World Geography MCQ-168 January 14, 2015admin0 Comments CategoriesWorld Geography Quizzes World Geography MCQ Quiz for TSPSC, RRB, SSC, PSU, CDS, NDA, MPPSC, UPSC Exams Which of the following is not a sedimentary rock? sandstone bituminous coal marble shale Which of the following is not correct regarding nitrogen? The atmosphere contains 78% nitrogen by volume. The key link in the nitrogen cycle is bacterial action. Atmospheric nitrogen is accessible directly to most organisms. Nitrogen is very important to organisms. Which of the following is not part of an ecosystem? Earth’s crust flowers carbon and nitrogen All of these are part of ecosystems. As the rain forest is cleared, the amount of ______ available for organisms to live in is decreased, and this reduces the populations of plants and animals living there habitat; communities communities; habitats niches; communities niches; habitats Which of the following is not part of the hydrologic cycle? transportation erosion sedimentation radioactive decay Which of the following is not produced by normal faulting? the Himalayas the Basin and Range the East Africa Rift Zone the Death Valley Graben Which of the following is NOT true of deep ocean trenches? They are long and narrow depressions. They are sites where plates plunge back into the mantle. They are geologically very stable. They may act as sediment traps.. Which of the following is not true of sun-spots? They can be several times larger than Earth. They can produce flares and prominences. They are brighter than the rest of the Sun’s surface. Their origin and dynamics are not fully understood. Which of the following is not true of the wind? It is initiated by the pressure gradient force. It blows from regions of high pressure to regions of low pressure. The direction of flow can be affected by the rotation of Earth. Air blows from regions of hotter air to regions of colder air. Which of the following is not used to rate an earthquake on the moment magnitude scale? the amount of fault slippage that occurred the size of the subsurface or surface area that ruptured the amount of death and destruction that occurred the nature of the ground materials affected by the quake Which of the following is the fuel for continental drift and plate tectonics? nuclear fusion radioactive decay solar energy chemical reactions in Earth’s core Which of the following is the fuel for continental drift and plate tectonics? nuclear fusion radioactive decay solar energy chemical reactions in Earth’s core Which of the following is the highest mountain range? the Andes the Alps the Himalayas the Rockies Which of the following is true of daily tides? Each day has either a high tide or a low tide. Each day has both a high tide and a low tide. Each day has two high tides and two low tides. Each day may have one or two of each type, depending on location. Which of the following is true of the number of hours of daylight? The number of hours of daylight includes the hours between dawn and twilight, not just the hours from sunrise to sunset. The number of hours of daylight varies depending on the latitude of the observer. The number of hours of daylight varies the most along the equator. The number of hours of daylight varies the least at higher latitudes. Which of the following is true regarding Earth’s axis? The amount of axial tilt fluctuates during the year and forms the basis for seasonal changes. The axis remains parallel to the plane of the ecliptic. Axial tilt is unrelated to the phenomenon of seasonal change. The axis is tilted 23.5 Which of the following is true regarding greenhouse gasses? Carbon dioxide is the only radiatively active gas. Over half of the warming is associated with increasing levels of methane (CH4). Chlorofluorocarbon, so devastating to the ozonosphere, are not of significance to global warming. Carbon dioxide, methane, and CFCs, among others, are radiatively active gases. Which of the following is true regarding the effects of the Coriolis force? The amount of Coriolis deflection is uniform from equator to poles. Coriolis deflection occurs only along parallels, not meridians. The Coriolis force is zero at the poles, increasing to maximum along the equator. The Coriolis force is zero along the equator, increasing to one-half of maximum at 30 Which of the following is true? The Sun is the largest star in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way is part of our Solar System. The Sun produces energy through fusion processes. The Sun is also a planet. Which of the following layers of Earth is liquid and is responsible for producing Earth’s magnetic field? inner core outer core lower mantle aesthenosphere Which of the following layers of Earth is liquid and is responsible for producing Earth’s magnetic field? inner core outer core lower mantle aesthenosphere Which of the following lists is in the correct sequence from younger to older? Holocene, Pleistocene. Pliocene, Miocene Holocene, Precambrian. Cenozoic Paleozoic, Cenozoic, Mesozoic Tertiary, Quaternary, Cretaceous Which of the following lists the correct sequence of divisions in the geologic time scale, -from largest to smallest? era, eon, epoch, period eon, era, period, epoch epoch, era, eon, period period, eon, era, epoch Which of the following matches is correct relative to air circulation? anticyclone = low pressure center cyclone = high pressure center cyclone = clockwise circulation in the Southern Hemisphere anticyclone = counterclockwise circulation in the Northern Hemisphere Which of the following matches is incorrect relative to air circulation? anticyclone = high pressure center cyclone = low pressure center anticyclone = clockwise circulation in the Southern Hemisphere cyclone = counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere Loading … TopicsAPPSCB.Ed.