World geography practice quiz 2

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1. Super Nova is : [CDS 1994]

 
 
 
 

2. The period of one revolution of sun around the centre of galaxy is called:

 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following is the brightest planet?

 
 
 
 

4. Which two planets of the solar system have no satellites?

 
 
 
 

5. ‘Parsec’ is the unit of measurement of:

 
 
 
 

6. On which of the following planets of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in the east?

 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following planets of the solar system has the longest day? [IAS 2003, CDS]

 
 
 
 

8. The sunspots cause: [UP PCS 1995]

 
 
 
 

9. Comets revolve around: [NDA 1990]

 
 
 
 

10. The planet Mercury is difficult to be observed most of the time because:

 
 
 
 

11. The light coming from stars gives the idea of their:

 
 
 
 

12. Lunar Sea refers to :

 
 
 
 

13. Which one of the following planets takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution?

 
 
 
 

14. Which of the planets is nearest to the earth?

 
 
 
 

15. Match the following: A. Largest Planet 1. Mercury B. Brightest Planet 2. Jupiter C. Densest Planet 3. Earth D. Smallest Planet 4. Venus A B C D

 
 
 
 

16. The Milky way extends through a distance:

 
 
 
 

17. Which planet is known as the Earth’s Twin?

 
 
 
 

18. ‘The length of its day and the tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of the earth’.This is true of:

 
 
 
 

19. The planet having thirteen moons is :

 
 
 
 

20. The hottest planet is : [CPO SI 2002]

 
 
 
 

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