Longitude and Latitude

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1)   The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to the place of

  • [A] Axis of the earth
  • [B] Equator
  • [C] North Pole
  • [D] South Pole

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Equator

2)   When would you record the maximum angle of incidence of the sun rays at the North Pole ?

  • [A] March 21
  • [B] September 21
  • [C] When the sun rays fall vertically on the Tropic of Cancer
  • [D] When the sun rays fall vertically on the Tropic of Capricorn

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When the sun rays fall vertically on the Tropic of Cancer

3)   One degree of longitude on the equator is equal to a distance of

  • [A] 34.5 miles
  • [B] 50 miles
  • [C] 60 miles
  • [D] 39 miles

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50 miles

4)   Which of the following best described longitude ?

  • [A] A imaginary line joining north and south poles
  • [B] The distance between a place east or west of the Greenwich Meridian
  • [C] The angular distance east or west of the Greenwich Meridian
  • [D] The position of a place on earth surface with reference to the Prime meridian

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A imaginary line joining north and south poles

5)   Which one of the following would have occurred if the earth had not been inclined on its own axis ?

  • [A] All the seasons would have been of same duration
  • [B] The seasons would not have changed
  • [C] The summer would have been of longer duration
  • [D] The winter would have been longer duration

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The seasons would not have changed

6)   Latitude of place is indicated of its

  • [A] Time
  • [B] Altitude
  • [C] Amount of rain
  • [D] Temperature

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Temperature

7)   Which one of the following cites does not have same clock time as that of the other three cities at any given instant ?

  • [A] London (UK)
  • [B] Lisbon (Portugal)
  • [C] Accra (Ghana)
  • [D] Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

8)   The place which has the longest day and shortest night on 22nd December, is

  • [A] Chennai
  • [B] Madrid
  • [C] Melbourne
  • [D] Moscow

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Melbourne

9)   Geostationary orbit is at a height of

  • [A] 6km
  • [B] 1000km
  • [C] 3600km
  • [D] 36000km

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36000km

10)   Owing to the equatorial bulge and the polar flattening, the polar radius of the earth falls short of the equatorial radius by about

  • [A] 22km
  • [B] 36km
  • [C] 41km
  • [D] 53km

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22km

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