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Geography Quiz 05.03. 2018

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Question 1

Which of the following is/are not true about tides?
1) In New Moon Syzygy, high-high tide at a position will be higher than high-high tide on the same position during Full Moon Syzygy.
2) Spring tides are separated by 15 days so they occur fortnightly.

Question 2

Consider the following about tides:
1) Two high tides are separated 12 hour and 26 minutes.
2) Two direct tides are separated by 6 hours and 13 minutes.
Select the correct code:

Question 3

Select the correct statements regarding the distribution of salinity:
1) Salinity increases from the equator to Polar Regions but in a non-uniform way.
2) Vertically, salinity will decrease towards the sea bed.

Question 4

In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase the marine productivity by bringing the
1) Decomposer microorganisms to the surface
2) Nutrients to the surface.
3) bottom-dwelling organisms to the surface.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Question 5

Select the correct statement:

1). Waves are actually the energy, not the water

2). Steep waves are young and formed by local winds while Slow and steady waves originate from far away places, possibly from another hemisphere.

3). The maximum wave height is determined by the strength of the wind.

Question 6

Choose the Incorrect statement(s):
1) In relief rain, the windward slopes receive greater rainfall than leeward side.
2) It creates topographic deserts.

Question 7

Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
1) Cirrus clouds – High Altitude, Thick and attached
2) Cumulus clouds – look like cotton wool, exists in patches
3) Stratus clouds - layered clouds, formed due to mixing of air masses.

Question 8

Consider these:
1) Pressure Gradient force: Strong where the isobars are apart from each other.
2) Frictional Force: Minimal over the sea surface.
3) Coriolis Force: Directly proportional to the angle of latitude
Which of the above is/are NOT correctly matched?

Question 9

Which of the following is/are related correctly with El-nino?
1) Appearance of warm water off the coast of Peru
2) Pressure changes in the Central Pacific and Australia
3) Southern Oscillation
4) When ENSO is strong, drought occurs in Australia and sometimes in India and China.

Question 10

Which of the following is/are correct w.r.t Water vapour as a variable gas in the atmosphere?
1) Water vapour decreases with altitude.
2) In the Warm and Wet Tropics, it is less by per cent of the air by volume, while in the dry and cold areas of desert and Polar Regions; it is more by per cent of the air.
3) Water vapour increases from the equator towards the poles.
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