# 2017 JAMB Geography Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
A simple measure of the number of dependants that each 100 people in the productive years must support is

A
agricultural density
B
dependency ratio
C
employment ratio
D
population density

Correct Option: B

Solution
All other options are wrong because according to the answers provided, only dependency ratio has to do with dependents
dependency ratio is a measure of the portion of a population composed of dependents(people too young or too old to work)

2
Africa is bounded in the North by

A
Mediterranea sea
B
Atlantic ocean
C
Red Sea
D
Indian ocean

Correct Option: A

Solution
Africa is bounded on the north by Mediterranean sea which separates it from Europe
Atlantic ocean is located south of Africa, Red Sea at the north - east and the Indian ocean at the east

3
Seasons are determine in the tropical areas by

A
transportation
B
rainfall
C
evaporation
D
temperature

Correct Option: D

Solution
Tropical areas are the areas of the world that are near the equator where the weather is very warm. Temperature determines season in the tropics.
Transpiration is the passage of water or vapor from a living body through a membrane or pores
Rainfall is the amount of rain that falls on a particular area, since the tropic is predominantly temperate, rainfall has no impact in determining seasons there
Evaporation is about converting liquid to vapor. It is just a process and a determinant factor in season determination

4
An eclipse of the moon occurs when the

A
sun cats its shadow on the moon
B
the earth comes between the sun and the moon
C
when the moon comes between the sun and earth
D
earth casts its shadow on the moon

Correct Option: C

Solution
The moon has no light and so depends on the sun. The same goes for the earth, when the moon comes in between the sun and earth, it block the light coming from the sun directly to earth, hence lunar eclipse occur.

5
Maintenance cost is low, more flexible than other transportation means, links many places than other means of transportation. All these are merits of

A
road transport
B
air transport
C
rail transport
D
water transport

Correct Option: A

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6
Which of the following set of cities have been developed specifically as the seat of power

A
chicago, Rhur, and kurosioro
B
Abuja, chicago and Brasilia
C
Canberra, Abuja and Brasilia
D
New Delhi, Ruhr and Culcutta

Correct Option: C

Solution
Canberra is the capital of Australia, Abuja the capital of Nigeria and Brasilia the capital of Brasil
Chicago is a city in Illinois, United state
Rhur is a district in Germany
New Delhi is the capital of India
Calcutta is now known as Kolkata it is a city in India

7
Which of the following is a primary economic activity?

A
Manufacturing
B
Food processing
C
Transportation
D
Farming

Correct Option: D

Solution
Farming is the most important economic activity because other economic activities

8
One of these is not a part of the thermal plants in Nigeria

A
Egbin
B
Shiroro
C
Ijora
D
Afarn

Correct Option: B

Solution
The shiroro power plants is hydro - electric, other potions are thermal and that makes Shiroro right
Both Egbin and Ijora power plants are located in Lagos and are thermal
The afarn thermal plant is found in river state and it depends on natural gas to function

9
Which of the following is the primary stage in the formation of an ox-bow lake?

A
Cataract
B
Meander
C
Gorge
D
Delta

Correct Option: B

Solution
An ox-bow lake is an U shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from mainstream of a river is cut off creating a free standing body of water. there must be a meander before an ox-bow lake is formed. A meander in general is a bend in water course of a river which end up creating a curve

10
Conakry is the capital of

A
Algiers
B
Guinea
C
Antananarivo
D
johannesburg

Correct Option: B

Solution
Guinea's capital conkry
Algiers is the capital of Algeria, Antananarivo is for Madagascar while Johannesburg is a city in South-Africa

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