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1. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through:

a) India

b) Egypt

c) Mexico

d) Iran

Ans:  D

2. How does the sun get its energy?

a) From gravitational pressure

b) From nuclear fission

c) From nuclear fusion

d) None of the above

Ans:    C

3. Which of the following statements regarding the duration of day and night is correct?

a) Difference is least near the Equator and progressively increases away from it

b) Difference is maximum at the Equator and progressively decreases away from it

c) Difference is least at the Tropics and progressively increases towards the Equator and Poles

d) Difference is maximum at the Tropics and progressively decreases towards the Equator and Poles

Ans:      A

4. Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission is:

a) A spacecraft launched by India

b) A collaborative project of ISRO and NASA

c) A spacecraft launched by the USA

d) A collaborative project of NASA and the European Space Agency

Ans:     C

5. What is the correct sequence of the following in the context of the age of the earth since its origin-

1. Cenozoic

2. Mesozoic

3. Paleozoic

4. Protozoic

a) 4,3,1,2

b) 3,4,2,1

c) 3,4,1,2

d) 4,3,2,1

Ans:     D

6. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

a) Weight of a body is different in different planets

b) Mass of the body on the earth, on the moon and in empty space is the same

c) The weightlessness of a body occurs when the gravitational forces acting on it are counterbalanced.

d) Weight and mass of a body are equal at sea level on the surface of the earth.

Ans:    D

7. Which of the following phenomena is/are the effect of the rotation of the earth?

1. The apparent movement of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars

2. The flatness of the poles and bulge at the equator

3. The occurrence of Sunrise, noon and sunset

4. The magnetic field of the earth

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All of the above 

Ans:     D