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PART-I


1.

The word Geography is derived from

Ans:-Geo and Graphia (Greek words)


2.

The science that deals with the description of Earth's surface is

Ans:-Geography


3.

The age of Earth is measured by

Ans:-Radioactivity method


4.

Continental drift theory was put forward by

Ans:-Alfred Wegener


5.

A person specifies in designing maps is called

Ans:-Cartographer


6.

The scientist who study the Earth's crust to learn more about it's structure, history and composition is called

Ans:-Geologist


7.

The scientist who studies the ocean and the land beneath it is called

Ans:-Oceanographer


8.

What is used to measure the magnitude of earth quakes

Ans:-Ritcher scale


9.

Who discovered it

Ans:-Charles F Ritcher ( in 1935)


10.

What is considered as the main proof of continent drift theory

Ans:-The fact that South America is the mirror image of Africa


11.

Plate Tectonics theory was put forward by

Ans:-A. Holmes


12.

The earth is considered to be divided into lithospheric plates in --------- theory

Ans:Plate Tectonics theory


13.

The outermost and thinnest layer of the earth's surface

Ans:Crust


14.

The outermost layer of the crust is composed of lighter silicates termed as ---------

Ans:Sial (silica + aluminium)


15.

----------- separates crust from mantle

Ans:Moho or Mohorovicic discontinuity


16.

----------- is a layer between crust and the core

Ans:Mantle


17.

Mantle is separated from the core by

Ans:Guttenberg discontinuity


18.

Mantle is largely composed of

Ans:Silicon and Magnesium (sima)


19.

Study of climatic features such as temperature,precipitation and humidity is called

Ans:Climatology


20.

Study of geographical areas, plants and animal distribution is called

Ans:Chorology


21.

---------- deals with the characteristics of rocks

Ans:Lithology


22.

Study of rivers

Ans:Potomology


23.

The study of mountains

Ans:Orology


24.

Study of fossils

Ans:Palientology


25.

Study of water on earth, oceans, rivers glaciers etc is

Ans:Hydrology


26.

Study of the origin, composition and structure of rocks

Ans:Petrology


27.

-------- is the central region of the earth

Ans:Core


28.

The most abundant element in the Earth's crust is

Ans:Oxygen


29.

The most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere is

Ans:Nitrogen


30.

The second abundant element in Earth's atmosphere is

Ans:Oxygen


31.

The most abundant element in the universe

Ans:Hydrogen


32.

The shape of the earth is generally referred as

Ans:Oblate Spheroid


33.

The shape of earth is also referred as

Ans:Geoid


34.

The velocity of rotation of earth is maximum at

Ans:Equator


35.

The velocity of rotation of earth is minimum at

Ans:Poles


35.

Earth's diameter at equator is

Ans: 12,755 km


36.

Equitorial circumferance of earth is

Ans: 40,075 km


37.

The earth is the ----- planet of the solar system

Ans:Third


38.

In the solar system, earth is in the middle of------- & ----------

Ans: Venus & Mars


39.

The earth ranks ------ place in size

Ans: Fifth


40.

The difference between the equatorial diameter and the polar diameter is

Ans: 43 km (12,755 - 12.712)


41.

------- is the spinning of the earth in its axis

Ans: Rotation


42.

The earth spins on its axis from ----- to ------

Ans: West to East


43.

The duration of day night in the poles is

Ans: Six months


44.

Coriolisis force is --- at the equator

Ans: Zero


45.

The movement of the earth around the is called

Ans: Revolution


46.

The speed of the revolution of earth is

Ans: 29 km/s


47.

The earth's revolution causes --------

Ans:Change in seasons


48.

------- are the dates when the night and the day are equal

Ans:Equinoes


49.

Vernal equinox is on--------

Ans:March 21


50.

Spring equinox is on--------

Ans:September 21


51.

--------- is the time of the year when the difference between the length of days and the length of nights is the largest

Ans:Solstice


52.

Summer solstice is on -------

Ans:June 21


53.

Winter solstice is on

Ans:December 21


54.

Sun rays fall vertically at the Tropic of cancer on

Ans:June 21


55.

Sun rays fall vertically at the Tropic of Capricorn on

Ans:December 22


PART-II


Question51:- Nellikkampetty Wildlife Sanctuary is established in



1934


Question52:- Periyar Tiger Reserve is the part of



Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary


Question53:-Project Elephant started in



1991


Question54:- The temple that is situated in the Periyar Tiger Reseve



Mangaladevi Temple


Question55:-Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as



Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary


Question56:- The bird sanctuary that is situated in the Eranakulam Town



Mangaladevi


Question57:- The first Bird Sanctuary of Kerala is



Thattekkadu


Question58:- Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary is situated at



Eranakulam


Question59:- Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary is known as --------



Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary


Question60:- The biggest Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala is



Thekkady Wild Sanctuary (Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary)


Question61:-The first butterfly Safari Park in Asia



Thenmala


Question62:-Thenmala Butterfly Safari Park is established in



2008 Feb 22


Question63:-Thenmala Butterfly Safari Park is situated at



Kollam Dist


Question64:- The Pakshi Pathalam Bird Sanctuary is situated in



Wayanadu


Question65:- How many forest Divisions are there in Kerala



36


Question66:-The biggest Forest Division of Kerala



Ranni


Question67:-The smallest Forest Division of Kerala



Agasthyamala


Question68:- The first DNA Bar Coding centre was started at



Puthenthoppe (Thiruvananthapuram)


Question69:- The Peacock Sanctuary of Kerala



Choolannur


Question70:- Choolannur Bird Sanctuary is situated at



Palakkad Dist


Question71:- Silent Valley National Park is situated at



Palakkad Dist


Question72:- The river flows through Silent Valley National Park



Kunthippuzha


Question73:-The Pathrakkadavu Hydro-Electric power project is at



Kunthippuzha


Question74:- The first Community Reserve of Kerala is



Kadalundi


Question75:-The number of Lakes in Kerala



34


Question76:- The number of Rivers in Kerala



44


Question77:- Wellington Island is situated in



Vembanadu Lake


Question78:- Pathiramanal Island is situated in



Vembanadu Lake


Question79:- Vyppin Island is situated in



Vembanadu Lake


Question80:- Vallarpadam Island is situated in



Vembanadu Lake


Question81:- Kadamakkudy Island is situated in



Vembanadu Lake


Question82:- The biggest Lake in Kerala



Vembanadu Lake


Question83:-The second biggest Lake in Kerala



Ashtamudi Lake


Question84:- Kanoli Canal is situated at



Thrissur


Question85:-The biggest Fresh Water Lake in Kerala



Sasthamcotta Lake


Question86:- The length of sea coast in Kerala



580 km


Question87:- How many districts in Kerala has Sea Coast



9


Question88:- The district having the longest sea coast



Kannur


Question89:-The district having shortest sea coast



Kollam


Question90:- The longest beach of Kerala



Muzhuppilangadu


Question91:-Muzhuppilangadu Beach is situated at



Kannur


Question92:-The Taluk of Kerala that has the longest Sea coast



Cherthala


Question93:- The biggest river of Kerala is



Peryar


Question94:- Which river was known as 'Choorni'



Periyar


Question95:-Muthirappuzha is the main tributary of



Periyar


Question96:- The second biggest river of Kerala



Bharathappuzha


Question97:-Bharathappuzha starts from



Anamala (Tamilnadu)


Question98:- Gayathrippuzha is the tributary of



Bharathappuzha


Question99:-Kannadippuzha is the tributary of



Bharathappuzha


Question100:-The length of Periyar River



244 km