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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 5 – STHAAPNA Series

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Q.1) Consider the following statements: [2007]

  1. Either of the two belts over the oceans at about 30° to 35° N and S Latitudes is known as Horse

latitude.

  1. Horse latitudes are low pressure belts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.2) What causes wind to deflect toward left in the Southern Hemisphere? [2010]

(a) Temperature

(b) Magnetic field

(c) Rotation of the earth

(d) Pressure

 

Q.3)  Consider the following statements. [2015 – I]

1. The winds which blow between 30° N and 60° S latitudes throughout the year are known as westerlies.

2. The moist air masses that cause winter rains in North-Western region of India are part of westerlies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.4)  Westerlies in southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in northern hemisphere. Why ? [2011 – I] 1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere.

2. Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemisphere.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.5) 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?

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4

 

Q.6) Assertion (A) : 60° – 65º 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.

Select the correct code. [2002]

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

 

Q.7) Assertion (A) : Areas near the equator receive rainfall throughout the year.

Reason (R) : High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rain in most afternoons near the equator.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? 1996]

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

 

Q.8) Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated by a sudden fall in barometer reading? [2001]

(a) Stormy

(b) Calm weather

(c) Cold and dry weather

(d) Hot and sunny weather

 

Q. 9) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2001]

List-I (Local Wind) List-II (Region)
Fohn Argentina
Sarmun Kurdistan
Santa Ana California
Zonda Alps

Codes:

(a) A-2; B-4; C-1; D-3

(b) A-4; B-2; C-3; D-1

(c) A-2; B-4; C-3; D-1

(d) A-4; B-2; C-1; D-3

 

Q.10) Assertion (A) : Cyclones spin clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

Reason (R) : The directions of wind patterns in the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere are governed by the Coriolis effect.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? [2005]

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true

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