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 of the following is not the type of front?

  1. Occluded.
  2. Stationary.
  3. Moving.
  4. Warm.

Answer: (c) Moving.

Solution: The boundary zone between the two different air masses is called a front. There are four types of fronts. They are cold, warm, stationary, and occluded.

2. The sub-tropical high normally occurred in

  1. Near the equator.
  2. Near the tropic of cancer.
  3. Near the arctic circle.
  4. Near the antarctic circle.

Answer: (b) Near the tropic of cancer.

Solution: The ITCZ (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) is found near the equator, and the sub-tropical high is found near the tropic of cancer in the northern hemisphere and near the tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. The polar easterlies are found near both poles of the earth.

3. Condensation of water is influenced by

  1. Temperature.
  2. Quantity of water.
  3. Surface area of water.
  4. Shape of water container.

Answer: (a) Temperature.

Solution: Condensation is the process of transformation of water vapour into water. It is influenced by the volume of air, temperature, pressure, and humidity.

4. The ideal condition for the formation of dew is

  1. Cloudy sky.
  2. Low relative humidity.
  3. Calm air.
  4. Cold and short night.

Answer: (c) Calm air.

Solution: The dew is formed when the water vapour is deposited in the form of water droplets on cooler surfaces of solid objects such as stones, grass, and plant leaves. The ideal condition for the formation of the dew is a clear sky, calm air, high relative humidity, and a cold and long night.

5. The highest cloud in the sky is

  1. Cirrus.
  2. altostratus.
  3. Stratocumulus.
  4. Nimbostratus.

Answer: (a) Cirrus.

Solution: The types based on their height are (1) High cloud- cirrus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, (2) Middle cloud- altostratus, altocumulus, (3) Low clouds- stratocumulus, nimbostratus.