Earth Science MCQs (Part 2 of 21)

  1. The point nearest to the earth in the orbit of the moon or of an artiftcial satellite is called

    1. perigee

    2. apogee

    3. aphelion

    4. perihelion

    Answer: d

  2. The tenn used to describe the reflecting properties of surfaces of heavenly bodies is

    1. alkedo

    2. atronomical unit

    3. light year

    4. black hole

    Answer: d

  3. WhiCh of the following are considered as the remnants of solar system's original material?

    1. cosmic rays

    2. comets

    3. nebula

    4. galaxies-

    Answer: d

  4. The planets having no satellites are

    1. mars and venus

    2. pluto and mercury

    3. neptune and venus

    4. mercury and venus

    Answer: d

  5. Which planet has the shortest period of revolution?

    1. pluto

    2. venus

    3. eruth

    4. mercury

    Answer: d

  6. What is the total number of degree that the earth rotates on its axis during a 12 hour period?

    1. 360

    2. 180

    3. 45

    4. 30

    Answer: b

  7. Fossils are evidence of

    1. the composition of the earth's crust

    2. the folding of the earth's crust

    3. living things oflong ago

    4. life on other planets

    Answer: c

  8. Farmland tends to erodle most rapidly when planted with

    1. cloves

    2. barley

    3. potatoes

    4. wheat

    Answer: b

  9. Days and nights are about equal on

    1. March 21

    2. June 21

    3. November 25

    4. December 25

    Answer: a

  10. North west anti-trade winds between latitude 40° & 50° are called

    1. roaring forties

    2. tides

    3. cyclone

    4. none of the above

    Answer: d