World geography practice quiz 3

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1. The time required by moonlight to reach the earth is :

 
 
 
 

2. If there is no Sun, the colour of the sky would be:

 
 
 
 

3. The ‘Solar Corona’ mainly consists of:

 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following celestial bodies bear, ‘The Sea of Tranquility’ and ‘The Ocean of Storms’ ?

 
 
 
 

5. Which one of the following statements regarding Shooting Stars is incorrect ? [NDA1995]

 
 
 
 

6. Twelve constellations referred to as zodiac are: [IAS 1989]

 
 
 
 

7. Who of the following discovered the laws of planetary orbits? [Asstt Comm 2008]

 
 
 
 

8. The exact time taken by the earth for single rotation on its own axis is: [RRB 1991]

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following astral bodies: 1. Sirius 2. Venus 3. Mars The correct sequence in decreasing order of their brightness is : [CDS 1999]

 
 
 
 

10. While Venus is seen only for one to two hours either after sunset or before sunrise, Jupiter is seen for the whole night whenever it is visible in the sky. The reason for this is that: [CDS 2000]

 
 
 
 

11. The term ‘meteor’ is applied to an interplanetary body:

 
 
 
 

12. The radiant energy of the sun is transmitted in the form of:

 
 
 
 

13. Comets are celestial bodies moving about the solar system in

 
 
 
 

14. The distance of the nearest star besides the sun from the earth is :

 
 
 
 

15. Match the following: Planet Gases in atmosphere A. Venus 1. Hydrogen and helium B. Mars 2. Hydrogen, helium, ammonia, methan C. Saturn 3. Carbon dioxide, amonia and methane D. Jupiter 4. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen A B C D

 
 
 
 

16. The same side of the moon always faces the Earth because: [Railways 1994]

 
 
 
 

17. The Saturn rings were discovered by:

 
 
 
 

18. The strongest evidence that comets are members of our solar system comes from: [CDS 1992]

 
 
 
 

19. The constellations of stars appear at different positions in the sky at different times during night mainly:

 
 
 
 

20. Foucault experiment is proof of which one of the following? [NDA 2008]

 
 
 
 

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