World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS and SSC Examinations

World Geography Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Physical Geography and World Geography for competitive examinations.

1.Which of the following forms outermost solid part of the earth?

[A] Core
[B] Crust
[C] Mantle
[D] Magma

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Correct Answer: B [Crust]

Structure of Earth’s interior is divided into three parts:
Outer most layer of the earth is known as Crust
Inner most layer of the earth is known as Core
Mantle is the layer that is lying between crust and core

2.Which of the following is the largest of the seven member states of United Arab Emirates?

[A] Dubaiu
[B] Sharjah
[C] Ras al-Khaimah
[D] Abu Dhabi

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Correct Answer: D [ Abu Dhabi ]

Situated to the south of Dubai, Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven member states of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates

3.The only planet that shows phases is _________?

[A] Earth
[B] Venus
[C] Jupiter
[D] Saturn

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Correct Answer: B [Venus]

Through a small telescope, it is possible to see Venus undergo phases, just like the Moon. This occurs because, from our point of view on Earth, we see only the parts of Venus that are illuminated by sunlight at any given time. However, unlike the Moon, though, Venus is usually brighter to our view in its crescent phase than in its full phase.

4.Nickel & Iron are the main constituents of __________?

[A] Earth Core
[B] Earth Crust
[C] Mantle
[D] None of the above

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Correct Answer: A [Earth Core]

At the center of the Earth we have the core, which has two parts. The solid, inner core of iron Which has a radius of about 760 miles (about 1,220 km).Sourrounding it a liquid exist composed of nickle-iron alloy.

5.Which are the two countries connected by Karakoram Pass?

[A] India & Pakistan
[B] India & China
[C] China & Pakistan
[D] India & Nepal

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Correct Answer: B [India & China]

The Karakoram pass in located in India. It connects India and China. It is the highest pass on the ancient caravan route between Leh in Ladakh and Yarkand in the Tarim Basin.

6.The Gulf of Thailand borders Cambodia from which of the following directions?

[A] East
[B] West
[C] North
[D] South

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Correct Answer: D [South]

The gulf of Thailand Borders Cambodia from the south. The Gulf of Thailand, also known as the Gulf of Siam, is a shallow northwesternly inlet in southwestern South China Sea.It is bounded between the southwestern shores of the Indochinese Peninsula and the northern half of the Malay Peninsula.

7.Which coral reef the largest living structure on Earth?

[A] Apo Reef
[B] Florida Reef
[C] New Caledonian Barrier Reef
[D] Great Barrier Reef

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Correct Answer: 0 []

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living coral structure on Earth . It can also be seen from the outer space. It’s also been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8.Which coral reef system comprises a big field of sand mounds?

[A] Filippo Reef
[B] Flinders Reef
[C] Darwin Mounds
[D] Lansdowne Bank

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Correct Answer: C [Darwin Mounds]

The coral reef of Darwin Mounds comprises a big field of sand mounds. It is situated off the northwest coast of Scotland and they are found about 1000 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.

9.Which is the largest island of Antarctica?

[A] Alexander Island
[B] King George Island
[C] Livingston Island
[D] Ross island

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Correct Answer: A [Alexander Island]

Alexander Island is the largest island of Antarctica. It is the second largest island which is uninhabited in the world after Devon Island. It covers an area of 49,070 square km.

10.Which is the world’s longest glacier in non-polar regions?

[A] Biafo Glacier
[B] Hispar Glacier
[C] Siachen Glacier
[D] Fedchenko Glacier

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Correct Answer: D [Fedchenko Glacier]

The Fedchenko Glacier is the longest glacier in the world which is outside of the polar regions. It is about 77 km long glacier in the Yazgulem Range of Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan

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