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76.

Young rivers usually have


(a) flood plains (b) many trilftitaries
(c) natural leaves (d} V-shaped valleys
77. Sand-Stone is a sed'imentary rock because it is
(a) formed by heat
(b) fomled under water
(c) made in desert areas
(d) made of sand
78. Plant and animal remains preserved in rocks are
called
(a) fossils (b) stalact ites
(b) humus (d) minerals ··
79. Moonlight is caused by
(a) buming gases on the moon
(b) r~flected sunlig,ht
(c) evaporation ofwatcr on the moon
(d) the moon's hot surface
80. Astronomy best explains the cause of
(a) a hurricane (b) an epidemic
(c) an eclipse (d) an earthquake
81. To determine whether a rock hac; be~n worn away
by a gJaci.er, look for
(0) cracks in the rock
(b) scratches in the rock
(c) soil packed rocks nearby
(d) rocks that are smooth
82. A person should observe a solar eclipse
(a) through a frosted glass
(b) through a darkened negative film
(c) through a clear glass
(d) with the naked eye
83. Which rock is formed by the cooling of molten
rock?
(0) granite (b) limestone
(c) sandstone (d) shale
84. Which of the following weathers.most slowly '/
(a) marble (b) slate
(c) iron \' , (d) granite
85. Which rol,i< crumbles most easily?
(a) shale (b) marble
(c) lime-stone (d) quartz
86. The moon revolves around the earth about once
each
(a) day (b) year
(c) week (d) month
87. An earthquake is recorded by a
(a) spectroscope (b) seismograph
(c) thennometer Cd) barometer
88. Coal was formed in la.rge amounts when the
climate was
(a) hot and dry (b) cold and dry
(c) warm and moist (d) cool and moist
89. A girl observes that on December 21 at 12 O'clock
noon a flag -pole outside his home casts no
shadow. Her home must be near the latitude line
known as the
(a) Tropic of Capric om
(b) Equator
(c) Antarctic Circle
(d) Tropic of Cancer
90. The time required for light from the moon to reach
the earth is about alart
(a) day (b) hour
(c) minute (d) second
91. The number of days between one full moon and
the next full moon is about
(a) 14 (b) 28
(c) 30 (d) 31
92. A 'shooting star' that flashes across the night sky
is really a
(a) meteor · (b) comet
(c) falling planet (d) falling star
93. \Vhich rock results directly from the cementing
together of rock particle?
(a) shale (b) granite
(c) slate (d) sand stone
94. Organic matter useful to plants is usually found
most abundantaly in
(a) top soil (b) sub-soil
(c) sand (d) clay
95. What method of energy transfer requires no
medium for transfer?
(a) conduction (b) convention
(c) radiation (d) advenction
96. The best proof that dinosaurs once lived on the
earth can be found ii'om a study of
(a) living animals (b) scientific book
(c) plants (d) fossils
97. Some planets appear brighter than stars because
the planets are
(a) nearer to the earth
(b) are hotter
(c) are colder
(d) are large in size
98. If the distances from earth to the sun were
doubled, the gravitational attraction between the
sun and earth would become
(a) twice (b) one-half
(c) one-third (d) one-fourth
99. If the air temperature were 20°C 'which saturation
temperature would indicate the highest moisture
content
(a) 0° (b) 9n
(c) 18° (d) 20°
100. Which kind of the soil would water pass through
most slowly?
(a) fine clay (b) fine sand
(c) peat (d) silt
101. Solar eclipse is caused when
(a) the earth comes between the sun and the
moon
(b) the. earth hides the face of the sun
(c) the moon comes between the SlID and the
earth
(d) none of the above
102. The deepest sea in the world is
(a) Pacific ocean (b) Atlantic ocean
(c) Indian ocean (d) Arctic ocean
103. The degree to which dampness is present in the
air is called
(a) Lightening (b) Cloud
(c) Humidity (d) Rainfall
104. Which planet is known as the 'Evening Star' ?
(a) Mercury (b) Pluto
(c) Venus (d) Earth
lOS. Solstices, the occasion during which the sun
shines vertically over tropic occur in a year
(a) once (b) twice
(c) thrice (d) four times
around the sun ?
(a) 112year:>
(c) 624 years
(b) .248 years
(d) 136 years
_., (d) none of the ahove
115. When warm moist air come,: in contact with cold
107. Rite vl:lHcy is
(a) a va l!ey on the 5ides of which are huge
mountains
(b) a deep valley in the mountains
(c) subsidised land leaving a long and narrow
opening
(d) m ne of the above
1080 Artisian well is
(a) a well which is dug artificially
(b) a well for irrigating land
(c) a hole in the upper impervi<)us rock
(d) none of the above
109. Of the total ma:,s of all of bodies of ollr solar
system the sun comprises
(a) 10% (b) 1%
. (c) 90% (d) 50%
1] O. Stratosphere is
(a) the middle regl,)n onile atmosphere
(b) lm.yer region of the atmosphere
(c) upper region of the atmosphere
(d) none of the above
Ill. Anemometer is an instrument for measuring
force and velocity of
(a) waves of tile sea
(b) glaciers
(c) winds
(d) none of the above
112. Tornados are whirlwinds having
(a) high temperature
(b) funnel shape
(c) grate velocity
(d) none of the above
113. The submerged part of the land 'wh ich is
adjoining the continent and is not more than 600
ft deep is called
(a) coral island
(b) continental island
(c) continental shelf
(d) none of the above
t 14. Climate of a particular place is detennined by
(a) vegetation ' .
(b) the people living over there
air water vapour condense on the particles
floating in the air. This is caPed
(a) d(!w (b) fog
(c) r;loud (d) nOlle oftlle above
116. 1"ne ml!an distance of the earth from the sun i~
(a) )5000 miles (b) 30000 miles
(c) 25000 miles (d) 20000 miles
117. Th<.: longest day is on
(a) 21st March (b) 21stApri!
(0:.:) 21st June (d) ? ist August
J 18. Sidereal day is the time during 'which
(a) the earth cGmpletes revolution
(b)' moon revolve~ around the earth
(c) em1h makes a complete revolution on its axis
(d) none of the above
119. hUl'Jginary line joining two poler, that cut. the
, eqllator at rJght angles is called
(a) meridian (b) longitude
(c) latitude Cd) none of tJ!C above
120. The olltl~r layer of the ~ urface about 12.5
kilometer above the earlh is called
(a) Hemisphere (b) Biosphr:re
(c) Stratosphere (d) Ionosphere
1,21 . An igneous rock having no traces of ctystallin~
grains, is known as
(a) hetrocrystalline (b) holocrystalline
(c) holohyaline (d) hemicrystalline
122. The essential constituent of igneous rock il:
(a) sulphur (b) carbon
(c) calcium (a) silica
123. The rehltive ages of rock layers may be
deterrnined by using
(a) law of superposition
(b) principle of uniformatization
(c) horizontallaY\!'f ofsediment!l
(d) none of the above
124. Musconite belongs to
(a) Pyroxen group (b) Amphibote group
(c) Felspar group (d) Mica group
125. Ifthe amount of water vapour in the air increases,
then the dew point of the air will
(a) remain the same (b) decreases
(c) increases (d) nOlle of the above
ta) clay bed (b) grand bed
(c) sand bed (d) laterite
127. The giant sea wave generated by such massive
earthquakes is termed as
(a) Tsunami (b) Typho.o.n
(c) Hurricane (d) Bay
128. The disco.ntinutiy between mantle and core is
kno.wn as
during the
(a) winter so.lstice (b) summer solstice
(c) spring equino.x (d) autumn equino.x
139. The lo.cuso.fthe po.int in space where gravity is
co.nstant is called
(a) Litho.sphere
(c) Io.no.sphere
140. Which o.f these
(b) Tropo.sphere
(d) Equigraisphere
statement about earth's
(a) Bo.lt (b) . Gutenberg atmo.sphere is wrong?
(c) Lehmann (d) Mo.ho. (a) Thelo.cuso.fthepo.intinspacewheregravity