World geography practice quiz 2

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

3. The planet having thirteen moons is :

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

6. 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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

9. The sunspots cause: [UP PCS 1995]

 
 
 
 

10. Super Nova is : [CDS 1994]

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

13. Which of the following is the brightest planet?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

16. Comets revolve around: [NDA 1990]

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

18. Lunar Sea refers to :

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

20. The Milky way extends through a distance:

 
 
 
 

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