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Physical Geography SET III

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  • Sun emits energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The following help in the generation of solar energy. Arrange them in the right sequence beginning from the starting of the cycle. (NDA 2013)
    1. Hydrogen is converted to Helium at very high temperatures and pressures.
    2. The energy finds its way to Sun's surface.
    3. A vas

  • 1,2,3
  • 2,3,1
  • 3,2,1
  • 1,3,2
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The greatest seasonal contrast of insolation on the Earth is, in which of the following latitudinal zones? (NDA 2013)

  • Equatorial
  • Tropical
  • Temperate
  • Polar
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Which of the following is/are cited by the scientists as evidence/evidences for the continued expansion of universe? (IAS 2012)

  1. Detection of microwaves in space.
  2. Observation of red shift phenomenon in Space
  3. Movement of asteroids in space.
  4. Occurrence of supernova explosions in space.

Select the correct answere using the codes given b

  • 1 and 2
  • Only 2
  • 1,3 and 4
  • None of these
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When the winds blow from all sides to the centre low in an anti-clockwise direction, then this phenomenon is known as (NDA 2013)

  • anti-tropical cyclones of Southern hemisphere
  • temperate cyclones of Northern hemisphere
  • tropical cyclones of Northern hemisphere
  • tropical cyclone of Southern hemisphere
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Nearly 30% of the solar radiations return back to the space without contributing anything to the Earth's surface temperature. This amount of radiation is known as (CDS 2013)

  • black body
  • tropopause
  • Earth's albedo
  • mesopause
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Which of the following phenomenon is/are the effect of the rotation of the Earth?

  1. Apparent movement of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars
  2. Flatness of the poles and bulge at the equator
  3. Occurrence of Sunrise, noon and sunset
  4. Magnetic field of the earth

  • 1 and 3
  • 2 and 3
  • 1,2 and 3
  • All of the above
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What is the time taken by the Earth to complete one rotation on its imaginary axis? (MPSI)

  • 24 hr 37 min 23 sec
  • 24 hr
  • 23 hr 56 min 4 sec
  • 23 hr 52 min
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The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through:      (MPSI 2012)

  • India
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Iran
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How does the Sun get its energy? (MPSI 2012)

  • From gravitational pressure
  • From nuclear fission
  • From nuclear fusion
  • None of the above
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Eclipses occur due to which optical phenomena?

  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Rectilinear propagation
  • Diffraction
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