Exercise 10

Question 16 :

Which of the following is most useful for measuring the shortest distance between two places on the earth and path between them?

A). Atlas map
B). Thematic maps
C). Wall maps
D). Globe
Answer : Option D

Question 17 :

The second largest continent in the world is

A). Asia
B). Australia
C). Africa
D). Europe
Answer : Option C

Question 18 :

The southern Deccan area is in a rain shadow and receives only

A). 50 to 1000 mm of rainfall a year
B). 100 to 200 mm of rainfall a year
C). 200 to 400 mm of rainfall a year
D). 50 to 400 mm of rainfall a year
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

The southern Deccan area is in a "rain shadow" and receives only fifty to 1,000 millimeters of rainfall a year. Temperature ranges are wide--from some 15°C to 38°C--making this one of India's most comfortable climatic areas.

Question 19 :

The underlying cause of bio diversity loss is

A). poverty and unsustainable development projects
B). macroeconomic policies
C). international trade factors
D). All of the above
Answer : Option D

Question 20 :

The temperature increases rapidly after

A). ionosphere
B). exosphere
C). stratosphere
D). troposphere
Answer : Option A