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                       Question Day 21 Geography

1.Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Plains occupy the major share of earth’s surface.
  2. Plateaus always have a higher elevation than surrounding.
  3. A Hill is never higher than an adjacent plain.

Choose the correct answer

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All the above

 

  1. Consider the following statements about Troposphere:
  1. Its extent is maximum at Equator and minimum at the Poles
  2. Its upper extent is marked by 0º Celsius
  3. It contains 90% of the total mass of the atmosphere

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 & 2 only
  3. 1 & 3 only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

 

  1. Which of the following statements regarding tropical rainforest are correct?
  1. Nutrient content present in tropical rainforest vegetation is low.
  2. Soil in tropical rainforest areas are highly leached.
  3. Trees found in the tropical evergreen forest are evergreen.

Choose the correct answer

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All are correct

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  1. Which of the following statements regarding tides are correct?
  1. Time between high tide and low tide is called flow.
  2. Spring tide happens only once in a month.
  3. The tidal bulge in the continental shelf is high.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All are correct

 

  1. With regards to earthquake waves, consider the following statements:
  1. S-waves are similar to sound waves and travel through gaseous, liquid and solid materials.
  2. P waves can travel only through solid materials.
  3. The speed of earthquake waves increases as the density of material increases.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 , 2 and 3

 

6.Which of the following is/are NOT a role played by the Tibetan highlands in the South-West monsoon formation?

  1. As a high-level heat source affecting pressure distribution.
  2. As a mechanical barrier to the west flowing subtropical jet stream

Choose from the following options:

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Consider the following statements
  1. The average density of oceanic crust is greater than that of continental crust.
  2. Silicon is the most abundant element in earth’s crust by weight

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Which of the following is/are the impacts of an El-Nino event?
  1. Less than normal monsoon in the South Asian region
  2. A general increase in the temperature
  3. Fewer hurricanes and other tropical cyclones in North Atlantic

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 & 2 only
  3. 1 & 3 only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

 

  1. Which of the following is/are necessary conditions for the origin of a tropical cyclone?
  1. Distance from the equator.
  2. Sea temperature must be around 20 degree Celsius.
  3. Upper air cyclonic circulation at the height of 10-20 km.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 & 2 only
  3. 1 & 3 only
  4. 1, 2 &  3

 

  1. Consider the following regarding the motion of the ocean current?
  1. Change in wind directions have profound influence in the direction of the ocean current
  2. While crossing mid-ocean ridge, the current turns right in the Southern Hemisphere

Which of the above statement is/are true?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

 

  1. It has been observed that more insolation is received over continents than the oceans, at the same latitudes, the reason being:
  1. Water has higher specific heat capacity than land.
  2. The tilt of the earth.
  3. Cloud formation over oceans is more than that of land.
  4. None of the above.

 

  1. Which of the following are the major attributes regarding Tropical Deserts?
  1. Located on the eastern coast of the continents and between 15 to 30 degrees
  2. Salinity of the soil is very high due to intense evaporation
  3. Cold currents flow along its coasts

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 & 3 only
  3. 2 & 3 only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

 

  1. Which of the following conditions favour the formation of deltas
  1. Active erosion by the river in upper and middle stages.
  2. The presence of large lakes in the river course.
  3. The presence of shallow adjoining sea or continental shelf.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 , 2 and 3

 

  1. The National Commission on Agriculture in India defines three types of droughts. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Meteorological drought is defined as a situation when there is a significant decrease of normal precipitation over an area.
  2. Hydrological drought results from prolonged meteorological drought.
  3. Agricultural drought is a situation when there is a significant decrease of normal crop yield.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Earthquakes?
  1. Earthquakes can give rise to geysers and hot springs.
  2. Volcanic eruptions can reduce the atmospheric temperature.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. With reference to jet streams, consider the following statements:
  1. Jet streams are influenced by Coriolis force.
  2. Easterly jet stream plays a significant role in bringing winter rains in north-west India.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Weathering of rocks is influenced by which of the following forces?
  1. Gravitational force
  2. Molecular Stresses
  3. Chemical actions

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

18.Consider the following statements:

  1. Hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
  2. Famous for wine cultivation.
  3. Located mainly on western margins of continents

The above feature are characteristic of which of the following climate types?

  1. British Type climate
  2. Mediterranean Type climate
  3. China type climate
  4. Laurentian type climate

 

  1. Rotation of earth is responsible for which of the following?
  1. Diurnal cycle of day and night.
  2. Deflection of winds.
  3. The appearance of tidal cycles.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

 

  1. Which of the following statements best defines the term “weather”?
  1. The average atmospheric conditions expected at a specific place at a given time.
  2. The atmospheric conditions at a specific place at a specific point in time.
  3. The statistical information that describes the variation of atmospheric conditions at a given place for a specified interval.
  4. All of the above.

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