Geography for General Studies Test 16 of 20

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I, II
II
I, IV
All of the above
The localized unfrozen layers, located on top, underneath or within masses of permafrost are called
Taliks
Kettle
Drumlins
None of the above
The local winds such as ‘loo’, ‘fohen’, ‘Chinook’ and so on are also known as
Variable winds
Planetary winds
Periodical winds
Prevailing winds
The local time varies from Greenwich time (London) at the rate of
4 min/degree of latitude
4 min/degree of longitude
14 min/degree of latitude
14 min/degree of longitude
The lithosphere is
The top most crust of the earth
Includes the crust and the upper most portion of the asthenosphere
Has varied thickness over continents and ocean beds
All of the above
The lithosphere and the core of the Earth have three layers, viz, nife, sail and sima. Find the arrangement according to increasing densities
Nife, sima, sial
Sima, sial, nife
Sial, nife, sima
Sial, sima, nife
The line passing through the places which have the same height above sea level is known as
Contour
Isolyet
Parallel
Isobars
The limit beyond which the stars suffer internal collapse is called the
Raman effect
Chandrasekhar limit
Aurora Borealis
Quasan Zone
The light of distant stars is affected by
The earth’s atmosphere
Interstellar dust
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The length of the tropical year (the time interval between successive occurrences of the spring equinox) is decreasing very slowly as a result of
Small, progressive changes in the earth’s rotational speed
Small, progressive changes in the earth’s orbit around the sun
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The length of the day is determined in
Astronomical units
Solar terms
Length of the hours
None of the above
The length of the day is determined in
Astronomical units
Solar terms
Length of the hours
None of the above
The least explosive type of volcano is called
Basalt plateau
Cinder cone
Shield volcanoes
Composite volcanoes
The leading state in producing paper is
Bihar
West Bengal
Kerala
Orissa
The layer of the earth immediately below the crust, is called
Outer core
Inner core
Inner mantle
Outer mantle
The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with
Zones of climate
Zones of oceans
Zones of land
Zones of cyclonic depressions
The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of
Axis of earth
North Pole
South Pole
Equator
The latitude ‘AA’ on the map represents the
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Equator
None of the above
The last major glacial period began about 2,000,000 years before present and is commonly known as
Pleistocene or ice age
Paleocene or ice age
Pliocene or ice age
Holocene or ice age
The largest production of mica in Asia is from
Indonesia
Malaysia
Myanmar
India
The largest part of our hydrosphere is
Atlantic ocean
Indian ocean
Pacific ocean
Antarctica ocean
The largest gulf in the world is
Gulf of Mexico
Persian Gulf
Gulf of Carpentaria
Gulf of Mannar
The largest gold producing country in the world is
Brazil
Canada
South Africa
USA
The largest glaciers are
Mountain glaciers
Alpine glaciers
Continental glaciers
Piedmont glaciers
The largest fresh water lake of Africa, area wise is
Lake Victoria
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Malawi
Lake Rudot
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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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