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World Geography General Knowledge Questions

Q. Assertion (A): The distance between India and the Western countries was shortened by the construction of the Suez Canal. Reason (R): The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Select correct answer by using codes given below.
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans: (A)


Q. Kariba dam has been built on the river
(A) Kafue
(B) Zambezi
(C) Chambeshi
(D) Kabompo
Ans: (B)
Q. Itaipu Dam built on the river Parana is one of the largest dams in the world. Which of the following two countries have it as a joint project?
(A) Brazil and Peru
(B) Paraguay and Ecuador
(C) Brazil and Paraguay
(D) Colombia and Paraguay
Ans: (C)
Q. The Aswan High Dam is located in
(A) Sudan
(B) Egypt
(C) Zaire
(D) Nigeria
Ans: (B)
Q. The place where China has started construction of a dam on Brahmaputra River in Nov. 2010 is
(A) Chingdu
(B) Zangmu
(C) Zhuang
(D) Gyangze
Ans: (B)
Q. World’s longest sea bridge has been built on
(A) East China Sea
(B) Gulf of Tonkin
(C) Jiaozhou Bay
(D) South China Sea
Ans: (C)
Q. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists. List-I
(a) Colorado
(b) Damodar
(c) Nile
(d) Zambezi List-II
1. Aswan 2. Kariba
3. Panchet 4. Hoover
Code (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 1 3 4 2
(C) 3 4 1 2
(D) 4 3 1 2
Ans: (D)
Q. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Grand Coulee – Columbia
(B) Hoover – Tennessee
(C) Nurek – Vakhsh
(D) Cahora – Zambezi
(Cobbora) Bassa
Ans: (B)

Coral Reefs

Q. The ‘Great Barrier Reef’ of corals is situated near the coast of
(A) New Zealand
(B) Finland
(C) Ireland
(D) Queensland
Ans: (D)
Q. The Great Barrier Reef is located in
(A) Pacific Ocean
(B) Indian Ocean
(C) Mediterranean Sea
(D) Atlantic Ocean
Ans: (A)

Q. ‘Great Barrier Reef’ is
(A) A coral reef near Australia
(B) A watershed in Rajasthan
(C) Wall of China
(D) A range of the Rocky Mountains
Ans: (A)


Q. Generally, where are coral reefs found?
(A) In temperature climate above 18ºC
(B) Between tropics of cancer and tropics of capricorn coastal areas
(C) On both East and West coast of continents and islands only
(D) On colder sea coasts
Ans: (B)
Q. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere from the surface of the Earth upwards is
(A) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere
(B) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere
(C) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere
(D) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere
Ans: (C)
Q. The largest Coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the following countries?
(A) Australia
(B) Cuba
(C) Ghana
(D) Philippines
Ans: (A)
Q. The atmosphere is a mixture of several gases. Near the Earth surface it contains mainly
(A) Nitrogen and oxygen
(B) Nitrogen and carbon dioxide
(C) Oxygen and carbon dioxide
(D) Ethane and oxygen
Ans: (A)
Q. Most weather activity occurs in which atmospheric layer?
(A) Ozonosphere
(B) Ionosphere
(C) Troposphere
(D) Exosphere
Ans: (C)
Q. The stratosphere is said to be ideal for flying jet aircrafts. This is because
(A) This layer is rich in ozone which reduces fuel consumption
(B) The temperature is constant and ideal for aircraft engine efficiency
(C) This layer is out of the firing range of antiaircraft guns
(D) The absence of the clouds and other weather phenomena
Ans: (D)
Q. Which gas has maximum percentage in atmosphere?
(A) Carbon
(B) Nitrogen
(C) Oxygen
(D) Hydrogen
Ans: (B)
Q. Which of the following protects life on Earth from the harmful radiations of the Sun?
(A) Troposphere
(B) Ionosphere
(C) Ozone layer
(D) Mist
Ans: (C)
Q. The ozone layer lies in the
(A) Troposphere
(B) Tropopause
(C) Stratosphere
(D) Photosphere
Ans: (C)

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