About Geography

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Geography with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Geography MCQ

1. A southeast asian country with a partly elongated or prorupted shape is

  • India
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Cambodia

2. Which of the following statements regarding the International Date line are correct? 1. It is a longitude of 180° 2. It is determined by 180° longitude but is not a straight line 3. It is a Greenwich meridian helping in fixing time and date 4. It solves the problem of time and date among the World's nations

  • 1 and 4
  • 3 and 4
  • 2 and 3
  • 2 and 4

3. The shortest day in Australia will be on ________

  • 21-06-2021
  • 01-12-2022
  • 01-09-2023
  • 01-03-2021

4. What is the correct sequence of the following in the context of the age of the earth since its origin? 1. Cenozoic 2. Mesozoic 3. Palaeozoic 4. Protozoic

  • 4, 3, 1, 2
  • 3, 4, 2, 1
  • 3, 4, 1, 2
  • 4, 3, 2, 1

5. The process of water getting evaporated from the surface of leaves is known as

  • Evaporation
  • Evapo-transpiration
  • Transpiration
  • Transportation

6. The heavier silicates named 'Sima' or silica + magnesium are most abundant in the ________

  • Crust
  • Core
  • Mantle
  • Ocean floors

7. The International Dateline deflects to a side to avoid ________

  • Society islands
  • Hawaii
  • Aleutian Islands
  • All the above

8. The antipodal position of a place located at 35° south and 80° west is

  • 55° north and 80° East
  • 35° north and 100° East
  • 100°north and 80° East
  • 55° south and 10° East

9. Latitudes include 181 lines while longitudes are 360 lines because ________

  • Longitude is divided from prime meridian while latitude is from equator
  • Longitude is divided from equator while latitude is from prime meridian
  • Longitude is a line that connects North Pole to South Pole and latitude is divided from east to west
  • None of these

10. The Mohorovicic (Moho) Discontinuity separates

  • Outer core and Mantle
  • Inner and Outer core
  • Sima and Nife
  • Crust and Mantle

11. The earth is at the least distance from the sun (Perihelion) on ________

  • December 22nd
  • January 3rd
  • July 4th
  • June 21st

12. Who Invented Universal Standard Time?

  • Enrico Fermi
  • Adolf Gaston Eugen Fick
  • Sandford Fleming
  • Benoit Fourneyron

13. The position of a planet when it is nearest to the Sun, is called ________

  • Perihelion
  • Apihelion
  • Apigee
  • Perigee

14. How old is Earth, It is decided by which of the following processes?

  • Geologic Time Scale
  • Radiometric Dating
  • Gravity Method
  • Fossil Dating

15. Why are winters more severe in Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere?

  • Earth is tilted towards the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight
  • Because of more iceberg activity in Southern Hemisphere
  • Southern Hemisphere is less inhabited

16. When the Moon completely covers the Sun, it is known as?

  • The Antumbra
  • The Umbra
  • The Penumbra
  • None of these

17. How many time zones has the world been divided into?

  • 15
  • 24
  • 90
  • 180

18. Which of the following pair is CORRECT? I. Prime Meridian - Longitude, II. Tropic of Cancer - Latitude, III. Equator - Latitude

  • 1 and 2
  • 1 and 3
  • 2 and 3
  • All options are correct

19. Tides in the sea have stored in them ________

  • Hydraulic energy
  • Kinetic energy
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • A combination of all the above three forms of energy

20. The revelations of a satellite photograph of the earth are as follows: 1. the Southern hemisphere bulges slightly more than the Northern hemisphere 2. it is slightly pear shaped ellipsoid of rotation 3. the polar axis of the earth is slightly shorter than the equatorial axis 4. the equatorial circumference is about 40,000km Which of the above statements are correct ?

  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 1, 2 and 4
  • 2, 3 and 4

21. At 12 noon of December 21, you observe that you cast no shadow as you stand in bright sunlight. So you must be, somewhere near ________

  • The Arctic Circle
  • The Tropic of Cancer
  • The Tropic of Capricorn
  • The South Pole

22. Which one of the following is not the effect of the revolution of the Earth.

  • Change of seasons
  • Length of days and nights
  • Determination of latitudes
  • Change in the direction of winds and ocean currents

23. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of

  • Axis of the Earth
  • Equator
  • North pole
  • South pole

24. It is six months long day in the northern polar region and six months long night in the southern polar region because ________

  • Earth is revolving around the sun
  • Earth is inclined towards its orbital plane
  • Earth is rotating
  • None of these

25. What is the name of the maps, natural and manmade, portray the large forms?

  • Thematic Maps
  • Atlas Maps
  • Graffito
  • Topographic Maps

26. The International Date Line passes through ________

  • Bering strait
  • Gibraltar strait
  • Florida strait
  • Malacca strait

27. The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from ________

  • West to east
  • East and west of the prime meridian
  • Poles to equator
  • Equator to poles

28. The Sun shines vertically on the equator ________

  • Throughout the year
  • For six months
  • Twice a year
  • Once a year

29. Which of these is the longest?

  • 0° Meridian
  • 180° E-W
  • 90° E
  • All are equal

30. The science of drawing map is called

  • Cartography
  • Geography
  • Topology
  • Geology

31. The Map showing the speciality of the surface of any area is called as

  • Relief Map
  • Area Map
  • Thematic Map
  • Geographic Map

32. On the 21st June, the day light is seen at the North Pole for ________

  • Zero hrs.
  • 12 hrs.
  • 18 hrs.
  • 24 hrs.

33. Latitude and longitude both ________

  • Pass through poles
  • Run parallel to the equator
  • Run parallel to each other
  • Run perpendicular to each other

34. The longest circle which can be drawn on the earth's surface passes through ________

  • Equator
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Arctic Circle
  • Tropic of Capricorn

35. Which among the following statments is true regarding International Date Line?

  • It is 180° Longitude
  • It is a straight line
  • It is a big circle
  • It is a curved line beyond Earth

36. Which of the following is the International Date line?

  • Equator
  • 0° longitude
  • 90° eastern longitude
  • 180° longitude

37. Which star is nearest to the Earth?

  • Sun
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Pole star
  • Chitra

38. The time of Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich time Cairo is situated at ________

  • 27° East
  • 27° West
  • 30° East
  • 30° West

39. When it is 8 P.M. in Tokyo, what is the time at Panama Canal which is located at 180° W of it?

  • 4.00 P.M.
  • 8.00 M.
  • 12.00 M.
  • 12.00 Noon

40. If the earth's direction of rotation is reversed, what would be the IST when it is noon at the International Date Line?

  • 06.30 hrs
  • 05.30 hrs
  • 18.30 hrs
  • 17.30 hrs

41. If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard at Baghdad (45°E)?

  • 7:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 12:00 Noon

42. The sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the ________

  • Zenith
  • Solstice
  • Equinox
  • Noontime

43. Which of these statements are correct? 1. Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich and is at 0° Longitude. 2. International Date Line, on the map appears as a straight line along 180° Longitude. 3. While crossing International Date Line from east to west, one gains a day. 4. Tropic of Cancer lies at Latitude.

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 1, 2 and 4
  • 1 and 3
  • 1 and 4

44. Insolation heats up the land masses more quickly than the water bodies because ________

  • Water is liquid
  • Landmasses are solid
  • Water needs more energy to get warm
  • Rocks are bad conductors of heat

45. The position of the sun is annually twice overhead at Singapore because of the ________

  • Rotation of the earth
  • Revolution of the earth
  • Elliptical path of the earth's orbit
  • Parallelism of inclined axis of the earth

46. A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. is heard at New York on ________

  • Tuesday at 8.35 p.m.
  • The same day at 7.30 p.m.
  • The same day at 7:30 a.m.
  • Sunday at 8.35 p.m.

47. Geostationary orbit is at a height of ________

  • 6 km
  • 1000 km
  • 3600 km
  • 36,000 km

48. The seasonal contrasts are maximum in ________

  • Low latitudes
  • Mid-latitudes
  • Sub tropics
  • High latitudes

49. The earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion) on ________

  • June 21st
  • January 3rd
  • July 4th
  • September 23rd

Enjoyed the Quiz. Share this with friends

Comments

Add Your Review

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to Newsletter!

Subscribe to get latest updates and information.