Geography Quiz#01 (World)

1. ‘The Land of the Morning Calm’ is

(a) Japan

(b) Malaysia

(c) Indonesia

(d) Korea

2. Dogger Bank, Rockfall Bank, Wales Bank and Sand Bank

are located in

(a) North West Atlantic

(b) North East Pacific

(c) North East Atlantic

(d) North West Pacific

3. Mid-latitude or temperate forests include the trees of

(a) Rosewood, Mahogany, Rubber

(b) Teak, Sal, Bamboo

(c) Pine, Fir, Spruce

(d) Olive, Maple, Walnut

4. White coal refers to

(a) Hydroelectricity

(b) Petroleum

(c) Uranium

(d) Coal

5. Ladang refers to

(a) Shifting cultivation

(b) Plantation agriculture

(c) Subsistence type of agriculture

(d) Dry farming

6. The countries with the lowest and worst economic conditions

in the world referred to as the ‘Pole of hunger’ are

(a) European Countries

(b) Middle East Countries

(c) Mid-West Countries

(d) South East Asian Countries

7. The countries which are called the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Asia are

(a) China, Japan, Sri Lanka, India

(b) Myanmar, Thailand, Kampuchea and Vietnam

(c) India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mongolia

(d) Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India

8. The metallic minerals are

(a) asbestos, mica, graphite

(b) iron ore, copper, lead

(c) coal, oil, natural gas

(d) salt, potash, sulphur

9. Power minerals are

(a) manganese, platinum, tungsten

(b) mica, potash, sulphur

(c) coal, oil, natural gas

(d) lead, zinc, bauxite

10. Iron ore mining in the former Soviet Union are in

(a) Kiruna

(b) Mesabi and Gogebic

(c) Krivoi Rog and Kerch basin

(d) Lorraine field

11. Mackerel, tuna, herrings, and anchovies belong to _____ type

of fish.

(a) Pelagic

(b) Demersal

(c) Anadromous

(d) Fresh water

12. Cod, haddock, halibut, sole, garoupa and snapper are

(a) major species of Tropical Forests

(b) cattle breeds

(c) fish varieties

(d) Pacific Islands

13. Danube, Dneiper, Don, Volga and Ural rivers are flowing In

(a) North America

(b) Europe

(c) Africa

(d) Australia

14. Cuban economy is based on

(a) fishing

(b) sugarcane cultivation

(c) iron ore mining

(d) dairying

15. Hemp of Mesta, Ramie and Kapok are

(a) food crops

(b) fodder crops

(c) fibre crops

(d) plantation crops

16. Muscovite, Phlogopite and Biotite are

(a) Iron ore varieties

(b) Mica varieties

(c) Coal varieties

(d) Manganese varieties

17. The tropical rain forests in the Amazon basin is known as

(a) Savanna

(b) Prairies

(c) Selvas

(d) Pampas

18. Botswana was formerly known as

(a) Bechuanaland

(b) Bahamas

(c) Barbados

(d) Cameroon

19. Which of the following is the smallest in terms of area?

(a) Vatican City

(b) Monaco

(c) Nauru

(d) San Marino

20. Shifting agriculture is most commonly practised in

(a) forests

(b) deserts

(c) plain areas

(d) grass lands

21. The term Mediterranean agriculture applies to a particular

blend of ______ and activities and ______is confined to

regions encircling the Mediterranean basins.

(a) farming and grazing

(b) farming and fishing

(c) grazing and fishing

(d) fishing and mining

22. Consider the following statements about the ‘Roaring


1. They blow uninterrupted in the Northern and Southern


2. They blow with great strength and constancy

3. Their direction is generally from North-West to East in the

Southern Hemisphere

4. Overcast skies, rain and raw weather are generally associated

with them

Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4

23. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere

from the surface of the Earth upwards is:

(a) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere

(b) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere

(c) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere

(d) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Ionosphere

24. _____ canal lies on one of the world’s largest of trade routes

connecting Europe and Far East.

(a) The Panama

(b) The Suez

(c) The Kiel

(d) The Goth

25. The Earth’s population has _____ since the turn of the


(a) stayed the same

(b) doubled

(c) trebled

(d) multiplied ten times


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