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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Geography - Questions and Answers - 25

676. Which places on the earth experiences six months of continual day & six months of the night?
Poles 

677. What is the name of the low-pressure belt around the equator, caused by the great heat, making the air hot & therefore light?
The Doldrums 

678. What is the name of the winds blowing between 30 degree north & south latitudes? 
Trade winds

679. The winds blow outside the tropics, in the temperate zones and between 30 & 60 degrees north & south are known as
Westerlies 

680. The weather in the area of which winds are characterised by a constant procession of cyclones & anti-cyclones?
Westerlies 

681. Which area is known as a great belt of permanent anticyclones?
The Horse Latitudes 

682. With the approach of the sky becomes dull and overclouded and there is heavy rain accompanied by lightning & thunder?
Cyclone 

683. The state of the atmosphere when the barometer reads about 760 mm (1018 mb) or over is known as. 
High pressure

684. If the reading of a barometer is about 740 mm (986 mb), it means a. 
Low pressure

685. What is indicated by a sudden fall in the barometric reading?
Storm 

686. Which are the great fold mountains of the world?
The Himalayas, Rockies, Andes & Alps

687. Graben or Rift valleys are the counterparts of which type of mountains? 
Block mountains 

688. Which type of mountains are also known as Horsts? 
Block mountains

689. Which are the famous block mountains?
Vosges, Black forest & Hunsruck mountains
690. What are the examples of Igneous rocks?
Basalt, Granite, diorite, gabbro, dykes and sills

691. In what name is igneous rocks formed at some depth in the earth's crust known? 
Plutonic rocks

692. Which type of igneous rocks are also known as Extrusive rocks? 
Volcanic rocks

693. Which type of rocks are quarried for road making and polished as monuments and 
gravestones?
Igneous rocks 

694. Which type of rocks are also known as stratified rocks? 
Sedimentary rocks

695. Which type of rocks often contain fossils of animals, plants and other micro­organisms?
Sedimentary rocks 

696. What are the examples for mechanically formed sedimentary rocks?
Sandstones, Clay, Shale (mudstone)

697. Which is the major tectonic plateau of India?
Deccan Plateau 

698. The Tibetan Plateau is an example for. 
Intermont Plateau

699. The northwestern part of the Deccan Plateau is an example of. 
Volcanic plateaux

700. River Luni originates from which mountain range? 
Aravalli 

701. In which state is the Pench river project situated? 
Madhya Pradesh 

702. In which state is the famous Castle Naggar Heritage site located? 
Himachal Pradesh 

703. What is the North-South dis­tance of India? 
3,214k.m.

704. What is the East-West distance of India?
2,933 k.m. 

705. What is India's total land area?
3.28 million sq. k.m. 
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