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General Knowledge MCQs - 27

261. Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the earth's crust?
(a) Silicon-
(b) Oxygen
(c) Carbon
(d) Calcium

262. The difference in the duration of day and night increases as one moves from:
(a) West to east
(b) East and west of the prime meridian
(c) Poles to equator
(d) Equator to poles-

263. The sun reaches its maximum angular distance from the equator at the:
(a) Zenith
(b) Solstice-
(c) Equinox
(d) Moontime

264 latitude and Longitude both:
(a) Pass through poles
(b) Run parallel to the equator
(c) Run parallel to each other
(d) Run perpendicular to each other-

265. The distance of the equator from either of the poles is:
(a) 500 km
(b) 5001 km
(c) 10,002 km-
(d) 36,005 km

266. The term Scandinavian Countries is used for which of the following countries?
(a) Finland, Ireland and Denmark
(b) Sweden, Russia and Norway
(c) Norway, Sweden, and Denmark-
(d) Iceland, Finland and England

267. Japan is called land of the rising sun' because:
(a) Sun rises there as soon as it sets
(b) Sun always remains in the eastern part of the sky throughout the day in Japan
(c) Japan being the Easternmost country in the World, it has the earliest sunrise-
(d) The rays of the sun get reflected from the waters of the sea and make the sunrise beautiful in Japan

268. The distance between the earth and the sun is smallest in the month of:
(a) January-
(b) March
(c) June
(d) September

269. Why are winters more severe in Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere?
(a) Earth is tilted towards the Sun in the northern Hemisphere
(b) Northern Hemisphere receives more sunlight
(c) Because of more iceberg activity in Southern Hemisphere-
(d) Southern Hemisphere is less inhabited

270. If a traveller going from Vancouver to Tokyo crosses the International Date Line on Saturday, what will be the day for him at Tokyo?
(a) Friday
(b) Saturday
(c) Sunday-
(d) Monday

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