Q.1) This theory cites the cigar shaped arrangement of the planets in its support. Identify it from the given options.

A. Nebular hypothesis
B. Tidal hypothesis (Correct Answer)
C. Tetrahedral theory
D. None of these

Q.2) Which of the following statement is true about ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone)?

A. it is also termed as the horse latitudes
B. it is the zone of convergence of westerlies
C. it is the zone of convergence of the trade winds (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

Q.3) The equatorial westerlies set in Northern hemisphere lies in the month of?

A. January
B. February (Correct Answer)
C. May
D. June

Q.4) These places will have a time behind GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Identify them from the given options.

1. Mumbai
2. Johannesburg
3. Montreal
4. Los Angeles

A. Only 1
B. 2 and 3
C. Only 3
D. 3 and 4 (Correct Answer)

Q.5) The nebular hypothesis that explained the origin of earth was put forth by?

A. Bohr
B. Rutherford
C. Laplace (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

Q.6) Among the following, which statement does not prove the spherical shape of the earth?

A. The sunrise is not visible from all places at the same time
B. The shadow of the earth at the time of the solar eclipse is circular (Correct Answer)
C. If the earth were flat one would come across some sharp edges
D. None of the above

Q.7) The relationship between solar day & sidereal day is?

A. Solar day is longer than sidereal day (Correct Answer)
B. Solar day is shorter than sidereal day
C. Both are equal
D. There is no relationship between the two

Q.8) The relative position of the sun, moon, and earth at the time of solar eclipse is?

A. The sun and moon are in conjunction (Correct Answer)
B. The sun and moon are in opposition
C. They make an equilateral triangle
D. None of these

Q.7) What is one Astronomical Unit?

A. The average distance between Earth and the Sun (Correct Answer)
B. The average distance between Earth and the Moon
C. The average distance between Jupiter and the Sun
D. The average distance between Mars and the Sun

Q.9) How much surface of the moon is visible from earth?

A. About 59% (Correct Answer)
B. About 20%
C. About 44%
D. About 60%

Q.10) The relative position of earth, moon and sun during a lunar eclipse is?

A. The sun and moon area in opposition (Correct Answer)
B. The lines joining the earth & sun and the earth & moon make a right angle
C. The three make an equilateral triangle
D. None of these

Q.11) Which among the following planet/planets will experience sunrise in the West direction if we assume the directions similar to those on the earth?

i. Uranus
ii. Venus
iii. Mercury
iv. Saturn

A. i and ii (Correct Answer)
B. ii and iv
C. i and iv
D. iii and iv

Q.12) On this day, the minimum distance between the sun and the earth occurs. Identify the day.

A. January 25
B. May 16
C. January 3 (Correct Answer)
D. February 15

Q.13) The earth is said to be in __________ on the day when the sun is nearest to the earth.

A. perihelion (Correct Answer)
B. aphelion
C. perigee
D. apogee

Q.14) On which day is the earth at its maximum distance from the sun?

A. September 12
B. July 4 (Correct Answer)
C. August 25
D. February 22

Q.15) __________ is the unit of measurement of the distances of stars from the earth.

A. fathoms
B. light year (Correct Answer)
C. kilometres
D. nautical miles

Q.16) How much time does the light takes to reach the earth from the nearest star?

A. 45 seconds
B. 40 minutes
C. 4.3 years (Correct Answer)
D. 430 minutes

Q.17) One of the propounders of 2-star theory of origin of earth was?

A. Kant
B. Jeffreys (Correct Answer)
C. Rutherford
D. Bohr

Q.18) The _______ theory tries to explain the distribution of continents and oceans.

A. Tetrahedral theory (Correct Answer)
B. Nebular hypothesis
C. Binary star theory
D. None of these

Q.19) ___________ is known as the 'Bread Basket' of the world?

A. the Mediterranean region
B. the steppe region (Correct Answer)
C. the equatorial region
D. None of these

Q.20) The two volcanic islands in Indian Territory are __________ and ___________.

A. Great Andaman and Little Nicobar
B. Pam ban and Barren
C. Narcondam and Barren (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

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