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  • 1. One species of Coffee called Coffea charrieriana is free of Cafeine. In which of the following countries Coffea charrieriana is grown?
    • A) Vietnam
    • B) Cameroon
    • C) Liberia
    • D) Yemen
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    Answer B
    Coffea liberica is a species that originated in Liberia. Its variety Baraco is a major crop in Philippines. Coffea arabica is indigenous to Ethiopia and Arab world. It is also known as Coffee Shrub of Arabia and is believed to be the first variety of Coffee to be cultivated. Coffea charrieriana is a coffee that is free of caffeine. It is found in Cameroon. Mocha Coffee or Cafe mocha is derived from Coffea Arabica. This name derived from the Mocha town of Yemen. Yemen was the largest producer and exporter of Mocha Coffee

  • 2. The science of map-making is
    • A) Cartography
    • B) Geography
    • C) Carpology
    • D) Geology
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    Answer A
    Cartography (chartes or charax = sheet of papyrus (paper) and graphein = to write) is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

  • 3. Instrument used for measuring area on maps is called
    • A) Planimeter
    • B) Eidograph
    • C) Pantograph
    • D) Opisometer
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    Answer A
    The planimeter is a drafting instrument used to measure the area of a graphically represented planar region. The region being measured may have any irregular shape, making this instrument remarkably versatile. In this age of CAD and digital images, the planimeter is heading toward obsolescence, but not just yet. They are still being manufactured.

  • 4. The land of maximum biodiversity is
    • A) Tropical
    • B) Temperate
    • C) Monsoonal
    • D) Equatorial
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    Answer A
    A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem type that occurs roughly within the latitudes 28 degrees north or south of the equator (in the equatorial zone between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn). This ecosystem experiences high average temperatures and a significant amount of rainfall. Tropical rainforests are unique in the high levels of biodiversity they exhibit. Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests. Rainforests are home to half of all the living animal and plant species on the planet. Twothirds of all flowering plants can be found in rainforests. A single hectare of rainforest may contain 42,000 different species of insect, up to 807 trees of 313 species and 1,500 species of higher plants. Tropical rainforests have been called the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy”, because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered within them.

  • 5. Who coined the word ‘Geography
    • A) Ptolemy
    • B) Eratosthenese
    • C) Hacataus
    • D) Herodatus
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    Answer B
    Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a Greek mathematician, geographer, poet, athlete, astronomer, and music theorist. He was the first person to use the word geography” in Greek and he invented the discipline

  • 6. The art and science of map making is called
    • A) Remote Sensing
    • B) Cartography
    • C) Photogrammetry
    • D) Mapping
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    Answer B
    Cartography is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

  • 7. The imaginary lines joining places of same height at equal intervals are
    • A) Hachures
    • B) Contours
    • C) Spot-heights
    • D) Isomers
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    Answer B
    In cartography, a contour line (often just called a "contour") joins points of equal elevation (height) above a given level, such as mean sea level

  • 8. Imaginary lines joining places with same temperature are called
    • A) Isobars
    • B) Isohyets
    • C) Isohalines
    • D) Isotherms
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    Answer D
    An isotherm is a line on a map or chart of the earth's surface connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or the same mean temperature for a given period. Isotherm maps show where temperatures are relatively high and low, and also where temperature changes are gradual or dramatic over a distance.

  • 9. What is meant by the term “midnight sun” ?
    • A) Twilight
    • B) Rising Sun
    • C) Very bright moon
    • D) Sun shining in the polar circle for long time
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    Answer D
    The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at places north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Around the solstice (June 21 in the north and December 21 in the south) and given fair weather the sun is visible for the full 24 hours. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther towards either pole one goes.

  • 10. The well through which water comes out through hydraulic pressure is called
    • A) Ordinary well
    • B) Tube well
    • C) Deep tube well
    • D) Artesian well
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    Answer D
    Artesian Well refers to a type of well that normally gives a continuous flow, the water being forced upwards by hydraulic pressure