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100 Geography Quiz Questions

  1. What is 'Watergate'?
    1. A gate of dam across Mississippi
    2. A dam across Hudson river
    3. Scandal in which President Richard Nixon got entangled
    4. A five star hotel in Los Angeles
  2. What is the name of the building which holds the principal US bullion depository
    1. Fort Atkinson
    2. Fort Collins
    3. Fort Knox
    4. Jodrell Bank
  3. Which country produces the maximum sugar in the world
    1. USA
    2. India
    3. Cuba
    4. Brazil
  4. What is the capital of Morocco
    1. Muscat
    2. Managua
    3. Ulan Bator
    4. Rabat
  5. 'Death Valley' is located in
    1. California US
    2. Kerala, India
    3. Israel
    4. Saudi Arabia
  6. 'Yurts' are
    1. A nomadic tribe of the Middle East
    2. A type of milk preparation
    3. A tent of animal skins of the monadic tribes of Central Asia
    4. A type of land form found in deserts
  7. 'Galileo Satellites', named after their discoverer, are four large moons of the planet
    1. Jupiter
    2. Neptune
    3. Saturn
    4. Uranus
  8. “With the disintegration of USSR towards the end of 1991, comprises …… Unions Republics
    1. 15
    2. 10
    3. 5
    4. 25
  9. 'Old Faithful' is a
    1. Geyser in the US
    2. Volcano in Hawaii
    3. Waterfall in Venezuela
  10. Which of the following types of coal contains over 90 per cent carbon and is smokeless?
    1. Anthracite
    2. Bituminous coal
    3. Lignite
    4. Peat
  11. 'Willy willies' are tropical revolving storm in
    1. Western arctic Ocean
    2. Atlantic Ocean
    3. Antarctic Ocean
    4. North-west Australian waters
  12. …… and …… are sometimes referred to as the 'low countries' of Europe.
    1. Denmark, Sweden
    2. England, Ireland
    3. Netherlands, Belgium
    4. Germany, France
  13. …… is sometimes referred to as 'the land of white elephants'.
    1. Tanzania
    2. India
    3. Thailand
    4. Sri Lanka
  14. 90 percent loss from floods occurs in the
    1. Coastal plains
    2. Deccan plateau
    3. North plains
    4. None of the above
  15. A bowl-shaped depression created by glacial erosion is called a
    1. Tallus
    2. Cirque
    3. Hanging trough
    4. Tarn
  16. A cataract is a
    1. Huge waterfall
    2. Marshy creek
    3. Mountain pass
    4. Currency
  17. A comet
    1. Has a tail always pointing away from the Sun
    2. Has a tail, always pointing away towards the Sun
    3. Has a tail, sometimes pointing towards the Sun and sometimes away from it
    4. Has no tail at all
  18. A cyclone is a system of wind in which the wind blows spirally
    1. Towards the centre of low pressure
    2. Towards the central region of high pressure
    3. Towards a region of low pressure
    4. Outwards from a central region of high pressure
  19. A day is added when a man crosses the international Date Line from
    1. North to south
    2. East to west
    3. North to east
    4. South to west
  20. A hot dry summer, mild winter with moderate rainfall and ample sunshine characterize the …… climate.
    1. Mediterranean
    2. Taiga
    3. West European
    4. Subtropical Steppe
  21. Colombo is the capital of
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. Sri Lanka
    4. Thailand
  22. Comets are luminous celestial bodies moving round the …
    1. Sun
    2. Moon
    3. Earth
    4. Jupiter
  23. Commercial fishing is best developed in
    1. China
    2. Japan
    3. South Korea
    4. Russia
  24. Compared to other slopes in the northern hemisphere which is the warmest?
    1. East facing
    2. South facing
    3. North facing
    4. West facing
  25. Congo is situated on the …… coast of Africa
    1. North
    2. South
    3. West
    4. East
  26. 'Gate of Tears' is
    1. Aberdeen (Scotland)
    2. Bab-el-mandab (Jerusalem)
    3. Prairies (Australia)
    4. Pamirs (Central Asia)
  27. 'Land of the Morning Calm' refer to
    1. Japan
    2. Korea
    3. Taiwan
    4. The Netherlands
  28. 'Sick Man of Europe' is the nick name for
    1. Rome
    2. Turkey
    3. Italy
    4. Oxford
  29. African name of Rhodesia which is dominated by white minority is
    1. Zomba
    2. Zimbabwe
    3. Zaire
    4. Zanzibar City
  30. Bauxite is an important of
    1. Aluminum
    2. Zinc
    3. Copper
    4. Mica
  31. Belize was formerly known as
    1. British Honduras
    2. Nicaragua
    3. Aksai Chin
    4. Malvinas
  32. Cambodia was earlier known as
    1. Mauritania
    2. Persia
    3. Kampuchea
    4. None of these
  33. Coal is an essential energy resource for industries. However, some countries have been able to achieve industrialization without depending on coal as a source of energy. For example
    1. Poland and Switzerland
    2. Switzerland and Holland
    3. Sweden and Italy
    4. None of these
  34. Day and night are the result of
    1. Earth's rotation around its axis
    2. Earth's revolution
    3. Earth's rotation accompanied with its revolution
    4. None of these
  35. Day and nights are at equal duration at
    1. The tropic of cancer alone
    2. Equator alone
    3. The Tropic of Capricorn alone
    4. All paralisis is latitude
  36. Dakshin Gangotri is a/an ……
    1. River-valley in Andhra Pradesh
    2. Unnamed station located in the Antarctic for continuous weather and scientific recordings
    3. Second source of the River Ganga
    4. Island in the Indian ocean near Antarctica
  37. Earthquakes are caused by
    1. Tetonism
    2. Denudation
    3. Earth revolution
    4. Earth's rotation
  38. El Nino is
    1. Associated with world weather
    2. An African language
    3. An erosional flurial feature
    4. A river in south Africa
  39. How many days does the moon take to revolve round the earth
    1. 26⅓
    2. 27⅓
    3. 28⅔
    4. 29
  40. Largest island in the world is
    1. Australia
    2. Greenland
    3. New Guinea
    4. None of these
  41. London is located at 0 while Baghdad at 45 east. If a news is broad cast from London at 10.00 a. m. at what time it will heard at Baghdad
    1. 11.30 a.m.
    2. 2.00 a.m.
    3. 1.00 p.m.
    4. 12.30 p.m.
  42. Loti is the currency of
    1. Burundi
    2. Libya
    3. Sudan
    4. Lesotho
  43. Match the following
    1. City of Golden - 1. Belgium
    2. Forbidden City - 2. Ireland
    3. Emerald Island - 3. Lhasa
    4. Cockpit of Europe - 4. San Francisco
  44. Mount Everest is located in
    1. India
    2. China
    3. Nepal
    4. Bhutan
  45. On which of the cities was the first atomic bomb dropped by the United States in 1945?
    1. Berlin
    2. London
    3. Hiroshima
    4. Paris
  46. Petroleum deposits in India are found chiefly in
    1. Granite
    2. Basalt
    3. Metamorphic rocks
    4. Sedimentary rocks
  47. Rhodesia's new name is
    1. Zaire
    2. Zimbabwe
    3. Tanzania
    4. Swaziland
  48. Rubber is a product of
    1. Plantation agriculture
    2. Mixed agriculture
    3. Mediterranean agriculture
    4. Special horticulture
  49. Seychelles is located in the
    1. Pacific Ocean
    2. Indian Ocean
    3. Atlantic Ocean
    4. Mediterranean Sea
  50. Switzerland is famous for Swiss watches. What is the Capital of this country?
    1. Geneva
    2. Vevey
    3. Lausanne
    4. Berne
  51. The capitals of Libya, Ghana and Kenya respectively are
    1. Lagos, Nairobi, Accra
    2. Lagos, Accra, Nairobi
    3. Lagos, Nairobi, Oslo
    4. Tripoli, Accra, Nairobi
  52. The earth completes one rotation on its axis in
    1. 23h 30 min
    2. 23h 56 min. 4.9s
    3. 24h
    4. 23h 10min 2s
  53. The earth is
    1. Spherical
    2. Elliptical
    3. Oblate Spheroid
    4. Prolate Spheroid
  54. The earth is elliptical because of its
    1. Revolution round the sun
    2. Gravitational force
    3. Centrifugal force of rotation
    4. Inclination on its own axis
  55. The equatorial radius of the earth is approximately
    1. 12,700 km
    2. 6,900 km
    3. 6,400 km
    4. 11,600 km
  56. The largest mica producing country in the world?
    1. USA
    2. India
    3. Russia
    4. Japan
  57. The latitude AA' on the map represents
    1. Tropic at cancer
    2. Tropic at Capricorn
    3. Equator
    4. None of these
  58. The layer of atmosphere close to the earth's surface is called
    1. Exosphere
    2. Ionosphere
    3. Stratosphere
    4. Troposphere
  59. The longest canal in the world is
    1. Volga Baltic
    2. Beloye-More Baltic
    3. Suez Canal
    4. Grand China canal
  60. The most abundant element in the earth's atmosphere is
    1. Argon
    2. Nitrogen
    3. Oxygen
    4. Krypton
  61. The polar diameter of the earth is shorter than its equatorial diameter by
    1. 25km
    2. 80km
    3. 43km
    4. 30km
  62. The second highest mountain peak in the world is
    1. Nanga Parvat
    2. Nanda Devi
    3. Andes
    4. Godwin Austin
  63. The second largest island in the world is
    1. New Guinea
    2. Madagascar
    3. Great Britain
    4. Victoria
  64. Tropical cyclone storms occurring in Philippines Japan and China seas are known as
    1. Tornado
    2. Thunder Storms
    3. Typhoons
    4. Hurricane
  65. What is the approximate circumference of the earth?
    1. 25,000 km
    2. 16,000 km
    3. 40,000 km
    4. 50,000 km
  66. What is the shape of the earth's orbit around the sun?
    1. Circular
    2. Hyperbolic
    3. Elliptical
    4. Parabolic
  67. Which country is called the 'Sugar Bowl of the World'?
    1. Cuba
    2. India
    3. Burma
    4. Norway
  68. Which Country/currency/capital combination is wrong?
    1. Iran / Rial / Tehran
    2. Bulgaria / Lev / Sofia
    3. Korea / Won/ Seoul
    4. Mongolia / Kip / Ulan Bator
  69. Which is the world's largest mountain range?
    1. Alps
    2. Himalaya - Karakoram
    3. Andes
    4. Tibet
  70. Which of the following countries has the largest area in the world?
    1. Canada
    2. China
    3. USA
    4. Russia
  71. Which of the following countries is known as 'Land of the Thunder Bolt'?
    1. Taiwan
    2. Tibet
    3. Bhutan
    4. Japan
  72. Which of the following countries/capital combination is not correct
    1. Libya/Tripoli
    2. Malawi/Zomba
    3. Egypt/Cairo
    4. Chad/Bangui
  73. Which of the following is an agricultural produce of Taiwan?
    1. Coffee
    2. Maize
    3. Rice
    4. Millets
  74. Which of the following is the capital and seaport of Philippines?
    1. Manila
    2. Davao
    3. Zamboanga
    4. Quezon City
  75. Which of the following is the largest river of the world?
    1. Nile
    2. Mississippi-Missouri
    3. Amazon
    4. Yangtze
  76. Which of the following is/are the Asian agents of soil erosion?
    1. Wind and water
    2. Rocks
    3. Sand
    4. None of these
  77. Which of the following river crosses the equator twice?
    1. Amazon
    2. Nile
    3. Congo
    4. Orinoco
  78. Which of the following rivers has a bird's foot delta?
    1. The Amazon
    2. The Brahmaputra
    3. The Mississippi
    4. The Nile
  79. Which of the following river has the largest basin?
    1. Congo
    2. Amazon
    3. Nile
    4. Ganges
  80. Which of the following statements is correct concerning Bridgetown?
    1. Chief port of Guinea-Bissau
    2. Capital of Barbados, an island country in Atlantic ocean
    3. A famous seaport of Barbados
    4. None of these
  81. Which one of the following country/capital/currency combination is correct?
    1. Botswana/Usumbura/Franc
    2. Bangladesh/Dhaka/Taka
    3. Jordan/Jerusalem/Dinar
    4. Guinea/Conakry/Drachma
  82. Which one of the following is not a sedimentary rock?
    1. Peat
    2. Chalk
    3. Granite
    4. Lignite
  83. Which one of the following towns is situated at the highest altitude?
    1. Lhasa
    2. Kathmandu
    3. Gartola
    4. Thimpu
  84. Which pair is incorrect?
    1. Gift of the Nile: Egypt of the nile: egypt >
    2. Holy Land: Palestine land: palestine >
    3. Hermit Kingdom: Japan kingdom: japan >
    4. Land of Lilies: Canada SBI/PO of lilies: canada sbipo >
  85. Which river in the world carries the maximum volume of water?
    1. Amazon
    2. Nile
    3. Mississippi-Missouri
    4. None of these
  86. Sun rises in the east and sets in the west due to the
    1. Shape of the Earth
    2. Revolution of the Earth around the Sun
    3. Rotation of the Earth on its axis
    4. Movement of the Sun
  87. What are cyclones?
    1. Sudden, heavy floods
    2. No rain for a long duration
    3. Heavy showers
    4. Violent wind and rain
  88. Which of the following explains why there is n total eclipse of the sun?
    1. Size of the sun in relation to the Moon
    2. Direction of rotation of the Earth round the Sun
    3. Orbit of the Moon around the Sun
    4. Size of the Earth in relation to the Sun
  89. Match the following
    1. Atoll 1. Dew Point
    2. Crater 2. River
    3. Condensation 3. Volcano
    4. Denudation 4. Coral Reef
      -----------------------------------------------
    1. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
    2. A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1
    3. A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
    4. A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2
  90. Match the following
    1. Earthquake 1. Isohyte
    2. Rainfall 2. Bora
    3. Agulhas 3. Ocean Current
    4. Wind 4. Seismic Lines
      --------------------------------------------------
    1. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2
    2. A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2
    3. A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
    4. A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
  91. Indian Standard Time is associated with
    1. 82 east longitude
    2. 180 west longitude
    3. 95 east longitude
    4. 90 west longitude
  92. For a time difference of one hour the longitudinal distance is equal to
    1. 15
    2. 30
    3. 45
    4. 60
  93. When it is 8 am on Wednesday at Greenwich
    1. It is 10.30 pm on Wednesday at London
    2. It is 6.25 am on Tuesday at New York
    3. It is 3 pm on Wednesday at Hong Kong
    4. It is 5 pm on Wednesday at Tokyo
  94. IST is
    1. A uniform time adopted by all places in India
    2. The difference of time between two states
    3. The difference of time between two places
    4. None of these
  95. The International Date Line passes through
    1. Exactly through 180 longitude
    2. Equator
    3. Approximately 180 east or west meridian
    4. Exactly 0 meridian
  96. The IST is ahead of GMT by
    1. 2 h
    2. 5 h
    3. 5 h
    4. 6 h
  97. It is 12 noon at Greenwich. What will be the time at a place situated at 50 east Longitude?
    1. 8:40 am am >
    2. 3:20 am am >
    3. 5:00 am am >
    4. 12 midnight
  98. A day is added when a man crosses the International Date Line from
    1. North to south
    2. East to west
    3. North to east
    4. South to west
  99. In a tropical cyclone, pressure
    1. Increases towards the center
    2. Decreases towards the center and wind moves in an anticlockwise direction in the northern hemisphere
    3. Does not very appreciably
    4. First decreases towards the centre and then increases
  100. Regions lying on the western margins of the continents between 30 and 40 north have
    1. Dry summers and wet winters
    2. Rainfall all the year
    3. Dry climate all the year
    4. Wet summers and warm winters

Answers to Geography Quiz Questions

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