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Physical Geography SET II

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Who discovered the Solar System?

  • Copernicus
  • Kepler
  • Aryabhatta
  • Newton
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How many kilometres are represented by 1o of latitude?

  • 321 km
  • 211 km
  • 111 km
  • 91 km
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Average distance from the Sun to Earth is - 

  • 150 million km
  • 57.8 million km
  • 227.9 million km
  • 778.2 million km
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Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the Earth's crust?

  • Silicon
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon
  • Calcium
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The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from - 

  • West to East
  • East and West of the prime meridian
  • Poles to equator
  • Equator to pole
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The Sun is never overhead at any time in - 

  1. North temperate zone
  2. South temperate zone
  3. North frigid zone
  4. Torrid zone

  • 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 2 and 3
  • All of the above
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Which of the following statements with regard to the term 'great circle' is not correct?

  • Equator is a great circle
  • A ship can save fuel and time by following the great circle are between two points
  • Only one great circle can be drawn on a sphere
  • A great circle results when a plane passes through the centre of a sphere
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The term 'syzygy' is referred to when the - 

  • Earth is at perihelion and moon at perigee
  • Eath is at apehelion and moon at apogee
  • Moon and Sun are at right angles with reference to the Earth
  • Moon, Sun and Earth lie along a staright line
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Which among the following areas is conducive for well irrigation?

  • Rocky and uneven surface of Peninsular India
  • Dry tracts of Rajasthan and Gujarat
  • Brackish groundwater region of Uttar Pradesh
  • Deltaic regions of Mahanadi, Godavari and Krishna
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Statement I: Insolation is greatest, when the Sun is directly overhead and the Sun's rays are vertical.

Statement II: When the Sun is lower in the sky, the same amount of solar energy spreads over a greater area of ground surface, so insolation is lower.

  • Both the statement are true and statement II is the correct explanation of statement I
  • Both the statements are true, but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
  • Statement I is true, but Statement II is false
  • Statement I is false, but Statement II is true
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