Geography for General Studies Test 5 of 20

The tropical and temperate deserts of the world, occupy nearly….of the land surface of the world
1/4th
1/3rd
½
1/7th
The tropical cyclones do not occur close to the equator because of
Weak coriolis force
Light and variable winds
Excessive humidity
Convective activity
The tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of 33 m/s are called
Tropical depressions
Tropical storm
Hurricane
None of the above
The tropical easterlies wind lie at
0-30° latitude
30-60° latitude
60-90° latitude
10-40° latitude
The troughs of the waves are where the jet stream of waves is closest to the
Poles
Equator
Prime Meridian
None of the above
The tunnel that connects France and Italy is
St. Gothard road tunnel
Mont Blane tunnel
Mersey (Queens way) Tunnel
Orange Fish rivers tunnel
The two ‘equinoxes’ take place respectively in the months of
January and June
July and December
March and September
September and December
The type of igneous rock that form from magma is a function of
The chemical composition of the magma
Temperature of solidification
The rate of cooling, which influences the crystallization process
All of the above
The type of soil needed for rice is
Clayey loan
Rich, muddy and saturated with water
Deep, loamy, well drained
Humus, rich in Fe and potash
The typical soil of tropical regions, formed by the weathering of laterite rock, which promotes leaching of the soil, is
Laterite soils
Black soil
Red and yellow soil
Peat and marshy soil
The umbra is
The inner portion of the moon’s shadow
Formed by tangents to the sun and moon
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The underlying cause of bio diversity loss is
Poverty and unsustainable development projects
macroeconomic policies
International trade factors
All of the above
The unit of light year is used for measuring
Speed of satellites
Speed of ships
Distance between bodies in the universe
Speed of rocket
The uppermost epoch of the Neogene period is
The Pliocene epoch
The Pleistocene epoch
The Miocene epoch
The Oligocene epoch
The variation in the duration of the day and night is due to earth’s
Rotation on its axis
Revolution around the sun
Inclination of an angle of 66½ degree
Both (1) and (2)
/
I,II
II,III
I,III
All of the above
The veld grassland of South Africa experiences
The Continental Savanna climate
The Steppe climate
The tropical Desert climate
The maritime Savanna climate
The velocity at which a particle being transported by wind or water falls out and is deposited on the ground surface is called
Threshold velocity
Terminal velocity
Escape velocity
None of the above
The velocity of flow of glacier ice depends upon
Gradient of the valley floor
Temperature and thickness of the ice
Construction caused by the valley walls
All of the above
The velocity of the wind above the ground surface determines the
Height of a dune
Width of a dune
Surface friction
Area covered
The vertical development fraction due to the bending stress of unloaded sheets across a three-dimensional plane is called
Slaking
Spalling
Solution
None of the above
The velocity required to entrain a particle of particular size is called
Threshold velocity
Terminal velocity
Escape velocity
None of the above
The Victoria falls are on the
Zaire river
Niger river
Zambezi river
Nile river
The vigorous glacial action of the Himalayan rivers in the past is proved by
The awe inspiring gorges
The sedimentary beds of the Kashmir valley
The hanging valleys at lower altitudes
The frequent shifts in the courses of the river
The volcanic rift zones at the mind-oceanic ridge represent areas of crustal creation. This is the theory at
Sea floor spreading
Plate tectonics
Isostasy
Continental drift
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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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