Geography for General Studies Test 8 of 20

The sea between Australia and new Zealand is called
The Coral sea
The Tasman sea
The Timor sea
The Arafura sea
The San Andreas fault in California is an example of
Strike slip fault
Dip slip fault
Normal fault
Graben fault
The Rurh basin, rich in coalfields is in
Germany
Poland
Great Britain
France
The rolling movement of particles is called
Traction
Creep
Both (1) and (2)
Saltation
The Rocky mountains stretch along the
Eastern side of North America
Western side of North America
Eastern side of South America
Western side of South America
The rocks return to the earth’s interior by tectonic forces at area known as
Subduction zones
Crystalline zones
Fractures
Joints
The rocks formed within the earth’s solid lithosphere are called
Igneous rocks
Extrusive igneous rocks
Intrusive igneous rocks
None of the above
The rocks formed by chemical or physical modification, by intense heat or pressure are called
Metamorphic rocks
Sedimentary rocks
Igneous rocks
None of the above
The rock samples brought by the American astronauts from moon would have
Weighed more on moon
Weighed more on earth
Weighed the same on the moon and the earth
None of the above
The rock formations that cannot store groundwater are called
Aquifers
Aquicludes
Perched aquifer
Spring
The river Sutlej, on which the Bhakra Dam has been built, originates from
A spring in Vering
Near Bara Lacha Pass in Lahul
Rakas lake in Tibet
Mansarovar lake
The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is
The Rio Grande
The Amazon
The Mississippi
The Colorado
The river Jordan drains into the
Dead sea
Adriatic Garden
Gulf of Suez
Resaca Garden
Which of the following is concerned with the description and mapping of the main features of the universe?
Cosmography
Cosmology
Geomorphology
None of these
The right ascension is the equivalent of longitude on the celestial sphere, and it is given in the units of
Degrees
Time-hours, minutes and seconds
Only hours
Only seconds
The ridges of the waves are where the jet stream of waves is closest to the
Poles
Equator
Prime Meridian
None of the above
The R-horizon of soil horizon consists of
Unweathered bedrock
Weathered parent material
Plant litter at various levels of decomposition
None of the above
The Rhine river of northern Europe empties into
The Baltic sea
The North sea
The Bay of Biscay
The Adriatic sea
The religion of Afghanistan is
Islam
Buddhism
Hinduism
Christianity
The relative abundance of dissolved salts in seawater in descending order is as follows
Chlorine, sodium, sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium
Sodium, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sulphate, calcium
Chlorine, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, sulphate
Chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulphate
The region that has a typical dispersed rural settlement pattern is the
Kerala coastal plain
Western Ganga plain
Eastern Rajasthan
Telengana plateau
The region of three W’s that is wheat, wool and wine is the
Mediterranean climate regions
China type climatic regions
Steppe type climatic regions
Equatorial regions
The reaction of carbonate and bicarbonate ions with mineral is called
Hydrolysis
Carbonation
Oxidation
Solution
The reaction between compounds are oxygen is called
Hydrolysis
Carbonation
Oxidation
Solution
The ratio of the weight of water vapor to the total weight of air (including the water vapour) is called
Specific humidity
mixing ratio
Relative humidity
Absolute humidity
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This is a test under a series of 20 tests. Each test includes 25 questions and helps to check one’s prepareness for General Studies and Geography paper for Civil Servics Examination of UPSC and PCS both.

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Neetish

didnt really understand the moon question .... shouldnt it weigh more on earth, none of these looks vague

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