The Cyclones – Old Year Questions

1. Consider the following statements :
1. Jet streams occur in the Northern Hemisphere only.
2. Only some cyclones develop an eye.
3. The temperature inside the eye of a cyclone is nearly 10ºC lower than that of the surroundings.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


2. Assertion (A): The surface winds spiral inwards upon the center of the cyclone.
Reason (R): Air descends at the center of the cyclone.
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


3. The Tornadoes are very strong tropical cyclones originating in:

(a) Caribbean Sea
(b) China Sea
(c) Arabian Sea
(d) Black Sea

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


4. Which one of the following regions of the U.S.A. is known as “Tornado Alley”?

(a) Atlantic Seaboard
(b) Pacific Coast
(c) Mississippi Plains
(d) Alaska

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


5. Which of the following would you generally associate with Tornadoes?

(a) Gulf of Mexico
(b) China Sea
(c) Indian Ocean
(d) U.S.A.

[U.P. Lower (Spl) (Pre) 2009]


6. To measure the intensity of Tornadoes we use-

(a) Mercalli scale
(b) Fujita Scale
(c) Saffir -simpson scale
(d) Richter scale

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


7. Which of the following areas is more susceptible to typhoon cyclones?

(a) Australia
(b) China-sea
(c) Asia
(d) America

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :
List-I                            List-II
A. Australia               1. Hurricanes
B. China                     2. Willy-Willy
C. India                      3. Typhoons
D. U.S.A.                   4. Cyclones
Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


9. Willy-Willy is:

(a) A type of tree grown in temperate regions
(b) A wind that blows in a desert
(c) A tropical cyclone of the north-west Australia
(d) A kind of common fish found near Lakshadweep islands

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001, I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


10. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List – I                                 List – II
A. Willy-Willy                  1. U.S.A.
B. Hurricanes                 2. Australia
C. Typhoons                    3. Philippines
D. Baguio                         4. China
Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 2 1 3 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


11. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List- I                                                                      List- II
(Different name of Tropical cyclone)      (Country)
A. Willy-Willies                                                1. Philippines
B. Taifu                                                                2. Australia
C. Baguio                                                             3. Japan
D. Hurricanes                                                   4. U.S.A.
Code :

(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 2 3 1 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


12. Which of the following scales is used to measure the damage by a hurricane?

(a) Saffir-Simpson Scale
(b) Mercalli Scale
(c) Fujita Scale
(d) Richter scale

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


13. As a result of global warming the frequency and severity of which of the following are increasing due to global warming?

(a) Cyclones only
(b) Storms only
(c) Hurricanes only
(d) All of the above

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2018]


14. A sudden fall of Mercury in Barometer indicates

(a) Fairweather
(b) Stormy weather
(c) Cold weather
(d) Hot weather

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


15. Which of the following cyclones did not affect India?

(a) Aila
(b) Nargis
(c) Thane
(d) Neelam

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


16. In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason?

(a) Sea surface temperatures are low
(b) Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone seldom occurs
(c) Coriolis force is too weak
(d) Absence of land in those regions

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


17. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
         List- I                                                                                 List- II
(Typhoon/Hurricane August-September, 2019)   (Most Affected Country)
A. Dorian                                                                                1. Bahamas
B. Hagibis                                                                              2. China
C. Lekima                                                                               3. Jeju, South Korea
D. Mitag                                                                                  4. Japan
Code :

(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 1 4 2 3
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 3 4 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]