Prelims MCQs Quiz 14 : Geography


1. Rivers forms many outstanding features throughout their course. In this respect which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?
1. river capture    : middle course
2. meanders         : upper course
3. ox-bow lakes  : lower course
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

2. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram records very high annual rainfall. This is because
a) they receive rainfall from both bay of bengal branch and arabian sea branch
b) the monsoon winds are trapped withing a funnel shaped valley in this region
c) they receive both cyclonic and monsoon rainfall
d) None of the above

Answer & Explanation

3. With reference to acidic lava ,consider the following statements :
1. they are viscous and flow slowly
2. they form a flattened lava dome
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

4. Corals reefs are generally absent on the western coasts of continents. This is because
a) western coast of continents witnesses subsidence of air
b) western coast of continents have cold currents
c) western coast of continents have dry winds blowing over them
d) none of the above

Answer & Explanation

5. The major hot deserts of the world are located on the western coasts of continents between latitudes 15 and 30 degree North and South. Which among the following are examples of such deserts ?
1. Patagonian desert
2. Gobi desert
3. Atacama desert
4. Great Australian desert
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1,3 and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

6. Some parts of India has littoral and swamp forests. With reference to these forests ,consider the following statements :
1. they can survive in both fresh as well as brackish water
2. important species of such forests are teak, sal, mahua etc
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

7. The peninsular plateau is a major physiographic division of India. Which of the following is/are a part of the peninsular plateau ?
1. Kutch peninsula
2. Aravali range
3. Meghalaya plateau
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

8. Many areas in Rajasthan and adjoining states have arid and desert soils. Which of the following are correct about such soils ?
1. they have high phosphate content
2. they have high nitrogen content
3. they are poor in organic matter
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

9. Consider the following statements about doldrums :
1. they are a high pressure region
2. they are a zone of wind divergence
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

10. Suppose 100 units of radiation is coming from the sun. 35 units gets reflected back to space. 14 units is absorbed by atmosphere. 51 units reaches the earth’s surface. What is the amount of insolation in the above scenario ?

a) 49 units
b) 51 units
c) 65 units
d) 86 units

Answer & Explanation

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