Thursday, 28 February 2019

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 8

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 8


1. When the scale height of a minor constituent (e.g., ozone, etc.) is equal to the atmospheric scale height then
the constituent is not well mixed and its mixing ratio is constant with altitude
the constituent is well mixed and its mixing ratio is constant with altitude
the constituent is not well mixed and its mixing ratio varies with altitude
the constituent is well mixed and its mixing ratio varies with altitude

2. The residence time of aerosols increases as a function of altitude. This statement
is true for all types of aerosols
is false for all types of aerosols
is true for sulfate aerosols only
is false for carbonaceous aerosols only

3. The heterosphere is so called because of
varying chemical composition of atmospheric gases in that region
constant chemical composition of atmospheric gases in that region
varying chemical composition of only atmospheric trace gases in that region
constant chemical composition of only atmospheric trace gases in that region

4. Almost all of the Earth’s atmosphere lies in a layer thinner than
10 percent of the radius of the Earth
5 percent of the radius of the Earth
1 percent of the radius of the Earth
25 percent of the radius of the Earth

5. Ozone in the troposphere is called as
good ozone as it absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiation
bad ozone as it causes harmful effects in the atmosphere
good ozone as it reduces pollution
good ozone as it reduces global warming

6. Geopotential height is
nearly identical to height in the heterosphere
nearly identical to height in the homosphere
nearly identical to height in homosphere and heterosphere
nearly identical to height in the tropics

7. The peak wavelength at which Sun radiates emission is
0.48 μm
0.68 μm
10.0 μm
1.0 μm

8. Mercury in a barometer should raise to what height to balance an atmospheric pressure of 1000 mbar (density of mercury is 13558 km m) ?
0.71 m
0.95 m
8 km
10 m

9. 50% of the atmosphere lies below an altitude of
100 km
48 km
18 km
5.5 km

10. The density of dry air at 300K and 1010 mbar is (R’, the gas constant, is 2.8704 mkgK)
1.5 kg m-3
1.0 kg m-3
1.2 kg m-3
100 kg m-3

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 7

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 7



1. Which of the following minerals is most suited for U-Pb dating?
Quartz
Feldspar
Zircon
Topaz

2. Which of the following minerals is a major constituent of marble?
Serpentine
quartz
feldspar
calcite

3. Which of the following is an aluminum ore?
Bauxite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Rutile

4. Which of the following mineral is a major constituent of china clay?
Leucite
Kaolinite
Anorthite
Olivine

5. Seasons on Earth occur because of:
Disproportionate distribution of land mass in northern and southern hemispheres
Tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation
Changes in the specific heat of water and land mass and the wind circulation that is a consequence of the changes in the temperature
Changes in the circulation and transport of greenhouse gases

6. Which is the third most abundant gas in the atmosphere
Nitrogen
Water vapour
Argon
Carbon dioxide

7. How many total number of air molecules in one cubic meter of air
2.6 x 1019
2.6 x 1021
2.6 x 1023
2.6 x 1025

8. What is the average scale height of air
8 cm
8 m
8 km
80 km

9. Which is the most important natural greenhouse gas in the atmosphere
Oxygen
Water vapour
Carbon dioxide
Ozone

10. Scale height is
the height at which the density of the atmosphere decreases by 1/2
the height at which the height of the atmosphere decreases by 1/e
the height at which the pressure of the atmosphere decreases by 1/e
the height at which the density of the atmosphere decreases by 1/e

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 6

Earth Science Olympiad - Previous Questions 6



1. It is observed in the field that a limestone is intruded by a dolerite dyke. A volcanic flow overlies the limestone. Which of the following statements is more likely to be true?
Limestone is chemically precipitated simultaneous to an underwater volcanic eruption that emplaced dolerite dyke and volcanic flow
Limestone is the oldest rock of the three while the volcanic flow is the youngest
dolerite dyke and volcanic flow occurred simultaneously prior to the limestone deposition
Dolerite dyke is the youngest rock while the volcanic flow is the oldest.

2. Elevation of Earth’s crust is bi-modal on an average- continents being above sea-level and oceanic crust is below sea level. This is because:
There are mountains on the continents, while there are no such high elevation regions on oceans
Oceanic crust is denser while the continental crust is lighter
oceanic crust has depressions caused by meteorite impacts during the early history of the Earth
oceans are formed by melting of continental glacial

3. The mantle convection is caused by
Plate movements
rotation of the Earth
temperature and density difference
upwelling of pressurized liquid mantle

4. Magmatism takes place at divergent plate boundary because of
Decompression of mantle below the diverging plates
percolation of sea-water into the mantle
frictional heat during divergence of plates
generation of mantle plume

5. Which of the following layers inside the Earth is dominantly liquid?
Upper mantle
Lower mantle
Outer core
Inner core

6. The density of materials inside the Earth
Increases with increase in depth
decreases with increase in depth
is maximum in mantle
remains unchanged with depth

7. A given mass weighs slightly different at pole and equator of the Earth. This is because of
the combined effect of Earth’s oblate shape and its rotation, gravity is slightly more at equator than at pole resulting in higher weight at equator
the combined effect of Earth’s oblate shape and its rotation, gravity is slightly less at equator than at pole resulting in lower weight at equator
the presence of polar ice of lower density, gravity is less at pole resulting in lower weight at poles
the convergence of magnetic lines at poles, the weight is measured more at pole.

8. Which of the following minerals is not a silicate?
Quartz
Corundum
Garnet
Feldspar

9. Cations such as Mgand Fereplace each other in certain minerals like olivine and pyroxene. It is possible because of
change in chemical composition in the surrounding environment of these minerals
similar charge and size of these cations
these minerals lack a fixed crystal structure
larger abundance of these elements in these minerals

10. Two different primary igneous rocks undergo metamorphism at same pressure and temperature. Both these rocks, subsequent to metamorphism would have
Identical mineral assemblage reflecting the metamorphic facies characteristic to that pressure and temperature
different mineral assemblage because of difference in their bulk chemical composition
no change in their mineral assemblage but their bulk chemical composition would have changed
identical bulk composition but different mineral assemblage

Monday, 18 February 2019

Saturday, 16 February 2019

India Quiz 97 : Constitution of India Quiz

India Quiz 97 : Constitution of India Quiz



1. Name the first state to establish three tier Panchayath Raj System?
Rajastan
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Maharashtra

2. Which article of the Indian constitution was called as the "Soul of the constitution and very heart of it" by Dr. Ambedkar?
Article 32
Article 19
Article 25
Article 12

3. Who was the first Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
A. K. Chanda
A K Roy
V. Narahari Rao
S Ranganathan

4. Do you know the only Prime Minister who has not faced the parliament?
Morarji Desai
Charan Singh
C Chandrasekhar
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

5. Which one of the following was described as "the conscience of the constitution" by Granville Austin?
Preaamble
Fundamental Rights
Fundamental Duties
Directive principles of state policy

6. Who was the first Chairman of the Finance Commission?
K C Neogy
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
V. P. Menon

7. M. Patanjali Sastri was the first Tamilian to hold this premier position in India.
Accountant General
Education Minister
Chief Justice of India
Election Commission

8. Which one of the following Prime Ministers of India had faced maximum number of No Confidence Motions?
Rajiv Gandhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri
P V Narasimha Rao
Indira Gandhi

9. Whois the longest-serving Chief Justice in India's history?
Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha
A N Ray
Y V Chandrachud
K. G. Balakrishnan

10. Who was the first Chief Justice of India?
M Patanjali Sastri
Mehr Chand Mahajan
H J Kania
Bijan Kumar Mukherjea



Image Source: https://www.history.com/topics/india/indira-gandhi

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Saturday, 9 February 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 49

General Knowledge Quiz 49



1. BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is a satellite navigation system launched by which one of the following countries?
Russia
Japan
China
Korea

2. Jacob Zuma who resigned in 2018 due to allegations of corruption was the President of which one of the following countries?
Sudan
Philippines
South Africa
Argentina

3. Jeff Bezos, who became the world's wealthiest person in 2017, is the CEO of which one of the following companies?
Amazon
Flipkart
Walmart
McDonalds

4. Miguel Diaz Canel, who served as the First Vice President of his country which has a provision for several Vice Presidents, is its current President. Which country?
Argentian
Cuba
Brazil
Lebanon

5. Mohammad Abdul Hamid was re-relected in 2018 as the President of this country for a second term. Name the country
Pakistan
Malasia
Maldives
Bangladesh

6. Tarantella is the folk dance style of which one of the following countries?
Taiwan
Spain
Italy
France

7. The name of this disorder is derived from the Greek word "hemikrania" meaning "half skull".
Brain tumour
Dementia
Migraine
Encephalopathy

8. Where was the 6th World Government Summit held?
Singapore
Dubai
Paris
New York

9. Which country granted political asylum to Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks?
Sweden
Ecuador
Iraq
Australia

10. Which country imposed a tax on users of social media such as Whatsapp and Facebook?
Uganda
France
Saudi Arabia
Iraq

Thursday, 7 February 2019

India Quiz 95

India Quiz 95



1. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world". Which famous Indian said this?
Swami Vivekananda
Mahatma Gandhi
Subash Chandra Bose
Bhagat Singh

2. Hojagiri (Hozagiri) is the dance form of which Indian state?
Tripura
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Jammu Kashmir

3. In which Indian state is the Johna Falls, also called Guatamdhara Falls, located?
Utharakhand
Bihar
Jharkhand
Karnataka

4. Lepcha weaving is the traditional art of which Indian state?
Nagaland
Sikkim
Uthar Pradesh
Karnataka

5. Name the personality to appear on the first Indian commemorative coin which was issued in 1964.
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subash Chandra Bose
Bhagat Singh

6. Where is India's First Cinema Museum established?
Mumbai
Chennai
Kolkata
Hyderabad

7. Which dance form was historically called "Sadir"?
Kathakali
Kuchipudi
Sattriya
Bharatanatyam

8. Which Indian state is famous for age old pottery making known as Longpi Ham?
Tripura
Bihar
Manipur
West Bengal

9. Who founded the Madras Snake Park and Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
Bhpathy Subramanian
Romulus Whitaker
Humayun Abdulali
Kenneth Anderson

10. Who was the first foreigner to appear on an Indian commemorative coin?
Nelson Mandela
John F Kennedy
Louis Braille
Winston Churchill

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Sports Quiz 34

Sports Quiz 34



1. George Weah is a former professional footballer who is currently serving as the President of an African country. Name the country
Liberia
Nigeria
Uganda
Ghana

2. India has never participated in the FIFA World Cup, although the team did qualify once. Which year did India qualify for the World Cup?
1938
1950
1954
1960

3. Name the first Indian batsman and the third player in international cricket to convert his maiden test century to a triple century?
Virender Sehwag
Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Karun Nair

4. The first time a nation from outside Europe or the Americas, an Asian country, had progressed from the first stage of a World Cup was in 1966. Which country achieved this?
Japan
Iran
North Korea
Kuwait

5. Which country proposed to organise the first ever Baby Olympics in the world?
China
Japan
USA
Bahrain

6. Which famous sports personality was appointed as the Ambassador for Responsible Tourism by the World Tourism Organisation?
Christiano Ronaldo
Virat Kohli
P V Sindhu
Lionel Messi

7. Which was the first Asian country to reach the semi-finals of FIFA World Cup?
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Japan
South Korea

8. Which was the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup?
Japan
China
India
Indonesia

9. Who achieved the record for most ascents to the summit of Mount Everest?
Kami Rita Sherpa
Ap Sherpa
Phurba Tashi Sherpa
Ngima Nuru Sherpa

10. Who is the youngest recipient of Padma Shree award
Sachin Tendulkar
Viswanathan Anand
P V Sindhu
Sakshi Malik

Monday, 4 February 2019

Environment Quiz 81

Environment Quiz 81



1. Mount Merapi is an active volcano which has erupted regularly since 1548, the recent one being in May 2018. Where is it located?
Mauritius
Indonesia
France
Italy

2. Name the Indian mountaineer who made a world record to be the youngest to climb both the Seven Summits as well as Seven Volcanic Summits
Avtar Singh Cheema
Malli Mastan Babu
Mohan Singh Kohli
Satyarup Siddhanta

3. Project Tiger, a tiger conservation programme launched in 1 April 1973 by the Government of India. Which National Park was the project launched first?
Jim Corbett National Park
Bandipur National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park

4. The world's largest sand island is in Australia. Identify the island
Fraser Island
Moreton Island
Bora Bora
Tahiti

5. This bacteria used in the production of yogurt was announced as the National Microbe of India in 2012?
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus
Streptococcus salivarius subsp. Thermophilus
Streptococcus Pyogenes
Escherichia Coli

6. Where was the world's biggest flooded cave discovered?
Mexico
Egypt
Canada
Switzerland

7. Which animal is the logo of Government of India's Make in India campaign?
Lion
Tiger
Elephant
Rhinoceros

8. Which bird is popularly known as the Brainfever Bird because its breeding call sounds like 'Brain-fever'?
Indian blackbird
Common hawk-cuckoo
Asian koel
Blue-winged parakeet

9. Which river is known as Dihang or Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh?
Lohit
Brahmaputra
Ganges
Teesta

10. Which year was celebrated by the UN as International Year of Mountains?
2012
2008
2010
2002

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