UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – Geography


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Which of the following areas in the world has the highest population density?

A. Singapore Island   B. The Amazon Basin   C. inland Niger Delta   D. The Nile Valley


The major factors that account for the pattern of population distribution in West Africa are:

A. transportation and communication   B. physical and economic   C. historical and social   D. social and political


Hygrometer is used to measure ______

A. rainfall      B. wind direction      C. relative humidity      D. sunshine.


Which of the following factors discourages population concentration in an area?

A. Grasslands   B. Frozen soils   C. Mineral deposits   D. Alluvial plains


The major primary activity in a coniferous forest is _______

A. paper manufacturing   B. lumbering   C. hunting   D. furniture making.


The surface zone of the earth that is occupied by living organisms is referred to as the _______

A. atmosphere   B. lithosphere   C. biosphere   D. hydrosphere.


A situation in which the bulk of the urban population in a country is concentrated in one town is best described as ______

A. urban primacy   B. urbanization   C. conurbation   D. urban explosion


An example of a man-made lake is ______

A. Lake Tanganyika   B. Lake Volta    C. Lake Victoria    D. Lake Chad.


The most sparsely populated areas of the world include ______

A. Canada and Eurasia    B. China and Japan   C. Japan and Indonesia   D. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


A country that has its railways operating on three different gauges is ______

A. the USA   B. Japan   C. Russia   D. Australia.


The earth’s crust consists essentially of ______

A. magnesium and silica  B. silica and aluminium   C. calcium and aluminium   D. magnesium and calcium


The number of deaths, births, immigrants and emigrants over a specified time interval determines the population _____

A. density   B. change   C. growth   D. structure


The rapid growth of cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama in Japan can be attributed to _______

A. the increase in international trade
B. immigration from neighbouring countries
C. the rejection of family planning methods
D. large-scale industrialization


Which of the following is a warm current?

A. East Australian current    B. California current   C. Peruvian current   D. Antarctic drift


Which of the following towns are not lntervisible?

A. Epe and Karaga   B. Oziza and Pkeku   C. Kera and Kosi   D. Tere and Olefl


What is the birth rate of a country with a total population of 160 million and registered births of 4 million in a given year?

A. 0.25%   B. 2.50%   C. 3.00%   D. 5.00%



The percentage of diamond produced by ‘Other’ is approximately ___

A. 5.38%   B. 9.80%   C. 10.00%   D. 10.26%


Which of the following Nigerian towns is likely to experience frequent cases of coastal erosion?

A. Burutu   B. Akankpa   C. Lokoja   D. llesha.


The rotation of the earth on its own axis results in ______

A. the four seasons
B. varying lengths of day and night at different times of the year
C. changes in the altitude of the midday sun at different times of the year
D. day and night.


Wheat is cultivated through irrigation in Nigeria in _____

A. Kano state   B. Kogi state   C. Kaduna state   D. Nasarawa state.


The equatorial climate is found in the ______

A. Zaire Basin   B. Namib desert   C. Horn of Africa   D. Veld of South Africa.


Industrialization mostly helps developing countries to ________

A. diversify their economy   B. acquire greatness   C. put their resources together   D. develop infrastructure


The most important use of rocks in Nigeria is for ______

A. revenue generation   B. building   C. export   D. tourism.


A soil that is composed mainly of iron and aluminium compounds is _______

A. brown soil   B. laterite .   C. chernozem   D. podzol


Which of the following is a type of iron ore?

A. Columbite   B. Limonite   C. Anthracite   D. Lignit


The Lagos area has emerged as the most prominent destination for internal migration because it is _____

A. close to the coast and is densely populated.
B. agriculturally productive and close to the coast
C. on a high plain and is highly industrialized
D. highly industrialized and highly urbanized


Soils that are greatly influenced by the parent material in the process of their formation are referred to as ______

A. mineral soils   B. zonal soils    C. intra-zonal soils   D. azonal soils.


The first petroleum refinery in Nigeria is located at _____

A. Kaduna   B. Ekpan   C. Warri   D. Port Harcourt


The climate that is noted for its summer dryness is the _____

A. Equatorial climate   B. Tropical monsoon climate   C. Cool temperate climate   D. Mediterranean climate


The primary importance of nitrogen-fixing organisms in the ecosystem is that they _______

A. increase atmospheric nitrogen   B. enrich the soil   C. prevent soil erosion   D. degrade the soil



The mean annual rainfall in the shaded area is

A. 1600 mm — 3200 mm   B. 800 mm — 1600 mm    C. 400 mm - 800 mm   D. above 3200 mm


Sydney, Hong Kong and San Francisco have attained considerable importance because of their function as _____

A. important railway junctions   B. capital cities   C. seaports   D. cross roads.


Flooding in coastal areas can best be checked by ______

A. terracing   B. tree planting   C. channelization    D. contour ploughing.


The instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure is ________

A. a thermometer   B. a wind vane   C. an anemometer   D. a barometer


A direct result of greenhouse gas accumulation in the troposphere is _____

A. global warming    B. increased sea surges    C. ozone layer depletion    D. the drowning of coastlands


The merging of two or more extensive urban areas results in a _____

A. City   B. megalopolis   C. conurbation   D. metropolis


Which of the following river basins is most densely populated?

A. The Ganges   B. The Amazon   C. The Niger   D. The Zambezi.


The process of mountain-building by either folding or block faulting is known as ______

A. warping   B. orogenesis   C. weathering   D. orocline


A major physical factor restricting the cultivation of perennial crops in the Sudan savanna of Nigeria is _________

A. seasonal regime of the streams
B. menace of pests
C. seasonal pattern of rainfall
D. sandy nature of the soil.


Which of the following systems provides both irrigation water and hydro—electricity?

A. Gezira   B. Aswan    C. Shiroro   D. Volta


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