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Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 1

Which of the following planets is farthest from the Sun ?    

Detailed Solution for Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 1

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.

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 2

Which of the following planets is the biggest ?    

Detailed Solution for Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 2

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.

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 3

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

Detailed Solution for Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 3

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).

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - 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.

Of the inner planets, Mercury and Venus have no natural satellites; Earth has one large natural satellite, known as the Moon; and Mars has two tiny natural satellites, Phobos and Deimos.

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - 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.

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - 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 ?    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 7

When and by whom were the rings of Saturn discovered ?    

Detailed Solution for Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 7

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 8

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 9

The visible part of the Sun is called    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 10

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 11

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - 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 ?    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 13

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 14

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 15

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 16

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 17

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 18

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 19

The Sun shines vertically on the Equator    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 20

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 21

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - 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    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 23

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

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 24

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is greatest during    

Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 25

Which is the brightest planet as seen from the Earth ?    

Detailed Solution for Practice Test: World Geography - 10 - Question 25

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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