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1. Which is the largest metals trading centre ?
(A) Johannesburg
(B) London
(C) New York
(D) Singapore

2. In which of the following countries long staple type of cotton is mainly grown ?
(A) India
(B) Egypt
(C) Greece
(D) China

3. The part of Equatorial region which has well developed rubber plantations is
(A) Amazon basin
(B) Indonesia
(C) Malaysia
(D) Zaire basin

4. Which from the following is the busiest Oceanic trade route ?
(A) Cape route
(B) Malacca straits
(C) Panama canal
(D) Suez canal

5. Which is the shortest route from Moscow to San Francisco ?
(A) via Canada
(B) overland
(C) Over the South Pole
(D) Over the North Pole

6. Out of the following, which country is dependent on others for the raw material for its Iron Steel industry ?
(A) England
(B) Australia
(C) Japan
(D) Turkey

7. Which one of the following countries is the largest producer of uranium in the world ?
(A) Canada
(B) South Africa
(C) Namibia
(D) U.S.A.

8. The largest producer of gold in the world is
(A) Australia
(B) Canada
(C) Russia
(D) South Africa

9. The busiest and the most important sea route of the world is
(A) North Pacific Sea Route
(B) North Atlantic Sea Route
(C) South Atlantic Sea Route
(D) Indian Ocean Route

10. Which of the following sets of countries are referred to as ‘The Golden Crescent’ the largest opium industry in the world?
(A) Myanmar, Laos and Thailand
(B) Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq
(C) Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran
(D) Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand

11. The Eskimos live in
(A) Finland and Norway
(B) Norway and Siberia
(C) Siberia and Sweden
(D) Canada and Alaska

12. Maoris is the term used for the aboriginal people of
(A) Fiji
(B) New Zealand
(C) South America
(D) Tasmania

13. Which of the following is the Third largest country in population after China and India ?
(A) Bangladesh
(B) United States of America
(C) Indonesia
(D) Japan

14. The term ‘Kraal’ is used for
(A) House of Masai herder
(B) Fenced villages of Masai herder
(C) Cattle shed of the Kikuyus
(D) Tent of the Kirghiz

15. The ‘Masai’ is a primitive tribe of
(A) Angola
(B) Botswana
(C) Nigeria
(D) Tanzania

16. Kimono is a dress style of which Asian Country ?
(A) Japan
(B) Korea
(C) Laos
(D) China

17. Which one of the following tribes practices pastoral nomadism ?
(A) Boro
(B) Masai
(C) Pygmies
(D) Eskimo

18. Yellow complexion, Medium stature, Oblique eye with an epicanthic fold are the characterstic features of:
(A) Mangoloid
(B) Negroid
(C) Australoids
(D) Cancosoid

19. What do you mean by ‘Density of Population’?
(A) Ratio of people living below poverty line to total population
(B) Number of persons live per square kilometre
(C) Number of persons in a city
(D) Number of persons living per kilometre

20. The polar regions are sparsely populated because of
(A) lack of minerals
(B) unsuitable climatic conditions
(C) infertile land
(D) mountainous topography

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21. Where is the Island of Man located ?
(A) Between Northern Ireland and England
(B) Between France and England
(C) Between Malaysia and Indonesia
(D) Between Cuba and Jamaica

22. Where are most of the earth’s active volcanoes concentrated ?
(A) Europe
(B) Pacific Ocean
(C) Africa
(D) South America

23. The Savannah finds its ideal conditions of growth in :
(A) mild and humid climate
(B) dry summer and wet winter climate
(C) hot humid climate with long dry season
(D) hot summer and cool winter climate

24. Where is Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, located?
(B) Brazil
(C) Canada
(D) Russia

25. Which of the following rivers flow in Germany?
(A) Seine
(B) Volga
(C) Danube
(D) Thames

26. What is the longest mountain range in the world above sea-level?
(A) Andes mountains
(B) Himalayas
(C) Alps
(D) Pyreness mountains

27. Where is Normandy beach located?
(A) France
(B) Nertherlands
(C) Spain
(D) Belgium
28. ‘Dykes’ are especially constructed in
(A) Norway
(B) Holland
(C) France
(D) United Kingdom

29. Colorado in U.S.A. is famous for this landform _____
(A) Grand Canyon
(B) Grand Crators
(C) Great Valleys
(D) Great Basins

30. Where is “Ground Zero” ?
(A) Greenwich
(B) New York
(C) Indira Point
(D) Shriharikota

31. Which of the following countries does not have a border with Afghanistan?
(A) Iran
(B) Georgia
(C) Turkmenistan
(D) Uzbekistan

32. New Britain and New Ireland are parts of–
(B) Canada
(C) Australia
(D) Papua New Guinea

33. The countries separated by the Mac-Mahon Line are
(A) Afghanistan and Pakistan
(B) Bangladesh and India
(C) China and India
(D) Pakistan and India

34. Bosnia-Herzegovina formed the parts of
(A) Czechoslovakia
(B) Yugoslavia
(C) Bulgaria
(D) Azerbaijan

35. Name the sea whose boundaries touch three Continents.
(A) Mediterranean Sea
(B) Red Sea
(C) Caspian Sea
(D) Caribbean Sea

36. The two countries connected by a tunnel under the sea are
(A) England and France
(B) France and Denmark
(C) Australia and New Zealand
(D) Spain and Italy

37. Which of the following countries are connected by the Palk Strait?
(A) India and Sri Lanka
(B) North Korea and South Korea
(C) Pakistan and China
(D) Britain and France

38. Which countries are separated by the 49th parallel ?
(A) USA and Canada
(B) USA and Mexico
(C) France and Germany
(D) Russia and China

39. Which one of the following is not a line of demarcation between two countries?
(A) International Date Line
(B) MacMahon Line
(C) Radcliffe Line
(D) Durand Line

40. What is the new name of the old colony of Northern Rhodesia?
(A) Zambia
(B) Zimbabwe
(C) Uganda
(D) Tanzania

41. Which country is known as the “Cockpit of Europe” ?
(A) Belgium
(B) Switzerland
(C) Netherlands
(D) Luxembourg

42. The capital of the USA is situated on the bank of the river
(A) Ohio
(B) Tennessee
(C) Yukron
(D) Potomac

43. Which of the following is also known as ‘Eternal City’ ?
(A) London
(B) Rome
(C) Athens
(D) Berlin

44. What is called as the ‘Roof’ of the World ?
(A) Indira Point
(B) Kanchenjunga
(C) Pamir Knot
(D) Indira Col

45. The “Dark Continent” is
(A) Africa
(B) South America
(C) Australia
(D) Asia

46. The capital of Tanzania is
(A) Nairobi
(B) Lusaka
(C) Kampala
(D) Dar-es-Salaam

47. The Trans-Siberian Railway (8960 km) connects _______ in the West to ______ in the East.
(A) Moscow, Tashkent
(B) St. Petersburg, Omsk
(C) Moscow, Irkutsk
(D) St. Petersburg, Vladivostok

48. Excluding the East European countries and Russia, the country with the largest area under forest, is
(B) Canada
(C) Australia
(D) Brazil

49. Which country is known as the ‘Land of Thousand Lakes’ ?
(A) Norway
(B) Finland
(C) Canada
(D) Ireland

50. Which one of the following countries is known as the “Land of Thunderbolt?
(A) Belgium
(B) Nepal
(C) Bhutan
(D) Bolivia