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Class 7 Science Chapter 8 MCQ for 2022-2023

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

Why we feel bicycle tyre tight and hard:

[A]. Air molecules inside the tube collide with the walls of the tube and exerts air pressure.
[B]. Nitrogen molecules inside the tube responsible for creating pressure.
[C]. Oxygen molecules inside the tube creates pressure.
[D]. None of the above

Following are precautions, one must take in case a storm in accompanied by lightning. Which one of these is not correct?

[A]. Do not take shelter under tree
[B]. Do not take shelter under an umbrella with a metallic end
[C]. Do not take shelter in open garages, storage sheds, etc.
[D]. Do not take shelter in a bus in an open

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

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

In the last year board examination, Ankit was asked a question where he had to choose the statement which was/were correct? Will you be able to answer this question?

[A]. Warm air is lighter than cool air.
[B]. The coastline of India is not vulnerable to cyclones
[C]. A very high-pressure system with very high-speed wind surrounding it forms a cyclone.
[D]. If wind flows from land to the ocean, then it is daytime.

Development and movement of cyclones are studied by the

[A]. Indian Postal Department
[B]. Indian Forensic Department
[C]. Indian Meteorological Department
[D]. Central Investigation Department

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

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

[A]. If we blow air in the space between the two balloons from our mouth, they will come closer.
[B]. A cyclone alert is now issued 48 hours in advance of any expected storm
[C]. The direction of wind at a place is found by using an instrument called wind vane.
[D]. We should pressurized the rescue teams by making unnecessary demands at the time of any emergency.

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.

Which of the following factor does not contribute to the development of a thunderstorm?

[A]. Temperature
[B]. Wind Speed
[C]. Humidity
[D]. Rotation of the earth

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 is not a characteristic of a thunderstorm?

[A]. Spark of light in atmosphere
[B]. Rapidly rotating winds
[C]. Loud noise
[D]. Heavy rains or hail

Cyclones cause widespread destruction and loss of life in coastal areas:

[A]. By producing extremely high-speed winds
[B]. By lifting the sea-water several meters high
[C]. By bringing torrential rains.
[D]. All 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.

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

During a wind storm, when high speed winds blow over the tin roofs of the house, the tin roofs get lifted and blown away. This happens because:

[A]. High speed winds reduce air pressure over the tin roofs and high-speed winds increase air pressure over the tin roofs.
[B]. High speed winds increase air pressure over the tin roofs and high-speed winds do not change air pressure over the tin roofs
[C]. High speed winds reduce air pressure over the tin roofs and higher air pressure acts from below the tin roofs.
[D]. Higher air pressure acts from below the tin roofs.

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.

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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