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Geography general knowledge. Do you know what ‘Siderial Day’ is? If you think you do, test yourself in our quiz. Are you ready?


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How good is your geography general knowledge? Dare to try?

  • Question /

    Geostationary orbit is at a height of:

    • 6 km
    • 1000 km
    • 3600 km
    • 36,000 km
  • Question /

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

    • 22 km
    • 36 km
    • 41 km
    • 53 km
  • Question /

    The earth is at the least distance from the sun (Perihelion) on:

    • December 22nd
    • January 3rd
    • July 4th
    • June 21st
  • Question /

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

    • June 21st
    • January 3rd
    • July 4th
    • September 23rd
  • Question /

    Which part of the earth’s surface receives the highest amount of insolation?

    • Tropical deserts
    • Equatorial region
    • Savanna region
    • No such criteria
  • Question /

    Which of the following best describes longitude?

    • An imaginary line joining north and south poles
    • The distance between a place east or west of the Greenwich Meridian
    • The angular distance east or west of the Greenwich meridian
    • The position of a place on earth’s surface with reference to the Prime Meridian
  • Question /

    The core of the Earth is made up of:

    • mainly of iron in the liquid form
    • mainly of nickel in the liquid form
    • both iron and silica in the liquid form
    • both iron and magnesium in the plastic state
  • Question /

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

    • Change of seasons
    • length of days and nights
    • Determination of latitudes
    • Change in the direction of winds and ocean currents
  • Question /

    Latitude and longitude both:

    • pass through poles
    • run parallel to the equator
    • run parallel to each other
    • run perpendicular to each other
  • Question /

    The point in the orbit of a moon that is farthest from the Earth and at which the moon’s velocity is at a minimum, the known as:

    • Apehelion
    • Apigee
    • Umbra
    • Perihelion
  • Question /

    Which of the following is not an effect produced by rotation of earth?

    • It causes days and nights
    • All heavenly bodies like sun, moon, planets appear to move from East to West
    • Winds change their directions
    • Poles have days and nights of 6 months duration
  • Question /

    What is ‘Siderial Day’?

    • The day on which the duration of sunshine is the maximum
    • The day on which the duration of sunshine and darkness are equal
    • The time during which the earth makes a complete rotation on its axis in respect of the fixed stars
    • The day on which the sun reaches its maximum distance from the equator
  • Question /

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

    • January
    • March
    • June
    • September
  • Question /

    Antipodes are:

    • lines joining places having a time difference of 12 hours
    • places diametrically opposite on earth’s surface
    • places located at a point where degree of latitude is equal to degree of longitude
    • lines joining places having the same depths
  • Question /

    Which of the following pairs of metals are supposed to constitute the internal core of the earth?

    • Chromium and Iron
    • Magnesium and Lead
    • Iron and Copper
    • Nickel and Iron

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Eric Brown

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