World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS and SSC RRB Examinations Set-1

Q.1 .Moraines are the deposits of which among the following kinds?

[A] Tidal Deposits
[B] Glacial Deposits
[C] Wind Deposits
[D] None of Them

Q.2. Which glacier is the fastest melting Glacier in Antarctica?

[A] Pine Island Glacier
[B] David Glacier
[C] Acosta Glacier
[D] Agalina Glacier

Q.3. What is a U-shaped water body that forms when a wide meander of a river is cut off creating a free-standing body of water called?

[A] Meanders
[B] Tor
[C] Ox bow lake
[D] Marsh

Q.4. Which is the highest mountain in the European continent?

[A] Mt. Aconcagua
[B] Mt. Kilimanjaro
[C] Mt. Elbrus
[D] Mt. Mckinley

Q.5. Which among the following are classes of terrigenous materials on the basis of size of particles according to Murray?

  1. Mud
  2. Sand
  3. Gravel

Select the correct code from the options given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2
[D] 1, 2 & 3

Q.6. Which of the following European countries is known as the ‘Land of a thousand lakes’ ?

[A] Norway
[B] Sweden
[C] Finland
[D] Estonia

Q.7. Which astronomer developed the concept of classifying stars according to their brightness?

[A] Copernicus
[B] Edwin Hubble
[C] Hipparchus
[D] Galileo Galilie

Q.8. What are angular, sharply pointed mountainous peak found in glacial areas called?

[A] Horn
[B] Tor
[C] Arete
[D] Esker

Q.9. The Ozone is present in which among the following layers of the atmosphere?

[A] Troposphere
[B] Stratosphere
[C] Thermosphere
[D] Exosphere

Q.10. Which soil layer is also known as the parent rock?

[A] A – Horizon
[B] E – Horizon
[C] C – Horizon
[D] D – Horizon

Q.11. Approximately how much time does a Sun ray take reaching Earth?

[A] 400 seconds
[B] 500 seconds
[C] 600 seconds
[D] 700 seconds

Q.12. What kind of stars “skip” the red giant/supergiant phase altogether?

[A] Large mass stars
[B] medium mass stars
[C] small mass stars
[D] neutron star

Q.13. Which among the following pairs of slope landforms is/are correctly matched?

  1. Rock shelter – A shallow cave-like opening at the base of a cliff.
  2. Plain – Extensive flat region that generally does not vary much in elevation
  3. Ravine – An area of a highland, usually of relatively flat terrain
  4. Col – The lowest point on a mountain ridge between two peaks

Select the correct code from the options given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 4
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Q.14. What are the local hot winds in Alps called?

[A] Loo
[B] Chinook
[C] Mistral
[D] Fohn

Q.15. Which among the following statements is/are correct about the Grassland Biome?

  1. Grassland biomes are normally situated between a forest and a desert.
  2. Twenty-five percent of the Earth is covered by the grassland biome.
  3. There is a grassland biome on each continent with the exception of Antarctica.

Select the correct code from the options given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

Q.16. Which country has a flag with a pointed red maple leaf?

[A] Austria
[B] Canada
[C] Lebanon
[D] Australia

Q.17. Which planet is the hottest planet of the solar system?

[A] Mercury
[B] Venus
[C] Mars
[D] Jupiter

Q.18. What is a cauldron-like volcanic feature formed by the emptying of a magma chamber?

[A] Cinder cone
[B] Caldera
[C] Dike
[D] Geyser

Q.19. The classification of air masses is based on which among the following factors?

  1. Revolution of the Earth
  2. Humidity
  3. Temperature

Select the correct code from the options given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

Q.20. When did the world attain one billion population for the first time?

[A] 1975
[B] 1830
[C] 1930
[D] 1960

Q.21. Adelaide is the capital of which of the following territories of Australia?

[A] South Australia
[B] Queensland
[C] Western Australia
[D] Northern Territory

Q.22. Which is the least dense planet in our solar system?

[A] Jupiter
[B] Uranus
[C] Neptune
[D] Saturn

Q.23. What is a plain where the bedrock has been subject to considerable subsurface weathering called?

[A] Bornhardt
[B] Etchplain
[C] Inselberg
[D] Tor

Q.24. Which among the following region is not associated with polar air masses?

[A] Northern Canada
[B] Sahara Desert
[C] Arctic Ocean
[D] Southern Ocean

Q.25. What is the climate of most regions of nomadic herding?

[A] Humid
[B] Arid and Semi-arid
[C] Monsoon
[D] Cold and Dry

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