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.

Created On: Apr 28, 2015 15:42 IST
Modified On: Apr 28, 2015 16:52 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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