World geography practice quiz 3

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

6. 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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

10. The Saturn rings were discovered by:

 
 
 
 

11. 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]

 
 
 
 

12. The ‘Solar Corona’ mainly consists of:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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