General Knowledge - World Geography

Exercise :: World Geography - Section 3

1. 

The pedogenic process associated with poor drainage and which involves the accumulation of organic matter in the upper layers of the soil is called

A. salinisation
B. gleisation
C. calcification
D. podsolisation

Answer: Option B

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2. 

The rock formations that cannot store groundwater are called

A. aquifers
B. aquicludes
C. perched aquifer
D. spring

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well.

3. 

The planet that takes the highest time for completing a rotation is

A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Earth
D. Pluto

Answer: Option B

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4. 

The Penumbra is

A. the outer portion of the moon's shadow
B. formed by the tangent that intersects between the sun and the moon
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

Answer: Option C

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5. 

The river situated along the border between the USA and Mexico is

A. the Rio Grande
B. the Amazon
C. the Mississippi
D. the Colorado

Answer: Option A

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6. 

The process of capture of precipitation by the plant canopy and its subsequent return to the atmosphere is called

A. sublimation
B. stem flow
C. interception
D. through fall

Answer: Option C

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