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Physical Geography SET I

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What is the difference between asteroids and comets?

  1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
  2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
  3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.

  • 1 and 2
  • 1 and 3
  • Only 3
  • All of these
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Satellite used for telecommunication relay are kept in a geostationary orbit. A satellite is said to be in such an orbit when (IAS 2011)

  1. the orbit is geosynchronous
  2. the orbit is circular
  3. the orbit lies in the plane of the Earth's equator
  4. the orbit is at an altitude of 22236 km

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  • 1,2 and 3
  • 1,3 and 4
  • 2 and 4
  • All of these
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Which of the following statements is the reason for season on the surface of the Earth?

  1. Rotation of the Earth
  2. Revolution of the Earth around the Sun
  3. The 23.5 degree inclination of the Earth's rotation axis with respect to the plane of the ecliptic
  4. Revolution of Earth in elliptical orbit around the Sun

  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
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A person stood alone in a desert on a dark night and wanted to reach his village which was situated 5 km east of the point where he was standing. He had no instruments to find the direction but he located the Polestar. The most convenient way now to reach his village is to walk in the (IAS 2012)

  1. direction keeping the polestar to his left
  2. di

  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
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On planet Earth, there is no centrifugal force at the - 

  • Equator
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Poles
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Which among the following planets is smaller in size than the Earth?

  • Neptune
  • Venus
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
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The nuclear fuel in the Sun is 

  • Helium
  • Uranium
  • Hydrogen
  • Oxygen
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Which planet has the longest day and the shortest year?

  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mercury
  • Jupiter
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Which of the following is the farthest planet to the Sun?

  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Earth
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Which is the closest star to Earth?

  • Sirius
  • Sun
  • Rigel
  • Deneb
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