(IGP) IAS Pre: GS - Geography- World Geography General: North America (MCQ -1)

World Geography General
North America (MCQ - 1)

1. Consider the following statements
i) North America is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean in the East.
ii) It is surrounded by gulf of Mexico in the west
iii) Pacific ocean lies to its south

Which of the above are true?
a) i and ii
b) ii and ii
c) i only
d) ii only

2. North America is separated from the eastern most tip of Siberia by the
a) Hudson strait
b) Florida strait
c) Belle isle strait
d) Bering strait

3. Match the following Location
i) Baffin bay                         a) North of Canada
ii) Hudson bay                      b) Between Greenland and Baffin island
iii) Chesapeake bay              c) West of Costa Rica
iv) Coronado bay                 d) Between Virginia and Maryland.

a) i- b, ii- a, iii-d, iv- c
b) i.-a, ii-b, ii-c, iv-d
c) i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d
d) i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b

4. Match the following
    Gulfs                                     Location
1) Gulf ofMexico                a) East ofMexico
2) Gulf of Campeche          b) Between Central and South America
3) Gulf of Darien                c) East of Central America
4) Gulf of Panama              d) Between Panama and South America

a) 1- a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d
b) 1- c, 2- a, 3- d, 4- b
c) 1-d, 2-b, 3-c, 4-a
d) 1-a, 2-d, 3-b, 4-c

5. Consider the following statements
1) Baffin Island is a type of continental glacier.
2) Cape Breton Island is known for its coal fields.
3) Florida Keys are small islands of Coral origin.

Which of the above are true?
a) 1, 2
b) 2,3
c) 1,2 and 3
d) None of the above.

6. Match the following
Seas                                 Location
i) Bering Sea                  a) East of Labrador
ii) Labrador Sea             b) East of Central America
iii) Caribbean Sea           c) West of Alaska
iv) Beaufort Sea             d) North of Canada

a) i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d
b) i-d, ii-c, iii-b, iv-a
c) i-c, ii-d, ii-a, iv-b
d) i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

7. Match the following
Straits                                 Separate
i) Nares strait                   a) Baffin Island and Quebec
ii) Davis Strait                  b) Labrador and New Found land
iii) Hudson Strait              c) Greenland and Ellesmere Island
iv) Belle Isle strait             d) Greenland and Baffin Island

a) i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b
b) i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-a
c) i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d
d) i-b, ii-d, iii-a, iv-c

8. Match the following
Strait                                     Separate

i) Florida strait                     a) Florida and Cuba
ii) Yucatan Strait                  b) Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba
iii) Juan de Fuca                   c) Washington and Vancouver
iv) Bering Strait                    d) Chukchi peninsula, Russia and Alaska

a) i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d
b) i-b, ii-d, iii-c, iv-a
c) i-d, ii-c, iii-b, iv-a

9. Consider the following statements
i) Great Salt Lake is the reservoir of Hoover and Boulder dam of Colorado River.
ii) Lake Mead is Remnant of Fresh Lake called Bonneville.

Which of the above statements are true?
a) i
b) i i
c) both i and ii
d) None of the above.

10. Consider the following statements
i) Lake superior is the world’s second largest lake after Caspian Sea
ii) Lake Michigan is smallest among the Great Lakes, about four times smaller than Lake Superior.
iii) Lake Ontario is the only great lake that is entirely within the United States.

Which of the above are false?
a) i and ii
b) ii and ii
c) i and iii
d) iii only

11. Match the following
Rivers of Canada                                 Source

i) Mackenzie                                     a) Rocky Mountain
ii) Nelson                                          b) Stikine Mountain
iii) Peace                                           c) Head of Finlay River
iv) Saskatchewan                              d) Head of Bow River

a) i-c, ii-d, iii-b, iv-a
b) i-b, ii-c, iii-a, iv-d
c) i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-a
d) i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

12. Consider the following statements
i) St. Lawrence is the busiest inland waterway in North America
ii) Imperial Valley of Colorado River is an important region for cotton cultivation.
iii) Mississippi-Missouri River is the largest watershed which includes at least 25 states.

Which of the above are true?
a) i and ii
b) ii and iii
c) iii only
d) all of the above

13. Consider the following
i) Snake river is the largest tributary of the Columbia River
ii) Columbia is the largest river in the USA which drains into the Pacific
iii) Grand Coulee, Bonneville and Chief Joseph are the main dams of Columbia River.

Which of the above are true?
a) i and ii
b) ii and iii
c) all of the above
d) iii only

14. Consider the following
i) San Joaquin river forms the natural boundary between USA and Mexico
ii) Friant Damis built on Rio Grande River
iii) Sacramento River flows through Central valleys and Shasta and Keswick are main dams.

Which of the above are incorrect?
a) i and iii
b) ii and iii
c) i and ii
d) iii only

15. Consider the following
i) Mount McKinley is the highest peak of North America in the Alaska Range.
ii) Mount Logan in Canada is the second highest peak of North America
iii) Mount Whitney is the highest peak of USA

Which of the above are correct?
a) i and ii
b) ii and iii
c) i, ii and iii
d) i and iii

16. Match the following
i) San Andreas fault                                                 a) Active volcano
ii) Aniakchak in Alaska mainland and islands           b) Depression between
iii) Puget sound.                                                       c) Worlds largest transform vault.
manifestation of surface

a) i-c, ii-a, iii-b
b) i-b, ii-a, iii-c
c) i-c, ii-b, iii-a

17. Consider the following statements
i) Columbia snake plateau is a lava plateau or accumulation formed of basalt
ii) Great Basin is a basin and range type of topography
iii) Colorado plateau is an intermontane plateau

Which of the above are incorrect?
a) i and ii
b) ii and iii
c) I only
d) None of the above

18. Consider the following
i) Death valley lies west of the Rockies Mountain in California
ii) It is the deepest point of North America
iii) It has the highest diurnal range of temperature in the world.

Which of the above are correct?
a) i
b) i and ii
c) i ,ii and iii
d) none

19. Consider the following
i) Yucatan Peninsula is an example of Karst of Lime topography
ii) Ungava peninsula is known for petroleum resources
iii) Kenai Peninsula is surrounded by Hudson bay and Hudson strait.

Which of the above are incorrect?
a) i and ii
b) ii and iii
c) i only
d) Iii only

20. Consider the following
i) Hawaiian island lies in the Atlantic ocean
ii) It consists of 8 main and 15 small islands
iii) Island’s capital Honolulu is known as “ The crossroads of the pacific”

Which of the above are correct?
a) ii and iii
b) i i
c) i
d) i and iii