UPSC Geography The origin and evolution of the earth Question Bank Universe / Sun / Planets / Earth

  • question_answer Which one of the following statements is not correct?                                   [NDA 2008-II]

    A)  All meridians am in a ture North-South direction

    B)  Meridians are spaced farthest apart at the equator and converge to common points at the poles

    C)  All meridians are always parallel to one another

    D)  An indefinite number of meridians may be drawn on a globe

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     A meridian is an imaginary line joining the north and south poles at right angles to the equator, designate by degrees of longitude from \[{{0}^{o}}\]at Greenwich to\[{{180}^{o}}\].The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude.


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