1999 JAMB Geography Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
The main advantage of the chain survey over the prismatic compass survey is that the former

A
yields relatively more accurate results
B
involves highly more portable equipment
C
does not require a base map
D
closes its boundaries with no correction

Correct Option: D

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2
The main use of the Abney Level in surveying is to determine the

A
angle of inclination
B
relative location
C
area coverage
D
spot height

Correct Option: A

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3
A typical example of landforms produced by marine erosion is a

A
beach
B
spit
C
mud-flat
D
stack

Correct Option: D

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4
When the gradient of a river channel changes from a steep to a gentle angle, the main activity of the river will be

A
depositing
B
eroding
C
deepening
D
terracing

Correct Option: A

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5
The period when the earth is furthest from the sun is

A
aphelion
B
summer
C
perihelion
D
spring

Correct Option: A

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6
A traveller crossing the international Date Line from America to Asia at 12 midnight on Sunday, would have to change his watch to 12 midnight on

A
Sunday
B
Monday
C
Tuesday
D
Saturday

Correct Option: B

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7
Lakes formed as a result of landslides, screes or avalanches are known as

A
man-made lakes
B
barrier lakes
C
caldera lakes
D
rock-hollow lakes

Correct Option: B

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8
In many areas, limestone rocks are resistant to water erosion on their surfaces and form uplands because of their

A
coarse and resistant minerals
B
low porosity and permeability
C
dense and armophous structure
D
joints and pervious nature

Correct Option: D

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9
Fluid, basic lava flow is likely to give rise to a volcanic

A
dome
B
cinder cone
C
shield
D
saddle reef

Correct Option: C

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10
Urban floods are mainly caused by

A
construction of dams and barrages
B
clearance of vegetation on farmlands
C
blockage of drains and waterways
D
establishment of shelter belts

Correct Option: C

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