Geography for General Studies Test 19 of 20

The highest sand dunes are found in
The Sahara desert
The Atacama desert
The Kalahari desert
The Gobi desert
The highest rainfall in the world is received at
Cherrapunji
Mawsynram
Shilong
Calicut
The hazards of radiation belts include
Deterioration of electronic circuits
Damage of solar cells of spacecrafts
Adverse effect on living organisms
All of the above
The Harmattan is
Cool, extremely dry wind that forms over the Sahara and blows westward or south-westward to the African coast
Wind that blows during the dry season from December to February
Tertiary wind that carry great quantities of fine dust from the Sahara
All of the above
The habitats valuable for commercially harvested species are called
Coral reefs
Sea grass beds
Hot spots
None of the above
The gulf that separates Finland and Sweden in Europe is
The Gulf of Bothnia
The Gulf of Lions
The Gulf of Genoa
The Gulf of Venice
The group of minerals chemically containing hydrocarbons is
Silicate group
Organic group
Oxide group
Hydride group
The groundwater that occurs when the flow of the subterranean water is not confined by the presence of impermeable layers is called
Unconfined groundwater
Confined groundwater
Aquifer
Artesian
The groundwater can become confined between two impermeable layers. This type of enclosed water is called
Artesian
Artesian well
Unconfined groundwater
Confined ground water
The highest mountains on earth namely Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga are located in
The greater Himalayas
The Lesser Himalayas
The outer Himalayas
None of the above
The greatest variety of animal and plant species is found in
Temperate grasslands
Tropical moist forests
Tundra regions
In hot deserts
The highest mountain peak of Oceania is
Mt. Victoria, Papua New Guinea
Mt. Kosciusko, Australia
Mt. Cook, South Island (New Zealand)
Jaya, Irian
The highest mountain in Africa, which is not part of any mountain chain, is
Mt. Aconcagua
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kosciusco
Mont Blanc
The highest degree of concentration of mineral deposits are found in
Northeastern zone
Northwestern zone
Southern zone
All of the above
The highest average salinity amongst the following seas in reported from
Dead sea
Red sea
Black sea
Mediterranean sea
The highest and lowest values of a weather element observed over the entire period of record are
Extremes
Average extremes
Absolute extremes
Relative extremes
The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the… the waves and the …. Energy they posses.
Larger, more
Larger, less
Smaller, more
Smaller, less
The heavy day soils that show significant expansion and construction due to the presence or absence of moisture is called
Aridsols
Vertisols
Histosols
Andisols
The heavier silicates named as ‘Sima’ or silica + magnesium are most abundant in the
Crust
Core
Mantle
Ocean floors
The head quarters of the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS), formed out of erstwhile USSR, is at
Minsk in Byelorussia
Moscow in Russia
Kiev in Ukraine
Kistiner in Moldavia
The HBJ Up gradation project, upgraded the capacity of HBJ pipeline from 18.2 MM SC MD to….
20 MM SC MD
33.4 MM SC MD
22.3 MM SC MD
29.6 MM SC MD
The great Victoria Desert is located in
Canada
West Africa
Australia
North America
The great deserts of the world are in the zones of
10° and 35° latitude in both hemispheres
20° and 45° latitude in both hemispheres
10° above and below the equator
None of the above
The Great Barrier Reef is broken in gaps due to
Outpouring of river water into the sea
Wave action
Oceanic currents
Tropical cyclones
The great barrier Reef is a
Coral formation
Hill range
Manmade wall
Tidal bore
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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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