The Globe-a Model Of The Earth

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• 1.

The Earth rotates along an imaginary line called the

• A.

Axis

• B.

Equator

• C.

Meridian

• D.

HemispHere

A. Axis
Explanation
The Earth rotates along an imaginary line called the axis. The axis is an imaginary line that runs through the North and South Poles of the Earth. It is tilted at an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees relative to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. This tilt is responsible for the changing seasons on Earth. As the Earth rotates on its axis, different parts of the planet receive varying amounts of sunlight, resulting in the different seasons experienced in different hemispheres. The axis is an essential component of the Earth's rotation and plays a significant role in determining its climate and weather patterns.

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• 2.

The two end points of the axis of rotation are called

• A.

Parallels

• B.

Meridians

• C.

Poles

• D.

HemispHere

C. Poles
Explanation
The two end points of the axis of rotation are called poles. The Earth has two poles, the North Pole and the South Pole, which are the points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface. These poles play a crucial role in determining the Earth's climate, weather patterns, and navigation systems. The poles also mark the locations where the Earth's magnetic field is the strongest.

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• 3.

The shape of our planet Earth is

• A.

Oval

• B.

SpHerical

• C.

Triangular

• D.

Cone

B. SpHerical
Explanation
The correct answer is spherical because the Earth is approximately a sphere. This means that it is round in shape, with all points on its surface equidistant from its center. The spherical shape of the Earth is supported by various scientific evidence, such as the observation of a curved horizon, the way sunlight illuminates different parts of the Earth at different times, and the occurrence of phenomena like gravity and the rotation of the Earth.

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• 4.

A small model of the Earth which shows us its different features on a smaller scale.

• A.

Equator

• B.

Northern HemispHere

• C.

Globe

• D.

Southern HemispHere

C. Globe
Explanation
A globe is a small model of the Earth that accurately represents its different features on a smaller scale. It is a spherical representation of the Earth, showing continents, countries, oceans, and other geographical features. A globe provides a three-dimensional view of the Earth, allowing us to understand the relationships between different regions and visualize the Earth as a whole. It is a useful tool for studying geography, understanding the distribution of land and water, and exploring the Earth's physical and political features.

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• 5.

The large water bodies on the Globe are shown in which colour.

• A.

Brown

• B.

Black

• C.

White

• D.

Blue

D. Blue
Explanation
The large water bodies on the Globe are shown in blue because water is naturally blue in color. When sunlight enters the water, it is absorbed by the water molecules and then scattered in all directions. The scattering of light causes the water to appear blue to our eyes. Therefore, to represent large water bodies like oceans, seas, and lakes on a map or globe, they are typically depicted in the color blue.

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• 6.

Large extensive masses of land on the Earth are called as

• A.

Oceans

• B.

Continents

• C.

Planets

• D.

Jupiter

B. Continents
Explanation
Continents are large extensive masses of land on Earth. They are distinct and separate from each other, and they are the main divisions of the Earth's land surface. There are seven continents on Earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and South America. These continents are defined by their geological features, such as mountains, rivers, and plate boundaries. They play a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate, biodiversity, and human civilizations.

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• 7.

Two important tools to study the Earth are

• A.

Planets

• B.

The Sun

• C.

Globe and Maps

• D.

The Universe

C. Globe and Maps
Explanation
Globe and maps are important tools to study the Earth because they provide a visual representation of the Earth's surface. A globe is a three-dimensional model of the Earth that accurately depicts its shape and geography. It allows us to understand the Earth's physical features, such as continents, oceans, and mountain ranges. On the other hand, maps are two-dimensional representations of the Earth's surface. They provide detailed information about specific regions, allowing us to study and analyze various aspects of the Earth, such as climate, population distribution, and land use. Both globe and maps are essential tools for geographers, cartographers, and researchers to study and understand the Earth.

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• 8.

The imaginary line which divides the Earth into two equal halves is called the

• A.

Greenwich Meridian

• B.

Arctic Circle

• C.

Equator

• D.

Antarctic Circle

C. Equator
Explanation
The Equator is the correct answer because it is the imaginary line that divides the Earth into two equal halves - the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. It is located at 0 degrees latitude and is the widest circumference of the Earth. The Equator is significant because it helps determine climate zones and is used as a reference point for navigation and cartography.

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• 9.

The Globe helps us to show.(Mark any three options)

• A.

Shows exact location

• B.

Shows shapes of different features

• C.

Shows the animals

• D.

Gives an idea of the relative size of the land areas and water bodies .

A. Shows exact location
B. Shows shapes of different features
D. Gives an idea of the relative size of the land areas and water bodies .
Explanation
The globe helps us show the exact location because it accurately represents the positions of different places on Earth's surface. It also shows the shapes of different features such as continents, countries, and bodies of water, which helps us understand their geographical boundaries. Additionally, the globe gives us an idea of the relative size of land areas and water bodies, allowing us to visualize the proportions and scale of different regions on Earth.

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• 10.

Does the planet Earth appear blue in colour from space( true or false?)

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The planet Earth appears blue in color from space due to the abundance of water on its surface. The oceans and other bodies of water reflect the sunlight, giving the planet a predominantly blue appearance when seen from space. This phenomenon is often referred to as the "blue marble" effect. Additionally, the Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight, with shorter blue wavelengths being scattered more than longer red wavelengths, further contributing to the blue coloration.

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