Quiz 471 – Practice Paper (Physical Geography)

1. What kind of lake is Lake Superior?

(a) A man-made lake

(b) A ribbon lake

(c) A cut-off

(d) Glacially scoured lake


2. Which of the rocks listed below is an example of a plutonic rock?

(a) Lava

(b) Breccia

(c) Granite

(d) Feldspar


3. Which of the following areas is NOT a tropical desert?

(a) Sind Desert

(b) Kalahari Desert

(c) South Arabia Desert

(d) Gobi Desert


4. Which of the following is primarily responsible for redistributing heat across the earth’s surface?

(a) Advection

(b) Convection

(c) Conduction

(d) Radiation


5. The main reason why sunlight at high altitudes is very intense is because

(a) Mountainous regions are zones of descending air.

(b) Humidity is excessively low.

(c) Mountainous regions are nearer to the sun than lowland areas.

(d) The air is thinner or contains fewer impurities.


6. Assertion (A): The Sunlight warms your face without actually warming the air.

Reason (R): The energy transferred from the sun to your face is called radiant energy.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and r are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


7. Which of the following gases has the least percentage (by volume) in dry air?

(a) Argon

(b) Ozone

(c) Carbon dioxide

(d) Water vapour


8. Assertion (A): The surface temperatures on Mars are very low.

Reason (R): The Martian atmosphere is very thin.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and r are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


9. Which of the regions has extensive areas of deciduous temperate forest?

(a) North-West Europe

(b) South-West Africa

(c) Northern Australia

(d) South-East Asia.


10. Still like roots occur in which of the following vegetation regions

(a) Desert

(b) Taiga

(c) Equatorial

(d) Savanna


11. Baobab tree is commonly found in which of the following region

(a) The Savanna lands.

(b) The mixed evergreen woodlands of the Mediterranean

(c) The Taiga zone

(d) Equatorial forest region


12. Which of the following statements about rias and fiords are correct?

  1. They both occur in the tropics.
  2. They are both drowned valleys.
  3. They both occur along coastlines of submergence.

Select the answers from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.



  1. (d) Most of the portion of USA and Canada was covered with ice during Ice age.
  2. (c)
  3. (d) Gobi Desert in the continental interior of mid latitude, and characterized by extreme temperatures.
  4. (a)
  5. (d) Since at high altitudes air is thin the amount of water vapour and particles are less, therefore, the insolation reaches the earth unobstructed, and thus sunlight is intense.
  6. (a)
  7. (b)
  8. (a)
  9. (a) Natural vegetation of North-West Europe is deciduous because trees have adapted in order to protect themselves from winter snow and frost.
  10. (c) Stilt like roots evolve to support the mechanical load of the heavy trees found in equatorial tropical rainforests, and in mangrove forests.
  11. (a)
  12. (c) Submergence of a coastal river valley by a rise in sea-level.

Also Read:

Quiz 468 – Practice Paper (History)

Quiz 466 – Practice Paper (Science and Tech)

Quiz 464 – Practice Paper (Indian Culture)

Quiz 463 – Practice Paper (Indian Polity)

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