World Geography GK Questions and Answers


Questions and Answers Type:MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
Main Topic:General Knowledge.
General Knowledge Sub-topic:World Geography.
Number of Questions:5 Questions with Answers.
Directions: In the following world geography general knowledge questions, four answers are given, and only one answer is correct. Read the questions and choose the correct answers. If you want to check the answer, click on the answer button and know the correct answer with an explanation.

1. Where are most of the earth’s active volcanoes concentrated?

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Africa
  4. Europe

Answer: (b) Pacific Ocean

Solution: Most volcanoes are found along a belt, called the “Ring of Fire”, that encircles the Pacific Ocean. About 60% of all active volcanoes occur at the boundaries between tectonic plates, which are located in the Pacific Ocean.

2. Which country is the world’s largest archipelago?

  1. Indonesia
  2. Malaysia
  3. Japan
  4. Maldives

Answer: (a) Indonesia

Solution: Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. It consists of five major islands and about 30 smaller groups. There is a total number of 17,508 islands, of which about 6000 are inhabited.

3. Where is the deepest trench of the world ‘The Mariana Trench’ is located?

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Arctic Ocean
  4. Atlantic Ocean

Answer: (b) Pacific Ocean

Solution: The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east as well as south of the Mariana Islands. The trench is about 2,550 kilometres in length and only 69 kilometres in width.

4. What is the source of the River Nile?

  1. Lake Tanganyika
  2. Lake Nassir
  3. Lake Chad
  4. Lake Victoria

Answer: (d) Lake Victoria

Solution: The White Nile begins at Lake Victoria near Jinja. It is Africa's largest lake, which touches the countries of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

5. Which one is the largest lake in the world?

  1. Superior
  2. Lake Victoria
  3. Caspian Sea
  4. Lake Huron

Answer: (c) Caspian Sea

Solution: The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world and accounts for 40 to 44% of the total lake waters of the world. It is considered as world's largest lake. The coastlines of the Caspian are shared by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.