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# Model Practice (Set-9) - World Geography

## 25 Questions MCQ Test Geography for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Model Practice (Set-9) - World Geography

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### Which of the following types of motion of the Earth has not produced any observable effect for centuries?

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What percentage of the irregular surface of the Earth is covered with water ?

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Who, amongst the following, invented the principle of reflecting telescope, which is now used as the world's largest optical telescope ?

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Who, amongst the following, was the first to measure the distance round the Earth ?

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Name the two planets which appear as ‘morning star’ in the eastern sky and ‘evening star’in the western sky.

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Mercury and Venus are the two planets that can be seen as morning and evening star in the sky. Mercury being the closest to the Sun is hidden in the glare of the sun and is rarely visible. Venus appears in the eastern sky before sunrise and appears in the western sky after the sunset.

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Name the two planets which appear as ‘morning star’ ​in the eastern sky and ‘evening star’in the western sky.

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A is the correct option.Bright Mars rises in the east in the early evening.Venus appears in the eastern sky before sunrise and appears in the western sky after the sunset. Due to their visibility before sunrise and after sunset, they are called evening and morning stars.

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The Earth revolves around the Sun at a speed of

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Why does the Moon always keep roughly the same face turned towards us ?

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Which of the following motions of the Earth is the slowest ?

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Earth’s polar axis changes direction very slowly, just like a spinning top. This effect is called precession and one full turn lasts almost 26,000 years.

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Counting outwards from the Sun, .....is the eighth planet of the Solar System.

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Which of the following planets turns on its axis in 24 hours and 37 minutes?

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After about another 12,000 years the axis of rotation of Earth will point at which of the following stars?

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In which part of the Solar System is the Sun located ?

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The Sun is

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What will happen if the Earth were to stop its rotatory motion on its axis ?

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The apparent motion of celestial objects like the stars, planets and satellites (as seen from the Earth) from east to west is

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Who wrote the book “The Harmonies of the World”?

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All of the following planets have lesser diameter than the Earth, except

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Which of the following planets reflects back to space the highest percentage of light it receives from the Sun compared to any other planet of the Solar System ?

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The number of constellations in the Milky Way Galaxy is

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Nearly what proportion of the total amount of Sun's energy coming to the Earth is directly reflected back into space by its top atmosphere ?

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The Sun consists mostly of

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The temperatures at the surface of the Sun and its centre are, respectively, about

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