World geography Quiz 5

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1. The exact time taken by the earth for single rotation on its own axis is:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

3. Which one of the following statements regarding Shooting Stars is incorrect ?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

5. 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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

8. The same side of the moon always faces the Earth because:

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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