World Geography MCQ's - Part 4

1. Which of the following is concerned with the description and mapping of the main features of the universe?
A. Cosmography
B. Cosmology
C. Geomorphology
D. None of these




2. The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called
A. summer and winter solstices
B. autumnal and vernal equinox
C. north celestial pole and south celestial pole
D. None of the above




3. The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is
A. the Rio Grande
B. the Amazon
C. the Mississippi
D. the Colorado



4. 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




5. The rock formations that cannot store groundwater are called
A. aquifers
B. aquicludes
C. perched aquifer
D. spring




6. The pedogenic process associated with poor drainage and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called
A. salinisation
B. gleisation
C. calcification
D. podsolisation




7. The rainfall in the peninsular interior averages about
A. 650 mm a year
B. 750 mm a year
C. 850 mm a year
D. 550 mm a year




8.The ocean water is saline due to
A. evaporation of its surface
B. volume of fresh water added by rainfall
C. salts are already present in sea water
D. both (a) and (b)




9. The propagation of radio signals is greatly influence by
A. troposphere
B. ionosphere
C. exosphere
D. thermosphere




10. The planets with no natural satellites (reported so far) are
A. Mercury and Venus
B. Earth and Pluto
C. Mars and Neptune
D. Jupiter and Saturn




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