Physical Geography 4

Physical Geography (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

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1. Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated a sudden falls in barometer reading? [2001]

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the ‘Roaring Forties’: [2000]
1. They blow uninterrupted in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
2. They blow with great strength and constancy
3. Their direction is generally from North-West to East in the Southern Hemisphere
4. Overcast skies, rain and raw weather are generally associated with them
Which of these statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Sun’s halo is produced by the refraction of light in: [2002]

 
 
 
 

4. Volcanicm eruptions do not occur in the: [2001]

 
 
 
 

5. Who amongst the following was the first to State that the earth was spherical? [2001]

 
 
 
 

6. Assertion (A): During the Neap Tides. The high tide is lower and the low tide is higher than usual. Reason (R): The Neap Tide, unlike the Spring Tide, occurs on the New Moon instead of on the Full Moon. [2001]

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements made about the sedimentary rocks: [2001]
1. Sedimentary rocks are formed at earth’s surface by the hydrological system
2. The formation of sedimentary rocks involves the weathering of preexisting rocks
3. Sedimentary rocks contain fossils
4. Sedimentary rocks typically occur in layers
Which of these statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

8. Identify the correct order of the process of soil-erosion from the following: [2001]

 
 
 
 

9. If the starts are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizen by an observer, he is located on the: [2001]

 
 
 
 

10. Quartzite is metamorphosed from: [2001]

 
 
 
 

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