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1. The earth rotates on its axis from ___________ to ____________
2. The axis of the earth is inclined at an angle of ___________
3. The variation in the length of days and nights is due to _____________ on the earth's axis.
4. The earth's orbit around the sun is __________ in shape.


Solution

1. The correct answer is  west to east.

Explanation: West to east is the direction in which the Earth rotates on its axis.

2. The correct answer is  66.5 degrees.

Explanation: The axis of the Earth is not a straight line. It is inclined at an angle of 66.5 degrees. This causes varying lengths of day and night in both the hemispheres.
 
3) The correct answer is  inclination

Explanation: The Earth's axis is inclined at an angle of 66.5 degrees. This causes varying lengths of day and night in both the hemispheres.

4)The correct answer is  elliptical .

Explanation: Due to the elliptical shape of the orbit, the Earth does not remain equidistant from the Sun throughout the year. There arises situations of aphelion and perihelion.
 

Social Science
Ratna Sagar Geography
Standard VI

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