World Geography GK Quiz-4

World Geography GK Quiz-4

World Geography Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on World Geography for competitive examinations.

    Question: The Eskimos live in

    (1) Finland and Norway
    (2) Norway and Siberia
    (3) Siberia and Sweden
    (4) Canada and Alaska
    Answer: (4) Canada and Alaska
    Eskimos or Inuit–Yupik peoples are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the
    circumpolar region from eastern Siberia, across Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. There are two main groups that are referred to as Eskimo: Yupik and Inuit. In Canada and Greenland, the term Eskimo has fallen out of favour, as it is sometimes considered pejorative and has been replaced by the term Inuit.

    Question: Maoris is the term used for the aboriginal people of

    (1) Fiji
    (2) New Zealand
    (3) South America
    (4) Tasmania
    Answer: (2) New Zealand
    The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. The Maori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages at some time between 1250 and 1300 CE.

    Question: Which of the following is the Third largest country in population after China and India ?

    (1) Bangladesh
    (2) United States of America
    (3) Indonesia
    (4) Japan
    Answer: (2) United States of America
    United States is the third largest country in terms of population after China and India.

    Question: The term ‘Kraal’ is used for 

    (1) House of Masai herder
    (2) Fenced villages of Masai herder
    (3) Cattle shed of the Kikuyus 
    (4) Tent of the Kirghiz
    Answer: (2) Fenced villages of Masai herder
    ‘Kraal’ refers to a term cognate to ‘corral’, used in an African village, sometimes for a cattle-pen or enclosure surrounded by a thorn-fence.

    Question: The ‘Masai’ is a primitive tribe of

    (1) Angola 
    (2) Botswana
    (3) Nigeria 
    (4) Tanzania
    Answer: (4) Tanzania
    The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. Livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep are the primary source of income for the Maasai.

    Question: Kimono is a dress style of which Asian Country ?

    (1) Japan 
    (2) Korea
    (3) Laos 
    (4) China
    Answer: (1) Japan 
    The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment that is most often worn by women, and on special occasions. It is in form of full-length robes that is always used in important festival or formal moments. It is the representative of polite and very formal clothing.

    Question: Which one of the following tribes practices pastoral nomadism ?

    (1) Boro 
    (2) Masai
    (3) Pygmies 
    (4) Eskimo
    Answer: (3) Pygmies 
    Pygmies are nomadic hunter-gatherers who live in the equatorial rainforests of central Africa as well as parts of southeast Asia. They are nomadic, and obtain their food through a mix of foraging, hunting, fishing, and trading with inhabitants of neighboring villages. Their cultural identity is very closely tied to the rainforest, as are their spiritual and religious views.

    Question: Yellow complexion, Medium stature, Oblique eye with an epicanthic fold are the characterstic features of:

    (1) Mangoloid 
    (2) Negroid
    (3) Australoids 
    (4) Cancosoid
    Answer: (1) Mangoloid 
    As per Sir Herbert Risley’s classification of Indian races, the Mongoloids are of short stature, yellow in complexion, have medium broad nose, flat face, and oblique eyes with an epicanthic fold. Their representatives are the Kinnets of Lahul-Spiti and Kullu, the Lepchas, and Bhutias of Sikkim, and the Tharus of the Tarai region of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

    Question: What do you mean by ‘Density of Population’?

    (1) Ratio of people living below poverty line to total population
    (2) Number of persons live per square kilometre
    (3) Number of persons in a city 
    (4) Number of persons living per kilometre
    Answer: (2) Number of persons live per square kilometre
    For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area, usually quoted per square kilometer or square mile. The world’s population is around 7,000,000,000 and Earth’s total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers (197,000,000 sq. mi.). Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,000,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 13.7 per km2 (35 per sq. mi).

    Question: The polar regions are sparsely populated because of

    (1) lack of minerals
    (2) unsuitable climatic conditions
    (3) infertile land
    (4) mountainous topography
    Answer: (2) unsuitable climatic conditions
    The population density is low in polar regions because the climate is too cold and harsh for people to survive there. The polar regions such as the Arctic and Antarctica are the coldest places on the earth with little or no vegetation to support the resident population. Most of the polar regions are cold deserts.

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