SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following statements does not prove the sphericity of the earth?

    A)  One does not come across any sharp edges on the earth

    B)  The time of sunrise varies from place to place

    C)  The earth casts a spherical shadow during solar eclipse

    D)  Altitude of the polestar varies according to latitude

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes in between the earth and the sun. Therefore, earth cannot cast a shadow on the sun during a solar eclipse. The shadow of the earth is cast on the moon at the time of the lunar eclipse.

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