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1.
Which planet in the solar system has most moons?
  • A.
    Uranus
  • C.
    Mercury
  • B.
    Jupiter
  • D.
    Saturn
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2.
The spring tides,when the tides are most pronounced, occur on
  • A.
    New Moon Days
  • C.
    When the moon is in Quadrature
  • B.
    Full Moon Days
  • D.
    both (A) and (B)
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3.
On the Full Moon Day when the Sun is in Scorpio the moon is called
  • A.
    the Harvest Moon
  • C.
    Full Moon
  • B.
    the Hunters Moon
  • D.
    None
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Answer : [B]
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4.
On a certain full Moon day when the Sun is in Libra the Moon will rise exactly when the Sun sets. The Moon on that night is called
  • A.
    the Harvest Moon
  • C.
    Full Moon
  • B.
    the Hunters Moon
  • D.
    None
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Answer : [A]
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5.
A few days before and also after the Full Moon, her luminosity is more than a semi-circle,she is said to be
  • A.
    crescent
  • C.
    gibbous
  • B.
    quadrature
  • D.
    none
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6.
Master Control facility to track satellites in India is at
  • A.
    Thumba
  • C.
    Hassan
  • B.
    Sriharikota
  • D.
    Dharwad
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7.
The gravitational pull on the Moon is
  • A.
    Twice than that of the Earth
  • C.
    1/6 of the Earth
  • B.
    1/4 of the Earth
  • D.
    1/2 of the Earth
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8.
Can you see a star between the horns of a Crescent Moon ?
  • A.
    Yes, Always
  • C.
    No
  • B.
    Yes, Sometimes
  • D.
    Maybe
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9.
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
  • C.
    Sun dial
  • B.
    Micrometer
  • D.
    Transit circle
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Answer : [C]
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10.
The time taken by the Earth to rotate once about its axis is called
  • A.
    Sidereal day
  • C.
    Mean solar day
  • B.
    solar day
  • D.
    Mean sidereal day
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11.
When the luminous Moon looks exactly like a semi-cirlce, she is said to be
  • A.
    crescent
  • C.
    gibbous
  • B.
    quadrature
  • D.
    none
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Answer : [B]
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12.
Of 1900,2000,2100,2200 the leap year is
  • A.
    1900
  • C.
    2100
  • B.
    2000
  • D.
    2200
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13.
A century year is a leap year
  • A.
    if it is divisible by 4
  • C.
    if it is divisible 10
  • B.
    if it is divisible by 2
  • D.
    always
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14.
The calendar is based on the
  • A.
    Solar year
  • C.
    Tropical year
  • B.
    Sidereal year
  • D.
    Civil year
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15.
In the southern hemisphere, the hottest period is
  • A.
    1st week of January
  • C.
    1st week of July
  • B.
    1st week of February
  • D.
    1st week of August
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16.
June 22, when the Sun is on the Tropic of Cancer, is the longest day. if it is in the northern hemisphere it is
  • A.
    the hottest day
  • C.
    cold day
  • B.
    not the hottest day
  • D.
    neither very cold nor very hot
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17.
When it is spring in the Northern hemisphere, in the southern hemisphere it is
  • A.
    spring
  • C.
    autumn
  • B.
    summer
  • D.
    winter
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18.
On June 22 and December22, the Sun is away from the Earth; these two days are called
  • A.
    solstices
  • C.
    apogees
  • B.
    equinoxes
  • D.
    perigees
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19.
On March 21 and September23, the Sun crosses the equator. The two days are called
  • A.
    solstices
  • C.
    apogees
  • B.
    equinoxes
  • D.
    perigees
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20.
The length of time between the rising and setting of the Sun at all places on the Earth is
  • A.
    equal to 12 hrs
  • C.
    less than 12 hrs
  • B.
    greater than 12 hrs
  • D.
    depends upon the latitude of the place
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21.
Even though Pluto is usually the farthest planet, its path is highly ecliptical, crossing inside the path of some other planets. As a result, for a period of twenty years from 1979, the farthest planet is not Pluto, but
  • A.
    Neptune
  • C.
    Saturn
  • B.
    Uranus
  • D.
    Jupiter
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22.
The time taken by the Uranus to revolve round the Sun is approximately
  • A.
    76 Years
  • C.
    84 Years
  • B.
    80 Years
  • D.
    90 Years
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23.
Which star is brighter Sun ?
  • A.
    Sirius
  • C.
    Egin Star
  • B.
    Vega
  • D.
    None
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24.
How much time is required for the sunlight to reach the earth ?
  • A.
    8 min
  • B.
    8 min 15 secs
  • C.
    1 hour
  • D.
    24 hours
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25.
Which planet was first found in space ?
  • A.
    Sun
  • C.
    Neptune
  • B.
    Pluto
  • D.
    Jupiter
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26.
Which of the following is responsible for life on the Earth ?
  • A.
    Sun
  • C.
    Jupiter
  • B.
    Moon
  • D.
    None
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27.
The Moon has no atmosphere because
  • A.
    Of its thinnes
  • C.
    It is close to the Sun
  • B.
    Emittance of no gases by its crust
  • D.
    None of the Above
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28.
Once in how many years calendars will be alike ?
  • A.
    10
  • C.
    20
  • B.
    12
  • D.
    100
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29.
Which planet has a lot of satellites ?
  • A.
    Saturn
  • C.
    Venus
  • B.
    Mercury
  • D.
    Moon
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30.
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
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31.
Who discovered the Earth's revolution ?
  • A.
    Copernicus
  • C.
    Galileo
  • B.
    Einstein
  • D.
    Bhaskara
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32.
Space Application Centre is in
  • A.
    Bangalore
  • C.
    Thumba
  • B.
    Ahmedabad
  • D.
    Thiruvananthapuram
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33.
When you go higher up in the atmosphere, the first layer of its known as
  • A.
    Hemisphere
  • C.
    Exosphere
  • B.
    Stratosphere
  • D.
    Troposphere
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34.
The rotation of the Earth causes
  • A.
    Tides
  • C.
    Solar Eclipse
  • B.
    Days and nights
  • D.
    Lunar Eclipse
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35.
The Theory of Expanding Universe was first propounded by
  • A.
    Einstein
  • C.
    Newton
  • B.
    Galileo
  • D.
    Hubble
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36.
If the Earth had no satellite of its own(ie. the Moon), which of the following phenomena will not occur?
  • A.
    Neap tide
  • C.
    Spring tie
  • B.
    Occean currents
  • D.
    All will not occur
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37.
A star which explodes and throws off a bright outer shell of gas is known as
  • A.
    Nova
  • C.
    Meteor
  • B.
    Comet
  • D.
    Nebulae
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38.
The biggest star in our galaxy is
  • A.
    Epsilon Aurigae
  • C.
    Sirius
  • B.
    Proxima Centauri
  • D.
    Sun
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39.
The nearest star to Earth(Excepting Sun) in our galaxy is
  • A.
    Epsilon indi
  • C.
    Sirius A
  • B.
    Proxima Centauri
  • D.
    GQ Andromedae
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40.
Who was the first to observe Sun spots ?
  • A.
    Galileo
  • C.
    Newton
  • B.
    Halley
  • D.
    None of the above
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41.
Which of the following planets takes very nearly the same time for a rotation on its own axis as does the Earth ?
  • A.
    Jupiter
  • C.
    Neptune
  • B.
    Mars
  • D.
    Uranus
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42.
In which year did man first step out o the moon ?
  • A.
    1969
  • C.
    1961
  • B.
    1965
  • D.
    1971
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43.
The largest number of natural satellites(or moons) that any one of the planets of the Solar System has is
  • A.
    5
  • C.
    17
  • B.
    16
  • D.
    None of the above
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44.
What quantity of hydrogen in the Sun is converted into helium every second ?
  • A.
    4 x 1011grams
  • C.
    2 x 1024
  • B.
    3 x 1018grams
  • D.
    2 x 1040
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45.
How many hydrogen nuclei combine to form a nucleus of helium in the Sun, with an attendant release of a gamma-ray photon ?
  • A.
    2
  • C.
    4
  • B.
    3
  • D.
    6
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46.
Titan, the largest Moon in the Solar System, is also the largest Moon of
  • A.
    Jupiter
  • C.
    Saturn
  • B.
    Mars
  • D.
    Uranus
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47.
What name is given to the path of the Sun amongst the stars in our galaxy ?
  • A.
    Celestial sphere
  • C.
    Elliptical path
  • B.
    Ecliptic
  • D.
    Zodiacal signs
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48.
The visible part of the Sun is called
  • A.
    Inonosphere
  • C.
    photosphere
  • B.
    Hydrosphere
  • D.
    Trotosphere
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49.
The radius of which of the following is 7 x 105 kilometers ?
  • A.
    Jupiter
  • C.
    Uranus
  • B.
    Saturn
  • D.
    Sun
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50.
The Sun shines vertically on the Equator
  • A.
    Throughout the year
  • C.
    Twice a year
  • B.
    Four times a year
  • D.
    Once a year
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