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141. If the movement of the Earth’s crust or a major climatic change makes an old stream young, it is called

(a)consequent stream
(b) rejuvenation
(c) subsequent stream
(d) aggradation
Ans: (c)

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142. Tsunamis are not caused by

(b) Earthquakes
(c) undersea landslides
(d) volcanic eruptions
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2017

143. Which of the following statements with regard to rainfall in India is/are correct?
1. Most of the rainfall in India is due to the South-
West monsoon.
2. In South India, rainfall decreases away from the Eastern Chats.
Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2015

144. The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich. Hence, it is located at

(a)30°W longitude
(b) 30°E longitude
(c) 28°E longitude
(d) 28°W longitude
Ans: (b)

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145. Bolivar is the monetary unit of

(b) Brazil
(c) Bolivia
(d) Belarus
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2012

146. Match the following Listl List II
(Sphere of the Earth)
(Main Constituent of the Sphere)
A. Lithosphere 1 Living objects
B. Hydrosphere 2 Mixture of gases
C. Atmosphere 3 Water
D. Biosphere 4 Soil Codes A B C D A B C D

(a)1 2 3 4
(b) 4 2 3 1
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 4 3 2 1
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2007

147. Which of the following seas are enclosed?
1. Andaman Sea 2. Arab Sea
3. Sea of Azov 4. Bering Sea Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1 and 2
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 2 and3
(d) 1 and 4
Ans: (c)

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148. An Earthquake epicentre is the

(a)point where the seismograph is located
(b) point within the Earth where the movement along the fault occurs
(c) approximate centre of a group of related Earthquakes
(d) point on the surface directly above where the rupture along the fault zone occur
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2018

149. On the above map of India, the shaded districts are those in which a particular tribal group constitutes more than 50% of the tribal population. What is that particular tribal group?

(b) Bhils
(c) Nagas
(d) Santhals
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2016

150. Which one of the following places is not located on the bank of river Ganga?

(b) Kanpur
(c) Fatehpur
(d) Bhagalpur
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2008

151. Which among the following Rajdhani trains covers the longest distance?

(a)2433 Chennai Central
(b) 2431 Trivandrum Central
(c) 2435 Dibrugarh Town
(d) 2429 Bangluru City Junction
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2010

152. Consider the following features of a border district of India and identify the district using the code given below Situated at the height of 10000 feet, which is enchanted with scenic beauty, the district is surrounded by two nations in the North and South-West. River Nyamjangchu runs through it. Potato, maize and millet are the main crops of the district. Besides monasteries, tourist attractions of the district and its surrounding places include Sella Pass, PTSO, War memorial, Jaswant Garh etc. Losar is one of the prominent festivals of the district.

(b) Tawang
(c) Kangra
(d) West Sikkim
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2015

153. Which is the correct arrangement of the following rivers from North to South?

(a)Godavari, Penner, Cauveri, Periyar
(b) Penner, Godavari, Periyar, Cauveri
(c) Godavari, Cauveri, Penner, Periyar
(d) Cauveri, Godavari, Periyar, Penner
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2011

154. Consider the following places of Kashmir region
(1) Sri Nagar (2) Gilgit
(3) Kargil (4) Banihal Arrange the above place from North to South using the code given below [2010-II]

(a)1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 3, 2, 1
(c) 2, 3, 4, 1
(d) 2, 1, 3, 4
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2013

155. If the earth did not have an atmosphere, temperature extremes between day and night would

(b) decrease
(c) stay the same
(d) fluctuate rapidly
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2017

156. Which one of the following statements on biosphere reserves is not correct?

(a)In 1971, UNESCO launched a worldwide programme on man and biosphere
(b) Biosphere reserves promote research on ecological conservation
(c) Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is located in Madhya pradesh
(d) Biosphere reserves are multipurpose protected areas to preserve the genetic diversity in ecosystems
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2015

157. Which one of die following statements is not correct regarding the Himalayas?

(a)Hmalayas have nappe and recumbent folds
(b) Himalayas rose up from the Tethys Sea
(c) Himalayas contain three mountain ranges-Siwaliks, Great Himalayas and kunlun Ranges
(d) The orogeny took place in the Tertiary Era
Ans: (c)
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158. Which one of the following is not associated with monsoon climate in India?

(a)El Nino temporary warm currents
(b) South-equatorial warm currents of Indian Ocean
(c) Western disturbances
(d) Cyclones of Bay of Bengal
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2012

159. Consider the following statements
1. A hurricane acquires its spin from the coriolis effect.
2. The diameter of the hurricane decreases as it moves away from low latitudes.
3. The diameter of a hurricane is never below 150 km.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2007

160. Which of the following factors influence ocean currents?
1. Rotation of the Earth. 2. Air pressure and wind.
3. Ocean water density 4. Revolution of the Earth Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1 and 2
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2009

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