1990 WAEC Geography past questions and answers

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1
The angular distance of a point of the earth surface measured in degrees from the centre of the earth is known as?

A latitude

B orbit

C longitude

D international date line



Correct Option: A


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2
When it is 9:00am in Munich, Germany(longitude 11°E), the time in Calcutta, India (longitude 96°E). is?

A 2.40a.m

B 4.20a.m

C 5.40a.m

D 2.40p.m



Correct Option: D


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3
What is the longitude of a place X whose time is noon when Greenwich meantime is 6p.m?

A 45°W

B 60°E

C 60°W

D 90°E



Correct Option: E


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4
Which of the following types of sedimentary rocks is paired with the wrong texture?

A Clay - very fine particles

B Sand-coarse and angular particles

C Gravel - rounded larger particles

D Breccia - coarse and angular particles



Correct Option: E


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5
Which if the following minerals is most likely to be absent in a region consisting mainly of igneous and metamorphic rocks?

A Gold

B Coat

C Tin

D Copper



Correct Option: B


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6
Which of the following combinations of processes is associated with the formation of a rift valley?

(i)Tension or compression forces

(ii)Resistance and faulting

(iii)Emergence of the middle crust of rocks

(iv) Submergence of the middle crust of rocks

A i, ii and iii only

B i, ii and iv only

C i, iii and iv only

D ii, iii and iv only



Correct Option: B


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7
Which of the following best explains why the older fold mountains are much lower and less rugged than the newer ones?

A The newer fold mountains are situated in areas of active earth movements

B The effects of earth movements resulting in mountain building are much greater nowadays than they were during the period of folding

C The newer fold mountains, in contrast to the older ones, are made up of more resistance rocks

D the older fold mountains have been subjectd to the forces of denudation for longer, geological periods



Correct Option: D


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8
All the following are characteristics of a limestone region except?

A stony and broken surface

B rugged topography

C adequate luxuriant vegetation cover

D absence of surface drainage



Correct Option: C


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9
The presence of gorges in the upper section of rivers is due to the fact that?

A the rocks in the upper course are less resistant

B the volume of the river is small

C hanging valleys join the main valley as waterfalls to cause the gorges

D the upper course has has a steep gradient



Correct Option: D


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10
Rock pedestals are most likely to found in?

A regions where river erosion has taken place

B arid areas where wind abrasion has modified rocks of reisitance

C region where wave hydraulic action has taken ace

D arid area where wond deflation has scooped out the suraface



Correct Option: B


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