Model Practice (Set-10) - World Geography


25 Questions MCQ Test Geography for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Model Practice (Set-10) - World Geography


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QUESTION: 1

Which of the following planets is farthest from the Sun ?    

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There are times in Pluto's orbit when Neptune passes it. Then Neptune really is the farthest planet from the Sun, whether or not you think Pluto is a planet. What's farthest object from the Sun? Astronomers think that the long period comets come from a region of the Solar System known as the Oort cloud.

QUESTION: 2

Which of the following planets is the biggest ?    

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The correct option is A.
The largest planet in our solar system by far is Jupiter, which beats out all the other planets in both mass and volume. Jupiter's mass is more than 300 times that of Earth, and its diameter, at 140,000 km, is about 11 times Earth's diameter.

QUESTION: 3

What is the distance which the Earth covers in its one complete revolution around the Sun ?    

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The correct option is B.
Earth orbits the Sun at an average distance of 149.60 million km (92.96 million mi), and one complete orbit takes 365.256 days (1 sidereal year), during which time Earth has traveled 940 million km (584 million mi).

QUESTION: 4

Which of the following planets has only one natural satellite (or moon) as the Earth has ?    

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None of the answers are correct.

QUESTION: 5

Which of the following statements in regard to the planets of the Solar System is not correct ?    

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Venus and Uranus are the only two planets that rotate from east to west.

QUESTION: 6

    In the sixteenth century, the king of Denmark built for the use of a famous scientist the finest oservatory in the world on an island near Copenhagen and called it the City of the Heavens. Who was this scientist ?    

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QUESTION: 7

When and by whom were the rings of Saturn discovered ?    

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The correct option is A.
Galileo Galilei was the first to observe Saturn with a telescope in 1610.

QUESTION: 8

The radius of which of the following is 7 ´ 105 kilometers ?    

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QUESTION: 9

The visible part of the Sun is called    

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QUESTION: 10

What name is given to the path of the Sun amongst the stars in our galaxy ?    

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QUESTION: 11

Titan, the largst moon in the Solar System, is also the largest moon of    

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QUESTION: 12

How many hydrogen nuclei combine to form a nucleus of helium in the Sun, with an attendant release of a gamma-ray photon ?    

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QUESTION: 13

What quantity of hydrogen in the Sun is converted into helium every second ?    

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QUESTION: 14

Which among the following stars flare up to greatly increased brightness and fade away after a short time?    

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QUESTION: 15

Who was the first to speculate that Venus is completely covered with clouds ?    

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QUESTION: 16

A light year, as a unit of measurement of distances of heavenly bodies, is equal to    

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QUESTION: 17

The maximum possible angle between the direction of Sun and that of a planet (as viewed from the Earth) is called    

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QUESTION: 18

The three planets, farthest from the Sun in the as cending order of distance are    

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QUESTION: 19

The Sun shines vertically on the Equator    

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QUESTION: 20

The speed per minute at which the  Earth revolves round the Sun is    

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QUESTION: 21

The Earth's annual circuit round the Sun covers a distance of    

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QUESTION: 22

Even though Pluto is usually the farthest planet, its path is highly elliptical, crossing inside the path of some other planets. As a result, for a period of twenty years from 1979 the farthest planet is not Pluto, but    

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QUESTION: 23

Which of the following is the brightest star in our Solar System ?    

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QUESTION: 24

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is greatest during    

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QUESTION: 25

Which is the brightest planet as seen from the Earth ?    

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Venus can often be seen within a few hours after sunset or before sunrise as the brightest object in the sky (other than the moon). It looks like a very bright star. Venus is the brightest planet in the Solar System.

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