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Winds Geography Previous Year Questions of CDSE


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WINDS

1996

1                    Which one of the following is related to Horse Latitudes?

(a) Cyclones    (b) Low atmospheric pressure (c) High atmospheric pressure

(d) Movement of surface winds

1997 I

1                    Shifts in planetary winds are caused by

(a) apparent movement of the Sun                  (b) location of mountains        (c) location of water bodies

(d) location of forests

 

2          Match List I (Country/region) with List II (Wind) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           List II

            A         North America                        1  Foehn

            B         European Alps                        2  Chinook

            C         India                            3  Norwester

            D         Argentina                    4  Pampero

Codes  A         B         C         D 

(a)        2          1          3          4

(b)        2          4          1          3

(c)        1          3          2          4

(d)       1          4          3          2         

2000 I

1          Consider the following winds:

            1 North-easterlies                    2 South-westerly         3 South-easterlies                    4 North-westerly

Which of these are planetary winds?

(a) 1 and 2       (b) 1 and 3       (c) 1 and 4       (d) 2 and 3

 

2          Match List I (Storms) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           List II

            A          Cyclone                      1  China

            B         Hurricane                    2  Australia

            C         Typhoon                      3  India

            D         Willy-willy                  4  U S A

Codes  A         B         D         D 

(a)        3          4          2          1

(b)        4          3          2          1

(c)        3          4          1          2

(d)       4          3          1          2                     

2001 II

1          Consider the following statements:

            1          Tropical cyclones have circular isobars

            2          Tropical cyclones originate entirely within tropical air mass

            3          The intensity and magnitude of hurricanes generally exceed those of typhoons

            4          Tropical cyclones are more destructive than the western disturbances

Which of these statements are correct? Select the answer using following code

(a) 1, 2 and 4   (b) 1 only         (c) 2 and 3       (d) 3 and 4

 

2          Match List I (Local Wind) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           ListII

            A  Chili                                               1  Russia

            B  Brick fielder                                   2  Australia

            C Khamsin                              3  Tunisia

            D  Purga                                  4  Egypt

Codes  A         B         D         D 

(a)        3          4          2          1

(b)        1          2          4          3

(c)        1          4          2          3

(d)       3          2          4          1

 

 

3.         The contact of two air masses differing sharply in humidity originates:

(a) tropical cyclones    (b) inter-tropical convergence (c) temperate cyclones            (d) tropospheric instability

2002 I

1          Consider the following statements with reference to Tornadoes:

            1 Tornadoes are smaller and more intense than Hurricanes

            2 Tornadoes are most abundant along the Eastern coast of India

            3 The average tornado lasts for less than one hour

            4 Tornadoes are most common in the afternoons in the early summer

            Which of these statements are correct?

            (a) 1, 3 and 4   (b) 2, 3 and 4   (c) 1, 2 and 4   (d) 1, 2 and 3

2003 I

1          Which of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

            (a)        China Sea                    Typhoons

            (b)        Gulf of Mexico                       Hurricanes

            (c)        N W Australia             Wily Willies

            (d)       Indian Ocean              Tornadoes

 

2          Assertion A    Tropical cyclones don’t develop very close to the equator

            Reason R        A weak corilious effect retards the development of circular air motion

                                    (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

2003 II

1          Assertion A    Middle latitude westerly winds are stronger in the Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere

            Reason R        Oceans are comparatively cooler in the Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere

                                    (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

2          Match List I (Tropical Depression) with List II (Areas of operation) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           ListII

            A  Hurricanes                          1  Caribbean islands

            B  Cyclones                             2  Indian Ocean

            C Typhoons                             3  China Sea

            D  Wily-Willies                                   4  Australia

                                                            5 Brazil

Codes  A         B         C         D 

(a)        2          5          4          3

(b)        2          5          3          4

(c)        1          2          3          4

(d)       1          2          4          3

2004 II

1          Assertion A Much of the stormy weather is associated with the region between 30° to 50° latitudes

Reason R Most of the heat transfer from the surplus energy zones to the deficit energy zones takes place across the mid latitudes

(a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

2005 I

1          Consider the following statements:

1 Foehn is very cold and dry wind with a high velocity and brings down the temperature below freezing point.

2 Mistral is a strong, gusty, dry and warm wind, which develops on the leeward side of a mountain range.

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

2007 I

1          What is the convergence of northeast and southeast trade winds near equator known as?

            (a) Doldrums               (b) Jet Stream  (c) Inter-tropical convergence zone                (d) Upper air monsoon

2008 II

1          Assertion A  In Temperate cyclones winds blow from the periphery towards the center

            Reason R      There is high pressure in the temperate cyclone

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

2009 II

1          Consider the following statements:

            1 In the month of July the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone is located in Indo Gangetic plain

            2 Northern Inter Tropical Convergence Zone is the zone of clouds and heavy rainfall.

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

2010 I

1          The Jet Streams are

            (a) Wind systems with a pronounced seasonal reverse at a direction

            (b) Winds blowing from the sub tropical high pressure belts towards the sub polar low pressure belts

(c) narrow meandering bands of swift winds which blow in the mid latitudes near the tropopause and encircle the globe

(d) winds blowing from the sub polar low pressure belts towards the sub tropical high pressure belts

 

 

 

 

2010 II

1          Statement I     Wind is deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere and to left in southern hemisphere from its normal course

            Statement II   Earth rotates from west to east

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

2                    Which one among the following is the idealized global pattern of surface wind from the equator to pole?

(a)    Doldrum-Westerlies-Trade winds-Easterlies        (b)Easterlies-Westerlies-Trade winds-Doldrums

(c) Doldrums-Trade winds-Westerlies-Easterlies       (d) Westerlies-Trade winds-Doldrum-Easterlies

 

3                    Which one of the following is the correct sequence of increasing velocity of wind?

(a) Light breeze-Fresh breeze-Gale-Hurricane            (b) Fresh breeze-Light breeze-Hurricane-Gale

(c) Light breeze-Gale-Fresh breeze-Hurricane            (d) Hurricane-Light breeze-Gale-Fresh breeze

2011 I

1          Wind is often found to blow in a hot summer day due to

            (a) conduction of heat between air and soil on the Earth                   (b) radiation from the soil

            (c) convection current of air                                                    (d) None of the above

 

2          The angular speed in a whirlwind in a tornado towards the center

            (a) decreases rapidly   (b) increases    (c) remains constant    (d) slowly becomes zero

2011 II

1          Horse latitude lie between the atmospheric pressure belts of

            (a) Polar high   (b) Equatorial  low      (c) Sub tropical high    (d) Sub polar low

 

2          The warm and dry winds that blow down the steep valleys in Japan are called

            (a) Zonda        (b) Yamo         (c) Tramotane              (d) Santa Ana

 

3          Match List I (Local winds) with List II (Areas of prevalance) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           ListII

            A  Chinook                             1  North African desert

            B  Foehn                                 2  Rocky mountain slopes of the USA

            C Sirocco                                3  North slopes of Alps

            D  Mistral                                4  Southern slopes of Alps

            Codes  A         B         C         D 

(a)        2          3          1          4

(b)        2          1          3          4         

(c)        4          1          3          2

(d)       4          3          1          2

2012 I

1          Logically what does a continually rising air pressure indicate?

      (a) Advent of unsettled and cloudy weather  (b) Advent of a cyclone                      (c) Fine and settled weather

      (d) Fine and unsettled weather

 

2          Consider the following statements:

            1 Coriolis effect is zero at the equator.                      

2 Coriolis effect is more towards the poles

            3 Coriolis effects are related to the decreasing rotational velocity with increasing latitudes

            4  Coriolis effects are related to the increasing rotational velocity with increasing latitudes

            Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a)    1, 2 and 3  (b) 1 and 3 only                       (c) 1, 2 and 4               (d) 2 and 4 only

2012 II

1          The Planetary Winds that blow from the sub-tropical high pressure belts to the equator are known as

            (a) Westerlies  (b) Doldrums   (c) Polar winds            (d) Trade winds

2013 II

1          Mid latitude cyclones:

            (a) usually move across North America from east to west    

(b) are generally formed only over the oceans

            (c) generally bring clear skies and little precipitation

(d) are formed in regions of strong temperature contrast

 

2          The Westerlies have their origin in the:

            (a) Polar highs             (b) Sub tropical highs              (c) Equatorial lows                  (d) Sub polar lows

 

3          Chinook is a:

            (a) cold wind in Europe                      (b) tropical desert in West Asia                      (c) warm wind in North America          

            (d) depression in South Africa

2015 I

1          The horizontal wind circulation near the Earth’s surface is due to the

            1 Pressure gradient                  2 frictional force                                 3 coriolis force

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

            (a) 1 only         (b) 2 and 3 only                       (c) 1 and 3 only                       (d) 1, 2 and 3

2015 II

1          Which one of the following is the pattern of circulation around a low-pressure area in the northern             hemisphere?

            (a) Counter-Clockwise and away from the center                  (b) Clockwise and away from the center

            (c) Counter-Clockwise and towards the center                      (d) Clockwise and towards the center

2016 I

1          Which of the following is the reason due to which the wind in the southern hemisphere is deflected towards its        left?

            (a) Difference in the water masses of northern and southern hemisphere

            (b) Temperature and pressure variations

            (c) Inclined axis of the Earth

            (d) Rotation of the Earth

 

2          The ‘eye’ of the cyclone has:

            (a) abnormally high temperature and lowest pressure (b) abnormally low temperature and pressure

            (c) clear sky and lowest temperature                          (d) dense cloud cover and low pressure

 

 

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