SSC Geography Previous Year Questions Set 26

251. Which of the following absorbs part of the insolation and preserves earth’s radiated heat? [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2001]
A. Oxygen
B. Nitrogen
C. Water vapour
D. Carbon-di-oxide
Answer –C. Water vapour

252. Cyclones are caused due to:[SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2002]
A. low pressure
B. high pressure
C. low temperature
D. high density
Answer –A. low pressure

253. What is a ‘tornado’ ? [SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) 2006]
A. A very high pressure centre
B. A very low pressure centre
C. A very high ocean wave
D. A planetary wind
Answer –B. A very low pressure centre

254. Katrina is the name given to:[SSC Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) 2010]
A. Satellite
B. Star
C. Heat wave
D. Hurricane
Answer –D. Hurricane

255. In which region does rainfall occur throughout the year ? [SSC Stenographer (Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’) 2010]
A. Mediterranean
B. Equatorial
C. Tropical
D. Temperate
Answer –B. Equatorial

256. The vertical movement of air is termed as:[SSC HSL Data Entry Operator & LDC 2010]
A. wind
B. air current
C. air turbulence
D. air mobility
Answer –B. air current

257. The atmospheric layer closest to the earth is:[SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LCD 2011]
A. Mesosphere
B. Hydrosphere
C. Troposphere
D. Ionosphere
Answer –C. Troposphere

258. Frontal Rain is caused by___ [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LCD 2011]
A. Convection current
B. Winds from sea
C. Cyclonic activity
D. Condensation of water evaporated from mountains
Answer –C. Cyclonic activity

259. Smog is a combination of____ [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LCD 2011]
A. air and water vapour
B. water and smoke
C. fire and water
D. smoke and fog
Answer –D. smoke and fog

260. Which one of the four regions above the earth has smallest height (km.) ? [SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LCD 2011]
A. Stratosphere
B. Mesosphere
C. Thermosphere
D. Troposphere
Answer –D. Troposphere

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