1. Chinook is a:

  1. cold wind in Europe
  2. tropical desert storm in West Asia
  3. warm wind in North America
  4. depression in South Africa

2. The humidity of air measured in percentage is called:

  1. absolute humidity
  2. specific humidity
  3. relative humidity
  4. all of the above

3. Composite volcanic cone is also called strata cone because of the:

  1. alternating sheets of lava and pyroclastic materials
  2. uneven streams of lava flow
  3. cataclysmic eruption
  4. eruption of lava flow from a fissure

4. Albedo effect would be relatively higher in:

  1. early morning and late evening
  2. early morning only
  3. noon
  4. late evening only

5. Which one among the following statements is not correct?

  1. Solar noon occurs simultaneously at locations with the same longitude
  2. One meridian, which is directly under the sun, experiences solar noon at a given time
  3. Places having same longitude experience solar noon at different times
  4. Solar noon occurs at different times at locations with the same latitude

6. Oil is found in petroliferous rock. Which one among the following structures demonstrates an ideal trap?

  1. Horizontal structure
  2. Fault structure
  3. Synclinal structure
  4. Anticlinal structure

7. Mid-latitude cyclones:

  1. usually move across North-America from east to west
  2. are generally found only over the Ocean
  3. generally bring clear skies and little precipitation
  4. are formed in regions of strong temperature contrasts

8. The Westerlies have their origin in the:

  1. Polar highs
  2. Subtropical highs
  3. Equatorial lows
  4. Sub polar lows

9. The Circle of illumination divides Earth into two hemispheres known as:

  1. East and West
  2. North and South
  3. Day and Night
  4. Summer and Winter

10. Consider the following sanctuaries:

  1. Periyar
  2. Dachigam
  3. Sariska
  4. Kanha

Which one among the following is the correct sequence of location of the above sanctuaries from south to north?

  1. 1-4-2-3
  2. 4-1-3-2
  3. 1-4-3-2
  4. 3-1-4-2

11. Amarkantak plateau in the Maikal hills marks the origin of the river:

  1. Gandak
  2. Chambal
  3. Narmada
  4. Ghaggar

12. Which one among the following States does not form part of the Narmada basin?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Maharashtra

13. Which one among the following African countries is not landlocked?

  1. Zambia
  2. Uganda
  3. Angola
  4. Zimbabwe
(Above questions were asked in CDS 2013 II Paper)

Answers

  1. C
  2. C
  3. A
  4. A
  5. C
  6. D
  7. D
  8. B
  9. C
  10. C
  11. C
  12. C
  13. C