General Knowledge Part-21

1. The minor planets revolving between the
orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called
A. Novas
B. Comets
C. Meteors
D. Asteroids
Answer: Option D
2. The lowermost and the oldest epoch of the
Tertiary Period of geologic time is
A. Pliocene
B. Palaeozoic
C. Holocene
D. Palaeocene
Answer: Option D
3. The luminous coloured ring, surrounding the
sun is called the
A. nebula
B. comet
C. asteroid
D. corona
Answer: Option D
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
Answer: Option A
5. The pedogenic process associated with
poor drainage and which involves the
accumulation of organic matter in the upper
layers of the soil is called
A. salinisation
B. gleisation
C. calcification
D. podsolisation
Answer: Option B
6. The rock formations that cannot store
groundwater are called
A. aquifers
B. aquicludes
C. perched aquifer
D. spring
Answer: Option B
7. The planet that takes the highest time for
completing a rotation is
A. Mercury
B. Venus
C. Earth
D. Pluto
Answer: Option B

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