Q.1) In India, which area receives the least rainfall?

A. Western Ghats
B. Laddakh (Correct Answer)
C. western Tamil Nadu
D. None of these

Q.2) In India, the _____________ gets the summer monsoon first.

A. Western Ghats (Correct Answer)
B. Eastern Ghats
C. Himalayas
D. None of these

Q.3) Among the following areas, which area receives maximum precipitation from the summer monsoon?

A. North-Eastern hilly region (Correct Answer)
B. Western Himalayas
C. Central Indian hills
D. None of these

Q.4) What causes winter rains in north-western India?

A. Retreating monsoon
B. Westerly depressions (Correct Answer)
C. South-westerly monsoons
D. None of these

Q.5) Among the following, which region receives rainfall from the north-easterly monsoon?

A. Punjab
B. West Bengal
C. Tamil Nadu (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

Q.6) Tamil Nadu remains dry during South-West monsoon. This is because?

A. It lies in the rain-shadow area (Correct Answer)
B. There are no mountains in this area
C. The temperature is too high to let the winds cool down
D. None of these

Q.7) In India, how are the amount and intensity of monsoon rains affected?

(i) relief conditions
(ii) westerly disturbances
(iii) tropical depressions
(iv) wave cyclones
A. i and iii (Correct Answer)
B. i and iv
C. i and ii
D. ii and iv

Q.8) In India, which area receives precipitation from the Bay of Bengal branch of the monsoons and Arabian Sea branch?

A. Punjab plains (Correct Answer)
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Jharkhand plateau
D. None of these

Q.9) Among the following, what favours the onset of south-west monsoon?

A. polar front jet
B. tropical easterly jet (Correct Answer)
C. subtropical westerly jet
D. None of these

Q.10) In Northern India, the westerly disturbances causing winter rains originate in?

A. Bangladesh
B. Afghanistan
C. Mediterranean region (Correct Answer)
D. None of these


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