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General Knowledge Questions for BCS – The World / Universe. Part-2

July 30, 2015

Our earth is a wonders of the world. We all know more or less about this. To know more, I have made this general knowledge quiz question and its answer.

General Knowledge Questions for BCS – The World / Universe.

 

Question What is the collective name given to the Sun and the group of bodies which revolve around it?
Answer The Solar System
Question Who invented the first Astronomical Telescope and when was it invented?
Answer Galileo, in 1609
Question What is the outer Layer of the earth’s atmosphere called?
Answer The Stratosphere
Question Who propounded the theory that ‘the Earth revolves round the Sun’?
Answer Aristarchus, in 290 B.C.
Question Where is the ‘Sea of Tranquility’?
Answer  The moon
Question What is a Nebula?
Answer Nebulae are large clouds of dust and gas in space.
Question What is the correct term for a Shooting Star?
Answer A Meteor.
Question What is Ursa Minor?
Answer A group of stars in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning “The Little Bear”.
Question A comet named after a British astronomer appears at an interval of 76 years. Name the Comet and the year when it last appeared.
Answer Halley’s Comet, named after Sir Edmund Halley. It last appeared in 1986.

 

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