Earth and World Geography

1

Which one of the following is a local wind that blows out from Siberia?

  1. Bora
  2. Purga
  3. Mistral
  4. Blizzard
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2

Which of the following statements about Ring of Fire is/are correct?

  1. It is a zone of convergence plate boundaries.
  2. It is an active seismic and volcanic zone.
  3. It is associated with deep trench.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 1
  4. All of these
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3

Which one of the following is the driest desert of the world?

  1. Atacama
  2. Gobi
  3. Sahara
  4. Kalahari
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4

The shortest day length that occurs in the Northern hemisphere is on

  1. 21st March
  2. 23rd September
  3. 22nd November
  4. 22nd December
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5

Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

  1. Gabbro
  2. Granite
  3. Dolomite
  4. Basalt
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6

The Coriolis effect is the result of

  1. Pressure gradient
  2. Earth’s axis of inclination
  3. Earth’s rotation
  4. Earth’s revolution
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7

Where is Mekong Delta located?

  1. Thailand
  2. Cambodia
  3. Myanmar
  4. Vietnam
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8

The Aral Sea is situated between

  1. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
  2. Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
  3. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
  4. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
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9

Longest day/night is experienced during a year in the

  1. Equator
  2. Pole
  3. Tropics of Cancer / Capricorn
  4. Arctic / Antarctic Circle
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10

How many kilometers are represented by 1° of latitude?

  1. 111 km
  2. 321 km
  3. 211 km
  4. 91 km
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11

The planetary winds that blow from the subtropical high-pressure belts to the Equator are known as

  1. Westerlies
  2. Polar Winds
  3. Doldrums
  4. Trade Winds
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12

'Global Dimming' means

  1. gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the earth surface
  2. gradual loss of biodiversity hot spots
  3. gradual increase in the melting of ice in polar regions
  4. gradual increase of the temperature of ionosphere
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13

Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea?

  1. Syria
  2. Jordan
  3. Lebanon
  4. Israel
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14

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. The earth is nearest to the Sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on January 3
  2. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on July 4
  3. The earth is farthest away from the Sun at Aphelion, which generally occurs on July 4
  4. The earth is nearest to the Sun Aphelion which generally occurs on January 3

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1 and 2
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15

Which one of the following is the reason due to which the wind in the southern hemisphere is deflected towards its left?

  1. Difference in the water masses of northern and southern hemisphere
  2. Temperature and pressure variations
  3. Inclined axis of the Earth
  4. Rotation of the Earth
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