World Geography – Section 2

1. The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called

A. Novas
B. Comets
C. Meteors
D. Asteroids

Correct Answer: D. Asteroids

2. The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the Tertiary Period of geologic time is

A. Pliocene
B. Palaeozoic
C. Holocene
D. Palaeocene

Correct Answer: D. Palaeocene

3. The luminous colored ring, surrounding the sun is called the

A. nebula
B. comet
C. asteroid
D. corona

Correct Answer: D. corona

4. The longest ship canal in the world is the

A. St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)
B. Suez Canal, Egypt
C. Kiel Canal, Germany
D. Panama Canal, Central America

Correct Answer: A. St. Laurence Seaway (USA and Canada)

5. The major geological events of the Palaeozoic era include

A. Caledonian mountain rise, life comes ashore
B. Appalachians and Central European mountains come up
C. Both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

Correct Answer: C. Both (a) and (b)

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