World geography practice quiz 1

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1. To a space traveller on moon, the lunar sky during day time appears:


2. Pole Star is always seen at one point in the sky whereas other stars are not; this is


3. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?


4. Halley’s comet appears once in a period of:


5. The correct sequence of planets in the descending order of their equatorial diameter is :


6. Stars which appear single to the naked eye but are double stars when observed by a


7. The distance between the Earth and the Sun (in million kms.) is :


8. Which one of the following is correct? Great Bear is a : [CDS 2008]


9. The brightest star in the sky is:


10. The outermost layer of Sun is called:


11. In order of their distances from the Sun, which of the following planets lie between


12. Which of the following is the largest of the inner planets? [IAS 1990]


13. Which planet is known as the ‘Watery Planet’ ?


14. A blackhole is a : [CDS 1999, 2001]


15. What are Sun spots? [Railways 1994]


16. The orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth, can be :


17. Asteroids have their orbits between the planets:


18. Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate?


19. Which of the following planets is known as ‘Morning Star’?


20. In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet?


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