Universe

  1. In which part of the Solar System is the Sun located?
    (A) At the top of the system
    (B) Atthe bottom of the system
    (C) At the left hand comer of the system
    (D) Approximately at the centre of the system
  2. Show Answer (D) Approximately at the centre of the system

  3. Which is the centre of the Solar System?
    (A) Ablack hole
    (B) Sunspot
    (C) Earth
    (D) Sun

  4. Solar eclipse takes place when?
    (A) the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth
    (B) the Earth comes In between the Sun and the Moon'
    (C) the Sun comes in-between the Moon andthe Earth
    (D) None of the above
  5. Show Answer (A) the Moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth

  6. All the planets, except one, in the Solar System rotate on their axes from west to east. Which is the exception?
    (A) Earth
    (B) Mars
    (C) Saturn
    (D) Venus

  7. A simple instrument by which solar time (based on the Sun's motion) at any instant can be found by finding the position ..of shadow cast by a rod on a graduated plate is called?
    (A) Chronometer
    (B) Micrometer
    (C) Sun dial
    (D) Transit circle

  8. Which is the most dense planet of solar system?
    (A) Jupiter
    (B) Neptune
    (C) Earth
    (D) Saturn

  9. The time at any point on the earth's surface calculated when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky is ~own as?
    (A) Local Time
    (B) Sidereal Time
    (C) Solar Time
    (D) Standard Time
  10. Show Answer (A) Local Time

  11. The moon has no atmosphere because?
    (A) no atmosphere ever formed there
    (B) the rocky surface completely absorbed the gases
    (C) due to the low temperature; gases have condensed
    (D) its gravitational pull is not strong enough to hold an atmosphere
  12. Show Answer (D) its gravitational pull is not strong enough to hold an atmosphere

  13. Which of the following statements about the Sun in the celestial sphere or its role in the Solar System is not correct?
    (A) It is a medium-sized star of average brightness among millions of other stars
    (B) It revolves round the nine planets in the Solar System
    (C) The motion of all the members of the Solar System is governed mainly by the gravitational forc
    (D) All the above statements are correct
  14. Show Answer (B) It revolves round the nine planets in the Solar System

  15. Which of the following statements in regard to the planets of the Solar System is not correct?
    (A) All the planets are made of rock and metal
    (B) All the planets move around the Sun from west to east
    (C) All the planets revolve round the Sun in different elliptical orbits
    (D) All the planets shine because they reflect the light of the Sun.
  16. Show Answer (B) All the planets move around the Sun from west to east

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