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Q.1) Which of the following is/are cited by the scientists as evidence/evidences for the continued expansion of universe? [2012]

  1. Detection of microwaves in space
  2. Observation of red-shift phenomenon in space
  3. Movement of asteroids in space
  4. Occurrence of supernova explosions in space

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) None of the above can be cited as evidence


Q.2) The group of small pieces of rock revolving round the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are called:   [1997]






Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding asteroids: [1998]

  1. Asteroids are rocky debris of varying size orbiting the sun
  2. Most of the asteroids are small but some have diameter as large as 1000 km
  3. The orbit of asteroids lies between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn

Of these statements

a)1, 2 and 3 are correct

b)2 and 3 are correct

c)1 and 2 are correct

d)1and 3 are correct


Q.4) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists: [1998]

List-I (Special characteristic) List-II (Name of planet)
A. Smallest planet of the solar system 1. Mercury
B. Largest planet of the solar system 2. Venus
C. Planet second from the Sun in the solar system 3. Jupiter
D. Planet nearest to the Sun 4. Pluto
5. Saturn


a)A-2; B-3; C-5; D-1

b)A-3; B-5; C-1; D-2

c)A-4; B-1; C-2; D-3

d)A-4; B-3; C-2; D-1


Q.5) A meteor is : [1995]

a) a rapidly moving star

b) a piece of mater which has entered the earth’s atmosphere from outer space

c) part of a constellation

d) a comet without a tail


Q.6) Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to our solar system? [2002]

a) The earth is the densest of all the planets in our solar system

b) The predominant element in the composition of earth is silicon

c) The sun contains 75 percent of the mass of the solar system

d) The diameter of the sun is 190 times that of the earth


Q.7) Among the following which planet takes maximum time for one revolution around the Sun? [2003]



c) Mars

d) Venus


Q.8) What is the average distance (approximate) between the sun and the earth? [2007]

a)70 × 105 km

b)100 × 105 km

c) 110 × 106 km

d) 150 × 106 km


Q.9) In order of their distances from the Sun, which of the following planets lie between Mars and Uranus? [2008]

a)Earth and Jupiter

b)Jupiter and Saturn

c) Saturn and Earth

d) Saturn and Neptune


Q.10) Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons? [2009]



c) Saturn

d) Venus

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