Sunday, 31 December 2017

Environment Quiz 57

Environment Quiz 57



1. Who created the Nahr water system which provided clean water for the people of Aurangabad and its suburbs?
Malik Ambar
Aurangazeb
Muhammad bin Tughluq
Jahangir

2. Which mountain in Pakistan is locally known as Diamir or Deo Mir meaning "huge mountain"?
Margalla Hills
Sulaiman Mountains
Nanga Parbat
Hindu Kush

3. Mount Dhupgarh or Dhoopgarh is the highest point in the Satpura Range. In which state is it?
Gujrat
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Chhattisgarh

4. Which Indian state has the second largest forest cover in terms of area?
Kerala
West Bengal
Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh

5. Subarnarekha River does NOT flow through which one of the following Indian states?
Jharkand
West Bengal
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha

6. 'Pedogenesis' is the process of formation of
Soil
Rocks
Plants
Rivers

7. Which soil dwelling bacteria causes the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil?
Nitriliruptoridae
Actinobacteria
Thiobacillus
Rhizobium

8. Name the largest coastal lagoon in India
Pulicat Lake
Chilka Lake
Pangong Tso
Kaliveli Lake

9. Shivnath River is the longest tributary of which one of the following rivers?
Mahanadi
Godavari
Narmada
Ganges

10. Lonar Lake, a notified National Geo-heritage Monument, is located in which Indian state?
Gujrat
Madhya Pradesh
Karnataka
Maharashtra

Friday, 29 December 2017

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 5

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 5



1. Earth’s biosphere is protected from cosmic ray bombardment from outer space because it has
ozone layer in the atmosphere
greenhouse gases
thick atmosphere
magnetic field

2. During the glacial times, the average salinity of the ocean
increased relative to the interglacial stage
decreased relative to the interglacial stage
did not change from that in the interglacial stage
initially decreased then increased

3. Inversion layer in the tropical ocean forms during
summer when low salinity surface water is warmed.
summer when high salinity surface water is warmed.
winter when low salinity surface water is cooled.
winter when high salinity surface water is cooled

4. Off Spain in the Atlantic, a distinct water mass can be observed around 1000 m depth in a T-S (temperature-salinity) diagram. This water mass belongs to the
Mediterranean water
Antarctic Intermediate water
Gulf Stream water
Baltic low salinity water

5. El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an
ocean process
atmospheric process
ocean-atmosphere process
ocean-atmosphere-land process

6. Earth is a dynamic planet because
there is water on Earth
there is life on Earth
there is heat energy inside the Earth
the Earth rotates and revolves around the Sun

7. Mountain building process generally takes place at
convergent plate boundary
divergent plate boundary
transform faults
interior of a plate

8. Earthquakes do not originate deeper than 700 km because
material is liquid at that depth
there are no rocks at that depth
material is not brittle at that depth
because those earthquakes cannot be detected at the surface

9. Some volcanoes as in Indonesia are explosive in nature while some as in Hawaii are non-explosive, this is because
the larger content of volatiles in the subduction zone related volcanoes makes them explosive
tropical region receives larger heat and humidity making the volcanoes present there explosive
volcanoes in Indonesia are situated within plate while that in Hawaii are at a plate boundary
Hawaiian non-explosive volcanoes are submerged below water while Indonesian volcanoes are above water level.

10. The demarcation of crust and mantle and mantle and core inside the Earth is generally done based on
change in temperature
change in pressure
change in velocities of seismic waves
presence of exotic minerals

India Quiz 67

India Quiz 67




1. Taragarh Fort or 'Star Fort' was an important centre of military activity during the Mughal period. Where is it located?
Delhi
Agra
Ajmer
Jaipur

2. Panihari and Ghumar are the dance forms of which Indian state?
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Bihar
Uthar Pradesh

3. The original name for this town was Sohra (soh-ra), which was pronounced "Churra" by the British. Which town we are talking about?
Sehore
Chandrapur
Cherrapunji
Surat

4. The Manora Fort was built by Maratha ruler Serfoji II in 1814-15 to commemorate the successful advance of the British over Napoleon Bonaparte. Where is it located?
Thanjavur
Baroda
Peshawar
Gwalior

5. Which one of the following bridges separates the Gulf of Mannar from the Palk Strait?
Pamban Bridge
Vashi Bridge
Airoli Bridge
Adam's Bridge

6. Who has made history by becoming the first ever female pilot to be inducted into the Indian Navy?
Shubhangi Swaroop
Anny Divya
Avani Chaturvedi
Kalpana Chawla

7. Which Indian research organisation has developed sub-sonic cruise missile "Nirbhay" which was successfully test fired in November?
DRDO
ISRO
IDSA
HAL

8. Which state has launched 'She Pad' scheme to provide girls access to free sanitary napkins in their schools? .
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Bihar

9. The Paika Rebellion, also called the Paika Bidroha, was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha. In which year Paika Rebellion took plavce?
1857
1817
1827
1847

10. A group of Indian astronomers have recently discovered a massive supercluster of galaxies, about 4 billion light years away from Earth. What was the name given to this supercluster of galaxies?
Ganga
Krishna
Saraswarti
Varuna

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 4

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 4



1. Which of the followings is not a stable isotope:
12C
13C
14C
15N

2. Smaller phytoplankton has advantage over bigger phytoplankton in oligotrophic (less nutrient) waters, because:
Surface area of smaller phytoplankton is less than the bigger phytoplankton
volume of smaller phytoplankton is less than the bigger phytoplankton phytoplankton
surface area: volume ratio of smaller phytoplankton is less than the bigger phytoplankton
surface area: volume ratio of smaller phytoplankton is more than the bigger phytoplankton

3. Pressure at 750 m ocean depth is
750 bar
750 mbar
76 bar
75 mbar

4. Oceanic Mixed Layer Depth (MLD) increases when
rainfall occurs
sea surface temperature increase
wind speed over the ocean increases
primary production increases

5. Approximately how much fraction of the surface organic matter production reaches to the sea floor:
0.5
0.25
0.1
0.01

6. Pycnocline refers to
vertical salinity gradient
vertical temperature gradient
vertical density gradient
vertical nutrient gradient

7. Coriolis force
is applied on the objects only at the poles
zero at the equator
decreases with increasing speed
zero at the poles

8. Geostrophic flow conditions occur when
Coriolis force is zero
Pressure gradient force is zero
Pressure gradient force is balanced by Coriolis force
Pressure gradient force and Coriolis force are in imbalance

9. The major atmospheric constituents that are homogeneously distributed in the lower atmosphere are
N2, O2, N2, O
N2,O2,H2
N2, O2, CO2
N2, O2, Ar

10. Highest mean annual temperatures is observed
over the tropics during the summer in respective hemispheres
near the tropics over the oceans
at the equator over land
at the equator over oceans

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 3

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 3







1. Arrange the following in increasing order of grain size a. Sand b. Boulder c. Pebble d. Silt
a,c,d,b
b,c,a,d
d,a,c,b
d,a,b,c

2. Which of the following sedimentary structure can be used as Plaeocurrent direction indicator
Rainprints
Mud cracks
Flute marks
Symmetric ripples

3. A right side up sedimentary sequence will have
Coarse grains at the top
Mixed grain size throughout the sequence
Finest at the top
Fossils at the top

4. Symmetric folds with straight limbs and sharp hinges are called
Kink folds
Chevron folds
Ptygmatic folds
Recumbent folds

5. Lithospheric plates are composed of
Crust
Mantle
Crust and Mantle both
Crust mantle and core

6. During evaporation, ocean
gets fresher
gets saltier
salt concentration does not change
salt concentration doubles

7. Deep ocean circulation is driven by:
Winds
temperature and salinity
Coriolis force
Gravitational force

8. Density of mean ocean water
is maximum at 8℃
is maximum at 4℃
is minimum at 4℃
does not show an anomalous behavior

9. Which of the following colors penetrate deepest in the open ocean
Red
Green
Blue
Yellow

10. Oxygen concentration at the intermediate ocean (between 200-500 m) is lower in the Pacific than that in the Atlantic, because
Pacific water is older than Atlantic
Pacific water is newer than Atlantic
Pacific is productive than Atlantic
Deep water of the Pacific is warm

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 2

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 2





1. Chemical weathering of rocks will produce
Granite
Limestone
Bauxite
Sandstone

2. Most appropriate example of Geomagnetic reversal is imprinted on the
Rift basins
Orogenic belts
MORs
Trenches

3. In case of a structural basin, dips are
Centripetal
Centrifugal
Vertical
Horizontal

4. The ability of a rock to transmit water is known as
Infiltration
Percolation
Porosity
Permeability

5. Cooling joints are …………….. in cross-section
Hexagonal
Circular
Rectangular
Pentagonal

6. Which of the following process is not associated with diagenesis
Albitization
Burial
Cementation
Recrystallization

7. Isoclinal folds have an interlimb angle of
80-90
50-60
0-10
0-40

8. Continental drift theory was given by
Harry Hess
A. Wagner
Vine and Mathews
W. Condie

9. Meandering of rivers takes place in the
Young stage
Mature stage
Old stage
Both (a and b)

10. The planet Mercury is nearest to the sun, its revolution period is
66 days
77 days
88 days
99 days



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Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 1

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 1

The questions are from the previous year International Earth Science Olympiad question papers with solutions and explanations. 


1. Rift basin is formed by which of the following crustal processes
Compression
Extension
Both a & b
Thrust

2. Slicken sides are a type of
Foliation
Bedding
Lineation
Fault plane

3. Repetition of beds on a geological map may be due to
Folding
Erosion
Unconformity
(a and b) both

4. Which of the following is associated with fluvial system
Mud crack
Ripple marks
Sand dunes
Hammada

5. Which show highest strain level value among all the Himalayan thrusts
Main Boundary Thrust
Main Central Thrust
Main Frontal Thrust
Panjal Thrust

6. Primary foliation forms
During crystallisation of magma
After crystallisation of a magma
During folding
During jointing

7. If you are flying a plane and you look down at the landscape, you are seeing a view of the earth
Map
Cross-sectional
Lateral
Horizontal

8. Which of the following tectonic forces tend to push the objects in such a way so that they slide past one another
Tensional
Compressive
Shearing
Extension

9. At convergent plate boundaries one would expect to find
Folds
Faults
Folds and faults
Neither folds nor faults

10. Upfolds or arches of layered rocks are called
Antiforms
Faults
Synforms
Unconformities

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 14

Current Affairs Quiz 14




1. President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme in which state to double income of rural poor?
Jharkand
Chattisgarh
Uthar Pradesh
Bihar

2. India’s first Offshore Desalination Unit will be setup by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in which one of the following states?
Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Gujrat
Tamil Nadu

3. Where was the 15th Aisa Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference held?
Bangalore
Hyderabad
New Delhi
Chennai

4. The International Film Festival of India 2017 presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to the Filmmaker Atom Egoyan. Which country he belongs to?
USA
Canada
Sri Lanka
Germany

5. Who was honoured with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2017?
Manmohan Singh
Indian Space Research Organisation
Angela Merkel
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

6. Which one of the following languages was chosen as the second official language of Andhra Pradesh?
Tamil
Hindi
Urdu
Sanskrit

7. Aditi Ashok was recently in the news for her achievement in a sports field. With which sports she is associated?
Tennis
Badminton
Billiards
Golf

8. Manushi Chhillar, the Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2017 belongs to which state?
Odisha
West Bengal
Haryana
Maharashtra

9. Which Indian city has hosted the 2017 Women's Youth World Boxing Championship (YWBC)?
Guwahati
New Delhi
Bhubaneswar
Kolkatta

10. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, known as "the crocodile", is the President of which country?
Congo
Venezuela
Sudan
Zimbabwe

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 31

General Knowledge Quiz 31





1. "The Sleeping Gypsy" is a famous 1897 oil painting depicting a lion watching over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night. Do you know the artist?
Paul Gauguin
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh
Henri Rousseau

2. The Winter War was a military conflict which began on 30 November 1939, during the World War II. Name the two countries that fought the Winter War
Germany and France
Austria and USA
Russia and Finland
Russia and Germany

3. Formerly known as Edo, this Japanese city was renamed to become the capital of Emperor Meiji in 1868. What was the new name give to Edo?
Kyoto
Osaka
Tokyo
Fukuoka

4. This battle in 1743 marked the last time a British monarch personally led his troops on the field. Which battle we are referring to?
Battle of Waterloo
Battel of Culloden
Battle of Dettingen
Battle of Cowpens

5. Who proposed the three laws of planetary motion, the scientific laws describing the motion of planets around the Sun?
Galileo Galilei
Johannes Kepler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Anaximander

6. Who discovered animal electricity and is recognized as the pioneer of bioelectromagnetics?
Luigi Galvani
Jagdish Chandra Bose
Alessandro Volta
Julius Bernstein

7. Gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material. Who invented it?
Alfred Nobel
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mikhail Kalashnikov
Albert Einstein

8. "De humani corporis fabrica libri septem" ("on the fabric of the human body in seven books") is a set of human anatomy books published in 1543. Name the author who is referred so as the founder of modern anatomy
Galen
Andreas Vesalius
Pedanius Dioscorides
Erasistratus

9. Often called "the first art historian" this Italian painter is famous for his "The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects". Who is he?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Francesco Guardi
Giorgio Vasari

10. "Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men' commonly known as the "Second Discourse" is a work by a famous philosopher. Who is he?
Jean-Paul Sartre
Albert Camus
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rene Descartes

Sunday, 17 December 2017

India Quiz 66 (Great Personalities Quiz)

India Quiz 66 (Great Personalities Quiz)





1. Which Sikh guru was arrested, tortured and executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir?
Guru Tegh Bahadur
Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Arjan Singh
Guru Har Gobind

2. Which Indian leader wrote the 'Shrimadh Bhagvad Gita Rahasya', popularly also known as 'Gita Rahasya' or 'Karmayog Shashtra'?
S Radhakrishnan
C Rajagopalachari
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Mahatma Gandhi

3. Name the social reformer from Maharashtra who used to write articles under the pen name "Lokhitawadi"
Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Vinoba Bhave
Dhondo Kehav Karve
Jyotirao Phule

4. Who established the first Women's university in Indiain 1916?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Annie Besant
Dhondo Keshav Karve
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

5. Who gave the title "Rani" to Rahi Gaidinliu, the Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in Indi?
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore

6. Who founded the "Tattwabodhini Sabha" in 1839?
Debendranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Akshay Kumar Datta

7. Tuzuk-e-Jahangiri, also referred to as Jahangirnama, was written by
Jahangir
Ibn Batuta
Abdul Fazl
Malik Muhammad Jayasi

8. Who wrote the epic poem Padmavat about the Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khalji's desire for the titular Padmavati, the Queen of Chittor?
Abul Faizi
Malik Muhammad Jayasi
Abul Hamid Lahori
Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni

9. Name the Mauryan emperor who commissioned the Great Stupa at Sanchi
Chandragupta Maurya
Bindusara
Ashoka
Brihadratha

10. Which Mughal emperor bestowed the titl "Diwan-i-Ashraf" on Raja Todar Mal?
Akbar
Jahangir
Shahjahan
Babur

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