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Solar Systems Previous Year Questions of CDSE


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SOLAR SYSTEM

1996II

1                    Which of the following planets has largest oxygen content?

(a) Jupiter        (b) Mercury     (c) Venus         (d) Earth

 

2                    Which one of the following planets contains ‘The Great Red Spot’?

(a) Saturn        (b) Mars                       (c) Jupiter        (d) Pluto

1997 I

1                    The Earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. Its speed is

(a) greatest when it is farthest from the Sun               (b) greatest when it is closest from the Sun

(c) remains the same on all points on the orbit            (d) goes on decreasing continuously

 

2                    Assertion A Comets always have their tails away from the Sun

Reason R     Solar winds drive the gaseous tail away from the Sun as the comet approaches the Sun

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

3                    Asteroids circle between

(a) Venus and Earth    (b) Mars and Earth      (c) Mars and Jupiter    (d) Jupiter and Saturn

1997 II

1                    Consider the following statements as associated with the earth’s movement

1 The earth rotates on its axis from east to west

2 The earth rotates in a tippd-over position

3 The earth follows an elliptical orbit around the sun

            Of these statements

            (a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct         (b) 1 and 2 are correct (c) 2 and 3 are correct (d) 1 and 3 are correct

 

2          A line drawn from the Sun to a Planet moving around it sweeps over a fixed area in a given interval of time. This is according to

            (a) Kepler’s Law         (b) Ohm’s Law                        (c) Lon’s Law             (d) Bragg’s Law

 

3          The Thermal Equator coincides with the Tropic of Cancer on

            (a) 21st March  (b) 21st June     (c) 23rd September       (d) 22nd December                  

1998 I

1          Assertion A The earth’s surface moves through alternate periods of day and night

            Reason R     The earth rotates on its axis from east to west.

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

2                    The time taken by the Sun to complete one orbit around the galactic center is called

(a)    One parsee                        (b) one astronomical unit                    (c) one light year                     (d) one cosmic year

1999 II

1          A star, which appears blue, is

(a) cooler than the moon         (b) hotter than the Sun            (c) as hot as the Sun   

(d) cooler than the Sun

 

2          Consider the following astral bodies

            1 Sirius                        2 Venus                       3 Mars

The correct sequence in decreasing order of their brightness is

(a) 2, 3 1          (b) 1,2,3                       (c) 3,2,1                       (d) 2,1,3

2002 I

1          Which one of the following would have occurred if the earth had NOT inclined on its own axis?

            (a) All the seasons would have been of the same duration

            (b) The seasons would not have changed

            (c) The summers would have been of longer duration

            (d) The winters would have been of longer duration

 

2          Out of the total Sun’s energy radiated towards earth, the amount actually reaching the surface of the earth is:

            (a) 47%                        (b) 57%                       (c) 67%            (d) 77%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3          Match List I (Phenomenon) with List II (Dates)  and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           ListII

            A  Spring Equinox                  1  June 21st

            B  Autumn Equinox                2  March 21st

            C Winter Solstice                                3  September 23rd

            D  Summer Solstice                4  December 22nd

Codes  A         B         D         D 

(a)        2          3          4          1

(b)        4          3          2          1

(c)        2          1          4          3

(d)       4          1          2          3

 

4          Bodies in the sky, which are much smaller than the planets but are having orbits between Mars and Jupiter are known as

            (a) Asteroids   (b) Comets      (c) Meteors      (d) Meteorites

 

5          The square of the time period of revolution of a planet round the sun is

            (a) directly proportional to its average distance from the sun

            (b) directly proportional to the square of its average distance from the sun

            (c) directly proportional to the cube of its average distance from the sun

            (d) inversely proportional to its average distance from the sun

2004 I

1          Which one among the following is nearest to the Sun?

            (a) Mars                       (b) Jupiter        (c) Saturn        (d) Venus

2007 I

1          The Asteroid Belt is found between which of the following?

            (a) Mars and Jupiter    (b) Earth and Mars      (c) Jupiter and Saturn  (d) Saturn and Uranus

 

2          Pluto has recently been demoted to ‘Dwarf Planet’ because it doesn’t meet one or more of the following criteria of a planet :

            1          A planet should orbit around the sun

            2          A planet should have sufficient mass so that it assumes a nearly round shapr.

            3          S planet must have cleared its neighborhood around its orbit

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

            (a) 1, 2 and 3   (b) 2 and 3       (c) 2 only         (d) 3 only

2008 I

1          June 21 is the longest day of the year for those living in the Northern Hemisphere. What is the shortest day of the year for those living in the Southern Hemisphere?

            (a) March 21    (b) September 21                     (c) December 21                      (d) June 21

 

2          . How many hours of daylight does the equator experience on September equinox?
(a) 8 hours       (b) 9 hours       (c) 10 hours     (d) 12 hours

2008 II

1          Which one of the following is correct?

            The mean distance from the Sun to the Earth is called as a/an

            (a) Light Year (b) Parallactic Second (c) Astronomical Unit (d) Angstrorm

 

2          Assertion A  The Equatorial regions bulge outward by about 21 kms compared to Poles.

            Reason R       Earth’s slow rotation reduces the effect of gravity around the Equqtor.

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

3          Which one of the following is correct?

Great Bear is a 
(a) galaxy        (b) planet         (c) star             (d) constellation

2009 I

1          Assertion A Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the sun

            Reason R     Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

2          Which one of the following cities will never get the vertical rays of the sun?

(a) Srinagar      (b) Mumbai     (c) Kolkata      (d) Thiruvananthapuram

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010II

1          The earth is an oblate spheroid, and not a perfect sphere. This is because

1          The earth has the rotational motion and the rotational speed increases as one goes from poles towards equator.

2          The equator experiences greater gravitational pull from the Sun

3          The intensity of sunlight received at the equator is greater than that at the poles.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)    1 only        (b) 1 and 2 only                       (c) 3 only         (d) 1, 2 and 3

 

2          Consider the following statements:

1          The earth does not move along its orbit at a constant speed

2          The earth moves fastest at perihelion and slowest at aphelion

The above statements are true of which one of the following laws?

(a) Kepler’s second law          (b) Newton’s second law of motion               (c) Ohm’s law (d) Newton’s law of gravitation

 

3          The Earth moves around the Sun in an elliptic trajectory due to gravity. If another Sun like star is brought near the Earth, what will be the shape of the trajectory?
 (a) Ellipse       (b) Parabola     (c) Circle         (d) It will be undeterministic

2011 I

1          The Earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical path and the Sun is located at one focus of the eclipse. Imagine a situation in which the Earth goes around the Sun on a circular path. Which one among the following will result in under the situation?

(a) It would not make any difference (b) Difference between seasons will be reduced

(c) The Earth would become very hot            (d) The Earth would become very cold

 

2          Which one among the following statements is correct?

(a) In summer season, the duration of the day is more in northern hemisphere

            (b) In winter season, the duration of the day is more in northern hemisphere

            (c) In summer season, the duration of the day is less in northern hemisphere

            (d) In winter season, the duration of the day is more in southern hemisphere

2011 II

1          Which one among the following cities never get the vertical rays of the Sun all through the year?

            (a) Chennai      (b) Mumbai     (c) Kolkata      (d) Srinagar

2012 I

1          Lack of atmosphere around Moon is due to

            (a)  low escape velocity of air molecules and low gravitational attraction

            (b)  high escape velocity of air molecules and low gravitational attraction

            (c) low gravitational attraction only

            (d) high escape velocity of air molecules only

 

2          Which of the following reactions is the main cause of the energy radiation from the Sun?

            (a) Fusion reaction      (b) Fission reaction      (c) Chemical reaction  (d) Diffusion reaction

2012 II

1          Which part of the earth’s surface experience least variation in incoming solar radiation throught the year?

            (a) Poles                      (b) Equatorial regions  (c) Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn  

(d) Arctic and Antarctic circles

2013 II

1             Which one among the following statements is NOT correct?

               (a) Solar noon occurs simultaneously at locations with the same longitude

               (b) One meridian which is directly under the sun, experiences solar noon at a given time.

               (c) Places having same longitude experience sola noon at different times

               (d) Solar noon occurs at different times at locations with the same latitude

 

2             The main source of energy in Sun is:

               (a) Nuclear fusion  (b) Nuclear fission (c) Chemical reaction                           (d) Mechanical energy

2014 II

1             Which of the following statements regarding the duration of day and night is correct?

               (a) Difference is least near the Equator and progressively increases away from it

               (b) Difference is maximum at the Equator and progressively decreases away from it

               (c) Difference is least at the Tropics and progressively increases towards Equator and Poles

                (d) Difference is maximum at the Tropics and progressively decreases towards Equator and the Poles

 

 

 

 

 

 

2          Match List I (Phenomenon) with List II (Dates)  and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

                        List I                           ListII

            A  Summer Solstice                1  June 21st

            B  Winter Solstice                   2  Dec 22nd

            C  Vernal Equinox                  3  September 23rd

            D  Autumnal Equinox             4  March 21st

Codes  A         B         D         D 

(a)        1          4          2          3

(b)        1          2          4          3

(c)        3          2          4          1

            (d)       3          4          2          1

2015 I

1          Stament I Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the roation of the Earth.

            Statement II Earth rotates from the West towards the East once in 24 hours with respect to the Sun

            (a)        (b)        (c)        (d)

 

2          The Earth without rotational movement would result into

            1 no sun-rise and sun-set                     2 no soccurrence of day and night cycle        3 only one season

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)    1 only        (b) 1 and 2 only                       (c) 2 and 3 only                       (d) 1, 2 and 3

2016 I

1          Which of the following statements is/are correct?

            1 The earth is nearest to the sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on January 3

            2 The earth is farthest away from the sun at Perihelion, which generally occurs on July 4   

            3 The earth is farthest away from the sun at Aphelion, which generally occurs on July 4

            4 The earth is nearest to the sun at Aphelion, which generally occurs on January 3

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

            (a) 1 only         (b) 2 and 4       (c) 1 and 3       (d) 1 and 2

 

2          Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given planets in increasing order of their size (diameter)?

            (a) Mars-Venus-Earth-Mrcury-Uranus                        (b) Mercury- Mars- Venus- Earth-Uranus

            (c) Mercury-Mars-Venus-Uranus-Earth                      (d) Venus-Mercury-Mars-Earth-Uranus

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