MonsoonÂ isÂ the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern, although . It is because ofÂ seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.Â The major monsoon systems of the world consist of theÂ West AfricanÂ andÂ Asia-AustralianÂ monsoons.Â The term was first used in English inÂ British IndiaÂ Â to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from theÂ Bay of BengalÂ andÂ Arabian SeaÂ in the southwest bringingÂ rainfallÂ to the area.
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1. Question1 points
The earliest explanation of monsoon was provided by __________.Correct
In 1686, Edmond Halley, an English mathematician and astronomer gave the explanation that differential heating between ocean and land caused giant breeze circulations thus influencing rain.Incorrect
2. Question1 points
Continental winds : Originate from land : : ___________ : Wind originating over water body.CorrectIncorrect
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Monsoon’ is derived from the word ‘mausim’ which means ‘season’ in ________ language.Correct
In Arabic, word ‘mausim’ means season and this is where from monsoon originated. The term was introduced by the Arabic and Persian rulers when the saw the monsoons in Asia.Incorrect
4. Question1 points
__________ is the most recommended vegetable during monsoons.Correct
The fresh showers of water help the plants spring back to life and new leaves grow during this season. Therefore, leafy vegetables are not only fresh but are also rich in nutrients.Incorrect
5. Question1 points
__________ is world-famous for its monsoon season.CorrectIncorrect
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Normally, the direction of the wind is from __________.Correct
Normally the direction of wind is from land to ocean making the air dry. During some months of the year, the wind blows from the ocean to land thus making the air moist.Incorrect
7. Question1 points
_________ diseases are rampant during monsoons.Correct
Water-borne diseases like jaundice, malaria, leptospirosis etc. are common during monsoons since the rain water carries these pathogens.Incorrect
8. Question1 points
Which of the following statements are true?CorrectIncorrect
9. Question1 points
People wear clothes made of ___________ during rainy season.Correct
Clothes made of polyester and nylon are light and dry easily. Hence, they are worn during monsoons.Incorrect
10. Question1 points
Rain is caused by _________ winds.Correct
Moist ocean winds contain a lot of water content which on condensation cause rains in certain parts of the world.Incorrect