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Geography Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Geography Practice Test | Set 1

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Questions
1 The concept of geosynctive was propounded by :
1 Holmes
2 James Hutton
3 Hall and Dana
4 J.W. Powell

Answer:Hall and Dana
2 The term ‘Cosmography’ was coined and divided into ‘Uranography’ and Geography by :
1 Ritter
2 Peschal
3 Humboldt
4 Verinious

Answer: Humboldt
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3 Ice Crystal Theory related to precipitation was postulated by :
1 Muir
2 Darwin
3 Bergeron
4 Boven

Answer:Bergeron
4 The subsidence theory related to the coral reef was propounded by :
1 Davis
2 Darwin
3 Dally
4 Dana

Answer:Darwin
5 Gutenberg discontinuity is found between the :
1 Crust and mantle
2 Mantle and Core
3 Upper Core and Lower Core
4 Upper mantle and lower mantle

Answer:Mantle and Core
6 The concept of panplain was propagated by :
1 C.A. Cotton
2 Von Rithofen
3 Crickmay
4 Alfred Von Wegener

Answer: Crickmay
7 The direction of a horizontal line on an inclined rock strata is termed as :
1 Strike
2 Dip
3 Anticline
4 Free face

Answer: Strike
8 Which one of the following scholars is the proponent of the turbidity Current Theory on origin of submarine Canyons ?
1 Salin
2 Gregory
3 Daly
4 Harry Hen

Answer: Daly
9 Paternoster lakes are :
1 Lakes formed on glacial stairways
2 Lakes having volcanic origin
3 Lakes formed by a shallow stretch of water caused by sea erosion
4 Crescent shaped lakes formed due to cut-off of a river meander

Answer:Lakes formed on glacial stairways
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10 “The present in the key to the past.” This phrase is related to the concept of :
1 Isostasy
2 Diastrophism
3 Plate tectonics
4 Uniformatarianism

Answer: Uniformatarianism
11 Which one of the following instrument is used for determination of degree of stability or instability of an air parcel ?
1 Viscometer
2 Radiosondes
3 SONAR
4 pH meter

Answer:Radiosondes
12 Which one of the following types of plate boundaries and motions are exemplified by the San Andreas fault of California ?
1 Transform boundary with Sinistral motion
2 Transform boundary with dextral motion
3 Divergent boundary with sinistral motion
4 Convergent boundary with dextral motion

Answer: Transform boundary with dextral motion
13 Which one of the following latitudes is known as the ‘Calms of Cancer’ ?
1 66½8 S
2 66½8 N
3 258 N
4 258 S

Answer: 258 N
14 The American climatologist C.W. Thornthwaite revised the scheme of the classification of world climates in which one of the following years ?
1 1931
2 1934
3 1941
4 1948

Answer:1948
15 Which one of the followings is the main source for a vast reservoir of relatively inert nitrogen in homosphere ?
1 Volcanic activities
2 Fossil fuel burning
3 Acid rain
4 Global Warming

Answer:Volcanic activities

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