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1. Statement I: Comets revolve around the Sun only in long elliptical orbits.

Statement II: A comet develops a tail when it gets close to the Sun

a) Both the statements are individually true and statement II is the correct explanation of statement I

b) Both the statements are individually true but statement II is not the correct explanation of statement I

c) Statement I is true but statement II is false

d) Statement I is false but statement II is true

Ans:     B

2. The earth rotates around an axis pointing towards-

a) The moon

b) The pole star

c) The sun

d) Venus

Ans:      B

3. Statement I: The planet Neptune appears blue in colour

Statement II: The presence of methane gas in the atmosphere of Neptune is responsible for its colour.

a) Both the statements are individually true and statement II is the correct explanation of statement I

b) Both the statements are individually true but statement II is not the correct explanation of statement I

c) Statement I is true but statement II is false

d) Statement I is false but statement II is true

Ans:      B

4. Which among the following is the most densely populated country in South Asia?

a) Bangladesh

b) Pakistan

c) Sri Lanka

d)Maldives

Ans:      A

5. Which one among the following is called a terrestrial planet?

a) Mercury

b) Jupiter

c) Saturn

d) Uranus

Ans:     A

6. The twinkling of a star is due to:

a) The variation in the intensity of light emitted by it with time

b) The variation in the composition of the star with time

c) The transit of other celestial objects across the line of sight

d) The atmospheric refraction of starlight 

Ans:     D

7. One degree of the circumference of the earth measures (approx)

a) 100 km

b) 111 km

c) 151 km

d) 175 km

Ans:     B