Geography CSS Paper I 2003


NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Illustrate your answer with sketches, map and diagrams. Write clearly.

  1. Discuss Mediterranean climate as under:
    (a) Main characteristics
    (b) Regional variations.

  2. What is glaciation? Describe the land forms associated with glaciation in the highland areas.

  3. How are tides caused? Describe the various types of tides.

  4. How re earthquakes caused? Describe the major earthquake zones.

  5. Discuss the various types of ‘quantitative aerial maps’ based on statistical data and show how the use of colours adds to the clarity of distribution.

  6. Compare the usefulness of Simple Cylindrical, Cylindrical Equal Area and Cylindrical Orthomorphic Projections.

  7. Write short notes on the following:
    (a) Cyclonic Storms (b) Continental Shelf (c) Sand Dunes (d) Pie Diagrams (e) El Nino current

8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Lines of equal distribution of pressure are called:
(a) Isopleths (b) Isotherms (c) Isobars (d) None of these

(2) According to Ferrel’s Law winds are deflected:
(a) To their right in the northern hemisphere (b) To their left in the northern hemisphere (c) Not deflected at all

(3) Thermal equator is located-
(a) At the Equator (b) North of Equator (c) South Equator (d) None of these

(4) Orographic rainfall is affected by:
(a) Relief features (b) Distance from the Sea (c) Distance from the equator (d) None of these

(5) Lie graphs are used for depicting:
(a) Temperature of a place (b) Rainfall of a place (c) Growth of population (d) None of these

(6) Meanders are created by:
(a) River action (b) Action of glacier (c) Action of wind (d) None of these

(7) Equatorial climate has:
(a) No dry season (b) Short dry season (c) Long dry season (d) None of these

(8) Oxygen in the atmosphere is:
(a) 78% (b) 71% (c) 59% (d) None of these

(9) Density of seawater ranges from:
(a) 1.027 to 1.028 (b) 1.010 to 1.025 (c) 1.000 to 1.020 (d) None of these

(10) West-wind-drift is a:
(a) Circumpolar drift (b) Current of South Pacific Ocean (c) Current of South Atlantic Ocean (d) None of these

(11) Limestone is a:
(a) Metamorphic rock (b) Sedimentary rock (c) Igneous rock (d) None of these

(12) The material thrown out during an eruption is:
(a) Solid (b) Liquid (c) Gaseous (d) None of these

(13) The cold air mass is:
(a) Conditionally unstable (b) Stable (c) Unstable (d) None of these

(14) Weathering is caused by:
(a) Great range of temperature (b) Great range of rainfall (c) Action of wind (d) None of these

(15) Simple conical projections with one standard parallel are used for:
(a) Maps for higher latitudes (b) Maps for the Polar Regions (c) Maps for the lower latitudes (d) None of these

(16) Tornadoes affect areas ranging from:
(a) A few yards to a quarter of a mile in diameter (b) A few furlongs to about 5 miles in diameter (c) A few miles to about 10 miles in diameter (d) None of these

(17) On a weather map the word ‘L’:
(a) denotes a low Pressure zone (b) denotes a low Temperature zone (c) denotes a low Rainfall zone (d) None of these

(18) Large scale maps are used for
(a) Small areas (b) Large areas (c) Areas of Moderate extent (d) None of these

(19) In a wave water particles move only:
(a) Near the coast (b) In deep water (c) In shallow water (d) None of these

(20) The inner core of the earth is
(a) Solid (b) Liquid (c) Semi solid (d) None of these


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