Astronomy Multiple Choice Questions and Answers 2020-2021 - 1

Question: 1

The position of a planet when it is nearest to the Sun is called

(A) Apogee

(B) Aphelion

(C) Perigee

(D) Perihelion

Ans: D


Question: 2

The unit of measuring distances between the stars is known as

(A) Light year

(B) Stellar mile

(C) Cosmic kilometer

(D) Galactic unit

Ans: A

Light year

Question: 3

The orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth can be

(A) Circular and elliptic

(B) Parabolic and hyperbolic

(C) Elliptic and parabolic

(D) Circular and hyperbolic

Ans: A

Circular and elliptic

Question: 4

On which of the following planets of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in the east?

(A) Saturn

(B) Mars

(C) Jupiter

(D) Venus

Ans: D


Question: 5

Which one of the following planets takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution?

(A) Jupiter

(B) Mars

(C) Venus

(D) Mercury

Ans: D


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