1.  The highest degree of concentration of mineral deposits are found in

a

  northeastern zone

b

 northwestern zone

c

 southern zone

d

 All of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

2.  The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was

a

  Newton

b

 Dalton

c

 Copernicus

d

 Einstein

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

3.  Which planet is closet to the sun?

a

  Mercury

b

 Pluto

c

 Earth

d

 Jupiter

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

4.  The South Frigid Zone is the region

a

  lying between 66(1/2)? south and 90? south

b

 lying between the Antarctic circle to the south pole

c

 has the coldest climate throughout the year

d

 All of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

5.  The Penumbra is

a

  the outer portion of the moon's shadow

b

 formed by the tangent that intersects between the sun and the moon

c

 both (a) and (b)

d

 None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

6.  The circle of illumination divides Earth into two hemispheres known as:

a

  East and West

b

 North and South

c

 Day and Night

d

 Summer and Winter

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

7.  The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which of the following?

a

  Volcanic mountains

b

 Residual mountains

c

 Block mountains

d

 Fold mountains

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

8.  The main watershed of most of the peninsular river lies in the

a

  Aravalli hills

b

 Raj Mahal hills

c

 Siwalik hills

d

 Western Ghats

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

9.  The term 'flora' in the context of natural vegetation refers to

a

  assemblage of plant species living in association with each other in a given environmental frame

b

 plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a group

c

 a large tract covered by trees and shrubs and its administration for assessing economic benefits

d

 role played by species of animals in the maintenance of ecological balance

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

10.  The moon's volume is about that of earth.

a

  1/40 th

b

 1/50 th

c

 1/60 th

d

 1/20 th

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

11.  The periodic rise and fall of the sea level on the earth, gives rise to tides. This is related to

a

  the position of the moon with reference to the earth and the gravitational pull exerted mainly by the moon and partly by the sun

b

 infrared rays from the sun

c

 ultraviolet rays from the sun

d

 None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

12.  Which of the following is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and path between them?

a

  Atlas map

b

 Thematic maps

c

 Wall maps

d

 Globe

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

13.  The sediment deposited at the base of the glacier is called

a

  till

b

 moraine

c

 glacial sand

d

 None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

14.  The planets that are called superior planets are

a

  Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter

b

 Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

c

 Mercury, Pluto, Venus, Neptune and Earth

d

 Earth, Uranus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

15.  Which one of the following is not a correct example of tropical cyclone:

a

  Tornadoes

b

 Typhoons

c

 Hurricanes

d

 Northwesters

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

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