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1. Thermal lows in the continental areas are due to
(A) Intense daytime heating
(B) Intense daytime cooling
(C) Intense night time heating
(D) Intense night time cooling

2. Persian Gulf is an example for
(A) Tropical depressions
(B) Thermal lows
(C) Lee depressions
(D) Polar air-depressions

3. Lee depressions are seen in
(A) Persian Gulf
(B) Alps
(C) Northwestern Europe
(D) North Atlantic

4. The word monsoon is derived from the Arabic word
(A) Mausim
(B) Mausem
(C) Mausuam
(D) Mauseum

5. Who propounded the thermal concept of the origin of Asiatic monsoon for the first time ?
(A) Trewartha
(B) Halley
(C) Peirre Pedelaborde
(D) Niewolt

6. The period of retreating south-west monsoon in India is
(A) September to early October
(B) July to early September
(C) August to early September
(D) July to early August

7. Pseudo monsoons are seen in
(A) Northern Australia
(B) Southern United States of America
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Bangladesh

8. According to Koppen’s climatic classification the group of plants of the Arctic region are called
(A) Megatherms
(B) Microtherms
(C) Mesotherms
(D) Hekistotherms

9. Thornthwaite’s 1948 classification is based on
(A) Temperature
(B) Potential evaporation
(C) Potential evapotranspiration
(D) Actual Evapotranspiration

10. According to Koppen’s climatic classification the Megatherms require
(A) High temperature and Abundant supply of moisture
(B) Low temperature and Abundant supply of moisture
(C) High temperature and less supply of moisture
(D) Low temperature and less supply of moisture

11. The upper surface of the ground water in an unconfined aquifer is known as
(A) Ground water table
(B) Ground surface
(C) Aquifer
(D) Aquiclude

12. The process of downward entry of water into the ground is called
(A) Interception
(B) Infiltration
(C) Interflow
(D) Capillary fringe

13. In the water balance equation Q = P-E ± S , “S” indicates
(A) Evaporation
(B) Change in storage
(C) Runoff
(D) Water surface

14. Abyssal plain is found between
(A) Continental slope and continental rise
(B) Continental shelf and continental slope
(C) Below continental rise
(D) Above Continental rise

15. Abyssal plains occupy an area of the oceans of about
(A) 80%
(B) 40%
(C) 80% – 85%
(D) 90%

16. The main mid-oceanic ridge in the southern part of Indian Peninsula is known as
(A) Laccadive -Chagos ridge
(B) Andaman- Chagos ridge
(C) Maldive- Chagos ridge
(D) Nicobar-Chagos ridge

17. The tides caused when the Sun, Moon, and the Earth are in same line are called
(A) Neap tides
(B) Spring tides
(C) Diurnal tides
(D) Daily tides

18. The general movement of ocean currents in the northern hemisphere is
(A) Clockwise
(B) Anticlockwise
(C) Sometimes north direction
(D) No prominent direction

19. The average salinity of the sea water is
(A) 35 o/00
(B) 25 o/00
(C) 20 o/00
(D) 28 o/00

20. The average annual temperature of the ocean water is about
(A) 10oF
(B) 18oF
(C) 15oF
(D) 6oF


21. The scale of national high altitude aerial photographs is
(A) 1 :40,000
(B) 1:80,000
(C) 1:50,000
(D) 1:1,20,000

22. Atmospheric blinds are also known as
(A) Absorption bands
(B) Atmospheric windows
(C) Transmission bands
(D) Diversions

23. Spatial resolution is also known as
(A) Brightness value
(B) Ground element
(C) Spectral change
(D) Grey level

24. Geostationary satellites are also known as
(A) Sun-synchronous
(B) Geo-synchronous
(C) GPS satellites
(D) Natural resource satellites

25. The term ‘training sites’ is associated with which image classification ?
(A) Supervised
(B) Unsupervised
(C) Both supervised and Unsupervised
(D) None of these

26. The beginning point of an arc in GIS is known as

27. Scanner resolution is expressed in

28. The basic unit of an image is
(A) Pixel
(B) Point
(C) Line
(D) Polygon

29. Vectorization is also known as
(A) Digitization
(B) Scanning
(C) Rasterization
(D) Imaging

30. Scanner uses the following device
(B) Imaging tube
(C) Toner
(D) Vidicon

31. On a 1:1000 scale map 1 centimetre represents how many kilometres on the ground?
(A) 0.001
(B) 0.01
(C) 0.1
(D) 1

32. Which scale provides more accuracy?
(A) Plain scale
(B) Diagonal scale
(C) Vernier scale
(D) Pace scale

33. The closely spaced contours indicate
(A) Gentle slope
(B) Steep slope
(C) Flat
(D) Nearly levelled

34. Which profile gives panoramic effect?
(A) Composite profile
(B) Projected profile
(C) Serial profile
(D) Superimposed profile

35. The other name for simple cylindrical projection is
(A) Cylindrical equi-distance projection
(B) Clylindrical equal area projection
(C) Natural cylindrical projection
(D) Cylindrical orthomorphic projection

36. The instrument used for reduction and enlargement of plans, charts and maps is
(A) Planimeter
(B) Pantograph
(C) Opisometer
(D) Altimeter

37. Which maps are best to show field boundaries with ownership details
(A) Cadastral maps
(B) Topographical maps
(C) Soil maps
(D) Land utilization maps

38. Which method is ideal to represent statewise population data ?
(A) Dot
(B) Choropleth
(C) Isopleth
(D) Spehere

39. Population density can be shown accurately by
(A) Choropleth maps
(B) Isopleth maps
(C) Dot maps
(D) Flow diagram

40. The area of a single crop in different states can be shown by
(A) Choropleth
(B) Proportional circle
(C) Bargraph
(D) Pie diagram

41. Which of the following is a purposive sampling method?
(A) Snow ball
(B) Random
(C) Stratified
(D) Systematic

42. ‘The number eight is half of sixteen’ is an example for
(A) Nominal scale
(B) Ratio scale
(C) Ordinal scale
(D) Interval scale

43. Frequency distributions are mostly used for the analysis of
(A) Qualitative data
(B) Quantitative data
(C) Both qualitative and quantitative data
(D) None of these

44. Frequency distribution can be represented by
(A) Choropleth
(B) Isopleth
(C) Histogram
(D) Sphere diagram

45. Which measure of central tendency indicate size of a variable?
(A) Arithmetic mean
(B) Geometric mean
(C) Mode
(D) Median

46. Which of the following is a measures of central tendency of mathematical average ?
(A) Geometric mean
(B) Median
(C) Mode
(D) Range

47. Standard deviation is also known as
(A) Standard co-efficient of deviation
(B) Mean deviation
(C) Average deviation
(D) Root mean square deviation

48. Which statistical technique is useful for comparing the degree of variation from one data series to another
(A) Co-efficient of variation
(B) Standard deviation
(C) Mean deviation
(D) Co-efficient of Quartile deviation

49. Which of the following is a probability sampling method?
(A) Purposive
(B) Systematic
(C) Snow ball
(D) Convenience

50. In which sampling method every member of the population being studied has an equal chance of being studied?
(A) Random
(B) Stratified
(C) Stratified
(D) Purposive