W.B.C.S. Preliminary Question Paper
Physical Geography

  1. Badland topography is an important characteristic of the following region.
    (A) Gulf of Kutch         
    (B) Sundarban Delta   
    (C) Konkan Coast     
    (D) Chambal Valley
  1. The ratio of the diameters of moon and earth is nearly
    (A) 1 : 2     
    (B) 1 : 5     
    (C) 1 : 4          
    (D) 1 : 8
  1. A pendulum clock that keeps correct time on the earth, is taken to moon. It will then run
    (A) at correct rate.       
    (B) 6 times faster.        
    (C) √6 times faster.     
    (D) √6 times slower.
  1. Identify the correct pairs for Northern Hemisphere.
    a. Winter Solstice — December 22nd
    b. Autumn Equinox — September 23rd
    c. Summer Solstice — June 21st
    d. Spring Equinox — March 21st

    Choose the correct answer from the given code :
    (A) a and b      
    (B) b and c      
    (C) c and d     
    (D) All are correctly matched
  1. Light from the sun reaches us in nearly
    (A) 2 minutes      
    (B) 8 minutes         
    (C) 4 minutes 
    (D) 16 minutes
  1. The scale used for measuring the intensity of the earthquake is
    (A) Metric scale           
    (B) Quake scale      
    (C) Richter scale  
    (D) Epicenter scale
  1. If there were no atomsphere, the earth would have been
    (A) Slightly hot      
    (B) Slightly cold      
    (C) Very hot           
    (D) Very cold
  1. On a map of the world some lines are drawn joining places of equal dip angles. These lines are known as —
    (A) Isogonic lines       
    (B) Isoclinic lines  
    (C) Agonic lines              
    (D) Isothermal lines

  2. Which country gave asylum to Wikileak's founder Julian Assange ?
    (A) USA     
    (B) France           
    (C) Ghana      
    (D) Ecuador
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