the last two millennia have been by sea there-by earning the title for India:

A. The Mistress of the Eastern Seas
B. The Mistress of the Western Seas
C. The Mistress of the Southern Seas
D. The Mistress of the Northern Seas

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Question 2047

The World's largest reserves of petroleum are located in

A. The USA
B. Russia
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Kuwait

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Question 2048

Which planet is known as the Earth's Twin?

A. Venus
B. Mars
C. Uranus
D. Neptune

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Question 2049

Hydro-electric power provides more than 90% of the total power consumed in

A. Norway
B. Sweden
C. India
D. UK

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Question 2050

Which planet experiences the volcano with the name of "Arsia Mon"  ?

A. Earth
B. Mars
C. Jupiter
D. None

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Question 2051

Which among the following countries , occupies the largest chunk of the Sunderbans Delta?

A. Bangladesh
B. Burma
C. India
D. Thailand

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Question 2052

The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from

A. West to East
B. East and west of the prime meridian
C. Poles to equator
D. Equator to poles

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Question 2053

The role of spines in the desert plants is :

A. to protect themselves from the herbivores.
B. to provide more surface for photosynthesis
C. to save the moisture from evaporation.
D. none of the above

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Question 2054

The main examples of Rabi crop are

A. wheat, barley, peas, rapeseed, mustard, grams
B. rice, jowar, barley, wheat
C. peas, maize, cotton and jute
D. All of the above

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Question 2055

The popular Yankee Stadium in USA is located at

A. Boston
B. New York
C. Las Vegas
D. Washington

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Question 2056

The fog that commonly occurs along the sea-coasts is of the ______ type

A. radiation
B. advection
C. frontal
D. convection

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Question 2057

The Oceanic current named as 'Kuroshio, Kurile and Alaskan' are located in ____

A. North Indian Ocean
B. South Indian Ocean
C. North Atlantic Ocean
D. South Atlantic Ocean

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Question 2058

The country with the highest density of population in Europe is :

A. France
B. Italy
C. Belgium
D. Netherlands

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Question 2059

Pelagic deposits consists of _____

A. Terrigenous materials
B. Cosmic materials
C. Inorganic materials
D. Organic ooze materials

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Question 2060

Bangkok lies on river

A. Kizil
B. Spree
C. Karnaphuli
D. Menam

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Question 2061

The world's highest waterfall is in : [CDS 2002]

A. Brazil
B. U. S.A.
C. Venezuela
D. Zambia

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Question 2062

The distance of the nearest star besides the sun from the earth is :

A. 4.9 x 1111m
B. 95 x1015 m
C. 4.3 light years
D. 4.2 light years

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Question 2063

One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay to: [IAS1997]

A. Alexandria
B. Suez
C. Port Said
D. Benghazi

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Question 2064

Which one of the following conditions are not favourable for the growth of coral rects ?[IAS 2003]

A. Sediment free water
B. fresh water
C. Moderate saline water
D. Disturbed water and currents

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Question 2065

The land-locked country in South East Asia is

A. Thailand
B. Malayasia
C. Laos
D. Vietnam

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Question 2066

Coal, which is almost pure carbons which hardly has any Impurities, which is smokeless and which finds use in the steel industry is called

A. coking coal
B. anthracite
C. bituminous coal
D. lignite

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Question 2067

Cyclonic rainfall largely occurs in :

A. Egypt
B. India
C. U.K.
D. Mexico

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Question 2068

The process that involves the eroded material being dissolved and carried along in water as individual ions is called

A. solution
B. suspension
C. saltation
D. traction

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Question 2069

The Planets that have no natural satellites are________

A. Mercury and Venus
B. Earth and Mars
C. Jupiter and Saturn
D. Uranus and Neptune

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Question 2070

Consider the following statements regarding the atmosphere of the earth: 1. It is enveloping the earth because of gravity. 2. Its density decreases with increasing height from the surface of the earth. 3. Its characteristic composition is same throughout its height. 4. Amount of pressure it exerts on earth's surface at sea level is called one atm sphere. Which of these statements are correct? [CDS 2001]

A. 1 and 4
B. 2 and 4
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 2071

Which country officially declared Siamese fighting fish as its national aquatic animal?

A. New Zealand
B. Thailand
C. Finland
D. Switzerland

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Question 2072

Cooperative farming is well-developed in: 1. Denmark 2. Belgium 3. Russia 4. Sweden

A. I and IV
B. I, III and IV
C. II, III and IV
D. I, II and IV

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Question 2073

The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the ____ waves and the ____ energy they process.

A. larger, more
B. larger, less
C. smaller, more
D. smaller, less

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Question 2074

The Ruhr-Westphalia region is a famous industrial region of:

A. Scandinavia
B. Russia
C. North America
D. Germany

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Question 2075

Which of the following statements is not true of Trade Winds?

A. They blow from the Horse Latitudes to the Doldrums
B. They are deflected to the right to become South-East Trades in the southern hemisphere
C. they are constant in strength and direction
D. They sometimes contain intense depressions

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Question 2076

Which one of the following constituents of the atmosphere causes greatest changes in climate and weather? [NDA 1995]

A. Nitrogen
B. Oxygen
C. Ozone
D. Water Vapour

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Question 2077

The winter temperatures of north-western Europe are higher than those of eastern Europe in the same latitudinal zone because:

A. It is on the western side of the continent
B. it 'is near the sea
C. it receives only light falls of snow
D. it lies under westerly winds which blow over the Gulf Stream Drift

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Question 2078

The term 'transhumance' means

A. the practice of moving to a new clearing in the forest every few years
B. the seasonal movement of people along with their cattle in the mountains
C. moving over to another neighbouring country
D. moving from place to place in search of work

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Question 2079

Mackeral, tuna, herrings, and anchovies belong to _____ typeof fish.

A. Pelagic
B. Demersal
C. Anadromous
D. Fresh water

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Question 2080

What type or vegetation is associated with Australia?

A. Pampas
B. Downs
C. Canada
D. All the above

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Question 2081

The Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in the _____ region.

A. North-West Pacific
B. South-East Pacific
C. North-West Atlantic
D. North-East Atlantic

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Question 2082

Japan experiences frequent earth- quakes because it is located : [CDS 1994]

A. on the eastern coast of Asia
B. on the meeting point of two plates of the earth's crust
C. amidst the ocean
D. in the volcanic belt

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Question 2083

______ is famous for its rubber production.

A. Nigeria
B. Ghana
C. Malaysia
D. Germany

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Question 2084

The point below the surface where an earthquake originatesis called ____.

A. Tsunamis
B. Focus
C. Epicentre
D. Eye of the Earthquake

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Question 2085

The radiant energy of the sun is transmitted in the form of:

A. short waves
B. long waves
C. particles
D. none of these

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Question 2086

Which among the following migratory bird species migrates from Arctic to Antarctica every year, making it longest migratory route on nearth?

A. Arctic Tern
B. Black necked swan
C. Bobolink
D. American Robin

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Question 2087

The Hawaii islands are the top of submerged: [NDA 1991]

A. block mountains
B. folded mountains
C. volcanic mountains
D. dome mountains

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Question 2088

Which of the following countries is known as the 'Sugar bowl of the World' ?

A. India
B. Cuba
C. Brazil
D. U.S.A.

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Question 2089

The intersecting lines drawn on maps and globes are

A. latitudes
B. longitudes
C. geographic grids
D. None of the above

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Question 2090

A narrow inlet of sea between cliffs or steep slopes, especially associated with Scandinavia is

A. Bay
B. Gulf Stream
C. Fjord
D. None of these

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Question 2091

If the atmospheric air is cooled because of expansion, thecooling is known as

A. adiabatic
B. lapse rate
C. alto-cooling
D. inverse cooling

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Question 2092

Which of the following natural regions is known as the "big game country" a land of "Safari"?

A. Equatorial
B. Tropical deserts
C. Savanna or Tropical Grassland region
D. Temperate Grassland region

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Question 2093

Earthquakes rarely occur in: [NDA 1990]

A. Alaska
B. Brazil
C. Mexico
D. New Zealand

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Question 2094

The USA is deficient in domestic supplies of

A. copper
B. lead
C. zinc
D. manganese

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Question 2095

What is the currency of South Korea?

A. Krona
B. Zloty
C. Won
D. Nakfa

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Question 2096

An upper air wind system with very high velocities in certain parts of the atmosphere is called:

A. a cyclone
B. an anticyclone
C. jet stream
D. a tsunami

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Question 2097

Identify the correct descending order of production of wood pulp of the followingcountries: [IAS 2004] 1. USA 2. Sweden 3. Japan 4. Canada Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A. 1, 3, 2, 4
B. 2, 4, 1, 3
C. 1, 4, 2, 3
D. 2, 3, 1, 4

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Question 2098

Which of the following cities is closest to the Equator?

A. Colombo
B. Jakarta
C. Manila
D. Singapore

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Question 2099

The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is

A. the Rio Grande
B. the Amazon
C. the Mississippi
D. the Colorado

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Question 2100

The most recent era of the geological time scale is

A. Mesozoic
B. Cenozoic
C. Triassic
D. Paleocene

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Question 2101

The internationally recognised scale for describing windspeeds is_____.

A. The Richter Scale
B. The Moho's Scale
C. The Modified Mercalli Scale
D. The Beaufort Scale

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Question 2102

The polar regions are sparsely populated because of

A. lack of minerals
B. unsuitable climatic conditions
C. infertile land
D. mountainous topography

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Question 2103

The Island of Japan that was included in UNESCO'S World Heritage Site list in July 2017 ?

A. Okinoshima Island
B. Honshu
C. Kyushu
D. Kamome Island

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Question 2104

Which of the following is a typical feature of volcanic eruption?

A. Horsts
B. Dykes
C. Basin
D. Drumlin

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Question 2105

The largest fresh water lake of Africa, area wise is

A. lake Victoria
B. lake Tanganyika
C. lake Malawi
D. lake Rudot

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Question 2106

Consider the following statements about the 'RoaringForties': 1. They blow uninterrupted in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres 2. They blow with great strength and constancy 3. Their direction is generally from North-West to East in the Southern Hemisphere 4. Overcast skies, rain and raw weather are generally associated with them Which of these statements are correct?

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1, 3 and 4
D. 1, 2 and 4

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Question 2107

The most valuable cash crop of Brazil is

A. Tea
B. Coffee
C. Cardamom
D. Spices

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Question 2108

The layer where the decrease in temperature with increasing altitude is totally absent is

A. Troposphere
B. Ionosphere
C. Stratosphere
D. Mesosphere

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Question 2109

The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which of the following?

A. Volcanic mountains
B. Residual mountains
C. Block mountains
D. Fold mountains

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Question 2110

Which one of the following cities is associated with the river Mekong ? [IES 2003]

A. Hong Kong
B. Phnom-Penh
C. Shanghai
D. Yangon

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Question 2111

The ______ railway is the longest railway route in the world.

A. Trans-Siberian
B. Canadian-Pacific
C. Trans-Andes
D. Trans-Continental, Australia

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Question 2112

Lake Manasarovar is in

A. Sikkim
B. Tibet
C. Kashmir
D. Himachal Pradesh

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Question 2113

The fog that commonly occurs along the sea-coasts is of the ______ type.

A. radiation
B. advection
C. frontal
D. convection

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Question 2114

The Rhur-Complex is a major Industrial centre in

A. North America
B. Germany
C. Europe
D. Former USSR (now defunct)

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Question 2115

Krivoy Rog, Kerch Peninsula, Magnitogorsk are majorproducers ______ of in former Soviet Union.

A. Coal
B. Manganese
C. Copper
D. Iron ore

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Question 2116

Which of the following best explain why the lower course of a river is sometimeschoked with sediments? 1. The valley of a river is widest in its lower course. 2. The velocity of a river in its lower course is low. 3. The delta sometimes develops in a river's lower course. 4. Much of the river water is drawn for irrigation in the lower course. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [CDS 2011]

A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 1, 3 and 4 only
C. 1, 2 and 3 only
D. 2 and 4 only

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Question 2117

Hollywood is located in ______.

A. New Jersey
B. Florida
C. London
D. California

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Question 2118

Which one of the following islands receives convectional rainfall ?

A. Cyprus
B. Sumatra
C. Cuba
D. Greenland

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Question 2119

Volcanic eruption does not occur in the

A. Black Sea
B. Caspian Sea
C. Baltic Sea
D. Caribbean Sea

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Question 2120

The occasional development of warm ocean surface waters along the coast of Ecuador and Peru is known as

A. EI Nino and La Nina
B. EI Nino
C. La Nina
D. Southern Oscillation

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Question 2121

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

A. Granite
B. Quartz
C. Feldspar
D. Slate

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Question 2122

The North Pole is always in the light

A. from September 23 to March 21
B. from March 21 to September 23
C. from June 21 to December 22
D. on June 21

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Question 2123

The temperature decreases towards poles, because :

A. at poles the snow does not melt
B. the cold regions do not absorb sun rays
C. the movement of cold wind is towards poles
D. the sun rays falling per unit area are less at poles

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Question 2124

Consider the following statements: 1. The albedo of an object determines its visual brightness when viewed with reflected light. 2. The albedo of Mercury is much greater than the albedo of the Earth. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2008]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 2125

Copper alloys with tin to give

A. Brass
B. Bronze
C. German silver
D. Zinc

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Question 2126

Which of the following statements is false?

A. Tropical evergreen forests have very little undergrowth
B. Tropical monsoon forests have dense undergrowth
C. Temperate evergreen forests have rainfall throughout the year
D. Coniferous forest are mostly deciduous

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Question 2127

Dogger Bank, Rockfall Bank, Wales Bank and Sand Bankare located in

A. North West Atlantic
B. North East Pacific
C. North East Atlantic
D. North West Pacific

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Question 2128

An ox-bow lake is a : [IFS 1993]

A. lake formed behind an off-shore bar
B. lake occupying a volcanic crater
C. lake formed due to cut off meander
D. lake occupying a hollow scooped by a glacier

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Question 2129

Exposure of rock to the changes of temperature is the cause of: [IFS 1990]

A. Biological weathering
B. Chemical weathering
C. Degradational weathering
D. Mechanical weathering

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Question 2130

The highest annual precipitation occurs in:

A. Canadian Shield
B. Ganga basin
C. Siberian Plains
D. Amazon basin

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Question 2131

Which one among the following is the type of the Comoros Islands which lie in the Indian Ocean between Northern Madagascar and the African Coast? [CDS 2012]

A. Volcanic
B. Glacial eroded
C. Eolian deposited
D. Folded

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Question 2132

The distance between two consecutive longitudes (91° E and 92° E) at the Poles is[CDS 2012]

A. 0 km
B. 18 km
C. 25 km
D. 111 km

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Question 2133

Tokyo, the capital of japan is situated in the island of

A. Hokkaido
B. Honshu
C. Shikoku
D. Kyushu

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Question 2134

Liverpool Hull, Bristol and Southampton are ports in

A. America
B. Europe
C. Africa
D. England

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Question 2135

______ is called the 'land of a thousand lakes'.

A. Finland
B. Holland
C. Sweden
D. Portugal

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Question 2136

Consider the following statements: 1. Tropical cyclones have circular isobars. 2. Tropical cyclones originate· entirely within tropical air mass. 3. The intensity and magnitude of hurricanes generally exceed those of typhoons. 4. Tropical cyclones are more destructive than the western disturbances. Select the correct answer by using the following codes: [CDS 2001]

A. 1, 2 and 4
B. 1 only
C. 2 and 3
D. 3 and 4

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Question 2137

Tides in the sea are caused by

A. Effect of Sun
B. Effect of Moon
C. Combined effect of Moon and Sun
D. Gravitational Force of Earth and Sun

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Question 2138

Which one of the following statements is correct? [NDA 2004]Chemical weathering includes:

A. oxidation, reduction and exfoliation
B. carbonation, oxidation and exfoliation
C. exfoliation, solution and reduction
D. solution, oxidation and reduction

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Question 2139

The meeting or warm and cold currents in the ocean lives rise to

A. frost
B. rain
C. fog
D. cloud-burst

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Question 2140

Which of the following are true regarding equinoxes? [CDS 1993] 1. They occur on March 21 st and September 23rd 2. They depict equal days and equal. nights on March 21 st and September 23rd on all places of the earth 3. All places on the earth have equal temperature during equinoxes

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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Question 2141

Consider the following statements: 1. P - waves are the first seismic waves to reach a place 2. S - waves travel only through liquids 3. Arrival time of P and S - waves is used to locate the epicentre 4. Richter scale is a logarithmic scale Which of the statements given above are correct? [IAS2004]

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 1, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 4
D. 3 and 4

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Question 2142

The major crude oil markets are the

A. Middle East regions
B. far east regions
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 2143

Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?

A. Ecology
B. Geography
C. Geology
D. Geomorphology

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Question 2144

Western Gateway to the United States is

A. Seattle
B. San Diego
C. San Francisco
D. Los Angeles

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Question 2145

Which is the oldest monuments?

A. Qutub Minar
B. Ajanta Caves
C. Khajurah
D. Taj Mahal

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Question 2146

Changing of colour of a rock into yellow or red is due to

A. hydration
B. oxidation
C. carbonation
D. exfoliation

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Question 2147

The Planets that have no natural satellites are____.

A. Mercury and Venus
B. Earth and Mars
C. Jupiter and Saturn
D. Uranus and Neptune

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Question 2148

Sea water is saltier than rain water because:

A. sea animals are salt producing
B. the air around the sea is saltish
C. river wash away salts from earth and pour them into the sea
D. sea beds have salt producing mines

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Question 2149

Inland waterways have many disadvantages. Among them themost common is

A. presence of water falls and rapids
B. seasonal freezing and drying up of rivers
C. international controls on traffic
D. fluctuating volume of traffic

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Question 2150

Tides in the sea have stored in them: [CDS 1994]

A. hydraulic energy
B. kinetic energy
C. gravitational potential energy
D. a combination of all the above three forms of energy

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Question 2151

The Pyrenees mountains are located on the border between ____ and ____

A. Romania, Bulgaria
B. Norway, Sweden
C. Hungary, Romania
D. France, Spain

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Question 2152

Nepal shares a border with which other country besides India?

A. China
B. Bhutan
C. Bangladesh
D. Afghanistan

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Question 2153

Molten rock below the surface of the Earth is called?

A. Magma
B. Crust
C. Core
D. Lava

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Question 2154

Consider the following statements: 1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean. 2. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Northern Hemisphere than that in the Southern Hemisphere. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [IAS 2007]

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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Question 2155

Which of the following is the largest island? [CDS 2001]

A. Sumatra
B. Madagascar
C. Honshu
D. Cuba

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Question 2156

Which one of the following areas is dominant in hunting and gathering? [IAS 2004]

A. Hot desert
B. Cold desert
C. Tropical forest
D. Temperate grassland

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Question 2157

A type of rainfall which occurs when wind rises up along a hill or mountain barrier iscalled: [NDA 2004]

A. anti-cyclonic
B. convectional
C. cyclonic
D. orographic

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Question 2158

A weathering process in which layers of rocks peel off as expansion alternates withcontraction, is known as :

A. Shattering
B. Block separation
C. Granular disintegration
D. Exfoliation

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Question 2159

Which of the following is taken into consideration while deciding a shipping route?

A. Depth of the sea
B. Availability of ports and harbours
C. Climate of the region
D. All the above

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Question 2160

The speed of rotation of the earth is: [IFS 1991]

A. 25 km/sec.
B. 31 km/sec.
C. 39.5 km/sec.
D. 9.72 km/sec.

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Question 2161

Which of the following is wrongly matched?

A. Rainfall caused by mountain standing in the way of moisture - laden winds - relief rainfall
B. Rain caused by vertical circulation of air currents - orographic rainfall
C. Rain caused by a warm moist air mass moving upward over cold air mass - cyclonic rainfall
D. An area sheltered from rain bearing winds by a hill - rain shadow area

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Question 2162

The original landmass, pangola split into

A. Laurissa in the north and Godwanaland in the south
B. Laurissa in the south and Godwanaland in the north
C. Laurissa in the east and Godwanaland in the west
D. Laurissa in the west and Godwanaland in the east

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Question 2163

Which, among the following countries, lies at the junction ofthree continents (Asia, Africa ad Europe)?

A. Turkey
B. Cyprus
C. Syria
D. Yemen

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Question 2164

Ladang refers to

A. Shifting cultivation
B. Plantation agriculture
C. Subsistence type of agriculture
D. Dry farming

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Question 2165

Which is the closest star to Earth

A. Sirius
B. Sun
C. Rigel
D. Deneb

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Question 2166

The sun is never overhead at any time in : 1. North Temperate Zone 2. South Temperate Zone 3. North Frigid Zone 4. Torrid Zone

A. III only
B. I, II and III
C. II and III
D. I, II, III and IV

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Question 2167

Which of the planets is nearest to the earth? [Asstt Grade 1993]

A. Jupiter
B. Venus
C. Mercury
D. Mars

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Question 2168

Lava solidifies to form _____.

A. Pumice
B. Basalt
C. Marble
D. Sandstone

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Question 2169

The ocean surface currents follow clockwise circulatory paths in the northern parts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans due to the: [CDS 1994]

A. convergence and divergence movements
B. corioli's force
C. density differences in seawater
D. impact of prevailing winds

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Question 2170

Which of the following countries