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126. The high yielding varieties of crops possess which of the following characters?

1. Ability to trap more solar energy

2. Ability to utilize more nutrients

3. High harvest index

4. Ability to use less water


(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 3


127. Contour is a measure of.

(a) Topography

(b) Rainfall

(c) Temperature

(d) Pressure


128. Latitude of South Pole is

(a) 0°

(b) 30°

(c) 80°

(d) 90°


129. There is a severe difference in the climates of Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Why?

(a) Due to rotation of earth around its axis

(b) Due to revolution of earth around the sun on its orbit

(c) Both of the above

(d) None of the above


130. The area associated with the greatest frequency of earthquakes is

(a) Eastern coastal Areas of Asia

(b) Northern Coastal areas of Eurasia

(c) West coast of North and South Americas

(d) Western coastal areas of Africa


131. ‘Cloud burst’ means

(a) Formation of artificial rain

(b) Presence of scattered flakes of cloud in the sly

(c) Sowing of seeds of a crop in a cloudy weather

(d) Abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with a thunderstorm


132. Which one of the following is an ore of iron?

(a) Bauxite

(b) Haematite

(c) Ilmentie

(d) Gypsum


133. Which one of the following is correct?

(a) All longitudes are not great circles

(b) All longitudes and equator are great circles

(c) All latitudes and Greenwich meridian are great circles

(d) All latitudes and longitudes are great circles


134. The rocks which are formed by direct cooling and solidification of magma are called

(a) Sedimentary ,rocks

(b) Derivative rocks

(c) Igneous rocks

(d) Metamorphic rocks


135. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Mediterranean type of climate?

(a) Warm winters

(b) Cold and dry summers

(c) Warm and dry summers and cold and wet winters

(d) Warm and wet summers and cold and dry winters


136. The shortest day in Northern Hemisphere is

(a) 25 December

(b) 22 December

(c) 15 June

(d) 22 June


137. Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India via the Cape of Good hope in

(a) 1494

(b) 1498

(c) 1502

(d) 1506
138. The earth revolves round the sun in its orbit by approx

(a) 5˚perday

(b) 2˚ per day

(c) 1˚ per day

(d) 3˚ per day


139. One degree of longitude on the equator is equal to a distance of

a) 96 km

(b) 80 km

(c) 55 km

(d) 112 km


140. Which of the following countries has longest land frontiers?

(a) Burma

(b) Russia

(c) China

(d) Laos


141. Which of the following is not a Scandinavian country?

(a) Denmark

(b) Belgium

(c) Norway

(d) None of these


142. The process by which water and wind wear down the rocks s called

(a) Erosion

(b) Cosrision

(c) Derosion

(d) None of them


143. The belt of low atmospheric pressure on either side of the equator arc called

(a) Doldrums

(b) Westerlies

(c) Latitudes

(d) Easterlies


144. When the earth reaches its perihelion, then

(a) It is nearest to the sun

(b) It is farthest from the sun

(c) It is between the sun and moon

(d) None of the above


145. What is the duration of a day at the poles?

(a) 3 months

(b) 6 months

(c) 9 months

(d) 12 months


146. Biosphere is

(a) The core of the earth which is about 150 kms below earth

(b) The part of the earth’s surface where human beings live

(c) The part of the earth’s crust, water and atmosphere where plants and animals can subsist

(d) None of these


147. Coniferous forests are found in a region having

(a) Low mean annual temperature throughout the year and long cold winter

(b) Low rainfall and very low temperature throughout the year

(c) High humidity and high temperature throughout the year

(d) None of the above


148. Imaginary lines drawn on a global map, from pole to pole and perpendicular to the equator, are called

(a) Contours

(b) Isobars

(c) Meridians

(d) Steppes


149. Which of the following countries is known as the Land of Midnight Sun?

(a) Belgium

(b) Holland

(c) Norway

(d) Sweden


150. Asia accounts for nearly percent of world population

(a) 40%

(b) 45%

(c) 60%

(d) 70%

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