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31 Which of the following winds is called anti-trade wind ?
A Chinook
B Cyclone
C Typhoon
D Westerlies

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Westerlies. The anti-trade winds are also known as the Westerlies because of the blow of direction of the wind in both the northern and southern hemispheres. On the other hand, the trade winds occur due to the Coriolis effects and Ferrel's law. 1.

32 Tropical storm in Chinese Sea is known as :
A Wave
B Tornado
C Typhoon
D Cyclone

Answer: Option [C]

Tropical storm in Chinese Sea is known as Typhoon. Tropical Cyclones (also known as Typhoons (in the western Pacific), Hurricanes (Atlantic), or Tropical Revolving Storms) occur all year round over the northern South China Sea. However, the “Typhoon Season” is taken to be from the Autumn transition (Oct) to the first half of the Northeast monsoon (NovDec), when they occur most frequently in the South China Sea.

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33 Very strong and cold icy winds that blow in the Polar regions are called :
A Typhoons
B Tornadoes
C Blizzards
D Polar winds

Answer: Option [C]

Very strong and cold icy winds that blow in the Polar regions are called Blizzards. A blizzard is a severe snow storm with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than a 1/4 mile for more than 3 hours.

34 What happens to atmospheric pressure with increase in altitude ?
A It remains constant
B It decreases
C It increases
D It constantly fluctuates

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is It decreases. As altitude rises, air pressure drops. In other words, if the indicated altitude is high, the air pressure is low. At higher elevations, there are fewer air molecules above a given surface than a similar surface at lower levels.

35 Condensation is the reverse of :
A Vaporization
B Fog
C Cirrus cloud
D Smog

Answer: Option [A]

Condensation is the reverse of Vaporization. Condensation is the changing of a gas phase into a liquid phase. Thus it is the reverse of vaporization.

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