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131 A monadnock is
A A low area in a riverine plain
B A low area in a glacial plain
C A raised portion in a riverine plain
D None of these

Answer: Option [C]

Monadnock is a raised portion in a riverine plain.

132 Basalt is a typical example of
A Plutonic rocks
B Metamorphic rocks
C Sedimentary rocks
D Igneous rocks

Answer: Option [D]

Basalt is a typical example of Igneous rocks. Basalt is a dark-coloured, fine-grained igneous rock. Basalt is one of the main rocks that are prevalent in the oceanic crust. As basalt is rich in iron, it is used as an ingredient in concrete. Basalt is the most common type of igneous rock.

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133 When the earth resolves round the sun it spins on an elliptical orbit at a speed of
A 18.9 miles/second
B 18.8 miles/second
C 18.7 miles/second
D 18.6 miles/second

Answer: Option [A]

When the earth resolves round the sun it spins on an elliptical orbit at a speed of 18.9 miles/second.

134 Who described the three layers of the earth as ‘sial’, ‘sima’, and ‘nife’ ?
A Dally
B Gracht
C Holmes
D None of the above

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Gracht.

135 Autumn equinox occurs in
A March 21
B September 22
C December 22
D June 21

Answer: Option [B]

Autumn equinox occurs in September 22. In the Northern Hemisphere the autumnal equinox falls about September 22 or 23, as the Sun crosses the celestial equator going south. In the Southern Hemisphere the equinox occurs on March 20 or 21, when the Sun moves north across the celestial equator.

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