Concept of Time - KAS Geography Online Class 5

The world time zone was formed, relating longitude and the rotation of the earth. The Prime Meridian is the center of time zone extending from 71⁄2oW and 71⁄2 o E longitudes.

Concept of Time

Concept of Time Geography

The world time zone was formed, relating longitude and the rotation of the earth. The Prime Meridian is the center of time zone extending from 71⁄2oW and 71⁄2 o E longitudes. The 24 hours’ time zone system had been developed so that all the time zones should be referred with respect to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as per First Meridian Conference 1884.







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    • 1. The equator is 
      • A) 0° latitude
        B) 180° latitude
        C) 90° longitude
        D) 0° longitude
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 2. Identify the country in the continent of South America through which the equator does not pass through
      • A) Ecuador
        B) Columbia
        C) Brazil
        D) Peru
    • Answer
      • D

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    • 3. Consider the following statements
      • i) Latitudes run parallel to the equator with 0° at the equator and 90° at the poles.
        ii) Longitudes meet at north and south poles.

        A) i and ii are correct
        B) Only i is correct
        C) Only ii is correct
        D) Both are incorrect
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 4. Consider the following statements
      • i) The difference of time for 1 degree longitude is 4 minutes.
        ii) The prime meridian is the centre of the time zone extending from 7.50° W to 7.50° E.
        iii) The world is divided into 24 time zones which are 1 hour apart.
        iv) Moving towards east, the time referred to the Greenwich Time is GMT – time as per longitude.

        Which of the following statements are correct?

        A) i, ii and iii
        B) ii, iii and iv
        C) i, iii and iv
        D) i, ii, iii and iv
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 5. The Indian Standard Time is calculated based on the meridian which passes through
      • A) New Delhi
        B) Mirzapur
        C) Bhopal
        D) Muzzafarpur
    • Answer
      • B

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    • 6. Identify the country which has only one time zone
      • A) Russia
        B) France
        C) India
        D) Canada
    • Answer
      • C

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    • 7. Consider the following statements
      • i) GMT means Greenwich Mean Time.
        ii) IST is calculated based on 82.5 °E longitude.
        iii) International Date Line passes through 180° longitude.
        iv) France has the most number of time zones.

        Identify the correct statements.

        A) i, ii and iii
        B) ii, iii and iv
        C) i, iii and iv
        D) i, ii, iii and iv
    • Answer
      • D

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