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# UPSC Geography Atmosphere Question Bank

### done Atmosphere

• A) A

B) B

C) C

D) D

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• A) Cirrus, cumulonimbus, stratus, cumulus

B) Stratus, cumulus, cirrus, cumulonimbus

C) Cumulonimbus, cumulus, stratus, cirrus

D) Cirrus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus

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• A) Cumulonimbus

B) Stratocumulus

C) Nimbostratus

D) Alto cumulus

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• A) Excessive heat

B) Calm air

C) Weak coriolis force

D) The winds are too wet and heavy

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• A) in the northern hemisphere, the north blowing winds are deflected westward

B) in the southern hemisphere, the north blowing winds are deflected eastward

C) in the northern hemisphere, the south blowing winds are deflected eastward

D) in the southern hemisphere the south blowing winds are deflected eastward

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• A) the moon, the sun and the earth are in the same line

B) the moon, the sun and the earth are the right angles, with the earth at the apex

C) the moon is nearest to the earth

D) the moon is farthest from the earth

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• A) high tide

B) spring tide at new moon

C) spring tide at full moon

D) neap tide at half moon

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• A) They blow from the Horse latitudes to the Doldrums.

B) They are deflected to the right to become South-East

C) Trades in the southern hemisphere.

D) They are constant in strength and direction.

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• A) in the northern hemisphere

B) in the southern hemisphere

C) everywhere

D) nowhere

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• A) Rainfall caused by mountain standing in the way of moisture-laden winds-relief rainfall.

B) Rain caused by vertical circulation of air currents- orographic rainfall.

C) Rain caused by a warm moist air mass moving upward over cold air mass- cyclonic rain-fall.

D) An area sheltered from rain bearing winds by a hill- rain shadow area.

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• A) the water is shallow

B) the lake is high above sea level

C) prevailing out blowing winds cross the lake in water

D) the lake is a basin of inland drainage

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• A) When condensation takes place below 0${}^\circ$C and precipitation occurs in the form of flakes.

B) When rain freezes into snowflakes while passing through the atmosphere.

C) When condensation takes place in the form of fog and precipitation occurs as flakes.

D) When the air temperature is much lower than surface temperature.

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• A) ${{22}^{{}^{1}/{}_{2}{}^\circ }}$ North and South

B) ${{40}^{{}^{1}/{}_{2}{}^\circ }}$ North and South

C) ${{42}^{{}^{1}/{}_{2}{}^\circ }}$ North and South

D) ${{66}^{{}^{1}/{}_{2}{}^\circ }}$ North and South

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• A) All forms of precipitation converted to the quantity of liquid water

B) The total actual amount of rain, snow, hail and sleet

C) The total amount of rain per year, irrespective of snow, hail and sleet

D) All forms of precipitation measure after conversion to equal quantity of ice

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• A) gorges

B) wadi

C) canyons

D) barchans

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• A) Taiga

B) Tundra

C) Mountain

D) West European

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• A) fall in temperature

B) rise in temperature

C) no change of temperature

D) excess of ultraviolet rays reaching the earth

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• A) nitrogen, oxygen, argon, minor gases

B) only nitrogen and oxygen

C) only minor gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen, neon, helium, methane, etc.

D) None of these

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• A) stratosphere, troposphere, ionosphere and exosphere.

B) exosphere, ionosphere, troposphere and stratosphere.

C) troposphere, stratosphere, ionosphere and exosphere.

D) troposphere, magnetosphere, stratosphere and exosphere.

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• A) nitrogen and methane

B) nitrogen and oxygen

C) oxygen and carbon dioxide

D) hydrogen and nitrogen

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• A) Wester lies

B) Tropical easterlies

C) High latitude easterlies

D) Doldrums

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• A) ${{0}^{0}}-{{5}^{0}}$ N and S latitudes

B) polar circles

C) ${{30}^{0}}-{{40}^{0}}$ N and S latitudes

D) ${{40}^{0}}-{{60}^{0}}$ N and S latitudes

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• A) this layer is rich in ozone which reduces fuel consumption

B) the temperature is constant and ideal for aircraft engine efficiency

C) this layer is out of the firing range of anti-aircraft guns

D) of the absence of clouds and other weather phenomena

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• A) pressure gradient

B) Farrel?s Law

C) rotation of the earth

D) temperature

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• A) Around the equator

B) Over the Arctic region

C) Near the Tropic of Capricorn

D) Near the Tropic of Cancer

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• A) Easterlies

B) Westerlies

C) Drainage winds

D) Trade winds

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• A) is not dependent on temperature

B) increases as temperature increase

C) remains unchanged with change in temperature

D) cannot be measured

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• A) Water will freeze

B) Water will first increases, then decrease

C) The volume will first decrease, then increase

D) The volume will first decrease, then increase

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• A) It provides protection against ultraviolet radiation.

B) It provides condensation nuclei.

C) It creates the greenhouse effect on earth.

D) It helps scatter blue light.

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• A) Low pressure system with clockwise winds in the northern hemisphere.

B) High pressure system with clockwise winds in the northern hemisphere.

C) Low pressure system with clockwise winds in southern hemisphere.

D) High pressure system with clockwise winds in southern hemisphere.

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• A) condensation

B) snow fall

C) sublimation

D) precipitation

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• A) The presence of vapour in air

B) Barometric pressure

C) Pressure only due to vapour in the air

D) Pressure in the clouds

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• A) Specific humidity

B) Relative humidity

C) Vapour pressure

D) Absolute humidity

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• A) critical temperature

B) saturation point

C) dew point

D) condensation point

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• A) dry zone

B) desert area

C) rain-shadow area

D) adiabatically dry area

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• A) humid air condenses on cool surface

B) the air is colder than the earth's surface

C) the sky is overcast at night

D) the wind is too dry to cause rainfall

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• A) Podzolisation

B) Gleisation

C) Laterisation

D) Calcification

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• A) Hot and dry

B) Humid temperate

C) Equatorial

D) Cool and dry

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• A) Halo is produced by diffraction in ice crystals.

B) Corona is produced by refraction by water droplets.

C) Halo is an indication of approaching bad weather.

D) Though corona and halo is produced by different phenomena, the colour sequence produced in them remains the same.

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•  [a] The temperature of air rises when its pressure falls. [b] The pressure of the air falls when the temperature

A) I only

B) II only

C) Both

D) None

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• A) Oxygen

B) Nitrogen

C) Carbon dioxide

D) Water Vapour

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• A) retreating monsoon

B) temperate cyclones

C) local thunderstorms

D) shift in jet stream movement

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• A) Temperatures range from $21{}^\circ C$ in summer to $10{}^\circ C$1 or below in the winter

B) Off-shore trade winds blow in the summer

C) On-shore westerly winds blow in the winter bringing cyclonic rain

D) The annual rainfall ranges from 1500 mm to 2000 mm

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• A) Specific Humidity

B) Relative humidity

C) Absolute Humidity

D) None of the above

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• A) ${{20}^{0}}-{{30}^{0}}$ North and South

B) ${{30}^{0}}-{{40}^{0}}$North and South

C) ${{40}^{0}}-{{50}^{0}}$North and South

D) ${{50}^{0}}-{{60}^{0}}$North and South

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• A) Equatorial low pressure belt

B) Sub-tropical high pressure belt

C) Between ${{10}^{0}}$ to 23.${{5}^{0}}$ North and South Latitudes

D) Sub-polar low pressure belt

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• A) Cirrocumulus

B) Cirrostratus

C) Altocumulus

D) Nimbostratus

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• A) Stratosphere

B) Troposphere

C) Ionosphere

D) Mesosphere

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• A) Cropland

B) Forest area

C) Sand desert

D) Snow area

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• A) Equatorial low pressure belt

B) Sub-tropical high pressure belt

C) Sub-polar low pressure belt

D) Polar high pressure belt

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• A) Gorge

B) Cliff

C) Gully

D) Dome

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• A) East to West

B) West to East

C) West to South

D) North to South

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• A) Anticyclone is a wind system with a high pressure centre

B) In anticyclone the movement of wind is inward

C) The contribution of an anticyclone towards

D) The movement of wind is clockwise in an anticyclone of southern hemisphere

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• A) Tropical wind belt

B) Tropical wind deflection belt

C) Sub-tropical wind belt

D) Tropical no-wind belt

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• A) warm and cold atmospheric currents meet

B) rivers drain out large amounts of freshwater into the sea

C) warm and cold oceanic currents meet

D) continental shelf is undulating

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• A) Condensation point

B) Dew point

C) Sublimation point

D) Saturation point

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• A) Typhoon

B) Willy-willy

C) Hurricane

D) Baguio

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• A) greenhouse effect

B) depletion of ozone layer

C) insolation

D) terrestrial radiation

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• A) decrease

B) increase

C) be constant

D) fluctuate

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• A) uniform low pressure

B) uniform high pressure

C) high wind velocity

D) low humidity

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•  [a] In a cyclone, the area of low pressure is at the centre surrounded by the areas of high pressure [b] In a cyclone, the areas of low pressure surround the area of high pressure [c] In an anti-cyclone, the area of high pressure is surrounded by the areas of low pressure [d] In an anti-cyclone, the area of low pressure is surrounded by the areas of high pressure
Select the correct answer using the code given below: Code:

A) 1 and 2

B) 1 and 3

C) 1 and 4

D) 2 and 4

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• A) ozonosphere

B) mesosphere

C) tropopause

D) ionosphere

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• A) East to West

B) West to East

C) West to South

D) North to South

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• A) do not receive moisture-bearing wind from the oceans

B) are the most rocky and barren areas of the Earth

C) are located on the tropical high pressure belt of the atmosphere

D) are not on the path of the monsoons

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• A) a local wind

B) a volcano

C) an island

D) an ocean current

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• A) Altitude

B) Nature of terrain

C) Wind

D) Latitude

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• A) anti-tropical cyclones of southern hemisphere

B) temperate cyclones of northern hemisphere

C) tropical cyclones of northern hemisphere

D) tropical cyclones of southern hemisphere

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• A) cold wind in Europe

B) tropical desert storm in West Asia

C) warm wind in North-America

D) depression to South Africa

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• A) Condensation

B) Evaporation

C) Sublimation

D) Saturation

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•  [a] This cloud is also referred to as thunder clouds. [b] This brings convectional rain. [c] This is frequently seen in tropical afternoons. [d] These are woolly, bumpy clouds arranged in layers appearing like waves in blue sky.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

A) 2 only

B) 3 only

C) 1 and 4

D) 4 only

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•  1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere. 2. Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemisphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Burt 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. There are no clouds or water vapour in the lower stratosphere. 2. There are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct in this context?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Broth 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. the atmosphere can be heated upwards only from the Earth's surface. 2. there is more moisture in the upper atmosphere. 3. the air is less dense in the upper atmosphere.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A) 1 only

B) 2 and 3

C) 1 and 3

D) 1, 2 and 3

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•  1. The presence of ozone causes the reflection of radio waves to earth. 2. Radio waves have a very long wavelength.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. The unit of measurement of Sun's radiation is Langley. 2. The incoming solar radiation to earth is 2 cal/cm2-min 3. The mean sea level pressure of atmosphere is 1013.2 bar. 4. We are normally not aware of atmosphere pressure because it acts in all directions.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

A) 1, 2, 3 and 4

B) 2, 3 and 4

C) 3 only

D) None of these

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•  1. Clouds generally reflects some of the sunlight in different directions and the rest is absorbed. 2. Nearly 90% of the water vapour lies below 12 km of the atmosphere. 3. Water vapour does not exceed 3 percent to 4 percent of total volume of air. 4. Nitrogen serves mainly as dilutant and dissolver.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

A) 1 and 2

B) 2 and 3

C) 3 only

D) 3 and 4

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•  1. The Northern Pacific is the deepest part of the Ocean. 2. The South-West Pacific is devoid of marginal seas. 3. The South-East Pacific has broad submarine ridges and plateaus. 4. The ocean floor of the Pacific Ocean is fairly uniform with broad rises and depressions.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

A) 1,2,3,4

B) 1 and 4

C) 2 and 3

D) 1, 3 and 4

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•  1. Vegetation 2. Water 3. Carbon dioxide 4. Oxygen 5. Nitrogen

A) 1 and 2

B) 3 and 4

C) 2 and 3

D) 2 and 5

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•  1. Land gets heated by conduction 2. Water has a higher specific heat 3. Only the surface layers of water are heated 4. Water gets heated by convection

A) 1, 2 and 3

B) 2 and 3

C) 1 and 4

D) 1, 2 and 4

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•  1. The major temperature contrasts on earth's surface are between land masses and oceans. 2. During night, the water surface cools more rapidly than the land surface. 3. Temperature generally decreases with latitude on either side of the equator. 4. Temperature rises to a maximum during summer and falls to a minimum during winter.

A) 1, 3 and 4

B) 2, 3 and 4

C) 1 and 2

D) 3 and 4

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•  1. Temperatures range from $32{}^\circ C$ in the hot season to about $15{}^\circ C$ in the cool season. 2. Annual rainfall varies greatly. 3. The climate is best developed in the southern continents. 4. It consists of three main seasons, i.e., cool, dry season; hot, dry season; hot, wet season.

A)  1 and 4

B)  2, 3 and 4

C)  2 and 3

D)  1, 2 and 4

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•  1. is an intense low pressure system. 2. has winds blowing clockwise in the southern hemisphere. 3. is accompanied by clear and settled weather conditions. 4. is more extensive, slower-moving and more persistent than a depression.

A) 1, 2 and 4

B) 2, 3 and 4

C) 3 and 4

D) 1 and 2

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•  i. The top most layer of ocean water is called the thermo dine layer. ii. The highest salinity in water is found in the Lake Van

A) i only

B) ii only

C) Both

D) None

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•  1. Temperatures range from $21{}^\circ C$ in the summer to $10{}^\circ C$ or below in the winter. 2. Off-shore trade winds blow during the summer. 3. The summers are hot and dry; and winters are cool and moist. 4. The annual rainfall ranges from 500 mm to 760 mm. Select the correct climatic type which possesses the above characteristics using the codes given below:

A) Tropical Monsoon

B) Mediterranean

C) China type

D) West European type

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•  1. Troposphere varies in its thickness between equator and poles. 2. Stratosphere does not experience Normal Lapse Rate. 3. Ozone layer occurs in the Mesosphere. 4. Ionosphere lies between Stratosphere and Mesosphere.
Which of these statements are correct?

A) 1 and 2

B) 2 and 3

C) 3 and 4

D) 1, 2 and 4

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•  1. Half the water vapour in the air in atmosphere lies below an altitude of 1000 m. 2. The amount of precipitable water in the atmosphere increases from the equator to the poles.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. The approach of a cyclone is characterised by a rise in baromenic reading. 2. In the cyclones of the southern hemisphere, the winds circulate in anticlockwise direction.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. In tropical grassland regions, rainfall mainly occurs 2. in the short summer season with a long dry season. 3. In Mediterranean region, the winter rainfall is caused 4. by the passage of cyclones in the westerly wind belt which lies over this area.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. In a cyclone, the direction of wind flow is counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere. 2. The tropical cyclone fades away when it reaches land because there is no large supply of warm moist air.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  I. Thermal difference between land and water II. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans III. Presence of strong winds in the interior IV. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A) 1 only

B) 1 and 2 only

C) 2 and 3 only

D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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•  I. It occurs at irregular intervals II. It carriers warmer water III. It carries less saline water IV. Its atmospheric equivalent is southern oscillation.
Select the correct, answer using the code given below

A) I and II only

B) II and III only

C) III and IV only

D) I, II, III and IV

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•  1. Cyclone is a low pressure system. 2. The wind movement is clockwise in the cyclone of northern hemisphere.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

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•  1. They develop over the ocean between $8{}^\circ -15{}^\circ$ N. 2. They are almost absent in the South Atlantic Ocean. 3. They do not develop close to the equator.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A) 1 only

B) 2 and 3 only

C) 1 and 3 only

D) 1, 2 and 3

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•  1. Monsoon topics 2. Wet and dry tropics 3. Arid and semiarid 4. Rainy tropics
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A) 1-4-3-3

B) 4-3-2-1

C) 2-1-3-4

D) 3-2-1-4

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•  List-I List-II Fog (1) A mass of minute droplets of water or tiny crystals of ice formed by the condensation of water vapour in free air at considerable elevations. Cloud (2) Condensation at a dew point which is at or below freezing point. White Frost (3) Moisture deposited in the form of water droplets on cooler surface of solid objects such as stones, grass blades etc.

A) A-4; B-2; C-1; D-3

B) A-3; B-2; C-1; D-4

C) A-3; B-1; C-2; D-4

D) A-4; B-1; C-2; D-3

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•  List-I List-II [a] Cloudiness and heavy precipitation unfavourble (1) Equatorial region [b] Westerlies throughout the year and mild winteres (2) Mediterranean region [c] Famous for game park land type of vegetation (3) Savanna region [d] Dry summers, wet winters and orchard farming (4) West Eurpoean region

A) A-1; B-4; C-3; D-2

B) A-4; B-1; C-3; D-2

C) A-1; B-4; C-2; D-3

D) A-4; B-1; C-2; D-3

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