Questions 1 - 35

1  The summer and winter seasons in a year are caused by

2  Magnetic meridian is an imaginary

3  The earth without rotational movement would result into
a. No sun-rise and sun-set
b. No occurrence of day and night cycle
c. Only one season
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4  How does the sun get its energy?

5  Which one of the following statements is not correct?

6  The twinkling of a star is due to:

7  The term ‘Goldilocks Zone’ is often seen in the news in the context of

8  Consider the following factors:
a. Rotation of the earth
b. Air pressure and wind
c. Density of ocean water
d. Revolution of the earth
Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

9  Even after sunset, the air near the earth’s surface continue to receive heat due to

10  A person stood alone in a desert on a dark night and wanted to reach his village which was situated 5 km east of the point where he was standing. He had no instruments to find the direction, but he located the polestar. The most convenient way now to reach his village is to walk in the

11  It is reported that there is an ongoing decrease in the pH value of ocean water because of global warming. It happens due to

12  Which of the following elements are found in highest and lowest quantities respectively in the crust of the earth?

13  The most abundant metal in the earth’s crust is

14  With reference to seismic waves, consider the following statements
a. P-waves travel through a solid rock faster. Than sound waves travelling through air.
b. S-waves travel at about half the speed of P-waves.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

15  The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the place of

16  Owing to the equatorial bulge and the polar flattening, the polar radius of the earth falls short of the equatorial radius by about

17  The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich. Hence, it is located at

18  Which of the following is called the Light house of the Mediterranean?

19  Which of the following statements concerning circum-pacific belt are correct?
a. It is an active volcanic realm
b. It is an active seismic realm
c. It is a divergent plate boundary
d. It is prone to Tsunami
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20  Which of the following is/are the correct characteristic(s) of primary seismic wave?

21  Contour line is the imaginary line joining places of equal

22  Metamorphic rocks are those derived from

23  Which of the following is an igneous rock?

24  Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
a. Tienshan – Fold mountain
b. Vosges – Structural dome
c. Ferghana – Deep-seated fault
d. Mauna Lao – Volcanic cone
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25  Why do Fold mountains have enormous thickness of sedimentary rocks?

26  Sandstone is metamorphosed to

27  Which one among the following processes is not part of a chemical weathering?

28  Widening of a river valley takes place due to

29  Sink hole is a phenomenon of

30  Rift valley is formed

31  Flood plains are called so, mainly because

32  Which one the following is not related to wind erosion?

33  Match List I (desert) with List II (country) and select the correct answer using the codes given below
List I List II
A. Kalahari 1. Angola
B. Namib 2. Sudan

C. Nubian 3. Botswana
D. Atacama 4. Chile
Code: A B C D

34  The term ‘Doab’ means

35  Which one of the following rivers crosses the equator two times?

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