Geology Mcqs Past Papers

1. Mark the correct statement about Platinum Group Minerals (PGM).
(a) PGM occurs as immiscible segregation in early magmatic stage and is locked up in silicates
(b) They are primarily localized in ultramafic rocks
(c) Hydro thermal activity plays a significant role in the concentration of Platinum group elements
(d) All are correct
(e) None of these


2. Chrysolite Asbestos result from the:
(a) Magmatic liquid
(b) Alteration of Serpentine
(c) Alteration of Olivine to Serpentine
(d) Hydrothermal solutions
(e) None of these

3. Mn-ore of chemical grade should have:
(a) 0-95% of Mn
(b) 82-87% of Mn
(c) 74-78% of Mn
(d) 60-63% of Mn
(e) None of these

4. The major elements is Mn-nodules are:
(a) Fe and Mn
(b) Fe, Mn and Ni
(c) Fe, Mn, Ni and Cu
(d) Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu and Co
(e) None of these

5. Iron Sulphide minerals are often indicators of the?
(a) Geochemical conditions under which they are formed
(b) Depositional Environments
(c) Transportation agencies
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) None of these

6. Which is the correct statement about Pyrite:
(a) It has a wide range of thermal stability upto 743C
(b) It is formed in marine depositional environment
(c) It deposits under neutral to alkaline conditions
(d) All the above statements are correct
(e) None of these

7. Molybdenum Steels are used in:
(a) Aircraft
(b) Automobiles
(c) Oil machinery
(d) All of these
(e) None of these

8. Which is the most stable mineral towards weathering:
(a) Quartz
(b) Feldspar
(c) Hornblende
(d) Olivine
(e) None of these

9. Which rare earth element replaces Zirconium in Zircon:
(a) Thorium
(b) Cerium
(c) Hafnium
(d) None of these

10. Epidote crystallises in:
(a) Orthorhombic system
(b) Monoclinic system
(c) Triclinic system
(d) Cubic system
(e) None of these

11. The degree of transparency of a mineral is known as:
(a) Schillerization
(b) Diaphaneity
(c) Phosphorescence
(d) None of these

12. Polymorphous elements like carbon are called:
(a) Semi-ploytropic
(b) Polytropic
(c) Allotropic
(d) None of these

13. Which type of drainage pattern develops in folded or tilted blocks:
(a) Dendretic pattern
(b) Trellis pattern
(c) Rectangular pattern
(d) None of these

14. A plain of eroded bed rock developed between mountain and basin areas is known as:
(a) Pediment
(b) Playa
(c) Piedment
(d) Peneplains
(e) None of these

15. Amorphous substances are:
(a) Isotropic
(b) Anisotropic
(c) Uniaxial
(d) Biaxial
(e) None of these

16. Wind does erosion in:
(a) Attrition
(b) Abrasion
(c) Deflation
(d) All these processes
(e) None of these

17. A fossil which assumes to be the intermediate form between man and ape is:
(a) Australopithecus
(b) Ramapithecus
(c) Sivapithecus
(d) Sinanthropus
(e) None of these

18. Stromatolites are only preserved in:
(a) Shales
(b) Sandstones
(c) Carbonates
(d) Coal
(e) None of these

19. Trace fossils are also known as:
(a) Organic fossils
(b) Ichno fossils
(c) Ripple fossils
(d) None of these

20. What are the applications of condones:
(a) In Biostratigraphy
(b) In Paleoecology
(c) In Hydrocarbon Exploration
(d) All of these
(e) None of these

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