Earth and Universe Gk Questions and Answers For Competitive Exams - 1

Question: 1

The circumference of the earth was first calculated by

(A) Aryabhatta

(B) Wegener

(C) Galileo

(D) Eratosthenes

Ans: D

Eratosthenes

Question: 2

The study of time in relation to the earth’s history is called

(A) Geography

(B) Geohistology

(C) Palaeontology

(D) Geochronology

Ans: D

Geochronology

Question: 3

Which of the following phenomenon gives an evidence for the spherical shape of the earth?

(A) Rotation of Earth

(B) Revolution

(C) Solar eclipse

(D) Lunar eclipse

Ans: D

Lunar eclipse

Question: 4

Which of the following pairs of metals are supposed to constitute the internal core of the earth?

(A) Nickel & Iron

(B) Iron & Copper

(C) Magnesium & Lead

(D) Chromium& Iron

Ans: A

Nickel & Iron

Question: 5

The speed of rotation of the earth is the highest

(A) Along the Equator

(B) At the North pole

(C) Along the Tropic of Cancer

(D) Along the Arctic Circle

Ans: B

At the North pole

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