Quiz: Climate Zones In Bhutan

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Quiz: Climate Zones In Bhutan

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  • 1. 
    Bhutan is a mountainous country bounded by China in the north and India in the south. The height ranges from:
    • A. 

      200m in the south to 2000m in the north

    • B. 

      200m in the south to 4000m in the north

    • C. 

      200m in the south to 6000m in the north

    • D. 

      200m in the south to 7000m in the north

  • 2. 
    The general climatic conditions in Bhutan are categorized into four zones. Some of these zones receive the least rainfall and some receive the heaviest. Which of the following zone receives the heaviest rainfall?.
    • A. 

      The Alpine Zone

    • B. 

      The Sub-Alpine zone

    • C. 

      The Temperate zone

    • D. 

      The Sub-Tropical zone

  • 3. 
    Many factors influence the climate in Bhutan. Some of the factors are:   1). Prevailing wind direction 2). The orientation of mountain ranges 3). Distance from sea 4). Local winds Choose the most appropriate factors.
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • B. 

      1, 3 and 4

    • C. 

      2, 3 and 4

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 4

  • 4. 
    The existence of great mountain ranges in the north affects the climate of Bhutan. Do you agree?. Support your answer with TWO reasons.
    • A. 

      True : The mountain ranges acts as a barrier for the seasonal winds which are also known as monsoons that blows during summer. This enables our country to receive rainfall which is extremely useful for our agriculture.

    • B. 

      False : It also blocks the cold and dry wind which blows from the north during winter. No, other factors like temperature, latitude and altitude also equally determine the climate of our country.

  • 5. 
    The sun's rays fall vertically over the two tropics once a year. On which date, do the sun's rays fall vertically over the tropic of cancer?. 
  • 6. 
    Alpine zone is one of the climatic zones of our country. All the following features describe the zone, EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      The growing season is very short.

    • B. 

      The winter here is marked with snowfall and frost.

    • C. 

      It remains cold even in summer.

    • D. 

      The annual rainfall varies from 1000mm to 1500mm.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is Not a feature of the summer season?
    • A. 

      The southern foothills become warm and pleasant.

    • B. 

      The rain water gives rise to numerous brooks and streams.

    • C. 

      The wind blow from south to north.

    • D. 

      Farmers plant paddy during this season

  • 8. 
    The ground temperature begins to rise, plants starts growing and birds migrate to their higher altitude habitat. The above statement BEST describes the spring season.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The climatic conditions in the southern foothills is better suited for human settlement than the other zones as it experiences warm and pleasant weather conditions and it has vast plain with fertile soil.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The wet and rainy season which prevails from June- September is called Autumn season.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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