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world geography QUESTIONS

Exam Nameworld geography QUESTIONS
Descriptionworld geography QUESTIONS and Answers exams contains the questions from various competitive exams.These questions are the part of previous year paper.These kind of questions would be helpful in preparing for exams like IAS, PCS, UPSC, NDA, CDS SSC, RRB, PSC, IBPS
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Question: If the water surrounding the land man lives on is called the hydrosphere, what is the rocky crust of the earth on which we live called?

Answer:Lithosphere


Question: What do contours on maps indicate?

Answer:Heights of land above the sea


Question: What do isobars indicate?

Answer:The atmospheric pressure in a particular area.


Question: What is the temperature of the sun approximately?

Answer:6000 degrees F


Question: What is Cash-Crop ?

Answer:A crop that is not a food crop; it is grown for sale to manufactures who convert it into products


Question: What are the Selvas?

Answer:Hot, wet equatorial evergreen forests


Question: Which is the most densely populated continent?

Answer:Europe


Question: Which is the busiest ocean of the world in normal times?

Answer:Atlantic


Question: How are alluvial plains formed?

Answer:By rivers depositing their sand and silt on the land during floods.


Question: What is the largest gorge in the world?

Answer:Grand Canyon, USA


Question: How did the Atlantic get its name?

Answer:From the lost continent Atlantis


Question: What is stock farming?

Answer:Cattle-rearing


Question: What is the difference between a gulf and a bay?

Answer:Both are part of the sea that extend considerable into the land, but bay usually has a wider entrance than a gulf.


Question: What is a typhoon called in the Atlantic?

Answer:A hurricane


Question: In which part of the world would you find cyclones?

Answer:The Indian Ocean and its littoral


Question: What is the distance around the earth at the Equator?

Answer:18,600 km


Question: What have Humboldt, Benguela and Kuro Siwo in common?

Answer:All are ocean currents.


Question: What is loess?

Answer:A fine dust that covers the land in interior China.


Question: What is a more precise geographical name for a tableland?

Answer:A plateau


Question: Which expedition was the first to sail round the world and conclusively prove that the Earth is round?

Answer:Magellan's Victoria.