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6 The Sea breeze blows during :
A day from land to sea
B day from sea to land
C right from land to sea
D right from sea to land

Answer: Option [B]

The Sea breeze blows during day from sea to land. During the day, the land gets heated faster than the water. The air over the land becomes hotter and rises up. The cooler air from the sea rushes in towards the land to take its place. The warm air from the land moves towards the sea to complete the cycle.

7 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.

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8 Warm dry winds blowing down the east slopes of Rockies are known as :
A Mistral
B Norwesters
C Foehn
D Chinook

Answer: Option [D]

Warm dry winds blowing down the east slopes of Rockies are known as Chinook. They are a type of warm, dry wind that occur on the downward slope of a mountain when warm air has lost its moisture.

9 The hot dry local winds that blow on the eastern side of the Alps Mountain are known as :
A Chinook
B Foehn
C Khamsin
D Sirocco

Answer: Option [B]

The hot dry local winds that blow on the eastern side of the Alps Mountain are known as Foehn. The hot dry local winds that blow on the eastern side of the Alps Mountain are known as Foehn. Foehn, German Föhn, warm and dry, gusty wind that periodically descends the leeward slopes of nearly all mountains and mountain ranges.

10 Which of the following is the highest Plateau in the world ?
A Colorado Plateau
B Pamir Plateau
C Patagonia Plateau
D Potwar Plateau

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Pamir Plateau. The largest and highest plateau in the world is the Pamir mountain, called the "roof of the world", which is still being formed by the collisions of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates. The Tibetan plateau covers approximately 2,500,000 km2 (970,000 sq mi), at about 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level.

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