The Continents – Old Year Questions

1. Which one of the following continents has the largest number of countries?

(a) Africa
(b) Europe
(c) Asia
(d) South America

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


2. Among the following continents, which one has the highest number of countries?

(a) Europe
(b) Asia
(c) Africa
(d) North America
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2020]


3. As per area which of the following is the largest continent?

(a) Europe
(b) Africa
(c) North America
(d) South America

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014, 39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


4. From the code given below select the correct sequence of the following continents in terms of their area in descending order:
(1) Europe
(2) Australia

(3) Africa
(4) South America

Code :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 1, 3, 2
(c) 2, 1, 4, 3
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


5. Which one of the following is the smallest Continent?

(a) Antarctica
(b) Asia
(c) Europe
(d) Australia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


6. The two smallest Continents of the world are –

(a) Australia and Antarctica
(b) Antarctica and Europe
(c) Australia and Europe
(d) Australia and South America

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


7. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given continents in the descending order of their percentage of Earth’s land?

(a) North America–Africa–South America–Europe
(b) Africa–North America–South America–Europe
(c) North America–Africa–Europe–South America–
(d) Africa–North America–Europe–South America

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


8. Which of the following presents the correct sequence (in descending order) of the area of the continents?

(a) Asia, Africa, North America, Europe
(b) Africa, Asia, Europe, North America
(c) North America, Africa, Asia, Europe
(d) North America, Asia, Africa, Europe

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


9. Which of the following continents has the maximum per capita land?

(a) Asia
(b) Europe
(c) North America
(d) Australia

[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]


10. Which one of the following is the continent with the highest mean elevation in the world?

(a) Antarctica
(b) North America
(c) Asia
(d) South America

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


11. Which of the following countries is not located on the Continent of Africa?

(a) Gabon
(b) Guinea
(c) Guinea Bissau
(d) Guyana

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


12. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

Geographical Features      Regions
(a) Abyssinian Plateau :            Arabia
(b) Atlas Mountains:                 North-Western Africa
(c) Guiana Highlands:              South-Western Africa
(d) Okavango Basin:                  Patagonia

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2013]


13. Which one of the following Continents has the highest percentage of plains in its total area?

(a) Asia
(b) Europe
(c) North America
(d) South America

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


14. Match List-I with list-II and choose the correct answer from the code given below –
List – I (Landform)                       List-II (Continent)
(A) Aconcagua                               (i) Australia
(B) Meseta                                      (ii) Africa
(C) Serengeti Plains                    (iii) Europe
(D) Gibson desert                        (iv) South America
Code :

(a) iii ii iv i
(b) ii iv i iii
(c) iv ii iii i
(d) iv iii ii i

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]