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Social studies are the integrated study of multiple fields of social science and the humanities, including history, geography, and political science. This is a Social Studies Quiz about the movement of our Earth. Take this quiz to know more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which planet is the only one that supports life on earth

    • A.

      Mars

    • B.

      Neptune

    • C.

      Earth

    • D.

      Saturn

    Correct Answer
    C. Earth
    Explanation
    Earth is the only planet in our solar system that supports life as we know it. It has a breathable atmosphere, suitable temperature range, and liquid water, which are essential for the existence of life. Mars, Neptune, and Saturn are not capable of sustaining life due to their extreme temperatures, lack of atmosphere, and inhospitable conditions.

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  • 2. 

    The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of

    • A.

      25 Degrees

    • B.

      30 Degrees

    • C.

      20 Degrees

    • D.

      23.5 Degrees

    Correct Answer
    D. 23.5 Degrees
    Explanation
    The Earth's axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. This tilt is known as the axial tilt or obliquity of the Earth. It is the reason for the changing seasons on Earth. As the Earth orbits around the Sun, different parts of the planet receive different amounts of sunlight throughout the year. This tilt also affects the length of daylight hours, with longer days in summer and shorter days in winter. The axial tilt is a crucial factor in determining the climate and weather patterns on Earth.

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  • 3. 

    Earth's axis is (Choose more than one answer)

    • A.

      Is an imaginary line

    • B.

      It pass through the centre of the earth

    • C.

      Passes from North Pole to South Pole

    • D.

      Moon goes round Earth's axis

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Is an imaginary line
    B. It pass through the centre of the earth
    C. Passes from North Pole to South Pole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Earth's axis is an imaginary line that passes through the center of the Earth and passes from the North Pole to the South Pole. This means that the Earth rotates around this axis, causing day and night as well as the changing of seasons. The Moon, on the other hand, revolves around the Earth, not specifically around its axis.

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  • 4. 

    Eastern part of Earth is behind the western part of the Earth by a day

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the concept of time zones does not mean that the eastern part of the Earth is behind the western part by a day. Time zones are used to divide the Earth into different regions, each with its own standard time. As one moves eastward, the time generally becomes later, but it does not mean that a day is skipped. The International Date Line is the imaginary line that separates two consecutive calendar dates, but it does not cause a difference of a day between the eastern and western parts of the Earth.

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  • 5. 

    Earth's movement around the sun is called

    • A.

      Rotation

    • B.

      Revolution

    • C.

      Evolution

    • D.

      Transition

    Correct Answer
    B. Revolution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Revolution because Earth's movement around the sun is known as revolution. Revolution refers to the orbiting or circling motion of a celestial body around another. In the case of Earth, it takes approximately 365.25 days to complete one revolution around the sun, resulting in the length of a year. This movement is responsible for the changing seasons and the different positions of the sun in the sky throughout the year.

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  • 6. 

    Earth's movement around the sun in a fixed path is called

    • A.

      Orbit

    • B.

      Rabbit

    • C.

      Is elliptical in shape

    • D.

      Is square in shape

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Orbit
    C. Is elliptical in shape
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Orbit, Is elliptical in shape." Earth's movement around the sun in a fixed path is called an orbit. This path is not a perfect circle, but rather an ellipse, which means it is elliptical in shape.

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  • 7. 

    A calender year has

    • A.

      356 days

    • B.

      363 days

    • C.

      365 days

    • D.

      265 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 365 days
    Explanation
    A calendar year typically consists of 365 days. This is because it takes approximately 365.24 days for the Earth to complete one orbit around the Sun. To account for this extra fraction of a day, a leap year is added every four years, which has 366 days. However, since this leap year adjustment is not necessary every year, the standard calendar year has 365 days.

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  • 8. 

    Which month of the year has 29 days

    • A.

      July

    • B.

      February

    • C.

      December

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above is the correct answer because July, February, and December all have 29 days in certain circumstances. July has 29 days in a leap year, which occurs every four years. February has 29 days in a leap year as well, and December has 29 days in a common year that follows a leap year. Therefore, all three months can have 29 days depending on the specific year.

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  • 9. 

    A leap year comes every

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      10 Years

    • C.

      4 years

    • D.

      3 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 years
    Explanation
    A leap year occurs every 4 years. This is because the Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to complete one orbit around the sun. To account for the extra quarter day, an additional day is added to the calendar every 4 years, making that year a leap year. This adjustment helps to keep the calendar year synchronized with the solar year.

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  • 10. 

    What causes seasons of the year

    • A.

      Rotation

    • B.

      Revolution

    • C.

      Revolution and  Rotation

    • D.

      Revolution and tilt of the earth

    • E.

      Option 5

    • F.

      Option 6

    Correct Answer
    D. Revolution and tilt of the earth
    Explanation
    The seasons of the year are caused by the combination of the earth's revolution around the sun and its tilt on its axis. As the earth revolves around the sun, different parts of the planet receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year. The tilt of the earth's axis also plays a role, as it causes the sun's rays to be more direct in some areas during certain times of the year, leading to warmer temperatures and longer days. This explains why different hemispheres experience opposite seasons at the same time.

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  • 11. 

    Select seasons of the year

    • A.

      Summer

    • B.

      Winter

    • C.

      Autumn

    • D.

      Spring

    • E.

      Maiden

    • F.

      Thatcher

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Summer
    B. Winter
    C. Autumn
    D. Spring
    Explanation
    The given answer includes the correct seasons of the year, which are Summer, Winter, Autumn, and Spring. These are the four main seasons that occur in a year. Summer is characterized by warm weather, Winter by cold weather, Autumn by falling leaves and cooler temperatures, and Spring by blooming flowers and warmer weather. The options "Maiden" and "Thatcher" are not seasons of the year, so they are not included in the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    What is summer solstice

    • A.

      The longest day in northern hemisphere

    • B.

      The shortest day in the northern hemisphere

    • C.

      The longest night in northern Hemisphere

    • D.

      The shortest night in the northern hemisphere

    Correct Answer
    A. The longest day in northern hemisphere
    Explanation
    The summer solstice is the correct answer because it refers to the day with the most daylight hours in the northern hemisphere. It occurs around June 21st each year when the Earth's axial tilt is at its maximum, causing the sun to reach its highest point in the sky. This results in the longest period of daylight for the northern hemisphere, making it the longest day of the year.

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  • 13. 

    During Equinox

    • A.

      Sun shines twice directly on the Equator

    • B.

      Length of day and night is equal

    • C.

      Happens twice a year

    • D.

      Happens four times in a year

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sun shines twice directly on the Equator
    B. Length of day and night is equal
    C. Happens twice a year
    Explanation
    During the equinox, the sun shines directly on the equator, resulting in equal lengths of day and night. This phenomenon occurs twice a year, once in the spring (around March 20th) and once in the fall (around September 22nd).

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  • 14. 

    Equinox occurs on

    • A.

      20th or  21st March

    • B.

      22nd or 23rd September

    • C.

      23rd or 24th December

    • D.

      21st or 22nd April

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 20th or  21st March
    B. 22nd or 23rd September
    Explanation
    Equinox occurs on 21 March and 23 September. Equinox is the moment when the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator, resulting in equal day and night lengths. On these two dates, the tilt of the Earth's axis is neither towards nor away from the Sun, causing the Sun to be positioned directly over the equator. This phenomenon marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere on 21 March and the beginning of autumn on 23 September.

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