Geography for General Studies Test 8 of 20

The soils whose parent material tend to be rich in sand are
Spodsols
Alfisols
Aridsols
Ultisols
The south temperate zone is a region lying between
The Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic circle
The Antarctic circle and the South Pole
The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
The Tropic of Capricorn and the equator
The south frigid zone is the region
Lying between 66½° south and 90° south
Lying between the Antarctic circle to the South Pole
Has the coldest climate throughout the year
All of the above
The soils common to the south-eastern USA are called
Ultisols
Alfisols
Aridosols
Mollisols
The short-term variations of the atmosphere, ranging from minutes to months are called
Climate
Weather
Temperature
Humidity
The shortest day (longest night) in the southern hemisphere is
June 21
December 21
December 22
June 20
The shape of the earth is
Sphere
Oblate spheroid
Circular
Spheroid
The shallow seas found in the Atlantic basin include the
Caribbean sea and Mediterranean
Baltic and Arctic seas
Gulf of Mexico
All of the above
The sequence of layers of atmosphere from earth to upwards is
Troposphere, troposause, stratosphere, stratopause, mesosphere, mesopause, ionosphere (thermosphere, thermopause, exosphere)
Troposphere, stratosphere, stratospause, mesosphere, ionosphere
Troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, thermosphere, exosphere
Troposphere, tropopause, stratosphere, mesosphere, exosphere, thermosphere, thermopause
Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development g land forms?
Ecology
Geography
Geology
Geomorphology
The sediment deposited at the base of the glacier is called
Till
Moraine
Glacial sand
None of the above
The soil used for cutting bricks, for use in the construction of houses is
Black soil
Laterite soil
Alluvial soil
Saline and alkaline soils
The second largest island (next to Greenland) in the world is
Borneo
Malagasy
New Guinea
Sumatra
The soil found in areas of heavy rainfall and high humidity, where there is good growth of vegetation is
Peat and marshy soil
Saline and alkaline soil
Black soil
Alluvial soil
The snow line on the northern side of the greater Himalayas range to about
4,500 to 6,000 meters
5,500 to 6,000 meters
3,500 to 6,000 meters
None of the above
The snow line of the Rocky mountains of the USA is about
3 kilometers above sea level
6 kilometers above sea level
It is at the sea level
None of the above
The smallest state, population wise, in the world is
Vatican city
Monaco
Nauru
Liechtenstein
The smallest glaciers are
Mountain or alpine glaciers
Continental glaciers
Piedmont glaciers
None of the above
The smallest division of geological time scale is
Eon
Eras
Stage
Periods
The smallest country of the world is
Russia
Vatican city
Brazil
Canada
The smallest annual temperature range occurs in the
Equatorial tropical climate zone
Subtropical climate zone
Temperate climate zone
Polar climate zone
The slow down slope movement of soil and sediment because of frost heaving and thawing is called
Solifluction
Gelifluction
Frost creep
Rockfall
The sidereal month may be defined as
The period in which the moon completes an orbit around the earth
The period in which the moon completes an orbit around the earth and returns to the same position in the sky
The period of rotation of moon
None of the above
The second largest continent in the world is
Asia
Australia
Africa
Europe
The Sea of Tranquility is located
On the moon
In Israel
In Russia
In Turkey
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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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