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The earth revolves round the sun in its orbit by approximately ________
1° per day
2° per day
3° per day
5° per day
The equatorial circumference is greater than the polar circumference by approximately ________
Why does Russia have many local time differences?
Because it keeps trade relations with many countries of the world
Because it experiences a wide range of climatic conditions
Because of its long east-west stretches
Because it is divided into a number of states on political grounds
Lunar eclipse does not occur every month because ________
The sun's orbit is not always in the same plane as the moon
The moon revolves at a slower speed than the earth
The moon's orbit is not all the time in the same plane as the earth
None of these
A person sets off from Alaska on a Tuesday and reaches New Zealand the next day which will be ________
How many Geo-synchronous satellites are required for uninterrupted world broadcasting?
What is known as High Pressure Subtropical Latitude?
Consider the following statements:
1. The tropical year is shorter than the sidereal year.
2. The solar day is longer than the sidereal day.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
The Synchronous satellite moves around the Earth from
East to West
West to East
North to South
South to North
What is 'Sidereal Day'?
The day on which the duration of sunshine is the maximum
The day on which the duration of sunshine and darkness are equal
The time during which the earth makes a complete rotation on its axis in respect of the fixed stars
The day on which the sun reaches its maximum distance from the equator
World's longest land border is between which two contries?
Australia and New Zealand
India and China
Switzerland and Italy
Canada and USA
What is the term used for the day on 23 September when day and night are equal throughout the world?
When it is noon along 82° 30' longitude, along what degree of longitude it will be 6.30 a.m.?
Along 165° E
Along 67° 30' W
0° E or W
Along 82° 31' W
The Gutenberg discontinuity is between ________
The crust and the mantle
The upper and lower mantles
The outer core and the lower mantle
The inner and outer cores
The approximate circumference of the Earth is
Which of the following are true regarding equinoxes?
1. They occur on March 21st and September 23rd
2. They depict equal days and equal nights on March 21st and September 23rd on all places of the earth
3. All places on the earth have equal temperature during equinoxes.
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
In the earliest days when life originated on earth, the atmosphere contained ________
Oxygen in fixed form
Oxygen bound to carbon
Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occurs on ________
Solar eclipse occurs when ________
Earth comes between sun and moon
Moon is at right angle to the earth
Moon comes between sun and earth
Sun comes between moon and earth
Which of the following statements is correct ?
1. All meridians are of the same length
2. All latitudes are of the same length
3. The Prime Meridian is the longest meridian
4. The Equator is the longest latitude
1 and 2
2 and 3
3 and 4
1 and 4
Which of these statements are correct?
1. Ocean currents are the slow-surface movement of water in the ocean
2. Ocean currents assist in maintaining the Earth's heat balance
3. Ocean currents are set in motion primarily by prevailing winds
4. Ocean current are affected by the configuration of the ocean
1 and 2
2, 3 and 4
1, 3 and 4
1, 2, 3 and 4
________ is a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streams of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or southern magnetic pole
The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through ________
The mapping of which of the following is most difficult ?
Plateaus and Plains
Interior of the Earth
Oceans and their depth
The speed of rotation of the earth is ________
Which of the following statements is true?
Arctic circle, antarctic circle and equator are great circles
Both equator and longitudes are great circles
Both latitudes and longitudes are great circles
Both equator and latitudes are great circles
The area of the Earth's total surface is of the order of ________.
510 million square kilometres
450 million square kilometres
400 million square kilometres
350 million square kilometres
The distance of the equator from either of the poles is ________
The Earth rotates-around an axis pointing towards ________
The pole star
When a ship crosses Date line from west to east ________
It loses one day
It gains one day
It loses half a day
It gains half a day
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