Civil Service Preparation: General Awareness, Geography Online Test

Which of the following is a primary occupation?
Communication
Diamond cutting
Lumbering
None of these
Which of the following is a non-metallic mineral?
Cobalt
Gypsum
Thorium
Uranium
Which of the following internal layers of the earth is the densest?
Nife
Sima
Sial
None of the above
Which of the following instruments is used to measure the changes in atmospheric humidity?
Chronometer
Hygrometer
Hydrometer
Hygroscope
Which of the following instruments is used for recording earthquake waves?
Barometer
Hydrograph
Pantograph
Seismograph
Which of the following instruments is used for reading the changes that occur in atmospheric humidity?
Barometer
Hygroscope
Pyknometer
Quartz clock
Which of the following insects complete the major part of their life-cycle in stored grain and bring about extensive losses?
Beetles
Locust
Stem borers
Weevils
Which of the following illustrate the extreme effects of the phenomena of seasons?
The equatorial regions
The polar regions
The north temperate regions
The south temperate regions
Which of the following has the highest wind velocity?
Hurricane
Tornado
Typhoon
Thunderstorm
Which of the following happens when a traveler crosses the 180th meridian?
He loses a day if he crosses it in winter
He gains a day if he crosses it in summer
He loses or gains a day depending upon the speed at which he is traveling
He loses or gains a day depending upon the direction in which he travels
/
I,II and III
I and IV
II and III
I,III and IV
Which of the following factors is responsible for occurrence of earth-quakes?
Sudden cooling and contraction of earth’s surface
Activity of some dormant volcanoes
Change of water into steam due to internal heat and its expansion
All of the above
Which of following is regarded as a perennial crop?
Maize
Rice
Wheat
Sugarcane
Which of the following agents of gradation is responsible for the formation of Bar khans?
Glaciers
Running water
Waves
Wind
Which of the following animals is caught for fur by nomadic Eskimos of polar Tundra?
Bear
Caribou
Mink
Walrus
Which of the following aptly describes a delta?
A triangular coastal land formed by silt deposited by a river while flowing into a sea or an ocean
A place where the waters of a river and sea mingle
A place where accumulated water is distributed for irrigation through channels
A place where stream, big and small, join a major river
/
I,III
III,IV
II,IV
I,III,IV
Which of the following are the tropical grasslands of Africa?
Downs
Pampas
Savannas
Steppes
Which of the following countries are the best examples of highly scientific development and management of pastoral farming?
France and Spain
Denmark and Holland
Czech and Poland
Greenland and Norway
Which of the following countries consumes more fish than any other country in the world?
China
France
Great Britain
Japan
Which of the following countries does not have a common land border with the People’s Republic of China?
Japan
North Korea
Russia
All of these have a common land border with China
Which of the following countries in Europe is the major producer of perfumes, toiletries and fashion goods?
Belgium
England
France
Poland
Which of the following countries in South America is largest in Area?
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Which of the following countries is a constituent of the North-West Pacific fishing grounds?
Japan
Netherlands
Newfoundland
Norway
Which of the following countries is across the Nathu La pass?
Burma
Nepal
Thailand
China
Which of the following countries is called Kampuchea?
Seychelles
Zambia
Cambodia
Vietnam
Which of the following countries is far richest coal producing nation in continental Europe?
Germany
France
Great Britain
Poland
Which of the following countries is in the continent of Europe?
Albania
Algeria
Libya
Venezuela
Which of the following countries is known as the Land of Midnight Sun?
Belgium
Holland
Norway
Sweden
Which of the following countries occupies the first position in the matter of coal production in the world?
China
India
USA
Germany
Which of the following countries lead in world’s total production of rubber?
Brazil
Indonesia
Malaysia
Sri Lanka
Which of the following countries of Europe share the principal coalfields of the world?
France, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden
Belgium, France, Poland, UK and Germany
Poland, Norway, Sweden and Germany
France, Norway, Netherlands and UK
Which of the following countries of Europe was the first to exploit coalfields in the 19th century and was then the leading producer of coal in the world?
Germany
Great Britain
France
Poland
Which of the following descriptions correctly identifies Prairies?
These are vast treeless barren plains of the Arctic region of Europe, Asia and Canada
These are temperate grass-lands of South America
These are temperate grass-lands of North America
These are the temperate grass-lands of Asia and Europe
Which of the following exhaustible and non-renewable fuels are inorganic in nature?
Anthracite and Bituminous coal
Petroleum and Natural Gas
Uranium and Thorium
Lignite and Peat
Which of the following factors is more important for the location of the steel mills at Bokaro?
Nearness to iron are deposits
Nearness to coal deposits
Nearness to both coal and iron ore deposits
Nearness to the port city of Calcutta
Which line marks the boundary of the zone where the sun never sets during the June solstice and never rises during December solstice?
Antarctic circle
Tropic of Cancer
Arctic circle
Tropic of Capricon
/
I and II
III and IV
I,II and III
I,II and IV
Which of the following are true with regard to igneous rocks? 1.They are formed inside the earth under great pressure 2.They do not occur in layers 3.They are mostly crystalline in nature 4.They contain fossils
1,2 and 3
2,3 and 4
2 and 3
1 and 4
/
I,III,IV
II,IV
I,II
III,IV

I,II and III
II and III
I and IV
I and II
Which of the following as an example pair is correct?
Marble: metamorphic rocks
Basalt: intrusive igneous rocks
Slate: extrusive igneous rocks
None of the above
Which of the following characteristics is not true of alluvial soils?
These vary from sandy loam to clay ion testure
These are generally rich in phosphorus but poor in potash
These are usually fine grained
These are by far the most fertile
Which of the following cites is known as the City of golden Gate?
San Francisco
Brussels
Rome
Amritsar
/
I,II
II,III
I,III,IV
I,II,III,IV
Which of the following climatic characteristic is related to tropical deserts?
Low pressure throughout the year
Most of the rain comes in winter
Very high daily range of temperature
Very low daily range of temperature
Which of the following combinations represent the arrangement of the decreasing particle size order of soils?
Gravel, sand, silt and clay
Sand, gravel, clay and silt
Silt, sand, gravel and clay
Clay, gravel, sand and silt
Which line marks the boundary of the zone where the sun never sets during the December solstice and never rises during June solstice?
Antarctic circle
Tropic of Cancer
Arctic circle
Tropic of Capricon
Which of the following constitute the organic fossil fuel group?
Solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy
Geothermal, energy, biomass, peat
Hydroelectricity, nuclear power, power alcohol
Coal, crude oil, natural gas
Which mineral is related with Hematite and Magnetite?
Bauxite ore
Iron ore
Copper ore
Manganese ore
Description:

This is a practice test for Civil Services Prelims, Focusing on General Studies World Geography portion.

Discussion

Chandraprakash

Almost >10 ANSWERS are wrong !!!
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some examples are...
World leader in coal China (~3500MT)
World leader in Rubber (Thailand(3.5MT), Indonesia (3 MT), Malaysia (1MT) , India (~90 Lakh Tonnes) etc..)
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189 days 19 hours 13 minutes ago

Saurabh Purohit

Questions were good but answer choice of 48th question is wrong as igneous rocks can never contain any fossils due to their extreme conditions of formation.

278 days 8 hours 13 minutes ago

Vishnukabil kabil

very informative....

379 days 14 hours 55 minutes ago

Dhananjeyan

Thanks ! It was useful

406 days 11 hours 39 minutes ago

CHANDRAMOULI

really it's useful

1261 days 15 hours 58 minutes ago

mary grace

i wish they will give 100 items and more practice test!

1279 days 23 hours 34 minutes ago

mary grace

now i know and i have to passed my civil service

1279 days 23 hours 35 minutes ago

anuj

this is awesome

1291 days 20 hours 33 minutes ago

baken potom

nice n informative....thanks

1322 days 13 hours 5 minutes ago

vandana srimala

thank u...very useful..can u tell me how to demarcate west pacific,north and east pacific,,,,,,

1348 days 19 hours 7 minutes ago

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