Geography Quiz for SSC CGL 2016

1. Which of the following is not a natural disaster?
(a) Earthquakes
(b) Floods
(c) Nuclear Explosion
(d) Volcanic Explosion
2.Assertion (A): Circum-Pacific belt accounts for major percentage share of world’s total earthquakes of varying magnitude and deep focus.
Reason (R): Maximum occurrence of earthquakes along Circum-Pacific belt is caused by divergent motion of tectonic plates and consequent formation of faults. 
Codes  :
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true
3. Hawaii islands are known for active volcanoes because—
(a) They are located in the subuction zone of covering plates
(b) Faults and fractures are found there
(c) They are situated over a hot plume
(d) They are situated on a mild oceanic ridge with rising convective currents
4. Spot the odd one from the following :
(a) Tsunami
(b) Earthquakes
(c) Windmills
(d) Cyclones
5. Which of the following is/are the correct characteristic(s) of primary seismic wave?
(a) It is a longitudinal and compressional wave
(b) It is analogous to sound waves
(c) It travels with faster speed through solids but slowly through liquids
(d) All the above three
6. The Palghat Gap serves inland communications from —
(a) Panaji to Kochi 
(b) Kochi to Chennai 
(c) Mangalore to Mumbai 
(d) Madurai to Thiruvananthapuram
7. Consider the following statements—
The circum Pacific belt is highly prone to the occurrence of earthquakes because it is a zone of:
1. Young folded mountains
2. Active volcanoes
3. Divergent place boundaries
4. Convergent plate boundaries
Which of the statements given above are correct? 
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
8. With which one of the following is the term ‘Maitri’ associated ? 
(a) HYV of rice 
(b) SAARC 
(c) Indo-Russian Treaty 
(d) Antarctica Research Centre
9. The Paithan (Jayakwadi) Hydro-electric project, completed with the help of Japan, is on the river-
(a) Ganga
(b) Cauvery
(c) Narmada
(d) Godavari
10. Match List-I (Technical Terms) with List-II (Definitions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—
List-I List-II
A. Magma Chamber   1.A point on earth’s surface where impact of the                                                                                     earthquake is felt maximum 
B. Epicentre                2.An opening in the earth’s crust through which magma                                                                          flows out
C. Vent                        3.A point below the earth’s surface where earthquake                                                                                originates 
D. Seismic Focus        4.A place below earth’s surface where lava is formed                                                                              and acts as a source of magma outflow.
Code : A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 3 2 1 4
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 4 1 2 3

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