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301. ‘Global Dimming’ means

(a)gradual increase of the temperature of ionosphere
(b) gradual loss of biodiversity hot spots
(c) gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the Earth surface
(d) gradual increase in the melting of ice in polar regions
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2012

302. Which of the following gases in the atmosphere is/are responsible for acid rains?
1. Oxides of sulphur 2. Oxides of nitrogen
3. Oxides of carbon Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

CDS (II) 2007

303. Confirmation of the presence of Higgs Boson will justify

(a)both the standard model and superstring theory
(b) the unification of all the four fundamental forces
(c) the steady-state model of the universe
(d) the mass of the fundamental particles
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2009

304. Which of the following statements about Nathu la Pass are correct?
1. It links Sikkim with Tibet.
2. It was the main artery of the ancient Silk Route.
3. It was reopened in the year 2006.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2018

305. Red soil colour is caused by

(a)aluminium compounds
(b) mercury compounds
(c} iron compound
(d) clay
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2016

306. Mid-latitude cyclones

(a)usually move across North-America from East to West
(b) are generally found only over the ocean
(c) generally bring clear skis and little precipitation
(d) are formed in regions of strong temperature contrasts
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2008

307. The westerlies have their origin in the

(a)polar highs
(b) subtropical highs
(c) equatorial lows
(d) sub polar lows
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2010

308. Amarkantak plateau in the Maikal hills marks the origin of the river

(b) Chambal
(c) Narmada
(d) Ghaggar
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2015

309. Which one among the following states does not form part of the Narmada basin ?

(a)Madhya Pradesh
(b) Gujrat
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Maharashtra
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2011

310. Which one among the following is the correct sequence of the rivers from North to South?

(b) Damodar-Mahanadi-Brahmani-Tungabhadra
(c) Brahmani-Tungabhadra-Damodar-Mahanadi
(d) Damodar-Brahmani-Tungabhadra-Mahanadi
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2013

311. Which one among the following is a sea without having a coastline?

(a)North sea
(b) Sargasso sea
(c) Baltic sea
(d) Bering sea
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2017

312. Which of the following are true of matrilineal societies?
1. Newly married couple stays with the woman’s parents.
2. As per the rules of inheritance, the property passes from mother to daughter.
3. Women play a dominant role in the family.
4. Examples of matrilineal societies are those of the Khasi and Jaintia tribes of Meghalaya.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

CDS (II) 2015

313. In soil, water that, is readily available to plant roots is

(a)gravitational water
(b) capillary water
(c) hygroscopic water
(d) bound water
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2019

314. 318 Statement I Southern part of France is famous for wine making industry.
Statement II Southern part of France produces a variety of fruits due to Mediterranean climate.

(a)Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
(b) Both the statements are individually true, but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
(c) Statement I is true, but Statement II is false
(d) Statement I is false, but Statement II is true
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2012

315. Satellite having the same orbital period as the period of rotation of the Earth about its ouwn axis is known as

(a)polar satellite
(b) stationary satellite
(c) geostationary satellite
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2007

316. Consider the following sanctuaries of India
1. Periyar 2. Dachigam
3. Sariska 4. Kanha Which one among the following is the correct sequence of location of the above sanctuaries from South to North?

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

CDS (II) 2009

317. Which one among the following African countries is not landlocked?

(b) Uganda
(c) Angola
(d) Zimbabwe
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2018

318. The Circle of illumination divides Earth into two hemispheres known as

(a)East and West
(b) North and South
(c) Day and night
(d) Summer and Winter
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2016

319. Why is Himalayan region poor in mineral resources?

(a)Himalayan region is made up of crystalline rocks
(b) Displacement of rock strata has disturbed the arrangement of rocks and made it complex.
(c) The climatic conditions are not suitable for exploration of minerals
(d) The rugged terrain makes exploration of minerals difficult and costly
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2008

320. Albedo effect would be relatively higher in

(a)early morning and late evening
(b) early morning only
(c) noon
(d) late evening only
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2010

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