Question 1. The planet nearest to the Sun is_________.
Question 2. Which of the following pairs is not properly matched?
(A) The slowest moving planet of Solar System – Mars
(B) The brightest planet of the Solar System – Venus
(C) The smallest planet of the Solar System – Mercury
(D) The largest planet of the Solar System – Jupiter
Question 3. Hydrogen, Helium and Methane are the main gases present on________.
(A) Mars and Venus
(B) Uranus, Neptune and Venus
(C) Jupiter, Saturn and Mars
(D) Uranus, Neptune and Mars
Question 4. Which of the following is not a planet of Solar System?
Question 5. The term ‘Goldilocks Zone’ is often seen in the news in the context of________.
(A) Search for meteorites containing precious metals
(B) Search for the Earth-like planets in outer space
(C) Regions inside the Earth where shale gas is available
(D) The limits of habitable zone above the surface of the Earth
Question 6. Diamond Ring is a phenomenon observed_______.
(A) Only in the central regions of the totality trail
(B) Only along the peripheral regions of the totality trail
(C) At the end of a total solar eclipse
(D) At the start of a total solar eclipse
Question 7. Solar eclipse occurs on_________.
(A) Full Moon day (Poornima)
(B) Any day
(C) New Moon day
(D) Quarter Moon day
Question 8. The substances present at the centre of the Sun are in_______.
(A) Both liquid and gaseous state
(B) The form of Gas and Plasma
(C) Liquid state only
(D) Solid, liquid and gaseous states
Question 9. Solar energy is due to________.
(B) Nuclear Fission
(C) Nuclear Fusion
Question 10. Every Solar eclipse occurs on________.
(A) Neither (C) nor (D)
(B) Both (D) and (C)
(C) Amavasya only
(D) Poornima only
Question 11. When does Solar eclipse occur?
(A) When Sun comes between the Earth and the Moon
(B) When Moon comes between Earth and Sun
(C) When Earth comes between Sun and Moon
(D) None of the above
Question 12. The Solar Eclipse achieves totality only in limited geographical regions because_______.
(A) Sun rays can reach most of the peripheral regions of the shadow of the Moon due to atmosphere refraction
(B)The trajectories of the Earth around the Sun and Moon around the Earth are not perfect circles
(C) The Earth is not a smooth flat surface, but has elevations and depressions
(D) The size of the shadow of the Moon on the Earth is small as compared to cross-section of Earth
Question 13. Sun’s halo is produced by the refraction of light in_______.
(A) Dust particles in Stratus clouds
(B) Ice crystals in Cirrus clouds
(C) Ice crystals in Cirro-Cumulus clouds
(D) Water vapour in stratus clouds
Question 14. One Astronomical unit is average distance________.
(A) Between Neptune and Sun
(B) Between Jupiter and Sun
(C) Between Earth and Moon
(D) Between Earth and Sun
Question 15. The average or mean distance between Earth and Sun is_______.
(A) 150 × 106 km
(B) 110 × 106 km
(C) 100 × 105 km
(D) 70 × 105 km
Question 16. The distance between Earth and the Sun is________.
(A) 149.6 million km
(B) 146.6 million km
(C) 142.7 million km
(D) 107.7 million km
Question 17. The Earth is nearest to the Sun on________.
(A) 21st September
(B) 22nd March
(C) 4th July
(D) 3rd January
Question 18. Size of the Sun is how many times bigger than that of the Earth?
(A) 115 times
(B) 109 times
(C) 100 times
(D) 124 times
Question 19. Which of the following planets does not have satellite?
Question 20. Which of the following planets does not have a satellite?
Question 21. Unlike the fluid core of the Earth the core of the Moon is_______.
(B) Viscous liquid
(C) Volatile gas
Question 22. The diameter of Earth is________.
(A) 8,000 km
(B) 12,800 km
(C) 1,00,000 km
(D) None of the above
Question 23. The Space craft ‘Magellan’ was sent to________.
Question 24. Which planet is known as the ‘Evening Star’?
Question 25. Hottest planet of the solar system is_______.
Question 26. The planet which is called twin sister of Earth is________.
Question 27. Which one of the following is known as ‘Morning Star’?
Question 28. Which of the following pairs of planets is without satellites?
(A) Mercury and Venus
(B) Earth and Jupiter
(C) Mercury and Mars
(D) Venus and Mars
Question 29. The two planets having no satellite are_______.
(A) Venus and Mars
(B) Mercury and Saturn
(C) Mercury and Venus
(D) Earth and Jupiter
Question 30. Which of the following planet takes the least time to orbit the Sun?