# WBBSE Class 9 Geography MCQ Questions Chapter 3 Determination of Location of a Place on the Earth’s Surface

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## Determination of Location of a Place on the Earth’s Surface Class 9 WBBSE MCQ Questions

Question 1.
The highest value of a latitude can be-……………….
A. 90°
B. 100°
C. 175°
D. 180°
A. 90°

Question 2.
The total number of latitudes that are drawn at an interval of 1 to the north and south of the equator are-………….
A. 89
B. 90
C. 91
D. 180
D. 180

Question 3.
The angular measurement of the Arctic Circle is-………….
A. 60° N
B. 60° S
C. 66° 30’ N
D. 66° 30s
C. 66° 30’ N

Question 4.
The time difference between Kolkata and Greenwich is-………….
A. 5 hrs
B. 5 hrs 30 mins
C. 6 hrs
D. 6 hrs 30 mins
B. 5 hrs 30 mins

Question 5.
The time difference between Kolkata and Dhaka is -………….
A. 20 minutes
B. 30 minutes
C. 40 minutes
D. 50 minutes
B. 30 minutes

Question 6.
The antipode of the 180 longitude is located at-………….
A. 180 E
B. 180 W
C. 0
D. 90 E
C. 0

Question 7.
For every 1 difference in longitude, there is a time difference of-………….
A. 4 minutes
B. 5 minutes
C. 6 minutes
D. 10 minutes
A. 4 minutes

Question 8.
The standard time of India is calculated on the basis of this longitude-………….
A. 80 E
B. 82 E
C. 82 30’E
D. 88 30’E
C. 82 30’E

Question 9.
The angle of elevation of the Pole Star at the North Pole is-………….
A. 0
B. 90
C. 60
D. 180
B. 90

Question 10.
The time difference between a place and its antipode is -………….
A. 6 hours
B. 10 hours
C. 12 hours
D. 24 hours
C. 12 hours

Question 11.
The difference in local time between Kolkata and Allahabad is-………….
A. 20 minutes
B. 22 minutes
C. 24 minutes
D. 26 minutes
C. 24 minutes

Question 12.
The linear distance between two lines of longitude at an interval of 1 at the equator measures to-………….
A. 110.3 km
B. 111.3 km
C. 113.3 km
D. 114.3 km
B. 111.3 km

Question 13.
The highest value of a longitude can be-………….
A. 90
B. 100
C. 180
D. 360
C. 180

Question 14.
The parallel that runs almost through the middle of West Bengal is -………….
A. Equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Tropic of Capricorn
D. Arctic Circle
B. Tropic of Cancer

Question 15.
The first person to use latitude and longitude to determine the location of a place was-………….
A. Plato
B. Ptolemy
C. Eratosthenes
D. Aristotle
C. Eratosthenes

Question 16.
The angular value of the Prime Meridian is-………….
A. 0
B. 231
C. 661
D. 90
A. 0

Question 17.
The number of time zones in the USA-………….
A. 11
B. 9
C. 15
D. 10
B. 9

Question 18.
The South Pole is determined by a constellation of stars known as-………….
A. Pole Star
B. Morning Star
C. Orion

Question 19.
The angular distance of a place, north or south of the equator, usually measured in degrees is known as-………….
A. longitude
B. antipode
C. latitude
D. axis
C. latitude

Question 20.
The minimum value of a latitude can be-………….
A. 90
B. 0
C. 45
D. 66 1/2°
B. 0

Question 21.
The instrument used to determine time at Greenwich is called the-………….
A. chronometer
B. anemometer
C. sextant
D. thermometer
A. chronometer

Question 22.
The northernmost latitudinal extent of india is-………….
A. 36 06’N
B. 97 25’N
C. 37 06’N
D. 67 00’N
C. 37 06’N

Question 23.
The angle at which the International Date Line deviates near the Aleutian Islands is-………….
A. 11 E
B. 11 W
C. 7 E
D. 7 W
D. 7 W

Question 24.
The total number of parallels of latitude drawn at 1 interval across the globe is-………….
A. 180
B. 177
C. 178
D. 181
D. 181

Question 25.
The difference in latitude between the Antarctic Circle and Tropic of Capricorn is-………….
A. 33
B. 43
C. 23
D. 66
B. 43

Question 26.
The linear distance between two subequent parallels at an interval of 1 is -………….
A. 127 km
B. 111.3 km
C. 161 km
D. 164.2 km
B. 111.3 km

Question 27.
The angle of elevation of the Pole Star at the Tropic of Cancer is -………….
A. 0
B. 231
C. 6612
D. 90
B. 231

Question 28.
The heavenly body that helps to determine latitude in Australia at night is the-………….
A. Moon
B. Pole Star
D. Evening Star

Question 29.
Any place that is located to the north of the equator is designated as the-………….
A. High latitudes
B. North latitudes
C. Mid-latitudes
D. Low latitudes
B. North latitudes

Question 30.
The most important line joining the North Pole and the South Pole is the-………….
A. Equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Polar Circle
D. Prime Meridian
D. Prime Meridian

Question 31.
The line that joins all the places with the same latitudinal degree is known as the-………….
A. Meridian
B. Prime Meridian
C. Parallel
D. Equator
C. Parallel

Question 32.
The angular distance of a place north or south of the equator is known as-………….
A. longitude
B. latitude
C. antipode
D. location
B. latitude

Question 33.
The antipode of 45 N is located at-………….
A. 180
B. 0
C. 45 S
D. 45 W
C. 45 S

Question 34.
At the equator, the Pole Star can be seen in the-………….
A. horizon
C. eastern sky
D. western sky
A. horizon

Question 35.
The latitude at which the diurnal range of temperature is the lowest is -………….
A. Equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Tropic of Capricorn
D. South Pole
A. Equator

Question 36.
The line in the Southern Hemisphere that marks the point till which vertical sunrays reach lies on-………….
A. Equator
B. Tropic of Cancer
C. Tropic of Capricorn
D. Antarctic Circle
C. Tropic of Capricorn

Question 37.
The line that helps to determine the longitude of a place is -………….
A. Prime Meridian
B. 180 meridian
C. Equator
D. None of the above
A. Prime Meridian

Fill in the blanks

1. The lines of ………… run in an east-west direction.

2. The Tropic of Cancer is the circle marking the latitude …………

3. The only great circle among the parallels of latitude is the …………

4. The International Date Line coincides with the…………

5. The location of any place on the surface of the earth can be determined by the intersection point of the ………… and the …………of that place.

6. With every 15° longitudinal difference, there is a time difference of …………minutes.

7. ………… is also referred to as the International Meridian.

8. The lines of longitude run in a ………… direction.

9. The lines of latitude are also known as the …………

10. The expanse between the 90° and the 66 1/2° latitudes in both the hemispheres are known as …………

11. The number of time zones that Russia is divided into is …………

12. The heavenly body that helps to determine latitude in the North Pole is the…………

13. As the angular distance of a place, north or south of the equator increases, the circumference of the latitude…………

14. ………… is referred to as the Standard Meridian of India.

15. ………… divides the earth into two equal halves.

16. The latitudes are ………… in shape.

17. The longitudes are ………… in shape.

18. The latitudes between equator and 30° in both the hemispheres are known as………………….. latitudes.

19. The standard time at any place of the world is determined with reference to the …………………..time.

20. All the …………………..are equal in length.

21. A time difference of 4 minutes is observed for a longitudinal difference of ……………..

22. The longitudinal extent of India is …………..

23. The angular value of the Prime Meridian is …………………..

24. The longitudinal difference between 90°W and 5°E is …………………..

25. The standard meridian of the westernmost time zones of the USA lies on …………………..

26. The antipode of the 180° longitude lies on …………………..

27. The line from which a new date starts in both eastern and western hemispheres is the …………………..

28. The instrument used to calculate the latitude of any place is the…………………..

State True or False

1. When it is 7 am in Kolkata, it is 12 midnight at its antipode.

2. The International Date Line is not a straight line.

3. The equator is an example of a great circle.

4. The angle of elevation of the Pole Star in the Southern Hemisphere is 90.

5. The local time of a place is calculated with the help of its latitude.

6. The 0° longitude is known as the Prime Meridian.

7. A time difference of 24 hours is experienced with 180ºof longitudinal difference.

8. When it is daytime at a place, its antipode experiences night.

9. Chronometer is used to measure the latitude of a place.

10. The 66° N latitude is also known as the Antarctic Circle.

11. All the lines of latitude intersect the lines of longitude horizontally.

12. The antipodal position of a place located on the Prime Meridian will be on 180° longitude.

13. The angular distance of a place north or south of the equator is the same for all the places located on the same latitude.

14. The International Date Line is drawn along the water bodies only.

15. In the Eastern Hemisphere, units of time are added, with the increase in longitude.

16. Local time is calculated on the basis of the highest position of the sun on a particular meridian.

17. The climatic characteristics change with change in longitude.

18. On March 21, all the places on the earth experience 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night.

19. The angle of elevation of the Pole Star is measured to be 90° from any place in the Northern Hemisphere.

20. Hadley’s Octant is used to determine direction in the Southern Hemisphere.

21. The Prime Meridian is also known as the Greenwich Meridian.

22. As one crosses the International Date Line and enters the Western Hemisphere, time is calculated behind by 1 hour.

23. The time difference between a place and its antipode is 24 hour.

24. The equator passes through Brazil.

25. Canada has 5 standard meridians.

26. When the sun is at its highest elevation on a particular meridian, it is considered to be 12noon at that place.

27. The longitudinal difference between two places in the same hemisphere is calculated by adding up their longitudinal values.

28. 6° 45’S is the southernmost latitude of India.

29. In the Western Hemisphere, time decreases with increase in longitude.

30. Time in India is behind Greenwich Mean Time.

31. The local time of Delhi is considered the standard time for India.

32. The International Date Line passes through the Strait of Malacca.

33. The climatic characteristics of various places lying on the same latitude are alike.

34. Longitudes are also known as meridians.

Match the columns

 Column I Column II 1. Effect of rotation a. Seasonal change 2. Effect of revolution b. Evening 3. Before sunrise c. Day and night 4. After sunrise d. Dawn

1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B

 Column 1 Column II 1. International Date Line 90° S 2. Great Circle 2. 180° 3. The latitude of the equator 3. Equator 4. South Pole 4. 0°

1-B, 2-C, 3-D, 4-A

 Column 1 Column II 1. Brazil a. Tropic of Cancer 2. Saudi Arabia b. Tropic of Capricorn 3. Canada c. Equator 4. Australia d. Arctic Circle

1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B

Crossword

Question 1.

Clues:
Down:
1 . The line of latitude that is the Great Circle.
3. The line of longitude that passes across the North and South Poles.
Across:
2. The geographic coordinate that specifies the north south position of a location on the earth’s surface.
4. Latitudes are in this position with each other.
5 . The geographic coordinate that specifies the west-east position of a location on the earth’s surface.
Down:
1. EQUATOR
3. MERIDIAN
Across:
2. LATITUDE
4. PARALLEL
5. LONGITUDE

Question 2.

Clues:
Down:
1. The equator divides the earth into two
2. The northern and southernmost points on the earth’s surface.
Across:
3. The rectangular zones between latitudes and longitudes.
4. The region between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
5. Time all over the world is calculated with respect to the local time at this place.