World geography practice quiz 2

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

 
 
 
 

2. The Milky way extends through a distance:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

4. The sunspots cause: [UP PCS 1995]

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

7. 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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

9. Comets revolve around: [NDA 1990]

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

12. The planet having thirteen moons is :

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

14. Which of the following is the brightest planet?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

19. Super Nova is : [CDS 1994]

 
 
 
 

20. Lunar Sea refers to :

 
 
 
 

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