Higher Secondary School Teacher Geography 336/2017 Answer Key

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Post : HSST Geography (Junior)
Department : Kerala Higher Secondary Education
Category Code : 336/17
Qualification : Master's Degree in the Geography
Date of Test : 04-12-2017



  1. Which of the following is not a source of evaluating teacher performance?
    • Interview with students
    • Interview with parents
    • Interview with teachers
    • Interview with principal

  2. 'Learning by living' is related to
    • Lecture Method
    • Discussion Method
    • Project method
    • Problem Solving Method

  3. Which is not a teaching skill?
    • Set Induction
    • Promoting questions
    • Lecturing
    • Closure

  4. The audience very seldom participate in
    • Conference
    • Seminar
    • Symposium
    • Workshop

  5. Which is not an essential element of learning?
    • Attention
    • Motivation
    • Reinforcement
    • Retention

  6. 'Research is a systematized effort to gain new knowledge' this definition is given by
    • Clifford Woody
    • Earnest Grimshaw
    • Slesinger and Stephenson
    • Redman and Mory

  7. The 't-test' is developed by
    • William S. Gosset
    • R.A. Fisher
    • James L. Murphy
    • Donald L. Harnett

  8. The sampling technique used when the population is not homogeneous
    • Multistage Sampling
    • Quota Sampling
    • Systematic Sampling
    • Stratified Sampling

  9. Which of the following is not an important feature of an abstract?
    • Summarises the key facts
    • Omits introductory explanation
    • Omits statistical details
    • Omits citations
    • Question error

  10. 'Knowledge for the sake of knowledge' is the feature of
    • Descriptive Research
    • Fundamental Research
    • Qualitative Research
    • Conceptual Research

  11. Who among the following is known as the 'Father of Geography'?
    • Hacataeus
    • Thales
    • Anaximander
    • Homer

  12. The dichotomy of physical geography versus Human geography was put forward by
    • Ancient Indian
    • Arab
    • Romans
    • Greeks

  13. A book 'The figures of the climate' was compiled by
    • Al-Balkhi
    • Al-Yakubi
    • Al-Istakhiri
    • Al-Masoodi

  14. The Instrument 'Gnomon' was introduced by
    • Eratosthenes
    • Alexander
    • Herodotus
    • Anaximander

  15. A theory providing an account of the size and distribution of settlements within an urban system was put forward by
    • Alfred Weber
    • Peter Hagget
    • Walter Christraller
    • J.Q. Stewart

  16. The first geographer who introduced general systems theory in geography?
    • Langton
    • Berry
    • Chorley
    • Warntz

  17. Who wrote 'Cosmos' in 1845?
    • Carl Ritter
    • Alexander Von Humboldt
    • Strabo
    • Varenius

  18. The concept of 'stop and go' determinism was put forward by
    • Griffith Taylor
    • Jean Brunches
    • J.E. Spencer
    • Vidal de la Blache

  19. Who among the following were the first to put forward the idea of the periodic nature of the monsoon?
    • Indians
    • Arabs
    • Romans
    • Greeks

  20. Eratosthenes has been called the founder of
    • Astronomy
    • Regional geography
    • Mathematical geography
    • Geodesy

  21. Seismic waves are recorded with the help of an instrument known as
    • Seismograph
    • Seismogram
    • Seismometer
    • Seismoscope
    Question error

  22. Differential heating of outer and lower shells of rock causes
    • Shattering
    • Sheeting
    • Exfoliation
    • Flaking

  23. Faulting is mainly caused by
    • Compression
    • Gravity
    • Tidal activity
    • Tension

  24. Which one of the following landform is the result of abrasion work of wind?
    • Inselberg
    • Zeugen
    • Loess
    • Barchan

  25. The rate of change of pressure per unit distance is known as
    • Change of pressure
    • Pressure gradient
    • Decrease in pressure
    • Variation in pressure

  26. Normal lapse rate of temperature is
    • 1° F for every 165 meters
    • 8° F for every 165 meters
    • 1° C for every 165 km
    • 1° C for every 165 meters

  27. Thick dense and dome shaped clouds with a look like cauliflower are called
    • Cirrus
    • Stratus
    • Cumulus
    • Nimbus

  28. The Coriolis force is extremely weak at the
    • Equator
    • Poles
    • Tropic of cancer
    • Tropic of capricorn

  29. Coral reefs formed close to the shores of the continent are called
    • Coral Island
    • Atolls
    • Barrier reefs
    • Fringing reefs

  30. Which one of the following is a cold current?
    • Gulf stream
    • Kuroshio current
    • Canary current
    • Brazilian current

  31. The name given to the foothill zone of the Himalayas is
    • Siwaliks
    • Central Himalayas
    • Middle Himalayas
    • Inner Himalayas

  32. The largest coffee producing state in India is
    • Kerala
    • Karnataka
    • Assam
    • Tamil Nadu

  33. The Eastern Ghats joins the Western Ghats at
    • Palani hills
    • Anaimudi
    • Niligiri hills
    • Shevroy Hills

  34. The Jog falls is situated on the river
    • Tapti
    • Cauvery
    • Bhima
    • Sharavati

  35. Which one of the following rivers of India makes an estuary?
    • Cauvery
    • Narmada
    • Krishna
    • Ganga

  36. Which one of the following States in India has the highest percentage of tank irrigation?
    • Tamil Nadu
    • West Bengal
    • Kerala
    • Karnataka

  37. Which river is called the 'sorrow of Bihar'?
    • Damodar
    • Subernarekha
    • Kosi
    • Cauvery

  38. The Peninsular Plateau north of the Vindhyas is called
    • Deccan Trap
    • Malwa Plateau
    • Bundelkhand Plateau
    • Chota Nagpur Plateau

  39. Which region is called the 'granary of south India'?
    • Coimbatore
    • Thanjavur
    • Tiruchirapalli
    • Kerala

  40. The southern most Island of Lakshadweep is
    • Minicoy
    • Kilttan
    • Kavaratti
    • Kalpeni

  41. The census town of class III town has a population size of
    • 20,000 to 49,000
    • 10,000 to 19,999
    • 5,000 to 9,999
    • Less than 5,000

  42. The functional classification of Indian cities has been done by
    • R.P. Misra
    • R.L. Singh
    • Ashok Mitra
    • L.S. Bhat

  43. Which among the following is an example of a planned city in India?
    • Amritsar
    • Gandhinagar
    • Ahmedabad
    • Hyderabad

  44. The concept of a region was first introduced by
    • Wooldridge S.E.
    • Freeman T.W.
    • Stamp L.D.
    • Herbertson A.J.

  45. The theory of growth foci was put forward by
    • K.V. Sundaram
    • P.D. Mahadev
    • R.D. Dikshit
    • R.P. Misra

  46. Regional Planning aims at
    • Balanced development
    • Development of agriculture
    • Development of heavy industries
    • Development of small scale industries

  47. The study entitled 'The law of the primate city' was put forward by
    • M. Jefferson
    • Walter Christaller
    • Berry B.J.L.
    • King K.J.

  48. The 'rank size rule' was proposed by
    • Hagget P.
    • Zipf G.K.
    • Losch A.
    • Chorley R.J.

  49. The concept of growth pole was developed by
    • Boudeville
    • Myrdal
    • Francois Perroux
    • Hirchman

  50. Regions delineated for certain specific purposes are called
    • Ad Hoc region
    • Axial region
    • Formal region
    • Functional region

  51. The Art and science of map making is called
    • Astronomy
    • Geology
    • Cartography
    • Geography

  52. An instrument used for reducing or enlarging a map is called
    • Planimeter
    • Orthometer
    • Barograph
    • Pantograph

  53. The topographical maps of India are published by
    • Government of India
    • Survey of India
    • Geological Survey of India
    • Geographical survey of India

  54. A topographical map with a numbering 72 F denotes a scale of
    • 1:250,000
    • 1:50,000
    • 1:25,000
    • 1:100,000

  55. The name given to an instrument used for viewing stereopairs for interpretation is
    • Stereogram
    • Stereograph
    • Sterometer
    • Stereoscope

  56. The first method of remote sensing is
    • Thermal remote sensing
    • Multi spectral remote sensing
    • Arial Photography
    • Global navigation system

  57. Electromagnetic waves are categorized based on their
    • Wavelength
    • Speed
    • Frequency
    • Density

  58. A system which utilizes a naturally occurring source of energy is called
    • Active system
    • Passive system
    • Microwave system
    • Thermal system

  59. DEM in GIS stands for
    • Digital Equation Model
    • Digital Error Model
    • Digital Erosion Model
    • Digital Elevation Model

  60. The most prevalent plain grid system used in GIS operation is
    • Universal Transverse Mercator
    • Lambert Equal Area
    • State Plane
    • Lambert Conformal Conic

  61. Slash and burn method of cultivation in India is commonly called
    • Caingin
    • Lading
    • Jhumping
    • Milpa

  62. The Grass land are locally known as Pampas in
    • South Africa
    • Argentina
    • N. America
    • Australia

  63. The general climate of the equatorial regions is
    • Hot and Humid
    • Warm and Humid
    • Hot and Dry
    • Highly Seasonal

  64. What are the equatorial marshy lowlands called
    • Caatinga
    • Mangroves
    • Selvas
    • Basins

  65. The important crop grown in the monsoon region is
    • Wheat
    • Coffee
    • Rice
    • Tobacco

  66. Which are the typical areas of Trashumance?
    • Tropical desert
    • Equatorial lowlands
    • Tropical forests
    • Interior highlands

  67. What among the following is the major activity in Pittsburgh?
    • Locomotive industry
    • Meat packing industry
    • Iron and Steel industry
    • Textile industry

  68. Which part of former USSR was called Great Russian Lowlands?
    • European Russia
    • Ukraine and Uzbekistan
    • Siberian region
    • Yenissey valley

  69. Which country has a highly developed dairy industry?
    • France
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Netherlands

  70. Which region is called the roof of the world?
    • Mount Everest
    • Arctic region
    • Siberia
    • Tibet

  71. WSG84 stands for
    • World Geographical System 1984
    • World Geodetic System 1984
    • World Global Standard 1984
    • World Geographical Standard 1984

  72. UTM zones easting's are measured from
    • 15 degree meridian
    • Central meridian
    • Absolute meridian
    • True meridian

  73. The GPS receiver can determine
    • Latitude and longitude of a position
    • Latitude, longitude and attribute of a position
    • Latitude, longitude and altitude of a position
    • Relative height and angle of slope

  74. The spherical models for GPS at sea level are called
    • Geoid
    • Projection
    • Digital Elevation Model
    • Digital Surface Model

  75. The principle application of photogrammetry lies in the production of
    • Soil map
    • Slope map
    • Drainage map
    • Topographic map

  76. The geometric scan resolution is given in the units of
    • dpi
    • mm
    • cm
    • inch

  77. A stereo pair of vertical aerial photograph has an overlap of
    • 50%
    • 40%
    • 60%
    • 10%

  78. The most important software required to use a computer is known as
    • MS Excel
    • MS Word
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Operating system

  79. Which of the following sensors can penetrate vegetation cover
    • A thermal sensor
    • An optical sensor
    • An infrared sensor
    • All type of sensor
    Question error

  80. Which one of the following has been the oldest remote sensing programme?
    • INSAT
    • LANDSAT
    • SPOT
    • NOAA

  81. The person who accompanied Rabindranath Tagore while he was visiting Sree Narayana Guru in 1922
    • Barister G.P. Pillai
    • C.F. Andrews
    • K. Kelapan
    • C. Kesavan

  82. Who was the author of the book 'Atmanuthapam'?
    • Brahmananda Sivayogi
    • Vaikunda Swamikal
    • Chavara Kuriyakkose Achan
    • Chattampi Swamikal

  83. The leader who started Mahabodhi Buddha Mission at Kozhikode?
    • C. Krishnan
    • Kumara Gurudevan
    • Vagbhadananda
    • C. Kesavan

  84. Name the British missionary who opened the English school at Mattanchery in the year 1818?
    • Edward Brennen
    • Rev. W. T. Ringletaube
    • Rev. Mead
    • Rev. J. Dawson

  85. Who was the founder of Araya Samajam?
    • Pandit K.P. Karuppan
    • Poikayil Yohannan
    • Velukkutty Arayan
    • T.K. Madhavan

  86. The Dutch and Travancore signed the Treaty of Mavelikkara in the year
    • 1741
    • 1745
    • 1749
    • 1753

  87. The 13th Kerala Bamboo Fesrival 2016 was held at
    • Palakkad
    • Kochi
    • Kalpetta
    • Sulthan Bathery

  88. In which year Adoor Gopalakrishnan received Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
    • 2003
    • 2004
    • 2006
    • 2007

  89. Who was the recepient of Vallathol Award in 2016?
    • Kavalam Narayana Panikkar
    • Dr. Puthussery Ramachandran
    • K.G. George
    • Sree Kumaran Thampi

  90. Who was the governor of Kerala when internal emergency was declared in 1975?
    • N.N. Wanchoo
    • B. Ramakrishna Rao
    • Ajith Prasad Jain
    • Bhagawan Sahay

  91. In Which case the Supreme court of India held that the Preamble is not a part of the constitution?
    • Golaknath Case
    • Keshavananda Bharati Case
    • Berubari Case
    • Minerva Mills Case

  92. 'Public health and sanitation' is a subject included in the
    • Union List
    • State List
    • Concurrent List
    • Residuary powers

  93. ____ is the supreme commander of the armed forces in India.
    • Governor
    • Defence minister
    • Prime Minister
    • President

  94. Which among the following Articles of Constitution of India abolishes Untouchability?
    • Article 17
    • Article 15
    • Article 18
    • Article 16

  95. Who was the Chairman of the second Finance Commission of India?
    • A.K. Chanda
    • N.K. P. Salve
    • K.Santhanam
    • K.C. Pant

  96. "Public Authority" is defined under _____ of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
    • Section 2 (h)
    • Section 2 (i)
    • Section 2 (j)
    • Section 2 (e)

  97. The definition of 'child' in the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 is
    • Any person below the age of fifteen years
    • Any person below the age of fourteen years
    • Any person below the age of seven years
    • Any person below the age of eighteen years

  98. National Commission for Women Act, 1990 provides that the Chairperson and every member of the commission shall hold the office for such period, not exceeding
    • Five years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Six years

  99. Which of the following authority is entrusted with the power to make rules under Transplantation of Human Organs Act?
    • Lok sabha
    • State Legislative Assembly
    • State Government
    • Central Government

  100. Which of the following Acts received the assent of the President of India on 20th January 2006?
    • National Rural Employement Guarantee Act
    • National Environmental Tribunal Act
    • Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act
    • Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act

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