About World Geography

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

World Geography MCQ

1. Asia is surrounded by:

  • Indian Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • All of above

2. What does a compass rose do?

  • Shows population per square mile.
  • Shows an area’s elevation.
  • Shows the climate.
  • Shows direction (north, south, east, west).

3. What is the imaginary line that runs east and west around the center of the Earth?

  • Prime meridian
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Equator
  • Tropic of Capricorn

4. Maps that show the curved surface of the Earth as accurately as possible in a flat drawing. There are thousands of different ones around.

  • Linear maps
  • Projections
  • Meridians
  • Chronological maps

5. This map provides information about the past.

  • Historical map
  • Climate map
  • Population density map
  • Elevation map

6. An example of government that is ruled by one person is...

  • Democracy
  • Constitutional Republic
  • Dictatorship
  • None of these

7. Which of the following modes of transportation was the reason why time zones were created?

  • Airplanes
  • Boats/ships
  • Automobiles
  • Railroads

8. The value of all goods and services produced within a country in one year, divided by the population is called:

  • Gross National Product
  • Grand Domestic Product
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Giant Domestic Product

9. What does per capita mean?

  • Per square mile
  • Per caption
  • Per person
  • Per percentage

10. What kind of map would you look at if you wanted to find different heights above sea level?

  • Climate map
  • Elevation map
  • Population density map
  • Historical map

11. A map that shows the average number of people per square mile in a particular area is called

  • A climate map
  • A small scale map
  • A historical map
  • A population density map

12. Since when has the world been using time zones?

  • The late 19th century
  • The early 19th century
  • The late 20th century
  • The early 18th century

13. What does GDP stand for?

  • Gross National Product
  • Grand Domestic Product
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Giant Domestic Product

14. Hemispheres are half spheres.

  • True
  • False

15. These lines measure distance in degrees north and south of the equator.

  • Lines of longitude
  • Scale of miles/kilometers
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Lines of latitude

16. This helps you determine the distance between two points on a map

  • Large scale map
  • Scale of miles and kilometers
  • Prime meridian
  • Per capital GDP

17. Lines of longitude measure

  • Distance in degrees east and west of the Prime Meridian
  • Distance in degrees north and south of the Equator
  • The distortion on a map
  • The population density of an area

18. These maps show country and state boundaries, as well as the location of capitals, other major cities, and bodies of water.

  • Political map
  • Climate map
  • Physical map
  • Historical map

19. Which of the following is the ice-covered continent?

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Oceania
  • Antartica

20. Where do most people live in the United States?

  • The Rio Grande Valley
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Atlanta

21. Who has the power in a limited government?

  • Monarch (King or Queen)
  • Dictator
  • The people (citizens)
  • None of these

22. What can leaders in a limited government do?

  • Leaders can hold on to power for as long as they want
  • Leaders can take away citizen's rights (freedom) whenever they want
  • The law limits what leaders can do
  • None of these

23. Which describes a constitutional republic?

  • People vote on individual issues
  • People elect leaders who represent them
  • Government has total power over citizen's lives
  • A monarch (King or Queen) has absolute power

24. At time of writing (Feb 2019) What is the current world population?

  • 7.5 Million
  • 6.9 Trillion
  • 7.6 Billion
  • 8 Billion

25. Which U.S state is the Grand Canyon located in?

  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Arizona

26. Is Hawaii a State?

  • Yes
  • No
  • All of the above
  • Same

27. How many continents are there on Earth?

  • five
  • seven
  • three
  • eight

28. Name the smallest continent

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe

29. What continent is Mount Everest in?

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • North America
  • Greenland

30. What is the longest river in the world?

  • Nile River
  • Amazon River
  • Thames River
  • Yellow River

31. What is the Smallest country in the world (by land mass)

  • Vatican City
  • Iceland
  • Tuvalu
  • Monaco

32. Zero degrees latitude is also called the _______.      

  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Equator
  • Prime Meridian 
  • Tropic of Cancer

33. What is the largest body of water?

  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • North Sea
  • Black Sea

34. What is the Capital of Hungary

  • Brussels
  • London
  • Sweeden
  • Budapest

35. Where is Mount Etna

  • Peru
  • Sicily
  • China
  • Italy

36. What is the largest Island

  • Madagascar
  • Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Great Britain

37. What is the largest country (by land mass)?

  • China
  • Canada
  • Madagascar
  • Russia

38. What is the largest country (by population)?

  • Russia
  • Brazil
  • USA
  • China

39. The horizontal of soil profile is composed of

  • weathered parent material that is not affected by translocation and organic modification
  • material affected by translocation & organic modification
  • unweathered bedrock
  • None of the above

40. The ionosphere contains ionized air that protects the earth from

  • the ultraviolet rays of the sun
  • the infrared rays of the sun
  • the falling meteorites
  • None of the above

41. The largest city in Latin America is

  • Mexico city
  • Caracas
  • Rio-de-Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires

42. The highest and lowest values of a weather element observed over the entire period of record are

  • extremes
  • average extremes
  • absolute extremes
  • relative extremes

43. The highest mountain peak of Oceania is

  • Mt. Victoria, Papua New Guinea
  • Mt. Kosciusko, Australia
  • Mt. Cook, South Island (New Zealand)
  • Puncak Jaya, Indonesia.

44. The length of the tropical years (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 change in earth's orbit around the sun
  • both (a) and (b)
  • None of the above

45. The hunting and gathering economy can support only

  • 1 person per sq. km
  • 3 persons per sq. km
  • 5 persons per sq. km
  • 7 persons per sq. km

46. The largest gulf in the world is

  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Persian Gulf
  • Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Gulf of Mannar

47. The headquarters 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

48. The knowledge about the topography of the ocean basins has been derived from

  • seismic surveying
  • echo sounder
  • side-scan sonar
  • All of the above

49. The import of crude oil and petroleum done from national oil companies of producer countries, which have a net exportable surplus of oil is by

  • term contracts
  • term tenders
  • monthly tenders
  • All the above

50. The land-sea distribution or the positions of the world's continents and major oceans influences

  • the major pressure belts that develop from the general circulation of the atmosphere
  • the development of the mid-latitude cyclonic depressions, at the convergence zone between polar and subtropical air masses
  • both (a) and (b)
  • None of the above

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