Geography for General Studies Test 6 of 20

The transverse, longitudinal and surface waves in an earthquake originate from
The epicenter within the body of the earth
The focus on the surface of the earth
The focus within the body of the earth
The epicenter on the surface of the earth
The traditional lands of the nomads of Central Asia are
The temperature gradient
The development of waves
The latitude difference
The longitude difference
The traditional lands of the nomads of Central Asia are
Mongolia and Tibet
Sinkiang and Turkistan
Kirghiz Steppe
All of the above
Which of the following is not a Kharif corp?
Jute
Maize
Mustard
Rice
The texture of a soil refers to
The size distribution of the mineral particles composing the soil
The distribution of mineral particles in soil
The crystal distribution in soil
None of the above
The tertiary winds on the north of the Alps (Europe) are called
The Chinook
The foehn
The sirocco
The loo
The term used to describe the combined effect of all shortwave losses is
Earth scattering
Earth radiation
Earth albedo
None of the above
The term ‘Abyssal’ refers to
Inner most part of the earth
Organism found in the shallow water zone of the seas
Deeper parts of the oceans
None of the above
The term ‘regur’ refers to
Deltaic alluvial soils
Lateric soils
Black cotton soils
Red and yellow soils
The term ‘flora’ in the context of natural vegetation refers to
Assemblage of plant species living in association with each other in a given environment frame
Plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a group
A large tract covered by trees and shrubs and its administration for assessing economic benefits
Role played by species of animals in the maintenance of ecological balance
The temperature needed to keep the earth’s surface and the atmosphere in thermal equilibrium is called
The surface temperature
Equilibrium temperature
The mean global surface temperature
Global temperature
The time interval from when the given star passes directly overhead, to when it next passes directly overhead, is defined as
One sidereal day
One solar day
Both the terms are similar, so any of these may be used
None of the above
The temperature inversion is
Whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature takes place
When the decrease in temperature or moisture or both takes place
Whenever the normal decrease of atmospheric temperature or moisture or both change with height over a short vertical interval
All of the above
The time difference between one vernal equinox and the next is nearest to which of the following figures?
359 days
361 days
363 days
365 days
The time difference between each side of the International Date line is
12 hours
24 hours
36 hours
48 hours
The time at a place is determined by
The parallels of longitude
The parallels of latitude
Distance from equator
Distance from prime meridian
Which of the following is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and the path between them?
Atlas maps
Thematic maps
Wall maps
Globe
The tide produced when the moon and the sun are at eight angles to the earth, thus pulling in opposite directions, is called
Neap tide
Spring tide
Diurnal tide
Ebb tide
The tide produced as a consequence of the moon and the sun pulling the earth in the same direction is called
Ebb tide
High tide
Spring tide
Neap tide
The tide of minimum rise is called
Spring tide
Low tide
Ebb tide
None of the above
The three recognized major fishing grounds of the world are located in the
Northern hemisphere only
Southern hemisphere only
Two in the southern hemisphere and one in the northern hemisphere
One in the southern hemisphere and two in the northern hemisphere
The third world includes about 120 countries of
Asia, Africa and Central America
Asia, Australia and Europe
Africa, North America
None of the above
The thickness of biosphere is
8-10 km above the earth’s surface
5-8 km above the earth’s surface
5-10 km above the earth’s surface
10-12 km above the earth’s surface
The temperature increases rapidly after
Ionosphere
Exosphere
Stratosphere
Troposphere
The temperature gradients and large scale pattern of atmospheric circulation vary with
Latitude
Longitude
Distance from poles
Distance from oceans
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This is a test under a series of 20 tests. Each test includes 25 questions and helps to check one’s prepareness for General Studies and Geography paper for Civil Servics Examination of UPSC and PCS both.

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