World Geography MCQ Set-1

Practice most important World Geography MCQ for competitive examinations in India such as UPSC CSE, APPSC, APSC, MPSC, MPPSC, JPSC, HPPSC, PPSC, HPSC, UPPSC, TNPSC, SSC, NDA and various other recruitment examinations conducted by Union Government of India, State Governments and Public Sector Undertakings in India.

Q.1 Dead sea is located in which of the following countries:

A. Iraq, Jordan, Israel

B. Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

C. Iraq, Palestine, Jordan

D. Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Answer: D. Israel, Jordan, Palestine 

Note: The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Q.2 Which of the following is the most recent state to join the United States?

A. Delaware

B. Georgia

C. Pennsylvania

D. Hawaii

Answer: D. Hawaii

Note: Hawaii received statehood on August 21, 1959

Q.3 Which of the following river is called the father of African river?

A. Amazon River

B. Nile River

C. Niger River

D. Zambezi River

Answer: B. Nile River

Q.4 Which one is the CORRECT list of landlocked country?

A. Afghanistan, Vietnam, Botswana, Chad

B. Vietnam, South Africa, Norway, Brazil

C. Sudan, Siberia, Russia, England

D. Afghanistan, Bolivia, Botswana, Chad

Answer: D. Afghanistan, Bolivia, Botswana, Chad

Note: A landlocked country is a country that does not have territory connected to an ocean or whose coastlines lie on endorheic basins.

Q.5 Aysgarth Falls is located in which of the following country?

A. United States

B. Germany

C. Finland

D. United Kingdom

Answer: D. United Kingdom

Note: Aysgarth Falls are a triple flight of waterfalls, surrounded by woodland and farmland, carved out by the River Ure over an almost one-mile stretch on its descent to mid-Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales of England, near the village of Aysgarth, United Kindgom.

Q.6 Which of the following countries are connected by a tunnel under the sea?

A. United Kingdom & France

B. United Kingdom & Germany

C. Germany & Finland

D. Sweden & Finland

Answer: A. United Kingdom & France

Note: The Channel Tunnel also referred to as the Eurotunnel or Chunnel, is a 50.45-kilometre railway tunnel that connects Folkestone (Kent, England, UK) with Coquelles (Hauts-de-France, France) beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.

Q.7 The longest railway platform in the world is:

A. Kollam Junction Platform

B. Gorakhpur Railway Platform

C. State Street Subway, USA

D. Hubbali Platform, Karnataka

Answer: D. Hubbali Platform, Karnataka

Note: Gorakhpur railway platform was longest platform before inauguration of the Hubbali platform.

Q.8 Which of the following is the longest railway tunnel?

A. Gotthard Base Tunnel

B. Seikan Tunnel

C. New Guanjiao Tunnel

D. None of these

Answer: A. Gotthard Base Tunnel

Note: The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland. It opened on 1 June 2016 and full service began on 11 December 2016. With a route length of 57.09 km, it is the world’s longest railway and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat, low-level route through the Alps.

Q.9 Which of the following river in China is called the yellow river?

A. Yangtze River

B. Huang He

C. Mekong River

D. Salween River

Answer: B. Huang He

Q.10 Which of the following is the longest river in Asia?

A. Brahmaputra River

B. Ganga River

C. Yangtze River

D. Huang He River

Answer: C. Yangtze River

Note: The Yangtze or Yangzi is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It rises at Jari Hill in the Tanggula Mountains and flows 6,300 km in a generally easterly direction to the East China Sea.

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