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RRB NTPC Important World Geography MCQ Questions Answers

RRB NTPC Important World Geography MCQ Questions Answers

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World Geography

1. Arakan yoma is the extension of the Hima- layas located in- 

(A) Baluchistan 

(B) Myanmar 

(C) Nepal 

(D) Kashmir

2. Sun belt of U.S.A. is important for which one of the following industries ? 

(A) Cotton textile 

(B) Petro chemical 

(C) Hi-tech electronics

(D) Food processing

3. Coffee is a- 

(A) Sub-tropical shrub 

(B) Warm temperate shrub 

(C) Tropical shrub 

(D) Cool temperate shrub 

4. The best variety of world's cotton is known as- 

(A) Sea Island 

(B) Upland American 

(C) Egyptian 

(D) Short staple Indian 

5. Which planet orbits closest to the earth ?

(A) Mars 

(B) Jupiter 

(C) Venus 

(D) Mercury 

6. The largest flightless bird which can run at a great speed is- 

(A) Penguin 

(B) Kiwi

(C) Ostrich 

(D) Emu

7. Which of the following rivers flows in Germany ? 

(A) Seine 

(B) Volga 

(C) Danube 

(D) Thames

8. The presence of a lion in the forest is essential in order to-

(A) Keep the trees safe from falling

(B) Add beauty in the forests 

(C) Save the pastures from being overgrazed

(D) Keep other Carnivorous animals away

9. Most of the devastating earthquakes are usually caused by-

(A) Eustatic movement 

(B) Isostatic adjustment 

(C) Collision of earth plates 

(D) Volcanic eruption 

10. Which of the following has the highest wind velocity ? 

(A) Typhoon 

(B) Hurricane 

(C) Cyclone

(D) Tornado 

11. While Venus is seen only for one to two hours either after sunset or before sunrise, Jupiter is seen for the whole night whenever it is visible in the sky. The reason for this is that- 

(A) Venus is much smaller than Jupiter 

(B) Venus is much closer to the earth than Jupiter 

(C) The orbit of Venus is inside the earth's orbit whereas the orbit of Jupiter lies outside the orbit of the earth 

(D) Venus reflects lesser amount of sunlight than Jupiter 

12. Which one of the following countries is not a part of the Horn of Africa ? 

(A) Somalia 

(B) Ethiopia 

(C) Eritrea

(D) Rwanda 


13. The planets on either side of the earth are- 

(A) Mars and Jupiter 

(B) Mercury and Venus 

(C) Venus and Saturn 

(D) Mars and Venus 

14. Which one of the following is the largest lake in the world ? 

(A) Lake superior

(B) Caspian Sea

(C) Lake Baikal

(D) Lake Victoria

15. Detroit (U.S.A.) is famous for which of the following industries ? 

(A) Iron and steel 

(B) Automobile

(C) Petro chemicals 

(D) Cotton textiles 

16. Rainfall in the doldrums is of the nature of- 

(A) Orographic precipitation 

(B) Natural precipitation 

(C) Frontal precipitation 

(D) Convectional precipitation 

17. A ship met with an accident at 30° E and 35° N. The ship was sailing in the- 

(A) Baltic sea 

(B) Black sea 

(C) Mediterranean sea 

(D) Red sea 

18. Which one of the following is the characteristic vegetation of regions between the snow line and about 3000 metres mean sea level of the Himalayan region ? 

(A) Thick forests of birch, fir, spruce and other trees 

(B) Forests of oak, deodar, chestnut and maple trees 

(C) A few dwarf shrubs 

(D) Forests of khair, sandalwood, palas and other trees 

19. In the context of exports, which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? 

(A) Cape Town: Wool and Wine 

(B) Adelaide: Wheat and Wool 

(C) Perth: Rice and Corn 

(D) San Francisco: Fruts and Wine 

20. The largest postal network in the world is in- 

(A) U.S.A. 

(B) China 

(C) India 

(D) Brazil 

21. 'Khamsin' is a hot and dry local wind experienced in- 

(A) Iran 

(B) Egypt

(C) Nigeria 

(D) Saudi Arabia

22. If it is 6.00 A.M. at greenwich, then it will be 11.00 A.M. at- 

(A) 90° E 

(B) 60° E 

(C) 75° E 

(D) 15° W

23. Which one of the following is most prone to earthquakes ? 

(A) Coastal plains 

(B) Old Shields 

(C) Plateaus 

(D) Young folded mountains 

24. The lowest fertility rate in the world is that of- 

(A) China 

(B) Italy

(C) Sweden 

(D) U.S.A.

25. Of the following pairs of environmental conventions and the years in which they were held, which one is wrong ? 

(A) Kyoto Conference- 1997 

(B) US Conference on Climatic Change- 2007 

(C) World Summit on Sustainable Development-2002 

(D) Stockholm Convention-2003 

26. Which one of the following longitudes along with the Prime Meridian forms a great circle on the globe ? 

(A) 0° 

(B) 90° E

(C) 90° W 

(D) 180°

27. Which one of the following is the biggest shipping canal in the world ?

(A) Kiel Canal

(B) Panama Canal

(C) Soo Canal 

(D) Suez Canal

28. Which country is known as Britain of the South? 

(A) Malaysia 

(B) Fizi

(C) Australia 

(D) New Zealand 

29. Which one of the following may have alien life because of a very conductive environment to life ? 

(A) Jupiter 

(B) Mars 

(C) Europa-The Jupiter's Moon 

(D) Moon-The Earth's Moon 

30. The length of its day and tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of the earth. This is true of- 

(A) Uranus 

(B) Neptune 

(C) Saturn 

(D) Mars 

31. The milky way is classified as- 

(A) Spiral galaxy 

(B) Electrical galaxy

(C) Irregular galaxy 

(D) Round galaxy 

32. The substances present at the centre of the sun are in- 

(A) Solid, liquid and gaseous states 

(B) Liquid state only 

(C) Gaseous state only 

(D) Both liquid and gaseous states

33. Which one of the following is not a member of the Ganga-Mekong Swarnbhoomi Cooperation Project ? 

(A) India 

(B) Bangladesh 

(C) Laos 

(D) Vietnam 

34. Which of the following absorbs part of the insolation and preserves earth's radiated heat 

(A) Oxygen 

(B) Nitrogen

(C) Water Vapour 

(D) Carbon dioxide 

35. The 'Bermuda Triangle' lies in- 

(A) Western North Atlantic ocean 

(B) Eastern South Atlantic ocean 

(C) North Pacific ocean 

(D) South Indian ocean 

36. When it is noon at IST meridian, what would be the local time at 120° East longitude? 

(A) 09.30 

(B) 14.30

(C) 17.30

(D) 20.00

37. Which one of the following is correctly matched ?

(A) Eskimo: Canada 

(B) Oran: Japan 

(C) Lapps: India 

(D) Gonds: Africa

38. The coniferous forests are not found in- 

(A) Amazonia 

(B) Scandinavia

(C) Canada 

(D) Finland

39. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?

(A) Fiji: Suva 

(B) Finland: Oslo 

(C) Guyana: George Town 

(D) Lebanon: Beirut 

40. Which animal is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund ? 

(A) Tiger 

(B) Giant Panda 

(C) Hornbill 

(D) White Bear 

41. Which one of the following is not a cold ocean current ? 

(A) California 

(B) Oyashio 

(C) Kuroshio

(D) Canaries 

42. The maternal mortality rates in Asia are the highest in- 

(A) Bangladesh 

(B) India

(C) Indonesia 

(D) Nepal 

43. The best inland waterways are found in- 

(A) Africa 

(B) North America 

(C) Europe

(D) Australia 

44. Tea is grown in- 

(A) Hot, wet and hilly region 

(B) Flat region 

(C) Winter season 

(D) Very cold region 

45. In terms of longitude, the International Date Line generally follows- 

(A) 90° E 

(B) 90° W

(C) 180° (E or W) 

(D) None of these 

46. Which of the following instruments is used for recording 'Earthquake waves' ?

(A) Barograph 

(B) Hydrograph

(C) Pantograph 

(D) Seismograph

47. Which of the following countries is the chief exporter of copper ? 

(A) Ghana 

(B) Morocco

(C) Zambia 

 (D) South Africa 

48. The shape of our milky way galaxy is- 

(A) Circular 

(B) Spiral

(C) Elliptical 

(D) None of these

49. The innermost layer of the earth is known as- 

(A) Lithosphere 

(B) Mesosphere

(C) Asthenosphere 

(D) Barysphere 

50. A large number of species (Plants) are found within a small unit of area of- 

(A) Mangrove coastal forests

(B) Coniferous temperate forests 

(C) Deciduous monsoon forests 

(D) Wet evergreen equatorial forests 

51. Which of the following is known as the morning star ? 

(A) Saturn 

(B) Jupiter 

(C) Mars

(D) Venus 

52. The seasonal movement of men with its animals in search of pastures is known as- 

(A) Pastoral farming 

(B) Nomadic herding 

(C) Trans humance 

(D) Shifting cultivation 

53. Number of persons expressed in terms of unit area of land is known as- 

(A) Agricultural density 

(B) Economic density 

(C) Physiological density 

(D) Arithmetical density

54. Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system ? 

(A) The earth is the densest of all the planets in our solar system 

(B) The predominant element in the composition of the earth is silicon 

(C) The sun contains 75 percent of the mass of the solar system 

(D) The diameter of the sun is 190 times that of the earth 

55. For short-term climatic predictions, which one of the following events, detected in the last decade, is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the Indian sub-continent ?

(A) El Nino and Southern Oscillations

(B) Movement of Jet streams 

(C) La Nino 

(D) Green house effect on global level 

56. Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights, because clouds- 

(A) Prevent cold waves from the sky from descending on earth 

(B) Reflect back the heat given off by earth 

(C) Produce heat and radiate it towards earth 

(D) Absorb heat from the atmosphere and send it towards earth 

57. Which one of the following weather condi- tions is indicated by a sudden fall in barometer reading ? 

(A) Stormy weather 

(B) Calm weather 

(C) Cold and dry weather 

(D) Hot and sunny weather 

58. Who amongst the following was the first to state that the earth was spherical ? 

(A) Aristotle 

(B) Copernicus

(C) Ptolemy 

(D) Strabo

59. If stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the- 

(A) Equator 

(B) Tropic of cancer

(C) South pole 

(D) North pole

60. The high density of population in Nile Valley and Island of Java is primarily due to- 

(A) Intensive agriculture 

(B) Industrialization 

(C) Urbanization 

(D) Topographic constraints

61. Consider the following statements made about the sedimentary rocks: 

1. Sedimentary rocks are formed at earth's surface by the hydrological system.

2. The formation of sedimentary rocks involves the weathering of pre-existing rocks.

3. Sedimentary rocks contain fossils.

4. Sedimentary rocks typically occur in layers. 

Which of these statements are correct ? 

(A) 1 and 2 

(B) 1 and 4

(C) 2,3 and 4 

(D) 1,2,3 and 4

62. A class of animals known as marsupials is a characteristic feature of- 

(A) Africa 

(B) Australia

(C) South America 

(D) South-East Asia 

63. Identify the correct order of the processes of soil erosion from the following- 

(A) Splash erosion, sheet erosion, rill erosion, gully erosion 

(B) Sheet erosion, splash erosion, gully erosion, rill erosion 

(C) Rill erosion, gully erosion, sheet erosion, splash erosion 

(D) Gully erosion, rill erosion, sheet erosion, splash erosion 

64. Which one of the following rivers falls in a land-locked sea ? 

(A) St. Lawrence 

(B) Niger

(C) Volga 

(D) Danube

65. Which one of the following metals has the highest density ? 

(A) Gold 

(B) Iron

(C) Platinum 

(D) Lead

66. The contact of two air masses differing sharply in humidity originates- 

(A) Tropical cyclones 

(B) Inter tropical convergence 

(C) Temperate cyclones 

(D) Tropospheric instability 

67. The UN Census Bureau has projected world population in 2050 to be around- 

(A) 8850 million 

(B) 9346 million

(C) 8246 million 

(D) 7590 million

68. Which one of the following is a fresh water fish ? 

(A) Pomfret 

(B) Rohu

(C) Sardine 

(D) Salmon

69. More than 90% of the rock forming minerals in the earth's crust consist of- 

(A) Silicates 

(B) Oxides 

(C) Carbonates 

(D) Sulphides and sulphates 

70. Which of the following is the largest island ? 

(A) Sumatra 

(B) Madagascar

(C) Honshu 

(D) Cuba

71. When the Sun is nearest to Earth, Earth is said to be in- 

(A) Aphelion 

(B) Perihelion

(C) Apogee 

(D) Perigee

72. Where is the Doldrums Belt located ? 

(A) Near the Equater 

(B) Near the Poles 

(C) Near the Tropic of Cancer 

(D) Near the Tropic of Capricorn 

73. The most important activity of the Tundra region is- 

(A) Fish farming 

(B) Cattle rearing

(C) Hunting 

(D) Cropping

74. The capital of Nigeria is- 

(A) Sanna 

(B) Abuja

(C) Vienna

(D) Warsaw

75. Which is the poorest country among the following ? 

(A) Sierra Leone 

(B) Uganda

(C) Bangladesh

(D) Somalia 

76. Which is the land of morning calm ? 

(A) Finland 

(B) Korea 

(C) Japan

(D) Thailand

77. Which of the following countries occupies an important place in the world in the production of coffee ? 

(A) Malaysia 

(B) Brazil

(C) Thailand 

(D) Vietnam

78. The correct sequence of the given planets in increasing order of their distance from the Sun is- 

(A) Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter 

(B) Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter 

(C) Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn 

(D) Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn 

79. Water from an artesian well flows up automatically due to- 

(A) Heavy rainfall in region 

(B) Volcanic activity

(C) Hydrostatic pressure 

(D) Geothermal energy 

80. On which particular date, does the sun remain at its shortest distance from the earth ? 

(A) 21st March 

(B) 22nd December

(C) 3rd January 

(D) 4th July


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