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176. All of the following are renewable abiotic resources in nature except

(a) Cobalt

(b) Copper and nickel

(c) Iron ore

(d) Manganese


177. Which of the following is a non metallic mineral?

(a) Cobalt

(b) Gypsum

(c) Thorium

(d) Uranium


178. All of the following are non-metallic miners, except

(a) Asbestos

(b) Graphite

(c) Platinum

(d) Sulphur


179. The base of all of the following fuels is organic materials, except that of

(a) Coal

(b) Natural gas

(c) Petroleum

(d) Uranium


180. Which of the following exhaustible and non-renewable fuels are inorganic in nature?

(a) Anthracite and bituminous coal

(b) Petroleum and natural gas

(c) Uranium and thorium

(d) Lignite and peat


181. Which of the following types of coat represents the first stage of formation of coal?

(a) Anthracite

(b) Bituminous coal

(c) Lignite

(d) Peat


182. Which of the following countries leads the world in the export of oil?

(a) Iran

(b) Iraq

(c) Saudi Arabia

(d) Venezuela


183. Copper may be found native, that is, in its pure state, but is more often found in chemical combinations with

(a) Iron, gold and silver

(b) Gold, silver and load

(c) Iron, lead and sulphur

(d) All of the above minerals


184. The low heating capacity of which of the types of coal reduces its value as an industrial fuel?

(a) Anthracite

(b) Bituminous coal

(c) Lignite

(d) Peat


185. What percentage of the earth’s total surface is covered by forests?

(a) 15 per cent

(b) 20 per cent

(c) 24 per cent

(d) 29 per cent


186. Which of the following types of forest mostly grow in the below of land lying between 500 N and 70° N?

(a) Temperate deciduous forests

(b) Tropical evergreen forests

(c) Temperate hardwood forests

(d) Temperate coniferous forests


187.  The Panama Canal links

(a) Canada with Greenland

(b) North America with South America

(c) Siberia (Russia) with Greenland

(d) None of the above


188. Which of the following is concerned with the description and mapping of the main features of the Universe?

(a) Cosmography

(b) Cosmology

(c) Geomorphology

(d) None of the above


189. Cryogenics is the science that

(a) Describes and maps the main features of the Universe

(b) Studies the nature of heavenly bodies

(c) Deals with the physical history of the earth

(d) Deals with the production, control and application of very low Temperature


190. The speed per minute at which the earth revolves around the sun is

(a) 800 km

(b) 1,000 km

c) 1.400 km

(d) More than 1,600 km


191. The North Pole of the Earth is turned away from the sun on -

(a) 22nd September

(b) 22nd December

(c) 21st March

(d) 21st June


192. When the sun shines vertically on the whole Arctic Circle, it is vertical on the

(a) Tropic of cancer

(b) Equator

(c) Tropic of Capricorn

(d) None of the above


193. The area of our Globe that lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is called

(a) Frigid zone

(b) North Temperate

(c) South Temperate

(d) Torrid one


194. Which of the following illustrate the extreme effects of the phenomena of seasons?

(a) The Equatorial regions

(b) The Polar Regions

(c) The North Temperate regions

(d) The South Temperate regions



195. The basin of which of the following rivers is regarded as having the highest hydel power potential?

(a) Amazon

(b) Congo

(c) Mississippi

(d) Nile


196. Which, amongst the following countries, has the highest density of population per sq km?

(a) Bangladesh

(b) Burma

(c) Pakistan

(d) Sri Lanka


197. Which of the following countries is in the continent of Europe?

(a) Albania

(b) Algeria

(c) Libya

(d) Venezuela


198. Which of the following countries does not have a common land with the PeoplesRepublic of China?

(a) Japan

(b) North Korea

(c) Russia

(d) All of the above have a common and border with China


199. Which is the smallest continent of the world area-wise?

(a) Antarctica

(b) Asia

(c) Australia

(d) Europe


200. Which of the following metals is not only magnetic but also radioactive?

(a) Aluminum

(b) Iron

(c) Platinum

(d) Thorium

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