Sunday, 3 March 2019


jamb past questions and answers on geography 2017

1.   Identify the non-fuel mineral among the following
A.   Lignite
B.   Peat
C.   Cassiterite
D.   Petroleum
E.   Copper

2.   Which one of the following states of Nigeria is a major kolanut producer?
A.   Plateau
B.   Bendel
C.   Rivers
D.   Ogun
E.   Yobe

3.   Pulp-wood which is used in the manufacturing of paper cardboard and cellulose is derived mainly from __.
A.   desert plants
B.   Tropical rainforest
C.   Coniferous forest
D.   Broad leaved forest
E.   Savannah woodland

4.   The following lakes have outlets to the sea Except lake __.
A.   Chad B. Michigan
B.   Victoria
C.   Michigan
D.   Athabasca

5.   Tourists are attracted to the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania mainly by the __.
A.   Famous political leaders
B.   Rich wildlife of the park grasslands
C.   Numerous cultural and the great rift valley
D.   Beautiful mountains and the great rift valley
E.   Extensive plantations of coffee and sisal

Use the map below to answer question 6 to 7.jamb past questions and answers on geography 2017

6.   The length of the main road from Robo junction to Oseb junction is approximately __.
A.   8.5km
B.   6.5km
C.   7.5km
D.   9.5km
E.   4.5km

7.   The relative relief of the area is slightly above __.
A.   575m
B.   485m
C.   75m
D.   105m
E.   100m

8.   The roads in the area run mainly along __.
A.   Gentle slopes
B.   Watersheds
C.   steep slopes
D.   Hilltops

9.   The major human activity in the area is probably __.
A.   fishing
B.   farming
C.   ranching
D.   lumbering
E.   trading

10.The feature marked Y is best described as __.
A.   Pass
B.   Spur
C.   Valley
D.   gap
E.   cone

11.The heavy dark soil associated with flood-able valley bottoms is a __.
A.   Podzolic soil
B.   Hydromorphic soil
C.   Lateritic soil
D.   Ferrallitic soil
E.   Sandy soil

12.The leading producers of diamond in Africa are __.
A.   Botswana and Sierra Leone
B.   South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo
C.   Ghana and Zambia
D.   Namibia and Botswana
E.   Nigeria and Niger

Use the climatic data below to answer question 13 and

13.The annual range of temperature for the station is __.
A.   27°C
B.   17°C
C.   -27°C
D.   -22°C
E.   20°C

14.The climatic region represented above is __.
A.   Siberian
B.   Arctic
C.   Steppe
D.   Laurentian
E.   Grassland

15.The time difference between a place on longitude 35°W and another on longitude 25°E is __
A.   5 hours
B.   4 hour
C.   3 hours
D.   2 hours
E.   1 hour

16.The most densely populated city which is also the capital of a country in Africa is __
A.   Cairo
B.   Dakar
C.   Cape town
D.   Abuja
E.   Lagos.

17.Which is not exported by the Republic of South Africa?
A.   Wheat
B.   Maize
C.   Wool
D.   Wines
E.   Coffee

18.Name the feature shown below

A.   Crescent dune
B.   Nunatek
C.   Crag and tail
D.   Inselberg
E.   Self-dune

19.The world's richest fishing grounds are to be found __
A.   On the deep-sea platforms
B.   In coral seas
C.   on the continental shelves
D.   In fjord coastlines
E.   in river estuaries

20.Which of the following is the main export from Uganda?
A.   Jute
B.   Coffee
C.   Banana
D.   Tobacco
E.   Sisal

21.In terms of both the area of land cultivated and the volume Hof production, the most important cereal crop in Nigeria is __
A.   Guinea Corn
B.   Rice C. maize
C.   Millet
D.   Wheat

22.When it is 12.00 noon on longitude 30°W local time on longitude 75°E
A.   7.00pm
B.   5.00am
C.   7.00am
D.   3.00pm
E.   5.00pm

23.A rift valley can develop given __
A.   parallel faults and tensional forces
B.   Landslide and1s ump
C.   Volcanic intrusion and avalanche
D.   Heavy rainfall and earthquake

24.Which of the following soil types favours the growth of cocoa in Nigeria?
A.   Regosols
B.   Vertisols
C.   Ferruginous soils
D.   Ferrallitic
E.   Humus soils

25.Urban centres originate mainly as zones of ____.
A.   Tourist attraction
B.   Transport concentration
C.   Greater social
D.   Infrastructural facilities
E.   Non - Primary economic activity

26.Fishing is the mainstay of the economy of __
A.   Iceland
B.   Kuwait
C.   Libya
D.   Argentina
E.   Brazil

27.The fishing industry in the Mediterranean Sea is BEST accounted for by the fact that __
A.   The coastal dwellers are fishermen
B.   Fishing is an old industry in the basin
C.   It is shallow and rich in plankton
D.   It is a warm sea
E.   It is deep and has many fishes.

28.British Columbia, Iceland and Norway are noted for __
A.   Power
B.   Fishing
C.   Lumbering
D.   Mining
E.   Farming

29.The latitude which marks the lines of the Sun's apparent movement north and south of the equator is __.
A.   60°
B.   66 °
C.   23°
D.   45°
E.   75°

30.Pastoral nomadism was not native to the American Continents or Australia because __.
A.   The natives were more interested in hunting
B.   Pasture lands were sparse
C.   The environments were unfavourable for animal rearing
D.   They were heavily infested by tsetse fly
E.   Presence of wild animals

31.The most urbanized part of Nigeria is the __.
A.  Middle-belt
B.   South - east
C.   South - west
D.   North - east
E.   North Central.

32.Which of the following statements distinguishes Koppen's Am from his AF climate?
A.   Shorter frost season
B.   Rainfall greater than 2000mm
C.   Very short dry season
D.   Location in the tropics
E.   Harmattan greater than 2000mm.

33.Which of these West African countries is known for the mining of phosphates?
A.   Liberia
B.   Togo
C.   Nigeria
D.   Ghana
E.   Liberia

34.One of the tertiary services in an urban centre is __.
A.   petrol retailing
B.   Car assembling
C.   Market gardening
D.   food processing
E.   Gold smiting

35.Which if the following animals is NOT common in the African Savanna?
A.   Gorilla
B.   Lion
C.   Giraffe
D.   Hyena

36.The equatorial circumference of the earth is __.
A.   30,084km
B.   40,084km
C.   60,084km
D.   20,084km
E.   50,084km

37.The greatest advantage of road transportation over other modes is that the former is
A.   less risky
B.   faster
C.   more flexible
D.   cheaper
E.   expensive

38.Which of the following population characteristics is best related to African countries?
A.   Low birth-rate and high death rate
B.   High birth-rate and high death rate
C.   High birth rate and below death rate
D.   Low birth rate and low death rate
E.   Mortality rate

39.Chemical weathering in tropical Africa creates domed rock outcroppings called
A.   Inselbergs
B.   Volcanic rocks
C.   Escarpments
D.   Scarp
E.   Zeugen

40.A weather element controlled mainly by latitude is __.
A.   Humidity
B.   Cloud cover
C.   Rainfall
D.   Sunshine
E.   Temperature


1.   C

2.   D

3.   C

4.   A

5.   B

6.   B

7.   A

8.   B

9.   B

10.                A

11.                B

12.                B

13.                A

14.                B

15.                B

16.                A

17.                A

18.                A

19.                C

20.                B

21.                C

22.                A

23.                B

24.                D

25.                E

26.                D

27.                C

28.                C

29.                B

30.                C

31.                C

32.                B

33.                B

34.                A

35.                A

36.                B

37.                C

38.                C

39.                A

40.                E