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IAS Prelims: GS Geography: MCQ Set 4: Earthquake

Apr 28, 2015 15:42 IST

    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)

    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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