World Geography: Precipitation

This is an MCQ-based quiz for UPSC, SSC, and other Government Exams.

Precipitation occurs when a portion of the atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor (reaching 100% relative humidity) so that the water condenses and "precipitates" or falls.

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A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air is called?

Evaporation Precipitation Condensation Humidity

Cooled (condensed) droplets of water will come together to form

Snow Cloud Hail Sleet

Had there been equator in place of the Tropic of cancer in India, the change caused in climate would be

High temperature and low rainfall Low temperature and high rainfall High temperature and high rainfall Low temperature and low rainfall

Hails are the falling of

water lumps vapors rain

If a small raindrop falls through air

Its velocity goes on increasing Its velocity goes on decreasing Its velocity goes on increasing for some time and then becomes constant It falls with constant speed for some time and then its velocity increases

In mid-latitudes, convective precipitation is associated with

Cold fronts Squall lines Warm fronts in very moist air All the above

In which region does rainfall occur throughout the year?

Equatorial region Polar region Sub-polar region Middle-Latitude region

Frontal Rain is caused by

Convection currents Winds from sea Cyclonic activity Condensation of water evaporated from mountains

Rainshadow effect is associated with

Cyclonic rainfall Orographic rainfall Convectional rainfall Frontal rainfall

The constant movement of water between Earth and the atmosphere is called the

Water Cycle Precipitation Humidity Sleet
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Title: World Geography: Precipitation
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