SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following statements is not true regarding the world deserts?

    A)  Most of the deserts of the world are found on the western margins of the continents.

    B)  The world deserts receive little rainfall due to unfavourable direction of the trade winds.

    C)  They grow in those coastal areas where warm ocean currents are more effective.

    D)  Wind is the most important agent of change in the desert although water also plays an important role in certain areas.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Deserts generally grow in those coastal-areas where cold ocean currents are more effective. The process of evaporation is not much effective in these areas due to low temperature over cold currents. Consequently, there is little condensation and precipitation. The examples of deserts caused by cold currents are Peruvian and Atacama desert caused by Humboldt or Peru current, Kalahari by Benguela current, West Australian desert caused by West Australian cold current, California desert by California current and Sahara desert by Canaries current,

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