# 6th Social Science Test

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• 1.

### The distance between any two parallels is always ________ minute.

Correct Answer
4
Explanation
The distance between any two parallels is always 4 minutes. This suggests that the question is referring to parallels on a map or globe, specifically lines of latitude. Lines of latitude are parallel to the equator and are equally spaced apart. The distance between each parallel is approximately 1 degree of latitude, which is equivalent to 60 minutes. Therefore, the distance between any two parallels is always 4 minutes.

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• 2.

### The ________ is also known zero meridian.

Correct Answer
Prime meridian
Explanation
The blank refers to a term that is synonymous with the "zero meridian." This term is "prime meridian." The prime meridian is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, and it serves as the starting point for measuring longitude. It passes through Greenwich, London, and is commonly used as a reference point for determining time zones around the world.

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• 3.

### Each parallel of latitude is a semi -circle

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Each parallel of latitude is not a semi-circle. Parallels of latitude are imaginary lines that run horizontally around the Earth and are parallel to the equator. They are actually circles, not semi-circles. The equator is the only parallel of latitude that is a complete circle. All other parallels of latitude are smaller circles that get progressively smaller as they move away from the equator towards the poles.

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• 4.

### The torrid zone lies between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The torrid zone refers to the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, which are located at approximately 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator, respectively. This region experiences the most direct and intense sunlight throughout the year, resulting in high temperatures and a generally hot climate. Therefore, it is correct to say that the torrid zone lies between these two tropics.

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• 5.

### Which is the third nearest planet to the sun?

• A.

Venus

• B.

Earth

• C.

Mercury

• D.

Mars

Correct Answer
B. Earth
Explanation
Earth is the third nearest planet to the sun because it is located between Venus and Mars in terms of distance from the sun. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, and then Earth. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun, making it farther away from the sun compared to Earth.

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• 6.

### The pole star indicates the direction to the

• A.

South

• B.

North

• C.

East

• D.

West

Correct Answer
B. North
Explanation
The pole star, also known as Polaris, is a star that appears to be almost directly above the Earth's North Pole. Due to its position, it serves as a reliable indicator of the north direction. Navigators and travelers have long used the pole star as a reference point to determine their orientation and find their way. Therefore, the correct answer is North.

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