SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 40

391. “Tsunami” is the name given to which of the following?[SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
A. Earthquake
B. Cyclone
C. Tidal Waves
D. Undersea Waves
Answer –D. Undersea Waves

392. A stretch of sea water, partly or fully separated by a narrow strip from the main sea is called: [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2016]
A. Bay
B. Isthmus
C. Lagoon
D. Strait
Answer –C. Lagoon

393. Laterite soil develops as a result of :[SSC CGL Prelim 2000]
A. deposits of alluvial
B. deposits of loess
C. leaching
D. continued vegetation cover
Answer –C. leaching

394. The soil water which is of the greatest importance to the plant life is:[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Gravitational water
B. Capillary water
C. Hygroscopic water
D. Combined water
Answer –B. Capillary water

395. The colour of loamy soil is:[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2001]
A. Greenish brown
B. Bluish green
C. Yellowish brown
D. Blackish brown
Answer –D. Blackish brown

396. Laterite soils are found in area where–[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2003]
A. normal temperature and rain fall is less
B. temperature is high and rainfall is heavy
C. temperature is low and rainfall is nominal
D. temperature is high and rainfall is normal
Answer –B. temperature is high and rainfall is heavy

397. The soil conservation method in which mountain slope is cut into step is:[SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2004]
A. Contour ploughing
B. Cover planting
C. Strip cropping
D. Terracing
Answer –D. Terracing

398. For the cultivation of Tobacco the soil should be rich in [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2004]
A. calcareous matter
B. nitrogen
C. organic content
D. potash
Answer –D. potash

399. Which of the following types o soil is best suited for cotton cultivation ?[SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2005] A. Black
B. Red
C. Laterite
D. Mountain
Answer –A. Black

400. The soil which originate under tall-grass prairie vegetation is called:[SSC CGL 2005]
A. Black soils
B. Chestnut soils
C. Chernozem soils
D. Terra rosa soils
Answer –C. Chernozem soils

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