World Geography MCQ Set-2

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Q.1 “New Moore” island is located in:

A. Bay of Bengal

B. Arabian Sea

C. Pacific Ocean

D. None of these

Answer: A. Bay of Bengal

Note: New Moore, also known as South Talpatti and Purbasha Island, was a small uninhabited offshore sandbar island in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta region. It emerged in the Bay of Bengal in the aftermath of the Bhola cyclone in November 1970, and disappeared around March 2010.

Q.2 Which among the following Delta’s is nicknamed as the Green Delta?

A. Ganges Delta

B. Fly Delta

C. Amazon Delta

D. Ebro Delta

Answer: A. Ganges Delta

Note: The Ganges Delta is a river delta in the Bengal region of South Asia, consisting of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the world’s largest river delta and it empties into the Bay of Bengal with the combined waters of several river systems, mainly those of the Brahmaputra river and the Ganges river.

Q.3 Which of the following is the longest river in the world?

A. Amazon

B. Nile

C. Yangtze

D. Volga

Answer: B. Nile

Note: Nile river (6,650km) is the longest river in the world followed by the Amazon river (6,400 km).

Q.4 Lambert Glacier, the largest and fastest moving glacier in the world is located in:

A. China

B. Nepal

C. Russia

D. Antarctica

Answer: D. Antarctica

Note: Lambert Glacier is a major glacier in East Antarctica. At about 50 miles wide, over 250 miles long, and about 2,500 m deep, it holds the Guinness world record for the world’s largest glacier.

Q.5 The world’s smallest island country is:

A. Nauru

B. Tuvalu

C. Palau

D. None of these

Answer: A. Nauru

Note: Measuring just eight square miles, Nauru, the smallest island country is larger than just two other countries: the Vatican City and Monaco.

Q.6 Which of the following is the tallest waterfall in the world?

A. Angel Falls, Venezuela

B. Tugeta Falls, South Africa

C. Yumbilla Falls, Peru

D. None of these

Answer: A. Angel Falls, Venezuela

Note: Angel Falls of Venezuela is the tallest waterfall on earth measuring a height of 979 meters. However, Denmark Strait Cataract is the highest underwater fall measuring height of 3,505 meters.

Q.7 Which of the following is the longest strait in the world?

A. Palk Strait

B. Duncan Passage

C. Strait of Malacca

D. Sunda Strait

Answer: C. Strait of Malacca

Note: Straits of Malacca is the longest Strait in the world. Straits of Malacca is a funnel-shaped narrow waterway of 800 km long that connects the South China Sea and the Andaman Sea. The Strait of Malacca is running between Peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and Sumatra (Indonesia) and the width is about 65 km.

Q.8 Capsian Sea, the largest lake in the world shares coastline with which country?

A. Canada

B. South Africa

C. Brazil

D. Russia

Answer: D. Russia

Note: The coastlines of the Caspian are shared by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.

Q.9 Which of the following is the largest active volcano in the world?

A. Mount Etna

B. Mount Merapi

C. Erta Ale

D. Mauna Loa

Answer: D. Mauna Loa

Note: Rising gradually to more than 4 km (2.5 mi) above sea level, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet.

Q.10 Which of the following is the smallest country in the world?

A. Nauru

B. Vatican City

C. Monaco

D. None of these

Answer: B. Vatican City

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