ICSE Class 9th Geography 1 – The solar system MCQs

A three-dimensional model of the earth is called a ____.

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A three-dimensional model of the earth is called a globe (a miniature form of the earth).

The earth completes one rotation in ____ hours.

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The earth completes one rotation in 24 hours, which means it turns through 360° in that period of time.

A needle fixed through a globe is called the axis, which is ____.

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A needle fixed through a globe is called the axis, which is tilted.

Name the group of objects that orbit the sun between Mars and Jupiter.

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The heavenly bodies that orbit the sun between Mars and Jupiter are called asteroids.

Globes give the correct ____.

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Globes give the correct shapes of the continents, oceans and countries, the correct distances and directions, and the correct extent of the relief features.

The angular distance from the earth's equator on either side (north or south) is called ____.

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The angular distance from the earth's equator on either side (north or south) is called latitude.

The imaginary semi-circles running from the North Pole to the South Pole are called: ____.

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The imaginary semi-circles running from the North Pole to the South Pole are called the meridians of longitude.

Places to the east of Greenwich will be ____.

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Places towards east of Greenwich will be ahead of Greenwich Time.

If we move away from the equator, the size of the lines or circles of latitudes ____.

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If we move away from the equator, the size of the lines or circles of latitudes decrease.

Name one Indian satellite in space.

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INSAT is an Indian satellite.

Which planet of our solar system is called the Red Planet?

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Mars is called the Red Planet, as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

A globe can be ____.

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A globe can be rotated, and is not fixed.

The area bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere has moderate temperature because the sun's rays ____.

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The area bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere has moderate temperature because the sun's rays decrease towards the pole.

Only half of the earth gets light from the sun at any given point of time because of its ____.

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Only half of the earth gets light from the sun at any given point of time because of its spherical shape.

Any place on the globe can be easily located if we know the ____.

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If the latitude and longitude are known, any place on the globe can be easily located.

The British Royal Observatory is located in ____.

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The British Royal Observatory is located in Greenwich.

Latitudes are measured in ____.

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Latitudes are measured in degrees.

The earth moves on its axis from ____.

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The earth moves on its axis from west to east. It is called one rotation. One rotation is completed in 24 hours.

The circle of illumination is the circle on the globe that divides ____.

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The circle of illumination is the circle on the globe that divides day from night.

The pattern formed by a group of stars in the night sky is called a ____.

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The pattern formed by a group of stars in the night sky is called a constellation.

Which of these is a constellation?

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The Ursa Major is a constellation.

Chandrapur in Maharashtra is 20° ____.

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Chandrapur in Maharashtra is 20° north of the equator.

The movement of the earth around the sun is known as ____.

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The movement of the earth around the sun is known as revolution.

Longitudes help us to calculate ____.

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Longitudes help us to calculate time.

The earth moves around its ____.

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The earth moves around its axis.

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