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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 6 – STHAAPNA Series

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Q. 1) 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?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 , 3 and 4


Q.2)  Assertion (A) : The surface winds spiral inwards upon the centre of the cyclone.

Reason (R) : Air descends in the centre of the cyclone.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?[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.3) Which one of the areas marked as A, B, C and D in the given figure of the cyclone, witnesses heavy torrential short duration rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms? [1999]

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D


Q.4) Willy is : [1995]

(a) a type of tree grown in temperate regions

(b) a wind that blows in a desert

(c) a tropical cyclone of the north-west Australia

(d) a kind of common fish found near Laccadives Islands


Q.5) Sun’s halo is produced by the refraction of light in:


(a) water vapour in Stratus clouds

(b) ice crystals in Cirro-Cumulus clouds

(c) ice crystals in Cirrus clouds

(d) dust particles in Stratus clouds


Q.6) 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 Indian sub-continent? [2002]

(a) La Nina

(b) Movement of Jet Stream

(c) El Nino. and Southern Oscillations

(d) Greenhouse effect at global level


Q.7) In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate.

What is the reason? [2015 – I]

(a) Sea surface temperatures are low

(b) Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs

(c) Coriolis force is too weak

(d) Absence of land in those regions


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