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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


Consider the following statements and choose the correct one:

[A]. The layer of air above the earth is called atmosphere.
[B]. About 99% of atmosphere is made up of just two gases nitrogen and oxygen.
[C]. The atmosphere exerts a pressure called atmospheric pressure due to the weight of air contained in it.
[D]. All the above.

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.

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

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.

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

Which of these the best describes a tornado?

[A]. Strong thunderstorm
[B]. The eye of a cyclone
[C]. Rotating funnel of high speed with 10-15 km across
[D]. Rotating funnel of high speed with 10-200 m across

Read the sentences carefully and choose the correct one(s):

[A]. Wind is the movement of air which depends on the difference in air pressure in two regions.
[B]. Air moves from the region of high pressure to regions of low air pressure in the atmosphere.
[C]. Uneven heating on the earth in different regions is a main cause of wind movements.
[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]. 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.

Advance planning is required by the people living in the cyclone prone coastal areas are:

[A]. Do not ignore the cyclone warning issued by the Metrological Department.
[B]. Keep ready the telephone numbers of all the emergency services like police, fire brigade etc.
[C]. Make necessary arrangements to shift the essential household goods.
[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 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.

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.

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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