General knowledge(GK)/Earth Multiple Choice Questions Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:

1.Along the Equator

2.At the North Pole

3. Along the Tropic of Cancer

4.Along the Arctic Circle


Question:
 If news is broadcast from London at 10:30 AM, at what time it will be heard at Baghdad (45°E)?

1.7:30 am

2.9:00 am

3.1:30 pm

4.12:00 Noon


Question:
 Latitude and longitude both ________

1.Pass through poles

2. Run parallel to the equator

3.Run parallel to each other

4.Run perpendicular to each other


Question:
 Light from the Sun reaches us in nearly

1.8 min.

2.4 min.

3.2 min.

4.6 min.


Question:
 The region which is resistant to the transformation of macro structure, is called?

1.Firm structure

2.Ancient structure

3.Tectonic plate

4.Shield


Question:
 The sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the ________

1.Zenith

2.Solstice

3.Equinox

4.Noontime


Question:
 Which one of the following would have occurred if the earth had not been inclined on its own axis?

1.All the seasons would have been of same duration

2. The seasons would not have changed

3.The summers would have been of longer duration

4.The winters would have been of longer duration


Question:
 Which star is nearest to the Earth?

1.Sun

2.Alpha Centauri

3.Pole star

4.Chitra


Question:
. When it is 12 noon at Greenwich, what is the time at New York (74° W) ?

1.4.56 p.m.

2.4.56 a.m

3. 7.04 p.m.

4.7.04 a.m.


Question:
A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. is heard at New York on ________

1.Tuesday at 8.35 p.m.

2.The same day at 7.30 p.m.

3.The same day at 7:30 a.m.

4.Sunday at 8.35 p.m.


Question:
At 12 noon of December 21, you observe that you cast no shadow as you stand in bright sunlight. So you must be, somewhere near _____

1.The Arctic Circle

2.The Tropic of Cancer

3.The Tropic of Capricorn

4.The South Pole


Question:
Earth is revolving around the sun

1.Earth is revolving around the sun

2.Earth is inclined towards its orbital plane

3.Earth is rotating

4.None of these


Question:
For a time difference of two hours, the longitudinal distance will be equal to ________.

1.15°

2.30°

3.45°

4.60°


Question:
Geostationary orbit is at a height of ________

1.6 km

2.1000 km C.

3.3600 km

4.36000 km


Question:
How old is Earth, It is decided by which of the following processes?

1.Geologic Time Scale

2.Radiometric Dating

3.Gravity Method

4.Fossil Dating


Question:
If the earth’s direction of rotation is reversed, what would be the IST when it is noon at the International Date Line?

1.06.30 hrs

2.05.30 hrs

3.18.30 hrs

4.17.30 hrs


Question:
Insolation heats up the land masses more quickly than the water bodies because ________

1.Water is liquid

2.Landmasses are solid

3. Water needs more energy to get warm

4.Rocks are bad conductors of heat


Question:
On the 21st June, the day light is seen at the North Pole for ________

1.Zero hrs.

2.12 hrs.

3.18 hrs.

4.24 hrs.


Question:
Owing to the equatorial bulge and the polar flattening, the polar radius of the earth falls short of the equatorial radius by about ____

1.22 km

2.36 km

3.41 km

4.53 km


Question:
Study the following diagram and say which of the given statements is not correct regarding it ____

1.It shows the earth’s orbital position on 21st June

2. All parallels in the northern hemisphere have days equal to nights

3. There is continuous day north of the Arctic Circle

4.South of the equator the length of the day decreases with increasing latitude


Question:
The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from ________

1.West to east

2.East and west of the prime meridian

3.Poles to equator

4.Equator to poles


Question:
The distance between the earth and the sun is smallest in the month of ________

1.January

2.March

3.June

4.September


Question:
The Earth is an oblate spheroid and not a perfect sphere. This is because ,1. the Earth has a rotational motion and the rotational speed increases as one goes from the Poles towards the Equator.,2. the Equator experiences greater gravitational pull from the Sun.,3. the intensity of sunlight received at the Equator is greater than that at the Poles.

1.1 only

2.1 and 2

3.3 only

4.1 2 and 3


Question:
The earth is at the largest distance from the sun (Apehelion) on ________

1.June 21st

2.January 3rd

3.July 4th

4.September 23rd


Question:
The International Date Line passes through ________

1.Bering strait

2.Gibraltar strait

3.Florida strait

4.Malacca strait


Question:
The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the plane of

1.Axis of the Earth

2.Equator

3.North pole

4.South pole


Question:
The light of Sun takes how much time to reach to Earth

1.8 hours 20 seconds

2.8 minutes 20 seconds

3.8 seconds

4.20 seconds


Question:
The longest circle which can be drawn on the earth’s surface passes through ________

1.Equator

2.Tropic of Cancer

3.Arctic Circle

4.Tropic of Capricorn


Question:
The Map showing the speciality of the surface of any area is called as

1.Relief Map

2.Area Map

3.Thematic Map

4.Geographic Map


Question:
The position of a planet when it is nearest to the Sun, is called _

1. Perihelion

2.Apihelion

3.Apigee

4.Perigee


Question:
The position of the sun is annually twice overhead at Singapore because of the ________

1.Rotation of the earth B.

2.Revolution of the earth

3. Elliptical path of the earth’s orbit

4.Parallelism of inclined axis of the earth


Question:
The revelations of a satellite photograph of the earth are as follows:,1. the Southern hemisphere bulges slightly more than the Northern hemisphere,2. it is slightly pear shaped ellipsoid of rotation,3. the polar axis of the earth is slightly shorter than the equatorial axis,4. the equatorial circumference is about 40,000km,Which of the above statements are correct ?

1. 1 2 and 3

2. 1 2 3 and 4

3.1 2 and 4

4.. 2 3 and 4


Question:
The science of drawing map is called

1.Cartography

2.Geography

3.Topology

4.Geology


Question:
The seasonal contrasts are maximum in ________

1. Low latitudes

2.Mid-latitudes

3.Sub tropics

4.High latitudes


Question:
The Sun shines vertically on the equator ________

1.Throughout the year

2. For six months

3.Twice a year

4.Once a year


Question:
The time of Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich time Cairo is situated at ________

1.27° East

2.27° West

3. 30° East

4.30° West


Question:
Tides in the sea have stored in them _____

1.Hydraulic energy

2.Kinetic energy

3. Gravitational potential energy

4.A combination of all the above three forms of energy


Question:
What is the approximate equatorial circumference of the earth?

1.30000 Km

2.35000 Km

3.40000 Km

4.45000 Km


Question:
What is the difference between the Local time and Greenwich time one degree longitude?

1.2 minutes

2.4 minutes

3.6 minutes

4.8 minutes


Question:
What is the name of the maps, natural and manmade, portray the large forms?

1.Thematic Maps

2.Atlas Maps

3.Graffito

4.Topographic Maps


Question:
What percentage of insolation is received by the earth’s surface?

1.0.47

2.0.51

3. 0.66

4.0.87


Question:
When it is 8 P.M. in Tokyo, what is the time at Panama Canal which is located at 180° W of it?

1.4.00 P.M

2. 8.00

3.M.

4.12.00 E.M.


Question:
Which among the following statments is true regarding International Date Line?

1.It is 180° Longitude

2.It is a straight line

3.It is a big circle

4.It is a curved line beyond Earth


Question:
Which of the following countries are located on the Greenwich Meridian?,1. Algeria,2. Germany,3. Guinea,4. Iceland

1.1 only

2.2 only

3.1 2 and 3

4.1 3 and 4


Question:
Which of the following is the International Date line?

1. Equator

2.0° longitude

3.90° eastern longitude

4.180° longitude


Question:
Which of these is the longest?

1.0° Meridian

2.180° E-W

3.90° E

4.All are equal


Question:
Which of these statements are correct? ,1. Prime Meridian passes through Greenwich and is at 0° Longitude.,2. International Date Line, on the map appears as a straight line along 180° Longitude.,3. While crossing International Date Line from east to west, one gains a day.,4. Tropic of Cancer lies at Latitude.

1.1 2 3 and 4

2. 1 2 and 4

3.1 and 3

4.1 and 4


Question:
Which one of the following is not the effect of the revolution of the Earth.

1.Change of seasons

2. Length of days and nights

3.Determination of latitudes

4.Change in the direction of winds and ocean currents


Question:
Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given continents in the decreasing order of their percentage of Earth’s land?

1.North America – Africa – South America – Europe

2.Africa – North America – South America – Europe

3.North America – Africa – Europe – South America

4.Africa – North America – Europe – South America


Question:
Who proposed Continental drift theory?

1.Alfred Wegener

2.Alfred Worwick

3.Alfred Hanks

4.Alfred Mane


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