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. What percentage of planetary water is found in the ocean?

  1. 65 percent.
  2. 71 percent.
  3. 90 percent.
  4. 45 percent.

Answer: (b) 71 percent.

Solution: In the ocean, about 71 percent of the planetary water is found, and the remaining water is held as freshwater in glaciers and ice caps, groundwater sources, lakes, soil moisture, atmosphere, streams, etc.

2. Which of the following is the minor relief feature of the ocean floors?

  1. Guyots.
  2. Continental slope.
  3. Oceanic trenches.
  4. Deep sea plains.

Answer: (a) Guyots.

Solution: The minor relief features of the ocean floors are mid-oceanic ridges, seamounts, submarine canyons, guyots, and atolls.

3. The salinity of ocean water is expressed in

  1. ppm.
  2. ppt.
  3. gpm.
  4. gpt.

Answer: (b) ppt.

Solution: Salinity is the term used to define the total content of dissolved salts in seawater. It is usually expressed as parts per thousand or ppt.

4. The earth reaches its aphelion in

  1. January.
  2. October.
  3. September.
  4. July.

Answer: (d) July.

Solution: The earth is farthest away from the sun, at the aphelion point, which is two weeks after the summer solstice. It usually falls in early July.

5. A tropical cyclone in the Atlantic is called as

  1. Cyclone.
  2. Willy-willy.
  3. Typhoon.
  4. Hurricane.

Answer: (d) Hurricane.

Solution: A tropical cyclone is known by a different name in different regions. They are (1) cyclones in the Indian Ocean, (2) Hurricanes in the Atlantic, (3) Typhoons in Western Pacific and South China sea, and (4) Willy-willy in Western Australia.