Physical Geography 5

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 statements is correct with reference to our solar system? [2002]

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following ecosystems: [2002]
1. Taiga
2. Tropical evergreen
3. Tropical deciduous
4. Tundra
The correct sequence in decreasing order of the Albedo values of these ecosystems is:

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following climatic and geographical phenomena: [2002]
1. Condensation
2. High temperature and humidity
3. Orography
4. Vertical wind
Thunder Cloud development is due to which of these phenomena?

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements: [2002]
1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons
2. In Mediterranean region, summer receives more rain.
3. In China type climate; rainfall occurs throughout the year
4. Tropical highlands exhibit vertical zonation of different climates
Which of these statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

5. Assertion (A): The amount of moisture in the atmosphere is related to latitude
Reason (R): The capacity to hold moisture in the form of water vapour is related to temperature. [2003]

 
 
 
 

6. Assertion (A): 60° – 65° latitudes in both the hemispheres have a low pressure belt instead of high pressure.
Reason (R): The low pressure areas are permanent over oceans rather than on land. [2002]

 
 
 
 

7. Assertion (A): The surface winds spiral inwards upon the centre of the cyclone.
Reason (R): Air descends in the centre of the cyclone. [2002]

 
 
 
 

8. Assertion (A): Unlike temperate forests, the tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive farmland that can support intensive agriculture for several years even without chemical fertilizers.
Reason (R): The primary productivity of the tropical rain forest is very high when compared to that of temperate forests. [2003]

 
 
 
 

9. Which one of the following is not a lagoon? [2002]

 
 
 
 

10. For short-term climatic predictions, which one of the following events, detected in the last decade, is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the India sub-continent? [2002]

 
 
 
 

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