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UPSC Practice Set 1 Multiple Choice Questions Answers

Last Updated on April 16, 2019 by GKQUESTIONBANK

Question (26) Where is Kakrapara?
A. Gujarat,
B. Rajasthan,
C. Kerala,
D. Himachal Pradesh
Ans:- A

Questions Related to World Geography

Question (27) Which of the following are predominantly seasonal winds-
– Monsoon winds,
– Prevailing winds,
– Descending winds,
– Cyclonic winds
Ans:- Monsoon winds.

Question (28) The earth’s rotation does not cause-
– Deflection of ocean currents,
– Phases of the moon,
– Tides,
– Difference in time between two meridians
Ans:- Difference in time between two meridians.

Question (29) The south pole experiences continuous light at-
– Summer solstice,
– Winter solstice,
– Vernal equinox,
– No time
Ans:- Winter solstice.

Question (30) Which of the following features may occur when lava cools at he surface-
– Batholith,
– Laccolith,
– Basalt plateau,
– Sill
Ans:- Basalt plateau.

Question (31) Spring tides occur when-
– The moon, the sun and the earth are in the same line,
– The moon, the sun and the earth are at right angles, with the earth at the apex,
– The moon is nearest to the earth,
– The moon is farthest from the earth
Ans:- The moon, the sun and the earth are in the same line.

Question (32) Who gave the idea that originally there was only one continent called ‘Pangea’-
– Wegener,
– Marshall,
– Darwin,
– Ptolemy
Ans:- Wegener.

Question (33) The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the place of-
– Axis of the earth,
– Equator,
– North pole,
– South pole
Ans:- Equator.

Question (34) Which of the following has the oldest rocks in India-
– Aravallis,
– Himalayas,
– Siwaliks,
– All of these
Ans:- Aravallis.

Question (35) The formation of Laterite soil is mainly due to-
– Weathering,
– Erosion,
– Leaching,
– Deposition
Ans:- Leaching.

Question (36) The soil material is mainly derived from-
– Metamorphic rocks,
– Sedimentary rocks,
– Igneous rocks,
– Biological action
Ans:- Sedimentary rocks.

Question (37) What can be maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse-
– 12.5 Minutes,
– 7 minutes 40 seconds,
– 1 hour 42 Minutes,
– There is no maximum duration
Ans:- 7 minutes 40 seconds.

Question (38) The sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the-
– Zenith,
– Solstice,
– Equinox,
– Noon time
Ans:- Solstice.

Question (39) Which of the following connects the ocean floor level with the continental level-
– Continental slope,
– Continental shelf,
– Epicontinental sea,
– Sea shelf
Ans:- Continental slope.

Question (40) Soil can best be conserved on the hills by which of the following cultivating methods-
– Strip cropping,
– Crop rotation,
– Contour ploughing,
– Terracing
Ans:- Contour ploughing.

Question (41) Which is the highest Himalayan peak in India-
– k2,
– Nanga Parbat,
– Nanda Devi,
– Kanchenjunga
Ans:- Nanga Parbat.

Question (42) Aerating the soil is usually done by-
– Mesofauna,
– Microfauna,
– Macrofauna,
– All of above
Ans:- Mesofauna.

Question (43) Which of the following is a typical feature of volcanic eruption-
– Horsts,
– Dykes,
– Basin,
– Drumlin
Ans:- Dykes.

Question (44) Which of the following is the main difference between the Western and Eastern Ghats-
– Height,
– Continuity,
– Proximity to the coast,
– Vegetation
Ans:- Continuity.

Question (45) What do you understand by the term ‘Roaring Forties’-
– Major current of the Atlantic Ocean,
– Biggest waterfall in the world,
– The westerly winds,
– A dangerous river of China
Ans:- The westerly winds.

Question (46) Formation of magma along the bedding plane results in-
– Sill,
– Dykes,
– Basalt,
– Laccolith
Ans:- Sill.

Question (47) If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is quite far from the earth, the eclipse would be likely to be-
– Total,
– Partial,
– Annular,
– None of these
Ans:- Annular.

Question (48) Minimum humus is to be found in-
– Chernozem,
– Podzol,
– Chestnut soil,
– Laterite soil
Ans:- Chestnut soil.

Question (49) Loess is ___ Soil-
– Wind-deposited,
– Water-deposited,
– Volcanic,
– Black cotton
Ans:- Wind-deposited.

Question (50) Fogs formed along the sea coast are due to-
– Advection,
– Radiation,
– Convection,
– Conduction
Ans:- Advection.

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