PPSC Lecturer of Geography Past Paper

1) The circumference of the Earth at the equator is:

(a) 60,075 km

(b) 50,075 km
(c) 40,075 km

(d) None of these

2) The proportion of radiation reflected from the snow covered surface is called:

(a) brook

(b) caldera

(c) sinusoid

(d) None of these

3) Worldwide geocaching is carried out by:

(a) GIS

(b) Remote sensing

(c) GPS

(d) None of these

4) Speed of the Earth at 45o Nis:

(a) 1180.7 km/h

(b) 2180.7 km/h
(c) 3180.7 km/h

(d) None of these

5) Chemical composition of the Earth dominating 34.6% by:

(a) Silicon

(b) Iron

(c) Magnesium

(d) None of these

6) In Koppen Climate System Aw stands for:

(a) tropical rainforest

(b) tropical monsoon

(c) tropical savanna

(d) None of these

7) Which of the following civilization was shut down by droughts combined with devastating8 Which of the following civilization was shut down by droughts combined with devastating

(a) Nile

(b) Indus

(c) Inca

(d) None of these

8) Temperate, Torrid and Frigid zones, one ancient example of world climates is attributed to:

(a) Plato

(b) Herodotus

(c) Aristotle

(d) None of these

9) Pumice, gabbro and andesites are identified as:

(a) sedimentary rocks

(b) metamorphic rocks

(c) Igneous rocks

(d) None of these

10) Great Barrier Reef is in the:

(a) Atlantic Ocean

(b) Pacific Ocean

(c) Indian Ocean

(d) None of these

11) A new sea has been officially created in the pacific Northwest is called:

(a) Palish sea

(b) Salish sea

(c) Valish sea

(d) None of these

12) On March 28, 2001 a tornado outbreak in Pakistan was experienced in:

(a) Sahiwal 

(b) Bhalwal

(c) Sajawal

(d) None of these

13) Agulhas is one of the worm currents of:

(a) Indian Ocean

(b) Atlantic Ocean
(c) Arctic Ocean

(d) None of these

14) A land formation with many caves caused by dolomite being dissolved by underground drainage

(a) Horst

(b) Mesa

(c) Scree

(d) None of these

15) Frontal zones where air masses are not moving against each other are called:

(a) Occluded fronts

(b) Stationary fronts
(c) Warm fronts

(d) None of these

16) Mountain ranges near water sources can receive high rainfalls because of:

(a) Cyclonic activity

(b) Rain shadow effect

(c) Orographic uplift

(d) None of these

17) Cartographers classify maps into two broad categories, reference maps and:

(a) Topographic maps

(b) Thematic maps

(c) Attases

(d) None of these

18) The oldest known projection dating back to about 500 B.C. is:

(a) Cylindrical Homolographic

(b) Gnomonic

(c) Mollweide

(d) None of these

19) Alexander – Von – Humboldt famous biogeographer produced five volumes of work in 1845, was

(a) Kosmos

(b) Helios

(c) Mellios

(d) None of these

20) Normal Cycle of erosion was devised by:

(a) Karl Ritter

(b) Thornbury

(c) Monkhouse

(d) None of these

21 More determined and driven work ethics due to frequent variability in the weather of the:

(a) Higher Latitudes

(b) Middle Latitudes

(c) Lower Latitudes

(d) None of these

22) Equational paradox is an aspect of:

(a) Cultural geography

(b) Regional geography
(c) Economic geography

(d) None of these

23) Climatic determinism was intensely studied by:

(a) Ellsworth Huntington

(b) Carl O. Saver

(c) Carl Marx

(d) None of these

24 Environmental problems must all be understood via:

(a) Physical processes 

b) Social processes

c) Commercial processes

(d) None of these

25) The study of the number of population and its variations in time and space is called:

(a) Population dynamics

(b) Population density

(c) Population distribution

(d) None of these

26) Rapid population growth in urban areas perpetuates:

(a) Crimes (b) Safety issues

(c) Poverty (d) None of these

27) Sustainability of human settlements has become a matter of:

(a) Global concern (b) Continental concern

(c) Regional concern (d) None of these

28) Settlements can be ordered by size or other factors to define:

(a) Morphology (b) Landscape

(c) Hierarchy (d) None of these

29) South Asian agriculture is considered to be:

(a) Intensive (b) Subsistence

(c) Extensive (d) None of these

30) Appalachian Industrial area hosts:

(a) Iron & Steel (b) Textiles

(c) Chemicals (d) None of these

31) Turkey possesses plenty of:

(a) Power resources (b) Mineral resources

(c) Water resources (d) None of these

32) “What had historically made geography unique was its attention to systematic description of areal variation” said by:

(a) Hart Shorne (b) Charles Fisher
(c) Ann Buttimer (d) None of these

33) Indus Waters Treaty Projects were financed by:

(a) Asian Development Bank (b) World Bank
(c) Former EEC (d) None of these

34) Ninety percent of Russia is north of the:

(a) 60thparallel (b) 55thparallel

(c) 50thparallel (d) None of these

35) Before 1950, famine was harsh reality in:

(a) Poland (b) Portugal
(c) India (d) None of these

36) Waterways are common transport means in Bengal for carrying:

(a) Tea (b) Jute

(c) Animals (d) None of these

37) Greek culture and power expanded into the near and Middle East during:

(a) Archaic period (b) Classical period
(c) Hellenistic period (d) None of these

38) In 5thand 4thcenturies B.C. the most advanced economy was founded in:

(a) Italy (b) France

(c) Greece (d) None of these

39) Geographic regions are based on distinctive quality of:

(a) Variety (b) Homogenity

(c) Origin (d) None of these

40) Geography affects the culture of a region by:

(a) What people do

(b) What people possess

(c) What people copy

(d) None of these

41) The founder of Human geography is:

(a) Plato

(b) Aristotle

(c) Eratosthenes

(d) Theophrastus

42) Pakistan covers an area of:

(a) 796095 Sq km

(b) 468000 Sq km

(c) 999657 Sq km

(d) None of these

43) The hottest month (June) with the mean temperature of 38o C in Pakistan is at:

(a) Sibi (b) Jacobabad

(c) Hyderabad (d) None of these

44) Tod Polander is associated with the:

(a) Study of urban areas

(b) industrial location theory

(c) agricultural location theory

(d) population studies

45 Which region is called the rice bowl of China?

(a) Huang ho valley

(b) Yangtse Basin
(c) Sinkiang

(d) Chunling

46 “Hemp” is a fiber crop of:

(a) Western Europe

(b) Middle East

(c) Mediteranean Regio

(d) Southeast Asia

47) The Phytogeography deals with:

(a) the animal life

(b) the plant life

(c) weathering of rocks

(d) Ancient civilizations

48) Bride industries are industries:

(a) Based on agricultural raw material

(b) Located between market and raw materia

(c) Located on the river banks

(d) Producing goods for export

49) The theory of industrial location was put forward by:

(a) Weber

(b) Von Thunen

(c) A. Miller

(d) R. Johnson

50 What will be the shape of settlements near oases in desert?

(a) Square

(b) Linear

(c) Oval

(d) Irregula

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