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41 The greatest amount of isolation is received by which place of Earth's surface ?
A Tropical rainforest
B Tropical deserts
C Savanna region
D Equatorial region

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Tropical deserts. Tropical deserts of the earth's surface receives the highest amount of insolation. Maximum insolation is received over the subtropical deserts, where the cloudiness is the least.

42 What is the actual shape of the Earth ?
A flat
B circle
C sphere
D oblate spheroid

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is oblate spheroid.

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43 What is the circumference of the Earth in kilometers ?
A 38005 KM
B 40075 KM
C 41000 KM
D 41075 KM

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is 40075 KM. The circumference of the Earth depends on how it is measured. When it is measured around the equator, it is 40,075 km (approximately, 24,901 miles), whereas, if it measured from the north pole to the south pole it is 40,008 km (approximately, 24,860 miles).

44 Tides in the sea have stored in them :
A hydraulic energy
B kinetic energy
C gravitional potential energy
D a combination of all the above three forms of energy

Answer: Option [D]

Tides in the sea have stored in them a combination of all the above three forms of energy.

45 Consider the following statements :
I. The tropical year is shorter than the sidereal year.
II. The solar day is longer than the sidereal day.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

A I only
B II only
C Both I and II
D Neither I nor II

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Both I and II.

  • The tropical year is shorter than the sidereal year.
  • The solar day is longer than the sidereal day.

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