IAS Prelims: GS Geography: MCQ Set 4: Earthquake

This article provides the Multiple Choice Questions of Geogrpahy for the IAS Prelims Exam General Studies Paper I.

1. Which of the following earthquake waves is first recorded on the Seismograph?

(a) P-waves
(b) Rayleigh waves
(c) S-waves
(d) Love waves

Answer: (a)

2. The Intensity scale of the earthquake is called?

(a) Mercalli scale    
(b) Ritcher scale
(c) Number scale
(d) None of the above

Answer: (a)

3. The point where the energy is released during the earthquake is called?

(a) Epicentre
(b) Hypocentre
(c) Circumcentre
(d) None of the above

Answer: (b)

4. The type of plate- boundary interaction along the Himalayas is known as?

(a) Continent-continent convergence.
(b) Divergent boundary
(c) Transform boundary
(d) Ocean-continent convergence

Answer: (a)

5. Which one of the following is not a longitudinal valley known as ‘duns’?

(a) Pathankot
(b) Jammu
(c) Dehradun
(d) Kashmir valley

Answer: (d)

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6. The Godavari is the largest peninsular river system, it originates from which of the following places?

(a) Nasik
(b) Mahabaleshwar
(c) Amarkantak
(d) Seshachalam

Answer: (a)

7. Which of the following states is also known as ’Molassis basin’ which is made up of soft unconsolidated deposits?

(a) Mizoram
(b) Sikkim
(c) West Bengal
(d) Kerela

Answer: (a)

8.  The drainage pattern of a river resembling the branches of a tree is known as?

(a) Dendritic
(b) Radial
(c) Trellis
(d) Centripetal

Answer: (a)

9. Tamil Nadu gets its rainfall in the winter season from?

(a) South-West monsoon
(b) North-Eastern monsoon
(c) Temperate cyclones
(d) Local air circulation

Answer: (b)

10. Teak is an example of:

(a) Evergreen forest
(b) Deltaic forest
(c) Deciduous forest
(d) Thorny forest

Answer: (c)


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