Quiz 57 : GK Geography Basic Questions - General Knowledge Today

## Quiz 57 : GK Geography Basic Questions

1. On which among the following dates Earth may be on Perihelion (Closest to Sun)?
[A]January 4
[B]June 21
[C]March 22
[D]December 21

2. What is the amount in percentage of total mass , which Sun comprises of the solar system?
[A]90.02%
[B]93.24%
[C]98.20%
[D]99.8%

3. What is the amount of Iron in Earth (percentage in total mass)?
[A]24.5%
[B]34.6%
[C]39.3%
[D]42.4%

4. Phobes and Deimos are two satellites of which planet?
[A]Jupiter
[B]Mars
[C]Saturn
[D]Venus

5. Who was the first to observe Saturn with a telescope?
[A]Galileo Galilei
[B]Issac Newton
[C]Jacques Cassini
[D]David H. Levy

6. Which planet is known as " Bright Wandering Star" ?
[A]Mars
[B]Venus
[C]Jupiter
[D]Saturn

7. Which among the following starts represent the Morning and Evening Stars?
[A]Mercury, Venus
[B]Venus, Mercury
[C]Venus, Venus
[D]Mercury, Mercury

8. The time required by earth in 360 degree rotation to make a star return to the same position is called …………day?
[A]Solar Day
[B]Sidereal Day
[C]Real Day
[D]Synodic day

9. What is the " Sidereal Month " in Hours , Minutes and Seconds?
[A]27 days, 7 hours and 11.6 seconds
[B]27 days, 8 hours and 11.6 seconds
[C]27 days, 9 hours and 11.6 seconds
[D]27 days, 11 hours and 11.6 seconds

10. On Summer Solstice, Sun's rays fall perpendicular on which among the following circles?
[A]Tropic of Capricorn
[B]Equator
[C]Tropic of Cancer
[D]None of them

11. Consider the following statements about the Prime Meridian
1. Passes through the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
2. Its Latitude is 180°
3. Generally known as International Date Line
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1 2 & 3
[D]1 & 3

12. Which elements are found mostly in Lithosphere?
[A]Aluminium & Silicon
[B]Aluminium & Iron
[C]Magnesium and Silicon
[D]Silicon & Iron

13. Mars appears red because of presence of the following compounds on its surface?
[A]Copper Oxide
[B]Iron Oxide
[C]Copper Sulphide
[D]Magnesium Oxide

14. Which among the following molecule is rarely found in universe but abundant on earth?
[A]CO2
[B]O2
[C]CH4
[D]He

15. Anatolia is a part of which among the following ?
[A]Australia
[B]Asia
[C]North America
[D]Antarctica

Last Updated: January 31, 2012

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