World geography practice quiz 1

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


2. Asteroids have their orbits between the planets:


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


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


5. The outermost layer of Sun is called:


6. Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?


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


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


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


10. The brightest star in the sky is:


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


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


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


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


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


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


17. What are Sun spots? [Railways 1994]


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


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


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


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