Quiz 318 – Practice Paper on Science

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1. Match the following:

List – I

A. Mercury

B. Venus

C. The Earth

D. Jupiter

List – II

  1. It has 16 satellites like Ganymede, Aayo, Europa, Callisto etc.
  2. In size, it is the fifth largest planet.
  3. The Atmospheric pressure is 100 times that of the Earth.
  4. It has no atmosphere and no satellite.

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

(c) 3 – 2 – 1 – 4

(d) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1


 

2. Match the following:

List – I

A. Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

B. John William Draper produced the first photograph of the moon.

C. Lord Rosses completed construction of his reflecting telescope popularly known as the “Leviatham of Parsons town.”

D. The 200-inch Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain, California, has done cutting-edge research for 60 years.

List – II

  1. 1789
  2. 1840
  3. 1845
  4. 1948

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

(b) 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

(c) 3 – 2 – 1 – 4

(d) 4 – 3 – 2 – 1


 

3. In which year, the 40-inch telescope at Yerkes observatory was completed?

(a) 1845

(b) 1882

(c) 1897

(d) 1917


 

4. “ATLAST’ stands for-

(a) Advanced Telescope Large-Aperture Space Technology.

(b) Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope.

(c) Arizona Telescope Largest- Ariston Space Technology.

(d) Ariston Technology Large- Arizona Space Telescope.


 

5. Juno was launched on-

(a) 2011

(b) 2012

(c) 2010

(d) 2009


 

6. Space laboratory Kepler, named after Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, was launched on-

(a) 2011

(b) 2012

(c) 2010

(d) 2009


 

7. When the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) was launched?

(a) 2000

(b) 2001

(c) 2002

(d) 2003


 

8. Which of the following statement(s) about ‘Effects of the Rotation of the Earth’, is/are correct?

1. Rise and Fall of tides every day.

2. Causation of day and night.

3. Deflection of ocean currents and winds.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these


 

9. Which of the following statement(s) about ‘effects of the Revolution of the Earth’, is/are correct?

1. Shifting of wind belts.

2. Change of season.

3. Variation in the lengths of day and night at different times of the year.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these


 

10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are NOT correct?

1. Planets bigger than the earth are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Nepture.

2. Saturn is surrounded by three Luminous, Concentric rings.

3. Mercury and Venus have 16 satellites.

(a) Only 1

(b) only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) None of these.


 

Answers:

1.(d)

2.(a) Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus – 1789.

John William Draper produced the first photograph of the moon – 1840

Lord Rosses completed construction of his reflecting telescope popularly known as the “Leviatham of Parsons town – 1845.

The 200-inch Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain, California, has done cutting-edge research for 60 years – 1948.

3.(c) It remains the largest refracting Telescope ever built.

4.(b) Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope.

5.(a) Juno is NASA’s New frontiers mission to the plant Jupiter. Juno was launched from Cape Canveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) on August 5, 2011.

6.(d) Kepler is space laboratory set-up on 7 March, 2009 by NASA to discover earth like planet orbiting other stars.

7.(c) GRACE is a joint mission of NASA and the German Aerospace centre. Gravity is determined by mass. GRACE shows how mass is distributed around the planet and how it varies over time.

8.(d) The Earth has two main motions: (i) Rotation and, (ii) Revolution.

9.(d) All are correct

10.(c) Mercury and Venus have no satellites.

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