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

  • question_answer The shortest route between two places is along the

    A)  latitudes                       

    B)  longitudes                                

    C)  rivers               

    D)  direction of winds

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     The shortest distance between two places on the earth surface is along the Great Circles. The properly of a great circle is that a plane passed along it passes through the centre of the earth and divides it into two equal parts or hemispheres. Among the latitudes only the equator is a great circle while among longitudes all of them are great circles.

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