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Geotectonics - Geography GK Objective Questions with Answers | Page-11

51 What is the time difference between longitudes ?
A 5 minutes
B 5 minutes 20 seconds
C 4 minutes
D 4 minutes 20 seconds

Answer: Option [C]
52 The time required for the earth to return to a given point in its orbit with reference to fixed star is :
A Lunar year
B Solar year
C Tropcal year
D Sidereal year

Answer: Option [D]
53 The Earth is an oblate spheroid and not a perfect sphere. This is because :
I. The Earth has a rotational motion and the rotational speed increases as one goes from the Poles towards the Equator.
II. The Equator experiences greater gravitional pull from the Sun.
III. The intensity of sunlight received at the Equator is greater than that at the Poles.
A I only
B I and II
C III only
D I, II and III

Answer: Option [B]
54 Consider the following statements :

Which of these statements are correct?

I.Earth is the fourth largest planet of the solar system
II. The circumference of Earth is about 40000 KM
III. Earth's Polar diameter is about 43 KM shorter than its equatorial diameter
IV. The total surface area of Earth is about 510 million square KM
A I and II
B III and IV
C I, II and III
D II, III and IV

Answer: Option [D]
55 How many kilometers are represented by 1 degree of latitude ?
A 191 KM
B 161 KM
C 141 KM
D 111 KM

Answer: Option [D]

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