Motions of The Earth Objective Type Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Motions of The Earth Objective Type Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared Objective Type Questions & Answers of Resources, Land and Soil and Our Environment so, you can check these posts as well.

Motions of The Earth Objective Type Questions & Answers

Question 1: Fill in the blanks:

(a) Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer was the first to propose that the earth spins on its axis.
(b) A leap year has 366 days in a year.
(c) The period of the rotation of the earth is called the Earth Day.
(d) Rotation of the Earth causes day and night.
(e) Orbital plane is the plane formed by the orbit of the earth around the sun.
(f) The shape of the Earth is called Oblate spheroid.
(g) Circle of Illumination is an imaginary line that divides the surface of the earth into day and night.
(h) Seasons are caused due to revolution of the Earth.
(i) Both rotation and revolution of the Earth occur simultaneously.
(j) The equatorial regions receive vertical rays of the Sun and are hot throughout the year.

Question 2: Match the columns:

Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
a) Spring Equinox  i) 23rd September
b) Summer Solsticeii) 21st March  
c) Autumnal Equinox  iii) 21st June
d) Winter Solsticeiv) 22nd December
Answer: a-ii, b-iii, c-i, d-iv

Motions of The Earth Objective Type Questions & Answers

Question 3: Choose the correct option:

(a) The minimum distance between the Earth and the Sun is called………

i. Perihelion
ii. Aphelion
iii. Oblate Spheroid
iv. Solar day

(b) The position of the Earth on 21st March is called………..

i. Winter Solstice
ii. Spring Equinox
iii. Summer Solstice
iv. Autumn Equinix

(c) Time taken for one complete rotation is also known as……..

i. Revolution
ii. Earth Day
iii. Illumination
iv. Aphelion

(d) …………..day is referred to as being the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere.

i. 21st March
ii. 21st June
iii. 23rd September
iv. 22nd December

Question 4: Match the columns:

Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
a) Revolution  i) 365 1⁄4 day
b) Leap yearii) Astronomer  
c) 21st June  iii) Movement of Earth
d) Nicolaus Copernicusiv) Longest day
Answer: a-iii, b-i, c-iv, d-ii

Question 5: Correct the false statements:

(a) Equinox refers to the time when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at day, resulting in the shortest and longest days of the year.

Answer: Solstice refers to the time when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at day, resulting in the shortest and longest days of the year.

(b) 22nd December is the shortest day in the Southern hemisphere, while it is the longest day in the Northern hemisphere.

Answer: 22nd December is the longest day in the Southern hemisphere, while it is the shortest day in the Northern hemisphere.

(c) Revolution of the earth on its inclined axis around the sun causes shorter days in summer than in winter.

Answer: Revolution of the earth on its inclined axis around the sun causes longer days in summer than in winter.

So, these were Motions of The Earth Objective Type Questions & Answers.