World geography practice quiz 3

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

9. The ‘Solar Corona’ mainly consists of:

 
 
 
 

10. The Saturn rings were discovered by:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

17. 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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

20. 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]

 
 
 
 

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