hydrosphere & oceanography section 1 Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Question : 1 [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

Which of the following statement is not correct?

a) Yemen is in Asia

b) Nicaragua is in central America

c) Falkland Archipelago is located in Indian ocean

d) Namibia is located in Africa

Answer: (c)

Question : 2

The current produced by upwelling of cold water off the coast of Chile and Peru is known as

a) Canary current

b) Agulhas current

c) EI Nino

d) Humboldt current

Answer: (c)

El Nino is a cold water current which runs along the coast of Peru and Chile. It is also a climate pattern which occurs every five years.

Question : 3 [SSC CGL 2011]

Sea breeze is formed during

a) Seasonal

b) Both

c) Day time

d) Night time

Answer: (c)

Sea breezes and all other winds blow from more atmospheric pressure to less atmospheric pressure.

The water heats up and cools down slower than land. During the day, the land is heated up and is less dense than the water while at night, the water is less dense than the land. The denser it is, the more atmospheric pressure there is.

Therefore, sea breezes occur during the day but not at night.

Question : 4 [PCS (Pre) 2010]

The largest island (after Greenland) of the world is

a) New Guinea

b) Sumatra

c) Borneo

d) Malagasy

Answer: (a)

Question : 5 [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

Which of the following is the largest island of Japan?

a) Honshu

b) Hodouri

c) Hokkaido

d) Shikoku

Answer: (a)

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