1500+ Indian Geography GK Questions and World Geography GK Questions

Geography GK Questions play a very important role in almost every competitive exam and if you have the grip on this subject then it increases your chances of cracking. With our comprehensive Geography GK Questions covering both Indian Geography GK Questions as well as World Geography GK Questions get an edge over all your competitions.

61. The asteroids revolve round the Sun in between?

    A) Earth and Mars
    B) Mars and Jupiter
    C) Jupiter and Saturn
    D) Saturn and Uranus

Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are small, rocky fragments left over from the formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Most of this ancient space rubble can be found orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.

62. Which of the following is called the twin of the earth ?

    A) Neptune
    B) Mars
    C) Venus
    D) Saturn

Venus is the second planet from the sun and a close neighbor to the earth. It was named after the Roman Goddess of Beauty. Venus is usually one the brightest objects in the sky, which might be the reason it got its name. It is quite similar to the planet earth mainly in its size and a few other characteristics which is why it is often considered the Earth’s twin.

63. Which planet in our solar system is nearly as big as the earth ?

    A) Venus
    B) Mercury
    C) Uranus
    D) Mars

Venus is often referred to as our sister planet because of similarities in size, mass, density and volume. It is believed that both planets share a common origin forming at the same time out of a condensing nebulosity around 4.5 billion years ago.

64. The Grand Canyon is located on the

    A) Rhine River
    B) Colorado River
    C) Tapi River
    D) Niger River

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, and the Havasupai Tribe.

65. The deposits of the ancient Tethys Sea were folded to form the?

    A) Alps
    B) Himalayas
    C) Rockies
    D) Andes

Around 200 million years ago (also known as the Middle Permian Period), an extensive sea stretched along the latitudinal area presently occupied by the Himalayas. This sea was named the Tethys. Around this period, the super continent Pangaea began to gradually split into different land masses and move apart in different directions.

66. Marble is the metamorphosed form of?

    A) Shale
    B) Basalt
    C) Limestone
    D) Sandstone

Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of re-crystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. . Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone

67. What is the scale used for measuring the intensity of the earthquake?

    A) Mercalli intensity scale
    B) Metric scale
    C) Centigrade scale
    D) Richter Scale

Mercalli intensity scale measures the intensity of the earthquake.Magnitude and Intensity measure different characteristics of earthquakes. Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake. Intensity measures the strength of shaking produced by the earthquake at a certain location.

68. Which one of the following rivers forms an estuary ?

    A) Ganga
    B) Brahmaputra
    C) Mahanadi
    D) Tapti

Tapti river empties into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, forming an estuary. It is fed by monsoon rains. The seaport of Surat is located in the estuary.

69. Speed of wind is measured by?

    A) Barometer
    B) Thermometer
    C) Hygrometer
    D) Anemometer

An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind, and is used to describe any airspeed measurement instrument used in meteorology or aerodynamics

70. Ozone-hole in the atmosphere is largely caused by the presence of

    A) Oxygen
    B) Hydrogen
    C) Chloro-floro-carbon
    D) Carbondioxide

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other halogenated ozone depleting substances (ODS) are mainly responsible for man-made chemical ozone depletion.

71. Where does most of the weather phenomena take place?

    A) Ionosphere
    B) Stratosphere
    C) Tropopause
    D) Troposphere

Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather refers, generally, to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time.

72. When does the moon come between the Sun and earth?

    A) Lunar eclipse
    B) Solar eclipse
    C) Sidereal day
    D) Full moon day

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses only part of the Sun is obscured.

73. Where is the Great Barrier Reef located ?

    A) Pacific Ocean
    B) Indian Ocean
    C) Atlantic Ocean
    D) Artic Ocean

The Great Barrier Reef is located off the northeastern coast of Queensland, Australia in the Coral Sea in the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. It is the world’s largest coral reef system, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres

74. In a solar or lunar eclipse, the region of earth’s shadow is divided into

    A) Five parts
    B) Four parts
    C) Two parts
    D) Three parts

In a solar or lunar eclipse, the region of earth’s shadow is divided into three parts. An eclipse occurs when a star (such as Sun) aligns with two celestial bodies, such as a planet and a moon. The closer body casts a shadow that intersects the more distant body. This means that “things get dark.”

75. The science of map-making is?

    A) Cartography
    B) Geography
    C) Carpology
    D) Geology

Cartography (chartes or charax = sheet of papyrus (paper) and graphein = to write) is the study and practice of making maps.

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