# What Do You Know About The Earth?

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The earth is the mother of us all. How much do you know about the planet you inhabit? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

• 1.

### At what degree does the earth revolve around the sun?

• A.

180

• B.

45

• C.

360

• D.

90

C. 360
Explanation
The earth revolves around the sun in a complete circle, which is equivalent to 360 degrees. This means that it takes one year for the earth to complete one full revolution around the sun. Therefore, the correct answer is 360 degrees.

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• 2.

### The earth is the - planet to the sun.

• A.

Seventh

• B.

Third

• C.

Fifth

• D.

Second

B. Third
Explanation
The correct answer is "Third". In our solar system, Earth is the third planet from the sun. The order of the planets from the sun is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Therefore, Earth is the third planet in this sequence.

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• 3.

### How many satellites has the earth?

• A.

One

• B.

Nine

• C.

Six

• D.

Four

A. One
Explanation
The correct answer is "One" because the earth has only one natural satellite, which is the moon. While there are many artificial satellites orbiting the earth, the question specifically asks about the number of satellites that the earth itself has, and the answer to that is one.

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• 4.

### How many days does it take the earth to revolve around the sun?

• A.

1046

• B.

222

• C.

365

• D.

108

C. 365
Explanation
The correct answer is 365 because it takes approximately 365 days for the Earth to complete one revolution around the sun. This is known as a year and is the basis for our calendar system.

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• 5.

### What is the shape of the earth?

• A.

Flat

• B.

Spherical

• C.

Circular

• D.

Oblong

B. Spherical
Explanation
The correct answer is spherical because scientific evidence, such as photographs from space, the curvature of the horizon, and the way ships disappear over the horizon, all support the fact that the Earth is a sphere. Additionally, the way gravity acts on the Earth and the way it affects the Earth's rotation further confirm its spherical shape.

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• 6.

### How many continents has the planet?

• A.

8

• B.

5

• C.

7

• D.

9

C. 7
Explanation
The correct answer is 7 because traditionally, there are seven continents on Earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and South America. These continents are defined by their distinct landmasses and are separated by oceans.

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• 7.

### Which of the continents is not inhabited by humans?

• A.

Australia

• B.

Antarctic

• C.

North America

• D.

London

B. Antarctic
Explanation
The correct answer is Antarctic. Antarctica is not inhabited by humans on a permanent basis. It is mostly covered by ice and has extreme weather conditions, making it inhospitable for human settlement. While scientists and researchers may temporarily reside in research stations, there is no indigenous population or permanent human habitation in Antarctica.

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• 8.

### One of these  is ruled by monarchy.

• A.

America

• B.

United Kingdom

• C.

Africa

• D.

USA

B. United Kingdom
Explanation
The United Kingdom is ruled by a monarchy. The country has a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch is the head of state, but the government is run by elected officials. The reigning monarch in the United Kingdom is Queen Elizabeth II. The monarchy in the United Kingdom has a ceremonial role and does not have absolute power, with most political decisions being made by the elected government.

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• 9.

### All of these are European countries except

• A.

Germany

• B.

Italy

• C.

Asia

• D.

France

C. Asia
Explanation
The question asks for a European country among the given options. Asia is not a European country, so it is the correct answer. Germany, Italy, and France are all European countries.

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• 10.

### How many States make up the USA?

• A.

50

• B.

66

• C.

60

• D.

72

A. 50
Explanation
The United States of America is made up of 50 states. Each state has its own government and is represented in the federal government. This number has remained constant since 1959 when Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states respectively. The 50 states collectively form the United States, which is a federal republic.

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