Recent questions tagged earth-science

Description : Where does moraine form- —

Last Answer : Glacial region

Description : …………….. refers to the collection of information pertinent to systems Project. A) Data transfer B) Data gathering C) Data Embedding D) Data Request

Last Answer : B) Data gathering

Description : Consequences of the Earth's Rotation

Last Answer : The earth rotates rotates on its axis taking approximately approximately 24 hours to complete complete one rotation. rotation. This has important environmental consequences. 1. Rotation creates a diurnal ... of water in the oceans called gyres. The Coriolis force only operates on large features.

Description : From which of the following factor has not influence the drainage density: (A) Climate (B) Topography (C) Soil infiltration capacity (D) Anthropogenic activity (E) Vegetation (F) Geology

Last Answer : (D) Anthropogenic activity 

Description : The volume rate of flow of water at a point in a given time is: (A) Competence (B) Viscosity (C) Discharge (D) Capacity

Last Answer : (C) Discharge 

Description : Which of the following is not one of the three broad types of channel pattern? (A) Straight (B) Serrated (C) Braided (D) Meandering

Last Answer : (B) Serrated 

Description : What type of drainage pattern would you expect to find where the main streams are parallel and very long and the edge of the folded sedimentary rock (weak and resistant) forms long parallel belts? (A) Dendritic (B) Rectangular (C) Radial (D) Trellised

Last Answer : (D) Trellised 

Description : Terraces are remnants of former: (A) Rivers (B) Alluvial fans (C) Floodplains (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) Floodplains 

Description : Which of the following is not one of the channel pattern? (A) Braided (B) Narrow (C) Meandering (D) Straight

Last Answer : (B) Narrow 

Description : Subsidence results due to the constant or excess removal of ground water deplete the water table and increases the area of ____________. (A) Water table (B) Ground surface (C) Zone of saturation (D) Vadose zone

Last Answer : (D) Vadose zone 

Description : ________are defined as free falling fragments of rocks from steep cliff or slope. (A) Rockfalls (B) Toppling (C) Debris avalanche (D) Earthflow

Last Answer : (A) Rockfalls  

Description : In translational slides, movement _______ to planes of weakness and occasionally _____to slope. (A) Parallel, parallel (B) Parallel, perpendicular (C) Perpendicular, parallel (D) Perpendicular, perpendicular

Last Answer : (A) Parallel, parallel 

Description : Which one of the following is not an internal factor affects in slope processes? (A) Lithology of the materials on the slope (B) Ground water or rain water (run off) (C) Geological Structures (D) Earthquakes (Tectonic activity)

Last Answer : (D) Earthquakes (Tectonic activity) 

Description : Which of the following is not depends on shear strength of the material? (A) Cohesion (B) Internal friction (C) Normal stress (D) Mass of the material

Last Answer : (D) Mass of the material 

Description : Driving force can be increased by: (A) Decrease in amount of material on slope (B) Increase in slope angle (C) Decrease in slope angle (D) None of these

Last Answer : (B) Increase in slope angle 

Description : Abrupt uplift and gentle subsidence are indicative of: (A) Hat microatoll (B) Hemispherical coral head (C) Cup microatoll (D) Cylindrical coral head

Last Answer : (C) Cup microatoll  

Description : What is the subsidence occurred at Great Nicobar Island due to 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake? (A) 5 m (B) 3 m (C) 10 m (D) None of these

Last Answer : (B) 3 m 

Description : What is the rupture length of 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake? (A) 500 km (B) 5000 km (C) 1200 km (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) 1200 km 

Description : Which is the largest subduction earthquake? (A)1960 Chile earthquake (B) 1905 Kangra earthquake (C) 2011 Tohuku earthquake (D)2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake

Last Answer : (A)1960 Chile earthquake  

Description : Tsunami waves are generated with the earthquake. True or false. (A) False (B) True (C) None of these

Last Answer : (B) True 

Description : Tunneling _____________ to the fold axis is not at all desirable. (A) Perpendicular (B) Parallel (C) None of these

Last Answer : (A) Perpendicular 

Description : Most suitable rocks for construction of tunneling: (A) Argillaceous (B) Vesicular or amygdaloidal basalts (C) Limestone (D) Schist & Phyllite

Last Answer : (B) Vesicular or amygdaloidal basalts 

Description : Which of the following is the suitable location for the construction of dams in a folded terrain? (A) Crest of the fold (B) Trough of the fold (C) Limbs of the fold (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) Limbs of the fold 

Description : Taksal fault is an example of: (A) Normal fault (B) Reverse fault (C) Strike slip fault (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) Strike slip fault 

Description : The beds which have a gentle upstream dip will be_______ to the resultant force (R), hence can provides the best resistance to withstand the stresses or loads acting in the area. (A) Parallel (B) Perpendicular (C) None of these 

Last Answer : (B) Perpendicular  

Description : The displaced aqueduct of Al Harif is in between ________ and _________ plates. (A) African plate and Arabian plate (B) Indian plate and Eurasian plate (C) African plate and Pacific plate (D) None of these 

Last Answer : (A) African plate and Arabian plate 

Description : Which type of movement has been seen in right lateral strike-slip fault? (A) Sinistral movement (B) Dextral movement (C) Upward movement (D) None of these

Last Answer : (B) Dextral movement  

Description : Sag pond is an example of : (A) Normal fault (B) Reverse fault (C) Strike slip fault (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) Strike slip fault 

Description : 2005 Muzaffarabad earthquake was occurred on _______ active fault. (A) Kangra Active fault (B) San Andreas fault (C) Main Boundary thrust (D) Tanda Active fault 

Last Answer : (D) Tanda Active fault 

Description : 1995 Kobe earthquake was occurred in ________. (A) Japan (B) United States of America (C) Taiwan (D) India

Last Answer : (A) Japan 

Description : Point on fault plane where slip initiated is termed as: (A) Epicenter (B) Hypocenter (C) Fault scarp (D) Hanging wall

Last Answer : (B) Hypocenter 

Description : The San Andreas Fault is an example of: (A) Normal fault (B) Reverse fault (C) Right lateral strike slip (D) Left lateral strike slip

Last Answer : (C) Right lateral strike slip  

Description : Now India is divided into ____________ seismic zones. (A) 5 (B) 3 (C) 6 (D) 4

Last Answer : (D) 4

Description : Surface along which the block of rock slip is called _____? (A) Fault zone (B) Fault Plane (C) Fault scarp (D) None of these

Last Answer : (B) Fault Plane 

Description : _______ is the angle of a fault plane w.r.t. vertical. (A) Hade (B) Throw (C) Heave (D) Dip

Last Answer : (A) Hade 

Description : In which type of the fault the hanging wall is moving up with respect to foot wall? (A) Normal fault (B) Strike slip fault (C) Reverse fault (D) None of these

Last Answer : (C) Reverse fault  

Description : In which tectonic environment, you can find the surface expression in the form of folding? (A) Extensional (B) Compressional (C) Strike slip (D) All of these

Last Answer : (B) Compressional 

Description : Along which active fault the Trans-Alaska pipeline was survived during an earthquake? (A) Denali fault (B) Himalayan frontal thrust (C) Alpine fault (D) None of these

Last Answer : (A) Denali fault 

Description : Which of the following is not categorised under the Himalayan earthquake? (A) Uttarkashi Earthquake (B) Kangra Earthquake (C) Gorkha Earthquake (D) Bhuj Earthquake 

Last Answer : (D) Bhuj Earthquake  

Description : Which one of the following is a secondary phenomenon during an earthquake? (A) Fault scarp (B) Terrace offset (C) Liquefaction (D) All of these

Last Answer : (C) Liquefaction 

Description : New Zealand is an example of (A) Convergent plate boundary (B) Divergent plate boundary (C) Conservative plate boundary (D) Both convergent and conservative plate boundaries

Last Answer : (D) Both convergent and conservative plate boundaries  

Description : Which one is the 2nd large magnitude earthquake occurred during past 100 yrs? (A) 2001, Bhuj earthquake (B) 2004, Sumatra earthquake (C) 2015, Nepal earthquake (D) 2005, Kashmir earthquake

Last Answer : (B) 2004, Sumatra earthquake 

Description : Which of the following is not categorised under geologic hazard? (A) Tropical cyclone (B) Earthquakes (C) Volcano (D) Floods

Last Answer : Tropical cyclone

Description : Limestone's are very rich in (A)calcium (B) Potassium (C)calcium carbonate (D)magnesium carbonate

Last Answer : calcium carbonate

Description : A rock is (A)a naturally occurring, hard, solid substance (B) any hard, solid substance on earth (C)an aggregate of minerals (D)only produced by cooling of magma

Last Answer : an aggregate of minerals 

Description : The major difference between breccia and conglomerate is (A)size of grain (B) shape of grain (C) composition of grain (D)all of these

Last Answer : shape of grain

Description : Breccia belongs to which type of sedimentary rocks? (A) organic sedimentary (B) chemical sedimentary (C) clastic sedimentary (D) All of them 

Last Answer : clastic sedimentary

Description : Identification of Calcite in sedimentary rock can be done by using (A) the rock will glow in the dark (B) the rock will break to form smooth surfaces (D) the rock will taste salty (C) hydrochloric acid will cause the calcite to fizz

Last Answer : hydrochloric acid will cause the calcite to fizz

Description : Which of the following mineral is not part of the discontinuous reaction series? (A) olivine (B) pyroxene (C) amphibole (D) plagioclase

Last Answer : plagioclase

Description : What is the volcanic equivalent of the gabbro? (A) rhyolite (B) gabbro (C) andesite (D) basalt

Last Answer : basalt