(GK) Geography

(GK) Geography

1.Name the world’s only floating National park

Ans : Keibul Lamjao

2.Kimberley mines in South Africa is famous for
a. Silver
b. Coal
c. Gold
d. Diamonds
Ans : D

3.The length of the river Nile from its remotest headstream in Burundi is

Ans : 6695 km

4.Which is the principle source of the river Nile

Ans : Lake Victoria

5.The longest river in the world Nile flows north to the Mediterranean Sea through the countries

Ans : Uganda, Sudan and Egypt

6.The term Dawn Under denotes
a. Arctic Ocean
b. Australia
c. Cape of Good Hope
d. South Pole
Ans : B

7.The term ‘COP 9’ is related with

Ans : UN framework on climate change held in Italy

8.Pong dam has been constructed over the river

Ans : Beas

9.What is Angkor Wat of Kampuchea

Ans : A temple

10.Which is the longest river in the African continent

Ans : Nile

11.What is sobriquet (Geographical surname) of Finland

Ans : The land of Thousand Lakes

12.Durand line is the International boundary which separates the countries

Ans : Pakistan-Afghanistan

13.Which countries are linked by the Khyber Pass

Ans : Afghanistan and Pakistan

14.The longest river in the world Nile, drains into which sea

Ans : Mediterranean Sea

15.‘Po’ is the largest river of

Ans : Italy

16.The Great Barrier Reef is situated on the coast of

Ans : Australia

17.The third largest continent in the world

Ans : North America

18.The longest river of Europe is

Ans : Volga

19.A European country has 5500 lakes within its territory. Which is the country

Ans : Finland

20.Eritrea is on the banks of which sea

Ans : Red sea

21.The Grand Canyon is located on the

Ans : Colorado River

22.The second largest desert in the world is

Ans : Gobi

23.The largest desert in the world is

Ans : Sahara

24.Location of Mohave desert is in

Ans : Southwestern United States

25.Location of Simpson desert is in

Ans : Australia

26.Location of Thar desert is in

Ans : India/Pakistan

27.Location of Kyzyl Kum desert is in

Ans : Uzbekistan

28.Location of Kalahari desert is in

Ans : Southwestern Africa

29.Location of Sonoran desert is in

Ans : Mexico/southwestern United States

30.Takla Makan desert is in which country

Ans : Northern China

31.Chihuahuan desert is in

Ans : Mexico/southwestern United States

32.Great Victoria desert is in

Ans : Southwestern Australia

33.Great Sandy desert is in

Ans : Northwestern Australia

34.Rub‘ al Khali desert in in

Ans : Southern Arabian peninsula

35.Patagonian desert is in which country

Ans : Argentina

36.Congo river falls into which ocean

Ans : Atlantic Ocean

37.The fifth largest river in the world is

Ans : Congo river

38.The second longest river in Africa after the Nile is

Ans : Congo

39.Earth is the third nearest planet to the Sun orbiting between the planets

Ans : Venus and Mars

40.The wind blowing in a spiral form around a region of low atmospheric pressure is a

Ans : Cyclone

41.What is a leap year

Ans : Year in which the month of February has 29 days

42.What is called the two points in the calender when we experience the longest day or the longest night of the year

Ans : Solstice

43.Term applied to either of the two points in the ecliptic at which the sun is farthest from the celestial equator

Ans : Solstice

44.The equinoxes occur around

Ans : March 21 and September 23

45.One of two times of year when the sun’s position makes day and night of nearly equal length in all parts of the earth

Ans : Equinoxes

46.Earth moves faster at

Ans : Perihelion

47.Earth’s distance from the sun has little to do with seasons. Instead, what causes seasonal climate changes

Ans : The tilt of the earth on its axis

48.The earth's perihelion occurs in the month of

Ans : January

49.The earth’s aphelion occurs in the month of

Ans : July

50.The earth’s aphelion is only about ....... km farther away from the sun than its perihelion

Ans : 5.9 million


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