Class 7 Science Chapter 8 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Winds, Storms, and Cyclones updated for new academic session 2023-2024 free to use. After reading the NCERT Textbooks, one should do all the exercises questions given in NCERT. Later on go for important questions and MCQ to clear all the doubts. These MCQs are important for the preparation of exams and class tests also.

Class 7 Science Chapter 8 MCQ for 2023-2024

Class: 7Science
Chapter: 8Winds, Storms, and Cyclones
Contents:MCQ with Answers and Explanation

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 7 Science Chapter 8


Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the correct one:

[A]. The continuous physical force exerted on an object by something in contact with it, is called pressure.
[B]. Air is made up of tiny particles called molecules which move around quickly in all directions.
[C]. The air pressure acting on the thin rubber walls of the balloon from inside causes the balloon to expand and get inflated.
[D]. All the above.

A fire alarm usually detects smoke in case of fire. Where should such an alarm be placed in a room?

[A]. Near the door
[B]. On the floor
[C]. On any wall
[D]. On the ceiling

Which of the following place is most likely to be affected by a cyclone?

[A]. Mumbai
[B]. Puri
[C]. Goa
[D]. Porbandar

A curtain is hanging at the entrance of a room. A long corridor runs at right angle to the door, that is parallel to the curtain. If a strong wind blows along the corridor, the curtain will

[A]. Get pushed inside the room
[B]. Get pushed outside the room
[C]. Get collected towards one end or swirled
[D]. Remain unaffected

Anoop appeared in class test but he confused to know the incorrect statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. While riding a cycle, we find that it is easier to move the bicycle forward if the wind is coming from our back side.
[B]. While rowing a boat in the lake, we find it easier to row the boat forward if the wind is coming from behind us.
[C]. When we are flying a kite, then the wind coming from our back side helps.
[D]. If the wind blows in opposite direction to the motion of the object, it makes the movement of the object easier.

Name the ocean which is mainly responsible to bring rain bearing monsoon winds to Kerala coast in June every year:

[A]. Indian Ocean
[B]. Arabian Sea
[C]. Bay of Bengal
[D]. Pacific Ocean

Indu is writing some statements but she confused to know whether the statements are correct or not? If you know the answer to this question, then tell her:

[A]. When air is heated its volume increases and it occupies a bigger space.
[B]. When air gets cooled, then its volume decreases and it occupies a smaller space.
[C]. If the wind blows in same direction in which the object is moving, it makes the movement of object difficult.
[D]. None of the above

Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. Air expands on heating.
[B]. Hot air is lighter than cold air.
[C]. Smoke always rises up.
[D]. All the above

During an impending storm, a person is advised to take shelter in a room situated deep inside the house having no windows or in the basement. This storm is most likely to be a:

[A]. Hurricane
[B]. Thunderstorm
[C]. Tornado
[D]. Typhoon

In a quiz competition, you are asked a question where you have to choose the statement which is/ are incorrect?

[A]. The equator of the earth is the minimum distance from the sun.
[B]. The poles of the earth are the maximum distance from the sun.
[C]. Latitude of 60°S means a place which is 60 degrees south of the equator.
[D]. None of the above

In a science quiz competition, Bhavya is asked a question where she had to choose the statement which was/were incorrect?

[A]. The winds blowing from the ocean towards the land in summer are called monsoon winds.
[B]. The monsoon winds coming from the south west direction carry a lot of water vapor.
[C]. During winter, wind blows from the land towards the ocean.
[D]. During summer land cools down faster than the water in oceans.

If a person lives in an area which has just been hit by a cyclone, the following precautions should be observed:

[A]. Do not touch wet electric switches and fallen electric power lines.
[B]. Avoid driving on roads through standing water.
[C]. Keep listing to local radio for advice.
[D]. All the above.

Recently, in a science class test, you are asked a question where you have to say whether the statements are correct or not?

[A]. The fast-moving air blowing over an object can also lift the object up by producing a region of low pressure above it.
[B]. The wind speed is measured by an instrument called anemometer.
[C]. Tornado can explode any building.
[D]. None of the above

Safety measures should be taken by the government for the people living in cyclone prone coastal areas are:

[A]. Cyclones shelters should be constructed in cyclone prone coastal areas
[B]. An efficient cyclone forecast and warning service is essential to prevent cyclone related disasters
[C]. Government vehicles should be kept ready to evacuate people from their home.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following process provides energy required to form and sustain a cyclone?

[A]. Condensation of water vapour
[B]. Vaporization of water
[C]. Kinetic energy of blowing wind
[D]. Fast moving sea waves

Dishu is doing his homework which is given by his teacher. Would you help him to choose the incorrect sentences?

[A]. A cyclone is called “typhoon” in the American continent.
[B]. The east coast of India is more vulnerable to cyclones.
[C]. The west coast in India is less vulnerable to cyclones.
[D]. None of the above.

The centre of a cyclonic storm called the “eye of cyclone” is an area of:

[A]. Very low air pressure
[B]. Moderate air pressure
[C]. Very high air pressure
[D]. Gradually rising air pressure

Formation of a cyclone can be explained as:

[A]. Warm and moist air rises up very rapidly from the hot sea surface.
[B]. Warm air rises higher into the atmosphere causing a low pressure.
[C]. The constant rotation of its axis exerts a force on the rapidly rising column of air or winds.
[D]. All the above.

Wind is always associated with:

[A]. Kinetic energy
[B]. Chemical energy
[C]. Potential energy
[D]. Gravitational energy

Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. A cyclone is a huge revolving storm caused by very high-speed winds.
[B]. The centre of cyclone is called the “eye” of the cyclone.
[C]. Factors like wind speed and wind direction contribute to development of cyclone.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following is not a correct precaution to be observed so as to protect from lightning during a thunderstorm?

[A]. Do not sit near a window
[B]. Do not lie on the ground
[C]. Do not sit in a car
[D]. Do not stand under a tall tree

Precautions should not be taken during a thunderstorm:

[A]. We should not sit near window during lightning.
[B]. Open garages, storage sheds are safe place to take shelter during lightning.
[C]. We should not take shelter under an isolated and tall tree.
[D]. A car or a bus is a safe place to take shelter during lightning

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Tornado lifts people and vehicles off the ground and hurls them hundreds of metres away.
[B]. The wind speed in a tornado may reach up to 300 kilometre per hour.
[C]. Tornados cause much damage from the sheer force of its high-speed wind.
[D]. Tornado is a silent storm with O-shaped dark column of rotating winds and clouds that reaches from the sky to the ground.

Which of the following region is more vulnerable to cyclonic storms?

[A]. Northern Hills of India
[B]. Western deserts of India
[C]. East Coast of India
[D]. West Coast of India

Precaution should be taken for protection during a tornado:

[A]. Stay away from fallen electric wires and stay out of damaged areas.
[B]. If a person is in a vehicle when a tornado begins, he should get out of the vehicle and go to a ditch or low-lying area and lie flat in it.
[C]. Bend down on your knees and protect your head and neck using your arms under a sturdy place in your house.
[D]. All the above.

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Last Edited: January 27, 2022