Geography MCQs UPSC Prelims Exam

Geography MCQs Prelims Exam Prep – 11

Quiz on “Geography MCQs Prelims Exam Prep – 11” giving you an idea about questions asked in Geography in competitive exams.

Que (251):
About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of which degrees?
A. 20°N and 45°N
B. 20°N and 49°N
C. 20°N and 42°N
D. 20°N and 40°N

20°N and 40°N
About 50% of the world population is concentrated between latitude of 20°N and 40°N, because most populous countries and areas like Asia, U.S.A, Europe and India lies with in this latitude.

Que (252):
What is the capital of East Timor?
A. Dili
B. Bombay
C. Calcutta
D. Madras

It is characterised by distinct rainy and dry seasons. The capital, largest city, and main port is Dili, and the second-largest city is the eastern town of Baucau. East Timor lies between latitudes 8° and 10°S, and longitudes 124° and 128°E.

Que (253):
The northern part of the west coast is known by which name?
A. Kutch and Kathiawar region.
B. Gujarat Plain.
C. Karnataka Coastal Plain.
D. Konkan coast

Konkan coast
The Northern part of the coast is called the Konkan (Mumbai-Goa) whereas the central stretch is called the Kanara, while the southern stretch is referred to as the Malabar Coast.

Que (254):
Which river flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat ?
A. Mahanadi
B. Tapi
C. Godavari
D. Krishna

Tapti rivers flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Que (255):
Which river basin is called ‘Ruhr of India’?
A. Krishna
B. Tapi
C. Narmada
D. Damodar

The valley is called “the Ruhr of India”. Damodar Valley Corporation, popularly known as DVC, came into being on July 7, 1948, by an Act of the Constituent Assembly of India (Act No. XIV of 1948) as the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India.

Que (256):
Which is the longest river in India?
A. Ganga
B. Godavari
C. Brahmaputra
D. Krishna

The Brahmaputra, called Tsang-po in Tibet, though having a total length of 2900 km, flows only for 916 km in India. Hence, the longest river in India, is the Ganga (Ganges) followed byGodavari (1465 km).

Que (257):
Which region in India receives substantial rain during the winter month of January ?
A. Uttarakhand
B. Punjab
C. Jammu
D. Orrisa

Punjab receives substantial rain during the winter month of January. It also receives rain from the retreating monsoons.

Que (258):
Which city has the longest day in the month of June?
A. Kolkata
B. Delhi
C. Punjab
D. Madras

Kolkata has the longest day in the month of June. Over the course of June in Kolkata, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 13 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Que (259):
Which city is at the highest altitude above mean sea level ?
A. Banglore
B. Mumbai
C. Chennai
D. Hyderabad

Bangalore is at the highest altitude above mean sea level. Bangalore is the city which is 937 metres above sea level, Delhi is 218 metres sea level, Jodhpur is 230 metres and Nagpur is 247.5 metres above the sea level.

Que (260):
In which forest the maximum plant diversity is found?
A. Decidious evergreen forests
B. Tropical evergreen forests
C. Temperate evergreen forests
D. none of these

Tropical evergreen forests
Most of the terrestrial diversity is found in tropical forests and in general, the land has more species than the ocean; some 8.7 million species may exist on Earth, of which some 2.1 million live in the ocean.

Que (261):
Which plate movement is responsible for the formation of mid-ocean ridge?
A. Covergent movement
B. Divergent movement
C. Tectonic movement
D. Drift movement

Divergent movement
A mid-ocean ridge or mid-oceanic ridge is an underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics. This uplifting of the ocean floor occurs when convection currents rise in the mantle beneath the oceanic crus

Que (262):
Where is Dead sea situated?
A. Central Valley
B. Nubra Valley
C. Lidder Valley
D. A Rift Valley

A Rift Valley
Dead Sea, Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Mayyit (“Sea of Death”), Hebrew Yam HaMelaẖ (“Salt Sea”), also called Salt Sea, landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan in southwestern Asia.

Que (263):
If you want to visit sambhar lake, to which state you will go?
A. Gujrat
B. Maharashtra
C. Rajasthan
D. Punjab

Sambhar. Sambhar, situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is a municipality of Jaipur and is also popularly known as the Salt Lake City. Civilization here goes back a long way, and houses the Sambhar Lake National Park

Que (264):
Which is the most important coal field of India?
A. Talcher
B. Bokaro
C. Jharia
D. Raniganj

Jharia coalfield is the most important coalfield in India .

Que (265):
A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 30 p.m. it is heard at New York on which day?
A. The same day at 7:30 a.m
B. One day after
C. 48 hours after
D. It is broadcasted live

The same day at 7:30 a.m

Que (266):
When it is 12 noon at-Greenwich, what is the time at New York (74°W) ?
A. 7:03 a.m.
B. 7:04 a.m.
C. 7:05 a.m.
D. 7:06 a.m.

7:03 a.m.

Que (267):
Northern part of Australia is typified by which climate?
A. Monsoon
B. Summer
C. Winter
D. Snow

Monsoon climate

Que (268):
Rain shadow effect is associated with which rainfall?
A. nan
B. nan
C. nan
D. nan

Orographic rainfall

Que (269):
Which type of lake is formed by volcanic activities?
A. Lake Erie
B. Lake Huron
C. Lake Michigan
D. Caldera lake

Caldera lake

Que (270):
What are Shield volcanoes?
A. Repeated lava flows
B. Limited lava
C. Timely intervals of lava flow
D. none of these

Repeated lava flows

Que (271):
Which is the largest lake in Africa?
A. Lake Erie
B. Lake Michigan
C. Lake Victoria
D. Lake Huron

Lake Victoria

Que (272):
Which is the deepest lake?
A. Lake Huron
B. Lake Michigan
C. Lake Victoria
D. Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Que (273):
In which region is the main area of production of icebergs found?
A. nan
B. nan
C. nan
D. nan

The West Coast of Greenland

Que (274):
Where is ‘Ninety East Ridge’ situated?
A. North Ocean
B. Pacific ocean
C. Indian ocean
D. Altantic ocean

Indian Ocean

Que (275):
In which vally is the Himalayan pass Shipki La located?
A. Brahmaputra valley
B. Kathmandu valley
C. Lug valley
D. Sutlej valley

Sutlej valley

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