Earth has two types of motions, namely rotation and revolution. Rotation is the movement of the earth on its axis. The movement of the earth around the sun in a fixed path or orbit is called Revolution. Explore further about Motions of the Earth from Chapter 3 of CBSE Class 6 Geography. Geography is a part of the Social Science subject. Students can also revise all these concepts thoroughly for the exam with the help of CBSE Class 6 Geography Chapter 3 Motions of the Earth Important Questions.
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Motions of the Earth
1. What would happen if the earth did not rotate?
2. What is the angle of inclination of the earth’s axis with its orbital plane?
3. Define rotation and revolution.
4. What is a leap year?
5. Differentiate between the Summer and Winter Solstice.
6. What is an equinox?
7. Why does the Southern Hemisphere experience Winter and Summer Solstice in different times than that of the Northern Hemisphere?
8. Why do the poles experience about six months day and six months night?
9. Christmas is celebrated in summer in Australia. True or False?
10. Direct rays of the sun fall on the equator on 22 December. True or False?
11. A leap year has _______________ number of days.
12. Days are shorter during ___________ season.
13. Which motion of the earth causes changes in the seasons?
14. Areas near the pole get less heat. Justify with reason.
15. State a reason why seasons occur.
16. Give a reason why the days and nights are not of equal length.
17. Mention the time it takes for the earth to complete one rotation around its axis.
18. What is the elliptical orbit?
19. Define the Circle of Illumination.
20. What is earth day?