RRB NTPC Geography quiz for Stage I : 05/03/2019

Railway/SSC JE 2019 Geography quiz for Phase I

Railway/SSC JE Geography quiz for  (Phase I), RRB NTPC, SSC various exams and other competitive exams.

 

Q1. Dolomite is a/an

(a) Sedimentary rock

(b) Plutonic rock

(c) Igneous rock

(d) Metamorphic rock

Q2. Taiga means:

(a) Decidious forests

(b) Coniferous forests

(c) Grass lands

(d) Deserts

Q3. The smallest island country in the Indian Ocean is?

(a) Maldives

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Mauritius

(d) Madagascar

Q4. What is Damodar Valley Corporation?

(a) Statutory body

(b) Municipal Corporation looking after Damodar Valley

(c) A private enterprise located in Bihar

(d) A non-government organisation

Q5. Why Carbon Monoxide is a harmful pollutant?

(a) Reacts with hemoglobin

(b) It inhibits glycolysis

(c) It reacts with Oxygen

(d) None of these

Q6. Kaziranga National Park is the only natural habitat of the endangered?

(a) Snow Leopards                          

(b) One Horned Rhinos

(c) Asiatic Lions                

(d) Swamp Deer

Q7. Which among the following is not an inner planet?

(a) Mercury                       

(b) Saturn

(c) Venus                                            

(d) Earth

Q8.Earth is also known as _______.

(a) Orange planet                            

(b) Green planet

(c) Blue planet                  

(d)  Yellow planet

Q9. The Coriolis force is maximum at __?

(a) Mountain peaks

(b) Tropics

(c) Equator

(d) Poles

Q10. The sea bed sloping gradually and bordering the continent is known as:

(a) Coast

(b) Continental Shelf

(c) Continental Platform

(d) Continental Slope

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Dolomite, also known as “dolostone” and “dolomite rock,” is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2. Dolomite is found in sedimentary basins worldwide.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Taiga also known as boreal forest or snow forest is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches.

Ans.3.(a)

Exp. The smallest island country in the Indian Ocean is Maldives.

Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Damodar Valley Corporation is a statutory body. The corporation came into being on July 7, 1948 by an Act of the Constituent Assembly of India.

Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic air pollutant. It is produced in the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels, such as gasoline, natural gas, oil, coal, and wood. Breathing the high concentrations of CO leads to reduced oxygen (O2) transport by hemoglobin.

Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site and is the only natural habitat of the endangered One-horned rhinoceroses.

Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. After an asteroid belt comes the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Earth is also known as blue planet.

Ans.9.(d)

Exp. The Coriolis effect influences the paths of moving objects on Earth and is caused by Earth s rotation. Earth surface rotates at different velocities at different latitudes, objects in motion tend to move right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. The Coriolis effect is nonexistent at the equator but increases with latitude, reaching a maximum at the poles.

Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The term “continental shelf” is used by geologists generally to mean that part of the continental margin which is between the shoreline and the shelf break or, where there is no noticeable slope, between the shoreline and the point where the depth of the superjacent water is approximately between 100 and 200 metres.

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