Universe

  1. 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
  2. Show Answer (D) its gravitational pull is not strong enough to hold an atmosphere

  3. Which of the following is the brightest star in our Solar System?
    (A) Leo
    (B) Virgo
    (C) Sirius
    (D) Cancer

  4. The time taken by the Earth to rotate once about its axis is called?
    (A) Sidereal day
    (B) Solar day
    (C) Mean solar day
    (D) Mean sidereal day
  5. Show Answer (A) Sidereal day

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

  7. When does Solar Eclipse take place?
    (A) When the Moon is between the Jupiter and the Earth
    (B) When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth
    (C) When the temperature of the Sun reaches to a superlative degree
    (D) None of the above
  8. Show Answer (B) When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth

  9. Which of the following correctly describes the "Upsilon Andromedaes'?
    (A) It is the name of the new drug fabricated to cure AIDS as it prevents the growth of HIVs.
    (B) It –is a new device which will help medical professionals to see the internal functioning of k
    (C) It is the name of the new solar system discovered in the universe
    (D) This represents the name of the new rockets; which will be sent to study Jupiter and other pla
  10. Show Answer (C) It is the name of the new solar system discovered in the universe

  11. Which of the following planets has only one natural satellite (or Moon) as the Earth has?
    (A) Jupiter
    (B) Neptune
    (C) Pluto
    (D) Saturn

  12. The calendar is based on the?
    (A) Solar year
    (B) Sidereal year
    (C) Tropical year
    (D) Civil year
  13. Show Answer (A) Solar year

  14. Which part of the sun is visible during total solar eclipse?
    (A) Chromosphere
    (B) Photosphere
    (C) Corona
    (D) None of these

  15. 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

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