Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Geology MCQ Test paper

Geology MCQ Test paper
Solved Geology Test Paper
Q.1: As a whole the density of the earth is :
(a) 5.0
(b) 5.2
(c) 5.5
(d) 6.5
Answer (C )

Q.2 : Which mountain system runs nearly parallel to the equator :
(a) The Alpine - Himalayan mountain system.
(b) The rocky mountain system.
(c) The Appalachian mountain system.
(d) None of the above.
Answer (a)

Q. 3 : The shape of the earth is called '
(a) Sphere
(b) Ellipsoid
(c) Oblate spheroid
(d) Geoidal
Answer (D)

Q. 4 :The distance of the planets from the sun is observed to follow a formula which is
known as : `
(a) Bode’s law
(b) MaIley’s law
(c) Bowen’s law
(d) Airy’s law.
Answer (A )

Q. 5 : Besides earth, the other terrestrial planets are :
(a) Venus, mars, Pluto and mercury.
(b) Mercury, mars, pluto and saturn.
(c) Neptune, pluto, Jupiter and venus
(d) All ofthe above.
Answer (A )

Q.6 : The total number of satellite of the planets of the solar system is :
(a) 12 satellites
(b) 33 satellites
(c) 28 satellites
(d) 30 satellites.
Answer (B)

Q.7: Asteroid are:
(a) Shooting stars
(b) Shining stars nearest to the earth g
(c) Meteorites
(d) A swarm of small bodies between the orbits of mars and Jupiter revolving round the sun
Answer (B)

Q. 8 : The term 'nife' refers to :
(a) Ocean beds
(b) Core of the earth
(c) Crust ofthe earth
(d) None of these.
Answer (B)

Q. 9: The magnetic belt of the earth extends to :
(a) 30,000 km
(b) 64,000 km
,(c) 88,000 km
(d) 110,000 km
Answer (B)

Q. 10: The average thickness of the crust is about :
(a) 33 km
(b) 20 km
(c) 50 km
(d) 62 km
Answer (a)

Q. 11 : Sial and Sima are separated by :
(a) Conared discontinuity
(b) Mohorovic discontinuity
(c) Lehman discontinuity.
(d ) None of these.
Answer (a)

Q. 12 : Between outer core and Inner core which discontinuity is found :
(a) Mohorovicic
(b) Conrad
(c) Repetti
(d) Lehman.
Answer (D)

Q. 13 : The plastic layer of the mantle is called :
(b) Asthenosphere
(c) Barysphere
(d) Hydrosphere.
Answer (B)

Q. 14 : Mantle and core are separated by :
(a) Mohorovicic discontinuity
(b) Repetti discontinuity
(c) Lehman discontinuity
(di Gutenberg discontinuity
Answer (D)

Q. 15 : The average density of the core of the earth is about :
(a)9.0 gm/cm3
(b) 15.2 gm/cm3
(c) 10.7 gm/cm3
(d) 13.4 gm/cm3
Answer (C)

Q. 16: The asthenosphere is found at depths of approximately
(a) 50 to 100 km
(b) 100 to 150 km
(c) 200 to 300 km
(d) 250 to 350 km
Answer ( B)

Q. 17 : The mixture of 3 parts of ultrabasic racks and 1 part of basalt is called :
(a) Eclogite
(b) Amphibole
(c) Pyrolite
(dj) Charnokite
Answer (C)

Q. 18 :Lower continental crust is known as :
(a) Sial
(b) sima
(c) Low mantle
(d) Upper mantle
Answer ( B)

Q. 19 : What is the mean orbital velocity of the earth ':
(a) 29.80 km/sec 1
(b) 18.50 km/sec
(c) 22.50 km/sec ¢
(d) 33.50 km/sec.
Answer (A )

Q. 20 : The tendency for a body moving on the surface of the earth to be deflected to the
right in the northern hemisphere and the left in the southern hemisphere is the result of :
(a) Milankovich effect
(b) Atmospheric effect
(c) Corillis effect
(d) None of these.
Answer (C)

Q. 21 : Choose the correct statement :
(a) Shadow zone is free from P waves only.
(b) Shadow zone is free from S waves only.
(c) Shadow zone is free from P and S waves.
(d) Shadow zone is formed due to intersection P and S waves at 2900 km depth in the earth.
Answer (C)

Q. 22 :`The ratio of the amount of incoming radiation reflected by a natural surface to the
amount incident upon that surface is commonly known as :
(a) Arroyo.
(b) Mare
(c) Albedo
(d) Corona.
Answer ( C )

Q. 23 : Galilean moons are :
(a) Moons -of mars
(b) Moons of Saturn
(c) Moons of Jupiter
(d) Moons of Earth.
Answer ( C)

Q. 24: Mark the correct statement :
(a) Denudation leads to weathering
(b) Weathering leads to erosion.
(c) Erosion leads to denudation.
(d) All are correct.
Answer (D)

Q. 25 : The upper mantle under continents may experience strain because of :
(a) Absolute plate motions
(b) Present day crystal stress
(c) Past and present internal deformation of the continental lithosphere in tectonic episodes.
(d) All the correct.
Answer (D)


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