SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 8

71. Mushroom Rocks are the typical land forms seen in:[SSC CPO Sub-Inspector 2004]
A. River Valleys
B. Mountain tops
C. Coastal areas
D. Deserts
Answer –D. Deserts

72. Basaltic lava is found in the: [SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise) 2004]
A. Deccan Trap
B. Himalayas
C. Indo-Gangetic Plain
D. North-Eastern Hills
Answer –A. Deccan Trap

73. Which one of the following types of erosion is responsible for the formation of Chambal Ravines ?[SSC Section Officer (Audit) 2005]
A. Splash
B. Sheet
C. Rill
D. Gully
Answer –D. Gully

74. Consider the following geological phenomena :[SSC Statistical Investigators Grade–IV 2005]
I. Development of a fault
II. Movement along a fault
III. Impact produced by a volcanic eruption
IV. Folding of rocks

Which of the above causes earthquakes ?
A. I, II and III
B. II and IV
C. I, III and IV
D. I to IV
Answer –A. I, II and III

75. Shale is metamorphosed into which of the following rocks?[SSC CGL Prelim 2005]
A. Graphite
B. Gneiss
C. Marble
D. Slate
Answer –D. Slate

76. Where are the hot deserts generally found ?[SSC CGL Prelim 2005]
A. On the eastern margins of the Tropics
B. On the western margins of the Tropics
C. Nearer the Equator
D. In the middle of the Continents
Answer –B. On the western margins of the Tropics

77. Why are winters more severe in Southern Hemisphere than in Northern Hemisphere? [SSC CGL Prelim 2005]
A. Earth is titled towards the sun in the Northern Hemisphere
B. Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight
C. Because of more iceberg activity in Southern Hemisphere
D. Southern Hemisphere is less inhabited
Answer –A. Earth is titled towards the sun in the Northern Hemisphere

78. A day is added when one crosses:[SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 1999]
A. the equator from south to north
B. 180 degree longitude from east to west
C. the equator from north to south
D. 180 degree longitude from west to east
Answer –A. the equator from south to north

79. When does the moon come between the Sun and earth? [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 1999]
A. Lunar eclipse
B. Solar eclipse
C. Sidereal day
D. Full moon day
Answer –B. Solar eclipse

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