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SSC GK Geography practice questions: Set-4

Sep 22, 2017 17:59 IST
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In this article, we have imbibed almost 20 questions from Geography subject that covers all facts and figures related to India and rest of the world. Practicing these questions will definitely boost your knowledge and confidence while appearing in SSC exams because Geography facts will not going to change. It is one time reading and remembering stuff. So, Let us take a tour of it.

Practice Set

1. When rivers carrying a load enter the sea, their flow gets checked, and much of the material so carried is deposited off shore. Such deposits result in the formation of:

a. An atoll

b. A delta

c. A harbour

d. A lake

2. Which country is known for the most frequent earth­quakes?

a. Italy

b. Japan

c. China

d. Iran

3. The strait that separates USA and Russia where they are nearest in:

a. Hudson

b. Davis

c. Bering

d. Bosporus

4. Which river is flowing through Amesterdam?

a. Amstel

b. Rhine

c. Clide

d. Thames

5. The rock material carried by a glacier is called ………

a. alluvium

b. meanders

c. nodules

d. moraines

6. Solar eclipse takes place when:

a. The moon comes between the sun and the earth

b. The earth comes between the sun and the moon

c. The sun comes between the moon and the earth

d. None of the above

7. The Suez Canal connects:

a. Baltic Sea and the Caspian Sea

b. Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea

c. Red Sea and the Caspian Sea

d. Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea

8. Which kind of power accounts for the largest share of power generation in India?

a. Hydroelectricity

b. Nuclear

c. Thermal

d. Solar

 

9. Which of the following statements about the total goods traffic (in terms of gross tone km.) carried by the Indian Railways is correct?

a. Steam and electric locomotives together haul about 50% of the traffic

b. Diesel and electric locomotives’ together haul about 95% of the traffic

c. Steam locomotive alone haul about 40% of the traffic

d. Steam and diesel locomotives haul about 60% of the traffic

10. Who is referred to in the following statements?

“Contrary to the existing notions, he suggested that the earth revolves around the sun and rotates on its axis”.

a. Aryabhatta

b. Brahmagupta

c. Bhaskara

d. None of the above

11. The common elements of ‘NIFE’ layer of the earth include:

a. Silicon and magnesium

b. Nickel and iron

c. Silver and tungsten

d. Silicon and aluminium

12. The longest highway in India runs from

a. Kolkata to Jammu

b. Jammu to Kanyakumari

c. Ambala to Nagarcoil

d. Varanasi to Kanyakumari

13. The tropic of cancer passes through the middle part of India. As a result, the

a. Southern half of the country has a tropical climate

b. Northern half of the country has a temperate climate

c. Southern half of the country has a temperate climate

d. Northern half of the country has a tropical climate

14. The planets are kept in motion in their respective orbits by the:

a. Rotation of the sun on its axis

b. Gravitation and centrifugal forces

c. Great size and spherical shape

d. Rotation and the density of the planets

15. The greatest depth of water surface is about 11,000 metres at Mariana trench. It is located in the:

a. Atlantic Ocean

b. Pacific Ocean

c. Indian Ocean

d. Antarctica Ocean

16. The point, at which an object travelling in an elliptical orbit around the sun is closest to the sun, is:

a. Apogee

b. Perigee

c. Perihelion

d. Aphelion

17. All vital atmospheric processes leading to various climatic and weather conditions take place in the:

a. Troposphere

b. Ionosphere

c. Exosphere

d. Stratosphere

18. Which is the State of India where the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) is above 1000?

a. Tamil Nadu

b. Kerala

c. Karnataka

d. Andhra Pradesh

19. The greatest diversity of animal and plants species occurs in:

a. temperate deciduous forests

b. tropical moist forests

c. heavily polluted rivers

d. desert lands

20. The highest volcano of the world is:

a. Mt. Fujiyama

b. Mt. Cotapaxi

c. Mt. Etna

d. Mt. Kilimanjaro

Answer Key

1

b

11

b

2

b

12

b

3

c

13

a

4

b

14

b

5

d

15

b

6

a

16

c

7

b

17

a

8

a

18

b

9

b

19

b

10

a

20

b

 

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