1989 WAEC Geography past questions and answers

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1
Which of the following is not likely to be cultivated in the north-west of the river Yate valley is

A pineapple

B sugar beet

C millet

D rubber



Correct Option: D


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2
Lines of longitude can best be described as

A the angular distance of a place north or south of the Equator

B imaginary lines on the earth's surface joining the north and south poles

C great circles numbered from 0o to 90o

D the distance of a place east or west of the Greenwich Meridian



Correct Option: B


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3
The commentary of football match which started at 4p.m on Friday in Teheran (60oE) would be heard in Seoul (150oE)at

A 10a.m on Friday

B 5p.m on Friday

C 10p.m on Thursday

D 9a.m on Saturday



Correct Option: E


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4
Which of the following statements is not correct?

A Basalts and granties contain small and large crystals respectively

B Sedimentary rocks which are hardened by compressions are called stratified rocks

C igneous rocks occur in layers and contain fossils

D Rocks changed by great heat and pressure are known as metamorphic rocks



Correct Option: C


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5
Residual mountains are those caused by

A denudation

B residue

C faulting

D vulcanicity



Correct Option: A


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6
Rocks which do not allow water to pass through them are

A pervious rocks

B porous rocks

C impermeable rocks

D impervious rocks



Correct Option: C


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7
Which of the following best explains why wind erosion is very effective in desert region?

A there are no resistant rock surfaces

B the only agent of erosion is wind

C rocks are generally soft and less resistant

D there are no large water bodies



Correct Option: E


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8
The following conditions are favourable for the formation of deltas except

A strong current running at right angles to the river mouth

B active vertical erosion in the upper course of the river

C sheltered and almost tideless coast

D absence of large lakes in the river course



Correct Option: A


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9
The direction of flow of ocean is determined mainly by the

A location of the earth and land sea breezes

B shape of the continents and the temperature of the continental interior

C prevailing winds and the great depth of the ocean

D great depth of the ocean and the amount of fresh water inflow



Correct Option: E


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10
Which of the following pair is not correct in the development of land and sea breeze?

A Rainfall with raingauge

B Humidity with hydrometer

C Pressure with anemometer

D Temperature wiyh thermometer



Correct Option: A


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