2017 JAMB Geography Past Questions & Answers - page 2

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11
The best way to reduce the negative effects of some of our worn-out machineries and plastics on our environment is to

A
burn them completely to ashes
B
bury then deep in the soil
C
recycle them for other uses
D
throw them far from the sea

Correct Option: C

Solution
recycling reduces poisoning and pollution of the environment material recycling can be re used or converted to other useful substances

12
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Use the diagram below to answer the question that follows:
The instrument displayed above is called

A
wind vane
B
hygrometer
C
barometer
D
thermometer

Correct Option: C

Solution
Barometer is used in measuring air pressure and predicting weather changes

13
The action of wind in a desert include the following except a

A
Glaciation
B
Abrasion
C
Attrition
D
Deflation

Correct Option: A

Solution
Glaciation is a term that has to do with ice Glacier itself is a large accumulation of frozen sea or river or ice.
Abrasion - here, small rock particles are hurles by wind against rock surfaces.
Attrition is a process by which rock particles rub against each other and wear away.
Deflation occurs when wind blows away rock wastes and in doing, lowers the desert surface thereby producing depressions.
Winds involve movement of particles when they blow, glaciation is often static and that makes it right answer.

14
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Use the map above to answer the questions that follows
The area marked E is good for the production of

A
cotton
B
millet
C
groundnuts
D
raffia palm

Correct Option: C

Solution
The area marked E on the map of Nigeria is kano state and kano is known for its cultivation of groundnut. It is groundnut and most producing state in Nigeria

15
Which of the countries is a member state of ECOWAS?

A
Guinea
B
Kenya
C
Namibia
D
Algeria

Correct Option: A

Solution
ECOWAS means ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATE option A is right because Guinea is a country in west african Kenya is in East Africa Nambia is in south western Africa Algeria is in North Africa

16
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Use the map to answer the following question
One important area for gold is

A
Burutu
B
Jos
C
Ilesha
D
Ughelli

Correct Option: C

Solution
Gold as a precious mineral has been mined in Ilesha (Osun state). Although its quantity is small as its often mineral with the use of digger, hoe and shovel to reach the ore concentrates. It is equally consumed locally

17
It is noon in place X, what is the time in a place 45oE

A
1 pm
B
3 am
C
3 pm
D
1 pm

Correct Option: C

Solution
360o makes a circle, earths single rotation takes 24 hours, 360o divided by 24 hours gives 15o. So in 1 hour, the earth covers 15o. Therefore 45o equals 3 hours. In time calculation when you move eastern you gain (addition). The question says noon. SO we move eastwards and gain 15o = 1 hour, 45o = 3 hours, being noon. We gain so three hours place noon equals 3 pm

18
Dependency ratio is determined by

A
rate of natural increase
B
age structure
C
net migration
D
sex composition

Correct Option: B

Solution
Age structure is the summary of the number of individuals of each age in the population

19
They are very expensive to construct, they are not flexible spillage can occur in cause of damage. These are the demerits of what type of transport?

A
Pipelines
B
Transmission lines
C
Roads
D
Rope ways

Correct Option: A

Solution
Pipelines carry petroleum products and when damaged, spillage occurs. They are also not flexible as their paths are specific and also are made of metals which is very costly.
Transmission lines carry electric power, roads are flexible, rope ways are not expensive to construct

20
Shiroro is located in

A
Cameroon
B
Kenya
C
Ghana
D
Nigeria

Correct Option: D

Solution
Shiroro dam is located in Nigeria at river Kaduna
Cameroon has the Edea dam, Ghana has the Akosombo dam while kenya has the seven forks dam in river Tana in Kenya

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