HSST Geology - Higher Secondary School Teacher-2018(565/2017)



Question Paper Code: 32/2018/OL

Category Code: 565/2017

Exam: HSST Geology – HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 23-06-2018

Department Higher Secondary Education

Question 1 : If you don’t allow our children to study, weeds will grow in your fields Who said this ?

1. ChattampiSwamikal

2. Ayyankali

3. Pandit Karuppan

4. Sahodaran Ayyappan


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2. Ayyankali

Question 2 : Who wrote the monograph, “Gandhian Non-violent struggle and Untouchability in South India : The 1924-25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanism of Change” ?

1. Dr. Gene Sharp

2. Mary Elizabeth King

3. Anuradha Roy

4. K. K. Kusumam


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2. Mary Elizabeth King

Question 3 : Which of the following book is written by Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai ?

1. Atmaposhini

2. Vicharaviplavam

3. Mokshapradeepam

4. Janani Navaratnamanjari


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2. Vicharaviplavam

Question 4 : Under whose leadership was the “Achipudava Strike” organized ?

1. Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker

2. Ambalapuzha Madhava Kurup

3. A. V. Kuttimalu Amma

4. Akkamma Cheriyan


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1. Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker

Question 5 : Who started a branch of the BrahmoSamaj at Calicut ?

1. Ayya Swamikal

2. Dr. Ayyathan Gopalan

3. Ayyankali

4. Brahmananda Sivayogi


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2. Dr. Ayyathan Gopalan

Question 6 : Kerala Government’s ‘Awaz’ Scheme offers

1. Health Insurance for migrant corkers

2. Insurance for the disabled people

3. House to all houseless families

4. Free treatment to children


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1. Health Insurance for migrant corkers

Question 7 : President of which country recently resigned from his post after 37 year autocratic rule ?

1. Congo

2. Angola

3. Zimbabwe

4. Kenya


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3. Zimbabwe

Question 8 : Which is India’s last village ?

1. Mana

2. Tawang

3. Zuluk

4. Dawki


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1. Mana

Question 9 : India’s largest floating solar plant has been set up at

1. Mattupetty Dam

2. Pothundi Dam

3. Kakkayam Dam

4. BanasuraSagar Dam


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4. BanasuraSagar Dam

Question 10 : With which country India signed Rafale Warplanes Agreement ?

1. America

2. France

3. Russia

4. South Korea


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2. France


Question 11 : The concept of ‘Welfare State’ is included in the Constitution of India in the

1. Fundamental Rights

2. Directive Principles of State Policy

3. Preamble

4. None of these


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2. Directive Principles of State Policy

Question 12 : The allotment of seats in the Rajya Sabha from States and Union Territories has been given in which schedule of the Constitution of India ?

1. `8^(th)` Schedule

2. `3^(rd)` Schedule

3. `9^(th)` Schedule

4. `4^(th)` Schedule


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4. `4^(th)` Schedule

Question 13 : In which case the Supreme Court took teh view that Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles are complementary to each other and there was need to sacrifice one for the other.

1. Keshavananda Bharati Case

2. Golaknath Case

3. Minerva Mill Case

4. A. K. Gopalan Case


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3. Minerva Mill Case

Question 14 : The common feature of Indian and American federation is

1. Executive is responsible to legislature

2. Single citizenship

3. Suspension of Fundamental Rights during emergency

4. Federal Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution


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4. Federal Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution

Question 15 : Leaving the opposition to join the party in power or vice-versa by a Parliamentarian

1. Crossing the floor

2. Yeilding the floor

3. Gerrymandering

4. Guillotine


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1. Crossing the floor

Question 16 : Which article describe the procedure of impeachment ?

1. Article 51

2. Article 55

3. Article 56

4. Article 61


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4. Article 61

Question 17 : Which was the first country in the world to have enacted a legislation for providing for citizens RTI ?

1. Denmark

2. Sweden

3. India

4. Australia


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2. Sweden

Question 18 : The National Food Security Act was signed in to law on

1. `22^(nd)` December, 2011

2. `12^(th)` September, 2012

3. `12^(th)` September, 2013

4. `5^(th)` July, 2013


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3. `12^(th)` September, 2013

Question 19 : Which one of the following statements is not true of the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 ?

1. Only women can make a complaint under this legislation

2. Relief may be sought only against the husband or a male live-in partner with whom has live in a domestic relationship

3. This act provides civil remedies to protect a women subjected to domestic violence

4. This act includes not just wives but also women in marriage-like relationships


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1. Only women can make a complaint under this legislation

Question 20 : Among the following who are eligible to benefit from the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act” ?

1. Adult members of below poverty line

2. Adult members of any households

3. Adult members of only the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe households

4. Adult members of households of all backward communities


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2. Adult members of any households


Question 21 : Identify the factors affecting selection of teaching method. A) Objectives of instruction B) Nature of child C) Nature of the subject matter D) All of these

1. C

2. A

3. D

4. B


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3. D

Question 22 : A brief summary of proposal or dissertation

1. Abstract

2. Thesis

3. Report

4. Proposal


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1. Abstract

Question 23 : Research purposes may be grouped into : A) Exploration B) Description C) Diagnosis D) Experimentation

1. A), B), C)

2. C), D), A)

3. B), C), D)

4. All of these


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4. All of these

Question 24 : Grading in which fixed ranges of scores are determined in advance for each grade.

1. Direct grading

2. Absolute grading

3. Relative grading

4. None of these


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2. Absolute grading

Question 25 : Research aims at finding solution for immediate problem facing in a society.

1. Descriptive research

2. Analytical research

3. Conceptual research

4. Applied research


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4. Applied research

Question 26 : ‘A lamp can never light another lamp, unless it continues to burn its own flame’. What does this imply ?

1. Pre-service education

2. Vocational education

3. Life long education

4. Technical education


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3. Life long education

Question 27 : Socialised method intended to improve individual proficiency and development of psychomotor skills of learner

1. Workshop

2. Symposium

3. Panel discussion

4. Seminar


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1. Workshop

Question 28 : Identify the odd one while researching with children.

1. Informed consent of parties to research

2. Confidentiality of data collected

3. Subjectivity of researcher

4. Competence boundary of researcher


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3. Subjectivity of researcher

Question 29 : Which among the following is a creative problem solving technique ?

1. Role play

2. Brain storming

3. Buzz session

4. Simulation


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2. Brain storming

Question 30 : Which among these is not descriptive research ?

1. Survey studies

2. Interrelationship studies

3. Developmental studies

4. Historical research


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4. Historical research


Question 31 : Chemical reactions involved in the alteration of feldspar to clay

1. Hydration

2. Carbonation

3. Hydration and carbonation

4. Carbonation and oxidation


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1. Hydration

Question 32 : Which among the following is not an erosional feature formed by wind ?

1. Zeugens

2. Yardangs

3. Hamades

4. Playas


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4. Playas

Question 33 : Groynes protects the coast from the action of

1. Breaking waves

2. Longshore currents

3. Surf

4. Rip currents


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2. Longshore currents

Question 34 : Kayals along the west coast of Kerala are formed by

1. Submergence of land

2. Emergence of land

3. Erosion of land

4. All the above


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1. Submergence of land

Question 35 : Munnar plateau in Kerala represent

1. Planation surface

2. Lava flow

3. Bajada

4. Delta


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1. Planation surface

Question 36 : Landslides in Kerala are commonly triggered by

1. Seismicity

2. Rainfall

3. Anthropogenic activities

4. All the above


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2. Rainfall

Question 37 : Waves in which water particles describe circular motion

1. Oscillatory waves

2. Translatory waves

3. Surf

4. All the above


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1. Oscillatory waves

Question 38 : Uniformitarianism concept was put forth by

1. Harry Hess

2. William Smith

3. Charles Lyell

4. James Hutton


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4. James Hutton

Question 39 : Which among the following is a fluvial feature ?

1. Stack

2. Natural levee

3. Esker

4. Tombolo


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2. Natural levee

Question 40 : Crystal form with 2 parallel faces each meeting one axis and parallel to other two axes is

1. Pedian

2. Pinacoid

3. Dome

4. Sphenoid


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2. Pinacoid


Question 41 : Maximum number of faces possible in a simple form is

1. 24

2. 46

3. 48

4. 56


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3. 48

Question 42 : Which of the following classes have centre of symmetry ?

1. Plagiohedral class of isometric system

2. Trirhombohedral class of Hexagonal system

3. Trapexohedral class of tetragonal system

4. Sphenoidal class of orthorhombic system


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2. Trirhombohedral class of Hexagonal system

Question 43 : Most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust

1. Olivine

2. Pyroxene

3. Feldspar

4. Quartz


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3. Feldspar

Question 44 : Which of the following mineral do not have two sets of cleavage ?

1. Hornblende

2. Pyroxene

3. Feldspar

4. Mica


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4. Mica

Question 45 : Varying relief is exhibited by

1. Garnet

2. Sillimanite

3. Calcite

4. Quartz


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3. Calcite

Question 46 : Kaersutite is a/an

1. Amphible

2. Garnet

3. Pyroxene

4. Feldspar


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1. Amphible

Question 47 : In optically positive uniaxial mineral

1. Ordinary light is fast

2. Ordinary light is slow

3. Both ordinary and extraordinary light are fast

4. Both ordinary and extraordinary light are slow


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1. Ordinary light is fast

Question 48 : A mineral which shows maximum absorption when the polarizer vibration direction is parallel to cleavage traces

1. Hornblende

2. Hypersthene

3. Tourmaline

4. Biotite


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4. Biotite

Question 49 : U-Pb radiometric technique is good for dating

1. Peridotite

2. Gabbroic rocks

3. Pyroxenite

4. Granitic rocks


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4. Granitic rocks

Question 50 : Igneous rock which do not have a volcanic equivalent

1. Carbonatite

2. Kimberlite

3. Anorthosite

4. Gabbro


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3. Anorthosite


Question 51 : Intermediate mineral in forsterite-silica system

1. Fayalite

2. Enstatite

3. Ferrosilite

4. Hypersthene


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2. Enstatite

Question 52 : Most abundant sedimentary rock

1. Mudrock

2. Sandstone

3. Limestone

4. Laterite


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1. Mudrock

Question 53 : Ultramafic rock which is not ultrabasic

1. Dunite

2. Peridotite

3. Anorthosite

4. Pyroxenite


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3. Anorthosite

Question 54 : Characteristic pyroxene in eclogite

1. Aegirine

2. Hypersthene

3. Omphacite

4. Pyrope


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3. Omphacite

Question 55 : In Thompson’s AFM diagram the projection point is

1. K-feldspar

2. Muscovite

3. Quartz

4. Sillimanite


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2. Muscovite

Question 56 : Flysch denotes intercalations of

1. Conglomerate, sandstone and limestone

2. Breccia, sandstone and shale

3. Shale, sandstone and limestone

4. Conglomerate, sandstone and shale


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3. Shale, sandstone and limestone

Question 57 : Most abundant igneous rock in earth

1. Granite

2. Basalt

3. Anorthosite

4. Peridotite


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4. Peridotite

Question 58 : Kurtosis would give an idea about

1. Average size of grains

2. Peakedness of grain size

3. Medium of deposition

4. Fines of sediment


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2. Peakedness of grain size

Question 59 : According to phase rule, pure water boiling in an open container at atmospheric pressure will have how many degrees of freedom ?

1. Zero

2. One

3. Two

4. Three


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1. Zero

Question 60 : Parasitic folds that develop on the left limb of major fold are

1. Z folds

2. M folds

3. S folds

4. M-S folds


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1. Z folds


Question 61 : Folds whose crest is concentric but becomes sharp with depth is known as

1. Similar folds

2. Parallel folds

3. Chevron folds

4. Box folds


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2. Parallel folds

Question 62 : Angle between a lineation and strike of the foliation measured on the foliation surface is

1. True dip

2. Apparent dip

3. Pitch

4. Plunge


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3. Pitch

Question 63 : Graben denote

1. Two normal faults dipping towards each other

2. Two normal folds dipping away from each other

3. Two reverse faults dipping towards each other

4. Two reverse fault dipping away from each other


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1. Two normal faults dipping towards each other

Question 64 : Deccan volcanism is associated with separation of India from

1. Madagascar

2. Seychelles

3. Antactica

4. Australia


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2. Seychelles

Question 65 : In which of the following districts oldest rocks in Kerala are found

1. Kottayam

2. Idukki

3. Malappuram

4. Waynad


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4. Waynad

Question 66 : Which among the following fossil is found in Archaean rocks ?

1. Trilobite

2. Graptolites

3. Stromatolites

4. Brachiopods


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3. Stromatolites

Question 67 : V shaped outcrop of beds that closes downstream, in a gently sloping topographic valley denote

1. Beds that dip upstream at low angles

2. Beds that dip upstream at high angles

3. Beds that dip downstream at low angles

4. Beds that dip downstream at high angles


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4. Beds that dip downstream at high angles

Question 68 : Pangaea supercontinent existed at about

1. 1000 Ma

2. 750

3. 550 Ma

4. 200 Ma


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4. 200 Ma

Question 69 : Age of anorogenic granites in Kerala falls in the range

1. 2500-2000 Ma

2. 1500-1000 Ma

3. 650-550 Ma

4. 80-65 Ma


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3. 650-550 Ma

Question 70 : Kyanite deposit of Lapsaburu, Jharkhand is an example for

1. River placer

2. Beach placer

3. Eluvial placer

4. Bedded deposit


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3. Eluvial placer


Question 71 : Which of the following ores contain highest percentage of copper ?

1. Chalcopyrite

2. Covellite

3. Bornite

4. Chalcolite


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4. Chalcolite

Question 72 : Major gold production in India come from

1. Primary lode deposit

2. River placer

3. Residual deposit

4. Metamorphic deposit


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1. Primary lode deposit

Question 73 : Which of the following is known as mineral charcoal ?

1. Vitrain

2. Durain

3. Clarian

4. Fusain


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4. Fusain

Question 74 : Oldest productive oil fields in India

1. Rudrasagar

2. Digboi

3. Bombaly High

4. Ankleswar


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2. Digboi

Question 75 : Which among the following is the radioactive mineral found in the beach placer of Kerala ?

1. Ilmenite

2. Rutile

3. Monazite

4. Sillimanite


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3. Monazite

Question 76 : ‘Winze’ is a mining geology term denoting an excavation parallel to

1. Strike of ore body

2. Dip of ore body

3. Across dip of ore body

4. All the above


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2. Dip of ore body

Question 77 : Which of the following represent iron ore deposits in Kerala ?

1. Cherupa

2. Alampara

3. Eleyettimala

4. All the above


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4. All the above

Question 78 : A rock which is very rich in rare earth elements

1. Anorthosite

2. Dunite

3. Pyroxenite

4. Carbonaite


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4. Carbonaite

Question 79 : Zawar in Rajasthan is famous for

1. Pb and Zn deposits

2. Fe deposits

3. Mn deposits

4. U deposits


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1. Pb and Zn deposits

Question 80 : According to Ghyben-Herzberg principle, 1 m of fresh groundwater table above mean sea level along the coastal tracks can push saline water to a depth of

1. 30 m

2. 40 m

3. 50 m

4. 60 m


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2. 40 m


Question 81 : Most widespread aquifer in the midlands of Kerala

1. Alluvium

2. Gravel layer

3. Laterite

4. Fracture crystalline rock


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3. Laterite

Question 82 : Which of the following electrode configuration is best suited for vertical electrical sounding ?

1. Wenner

2. Schlumberger

3. Wenner and Schlumberger

4. None of the above


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2. Schlumberger

Question 83 : Allowable limit of iron in potable water as per WHO standard is

1. 1 ppm

2. 2 ppm

3. 3 ppm

4. 4 ppm


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1. 1 ppm

Question 84 : Remote sensing make use of which part of electromagnetic spectrum ?

1. Visible region

2. Near infrared region

3. Thermal infrared region

4. All the above


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4. All the above

Question 85 : The poor permeability of clay layer is due to

1. Poor porosity

2. Very fine pore space

3. Poor interconnection of pores

4. Equal size of grains


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3. Poor interconnection of pores

Question 86 : Of the total water on the earth, groundwater constitute

1. 20%

2. 10%

3. 1%

4. <1%


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4. <1%

Question 87 : Subsurface dam is a/an

1. Artificial barrier constructed below ground to improve groundwater potential

2. Basement part of the surface dam

3. Construction associated with tunnels

4. Construction associated with hydroelectric power stations


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1. Artificial barrier constructed below ground to improve groundwater potential

Question 88 : Which among the following is the first Indian remote sensing satellite ?

1. LANDSAT

2. IRS

3. KARTOSAT

4. IKNOS


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2. IRS

Question 89 : KKPT in southern granulite terrain of India, is a proposed

1. Shear zone

2. Granulite block

3. Isograde

4. Rock formation


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1. Shear zone

Question 90 : Incipient charnockite in South India was first reported from

1. Ponmudi

2. Arni

3. Kabbaldurga

4. Dharmapuri


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3. Kabbaldurga


Question 91 : Which among the following supercontinent is the oldest

1. Pangaea

2. Rodinia

3. Pannotia

4. Ur


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4. Ur

Question 92 : Charnockite was first studied and named by

1. Job Charnock

2. Thomas Holland

3. Pichamuthu

4. Winkler


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2. Thomas Holland

Question 93 : Ultrahigh temperature metamorphism is indicated by the presence of

1. Sapphirine

2. Sapphirine + quartz

3. Spinel

4. Cordierite


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2. Sapphirine + quartz

Question 94 : The dominant mineral in the Chavara placer deposit in Kerala is

1. Rutile

2. Zircon

3. Ilmenite

4. Monazite


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3. Ilmenite

Question 95 : D”layer is located between

1. Upper and lower mantle

2. Mantle and outer core

3. Outer core and inner core

4. Middle and lower crust


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2. Mantle and outer core

Question 96 : Komatite is

1. Ultramafic pluton

2. Ultramafic lava

3. Alkaline rock

4. All the above


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2. Ultramafic lava

Question 97 : Which of the following analytical facility is used for determining composition of mineral on a microscopic level ?

1. EPMA

2. XRF

3. AAS

4. ICP-AES


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1. EPMA

Question 98 : Platinum group element mineralization is associated with

1. Kadavur anorthosite

2. Perinthatta anorthosite

3. Sittampundi complex

4. Hogenakel carbonatite


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3. Sittampundi complex



Question Paper Code: 32/2018/OL

Category Code: 565/2017

Exam: HSST Geology – HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 23-06-2018

Department Higher Secondary Education

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