World Geography General Knowledge Test - Set 18 - ObjectiveBooks

World Geography General Knowledge Test - Set 18

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 18

1. The temperature inversion is
    (A) Whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature
    (B) When the decrease in temperature or moisture or both takes place
    (C) Whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature or moisture or both change with height over a short vertical interval
    (D) All of the above

2. The periods of different eras are further divided into
    (A) Eons
    (B) Epochs
    (C) Stages
    (D) Any of the above

3. The unit of the light year is used for measuring
    (A) Speed of satellites
    (B) Speed of ships
    (C) Distance between bodies in the universe
    (D) Speed of rockets

4. The tropical easterlies wind lie at
    (A) 0-30 latitude
    (B) 30-60 latitude
    (C) 60-90 latitude
    (D) 10-40 latitude

5. The reaction between compounds and oxygen is called
    (A) Oxidation
    (B) Hydrolysis
    (C) Carbonation
    (D) Solution

6. 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

7. The ratio of the weight of water vapor to the total weight of air (including the water vapor) is called
    (A) Specific humidity
    (B) Mixing ratio
    (C) Relative humidity
    (D) Absolute humidity

8. The third world includes about 120 countries of
    (A) Asia, Africa and Central America
    (B) Asia, Australia and Europe
    (C) Africa, North America
    (D) None of the above

9. 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

10. The northern portion of the western coastal plain is called
    (A) Konkan plain
    (B) Malabar coast
    (C) Coromendel coast
    (D) None of the above

11. 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

12. 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

13. The religion of Afghanistan is
    (A) Islam
    (B) Buddhism
    (C) Hinduism
    (D) Christianity

14. The phenomenon associated with collision and subduction of the planet is
    (A) Volcanoes
    (B) Island arcs
    (C) Earthquakes
    (D) All of the above

15. 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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