World Geography GK Quiz-9

World Geography GK Quiz-9

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

    Question: Which one of the following countries is smaller than India?

    (1) China 
    (2) Brazil
    (3) Canada 
    (4) Agrentina
    Answer: (4) Agrentina
    Land Area of China: 9,569,901 km2; Brazil: 8,459,417 km2; Canada: 9,093,507 km2; India:
    2,973,193 km2; and Argentina: 2,736,690 km2. 

    Question: Which of the following is not an Arab country?

    (1) Israel 
    (2) Syria
    (3) Jordan 
    (4) Lebanon
    Answer: (1) Israel 
    The Arab world consists of the Arabic-speaking states and populations in North Africa, Western Asia and elsewhere which comprises the 22 states and territories of the Arab League stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. Israel is a non-Arab country which has been embroiled in conflicts with these nations since the 1950s.

    Question: The city of Rome is situated on the bank of river

    (1) Danube 
    (2) Tiber
    (3) Rhine 
    (4) Elbe
    Answer: (2) Tiber
    Rome is the capital of Italy, located in the centralwestern portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Tiber is the thirdlongest river in Italy. It rises at Mount Fumaiolo in central Italy and flows in a generally southerly direction past Perugia and Rome to meet the sea at Ostia.

    Question: Male is the capital of

    (1) Mongolia 
    (2) Monaco
    (3) Maldives 
    (4) Mauritius
    Answer: (3) Maldives 
    Male s the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. Traditionally it was the King's Island, from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was also called Mahal.

    Question: The world's wettest continent is :

    (1) Asia
    (2) Europe
    (3) North America
    (4) South America
    Answer: (4) South America
    The wettest continent, with plenty of rain forests is South America. The driest continent is clearly Australia, with a Bowen ratio of about 2, followed by Africa, which contains the Sahara and Kalahari deserts. The wettest continents are South America and Europe with a Bowen Ratio of about 0.6. North America is also a relatively wet continent with a Bowen ratio significantly less than 1.0.

    Question: Which one of the following pairs is wrongly matched?

    Place — Location
    (1) Trafalgar Square — London
    (2) Red Square — Moscow
    (3) Tiananmen Square — Beijing
    (4) Tahrir Square — Abu Dhabi
    Answer: (4) Tahrir Square — Abu Dhabi
    Tahrir Square, also known as “Martyr Square”, is a major public town square in Downtown Cairo. Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak.

    Question: Match the two lists given below:

    a. London
    b. Vatican City
    c. Moscow
    d. New York
    (i) St. Peter’s Square
    (ii) Times Square
    (iii) Trafalgar Square
    (iv) Red Square
    (1) a-(ii), b-(iv), c-(iii), d-(i)
    (2) a-(iii), b-(i), c-(iv), d-(ii)
    (3) a-(iv), b-(ii), c-(i), d-(iii)
    (4) a-(i), b-(iii), c-(ii), d-(iv)
    Answer: (2)
    St. Peter’s Square: Vatican City, Times Square: Manhattan, New York City, Trafalgar Square: central London and Red Square: a city square in Moscow.

    Question: What is called as the ‘Roof’ of the World ?

    (1) Indira Point 
    (2) Kanchenjunga
    (3) Pamir Knot 
    (4) Indira Col
    Answer: (3) Pamir Knot 
    The Pamir Mountains are a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction or knot of the
    Himalayas, Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world’s highest mountains and since Victorian times they have been known as the “Roof of the World” a probable translation from the Persian.

    Question: Which one of the following countries is known as the “Land of Thunderbolt?

    (1) Belgium 
    (2) Nepal
    (3) Bhutan 
    (4) Bolivia
    Answer: (3) Bhutan 
    Bhutan is a country located up in the mountain ranges and thus, experiences thunderbolts on a regular basis. Thunder and lightning are frequent there in the mountains.

    Question: The capital of Rawanda is :

    (1) Libreville 
    (2) Bogota
    (3) Kigali 
    (4) Copenhagen
    Answer: (3) Kigali 
    Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962. It is situated near the geographic centre of the nation.

    Question: Rand is the currency of :

    (1) Namibia 
    (2) Iran
    (3) Romania 
    (4) Norway
    Answer: (1) Namibia 
    The rand is the currency of South Africa and the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. Although Namibia withdrew from this union, the rand is still legal tender there. Though Namibia, at present, uses the Namibian Dollar this is linked on a one to one exchange with the South African Rand. The Rand is legal tender in Namibia.

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