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World Geography General Knowledge Questions

Q. The branch of study dealing with old age and ageing is called
(A) Oncology
(B) Gerontology
(C) Teratology
(D) Ornithology
Ans: (B)

Q. The study of ageing is known as
(A) Gerontology
(B) Ethnology
(C) Anthropology
(D) Thanatology
Ans: (A)

Q. Pedology is the science related to the study of
(A) Atmosphere
(B) Soil
(C) Pollutants
(D) Seeds
Ans: (B)

Q. Study of bones are under which branch of science?
(A) Osteology
(B) Orology
(C) Serology
(D) Geology
Ans: (A)

Q. The study of snakes is known as
(A) Serpentology
(B) Ornithology
(C) Herpetology
(D) Ichthyology
Ans: (A)

Q. What does the philatelist do?
(A) Collects the coins
(B) Collects stamps
(C) Collects the pictures of birds
(D) Collects the feathers
Ans: (B)

Q. Find out the odd one out from the following.
(A) Physiology
(B) Psychology
(C) Pathology
(D) Bacteriology
Ans: (B)

Q. What is hydroponics?
(A) Plant without soil enrichment
(B) Grafting plant
(C) Study of vegetables
(D) Soil conservation
Ans: (A)

Q. What is lithotripsy?
(A) Art of writing on stones
(B) Breaking of kidney stone through rays
(C) Carbon dating of stones
(D) Trimming stones for household use
Ans: (B)

2. Evolution of Life

Q. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists. List-I
(a) Birds (b) Inheritance
(c) Environment (d) Fossil List-II
1. Palaeobiology 2. Ecology
3. Ornithology 4. Genetics Code
(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 1 3 4 2
(B) 3 4 2 1
(C) 4 2 1 3
(D) 2 4 1 3
Ans: (B)

Q. Darwin’s theory of natural selection is based on
(A) Over production
(B) Struggle for existence and variation
(C) Survival of the fittest
(D) All of the above
Ans: (D)

Q. Who propounded the theory of evolution?
(A) Spencer
(B) Darwin
(C) Wallace
(D) Huxley
Ans: (B)

Q. According to recent proof, the life on earth emerged approximately
(A) Before 20,000 years
(B) Before 2,00,000 years
(C) Before 20,00,000 years
(D) Before 2,000,000,000 years
Ans: (D)

Q. Which is the oldest organism on earth?
(A) Blue-green algae
(B) Fungi
(C) Amoeba
(D) Euglena
Ans: (A)

Q. Who explained first the evolution of life?
(A) Newton
(B) Einstein
(C) Charles Darwin
(D) Lamarck
Ans: (D)

Q. The mutation theory of evolution was enunciated by
(A) Huxley
(B) Darwin
(C) Lamarck
(D) Hugo de Vries
Ans: (D)

Q. With reference to the evolution of living organisms, which one of the following sequences is correct?
(A) Octopus – Dolphin – Shark
(B) Pangolin – Tortoise – Hawk
(C) Salamander – Python – Kangaroo
(D) Frog – Crab – Prawn
Ans: (C)

Q. The main factor of evolution is
(A) Mutation
(B) Achieved quality
(C) Vaginal birth
(D) Natural selection
Ans: (D)

Q. In the context of organic evolution, the loss of limbs in snakes is explained by the phenomenon of
(A) Use and disuse of organs
(B) Adaptation to living in burrows
(C) Natural selection
(D) Inheritance of acquired characters
Ans: (A)

Q. About whom is said ‘India’s large wild cat’ has recently become extinct?
(A) Cheetah
(B) Leopard
(C) Tiger
(D) Lion
Ans: (A)

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