Geography for General Studies Test 10 of 20

The primary winds are also called:
Planetary winds
Regular winds
Prevailing winds
All the terms are similar
The primary sedimentary features in streams whose channel is composed mainly of sand and silt are
Dunes
Riffles
Both
None of the above
The prevailing wind is
The wind that blows most frequently across a particular region
The wind which blows locally
The wind which blows seasonally
The wind which blows periodically
The precipitation that has been polluted by acids such as sulphuric acid and nitric acid is called
Acid rain
Sleet
Hail
Frost
The prevailing wind direction are dependent upon
The nature of the general circulation of the atmosphere
The latitudinal wind zones
The pressure zones
Only (1) and (2)
The prefix minus (-) before the zones to the east of international data Line indicates
The number of hours to be subtracted to obtain the Greenwich time
The number of hours to be added to obtain the Greenwich time
A convection
None of the above
The precipitation that occurs when moist air above the heated land gets warmer than the surrounding air is
Conventional precipitation
Orographic precipitation
Cyclonic precipitation
None of the above
The Polynesian tribe that inhabits New Zealand is
Moplas
Maories
Mgyars
Mloors
The polar zones extends between
North Pole and South Pole
66° and 90° latitudes in both the hemisphere
23½° and 90° latitudes in both the hemisphere
0° and 90° latitudes in both the hemisphere
The polar regions of the earth cannot support forest growing because
The growing season is short in these areas
The ground is often frozen or snow or ice-covered
The rainfall is very low
Of all these factors
The Polar Easterlies lie at
0-30° latitude
30-60° latitude
60-90° latitude
90° latitude
The polar diameter of the earth is shorter than the equatorial diameter by
25 km
50 km
80 km
95 km
The pole diameter is ….to the equatorial diameter.
More
Equal
Less
They cannot be compared
The points in the ecliptic farthest north and south of the celestial equator are called
Summer and winter solstices
Autumnal and vernal equinox
North celestial pole and south pole
None of the above
The Plio-Pleistocene boundary lies about……years ago, at the beginning of the interval of warming after the last Pleistocene glaciation.
1,00,000
1,000
10,000
100
The platform and the cotton rock together form
Craton
Shield
Both (1) and (2)
None of the above
The plants of which of the following crops are highly sensitive to frost?
Barley
Cotton
Maize
None of the above
The planet grown in equatorial regions include
Wheat, barley, maize
Evergreen dense forests, rubber trees, groundnuts
Groundnuts, soya beans, potatoes
Evergreen coniferous forests, oats, cocoa
The planet with maximum number of natural satellites (moons), so far discovered is
Jupiter
Neptune
Saturn
Uranus
The planet with no natural satellite (reported so far) are
Mercury and Venus
Earth and Pluto
Mars and Neptune
Jupiter and Saturn
The planets that are called the superior planet are
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
Mercury, Pluto, Venus, Neptune and Earth
Earth, Uranus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter
The planets called the inner planets are
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
The planet that takes the highest time for completing a rotation is
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Pluto
The place where material is excavated when the zone of maximum stream velocity approaches the stream’s bed is called
Scoured polls
Riffles
Ox-bow lakes
Flood plain
The phosphate are a group of minerals of one or more metallic elements chemically associated with the phosphate compound:
Oxides
Silicates
Carbonates
Phosphates
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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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