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General Knowledge MCQs - 30

291. Arrange the following soil particle by size in the descending order:
I. Gravel II. Clay
III. Silt IV. Sand
(a) I, II, HI, IV
(b) IV, II, III, I
(c) I, IV, Hi, II-
(d) III, IV, I, II

292. Japan experiences frequent earthquakes because it is located:
(a) On the eastern coast of Asia
(b) On the meeting point of two plates of the earth’s crust-
(c) Amidst the ocean
(d) In the volcanic belt

293. The movement inside the Earth’s crust is studied by:
(a) Geodesy
(b) Geology
(c) Plate Tectonics
(d) Seismology-

294. Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Gneiss : Metamorphic
2. Granite : Igneous
3. Sandstone : Sedimentary
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3-

295. Sedimentary rocks are formed by the process of:
(a) Metamorphism
(b) Weathering
(c) Deposition
(d) Both (b) and (c)-

296. Choose the correct statement about Sedimentary rocks:
(a) These rocks cannot be formed under water
(b) These rocks are crystalline
(c) The structure of these rocks is contingent on heat and pressure
(d) These rocks have been deposited in layers-

297. The igneous rocks are formed due to:
(a) Accumulation of sedments at the bottom of sea
(b) Granitisation-
(c) Disintegration of magma
(d) Altering of metamorphic rocks

298. Which of the following is not a sedimentary rock?
(a) Limestone
(b) Marble-
(c) Sandstone
(d) Shale

299. Which of the following rocks is transformed into marble?
(a) Granite
(b) Limestone-
(c) Peat
(d) Shale

300. The principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks is:
(a) Decomposition of sediments
(b) Deposition of remains of plants and animals
(c) Extreme heat and pressure
(d) Solidification of magma

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