Geography for General Studies Test 11 of 20

The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound:
The phenomena of an opening occurring in the earth’s surface through which a jet of hot water and steam is forced out at irregular intervals is called
Hot spring
The phenomena associated with collision and subduction of the plates is
Island arcs
All of the above
The periods of different eras are further divided into
Any of the above
The ozone layer at high altitudes contains
Atomic oxygen(O) and normal oxygen (O2)
Only ozone (O3)
Mixture of atomic oxygen (O), ordinary oxygen (O2) and ozone (O3)
Only ordinary oxygen (O2)
The original landmass, pangola split into
Laurasia in the north and Gondwanaland in the south
Laurasia in the south and Gondwanaland in the north
Laurasia in the east and Gondwanaland in the west
Laurasia in the west and Gondwanaland in the east
The original founders of Commonwealth of Independent States, in December 1991, are
Tadjikistan, khirghizia and Turkmenistan
Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan
Russia, Ukraine and Byelorus
Moldavia, Khazakhstan and Uzbekistan
The oldest rocks found in ocean basins are …..than the oldest continental rocks.
The ocean water is saline due to
Evaporation of its surface
Volume of fresh water added by rainfall
Salts are already present in sea water
Both (1) and (2)
The obscuring of one celestial body by another, particularly that of the sun or a planetary satellite
None of the above
The number of a topographic map is 47A/16/NW. its scale must be
1 : 250,000
1: 100,000
1 : 50,000
1 : 25,000
The periodic rise and fall of the sea level on the earth, gives rise to tides. This is related to
The position of the moon with reference to the earth and the gravitational pull exerted mainly by the moon and partly by the sun
Infrared rays from the sun
Ultraviolet rays from the sun
None of the above
The northern portion of the western coastal plain is called
Konkan coast
Malabar coast
Coromandel coast
None of the above
The period of daylight is
Is nearly constant near the equator
Varies with the latitude and the season
Reaches a maximum of 24 hour in the polar zone in summer
All of the above
The percentage of the inner radiation reflected back to the space is called
Planet’s albedo
Earth’s albedo
Both are similar terms
None of the above
The percentage of sun’s radiation reflected back into space is about
36 per cent
47 per cent
17 per cent
None of the above
The penumbra is
The outer portion of the moon’s shadow
Formed by the tangent that intersects between the sun and the moon
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The pedogenic process associated and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called
The part of the earth and the thin layer of air above its surface, which support life on earth, are referred to as
The part of continental margin that is structurally a part of continent 15.
Continental shelf
Continental slope
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The Panama canal links
Canada with Greenland
North America with South America
Siberia with Greenland
None of the above
The Paleozoic era starts at ….. million years ago and ends at ….. million years ago.
500, 100
570, 225
470, 150
470, 225
The Paleozoic era contains ……..time periods.
The northern hemisphere and he southern hemisphere are separated by
The International Data line
The plane of the equator
The plane of Tropic of Cancer
The plane of Tropic of Capricorn
The Northeast trade wind is
The northerly wind blowing toward the equator is deflected by the rotation of the earth to become northeasterly
Wind blowing northeasterly
Wind blowing northeasterly from the equator
None of the above

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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