Saturday, September 08, 2012


જનરલ નોલેજ પ્રશ્નોત્તરી  
1. Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?
a) Robert Walpole
b) Amundson
c) Robert Peary
d) none of these
2. Which of the following cities are situated on the banks of river ‘Tigris’?
a) Sharjah
b) Baghdad
c) Dubai
d) London
3. Which of the following is not an island?
a) Greenland
b) Ireland
c) Cuba
d) Sweden
4. Which of the following places is called the ‘Land of Golden Pagoda’?
a) Japan
b) Thailand
c) Myanmar
d) Java
5. Which of the following places are connected by the Adam’s bridge?
a) Israel and Jerusalem
b) Amman and Damascus
c) Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
d) Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar
6. Which of the following represent the International Date Line?
a) 1000 meridian
b) 00 meridian
c) 1800 meridian
d) 900 meridian
7. Excessively dry climate with very cold temperature throughout the year correspond to which of the following?
a) Arctic deserts
b) Tundra
c) Alpine meadows
d) Antarctica
8. Which one of the following is a cold current?
a) Gulf stream
b) Kuroshio
c) Benguela
d) Brazil
9. The disintegration and decomposition of rocks is known as
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) denudation
d) mass washing
10. What are the tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal called?
a) hurricanes
b) typhoons
c) depressions
d) tornadoes
11. Which of the following is the only latitude that forms a great circle?
a) The Equator
b) The Arctic circle
c) The Antarctic circle
d) The Tropic of Cancer
12. Which of the following is the most ideal condition for chemical weathering?
a) hot and humid
b) hot and dry
c) cold and dry
d) cold and humid
13. If two points are placed just on either side of the International Date Line, the difference in time between these two points will approximately be how many hours?
a) 12 hours
b) 18 hours
c) 24 hours
d) nil
14. Which one of the following rivers flows near Paris?
a) Rhine
b) Volga
c) Danube
d) Thames
15. The Pacific Ocean was so named by
a) Bartholomew Diaz
b) Magellan
c) Vasco da Gama
d) Columbus


1. Amundson
2. Baghdad
3. Sweden
4. Myanmar
5. Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar
6. 1800 meridian
7. Antarctica
8. Benguela
9. weathering
10. depressions
11. the Equator
12. hot and humid
13. 24 hours
14. Rhine
15. Magellan

1. In northern hemisphere, the wind blowing from the Horse latitude to the Doldrums is called?
a) Westerly wind
b) Trade wind
c) Polar Easterly wind
d) jet stream
2. What is the maximum length of a day on the poles?
a) 12 hours
b) 24 hours
c) 3 months
d) six months
3. Which one of the following latitudes forms a great circle?
a) 00
b) 23 ½ 0
c) 66 ½ 0
d) 900
4. The International Date Line is located in the
a) Pacific Ocean
b) Atlantic ocean
c) Indian ocean
d) Arctic ocean
5. Which one of the following is a volcano located in Italy?
a) Vesuvius
b) Mauna Loa
c) Krakotao
d) Stromboli
6. Dark skin shields the body from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiations. Therefore which of the following regions are inhabited by people with darker skin?
a) Tropical regions
b) Temperate regions
c) desert regions
d) forest regions
7. Which one of the following is not a form of precipitation?
a) hail
b) snowfall
c) rainfall
d) fog
8. What term is used to refer to the process in which the fertile part of the soil is dissolved in water and washed away?
a) effusing
b) decaying
c) leaching
d) eroding
9. Which one of the following is known as the Pearl City?
a) Cochin
b) Tuticorin
c) Rameswaram
d) Masulippatanam
10. Who was the first navigator who had sailed around the earth and proved that the shape of earth is round?
a) James Cook
b) Ferdinand Magellan
c) Ptolemy
d) Vasco da Gama


1. Trade wind
2. 6 months
3. 00
4. Pacific Ocean
5. Vesuvius
6. Tropical regions
7. Fog
8. eroding
9. Tuticorin
10. Ferdinand Magellan

1. What are clouds with vertical development called?
a) cirrus
b) stratus
c) cirrocumulus
d) cumulo-nimbus
2. Which of the following is a feature formed by rivers?
a) moraine
b) inselberg
c) cirque
d) meander
3. What is the study of spatial distribution of plants and animals called?
a) zoogeography
b) biogeography
c) plant geography
d) ecology
4. The Himalayan rivers are
a) monsoon fed
b) snow-fed
c) ephemeral
d) seasonal
5. Rhine valley in France is known for mineral deposits of
a) Bauxite
b) copper
c) Nickel
d) Zinc
6. Which of the following are linked by the Panama Canal?
a) Atlantic Ocean and Pacific ocean
b) Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean
c) Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
d) Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea
7. Which of the following was absent in the atmosphere of the primitive earth?
a) oxygen
b) carbon dioxide
c) nitrogen
d) ammonia
8. Which one of the following is responsible for the change of seasons over the surface of earth?
a) rotation of earth
b) revolution of earth
c) inclination of earth
d) declination of earth
9. When the wind is deflected due to the rotation of the earth, it is called as
a) geotropic wind
b) polar wind
c) Westerlies
d) Trade winds
10. Which one of the following is most destructive?
a) Tornado
b) cyclone
c) typhoon
d) Willy Willy
11. By what name is the saline-desert-cum-marsh known in India?
a) Dhand
b) kaher
c) lagoon
d) rann
12. Seasonal variation is the least in
a) In the Arctic Circle
b) At 45 0 N latitude
c) in the Tropic of Cancer
d) At the Equator
13. The equatorial radius of the earth is approximately
a) 7000 km
b) 6000 km
c) 5000 km
d) 4000 km
14. The speed of rotation of the earth is the highest
a) along the Equator
b) Along the tropic of cancer
c) along the Arctic circle
d) at the North pole
15. Which one of the following rocks is a metamorphic equivalent of sandstone?
a) marble
b) quartzite
c) Gneiss
d) Granite


1. Cirrocumulus
2. meander
3. biogeography
4. snow-fed
5. bauxite
6. Atlantic ocean and Pacific ocean
7. Oxygen
8. revolution of earth
9. geotropic wind
10. cyclone
11. rann
12. in the Arctic circle
13. 6000 km
14. at the North Pole
15. Quartzite

1. Which of the following is the deepest lake?
a) Caspian sea
b) Lake Baikal
c) Lake Superior
d) Lake Victoria
2. Which of the following is the area most susceptible to earthquakes?
a) Himalayan belt
b) Circum-Pacific belt
c) Mexican belt
d) Mediterranean belt
3. What is the time difference between each longitude?
a) 6 minutes
b) 4 minutes
c) 5 minutes
d) 8 minutes
4. Which atmospheric layer lies closely above the troposphere?
a) mesosphere
b) ionosphere
c) chemosphere
d) stratosphere
5. The time period of a pendulum on moon
a) remains the same
b) decreases
c) increases
d) becomes zero
6. Which of the following pairs of seas are connected by the Suez Canal?
a) Atlantic-Pacific
b) Indian-Pacific
c) Mediterranean –Red
d) Mediterranean – Black
7. Which one of the following regions is the most suitable for the cultivation of citrus fruits?
a) Equatorial region
b) Mediterranean region
c) polar region
d) tundra region
8. Who is a cartographer?
a) one who pulls a cart
b) one who makes cartoons
c) one who writes travel stories
d) one who plots maps
9. What are the lines drawn on a weather map joining places having the same temperature called?
a) isotopes
b) isobars
c) isotherms
d) isometers
10. Which of the following is the youngest mountain range in the world?
a) Alps
b) Andes
c) Aravallis
d) Himalayas


1. Lake Baikal
2. Circum-Pacific belt
3. 4 minutes
4. stratosphere
5. increases
6. Mediterranean –Red
7. Mediterranean region
8. one who plots maps
9. isotherms
10. Himalayas