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Quiz 397: Geography for Public Service Examinations

1.Which among the following is the correct location of Earth’s magnetosphere?
(A)Near the centre of Earth
(B)Below Ionosphere
(C)Beyond Ionosphere
(D)Within 12-16 kms of Earth’s surface
(E)Beyond 35000 kms from Earth

2.Oxygen-18 has been frequently used in Palaeoclimatology to measure / estimate climate changes in the history of Earth. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. It helps in measuring the average atmospheric temperature
2. Water molecules containing the heavier O-18 evaporate at a higher temperature
3. When temperature increases the Ratio of O-18 to O-16 will be higher
Which among the above statements are correct ?
(A)1 and 2 only
(B)1 & 3 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)all 1, 2, 3
(E)1 only

How O-18 helps in Paleoclimatology?
3.What is Chernozem?
(A)Deltaic alluvial soil
(B)Lateric soil
(C)Red and yellow Soil
(D)Black Soil
(E)None of the above

4.Consider the following statements regarding the abyssal zones:
1. It is the deepest water zone of the seas
2. It represents temperatures around 2 to 3 degrees Celsius
3. It is below hadal zone and bathyal zone
Which among the above statements are correct:
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)2 & 3 only
(C)1 only
(D)2 only
(E)3 only

5.The unit less measure of Earth’s reflectivity which is combined effect of all shortwave losses is known as ___?
(A)Earth Scattering
(B)Earth Radiation
(C)Earth Albedo
(D)Polar See-saw
(E)Global dimming

6.Due to which of the following winds, Central Europe enjoys a warmer climate ?
(A)Chinook
(B)Foehn
(C)Zonda
(D)Bergwind
(E)Santa Ana

7.What is the number of known crystalline phases of water?
(A)1
(B)2
(C)4
(D)9
(E)15

8.The aeration zone in earth’s lithosphere lies at ___?
(A)Above earth surface
(B)Below earth surface & above Water Table
(C)Below Earth’s surface and parallel to water table
(D)Below earth’s surface and below water table
(E)In Atmosphere

What is the Aeration Zone?
9.The correct location of Milwaukee Deep is ___________?
(A)Puerto Rico Trench
(B)Cayman Trough
(C)Manila Trench
(D)Hikurangi Trench
(E)None of the above

10.Which among the following is the tide of minimum rise?
(A)Spring Tide
(B)Low Tide
(C)Ebb Tide
(D)None of them
(E)

11.What is the approximate interval between spring tide and neap tides?
(A)7 days
(B)15 days
(C)21 days
(D)3 months
(E)None of them

12.Which among the following tunnel connects France and Italy?
(A)Mont Blanc Tunnel
(B)St. Gothard Tunnel
(C)Queens way Tunnel
(D)Orange Fish Rivers Tunnel
(E)None of them

13.Which among the following is the correct term for the inner portion of moon’s shadow?
(A)Umbra
(B)Penumbra
(C)Antumbra
(D)Iridescence
(E)Adularescence

14.Which among the following is the most recent in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy?
(A)Tertiary Period
(B)Quaternary Period
(C)Cretaceous Era
(D)Miocene
(E)Oligocene

15.Which among the following types of dunes are most rare?
(A)Crescentic
(B)Linear
(C)Star
(D)Dome
(E)Parabolic

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