GK Questions (Static GK GS): 25 Questions and Answers from Geography

First published on: 2019-12-06 Geography

Q. 1: Which philosopher has given the "Gaseous Hypothesis" regarding the origin of the Earth?

Answer: Prof. Immanuel cant

Q. 2: Which thinker has given the "Nebular Theory" regarding the origin of the Earth?

Answer: Laplace

Q. 3: Who has given the "Planetary Hypothesis" related to the origin of the Earth?

Answer: Chamberlain and Molten

Q. 4: Which scientist has given the "Tidal Hypothesis" regarding the origin of the Earth?

Answer: Harold Jeffries

Q. 5: Which principle is most popular and widely accepted about the origin of the Earth?

Answer: Big Bang Theory

Q. 6: Which concept was proposed by a scientist named Hoyle as an alternative to the Big Bang theory?

Answer: Steady State Theory

Q. 7: What is the name given to the massive gaseous mass which is believed to have formed the the solar system?

Answer: Nebula (It is called "Niharika" in Hindi.)

Q. 8: What is light year?

Answer: A light-year is a unit of distance. It is the distance that light can travel in one year.

Q. 9: How far does light travel in a year?

Answer: 9.461 × 1012 km

Q. 10: What is the approximate distance between Earth and Sun?

Answer: 14.96 crore kilometers

Q. 11: How long does it take for sunlight to reach to the earth?

Answer: 8.311 minutes

Q. 12: Which is the nearest star to the Earth?

Answer: Sun

Q. 13: Which is the nearest star to the Earth after the Sun?

Answer: Proxima Centauri (This is a member of a star group called Alpha Centauri.)

Q. 14: How far away is Proxima Centauri from Earth, the nearest star to the Earth after the Sun?

Answer: 4.29 light years

Q. 15: What is called the family of planets and satellites revolving around the Sun?

Answer: Solar System

Q. 16: How many planets are there in the Solar System?

Answer: Eight (8)

Q. 17: What is the order of planets according to the increasing distance from the Sun?

Answer: Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune

Q. 18: What are the names of planets in the Solar System, which are called "Inner Planets"?

Answer: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars

Q. 19: What are the names of planets in the Solar System, which are called "Outer Planets"?

Answer: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

Q. 20: Which planets of the Solar System are classified as "Terrestrial Planets"?

Answer: Mercury, Venus and Mars

Q. 21: Which planets of the Solar System are classified as "Gaseous Planets"?

Answer: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

Q. 22: Which planets in the solar system are called "Jovian Planets"?

Answer: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

Q. 23: Which member of the Solar System was excluded of the category of "Planet" on August 24, 2006?

Answer: Pluto

Q. 24: In year 2006, Pluto was excluded from the category of planets of the Solar System and put in which category now? 

Answer: Dwarf Planet

Q. 25: What is the order of the Earth according to the increasing distance of the planets from the Sun?

Answer: Third

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