DPPGE: 4 March

1. Which one of the following climates is found in coastal areas of California in North America, Central Chile in South America and South-West tip of West Australia?

(a) Tropical savanna

(b) Mediterranean

(c) Humid continental

(d) Low-latitude steppe

2. Consider the following statements:

1. A hurricane acquires its spin from the Coriolis effect.
2. The diameter of the hurricane decreases as it moves away from low latitudes.
3. The diameter of a hurricane is never below 150 km.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

3. Consider the following statements:

1. The subtropical jet stream is evident throughout the year but the polar front jet stream is strong only during the half-year centred on winter.
2. The migration of Equatorial Low (ITCZ) into the Southern Hemisphere in january is far less pronounced than its migration into the Northern Hemisphere in July.
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

4. Northern part of Australia is typified by which one of the following?

(a) Equatorial climate

(b) Mediterranean climate

(c) Temperate climate

(d) Monsoon climate

5.  Consider the following statements:

1.  China spans five time zones but runs on a single national time using the standard meridian of Beijing.
2. Russia uses eight standard time zones.

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

6. What is a seismic zone extending at an angle of about 45 degree from the  base of an  ocean trench,  down  through lithosphere to the asthenosphere known as?

(a) Appleton layer

(b) Benioff zone

(c) Canard discontinuity

(d) Convecgence zone

7. What are Geosynclines?

(a) Arched upfolds in the strata of the..earth’s crust.

(b) Major structural downfolds in the earth’s crust.

(c) Large scale rises in the earth’s crust.

(d) Sliding of plate margine inside the earth’s crust.

8. Spits develop due to:

(a) Circular movement of water currents along the bays

(b) Formation of longshore drifts towards the coast

(c) Formation of large scale deposits of fine grained dust

(d) Oblique  movement  of  water  currents  along  the shores

9. Consider the following statements:

1. Youthful   topography   is   characterised   by comparatively a few streams but usually with low gradients.
2. In mature topography, the main streams have their valleys cut to base level and are at grade.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b)  2 only

(c) Both  I and 2

(d)    Neither  1  nor 2

10. Which one of the following statements is not correct:

(a) The largest known flood basalt region in the world is the Deccan trap area of peninsular India..

(b) The largest flood basalt region in the United States of America is the Columbia Plateau.

(c) The two shield volcanoes Manna Lea and Manna Rea have summit elevations of more than 6500 m above sea level.

(d) The  island  of  Hawaii includes  at  least  seven coalesced volcanic domes.

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