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Saturday, May 19, 2012

GK Geography-10

GK GEOGRAPHY(Part-X)

551.

Gobi desert is situated in











 : Mangolia/Northeastern China



552.

Name the world?s only floating National park











 : Keibul Lamjao



553.

Kimberley mines in South Africa is famous for



a. Silver


b. Coal




d. Diamonds


 : D



554.

The length of the river Nile from its remotest headstream in Burundi is











 : 6695 km



555.

Which is the principle source of the river Nile











 : Lake Victoria



556.

The longest river in the world Nile flows north to the Mediterranean Sea through the countries











 : Uganda, Sudan and Egypt



557.

The term Dawn Under denotes



a. Arctic Ocean


b. Australia




d. South Pole


 : B



558.

The term ?COP 9? is related with











 : UN framework on climate change held in Italy



559.

Pong dam has been constructed over the river











 : Beas



560.

What is Angkor Wat of Kampuchea











 : A temple



561.

Which is the longest river in the African continent











 : Nile



562.

What is sobriquet (Geographical surname) of Finland











 : The land of Thousand Lakes



563.

Durand line is the International boundary which separates the countries











 : Pakistan-Afghanistan



564.

Which countries are linked by the Khyber Pass











 : Afghanistan and Pakistan



565.

The longest river in the world Nile, drains into which sea











 : Mediterranean Sea



566.

?Po? is the largest river of











 : Italy



567.

The Great Barrier Reef is situated on the coast of











 : Australia



568.

The third largest continent in the world











 : North America



569.

The longest river of Europe is











 : Volga



570.

A European country has 5500 lakes within its territory. Which is the country











 : Finland



571.

Eritrea is on the banks of which sea











 : Red sea



572.

The Grand Canyon is located on the











 : Colorado River



573.

The second largest desert in the world is











 : Gobi



574.

The largest desert in the world is











 : Sahara



575.

Location of Mohave desert is in











 : Southwestern United States



576.

Location of Simpson desert is in











 : Australia



577.

Location of Thar desert is in











 : India/Pakistan



578.

Location of Kyzyl Kum desert is in











 : Uzbekistan



579.

Location of Kalahari desert is in











 : Southwestern Africa



580.

Location of Sonoran desert is in











 : Mexico/southwestern United States



581.

Takla Makan desert is in which country











 : Northern China



582.

Chihuahuan desert is in











 : Mexico/southwestern United States



583.

Great Victoria desert is in











 : Southwestern Australia



584.

Great Sandy desert is in











 : Northwestern Australia



585.

Rub? al Khali desert in in











 : Southern Arabian peninsula



586.

Patagonian desert is in which country











 : Argentina



587.

Congo river falls into which ocean











 : Atlantic Ocean



588.

The fifth largest river in the world is











 : Congo river



589.

The second longest river in Africa after the Nile is











 : Congo



590.

Earth is the third nearest planet to the Sun orbiting between the planets











 : Venus and Mars



591.

The wind blowing in a spiral form around a region of low atmospheric pressure is a











 : Cyclone



592.

What is a leap year











 : Year in which the month of February has 29 days



593.

What is called the two points in the calender when we experience the longest day or the longest night of the year











 : Solstice



594.

Term applied to either of the two points in the ecliptic at which the sun is farthest from the celestial equator











 : Solstice



595.

The equinoxes occur around











 : March 21 and September 23



596.

One of two times of year when the sun?s position makes day and night of nearly equal length in all parts of the earth











 : Equinoxes



597.

Earth moves faster at











 : Perihelion



598.

Earth?s distance from the sun has little to do with seasons. Instead, what causes seasonal climate changes











 : The tilt of the earth on its axis



599.

The earth's perihelion occurs in the month of











 : January



600.

The earth?s aphelion occurs in the month of











 : July



601.

The earth?s aphelion is only about ....... km farther away from the sun than its perihelion











 : 5.9 million



602.

The earth?s aphelion is about ...... km away from the sun











 : 153 million



603.

The point in the orbit of an object in the solar system that is farthest away from the sun is called











 : Aphelion



604.

Point nearest the sun in the orbit of a planet is called











 : Perihelion



605.

The direction of rotation of Earth is from











 : West to East



606.

The fifth largest planet in the solar system is











 : Earth



607.

How many years are taken by the stars in the Milky way to complete one revolution around the Galaxy's center











 : More than 200 million years



608.

The period of one revolution of earth around the Sun or one year equal to how many solar days











 : 365.2422 days or 365 days 5 hr 48 min 46 sec



609.

The exact time taken by earth for a rotation











 : 23 hours 56minutes 4.1 seconds



610.

Angel falls is on the tributary of which river











 : River Caroni



611.

Which is the deepest part in Indian ocean











 : Java trench (7725 m)



612.

Who discovered Australia











 : Captain James Cook



613.

The largest bay in the world











 : Hudson Bay



614.

The largest archipelago in the world











 : Canadian Arctic Archipelago



615.

The largest Gulf in the world is











 : Gulf of Mexico



616.

Which city is known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic'











 : Venice



617.

In what regions can the Sun be seen at midnight











 : The Artic and Antarctic regions



618.

The International day line is approximately equal to



a. 100thMeridian


b. 180thMeridian






 : B



619.

Which one of the following planets is the most heated one in the Solar sphere



a. Earth


b. Neptune




d. Venus


 : C



620.

On which particular date, Sun remains at its shortest distance from the Earth











 : 3rd January



621.

At minimum distance Earth is about ..... km from the Sun











 : 147 million



622.

At maximum distance Earth is about ...... km from the Sun











 : 152 million



623.

Earth?s orbital path is











 : Elliptical (Oval shaped)



624.

The exact shape of earth is











 : Oblate spheroid or Geoid



625.

Violent explosion that occurs when a large star uses up its supply of fuel, collapses under its own weight, and explodes











 : Supernova



626.

Most scientists believe that the Earth, Sun, and all of the other planets and moons in the solar system formed from a giant cloud of gas and dust known as











 : Solar nebula



627.

The approximate age of Earth is











 : 4.6 billion years



628.

Whose expedition proved definitively that the earth is a sphere, and that all its oceans are connected












: Magellan's



629.

Who was the first European explorer to cross the Pacific Ocean and the first to sail around the world











 : Ferdinand Magellan



630.

The name of Portuguese-born Spanish explorer and navigator, Captain of the first expedition to circumnavigate, or sail completely around, the world is











 : Ferdinand Magellan



631.

Who gave the name ?Pacific? to the largest ocean in the world











 : Ferdinand Magellan



632.

Who was the first person to accurately calculate the circumference of the earth











 : The Greek geographer Eratosthenes



633.

The word ?Geography? was first used by











 : Eratosthenes



634.

The element found on the surface of moon is











 : Titanium



635.

Who is known as father of astronautics











 : Konstantin TsiolKovsky



636.

The time taken for light to travel from the Sun to Earth is











 : 8 minutes



637.

One Light-year (ly) is











 : 9.4605 ? 1012 km



638.

Mass of the moon is











 : 7.3483 ? 1022 kg



639.

Mass of the earth is











 : 5.9742 ? 1024 kg



640.

Mass of the sun is











 : 1.9891 ? 1030 kg



641.

Astronomical unit (au) is












 : 149,597,870 km



642.

Who put forward the theory of Solar System












 : Copernicus



643.

The sound of bomb explosion on the moon can be heard on the earth after



a. 60 min


b. 60 sec




d. no sound will be heard


 : D



644.

Which of the following gas was absent on primitive earth



a. Ammonia


b. Oxygen




d. Hydrogen


 : B



645.

The average length of a lunar day is











 : 24 hours, 50 minutes, and 28 seconds



646.

The regular interval between two tides is



a. 12 hours and 25 minutes


b. 13 hours




d. 10 hours


 : A



647.

The planet in the solar system having the longest day











 : Venus



648.

All atmospheric processes leading to weather take place in which layer











 : Troposphere



649.

The planet which is nearest to the Sun












: Mercury



650.

The smallest planet in the solar system is











 : Mercury






651.

The periods between Halley?s Comet approaches to the earth usually vary from











 : 75 to 79 years



652.

?Diamond Ring? is a phenomena observed



a. Only in the central region of the totality trail


b. Only along the peripheral region of the totality trail




d. At the end of a solar eclipse


 : B



653.

Standard time in India passes through











 : 82.50 W Longitude



654.

A number of stars grouped together is











 : Constellation



655.

Which part of the Sun is visible during total solar eclipse











 : Corona



656.

What is Milky Way











 : The galaxy of stars in which our Sun is member



657.

A solar eclipse is formed when











 : Moon comes between the Sun & the Earth



658.

?Savannah? is



a. Grass land


b. Rain forest




d. Mountain range


 : A



659.

What is Light year











 : The distance traveled by light in a mean solar year



660.

During Lunar eclipse



a. The Moon is in between the Sun and the Earth


b. The Sun is in between Earth and the Moon




d. The Earth, the Sun and The Moon are not in line


 : C



661.

Which planet has the longest day



a. Jupiter


b. Earth




d. Mars


 : C



662.

The International Date Line passes through



a. Bering Strait


b. Malacca Strait




d. Gibraltar Strait


 : A



663.

Rainfall in the Mediterranean regions is of which type











 : Cyclonic



664.

Which one of the following covers the highest percentage of the earth?s area



a. Humid region


b. Arid regions




d. Semi?arid regions


 : D



665.

Planets that orbit stars other than the Sun are collectively called











 : Extrasolar planets



666.

Planets revolve around the Sun due to











 : Magnetic force



667.

Which of the following is linked by the Panama Canal with the Atlantic ocean



a. The Red sea


b. The Indian Ocean




d. The Mediterranean sea


 : C



668.

The low pressure belt near the equator is known as











 : Doldrums



669.

Where is the doldrums belt located











 : Near equator



670.

Which planet is known as evening star when it appears in the west at the time of sunset











 : Venus



671.

Which planet is known as morning star when it appears in the east at sunrise











 : Venus



672.

The brightest object in the sky except the Sun and the Moon











 : Venus



673.

Which planet is nearest to the earth











 : Venus



674.

South Pole is located in the continent of











 : Antarctica



675.

Lines drawn on a map through places having equal height above sea level are called











 : Contours



676.

Granite is an example of



a. Sedimentary rock


b. Metamorphic rock






 : C



677.

Deccan Plateau is primarily made up of



a. Granite


b. Limestone




d. Basalt


 : D



678.

Mount Everest is named after George Everest. Who was George Everest











 : Surveyor General of India



679.

In India cold weather season prevails from



a. October-December


b. December-March




d. December-February


 : D



680.

An example for the sedimentary rock



a. Slate


b. Granite




d. Rock salt


 : D



681.

The densest layer of the earth



a. Simca


b. Sial




d. Mantle


 : C



682.

The layer of the atmosphere which reflects the radio waves back to the earth is called











 : Ionosphere



683.

When a satellite traces out an orbit about the center of the earth, its closest point is called











 : Perigee



684.

When a satellite traces out an orbit about the center of the earth, its most distant point is called











 : Apogee



685.

The farthest point from Earth reached by the Moon or an orbiting artificial satellite is











 : Apogee



686.

A one-day cricket match between India and England starts at 10.00 AM in London. The direct telecast of the match will begin in India at



a. 3.30 PM


b. 10.00 AM




d. 8.30 AM


 : A



687.

Black hole refers to











 : Collapsing objects of high density



688.

At which location on the earth with the same object weighs the least



a. Equator


b. North pole






 : A



689.

The change of climate season is due to



a. Revolution of earth round the sun


b. Revolution of earth round its axis




d. Gravitational pull of the earth


 : A



690.

Of all the satellites orbiting planets in solar system Ganymede is the largest. This is the satellite of











 : Jupiter



691.

Most of the ozone in the atmosphere is concentrated in the



a. Mesosphere


b. Ionosphere




d. Stratosphere


 : D



692.

Contour lines drawn on a map showing equal rainfall are called



a. Isobars


b. Isohyets




d. Isotherms


 : B



693.

The deepest point in earth











 : Challenger Deep



694.

Marble is formed by the metamorphism of











 : Lime stone



695.

Isobars connect



a. Places of equal atmospheric pressure


b. Places of equal temperature




d. Places of equal humidity


 : A



696.

Which of the following gases makes the major proportion of air



a. Carbon dioxide


b. Nitrogen




d. Oxygen


 : B



697.

The biggest planet is











 : Jupiter



698.

The largest continent is











 : Asia



699.

The gravitational pull exerted by the earth is maximum at the











 : Equator



700.

The time taken by Pluto to revolve round the Sun











 : 200 years






701.

The lowest layer of the atmosphere is called











 : Troposphere



702.

The type of soil spread over large areas in the northern plains of India is











 : Alluvial soil



703.

Ozone layer above the earth is between











 : 15 and 50 km



704.

Factor which decides the climate of a place











 : Latitudes



705.

The blue colour of sky is due to











 : scattering of light



706.

The first planet discovered through a telescope











 : Uranus



707.

Next to sun, the star nearest to the earth is



a. Sirius


b. Proxima Centauri




d. Alpha Centuri


 : B



708.

?Diamond Ring? is a phenomenon associated with











 : Solar eclipse



709.

The famous ?Victoria Falls? is situated on the river











 : Zambezi



710.

The largest satellite in the solar system is











 : Ganymeda



711.

The epicenter of Tsunami occurred in December, 2004 was adjacent to which country











 : Indonesia



712.

A narrow strip of water joining two large bodies of sea water is known as











 : Strait



713.

Name the imaginary line passing round the earth midway between the north and south poles











 : Meridian



714.

What is the popular name of a meteor











 : Shooting star



715.

Mt. Etna mountain is of which type



a. Volcanic


b. Residual




d. Horst


 : A



716.

The largest delta in the world is











 : Ganges-Brahmaputra delta



717.

Which is the largest river in the world











 : Amazon



718.

The earth rotates on its axis from











 : West-East



719.

The instrument used for measuring intensity of earth quake











 : Richter Scale



720.

Which is the source of energy in the biosphere











 : Sun



721.

The weight of an object will be minimum when it is placed



a. at the north pole


b. at the centre of the earth




d. at the equator


 : B



722.

Which of the following is named after the grandfather of Zeus, a God from Greek mythology



a. Saturn


b. Pluto




d. Neptune


 : C



723.

Regular sea breeze will be flowing strongly during











 : Night



724.

The largest island in the world











 : Greenland



725.

The second largest island in the world











 : New Guinea



726.

Cuba is situated in



a. Caribbean sea


b. Atlantic




d. Black sea


 : A



727.

World?s largest producer of wool is











 : Australia



728.

The river crosses the equator twice











 : Congo



729.

Congo river falls into which ocean











 : Atlantic Ocean



730.

The fifth largest river in the world is











 : Congo river



731.

The second longest river in Africa after the Nile is











 : Congo



732.

Sahara desert is situated in



a. Northern Africa


b. Southern Africa






 : A



733.

What is a black hole











 : A dying star



734.

Perigee and Apogee are caused due to



a. Moon?s rotation


b. Moon?s revolution




d. Earth?s revolution


 : B



735.

Longest river of Asian continent is











 : Yangtze



736.

The planet having highest number of satellites











 : Saturn



737.

The largest fresh water lake in the world











 : Superior



738.

The largest lake is



a. Caspian sea


b. Lake Titicaca




d. Lake Tanganyika


 : A



739.

Which among the following plateaus is not a desert



a. Sahara


b. Patagonian




d. Bohemian


 : D



740.

Which of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate











 : Jupiter



741.

The parallel of 23 ? 0 north is called











 : Tropic of cancer



742.

The parallel of latitude divides India into two halves











 : Tropic of cancer



743.

How far the axis of earth is inclined of its orbital surface











 : 23?



744.

Which of the following is a landlocked sea



a. Caspian sea


b. Arafura sea




d. Flores sea


 : A



745.

The escape velocity from the earth











 : 11.2 KM/Sec



746.

The Sun shines directly over the tropic of cancer on











 : June 21



747.

A fountain of hot water erupting from the hole of the earth?s surface is











 : Geyser



748.

The maximum amount of the element found in the Sun is











 : Hydrogen



749.

The planet with maximum albedo (reflecting sun light) is











 : Venus



750.

The exact shape of the earth is











 : Oblate Spheroid




751.

The lines on a geographical map drawn through the places which have same barometric pressure known as











 : Isobars

GK Geography-09

GK GEOGRAPHY(Part-IX)

501.

Which river crosses the equator twice?
 (a) Amazon (b) Nile (c) Congo (d) Orivico











 : A



502.

What is a black hole?
 (a) Vacuum in space (b) a dying star
(c) a spot in the sun (d) a type of meteorite












 : B



503.

The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun is
 (a) Ptolemy (b) Copernicus (c) Eratosthenes (d) Bruno











 : B



504.

Light year is a unit of
 (a) Acceleration (b) Velocity (c) Speed (d) Distance











 : D



505.

The largest continent is
 (a) Europe (b) Antarctica (c) South America (d) Asia











 : D



506.

The time required for moonlight to reach the earth is
 (a) 1.3 seconds (b) 2 seconds
 (c) 3.6 seconds (d) 2.5 seconds











 : A



507.

A volcano Mount Merapi has erupted on 14-5-2006. It is in
 (a) Italy (b) Chile (c) Indonesia (d) Japan











 : C



508.

The Sun is mainly composed of
 (a) Hydrogen (b) Oxygen (c) Nitrogen (d) Helium











 : A



509.

How much time does the moon take to go around the earth?
 (a) 28 days (b) 26.3 days
 (c) 27.3 days (d) 28.5 days











 : C



510.

The most abundant metal in earth's crust is
 (a) Aluminium (b) Iron (c) Lead (d) Copper











 : A



511.

The element found on the surface of the moon is
 (a) Uranium (b) Hydrogen (c) Lead (d) Titanium











 : D



512.

In the globe India is situated between ..... North latitude.
 (a) 60 5' and 370 6' (b) 80 4' and 370 6'
 (c) 100 3' and 400 1' (d) None of these











 : D



513.

Which element has maximum presence in the sun?
 (a) Hydrogen (b) Oxygen
 (c) Argon (d) Krypton











 : A



514.

Which of the following is known as the 'red planet'
 (a) Mercury  (b) Mars  (c) Jupiter  (d) Saturn











 : B



515.

In India, the shortest day occurs on
 (a) December I  (b) January I
 (c) December 21st  (d) December 31st











 : C



516.

Longest day is
 (a) July 23 (b) June21 (c) August 1 (d) April 1











 : B



517.

Who is known as ?Columbus of the sky??
 (a) William Hershal (b) Satish Dhavan
 (c) S.N. Bose (d) Otta Hahn











 : A



518.

Which planet is known as the twin of earth?
 (a) Mars (b) Mercury  (c) Pluto (d) Venus











 : D



519.

What is black hole?
 (a) vacuum in space (b) a dead star
 (c) a shooting star (d) a spot in star











 : B



520.

US spacecraft landed on Mars on











 : 4th July 1997



521.

The first space vehicle to land on Mars was











 : Pathfinder



522.

Which rock is formed by the deposits of animal shells and skeletons?
 (a) Sandstone (b) Limestone (c) Phyllite (d) Granite











 : B



523.

High pressure subtropical calm belts known as 'Horse latitudes' lies between:
 (a) 00 and 150 (b) 200 and 250
 (c) 300 and 350 (d) None of these











 : C



524.

The Canal joining Baltic Sea to North Sea is:
 (a) Kiel Canal (b) Suez Canal
 (c) Panama Canal (d) None of these











 : A



525.

On 22nd December, which of the following places has the largest day and shortest night?
 (a) Melbourne (b) Moscow (c) Madrid (d) Chennai











 : A



526.

Through which one of the following countries the Tropic of Cancer does not pass through?
 (a) Bangladesh (b) China (c) Myanmar (d) Nepal











 : D



527.

Oberon, Titania, Ariel, Umbriel and Miranda are the five chief satellites of which plant?











 : Uranus



528.

The name of which natural phenomenon is derived from the Greek word meaning 'the coil of a snake'?











 : Cyclone



529.

In what regions can the sun be seen at midnight?
 (a) The tropical zone
 (b) Warm temperate regions
 (c) The Arctic and Antarctic regions
 (d) Anywhere at the time of lunar eclipse











 : C



530.

Which was the first planet on which a space probe landed?
 (a) Saturn (b) Mars (c) Venus (d) Jupiter











 : C



531.

Which water body, opened in 1869, connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea?











 : Suez Canal



532.

Consider the following geological phenomena:
 1. Development of a fault 2. Movement along a fault
 3. Impact produced by a volcanic eruption 4. Folding of rocks
 Which of the above cause earthquakes?
 (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 4 (c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4











 : D
An earthquake may occur due to any of these phenomena



533.

Which one of the following statements is correct?
 (a) Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals
 (b) Cirrus clouds exhibit a flat base and have the appearance of rising domes
 (c) Cumulus clouds are white and thin, and form delicate patches and give a fibrous and feathery appearance
 (d) Cumulus clouds are classified as high clouds











 : A



534.

The great Asian river Mekong does not run through
 (a) China (b) Malaysia (c) Cambodia (d) Laos











 : B



535.

Which one among the following is nearest to the Sun?
 (a) Mars  (b) Jupiter  (c) Saturn  (d) Venus











 : D



536.

Which one of the following is a land-locked country?
 (a) Angola  (b) Gabon  (c) Tanzania  (d) Zimbabwe












: D



537.

Which is the country through which both Equator and Tropic of Capricorn pass?
 (a) Brazil  (b) Uruguay (c) Colombia (d) Ecuador











 : A



538.

Which of the following factors is not a determining factor of the climate?
 (a) Latitude  (b) Longitude
 (c) Land and Sea contrasts (d) Relief features











 : B



539.

Which one among the following is nearest to the Tropic of Cancer?
 (a) Agra (b) Delhi (c) Gwalior (d) Jhansi











 : D



540.

A valley with steep, parallel walls along the faultiness, formed by the subsidence of a part of the earth's crust is known as
 (a) Hanging Valley (b) Gorge
 (c) Canyon (d) Rift Valley











 : D



541.

Which one of the following is the cloud that is dark-grey or black, found at very low height and brings the real rain?
 (a) Altocumulus  (b) Cirrus
 (c) Cirrostratus (d) Nimbostratus











 : D



542.

The earth's total surface area is approximately
 (a) 160 million sq km (b) 240 million sq km
 (c) 320 million sq km (d) 509 million sq km











 : D



543.

Savanna grasslands are found in
 (a) Australia (b) Africa (c) East Asia (d) South America











 : B



544.

Which of the Ocean in which the current "Kuroshio" is circulating?
 (a) Indian Ocean (b) North Pacific Ocean (c) South Atlantic Ocean (d) China Sea











 : D



545.

High altitude westerlies blowing across Asia are called
 (a) Monsoon (b) Jet stream (c) Typhoon (d) Hurricane











 : B



546.

Which discoverer of a planet coined the name Asteroids?











 : William Herschel



547.

In the solar system, Triton and Nereid are the satellites of which planet?











 : Neptune



548.

The channel, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separating the southern tip of the South American mainland from the island of Tierra del Fuego is called











 : Strait of Magellan



549.

Java island is in which ocean











 : Indian Ocean



550.

Kalahari desert is situated in











 : Botswana

GK Geography-08

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GK GEOGRAPHY(Part-VIII)

451.

Which of the following statements is correct?
 (a) Cardamom is raised extensively in Jammu & Kashmir
 (b) Frost is most likely to occur on a cloudy cold night
 (c) Jharia mines are a rich source of lignite coal
 (d) Saffron is extensively cultivated in Himachal Pradesh











 : B



452.

Irrigation through canals, tube-wells, tanks, etc, is resorted to in India because
 (a) The country has a large number of rivers, big and small
 (b) The failure of rains or inadequate rain can prove highly detrimental to crop production
 (c) It is easy regulate water supply to plants according to their needs
 (d) It is much too expensive to store rain water











 : B



453.

Hydrophonics is concerned with the
 (a) Cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil
 (b) Science of water measurements of the earth with special reference to their use for navigation
 (c) The study of water with reference to its occurrence and properties in the hydrosphere and atmosphere
 (d) Mathematical study of forces energy and pressure of liquid in motion











 : A



454.

Which of the following is concerned with the study of characteristics, origin and development of land forms?
 (a) Ecology  (b) Geography (c) Geology  (d) Geomorphology












: D



455.

Which of the following planets orbits around the sun in a clockwise direction from east to west?
 (a) Earth (b) Jupiter (c) Mercury  (d) Uranus











 : D



456.

Neap tides occur during which of the following phases of the Moon?
 (a) First quarter only (b) First and third quarters
 (c) Second and third quarters (d) Fourth quarter only











 : B



457.

A nautical mile is equal to
 (a) 1,005 m (b) 1,250 m (c) 1,575 m (d) 1,825 m











 : D



458.

For a time difference of one hour the longitudinal distance is equal to
 (a) 1 degree (b) 5 degree (c) 10 degree (d) 15 degree











 : D



459.

Fog, which reduces visibility, usually occurs when
 (a) Moist air mingles with warm air
 (b) Cool air blows over the surface of warm water
 (c) Moist air touches cold surface of Earth
 (d) Warm air blows over cold surface of Earth











 : C



460.

Himalayas are
 (a) Fold Mountains (b) Residual Mountains
 (c) Volcanic Mountains (d) None of the above











 : A



461.

Comets are celestial bodies moving about the Solar System in
 (a) An elliptical orbit usually accompanied by a long shining tail
 (b) An elliptical or hyperbolic orbits, usually accompanied by a shining tail
 (c) A hyperbolic orbit, accompanied always by a shining head
 (d) A hyperbolic orbit without projecting any tail or head











 : B



462.

Indian's permanent research station Dakshin Gangotri is situated in the
(a) Great Himalayas (b) Indian Ocean (c) Antarctica (d) Arabian Sea











 : C



463.

Mediterranean type of climate is best suited for the cultivation of
 (a) Fruits  (b) Paddy (c) Pulses  (d) Wheat











 : A



464.

Coniferous forests are found in a region having
 (a) Low mean annual temperature throughout the year and long cold winter
 (b) Low rainfall and very low temperature throughout the year
(c) High humidity and high temperature throughout the year
(d) None of these











 : A



465.

Which of the following instruments is used for reading the change that occur in atmospheric humidity?
 (a) Barometer (b) Hygroscope (c) Pyknometer (d) Quartz clock











 : B



466.

The variation in the duration of the day and night is due to Earth's
 (a) Rotation on its axis
 (b) Revolution around the sun
 (c) Inclination of an angle of 66? degrees
 (d) Both (a) and (c)











 : D



467.

Which of the following roles is performed by weeds?
 (a) They sometimes produce toxic substances which help crop growth
 (b) They help to control crop pests and diseases and micro-organisms
 (c) They reduce crop yield and affect quality by competing for water, minerals, manures and fertilizers and sunlight
 (d) All of these











 : C



468.

Which of the following happens when a traveler crosses the 180th meridian?
 (a) He loses a day if he crosses it in winter
 (b) He gains a day if he crosses it in summer
 (c) He loses or gains a day depending upon the speed at which he is traveling
 (d) He gains or loses a day depending upon the direction in which he travels











 : D



469.

Between which of the following latitudes do the Trade Winds blow towards the Equator?
 (a) 300 N and 300 S (b) 400N and 350 S
 (c) 450 N and 400 S (d) None of these











 : A



470.

Which of the following oceans has the largest number of the world's active volcanoes ?
 (a) Arctic Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean (c) Indian Ocean (d) Pacific Ocean











 : D



471.

On which of the following factors does the amount of insolation received at a place on the surface of Earth depend?
 (a) The latitude of the place (b) The climate of the place
 (c) The longitude of the place (d) All of these











 : B



472.

The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is
 (a) The Brahmaputra Valley
 (b) The Indo-Gangetic Plain
 (c) The Deccan Plateau
 (d) The Rann of Kutch











 : C



473.

Which of the following rivers crosses the Equator twice?
 (a) Amazon  (b) Congo (c) Nile (d) Tigris











 : A



474.

Laterite soil develops under which of the following types of climate?
 (a) Hot and dry (b) Wet tropical (c) Mediterranean (d) Cold temperate











 : B



475.

Which of the following factors is responsible for occurrence of earth-quakes?
 (a) Sudden cooling and contraction of Earth's surface
 (b) Activity of some dormant volcanoes
 (c) Change of water into steam due to internal heat and its expansion
 (d) All of these











 : D



476.

Which of the following aptly describes a Delta?
 (a) A triangular coastal land formed by silt deposited by a river while flowing into a sea or an ocean
 (b) A place where the waters of a river and sea mingle
 (c) A place where accumulated water is distributed for irrigation through channels
 (d) A place where streams, big and small, join a major river











 : A



477.

Snowline is
 (a) The altitude below which there is no snowfall ever
 (b) The altitude above which there is snowfall but the snow melts almost completely during the summer
 (c) The altitude above which snow lies permanently at any place, and it does not melt throughout the year
 (d) None of these











 : C



478.

Which of the following of Earth is correct?
 (a) It rotates on its axis from east to west
 (b) The day and night are a result of rotation
 (c) It rotates round the Sun, taking 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45.51 seconds
 (d) None of these is correct











 : B



479.

Which of the following occur more frequently than the other three in the Indian Ocean?
 (a) Cyclones  (b) Hurricanes (c) Tornadoes  (d) Typhoons











 : A



480.

The Great Barrier Reef is a
 (a) Coral formation (b) Hill range (c) Man-made wall (d) Tidal bore











 : A



481.

Antipodes are the
(a) Places diametrically opposite on Earth's surface
 (b) Places on Earth receiving same rainfall
 (c) Land-locked places
 (d) Places on Earth receiving equal sunshine











 : A



482.

Which of the following is also known by the name of Sahyadri Range?
 (a) Eastern Ghats (b) Western Ghats (c) Shivaliks (d) Vindhyas











 : B



483.

The minor planets revolving between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars are called
(a) Comets  (b) Meteors (c) Asteroids  (d) Novas











 : C



484.

A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water is known as a/an
 (a) Oasis  (b) Strait (b) Isthmus  (d) Bay











 : B



485.

The climate characteristics of which of the following natural regions are dry summers and moist winters?
 (a) Coniferous forest region (b) Mediterranean region
 (c) Monsoon region (d) China type region











 : B



486.

Which of the following factors is responsible for variation in the flora and fauna in different parts of Earth?
 (a) Change in biosphere (b) Change in hydrosphere
 (c) Change in physical environment (d) Change in atmosphere











 : C



487.

Which of the following statements best defines the Ecosystem?
 (a) A system that studies the volume, intensity and velocity of sound
 (b) A system that governs the radiation of energy from the Sun
 (c) A system that classifies organisms
 (d) A system that comprises the physical environment and the organisms that live therein











 : D



488.

Which of the following phenomena makes the vapour-laden air over the sea to move towards the Indian land-mass and gives it its summer monsoon?
 (a) Rotation of Earth on its axis
 (b) Gravitational pull of the Sun
 (c) Gravitational pull of the Moon
 (d) Gravitational pull of both the Sun and the Moon











 : A



489.

Which one of the following forms of precipitation is associated with strong convective currents in thunder storm?
 (a) Rain  (b) Snow (c) Hail  (d) None of these











 : C



490.

Condensation in the atmosphere occurs when the
 (a) Relative humidity exceeds 75 percent
 (b) Temperature reaches dew point
 (c) Temperature drops below the freezing point
 (d) Absolute humidity is high











 : B



491.

Mirages occur in
 (a) Tropical deserts (b) Oceans  (c) Forests  (d) Stratosphere











 : A



492.

Social forestry basically aims at
 (a) Balanced reforestation
 (b) Fuel and minor wood new plantations for farmers
 (c) Large-scale afforestation
 (d) Medicinal and other fruit plantations











 : C



493.

Which of the following is generally accompanied by torrential rains and produces water spouts in the sea, which are extremely dangerous for ships?
 (a) Hurricanes  (b) Storms (c) Tornadoes  (d) Gales











 : C



494.

Which of the following is the youngest fold mountain range in India?
 (a) Aravilli Hills (b) Eastern Ghats (c) Western Ghats (d) Himalayas











 : D



495.

The climate of India is typically
 (a) Subtropical (b) Tropical (c) Torrid (d) Tropical monsoon











 : C



496.

The mean distance from the earth to the sun is
 (a) 120 million km (b) 140 million km
 (c) 150 million km (d) None of these











 : C



497.

Time taken by sunlight to reach the earth is
(a) 8 seconds (b) 15 seconds (c) 15 minutes (d) 8 minutes











 : D



498.

The minimum velocity required to escape from the earth's gravitational filed is
 (a) 11.9 km/sec (b) 11.2 km/sec (c) 11.6 km/sec (d) 11.4 km/sec











 : B



499.

The mean distance between the earth and the moon is
 (a) 328618 km (b) 382861 km (c) 382168 km (d) 328168 km











 : C



500.

Name the main factor which influence the Indian climate?
 (a) Arabian sea (b) Monsoon winds
 (c) Himalayan mountain (d) Indian Ocean











 : C

GK Geography-07

GK GEOGRAPHY(Part-VII)

401.

When will be the Earth very far away from the Sun?
 (a) 12th December (b) 6th August
 (c) 7th March (d) 10th November











 : A



402.

When will be the Earth very near to Sun?
 (a) 1st March (b) 3rd January (c) 2nd January (d) 6th December











 : A



403.

Supernovae is
 (a) a black hole (b) a comet (c) a dying star (d) an asteroid











 : C



404.

'Sea of Tranquility' and 'Ocean of Storms' are in
(a) Jupiter (b) Moon (c) Mars (d) None of these











 : B



405.

Halley's Comet revolves round the Sun once in
(a) 10 years (b) 60 years (c) 76 years (d) 100 years











 : C



406.

From Where was Aryabhatta launched?
 (a) Russia (b) India (c) China (d) None of these











 : A



407.

Who was the first American to enter space?
 (a) Alan Bartlett Sheperd (b) Owen Garriat
 (c) No American entered space so far (d) None of these











 : A



408.

Which of the following is one of the main rivers of the Himalayan group?
 (a) Brahmaputra (b) Godavari (c) Krishna (d) Narmada (e) Tapti











 : A



409.

The most important reason for dwindling forest resources is
 (a) Soil erosion  (b) Forest fire (c) Floods  (d) Over-felling











 : D



410.

The geographic unity among the South-East Asian countries is maintained by the
 (a) Climate  (b) Culture (c) Economy  (d) Topography











 : A



411.

Which of the following spacecrafts first landed on the Moon?
 (a) Apollo 10  (b) Apollo 11 (c) Sputnik  (d) Apollo 13











 : B



412.

Which of the following two seas are linked by the Suez Canal?
 (a) The Mediterranean and the Red Sea
 (b) The Red Sea and the Caspian Sea
 (c) The Red Sea and the Black Sea
 (d) The Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea











 : A



413.

Which one of the following is not a land-locked country?
 (a) Afghanistan  (b) Nepal (c) Bhutan  (d) Thailand











 : D



414.

Fold mountains are formed as result of
 (a) Horizontal tensional forces (b) Volcanic activity
 (c) Horizontal compressional forces (d) Vertical uplift of a landmass











 : C



415.

Earth completes one rotation on its axis in
 (a) 23 hours and 30 minutes
 (b) 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.9 seconds
 (c) 24 hours
 (d) 24 hours 1 minute and 10 seconds











 : B



416.

Atmospheric temperature increases at the higher altitudes due to
 (a) Conduction  (b) Convention (c) Inversion  (d) Radiation











 : B



417.

To which of the following types does the natural vegetation of the  Western Ghats belong?
 (a) Alpine  (b) Deciduous (c) Evergreen  (d) Mangrove











 : C



418.

The rivers included in which of the following groups flow into the Bay of Bengal?
 (a) Brahmaputra, Ganges and Godavari
 (b) Cauveri, Krishna and Narmada
 (c) Krishna, Godavari and Tapti
 (d) Narmada, Ganges and Brahmaputra











 : A



419.

The Caspian Sea, the largest inland sea or lake in the world, is in the continent of
 (a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Europe (d) Partly in Asia and partly in Europe











 : D



420.

Loam is regarded as the most suitable type of soil for crop production because
 (a) It can hold enough water (b) It drains well
 (c) It contains adequate quantities of humus
 (d) Of all of these qualities











 : D



421.

Which of the following is the largest peninsula in the world?
 (a) Arabian Peninsula (b) Indian Peninsula
 (c) Malay Peninsula (d) None of the above











 : A



422.

The time interval between one vernal equinox and the next is nearest to which of the following figures?
 (a) 359 days  (b) 361 days (c) 363 days  (d) 365 days











 : D



423.

A violent whirlwind characterised by a black funnel-shaped cloud hanging from heavy cumulonimbus is known by the name of
 (a) Antipodes (b) Hurricane (c) Tornado (d) Typhoon











 : C



424.

Which of the following statements about the shape of Earth is correct?
 (a) It is an oblate spheroid
 (b) It bulges slightly at the Poles
 (c) It is a little flattened at the Equator
 (d) It is exactly spherical in shape without any bulge at any place











 : A



425.

Which of the following pairing is correct?
 (a) Reindeer?India and Arabia
 (b) Kangaroo?Siberia
 (c) Llama?South America
 (d) Yak?New Zealand











 : C



426.

The landmass of which of the following continents is the least?
 (a) Africa  (b) Asia (c) Australia  (d) Europe











 : C



427.

Mangrove vegetation in India is most extensive in
 (a) Malabar  (b) Rann of Kutch (c) Sunderbans  (d) None of these











 : C



428.

Which of the following statements is correct?
 (a) Lines of latitude become smaller towards the poles
 (b) The type of vegetation found along the Malabar coast is tropical deciduous
 (c) The Tropic of Capricorn describes the great circle route
 (d) Orographic type of rainfall is common in the equatorial region











 : A



429.

Which part of India receives rain when the summer monsoon recedes?
 (a) Coastal Orissa (b) Malabar coast
 (c) North-East India (d) Tamil Nadu coast











 : D



430.

Which of the following is a tropical grassland?
 (a) Taiga  (b) Savannah (c) Pampas  (d) Prairies











 : B



431.

Which of the following is measured on the Richter Scale?
 (a) Density of liquids (b) Intensity of earthquakes
 (c) Velocity of tornadoes (d) height of mountains











 : B



432.

To which of the following eras does the Aravalli System belong?
 (a) Cenozoic  (b) Mesozoic (c) Palaeozoic  (d) Precambrian











 : D



433.

Through which of the following countries does the river Tigris flow?
 (a) Egypt  (b) Iran (c) Iraq  (d) Italy











 : C



434.

All the following capitals are situated on the banks of the river Danube except
 (a) Belgrade  (b) Budapest (c) Rome  (d) Vienna











 : C



435.

Which of the following periodical winds blowing from the sea to land cause summer monsoon in India?
 (a) East-West  (b) North-East (c) South-West  (d) South-North











 : C



436.

Which of the following seas is most prone to occurrence of typhoons late in summer or early autumn?
 (a) Arabian Sea  (b) China Sea (c) Mediterranean Sea  (d) Red Sea











 : B



437.

Broadly, there are three layers of Earth?the crust, the mantle and the core. The crust forms what percentage of the total volume of Earth?
 (a) 0.5 percent (b) 2.5 percent (c) 10.5 percent (d) 16.0 percent











 : A



438.

A broad channel where the waters of a river and a sea mingle is called
 (a) A delta  (b) An estuary (c) A harbour  (d) A strait











 : B



439.

Why is sunshine hottest at the places lying on the Equator of the globe?
 (a) The rays of the sun fall vertically on the surface of Earth
 (b) The area covered by the Sun's range is the least
 (c) Both (a) and (b)
 (c) Neither of these











 : C



440.

The polar diameter of Earth is shorter than the equatorial diameter by
(a) 25 km  (b) 50 km (c) 80 km  (d) 95 km











 : C



441.

Why is Gujarat the largest producer of salt in India ?
 (a) Gujarat possesses the largest dry coastal area
 (b) The sea water here is more saline
 (c) Gujarat farmers are highly skilled in making salt
 (d) Gujarat has large areas of shallow sea











 : D



442.

The best cooking coal is mostly obtained from
 (a) Neyveli  (b) Raniganj (c) Singrauli  (d) Jharia











 : D



443.

What is the shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun?
 (a) Hyperbolic  (b) Circular (c) Elliptical  (d) Parabolic











 : C



444.

Fumaroles are associated with the emission of
 (a) Sulphur  (b) Gases (c) Water  (d) Magma











 : B



445.

The distance between Earth and the Sun is greatest during
 (a) Summer Solstice (b) Winter Solstice (c) Aphelion (d) Perihelion











 : C



446.

What is Sidereal Day?
 (a) The day on which the Sun reaches its maximum distance from the Equator
 (b) The time during which Earth makes a complete revolution on its axis in respect of the fixed star
 (c) The day on which the duration of sunshine and darkness are equal
 (d) The day on which the duration of sunshine is the maximum











 : B



447.

Imaginary lines drawn on a global map, from pole to pole and perpendicular to the Equator, are called
 (a) Contours  (b) Isobars (c) Meridians  (d) Steppes











 : C



448.

The temperate grasslands of Asia and Europe are known as
 (a) Pampas  (b) Prairies (c) Tundras  (d) Steppes











 : D



449.

Which of the following descriptions correctly identifies Prairies?
 (a) These are vast treeless barren plains of the Arctic region of Europe, Asia and Canada
 (b) These ate temperate grasslands of South America
 (c) These are temperate grasslands of North America
 (d) These are the temperate grasslands of Asia and Europe











 : C



450.

Normal salinity of sea water is defined as the amount of salt per thousand grams of seawater. Which of the following is correct?
 (a) 25 gm  (b) 30gm (c) 35 gm  (d) 40 gm











 : C

GK Geography-06

GK GEOGRAPHY(Part-IX)


351.

How many satellites did Jupiter have?
 (a) 10 (b) 12 (c) 15 (d) 16











 : D



352.

Comets are
 (a) Celestial bodies (b) Hand grenades
 (c) Pistols (d) None of these











 : A



353.

The planet which is the farthest from the sun is
 (a) Uranus (b) Saturn (c) Pluto (d) Neptune











 : A



354.

The first ever robot spacecraft to probe the planet Venus was named
 (a) Magellan (b) Galileo (c) Newton (d) Challenger











 : A



355.

Which planet is nearest to earth?
 (a) Jupiter (b) Mercury (c) Mars (d) Venus











 : D



356.

Which of the following categories of stars has relatively small volume but very high density?
 (a) Dwarf stars (b) Lightweight stars
 (c) Middleweight stars (d) Heavyweight stars











 : A



357.

If earth had no satellite of its own (i.e. the moon), which of the following phenomena would not occur?
 (a) Climate (b) Ocean currents
 (c) Spring tide (d) All will not occur











 : C



358.

The speed per minute at which Earth revolves around the sun is
 (a) 800 km (b) 900 km (c) 1,500 km (d) more than 1,600 km











 : D



359.

Which of the following makes the planet Saturn unique in the Solar family?
 (a) It is the biggest among the planets
 (b) There is a well-developed system of rings around it
 (c) It sends out very strong radio signals which sound like the noise of sea waves
 (d) It shows phases like those of the Earth's Moon











 : B



360.

A Comet
 (a) has a tail always pointing away from the Sun
 (b) has a tail always pointing towards the Sun
(c) has a tail sometimes pointing towards the Sun and sometimes away from it
 (d) has no tail at all











 : A



361.

Who wrote the book 'The Harmonies of the World'?
 (a) Issac Newton (b) Johannes Kepler
 (c) Einstein (d) Giordano Bruno











 : B



362.

'Galileo Satellites', named after their discoverer, are four large moons of the planet
 (a) Jupiter (b) Neptune (c) Saturn (d) Uranus












: A



363.

All the planets, except one, in the Solar System rotate on their axes from west to east. Which is the exception?
 (a) Earth (b) Mars (c) Saturn (d) Venus











 : D



364.

Which planet was for the first time observed in 1930?
 (a) Uranus (b) Pluto (c) Neptune (d) Jupiter











 : B



365.

Name the planet which appear as 'morning star' in the eastern sky and 'evening star' in the western sky.
 (a) Venus (b) Jupiter (c) Saturn (d) Mercury











 : A



366.

Name the two planets lying between the Sun and the Earth
 (a) Mercury and Mars (b) Venus and Mars
 (c) Mercury and Venus (d) Jupiter and Saturn











 : C



367.

Scientists believe that the Universe is created by
(a) accident (b) a holy plan by god
 (c) a big bang (d) nobody knows how











 : C



368.

A century year is a leap year
 (a) if it is divisible by 4 (b) if it is divisible by 400
 (c) if it is divisible by 10 (d) always











 : B



369.

In the southern hemisphere, the hottest period is
 (a) 1st week of January (b) 1st week of February
 (c) 1st week of July (d) 1st week of August











 : B



370.

The time taken by the earth to rotate once about its axis is called
 (a) Sidereal day (b) Solar day
 (c) Mean solar day (d) Mean sidereal day











 : A



371.

The Sun releases its energy due to
 (a) Nuclear fission (b) Nuclear fusion
 (c) Conduction (d) None of these











 : B



372.

During Equinoxes, all places have equal
 (a) Days and nights (b) Temperature
 (c) Sunshine (d) Atmospheric Pressure











 : A



373.

Which one of the following planets has no Moon?
 (a) Earth (b) Mercury (c) Neptune (d) Venus











 : B



374.

The theory of Expanding universe was first propounded by
 (a) Einstein (b) Galileo (c) Newton (d) Hubble











 : C



375.

The rotation of the Earth causes
 (a) Tides (b) Days and Nights
 (c) Solar eclipse (d) Lunar eclipse











 : B



376.

Space Application Centre is in
 (a) Bangalore (b) Ahmedabad
 (c) Thumba (b) Thiruvananthapuram











 : B



377.

Who discovered the earth's revolution?
 (a) Copernicus (b) Einstein (c) Galileo (d) Bhaskara











 : A



378.

When does Solar Eclipse take place?
 (a) When the Moon is between the Jupiter and the Earth
 (b) When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth
 (c) When the temperature of the Sun reaches to a superlative degree
 (d) None of these











 : B



379.

Which of the following is responsible for life on the Earth?
 (a) Sun (b) Moon (c) Jupiter (d) None of these











 : A



380.

Which planet was first found in space?
 (a) Sun (b) Pluto (c) Neptune (d) Jupiter











 : D



381.

How much time is required for the sunlight to reach the Earth?
 (a) 8 min (b) 8 min 15 seconds (c) 1 hour (d) 24 hours











 : A



382.

The time taken by the Uranus to revolve round the Sun is approximately
 (a) 76 years (b) 80 years (c) 84 years (d) 90 years











 : C



383.

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is greatest during
 (a) Aphelion (b) Perihelion
 (c) Winter Solstice (d) Summer Solstice











 : A



384.

The Sun shines vertically on the Equator
 (a) Throughout the year (b) Four times a year
 (c) Twice a year (d) Once a year











 : C



385.

The visible part of the Sun is called
 (a) Ionosphere (b) Hydrosphere
 (c) Photosphere (d) Troposphere











 : C



386.

Which of the following planets takes very nearly the same time for a rotation on its own axis as does the Earth?
 (a) Jupiter (b) Mars (c) Neptune (d) Uranus











 : B



387.

What are Sunspots?
 (a) These are great flames of gases which shoot out of the Sun
 (b) These are areas of the Sun where nuclear fission takes place
 (c) These are areas of the Sun where the heat is most intense which shows up as dark spots
 (d) These are cooler areas which move about the Sun's surface and show up as dark spots











 : D



388.

Who was the first to observe Sun spots?
 (a) Galileo (b) Halley (c) Newton (d) None of these











 : A



389.

The nearest star to Earth (excepting the Sun) in our galaxy is
 (a) Epsilon Indi (b) Proxima Centauri
 (c) Sirius A (d) GQ Andromedae











 : B



390.

The biggest star in our galaxy is
 (a) Epsilon Aurigae (b) Proxima Centauri (c) Sirius (d) Sun











 : C



391.

Which of the following gases is most predominant in the Sun?
 (a) Hydrogen (b) Nitrogen (c) Ozone (d) Helium











 : A



392.

The planet with the shortest day is
 (a) Pluto (b) Saturn (c) Venus (d) Mercury











 : D



393.

The Earth rotates on its axis from
 (a) west to east (b) east to west
 (c) south to north (d) north to south











 : A



394.

How much of the surface of the Moon is visible from the Earth?
 (a) More than 75% (b) Only about 40%
 (c) About 59% (d) None of these











 : C



395.

The Sun is
 (a) made of rock and metal
 (b) a solid body
 (c) a mass of hot gases
 (d) partly rock, metal and a mass of hot gases











 : C



396.

In which part of the Solar System is the Sun located?
 (a) At the top of the system
 (b) At the bottom of the system
 (c) At the left hand corner of the system
 (d) approximately at the centre of the system











 : D



397.

Which of the following planets turns on its axis in 24 hours and 37 minutes?
 (a) Earth (b) Jupiter (c) Mars (d) Saturn











 : C



398.

Counting outwards from the sun, ...... is the eighth planet of the Solar System
 (a) Neptune (b) Pluto (c) Saturn (d) Uranus











 : A



399.

Which of the following motions of the Earth is the slowest?
 (a) Its rotation its axis (b) Its revolution around the Sun
 (c) Precession (or motion) on its axis (d) None of these











 : C



400.

Why does the Moon always keep roughly the same face turned towards us?
 (a) Because it has no atmosphere of its own
 (b) Because it rotates on its axis in about the same time as it takes to go round the Earth
 (c) Because it does not rotate on its axis
 (d) Because its surface is covered with enormous plains which look identical











 : B