General Knowledge - World Geography

Exercise :: World Geography - Section 2

1. 

The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called

A. Novas
B. Comets
C. Meteors
D. Asteroids

Answer: Option D

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2. 

The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is

A. Pliocene
B. Palaeozoic
C. Holocene
D. Palaeocene

Answer: Option D

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3. 

The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the sun is called the

A. nebula
B. comet
C. asteroid
D. corona

Answer: Option D

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4. 

The longest ship canal in the world is the

A. St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)
B. Suez canal, Egypt
C. Kiel canal, Germany
D. Panama canal, Central America

Answer: Option A

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5. 

The major geological events of the Palaeozoic era include

A. Caledonian mountain rise, life comes ashore
B. Appalachians and Central European mountains come up
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

Answer: Option C

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6. 

The major events of Pre-Cambrian era include

A. formation of crust, continents and oceans
B. formation of crust, birth of oldest known rock, origin of life
C. formation of present day atmosphere
D. All of the above.

Answer: Option D

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