10 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Answers on Climate in India

1. Besides landforms and drainage, which is the third basic element of the natural environment?

(a) Temperature

(b) Wind


(c) Rainfall

(d) Climate

2. Why do we wear woollen clothes in winter?

(a) To ward off cold


(b) To ward off heat

(c) To remain calm

(d) To remain drenched

3. The sum total of weather conditions and variations over a large area for a long period of time is called


(a) weather

(b) climate

(c) hot weather

(d) cold weather


4. The state of atmosphere over an area at any point of time is known as

(a) weather

(b) climate

(c) heat


(d) cold

5. Why do coastal areas experience less contrast in temperature conditions?

(a) Due to moderating effect of the seas

(b) Due to land mass


(c) Due to heat conditions

(d) Due to none of the above three

6. Which of the following climatic controls is the most important?

(a) Latitude

(b) Altitude

(c) Pressure and wind system

(d) Continentality

7. An apparent force caused by the earth’s rotation is called

(a) coriolis force

(b) centrifugal force

(c) centripetal force

(d) jet stream

8. A broad trough of low pressure in equatorial latitudes is known as

(a) coriolis force

(b) ITCZ

(c) jet stream

(d) centripetal force

9. The state of normal rainfall increasing suddenly and continuing constantly for several days is named as

(a) break

(b) burst

(c) mango shower

(d) kaal baishakhi

10. What is a mango shower?

(а) Premonsoon rainfall in Karnataka and Kerala

(b) Rainfall in June to September

(c) Rainfall in winter days

(d) Rainfall caused by western disturbances

Answers :

1. (d) 2. (a) 3. (b) 4. (a) 5. (a)

6. (a) 7. (a) 8. (b) 9. (b) 10. (a)