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Smallest planet of our Solar System is _____.

A. Pluto

B. Earth

C. Venus

D. Mercury

Correct Answer :

A. Pluto


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Which planet has the largest equatorial radius?

A. Jupiter

B. Saturn

C. Mars

D. Earth

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What 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

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How many of the following statements are true?
1. Mean Solar Day is greater than Sidereal Day approximately by 4 minutes.
2. Earth's rotational velocity is decreasing.
3. Planets are arranged according to their increasing distance from the sun as follo

A. 3 and 4

B. 1, 3 and 4

C. 1 and 2

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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On which date is the Earth in 'perihelion'?

A. January-3

B. June-21

C. July-4

D. December-22

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What is the unit of measurement of distance between celestial bodies?

A. Light year

B. Nautical mile

C. Statute mile

D. Kilometre

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The axis of Mars la inclined at an angle of

A. 25°

B. 30°

C. 35°

D. 15°

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What 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

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Earth ranks _____ in the Solar System away from the Sun.

A. 5th

B. 4th

C. 6th

D. 3rd

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How much time is taken by the Moon in completing one revolution around the Earth?

A. 27 days

B. 29 days

C. 29.32 days

D. 27.32 days

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When dees the Summer Solstice occur?

A. July 23

B. June 21

C. May 20

D. April 31

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The term 'syzygy' is referred to when the

A. Earth is at prihelion and Moon at perigee

B. Earth is at aphelion and Moon at apogee

C. Moon and Sun are at right angles with reference to the Earth

D. Moon, Sun and Earth lie along a straight line

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The word 'satellite' means _____.

A. wanderer

B. settlement

C. light

D. a smaller companion to anything

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A swarm of small bodies in between the two Planets of Solar System is called 'asteroids' which are those two Planets?

A. Mars and Jupiter

B. Earth and Venus

C. Neptune and Pluto

D. Jupiter and Saturn

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Which of the following are the Inner Planets?
1. Mercury
2. Venus
3. Earth
4. Mars

A. Only 1

B. 1 and 2

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Orion and Great Bear stand for ______.

A. star

B. planet

C. Solar System

D. Constellation

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Planet with nearly equal rotation and revolution time to the earth is _____.

A. Venus

B. Mercury

C. Uranus

D. Mars

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Smallest planet of our Solar System is _____.

A. Pluto

B. Earth

C. Venus

D. Mercury

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What proportion of the mass of the earth does the mass of the Moon equal?

A. 1/81

B. 1/18

C. 1/27

D. 1/72

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Oldest object in the Solar System is __.

A. Titania

B. Titan

C. Miranda

D. Europa

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The solar eclipse takes place when

A. The Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon

B. The Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth

C. The Sun comes between the Earth and the Moon

D. The Planets of the Solar System lies on the same plane

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Which planet is called 'red planet'?

A. Mars

B. Jupiter

C. Mercury

D. Venus

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What is the distance around the earth at the Equator?

A. 21,000 km

B. 16,800 km

C. 18,600 km

D. 12,500 km

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Which star la called the brightest star (Dog star)?

A. Sirius

B. Proxima Centaury

C. Orion

D. Pole Star

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The planet of lowest density (0.69) is __ .

A. Jupiter

B. Saturn

C. Neptune

D. Pluto

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Sun revolves around galaxy once in every 250 million years, this length of time is called _____.

A. Cosmic or Galactic Year

B. Mean Solar Year

C. Sidereal Year

D. Leap Year

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The atmospheric� pressure on the surface of Venus is more than__ times the atmospheric pressure of the Earth.

A. 90

B. 80

C. 50

D. 100

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Sunspots are

A. undulations on the solar surface

B. huge magnetic storms on the solar surface

C. places with adequate sunshine

D. places of tourist importance

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What meridian is the International Date Line?

A. The 180° meridian

B. The O° meridian

C. The 90° meridian

D. The 135° meridian

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Which of the following statements are true?
1. Inner Planets are alternatively called Terrestrial Planets.
2. Outer Planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. All four Outer Planets are considered as Great Planets.
3. Pluto is also considered as

A. 1, 2 and 4

B. 1 and 4

C. 1, 3 and 4

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Distance between the Moon and the Earth is
1. Approximately 386000 km
2. 1.25 light seconds

A. Only 1

B. Only 2

C. Both land 2

D. None of these