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World Geography General Knowledge Questions

Q. First fossil evidence for the existence of life on Earth is
(A) 0.3 million years back
(B) 3.5 million years back
(C) 5 million years back
(D) 10 million years back
Ans: (B)
Q. Which one of the following continuents was not a part of Gondwana Land?
(A) North America
(B) South America
(C) Africa
(D) Australia
Ans: (A)
Q. The Prime Meridian passes through
1. Algeria 2. France
3. Nigeria 4. Portugal Use the code below to select the correct answer. Code

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 3 and 4
(D) 1 and 3
Ans: (A)
Q. Folding is the result of
(A) Epeirogenic force
(B) Coriolis force
(C) Orogenic force
(D) Exogenic force
Ans: (C)
Q. The standard time of the following countries is ahead of or behind Greenwich Mean Time depending on whether they are East or West of the longitude passing through, Greenwich.
1. Cuba 2. Greece
3. Iraq 4. Costa Rica
5. Japan Which one of the following sequential orders gives the correct arrangement of the countries according to their standard time from ahead to behind GMT?

(A) 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
(B) 2, 4, 1, 3, 5
(C) 4, 1, 3, 2, 5
(D) 3, 5, 4, 1, 2
Ans: (A)
Q. Time of which of the following places is equal to the time of GMT?
1. Accra 2. Dublin
3. Madrid 4. Lisbon Use the code below to select the correct answer. Code

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 4
(D) 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (C)
Q. Think about the following countries.
1. Australia 2. Namibia
3. Brazil 4. Chile Tropic of Capricorn passes through which of the following countries? Code

(A) Only 1
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (D)
Q. Statement (A): Time interval at the dateline is 12 hours from the Greenwich. Reason (R): Dateline is situated at 180º meridian. Using following options choose the correct answer.
(A) (A), (R) both are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) (A) and (R) both are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is false
(D) (R) is correct, but (A) is false
Ans: (A)
Q. Consider the following.
1. Electromagnetic radiation
2. Geothermal energy
3. Gravitational force
4. Plate movements
5. Rotation of Earth
6. Revolution of the Earth Which of the following above are responsible for bringing dynamic changes on the surface of the Earth?

(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(B) 1, 3, 5 and 6
(C) 2, 4, 5 and 6
(D) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Ans: (D)
Q. Which of the following phenomenon might have influenced the evolution of organisms?
1. Continental drift
2. Glacial cycles Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (C)

3. Rocks

Q. Which of the following rocks is not likely to contain fossils?
(A) Conglomerate
(B) Granite
(C) Shale
(D) Sandstone
Ans: (B)
Q. Which statement of the following is true for igneous rocks?
(A) These have little fossils
(B) They have porous for water
(C) They are both crystal and noncrystal
(D) These rocks have no silicas
Ans: (C)
Q. Sandstone is flasky rock, because
(A) It is formed in desert
(B) It is formed due to heat
(C) It is formed under water
(D) It is formed on the mountain
Ans: (C)
Q. Regarding sedimentary rocks which of the following statements is true?
(A) These are such rocks whose structure depend on temperature and pressure
(B) These rocks are crystal
(C) These rocks are deposited in layers
(D) These rocks cannot be formed in water
Ans: (C)
Q. Which one of the following is not an example of Metamorphic rock?
(A) Marble
(B) Quartzite
(C) Slate
(D) Granite
Ans: (D)
Q. Origin of Metamorphic rocks occurs from…… rock.
(A) Igneous
(B) Sedimentary
(C) Both Igneous and Sedimentary
(D) None of the above
Ans: (C)
Q. Consider the following statements about the sedimentary rocks.
1. Sedimentary rocks are formed at Earth’s surface by the hydrological system.
2. The formation of sedimentary rocks involves the weathering of preexisting rocks.
3. Sedimentary rocks contain fossils.
4. Sedimentary rocks typically occur in layers. Which of these statements are correct?

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1 and 4
(C) 2, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (D)
Q. Which one of the following is not associated to the ‘group’?
(A) Gneiss
(B) Sandstone
(C) Limestone
(D) Shale
Ans: (A)

4. Volcano

Q. Rock formed inside the Earth as a result of solidification of lava are called
(A) Plutonic rocks
(B) Volcanic rocks
(C) Metamorphic rocks
(D) Sedimentary rocks
Ans: (A)
Q. The molten material found inside the Earth is called
(A) Lava
(B) Basalt
(C) Obsidian
(D) None of the above
Ans: (D)

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