Physical Geography GK MCQs

Questions and Answers Type:MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
Topic:General Knowledge.
Sub-topic:Physical Geography.
Number of Questions:5 Questions with Answers.

Physical Geography MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with answers for various state exams and UPSC civil services, SSC, banking, MPSC, UPPSC, MPPSC etc. Exams. Learn and prepare Objective type Questions on Physical Geography.

1. Which type of volcanic eruption has caused Deccan Trap formations?

  1. Flood.
  2. Composite.
  3. Mid Ocean Ridge.
  4. Caldera.

Answer: (a) Flood.

Solution: The Deccan Traps in India is a much larger flood basalt province. The Flood Basalt volcanoes outpour highly fluid lava that flows for long distances.

2. Which of the following is not an intrusive form of volcanoes?

  1. Batholith.
  2. Lacolith.
  3. Sill.
  4. Cinder Cone.

Answer: (d) Cinder Cone.

Solution: The intrusive forms of volcanoes are sill, dyke, laccolith, batholiths, lopolith, phytolith, etc.

3. "The continental drift theory" is given by

  1. Abraham Ortelius.
  2. Antonio Pellegrini.
  3. Alfred Wegener.
  4. Bullard.

Answer: (c) Alfred Wegener.

Solution: Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist, put forth a comprehensive argument in "the continental drift theory" in 1912.

4. Which of the following is not included in the continental margin?

  1. Deep oceanic trenches.
  2. Continental shelf.
  3. Continental rise.
  4. Continental sediment.

Answer: (d) Continental sediment.

Solution: The continental margin is the portion between the continental shore and the deep sea basin. It includes continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise, and deep oceanic trenches.

5. Which of the following is a major plate?

  1. Cocos.
  2. Nazca.
  3. Pacific.
  4. Philippine.

Answer: (c) Pacific.

Solution: The major plates are Antarctica, North America, South America, Pacific, India-Australia-New Zealand plate, and Eurasia while the minor plates are Cocos, Nazca, Arabian, Philippine, Caroline, and Fuji.