GK Quiz 85: Geography Quiz for SSC and other exams

General Awareness Quiz – Geography

General Awareness Quiz Set 85 for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL and Railways exams. Geography Quiz for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, Railways etc.

Topic: Geography

  1. Which among the following is not a metamorphic rock
    (A) Marble

    (B) Granite
    (C) Quartzite
    (D) Schist
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      Option B.
  2. Volcanoes with quiet eruptions are known as
    (A) Hawaiian type

    (B) Strombolian type
    (C) Vulcanian type
    (D) Peleantype
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      Option A.
    Explanation: Hawaniian Type .
  3. Who had written the book “Geographia”
    (A) Ptolemy

    (B) Alexander von Humboldt
    (C) Bernhardus Varenius
    (D) Abu Rayhan Biruni
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    Option A.
    Explanation: Ptolemy.
  4. Who proposed the theory of continental drift
    (A) Sven Hedin

    (B) Harry Hess
    (C) Alfred Wegener
    (D) Peter Kropotkin
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    Option C.
    Alfred Wegener.
  5. Name the first Geographer to ascertain the length of the equator
    (A) Anaximander
    (B) Thales
    (C) Herodotus
    (D) Eratosthenes
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    Option D.
    Explanation: Eratosthenes
  6. The Geographical Society of London was founded in the year
    (A) 1820
    (B) 1830
    (C) 1935
    (D) 1872
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    Option B.
    Explanation: 1830.

  7. Which one is the highest layer of the atmosphere
    (A) Thermosphere

    (B) Exosphere
    (C) Troposphere
    (D) Mesosphere
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    Option B.
  8. The “weather layer” of the atmosphere is the
    (A) Mesosphere

    (B) Ionosphere
    (C) Troposphere
    (D) Stratosphere
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      Option C.
    Explanation: Troposphere.
  9. Cold and dry local winds are
    (A) Brickfieder

    (B) Harmattan
    (C) Mistral
    (D) Chinooks
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      Option C.
    Explanation: Mistral.
  10. Which of these is the most appropriate method for showing the distribution of soils?
    (A) Isopleth
    (B) Dot
    (C) Choropleth
    (D) Chorochromatic
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      Option D.
    Explanation: Chorochromatic.

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