World Geography MCQs

World Geography MCQs

Answer these 130+ World Geography MCQs and assess your grip on the subject of World Geography.
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1: The Homolographic projection has the correct representation of __________.

A.   Shape

B.   Baring

C.   Distance

D.   Area

2: The landmass of which of the following continents is the least?

A.   Africa

B.   Asia

C.   Europe

D.   Australia

3: Which of the following is tropical grassland?

A.   Taiga

B.   Savannah

C.   Pampas

D.   Prairies

4: With the disintegration of USSR in end 1991, comprised of __________ Union Republics.

A.   15

B.   5

C.   10

D.   25

5: The higher the wind speed and the longer the fetch or distance of open water across which the wind blows and waves travel, the _______ waves and the _______ energy they posses.

A.   Larger, more

B.   Smaller, more

C.   Larger, less

D.   Smaller, less

6: The light of distant stars is affected by:

A.   Interstellar dust and the earth's atmosphere

B.   The earth's atmosphere

C.   Interstellar dust

D.   None

7: The great Victoria Desert is located in __________.

A.   Canada

B.   Australia

C.   North America

D.   West Africa

8: The hazards of radiation belts include:

A.   Damage of solar cells of spacecraft

B.   All

C.   Adverse effect on living organisms

D.   Deterioration of electronic circuits

9: The latitudinal differences in pressure delineate a number of major pressure zones, which correspond with __________.

A.   Zones of land

B.   Zones of cyclonic depressions

C.   Zones of climate

D.   Zones of oceans

10: Without __________ the equator would be much hotter than it is while the poles would be much cooler.

A.   All are similar terms

B.   Global wind pattern

C.   Latitudinal redistribution of heat

D.   Cycle of air circulation

11: Current estimates suggest that about ____ people in the world use the web.

A.   2.5 billion

B.   2.4 billion

C.   2.3 billion

12: Incidents of basque violence are caused by their desire for _____.

A.   Independence

B.   Educational opportunities

C.   Improved health care

D.   Increased wages

13: _______ was the first person to propose the idea of moving continents as a scientific hypothesis.

A.   Alfred Wegener

B.   Charles Richter

C.   Antonio Snider

D.   Abraham Ortelius

14: Impacts of global warming include all of the following except ________.

A.   Decrease in mortality because winter is warmer

B.   Increase in mortality because winter is warmer

C.   Increase in droughts

D.   Water quality suffers

15: Oxfam america, doctors without borders, and the red cross are examples of __________.

A.   IRBDs

B.   IDAs

C.   NGOs

D.   IMFs

16: The ______ of a seismograph moves

A.   Creep meter

B.   Tiltmeter

C.   Friction

D.   Paper

17: The energy that warms earth's surface comes primarily in the form of __________.

A.   Visible light from the Sun

B.   Heat from the Sun

C.   Ultraviolet light from the Sun

D.   Infrared light from the Sun

18: Until the early _______ there were only negligible amounts of free oxygen in the atmosphere.

A.   Cenozoic

B.   Mesozoic

C.   Proterozoic

D.   Precambian

19: Utilizing ultisols for agriculture requires _______.

A.   Extensive irrigation

B.   Fertilizer to balance the high alkalinity of the soil

C.   Adding organic matter to supplement the shallow horizons

D.   Fertilizer to replace nutrients that leach from the soil

20: Personal computer ethics involves ____.

A.   The legality or illegality of a behavior or an action

B.   The effect of a behavior or an action on

C.   The public good

D.   The effect of a behavior or an action on a person’s own well-being

E.   All of these

21: Japan's ruling clans were replaced with a ______ and ______.

A.   Parliament; prime minister

B.   Military junta; prime minister

C.   Prime minister; commonwealth

22: The __________ form(s) the eastern limit of the russian core:

A.   Caucasus

B.   Ob River

C.   Volga River

D.   Ural Mountains

23: Iraq's oil cities of kirkuk and mosul are located within the area of _____ population.

A.   Kurdish

B.   Iranian

C.   Shi'ite

D.   Kuwaiti

24: Middle america's largest country today in terms of both area and population is ___________.

A.   Mexico

B.   Dominican Republic

C.   Cuba

D.   Nicaragua

25: The rub al khali (empty quarter) lies near the border between saudi arabia and ______________.

A.   Israel

B.   Iraq

C.   Yemen

D.   Dubai

26: The southeast asian state that is marked by a major territorial protrusion is _____________

A.   Singapore

B.   Cambodia

C.   Thailand

D.   Malaysiae

27: The xinjiang autonomous region __________________.

A.   Is the home of the Uyghur people

B.   Is located south of Tibet

C.   Contains the Gobi Desert

D.   None of these

28: A classification of metamorphic rocks would include whether they are ____.

A.   Foliated or nonfoliated

B.   Basaltic or granitic

C.   Chemical or organic

D.   Intrusive or extrusive

29: A wind from the ______ would be called a southerly wind.

A.   North

B.   South

C.   West

D.   East

30: Africa's best example of an exotic river is the ________.

A.   Nile

B.   Abrasion

C.   Salina

D.   None of the above

31: After the rainforest is cleared for agriculture, the most typical occurrence is that ________.

A.   The biotic diversity is increased

B.   Fertilization is unnecessary for many years

C.   The soils soon lose their fertility

D.   The country's standard of living increases

E.   High agricultural yields occur for many years

32: All of the following are possible steps of scientific investigation except for ________.

A.   The collection of scientific facts through observation and measurement

B.   The development of one or more working hypotheses or models to explain facts

C.   Development of observations and experiments to test the hypothesis

D.   Assumption of conclusions without prior experimentation or observation

33: All spheres of earth are interrelated or interdependent. this means _____.

A.   They are separate spheres and function independently

B.   They are related in that they are of Earth and function for Earth

C.   They all depend on each other to function; an impact to one sphere usually affects another one cannot exist without the other

D.   None of the above

34: An example of a raised, flat area is/are the ____.

A.   Grand Teton Mountains

B.   Colorado Plateau

C.   Coastal Plains

D.   Appalachian Mountains

35: At times, latitudes higher than ________ degrees can have 24 hours or more of continuous darkness.

A.   66.5

B.   64.5

C.   65.5

36: Below the c horizon is ____.

A.   Topsoil

B.   Clay

C.   Rock

D.   Humus

37: Both deltas and moraines are _____.

A.   Created by glaciers

B.   Found at the bottom of cliffs

C.   Are made of fine, loamy soil

D.   Examples of constructive erosion

38: Both warm air and warm water generally flow _____.

A.   From the Equator to the poles

B.   From high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas

C.   From the poles toward the Equator

D.   Straight, because of the Coriolis effect

39: Buffer zones _______.

A.   Can help regulate the acidity of aquatic ecosystems

B.   Help increase erosion rates

C.   Are set up around natural resource areas

D.   All of the above Groundwater is an underutilized source of freshwater

40: Coarse infertile soil _____

A.   Is described as loamy

B.   Is found in river deltas

C.   Is found near the base of mountains

D.   Contains high levels of potassium (K)

E.   Is made from rock and organic material.

41: Creep is __________.

A.   Mass wasting by the gradual downhill movement of sediment, influenced by freeze-thaw or wet-dry cycles

B.   Mass gaining by the gradual downhill movement of sediment, influenced by freeze-thaw or wet-dry cycles

C.   Mass gaining by the gradual uphill movement of sediment, influenced by freeze-thaw or wet-dry cycles

D.   Mass wasting by the gradual uphill movement of sediment, influenced by freeze-thaw or wet-dry cycles

42: Earthquakes are likely to occur ________.

A.   Where the mantle and the crust make contact

B.   Along tectonic plate boundaries where there is movement

C.   As a result of volcanic activity

D.   At the boundaries of igneous and sedimentary rock

E.   In areas far from tectonic plate boundaries

43: Eroded soil can enter ______, causing them to fill up with sediment.

A.   Streams

B.   Reservoirs

C.   Both a and b

D.   None of the above

44: Igneous rocks that form ____ the surface are intrusive.

A.   Above

B.   On

C.   Below

D.   All of the above

45: In nutrient cycles in general, minerals tend to be dispersed through ________.

A.   Plant action

B.   Conduction

C.   Evaporation

D.   Assimilation

E.   Surface and subsurface runoff

46: Inexhaustible and renewable resources are used less than ______ resources.

A.   Renewable

B.   Non-renewable

47: Inselbergs are ________.

A.   Bedrock hills in a highly eroded desert landscape

B.   Lithified rock formed by cementation of wind-deposited, dune sands

C.   Insulated icebergs floating in a hot spring

D.   Blowouts cut from bedrock in mountainous areas

48: Japan is located in the _______ biogeographic region.

A.   Nearctic

B.   Palearctic

C.   Oriental

D.   Ethiopian

49: Liquefaction will ________.

A.   Amplify the power of seismic waves

B.   Amplify the power of longitudinal waves

C.   Amplify the power of transverse waves

D.   None of the above

50: Mechanically formed sedimentary rocks are those formed from ________.

A.   Granite

B.   Oxygen

C.   Pieces of other rocks

D.   Silt

E.   Magma