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Quiz

1. The 'blue moon' phenomenon occurs ----- ?

(1) When two full moons occur in the same month
(2) When four full moons appear in two consecutive months of the same calendar year
(3) When two full moons appear in the same month thrice in a calendar year
(4) None of the above

2. We observe twinkling of stars due to ?

(1) frequent and periodic fluctuation of temperature of the surface
(2) constant change of refractive index of the medium between the stars and the Earth because of temperature variation
(3) great distance of stars from the Earth
(4) rise and fall of gaseous ball of fire inside the stars

3. We always see the same face of the moon, because ----- ?

(1) It is smaller than the earth
(2) It revolves on its axis in a direction opposite to that of the earth
(3) It takes equal time for revolution around the earth and rotation on its own axis
(4) It rotates at the same speed as the earth around the sun

4. Earthquake is caused by ---- ?

(1) Disturbance of earth surface
(2) Adjustment of layers of earth crust
(3) Breakage of rock system
(4) Upliftment of rocks

5. Alps mountains are spread over ----- ?

(1) France, Switzerland, Italy, Romania
(2) France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria
(3) France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain
(4) France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium

6. Which of the following pairs of straits and the countries they separate is wrongly matched ?

(1) Gibraltar Strait ---- Spain and Morocco
(2) Bering Strait ----- Sumatra and Malaysia
(3) Magellan Strait ----- Chile and Tiera del Fuego
(4) Bass Strait ----- Australia and Tasmania

7. The last atmospheric layer has an altitude greater than 80 kilometers and is called ?

(1) Mesopause
(2) Stratopause
(3) Isothermal layer
(4) Thermosphere

8. The chemically inactive gas present in atmosphere is ?

(1) Nitrogen
(2) Argon
(3) Water vapour
(4) Oxygen

9. Which of the following is not used to measure the weather ?

(1) Thermometer
(2) Barometer
(3) Altimeter
(4) Anemometer

10. The gas having the highest proportion in air is ?

(1) Oxygen
(2) Nitrogen
(3) Carbon dioxide
(4) Hydrogen

11. The ozone layer in the upper part of the atmosphere protects us form ?

(1) Cosmic rays
(2) Ultrasonic waves
(3) Infra-red rays
(4) Ultraviolet rays

12. Which of the following is not a green-house gas ?

(1) Carbon dioxide
(2) Methane
(3) Nitrous oxide
(4) Argon

13. Wireless communication is reflected back to the earth's surface by the ?

(1) Troposphere
(2) Stratophere
(3) Ionosphere
(4) Exosphere

14. The atmospheric layer which reflects radio waves is called ?

(1) Exosphere
(2) Stratosphere
(3) Ionosphere
(4) Thermosphere

15. What is the name of scale meant for recording weather condition ?

(1) Fahrenheit
(2) Barometer
(3) Hydrometer
(4) Opisometer

16. A line on a map which joins places having the same rainfall is called an ?

(1) Isohyet
(2) Isobar
(3) Isotherm
(4) Isohel

17. The velocity of wind is recorded by ?

(1) Altimeter
(2) Barometer
(3) Anemometer
(4) Aneroid Barometer

18. Pyrometer is used to measure ?

(1) Air pressure
(2) Humidity
(3) High Temperature
(4) Intensity of Earthquake

19. The lower layer of the atmosphere is known as ?

(1) Mesosphere
(2) Stratosphere
(3) Ionosphere
(4) Troposphere

20. The world wettest spots is ?

(1) Cherrapunji
(2) Mawsynram
(3) Singapore
(4) Waileale

21. Which one of the following zones of the atmosphere is rich in ozone gas ?

(1) Mesosphere
(2) Troposphere
(3) Stratosphere
(4) Ionosphere

22. What are EI Nino and La Nina ?

(1) El Nino -- (EI Nee-nyo) is the warming of waterin the Pacific Ocean
(2) La Nina -- (Lah Nee-Nyah) is the cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean
(3) Both A and B are true
(4) None of these

23. Which causes wind to deflect toward left in the Southern hemisphere ?

(1) Temperature
(2) Magnetic field
(3) Rotation of the earth
(4) Pressure

24. Hurricanes are generally ?

(1) Active over land
(2) Active over the sea
(3) Travelling in families
(4) Dust storms

25. The tropical cyclones of the Bay of Bengal are usually called ?

(1) Typhoons
(2) Hurricanes
(3) Depressions
(4) Willy willy

26. Nights and days in equatorial region are ?

(1) Equal
(2) Unequal
(3) Less in length
(4) None of these

27. Hot belt is known as ?

(1) Equatorial region
(2) Savanna region
(3) Dry and wet region
(4) Mediterranean region

28. We find rainfall very heavy all the year round in the belt known as ?

(1) The Derent Belt
(2) The Savanna Belt
(3) The Equatorial Belt
(4) The Monsoon Belt

29. Which one of the following does not control climate ?

(1) Latitude
(2) Altitude
(3) Longitude
(4) Forest cover

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