TNPSC Group 1, 2, 2a, 4, VAO Astronomy Online Quiz Questions - 1

Question: 1

Halley’s Comet can be seen with the naked eye from Earth in every ____ years.

(A) 56

(B) 68

(C) 76

(D) 78

Ans: C


Question: 2

The highest point measured from sea level on the earth is

(A) Cho Oyu

(B) Makalu

(C) Mount Everest

(D) Godwin Austen

Ans: C

Mount Everest

Question: 3

According to which theory, at the beginning of the universe, the whole matter of the universe was looking like a fire ball?

(A) Pulsating theory

(B) Steady state theory

(C) Big bang theory

(D) None of the above

Ans: C

Big bang theory

Question: 4

Who among the following stated that the sun is the center of solar system and not the universe?

(A) Claudius Ptolemy

(B) Nicholas Copernicus

(C) Johannes Kepler

(D) Edwin Hubble

Ans: C

Johannes Kepler

Question: 5

When the earth is at its maximum distance from the Sun it is said to be in

(A) Aphelion

(B) Perihelion

(C) Apogee

(D) Perigee

Ans: A


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