Geography for General Studies Test 15 of 20

The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in
Oceans and seas
Groundwater, rivers and streams
Glaciers and ice sheets
Freshwater lakes and water vapours
The main objective of multi-purpose river projects are
Extension of irrigation facilities by constructing dams to store surplus water during the rainy season, for release in summer
Power generation by constructing hydel power stations
Flood control and making rivers navigable
All of the above
The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is
Pliocene
Paleozoic
Holocene
Paleocene
The low latitude zone of global extends between
Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer
North Pole to South Pole
Tropic of Capricorn and equator
Equator and Tropic of Cancer
The low heating capacity of which of the types of coal reduces its values as an industrial fuel?
Anthracite
Bituminous coal
Lignite
Peat
The longest ship canal in the world is the
St. Laurence seaway (USA and Canada)
Suez Canal, Egypt
Kiel canal, Germany
Panama canal, central America
The longest river in the Commonwealth of independent states is the
The Irtysh river
The Ob river
The Yenisei river
The Volga river
Which of the following is a warm current?
Benguela current
Labrador current
Kurosiwo current
South Pacific current
The longest era of the classification of history of earth is
Cenozoic era
Pre-Cambrian era
Paleozoic era
Mesozoic era
The main objective of centrally sponsored command Area Development Programme is
Improving the utilization of irrigation potential
Optimizing agricultural productivity and production from the irrigated areas
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The longest epoch of the Tertiary Period is
Paleocene
Eocene
Oligocene
Miocene
The main factor determining a region’s climate is
Longitude
Latitude
Temperature
All of the above
The main examples of Rabi crop are
Wheat, barley, peas, rapeseed, mustard, grams
Rice, jower, barley, wheat
Peas, maize, cotton and jute
All of the above
The main dividing line between the geological regions of the Indo Gangetic plain and the peninsula is
The Vindhya range
The Aravallis
The Nilgiri Hills
The Satwas
The main crops of kharif are
Rice, jowar, bajra
Ragi, maize
Cotton, jute
All of the above
The main percentage of volume of water in the hydrosphere is in
Oceans and seas
Groundwater, rivers and streams
Glaciers and ice sheets
Freshwater lakes and water vapours
The magnetosphere becomes unstable during magnetic storms during a period of
Initial phase
Storm sudden commencement phase
Main phase
None of the above
The magnetic field of earth, Magnetosphere extends to about
9600 km above the earth’s surface
8000 km above the earth’s surface
64,000 km above the earth’s surface
None of the above
The magnetic field generated due to magnetic storm is directed in the ……….direction to the earth’s main field.
Same
Opposite
Southward
Northward
The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the sun is called the
Nebula
Comet
Asteroid
Corona
The lowest point, on land, in the world is
Death Valley, USA
Caspian sea, Russia
Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel
Lake Eyre, Australia
The longest day (shortest night) in the southern hemisphere is
June 21
December 22
July 21
November 22
The longest day (and shortest night) in the northern hemisphere is
June 21
December 22
July 21
November 22
The longest river in the world is the
Nile
Amazon
Brahmaputra
Congo
The long, narrow, steep-sided depressions found on the ocean floor, which contain the greatest depths in the ocean are called
Mid-oceanic ridges
Ocean trenches
Subduction zones
Continental slopes
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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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