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Question 1:
Red rain in Kerala, Chipko movement and Effects of global warming on India are all:
Anomalous weather Kerala Earth mysteries Environment of India

Question 2: The particles were composed mostly of ________ and oxygen with lesser amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, silicon, chlorine and metals.

Question 3: A possibly related incident occurred in February 2008 when small ________ started raining down during heavy rain in a village in Kerala.
Fish anatomyFishForage fishPelagic fish

Question 4: It was initially thought that the rains were colored by fallout from a hypothetical meteor burst, but a study commissioned by the ________ found that the rains had been colored by airborne spores from locally prolific terrestrial algae.
Supreme Court of IndiaAdministrative divisions of IndiaGovernment of IndiaPresident of India

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  Red rain collected in buckets
  Rain water sample (left) and after the particles settled (right). Dried sediment (center).
  Kottayam district in Kerala, which experienced the most intense red rainfall

Question 6: The color was found to be due to the presence of a large amount of spores of a lichen-forming ________ belonging to the genus Trentepohlia.
PlantWild fisheriesAlgaePhotosynthesis

Question 7: [5] The strong orange colour of the algae, which masks the green of the chlorophyll, is caused by the presence of large quantities of orange ________ pigments.

Question 8:
Red rain in Kerala, Indian summer and Ball lightning are all:
Kerala Environment of India Anomalous weather Earth mysteries

Question 9: [14] Colored rain is by no means rare, and can often be explained by the airborne transport of dust from ________ or other dry regions which is washed down by rain.
Atacama DesertDesertSaharaAntarctica

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Trentepohlia on Cryptomeria japonica bark
  Photomicrograph of particles from red rain sample
  Particles under a scanning electron microscope


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