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Climate of India: Quiz


Question 1: Widespread death and property destruction are reported every year in the exposed coastal states of West Bengal, ________, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
Oriya cultureOrissaIndiaBhubaneswar

Question 2: The region, which includes Karnataka, inland Tamil Nadu, western ________, and central Maharashtra, gets between 400–750 millimetres (15.7–29.5 in) annually.
TelanganaAndhra PradeshHyderabad, IndiaGuntur

Question 3: Highs range from 23 °C (73 °F) in Patna to 26 °C (79 °F) in ________ (Calcutta); lows average from 8 °C (46 °F) in Patna to 14 °C (57 °F) in Kolkata.

Question 4: ________, a supercyclone that struck Orissa on 29 October 1999, was the deadliest in more than a quarter-century.
Cyclone GafiloHurricane Ioke1999 Orissa cycloneCyclone Gonu

Question 5: Most of western ________ experiences an arid climatic regime.
RajasthanThar DesertJaipurHaryana

Question 6: Frigid winds from the Himalayas can depress temperatures near the ________.
Brahmaputra RiverGangesIndus RiverDamodar River

Question 7: The extreme north of West Bengal, centred around ________, also experiences snowfall, but only rarely.
KalimpongDarjeeling Himalayan RailwayDarjeelingObservatory Hill, Darjeeling

Question 8: The 1737 Calcutta cyclone, the ________, and the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone rank among the most powerful cyclones to strike India, devastating the coasts of eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Liberation War1970 Bhola cyclone1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season2004 Indian Ocean earthquake

Question 9: In the Punjab plains, lows can fall below freezing, dropping to around −6 °C (21 °F) in ________.
Hyderabad, IndiaChandigarhAmritsarDelhi

Question 10: ________ (NOAA).
United States Environmental Protection AgencyNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Agricultural Statistics ServiceNational Weather Service


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