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Q.1) In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which one of the following? [2009]



(c) Iron

(d) Silicon


Q.2) Consider the following statements: [2006]

  1. The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale and so an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of 10 times in amplitude.
  2. Each integer reading of the Richter scale has an energy 100 times that the previous integer reading.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.3) Volcanic eruptions do not occur in : [2001]

(a)Baltic Sea

(b)Black Sea

(c) Caribbean Sea

(d) Caspian Sea


Q.4) Consider the following statements: (2018)

  1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory.
  2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.
  3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1 and 3


Q.5) Consider the following statements made about sedimentary rocks: [2001]

  1. Sedimentary rocks are formed at earth’s surface by the hydrological system
  2. Formation of sedimentary rocks involves the weathering of preexisting rocks
  3. Sedimentary rocks contain fossils
  4. 4. Sedimentary rocks typically occur in layers

Which of these statements are correct?

(a)1 and 2

(b)1 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.6) Quartzite is metamorphosed from: [2001]



(c) sandstone

(d) shale


Q.7) Which one of the following types of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest? [1999]

(a)Bituminous coal


(c) Peat

(d) Anthracite


Q.8) Identify the correct order of the process of soil-erosion from the following: [2001]

(a) Splash erosion, Sheet erosion, Rill erosion, Gully erosion

(b) Sheet erosion, Splash erosion, Gully erosion, Rill erosion

(c) Rill erosion, Gully erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion

(d) Gully erosion, Rill erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion

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