General Geography MCQs

1) One-hour difference in local time between two places is equivalent to a difference of _________
(A) 10° longitude
(B) 15° longitude
(C) 15° latitude
(D) 20° latitude

2) The local time at a place is 6 a.m when the G.M.T is 3 a.m the longitude of that place is __________
(A) 45 degrees east
(B) 45 degrees west
(C) 120 degrees east
(D) 120 degrees west

3) Upto about 50 km from the surface of earth the atmosphere consists of approximately _________
(A) 78% oxygen and 21% nitrogen
(B) 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen
(C) 68% oxygen and 32% nitrogen
(D) 33% oxygen and 66% nitrogen

4) Name the instrument used for measuring humidity
(A) Barometer
(B) Thermometer
(C) Hygrometer
(D) Hydrometer

5) Most of the weather phenomena take place in which of the following layers of the atmosphere?
(A) Stratosphere
(B) Mesosphere
(C) Lonosphere
(D) Troposphere

6) That the earth is rotating on its axis is established by the fact that _________
(A) The moon and stars move in the sky
(B) The earth experiences day and night
(C) The planetary winds are blowing
(D) The time in different parts of the earth is not the same

7) Funnel shaped clouds with violent whirl winds are named as _________
(A) Tsunami
(B) Cirrus
(C) Tornado
(D) Stratus

8) The tropical cyclones often follow the direction of movement from _________
(A) South to north
(B) East to west
(C) West to east
(D) North to south

9) An upper wind system with very high velocities in the stratosphere is called _________
(A) A cyclone
(B) An anticyclone
(C) Monsoon
(D) Jet stream

10) The amount of water vapor (grams) in a given volume of air (cubic metre) is known as
(A) Specific humidity
(B) Relative humidity
(C) Vapor pressure
(D) Absolute humidity


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