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GIS Quiz | GIS Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

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Questions
1 Which of the following is true
A Nominal & categorical data values are referred to as ‘qualitative data’
B Internal & Ratio data is known as ‘quantitative data’
C Ordinal data refers to a ranking scheme or some kind of hierarchical phenomena
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
2 Which of the following is true about ‘ Ratio Data Values’
A They allow most, if not all, forms of arithmetic computation
B Multiplication & division of values are possible
C Continuous fields can have ratio data values
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
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3 Which of the following is true about ‘Internal Data Values’
A They are quantities, in that they allow simple forms of computation like addition & subtraction
B They do not support multiplication or division
C Centigrade temperatures are internal data values
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
4 Which of the following is true about ‘Ordinal Data Values’
A They are date values that can be put in some natural sequence but that do not allow any other type of computation
B An example of Ordinal data value is classifying household income as ‘low’, ‘average’ or ‘high’
C Both A and B
D None of the above

Answer: Both A and B
5 Which of the following is true about ‘Nominal Data Values’
A They are values that provide a name or identifier so that we can discriminate between different values
B True computations cannot be done with these values
C When the values assigned are sorted according to some set of non-overlapping categories, they are called ‘categorical data’
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
6 Which of the following is true about ‘Discrete fields’
A Discrete fields divide the study space in mutually exclusive, bounded parts, with all locations in one part having the same field value
B ‘Land classification’ is an example of discrete fields
C Discrete fields make use of ‘bounded’ features
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
7 Examples of ‘continuous fields’ are
A Air temperature
B Barometric pressure
C Soil salinity
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
8 Fields can be
A Discrete only
B Continuous only
C Discrete or continuous
D None of the above

Answer: Discrete or continuous
9 Which of the following statements are true?
A Natural phenomena are usually fields
B Man-made phenomena are usually objects
C Both A and B
D None of the above

Answer: Both A and B
10 The following are the examples of ‘geographic fields’
A Air temperature
B Barometric pressure
C Elevation
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
11 A (geographic) field is a geographic phenomena for which, for every point in the study area
A A value can be determined
B A value cannot be determined
C A value is not relevant
D A value is missing

Answer: A value can be determined
12 Which of the following is related to GIS
A Euclidean space
B Ramanujan space
C Pythagorian space
D None of the above

Answer: Euclidean space
13 Successful spatial analysis needs
A Appropriate software
B Appropriate hardware
C Competent user
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
14 ‘Spatial databases’ are also known as
A Geodatabases
B Monodatabases
C Concurrent databases
D None of the above

Answer: Geodatabases
15 Key components of ‘spatial data’ quality include
A Positional accuracy
B Temporal accuracy
C Lineage and completeness
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
16 What is ‘Metadata’ ?
A It is ‘ data about data’
B It is ‘meteorological data’
C It is ‘oceanic data’
D It is ‘contour data’

Answer: It is ‘ data about data’
17 By ‘spatial data’ we mean data that has
A Complex values
B Positional values
C Graphic values
D Decimal values

Answer: Positional values
18 Which of the following statements is true about the capabilities of GIS
A Data capture and preparation
B Data management, including storage and maintenance
C Data manipulation and analysis
D All of the above

Answer: All of the above
19 GIS deals with which kind of data
A Numeric data
B Binary data
C Spatial data
D Complex data

Answer: Spatial data
20 GIS stands for
A Geographic Information System
B Generic Information System
C Geological Information System
D Geographic Information Sharing

Answer: Geographic Information System