Small Quiz

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QUESTION 1

Horse latitudes lie within the atmosphere pressure belts of

 

Equatorial low  

Polar high 

Sub-tropical high  

Sub-polar low

QUESTION 2

How many kilometres are represented by 1° latitude?

 

91 km    

321 km  

211 km  

111 km

QUESTION 3

Global positioning system (GPS) is associated with

1. determining latitude and longitude

2. constellation of satellites

3. US system of GPS and Russian system of GLONASS

4. navigation

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 

1 and 4 only    

1, 2 and 4 only  

2 and 3 only   

1, 2, 3 and 4

QUESTION 4

The latitude is the angular distance of a point on the Earth’s surface, north or south, of the Equator as measured from the:

 

Centre of the Earth  

Equator  

Tropic of Cancer or the Capricorn     

Poles

QUESTION 5

The latitude of a place is expressed by its angular distance in relation to –

 

North Pole  

Equator 

South Pole  

Axis of the Earth

QUESTION 6

Which of the following are horse latitudes ?

 

30°to 35°latitudes in both the hemispheres   

10°North latitude   

60°latitude  

None of the above

QUESTION 7

When we consider 15 degree meridian on a world map or globe and count them in an eastward direction starting with Greenwich meridian (0 degree), we find that the time of this meridian is-

 

1 hour fast       

same as Greenwich      

1 hour slow    

12 hours fast

QUESTION 8

‘EI Nino’ associated with the formation of the South West Monsoon of India is

 

a periodic law pressure centre   

an abnormally warm ocean current  

a periodic warm air-mass     

a periodic warm wind

QUESTION 9

The thermal equator is found

 

at the equator  

at the Tropic of Cancer    

north of the geographical equator   

south of the geographical equator

QUESTION 10

Which one among the following statements is correct?

 

In winter season, the duration of day is more in northern hemisphere           

In summer season, the duration of day is more in northern hemisphere           

In summer season, the duration of day is less in northern hemisphere                

In winter season, the duration of day is less in southern hemisphere