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IAS Previous Year GEOGRAPHY Questions – Lecture – 7 – STHAAPNA Series

Q.1) The graph given below shows the mean average monthly temperatures (in ºC) and mean monthly rainfall (in cms) of a place: [1995]

This graph is indicative of which one of the climatic zones of the world?

(a) Wet and dry tropical

(b) Rainy tropical

(c) Semi-arid tropical

(d) Temperate marine


Q.2) Consider the following climatic conditions (northern hemisphere) :
These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of:[1998]

These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of:[1998]

(a) China type

(b) Equatorial type

(c) Hot desert type

(d) Monsoon type


Q.3) Consider the following temperature and rainfall data
The climate to which this data pertains is :[1999]

The climate to which this data pertains is :[1999]

(a) St. Lawrence type

(b) China type

(c) West European type

(d) Mediterranean type


Q.4)Temperature and rainfall of a meteorological station are given below: Average temperature: 12.8°C Average rainfall: 45.9 cm per annum Identify the region having the above climatic patterns from amongst the following: [2001] 

(a) Mediterranean region

(b) Monsoon region

(c) Steppe region

(d) N.W. European region


Q.5) Consider the map given below. Of the four shaded areas in the map, which is characterised by hot dry summers, mild and moist winters and seasonal reversal of winds. [1997]

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4


Q.6) Consider the following statements: [2002]

1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons

2. In Mediterranean region, summer months 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?

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 3 and 4


Q.7) A geographic region has the following distinct characteristics: [2010]

1. Warm and dry climate

2. Mild and wet winter

3. Evergreen Oak trees

The above features are distinct characteristics of which one of the following regions?

(a) Mediterranean

(b) Eastern China

(c) Central Asia

(d) Atlantic coast of North America


Q.8) Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region? [2012 – I]

(a) Rainfall throughout the year

(b) Rainfall in winter only

(c) An extremely short dry season

(d) A definite dry and wet season


Q.9) “Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders.” The above statement best describes which of the following regions? [2013 – I]

(a) African Savannah

(b) Central Asian Steppe

(c) North American Prairie

(d) Siberian Tundra


Q.10) “Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright with a sea breeze; as the Sun climbs high in the sky, heat mounts up, dark clouds form, then rain comes with thunder and lightning. But rain is soon over.” Which of the following regions is described in the above passage? [2015 – I]

(a) Savannah

(b) Equatorial

(c) Monsoon

(d) Mediterranean

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