46 .Rainfall in the doldrums is of the nature of :
A.  orographic precipitation
B.  natural precipitation
C.  frontal precipitation
D.  convectional precipitation
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47 .Which State of India has the largest reserves of monazite, with a high thorium content ?
A.  Kerala
B.  Karnataka
C.  Gujarat
D.  Maharashtra
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48 .The intensity of earthquakes is measured on:
A.  Beaufort scale
B.  Richter scale
C.  Secant scale
D.  Mercalli scale
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49 .Asteroids have their orbits between the planets :
A.  Mercury and Venus
B.  Earth and Mars
C.  Mars and Jupiter
D.  Jupiter and Saturn
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50 .The tip of South America is :
A.  Cape Verde
B.  Cape York
C.  Cape Horn
D.  Cape Cod
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51 .An upper air wind system with very high velocities in certain parts of the atmosphere is called :
A.  a cyclone
B.  an anticyclone
C.  Jet stream
D.  a tsunami
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52 .The highest Himalayan peak in India is:
A.  Kanchenjunga
B.  K-2
C.  Nandadevi
D.  Nanga Parbat
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53 .Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
A.  Monsoon Region: Campos
B.  Mediterranean Region : Llanos
C.  Pampas Region : Prairies
D.  Savanna Region : Steppes
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54 .What percentage of insolation is received by the earth's surface?
A.  47%
B.  51%
C.  66%
D.  87%
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55 .The southernmost point of India is located in :
A.  Kerala
B.  Tamil Nadu
C.  Little Andaman
D.  Great Nicobar
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56 .The term 'syzygy' is referred to when the :
A.  Earth is at perihelion and moon at perigee
B.  Earth is at apehelion and moon at apogee
C.  Moon and sun are at right angles with reference to the earth
D.  Moon, sun and earth lie along a straight line
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57 .Which one of the following planets takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution ?
A.  Mars
B.  Venus
C.  Mercury
D.  Jupiter
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58 .82½° E longitude is geographically significant to India because:
A.  it determines the Indian standard time
B.  it has a bearing on the tropical climate of India
C.  it divides India into eastern and western zones
D.  it enables determining local time in eastern India
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59 .Which of the following countries is known as the 'Sugar bowl of the World'?
A.  India
B.  Cuba
C.  Brazil
D.  U.S A
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60 .Which one of the following constituents of the atmosphere causes greatest changes in climate and weather ?
A.  Nitrogen
B.  Oxygen
C.  Ozone
D.  Water Vapour
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