Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Mission SSC CGL 2016 - Quiz - Day 1 - Geography

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1. Which of the following components of air absorb heat of the atmosphere?
a)   Carbon dioxide and water vapour
b)   Nitrogen
c)    Oxygen
d)   Hydrogen

2. Which of the following layers of atmosphere is free from all weather phenomena?
a)   Troposphere
b)   mesosphere
c)    exosphere
d)   stratosphere

3. Ozone is present in
a)   exosphere
b)   Troposphere
c)    stratosphere
d)   all the layers

4. The incoming solar radiation is known as
a)   insulation
b)   heat budget
c)    energy budget
d)   insolation

5. The classical period of climate as given by WMO is
a)   30 years
b)   35 years
c)    10 years
d)   25 years

6. The headquarters of WMO (World Meteorological Organization) is at
a)   Washington
b)   New Delhi
c)    Geneva
d)   Paris

7. Wind vane measures
a)   Wind velocity
b)   Wind direction
c)    Both a and b
d)   None

8. Westerlies are more constant and stronger in the
a)   Southern hemisphere
b)   Northern hemisphere
c)    Western Asia
d)   They always have a low velocity

9. Roaring forties and furious fifties are the names of
a)   Westerlies
b)   Polar winds
c)    Tradewinds
d)   Monsoon

10. Which of the following is a hot wind
a)   Levanter
b)   Blizzard
c)    Santa Ana
d)   Punas

11. Which of the following winds is also known as snow eater?
a)   Chinook
b)   Hamsin
c)    Levante
d)   Purga

12. The cherry blossoms in Karnataka are beneficial for
a)   Coffee plantation
b)   Cherry planatation
c)    All fruits
d)   Mango plantation

13.  Why Tamil Nadu remains dry when the entire country receives rain and why it gets rain when practically the entire country is dry?
a)   The withdrawal of monsoon is a much more gradual process than its onset
b)   The onset of monsoon is a much more gradual process than its withdrawal
c)    Due to deforestation in tamil nadu
d)   Other geographical factors

14. The apparent deflection of air masses and fluids caused by Earth's rotation is called
a)   Coriolis effect
b)   Waterspout
c)    Anticyclone
d)   None

15.  In the ______,the winds disappear trapping sailing vessels for days or weeks.
a)   Mid ocean region
b)   Doldrums
c)    Cyclone spots
d)   Horse latitudes

16. The severity of tornadoes is measured by
a)   Safir-simpson scale
b)   Fujita scale
c)    Beaufort scale
d)   None

17.  Calms of cancer and calms of Capricorn are
a)   Horse latitudes
b)   Rainfall belts
c)    Desert belts
d)   Forest regions

18. Lines drawn on maps joining places of equal cloud cover are called
a)   Isohypes
b)   Isonephs
c)    Isoclines
d)   Isobaths

19. The Thornthwaite’s method of climate classification is based on
a)   Temperature
b)   Precipitation
c)    Water balance method
d)   Forest cover

20. The primary cause of monsoon is
a)   Difference in annual temperature trends of land and sea
b)   Uniformity in the temperature of land and sea
c)    The geographical variation in different types of vegation covers in the landmass
d)   Other geographical factors

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