03rd March, 2022 – Static Quiz

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``` 3 March 2022 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information 3 March 2022 Static Quiz for UPSC Prelims You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to finish following quiz, to start this quiz: Results 0 of 10 questions answered correctly Your time: Time has elapsed You have reached 0 of 0 points, (0) Average score     Your score     Your result has been entered into leaderboard Loading Name: E-Mail: Captcha: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Answered Review Question 1 of 10 1. Question 2 points Consider the following statements regarding the characteristics of climate groups according to Koeppen. 1.Tropical – Average temperature of the coldest month is 18 degree C or higher. 2.Cold Climates – Average temperature for all months is below 10-degree C. 3.Dry Climates – Potential evaporation exceeds precipitation. Which of the above statement s is/are correct? 1, 2 1, 3 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Correct Solution: d) Incorrect Solution: d) Question 2 of 10 2. Question 2 points Consider the following statements regarding World Distribution of Sea Level Pressure. 1.High-pressure areas along 30° N and 30° S are known as the subtropical highs. 2.Near the poles the pressure is low and it is known as the polar lows. Which of the above statements is/are correct? 1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 Correct Solution: a) World Distribution of Sea Level Pressure: Near the equator the sea level pressure is low and the area is known as equatorial low. Along 30° N and 30° S are found the high-pressure areas known as the subtropical highs. Further pole wards along 60 degree N and 60 degree S, the low-pressure belts are termed as the sub polar lows. Near the poles the pressure is high and it is known as the polar high. Incorrect Solution: a) World Distribution of Sea Level Pressure: Near the equator the sea level pressure is low and the area is known as equatorial low. Along 30° N and 30° S are found the high-pressure areas known as the subtropical highs. Further pole wards along 60 degree N and 60 degree S, the low-pressure belts are termed as the sub polar lows. Near the poles the pressure is high and it is known as the polar high. Question 3 of 10 3. Question 2 points Which of the following rivers flow through a rift valley? 1.Damodar 2.Mahanadi 3.Narmada 4.Tapti 1, 2, 3 1, 3, 4 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 Correct Solution: b) A rift valley is a lowland region that forms where Earth’s tectonic plates move apart, or rift. Narmada flows in a rift valley flowing west between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges. The other rivers which flow through rift valley include Damodar River in Chota Nagpur Plateau and Tapti. The Tapti River and Mahi River also flow through rift valleys, but between different ranges. Incorrect Solution: b) A rift valley is a lowland region that forms where Earth’s tectonic plates move apart, or rift. Narmada flows in a rift valley flowing west between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges. The other rivers which flow through rift valley include Damodar River in Chota Nagpur Plateau and Tapti. The Tapti River and Mahi River also flow through rift valleys, but between different ranges. Question 4 of 10 4. Question 2 points Which of the following countries share its border with Black Sea? 1.Turkey 2.Romania 3.Greece 4.Georgia Select the correct answer code: 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 4 1, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 Correct Solution: b) Incorrect Solution: b) Question 5 of 10 5. Question 2 points Gondwana was formed when Earth’s ancient supercontinent, Pangea was split into two fragments. It incorporated which of the following regions? 1.Asia 2.Africa 3.Europe 4.South America 1, 2, 3 2, 4 1, 2, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 Correct Gondwana formed when Earth’s ancient supercontinent, Pangea, split into two fragments. Incorrect Gondwana formed when Earth’s ancient supercontinent, Pangea, split into two fragments. Question 6 of 10 6. Question 2 points In geological history of the earth, Panthalasa was a Super Continent present in Pre – Cambrian Era Super Ocean present in Pre – Cambrian Era Super Ocean present in Paleozoic to Mesozoic transition Super Continent present in Paleozoic to Mesozoic transition Correct Panthalassa was the super-ocean that surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea, the latest in a series of supercontinents in the history of Earth. During the Paleozoic–Mesozoic transition it occupied almost 70% of Earth’s surface. Its ocean floor has completely disappeared because of the continuous subduction along the continental margins on its circumference. Panthalassa is also referred to as the Paleo-Pacific (“old Pacific”) or Proto-Pacific because the Pacific Ocean is a direct continuation of Panthalassa. Incorrect Panthalassa was the super-ocean that surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea, the latest in a series of supercontinents in the history of Earth. During the Paleozoic–Mesozoic transition it occupied almost 70% of Earth’s surface. Its ocean floor has completely disappeared because of the continuous subduction along the continental margins on its circumference. Panthalassa is also referred to as the Paleo-Pacific (“old Pacific”) or Proto-Pacific because the Pacific Ocean is a direct continuation of Panthalassa. Question 7 of 10 7. Question 2 points Arrange the following elements of the Earth’s crust in the decreasing order of their weights (in %). 1.Silicon 2.Iron 3.Aluminium 4.Calcium 5.Magnesium Select the correct answer code: 1-3-4-2-5 1-3-2-4-5 1-3-5-2-4 1-3-4-5-2 Correct About 98 per cent of the total crust of the earth is composed of eight elements like oxygen, silicon, aluminium, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium, and the rest is constituted by titanium, hydrogen, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, carbon, nickel and other elements. Incorrect About 98 per cent of the total crust of the earth is composed of eight elements like oxygen, silicon, aluminium, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium, and the rest is constituted by titanium, hydrogen, phosphorous, manganese, sulphur, carbon, nickel and other elements. Question 8 of 10 8. Question 2 points The iron catastrophe was a postulated major geological event early in the history of Earth. It refers to Widespread dispersion of iron and nickel from the interior of the earth towards crust Large scale homogenization of Iron deposits due to repeated ice ages Erosion of minerals from earth’s crust due to solar winds Sinking of heavy metals such as iron and nickel in the core during a geologically brief period. Correct The iron catastrophe was a postulated major geological event early in the history of Earth, where heavy metals such as iron and nickel congregated in the core during a geologically brief period. Incorrect The iron catastrophe was a postulated major geological event early in the history of Earth, where heavy metals such as iron and nickel congregated in the core during a geologically brief period. Question 9 of 10 9. Question 2 points Consider the following statements. 1.More diversity of landforms can be observed in oceans than continents. 2.Continental crust is denser than ocean crust. 3.Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean and it is almost equal to the area of all other oceans combined. Which of the above statements is/are correct? 1, 2 1, 3 1 only 1, 2, 3 Correct Continental crust is less dense than ocean crust as the latter is made of basaltic rocks. The main constituents of the Continental crust are Silica and Aluminium; and that of the ocean crust are Silica and Magnesium. Although Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean than other oceans, its area is far lesser than all other oceans area combined. Incorrect Continental crust is less dense than ocean crust as the latter is made of basaltic rocks. The main constituents of the Continental crust are Silica and Aluminium; and that of the ocean crust are Silica and Magnesium. Although Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean than other oceans, its area is far lesser than all other oceans area combined. Question 10 of 10 10. Question 2 points According to Wegner, which among the following forces could be responsible for continental drift? Magnetic force emitted through the poles Magma Force Convection currents Tidal Force Correct According to Wegener, all the continents formed a single continental mass, a mega ocean surrounded by the same. He argued that, around 200 million years ago, the super continent, Pangaea, began to split. Wegener suggested that the movement responsible for the drifting of the continents was caused by pole-fleeing force and tidal force. Incorrect According to Wegener, all the continents formed a single continental mass, a mega ocean surrounded by the same. He argued that, around 200 million years ago, the super continent, Pangaea, began to split. Wegener suggested that the movement responsible for the drifting of the continents was caused by pole-fleeing force and tidal force. ```
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