World geography practice quiz 1 June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 Please enter your email: 1. To a space traveller on moon, the lunar sky during day time appears: blue white black red 2. Pole Star is always seen at one point in the sky whereas other stars are not; this is Pole star is a star of our own galaxy Pole star rotates with the same period as the earth Pole star lies in the axis of spin of the earth Sun and Pole star are in two opposite directions relative to earth 3. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky? Mars Jupiter Mercury Saturn 4. Halley’s comet appears once in a period of: 84 years 76 years 24 years 32 years 5. The correct sequence of planets in the descending order of their equatorial diameter is : Mercury, Uranus, Mars, Earth Earth, Mars, Mercury, Uranus Uranus, Earth, Mars, Mercury Mars, Mercury, Uranus, Earth 6. Stars which appear single to the naked eye but are double stars when observed by a cosmic stars quasars novae and supernovae binaries 7. The distance between the Earth and the Sun (in million kms.) is : 168 193 149 111 8. Which one of the following is correct? Great Bear is a : [CDS 2008] star galaxy constellation planet 9. The brightest star in the sky is: Alfa Centauri Sun Sirius Proxima Centauri 10. The outermost layer of Sun is called: photosphere chromosphere convection zone corona 11. In order of their distances from the Sun, which of the following planets lie between Jupiter and Saturn Saturn and Neptune Saturn and Earth Earth and Jupiter 12. Which of the following is the largest of the inner planets? [IAS 1990] Venus Mars Mercury Earth 13. Which planet is known as the ‘Watery Planet’ ? Mars Jupiter Earth Mercury 14. A blackhole is a : [CDS 1999, 2001] star with no atmosphere contracted star with intense gravitational pull pulsating star star with very low surface temperature 15. What are Sun spots? [Railways 1994] Dark patches on the surface of the Sun resulting from a localised fall in the temperature to about 4000 K Regions on earth without winter climate Desert areas on the sun Dark patches on the surface of the sun which are cooler areas 16. The orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth, can be : circular and hyperbolic parabolic and hyperbolic circular and elliptic elliptic and parabolic 17. Asteroids have their orbits between the planets: Mercury and Venus Earth and Mars Mars and Jupiter Jupiter and Saturn 18. Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate? Earth Jupiter Mercury Saturn 19. Which of the following planets is known as ‘Morning Star’? Mars Mercury Venus Jupiter 20. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet? Saturn Jupiter None of these Neptune Loading … Share this:WhatsAppTelegramTweet Related
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