# Earth Quiz

Question 1. Zero degree latitude and zero degree longitude lies in the________.

(A) Pacific Ocean

(B) Indian Ocean

(C) Arctic Ocean

(D) Atlantic Ocean

(D) Atlantic Ocean

Question 2. Point of intersection of Equator and the prime Meridian is located at________.

(A) Pacific Ocean

(B) Morocco

(C) Ghana

(D) Atlantic Ocean

(D) Atlantic Ocean

Question 3. Correct Latitudinal position of a place that could be possible is________.

(A) 91º West

(B) 45º South

(C) 45º East

(D) 91º North

(B) 45º South

Question 4. Which of the following is not a great circle on the globe?

(A) 60º North Latitude

(B) 60º East longitude

(C) Prime meridition line

(D) Equator

(A) 60º North Latitude

Question 5. A plane starts flying from 30º Northern latitude and 50º Eastern longitude and lands at opposite end of the Earth, where will it land?

(A) 30º Southern latitude, 130º Western longitude

(B) 50º Northern latitude, 30º Western longitude

(C) 30º Southern latitude, 50º Western longitude

(D) 30º Northern latitude, 50º Western longitude

(D) 30º Northern latitude, 50º Western longitude

Question 6. Among the following cities which one lies in the farthest North?

(A) Rome

(B) New York

(C) New Delhi

(D) Beijing

(A) Rome

Question 7. If the difference of longitudes for the two places is 90º, then time interval between these places will be_________.

(A) 12 hrs

(B) 9 hrs

(C) 6 hrs

(D) 3 hrs

(B) 9 hrs

Question 8. When there is mid-day in the Greenwich, local time of a place is 5 O’ clock evening. At which of the following longitude (meridians) that place will be located?

(A) 150º W

(B) 150º E

(C) 75º W

(D) 75º E

(C) 75º W

Question 9. The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich. Hence, it is located at________.

(A) 28º W longitude

(B) 28º E longitude

(C) 30º E longitude

(D) 30º W longitude

(D) 30º W longitude

Question 10. When it is noon along 82º30′ E longitude along what degree of longitude it will be 6:30 a.m.?

(A) At 82º30′ West

(B) At 0º East or West

(C) At 67º30′ West

(D) At 165º East

(B) At 0º East or West

Question 11. Which one of the following longitudes alongwith the prime Meridian forms a great circle on the globe?

(A) 180º

(B) 90º W

(C) 90º E

(D) 0º

(A) 180º

Question 12. In the New Millennium first ray of the Sun was seen in which of the following Meridians of India?

(A) 93º 30′ E

(B) 92º30′ W

(C) 82º 30′ E

(D) 2º30′ W

(A) 93º 30′ E

Question 13. The basis of deciding standard time of any place is_______.

(A) Prime Meridian

(B) International Date Line

(C) Latitude

(D) Longitude

(A) Prime Meridian

Question 14. The Prime Meridian does not pass through______.

(A) Spain

(B) Niger

(C) France

(D) Algeria

(B) Niger

Question 15. Which one of the following Cities does not have the same clock time as that of the other three Cities at any given instant?

(B) Accra (Ghana)

(C) Lisbon (Portugal)

(D) London (UK)

Question 16. When there is noon at I.S.T. meridian people another place of the Earth are taking their 6 O’ clock morning tea. The longitude of the place is_____.

(A) 90º W

(B) 172º30′ E

(C) 7º30′ W

(D) 17º30′ E

(C) 7º30′ W

Question 17. A telegram was sent from Greenwich at 12:00 Noon. The time for transmission was 12 minutes. It reached a town at 6:00 p.m. The longitude of the town will be________.

(A) 97º W

(B) 87º W

(C) 87º E

(D) 97º E

(C) 87º E

Question 18. International Date line passes through_______.

(A) Atlantic ocean

(B) Pacific ocean

(C) Asia

(D) Africa

(B) Pacific ocean

Question 19. The shortest distance between two places on the globe is along_______.

(A) International Date Line

(B) Prime Meridian

(C) 45º S Latitude

(D) 45º N Latitude

(A) International Date Line

Question 20. If the Earth’s direction of rotation is reversed, what should be the IST when it is noon at the International Date Line?

(A) 17:30 hrs

(B) 18:30 hrs

(C) 05:30 hrs

(D) 06:30 hrs

(D) 06:30 hrs

Question 21. Which one of the following Straits is nearest to the International Date Line?

(A) Strait of Gibraltar

(B) Strait of Florida

(C) Bering Strait

(D) Malacca Strait

(C) Bering Strait

Question 22. A ship is moving from the Eastern side of Aleutian Islands towards Dutch harbor. It crosses 180º meridian on 1st January, 1999 at 23:30 hr. After crossing the meridian captain of the ship will note what time and date in his diary?

(A) January 4, 00:30 hr

(B) January 3, 00:30 hr

(C) January 2, 00:30 hr

(D) January 1, 00:30 hr

(C) January 2, 00:30 hr

Question 23. Captain of a ship moving Westward records the local time of 10:00 hrs Monday at 90º W. If the speed of the ship is the same as the speed of the rotation of the Earth, which of the following local time and day would be found by the captain at International date line?

(A) 16:00 hrs, Tuesday

(B) 10:00 hrs, Tuesday

(C) 10:00 hrs, Monday

(D) 04:00 hrs, Monday

(C) 10:00 hrs, Monday

Question 24. Which path must be followed by a Ship to move from one place to another in least time?

(A) Longitude

(B) Meridian

(C) Sea-breez

(D) Sea or Ocean Current

(B) Meridian

Question 25. The latitude at which ‘Annual Range of Temperature’ remains minimum is_______.

(A) North Pole Circle

(B) Tropic of Capricorn

(C) Tropic of Cancer

(D) Equator

(D) Equator
Question 26. Which of the following countries are located on the Equator?
1. Brunei 2. Columbia
3. Kenya 4. Venezuela
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1 and 4

(B) 3 and 4

(C) 2 and 3

(D) 1 and 2

(C) 2 and 3

Question 27. The Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, all the three pass through which one of the following Continents?

(A) South America

(B) North America

(C) Asia

(D) Africa

(D) Africa

Question 28. Which one of the following cities is nearest to the equator?

(A) Singapore

(B) Manila

(C) Jakarta

(D) Colombo

(A) Singapore

Question 29. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass?

(A) Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia

(B) Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia

(C) Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia

(D) Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia

(C) Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia

Question 30. The total length of Earth’s equator is about______.

(A) 5,000 km

(B) 40,000  km

(C) 12,800 km

(D) 6,400 km

(B) 40,000  km

Question 31. The Equator passes through

(A) Venezuela

(B) Kenya

(C) Costa Rica

(D) Cameroon

(B) Kenya

Question 32. The Equator does not pass through which of the following countries?

(A) Brazil

(B) Indonesia

(C) Mexico

(D) Kenya

(C) Mexico

Question 33. The local time of a place is 6:00 A.M. when the Greenwitch Mean Time (GMT) is 3:00 A.M., what is the longitude of the place?

(A) 120º West

(B) 120º East

(C) 45º East

(D) 45º West