Physical Geography (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1999]
List I (Timber)
A. Cedar
B. Douglas Fir
C. Mahogany
D. Teak
List II (Country)
2. Canada
3. Mexico
4. Honduras

2. In the context of the affairs of which of the following is the phrase "Special Safeguard Mechanisms" mentioned in the news frequently? [2010]

3. Consider the following statements: [2000]
1. Tides are of great help in navigation and fishing.
2. High tide enables big ships to enter or leave the harbour safely
3. Tide prevents siltation in the harbours
4. Kandla and Diamond Harbour are tidal ports
Which of these statements are correct?

4. A meteor is: [1995]

5. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R): [1996]
Assertion (A): Mangroves are very specialised forest eco-systems of tropical and sub-tropical regions bordering certain sea coasts.
Reason (R): They stabilise the shoreline and act as bulwark against encroachments by sea.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

6. When Leander Paes won the "mixed doubles" at the US Open in the year 2008, who of the following was his partner? [2009]

7. Which one of the following stars is nearest to the Earth? [1997]

8. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere from the surface of the Earth upwards is: [1998]

9. Stiglitz Commission established by the President of the United Nations General Assembly was in the international news. The commission was supposed to deal with [2010]

10. In the earth's direction of rotation is reversed, what should be the 1ST when it is noon at the International Date Line? [1997]

General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
2. World Geography -Test-02
3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
16. INM-Test-01
17. INM-Test-02
18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
20. INM-Test-05
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