The Universe – General Concept – Old Year Questions

1. The “Big Bang Theory” is related to –

(a) Continental Drifts
(b) Origin of the Universe
(c) Origin of the Himalayas
(d) Eruption of Volcanoes

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2007]


2. The ”Big-Bang Theory” explains the origin of –

(a) Mammals
(b) Ice-age
(c) Universe
(d) Ocean

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


3. The Milky Way is classified as –

(a) Spiral Galaxy
(b) Electrical Galaxy
(c) Irregular Galaxy
(d) Round Galaxy

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


4. Time taken by the Sun to revolve around the centre of our galaxy is –

(a) 2.5 crores years
(b) 10 crores years
(c) 25 crores years
(d) 50 crores years

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


5. The colour of the star indicates its –

(a) Distance from Sun
(b) Lighting or glow
(c) Distance from earth
(d) Temperature

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1994]


6. The limit beyond which stars suffer internal collapse is called :

(a) Chandrasekhar limit
(b) Eddington limit
(c) Hoyle limit
(d) Fowler limit

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


7. Which is a celestial phenomenon occurring due to stars?

(a) Ozone hole
(b) Black Hole
(c) Rainbow
(d) Comet

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


8. Assertion (A): A black hole is an astronomical entity that cannot be seen by telescope.
Reason (R): The gravitational field on a black hole is so strong that it does not allow even light to escape.
In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but R is false.
(d) (A) is false, but R is true.

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2003, U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001]


9. A ‘black hole’ is a body in space which does not allow any type of radiation to come out. This property is due to its –

(a) Very small size
(b) Very large size
(c) High density
(c) Very low density

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


10. The ‘Black Hole’ was first made known by

(a) Herman Bandy
(b) Megh Nath Saha
(c) S. Chandrashekhar
(d) J.V. Narlikar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


11. Information about ‘Black Hole’ was first provided by –

(a) S. Chandrashekhar
(b) Hermann Bondi
(c) Rutherford
(d) Copernicus

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


12. The ”Black Hole Theory” was propounded by :

(a) C.V. Raman
(b) H.J. Bhabha
(c) S.Chandrashekhar
(d) Hargovind Khurana

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


13. The terms ‘Event Horizon’, ‘Singularity’, ‘String Theory’ and ‘Standard Model’ are sometimes seen in the news in the context of

(a) Observation and understanding of the Universe
(b) Study of the solar and lunar eclipses
(c) Placing satellites in the orbit of the Earth
(d) Origin and evolution of living organisms on the Earth

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


14. A ‘Supernova’ is –

(a) An asteroid
(b) A black hole
(c) A comet
(d) A dying star

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2015]


15. How many constellations are in our space?

(a) 87
(b) 88
(c) 89
(d) 90

[44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


16. Which one of the following is not an Astronomical object?

(a) Pulsar
(b) Brittle star
(c) Black hole
(d) Quasar

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


17. Which one of the following is NOT found in space?

(a) Pulsar
(b) Brittle Star
(c) Black Hole
(d) Quasar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]

18. A group of stars arranged in a particular shape, is called–

(a) Milky Way
(b) Constellation
(b) Andromeda
(d) Solar system

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


19. Hubble space telescope has captured, for the first time, detailed image of the surface of a distant star. Name of the star :

(a) Virgo
(b) 70 Virgins
(c) Betelgeuse
(d) Big Dipper

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


20. Consider the following Statements –
A person in a spacecraft situated at the mid of earth and Sun will see that –
1. The sky is black
2. Stars do not twinkle
3. The temperature outside the spacecraft is more than that of the earth surface.
Which of the following is true –

(a) Only 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1996]


21. “Light Year” is the unit of –

(a) Time
(b) Distance
(c) Luminosity
(d) None of these

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


22. Which one of the following is not a natural unit of time?

(a) Tropical year
(b) Lunar month
(c) Standard time
(d) Day

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


23. The unit of measuring the distance between the stars is known as

(a) Stellar mile
(b) Cosmic km.
(c) Galactic unit
(d) Lightyear

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


24. If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the –

(a) Equator
(b) Tropic of Cancer
(c) South Pole
(d) North Pole

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2001]


25. A person stood alone in a desert on a dark night and wanted to reach his village which was situated 5 km East of the point where he was standing. He had no instrument to fi nd the direction but he located the pole star. The most convenient way now to reach his village is to walk in the

(a) Direction facing the pole star
(b) Direction opposite to the pole star
(c) Direction keeping the pole star to his left
(d) Direction keeping the pole star to his right

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2012]


26. The group of stars that indicates the direction of the pole, is

(a) Saptarishi
(b) Mrig
(c) Scorpio
(d) Taurus

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


27. Which one of the following is not related to space terminology :

(a) Telemetering
(b) Weightlessness
(c) Cislunar
(d) Byte

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]