Atmosphere MCQ

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Atmosphere MCQ

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is true with regard to Jet Streams?

1. High velocity winds

2. Blow from west to east

3. Blow in upper troposphere near the tropopause

4. Blow in the mesosphere

A
2 and 3
B
2 and 4
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1, 2 and 4
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following characteristics is NOT associated with the tropical cyclones?
A
Before the cyclone arrives the air becomes very still and temperature and humidity are high
B
As the front of the vertex arrives, gusty winds develop and thick clouds appear
C
As the cold front passes, the weather changes very rapidly
D
Calm conditions return when the eye of the cyclone arrives
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the correct sequence of the following zonal pressure belts?

1. Subpolar low

2. Equatorial low

3. Polar high

4. Subtropical high

A
2, 3, 1, 4
B
1, 4, 2, 3
C
2, 4, 1, 3
D
1, 3, 2, 4
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Temperature generally decreases towards the poles because .....
A
Air movement is generally towards the. equator
B
Cold polar air masses prevent surface heating of the land
C
Cold surfaces do not absorb solar energy as readily as warm surfaces
D
Progressively lesser solar energy per unit area falls on the earth's surface as we move to polar regions
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these statements are correct with reference to tornadoes?

1. Tornadoes are smaller and more intense than hurricanes.

2. Tornadoes are most abundant along the eastern coast of India.

3. The average tornado lasts for less than one hour.

4. Tornadoes are most common in the afternoons in the early summer.

A
1, 3 and 4
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 2 and 4
D
1, 2 and 3
There are 5 questions to complete.