SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 31

301. What is the interval between a high tide and neaptide at a given place ?[SSC SCO (Audit) 1997]
A. 12 hours
B. 12 hours 26 minutes
C. 15 hours 30 minutes
D. 24 hours
Answer –B. 12 hours 26 minutes

302. The sea bed sloping gradually and bordering the continent is known as :[SSC CGL Prelim 1999]
A. Coast
B. Continental Shelf
C. Continental Platform
D. Continental Slope
Answer –B. Continental Shelf

303. A special type of well in which water rises automatically under the pressure of a column of water to the ground surface through a hole is known as:[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Artisian well
B. Spring
C. Hot spring
D. Geyser
Answer –A. Artisian well

304. Which of the following oceans has the shape of the English alphabet S ?[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Arctic Ocean
B. Indian Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Pacific Ocean
Answer –C. Atlantic Ocean

305. Which from the following, is a landlocked sea ?[SSC CGL Prelim 2004]
A. Timor Sea
B. Arafura Sea
C. Greenland Sea
D. Aral Sea
Answer –D. Aral Sea

306. A place where there is constant intermingling of salt water and fresh water is ____:[SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2004]
A. Estuary
B. Delta
C. Gulf
D. Bay
Answer –A. Estuary

307. The deepest ocean of the world is: [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2004]
A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Pacific Ocean
Answer –D. Pacific Ocean

308. Tides in the sea have stored in them :[SSC Statistical Investigators Grade–IV 2005]
A. Hydraulic energy
B. Kinetic energy
C. Gravitational potential energy
D. A combination of all the above three forms of energy
Answer –C. Gravitational potential energy

309. The deepest surface depression on the earth is:[SSC CGL Prelim 2005]
A. Kurile Trench
B. Mariana Trench
C. Tonga-Kermadec Trench
D. Bentley Subglacial
Answer –B. Mariana Trench

310. Echo sounding is the technique applied to—[SSC Statistical Investigators Grade–IV 2006]
A. measure the depth of the sea
B. measure the amplitude of sound waves
C. record earthquake waves
D. record the density of air in the atmosphere
Answer –A. measure the depth of the sea

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