The Ports and Harbours – Old Year Questions

1. Which of the following is the busiest port of Japan?

(a) Yokohama
(b) Hiroshima
(c) Hitachi
(d) Kagoshima

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


2. Which one of the following is not a seaport city?

(a) Tokyo
(b) Canberra
(c) New York
(d) London

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


3. Which one of the following has the largest harbour in the world?

(a) London
(b) Colombo
(c) Rotterdam
(d) New York

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, 2006]


4. The world’s busiest seaport by cargo tonnage is :

(a) Busan
(b) Rotterdam
(c) Singapore
(d) Shanghai

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


5. Which one of the following is now the second biggest port in the world?

(a) Capetown
(b) New York
(c) Shanghai
(d) Tokyo

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2004]


6. Which one of the following port cities in Venezuela has been developed as an oil port?

(a) Caracas
(b) Maracaibo
(c) Maracay
(d) Carupano

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


7. Alexandria is a port in –

(a) Egypt
(b) Israel
(c) Jordan
(d) Libya

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


8. Who wrote Periplus of the Erythraean Sea?

(a) Ctesias
(b) Pliny
(c) Ptolemy
(d) Strabo
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


9. Port Diamond is located in –

(a) Australia
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) South Africa
(d) Zaira

[U.P. P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


10. Which one of the following is known as the “Coffee port” of the world?

(a) São Paulo
(b) Santos
(c) Rio de Janeiro
(d) Buenos Aires

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015, I.A.S. (Pre) 2000, 63rd B.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


11. In terms of the monetary value, the largest shipbuilder of the world is –

(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) South Korea
(d) U.S.A.

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


12. In which country, Port Gwadar is located?

(a) Iran
(b) Pakistan
(c) India
(d) Sri Lanka

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


13. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Ports                      Country
(a) Rotterdam –      The Netherland
(b) Igarka  –             China
(c) Montevideo –    Uruguay
(d) Jakarta –            Indonesia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]