181What is the difference between asteroids and comets? I. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material. II. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury. III. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not. Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(A) I and II Only
(B) I and III Only
(C) III Only
(D) I; II and III
182What is the direction of rotation of the earth on its axis?
(A) East to West
(B) South to North
(C) North to South
(D) West to East
183What is the distance around the earth at the Equator?
(A) 21000 km
(B) 16800 km
(C) 18600 km
(D) 12500 km
184What is the distance of the earth from the Sun?
(A) 107.7 million km
(B) 142.7 million km
(C) 146.6 million km
(D) 149.6 million km
185What is the distance of the earth from the Sun?
(A) 107. 7 million km
(B) 142. 7 million km
(C) 146. 6 million km
(D) 149. 6 million km
186What is the full form of ASLV?
(A) Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
(B) Automatic Satellite Launch Vehicle
(C) Aero Space Launch Vehicle
(D) Area Satellite Launch Vehicle
187What is the geographical term for land's end, that tip of land which projects into the sea?
(A) A headland
(B) A spit
(C) A peninsula
(D) A cape
188What is the most accurate description of the shape of the earth?
(A) a geoid
(B) a spherical
(C) an oblate sphere
(D) a flat disc
189What is the name given to the widened rivermouth found at the point a river enters the sea?
190What is the name of 'brightest Planet'?
191What is the name of the planet which takes 88 days to make one revolution of the Sun?
192What is the position of the moon called when it la farthest from the earth?
193What is the primary cause of seasonal change on the surface of the earth?
(A) Earth's revolution and inclination of its axis
(C) Earth's rotation and inclination of its axis
194What is the primary cause of the day and night?
(C) Inclination of the earth's axis
(D) Geoid shape of the earth
195What is the shape of our galaxy 'Milky Way'?
196What is the Southern Cross?
(A) Position of the Sun during summer solstice
(B) Position of the vertical Sun during winter solstice
(C) A star showing the position of the South Pole
(D) Point of intersection of Antarctic Circle and the Prime Meridian
197What is the time difference for every degree of longitude?
(A) Eight minutes
(B) Ten minutes
(C) Four minutes
(D) Twelve minutes
198What is the unit of measurement of distance between celestial bodies?
(A) Light year
(B) Nautical mile
(C) Statute mile
199What is true about Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)?
(A) It was developed and operated by indigenously in India
(B) It was developed in collaboration with Russia.
(C) It was developed in collaboration with USA.
(D) It was developed in collaboration with USA & UK.
200What la the difference between a gulf and a bay?
(A) A gulf is big and a bay is small
(B) A gulf is at a rivermouth and a bay is not
(C) A bay is surrounded by cliffs and a gulf by lowland
(D) Both are part of the sea that extend considerably into the land; but a bay usually has a wider entrance than a gulf
201What meridian is the International Date Line?
(A) The 180◦ meridian
(B) The 0◦ meridian
(C) The 90◦ meridian
(D) The 135◦ meridian
202What part of the moon's surface can be visible from the earth?
203What portion of the moon is visible from the earth's surface?
204What portion of the moon is visible from the earth's surface?
205What proportion of the mass of the earth does the mass of the Moon equal?
206What was the Chandrayan I……. .
(A) An earth observation satellite
(B) Lunar Probe
(C) Navigation satellite
(D) Geo stationary satellite
207When a year divisible by 4 and not divisible by 400 is called?
(A) Siderial Year
(B) Solar Year
(C) Cosmic Year
(D) Leap Year
208When dees the Summer Solstice occur?
(A) July 23
(B) June 21
(C) May 20
(D) April 31
209When does the Vernal Equinox occur?
(A) December 25
(B) March 21
(C) February 28
(D) January 14
210When is army day observed in India?
(A) 4 dec.
(B) 15 jan.
(C) 28 feb
(D) 1 dec.
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