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The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn - Gloria Steinem

The act of unlearning is an excellent form of learning. Infact, you will need the skills of unlearning if you intend to become an expert in your desired field.

Do yourself a favor by unlearning, learning and re-learning on a daily basis

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much - Jim Rohn

There's something special about you. It doesn't matter whether you work for a company or someone; what matters is the amount of investment you've made on yourself.

Investing in yourself is the best life plan you can design for your future

Smile - Len Academy

Peace begins with a smile - Mother Teresa

Never underestimate the power of your smile. It can lift up the depressed, improve the mood of the downtrodden and even discourage a suicidal attack. Also remember that your smile makes you more beautiful

Smile always for your own good and the good of others

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change - Carl Rogers

To perfect your learning process, you must learn, unlearn and re-learn. Infact, we all need to learn how to unlearn those vices we know about ourselves.

Do you know that seeing the devastating consequences of vices (perhaps in movies or real-life) can initiate the unlearning processes in one who does such?

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can - Arthur Ashe

Start now. You've got all it takes to achieve greatness, so no environment can limit you. Just begin something, give in your best and don't stop.

Remember, don't stop giving your best if you truly desire greatness. Nothing can stop you except yourself


Earth's distance from the sun is approximately _____ million kilometers.

  • A. 147

  • B. 85

  • C. 40

  • D. 220

  • E. 309

  • F. 400

ANSWER: 147

Earth's distance from the sun is 141.27 kilometres. This is an ideal distance because at this range, the sun isn't too close nor too far from the earth. This prevents extreme cold or heat from reaching the earth's biosphere.

Which of the following is not a branch of physical geography?

  • A. Economic Geography

  • B. Religious Geography

  • C. Social Geography

  • D. Resource Geography

  • E. Settlement Geography

  • F. Industrial Geography

ANSWER: Resource Geography

Resource geography is not a branch (or type) of human geography.

Human geography focuses on the study of human beings, their origin, race and they are affected by the earth.

Please read more on human geography here

Water resource geography is a branch under physiography.

  • A. True

  • B. False

ANSWER: True

Water resource geography is branch under physiography (or physical geography). It deals with the various water resource, their management and distribution across the earth.

Please read more on branches of geography here

With regards to ozone, which of the following is incorrect?

  • A. Ozone is a triatomic molecule

  • B. Ozone layer aids in preventing excess ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth

  • C. Ozone is a natural greenhouses gas

  • D. Ozone comprises of oxygen molecules only

  • E. Ozone layer brings about a global warming on earth

  • F. Ozone is present in the stratosphere

ANSWER: Ozone layer brings about a global warming on earth

Ozone is a natural greenhouse gas and thus does not bring about global warming on earth. Conversely, man-made greenhouse gases in their excesses results into earth's global warming.

Examples of man-made greenhouse gases include methane and carbon(IV)oxide.

Please read more on the functions of the atmosphere here

The atmosphere makes the followings possible on earth except _____.

  • A. Photosynthesis

  • B. Respiration

  • C. Rain

  • D. Ultraviolet rays

  • E. Global communication

  • F. Weather

ANSWER: Ultraviolet rays

Ultraviolet (UV) rays originates naturally from the sun and not the atmosphere. In fact, a layer of the atmosphere aids in reducing the levels of UV rays that reaches the earth (from the sun).

Please read more on functions of the atmosphere here

The interface forming a boundary between the stratosphere and mesosphere is termed _____.

  • A. Mesoface

  • B. Mesopause

  • C. Mesostart

  • D. Stratoface

  • F. Stratopause

  • F. Stratostart

ANSWER: Stratopause

The interface forming a boundary between two layers of the atmosphere is always named with a 'pause' at its end. For instance:

  • Stratopause: Interface between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.

  • Mesopause: Interface between the mesosphere and the ionosphere.

  • Tropopause: Interface between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

You can read more on the layers of the atmosphere here

Which layer of atmosphere is closest to the earth?

  • A. Thermosphere

  • B. Mesosphere

  • C. Stratosphere

  • D. Ionosphere

  • E. Troposphere

  • F. Exosphere

ANSWER: Troposphere

Troposphere - Len Academy

The layer of atmosphere closet to earth is the troposphere. It has a height of about 0 - 13 miles (or 0 - 20km) from earth's surface.

The troposphere contains water vapour and this make it a point of weather development.

Understand that helicopters and light aircrafts will often fly in this layer of atmosphere (troposphere).

Please read more on the layers of the atmosphere here

Argon makes up _____ percent of the atmosphere.

  • A. 0.93

  • B. 0.002

  • C. 0.0005

  • D. 0.00009

  • E. 0.00005

  • F. 0.036

ANSWER: 0.93%

The atmosphere consists of gases that surrounds the entire surface of the earth. The diagram below shows the percentage composition of these gases:

Gas composition of the atmosphere - Len Academy

Please read more on the atmosphere here

The following comprises the solar system except _____.

  • A. Comets

  • B. Asteroids

  • C. Lightenings

  • D. Interplanetary medium

  • E. Meteoroids

  • F. Planets

ANSWER: Lightenings

Lightenings aren't constituents of the solar system.

The solar system is defined as a system comprising the sun, all the planets that revolve around it; including their moons, comets, meteoroids, asteroids and interplanetary medium.

We can therefore list the contents of the solar system into the followings:

  • Sun

  • Stars

  • Planets

  • Moons or Satellites

  • Comets

  • Meteoroids

  • Asteroids

  • Interplanetary medium

Note: The interplanetary medium are the small scattered particles that exists between the planets and other constituent bodies of the solar system. It consists mainly of gas and dust.

Please read more on the solar system here

Which of the following is a planet?

  • A. Makemake

  • B. Roundcube

  • C. Squareline

  • D. Plutanept

  • E. Stardime

  • F. None of the above

ANSWER: Makemake

Makemake is classified as one of the uncategorized planets. The others include:

  • Ceres
  • Eris
  • Haumea

However, we have 9 categorized planets. Beginning from the closest to the sun, these are:

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
  5. Jupiter
  6. Saturn
  7. Uranus
  8. Neptune
  9. Pluto

Please read more on the solar system in geography here

The following are true concerning the gas planets except _____.

  • A. Neptune is an example of a gas planet

  • B. They are also referred to as jovian planets

  • C. They have rings around them

  • D. They are smaller in size when compared to earth

  • E. They are also referred to as gas giants

  • F. They are composed mainly of hydrogen and helium gas

ANSWER: They are smaller in size when compared to earth

The gas planets (also called jovian planets or gas giants) are bigger in size when compared to earth. They also have many satellites.

Examples of gas planets include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These planets have rings around them.

You can read more on gas planets here

The following are characteristics of terrestrial planets except _____.

  • A. They have rocky surfaces

  • B. Their surfaces are compact in nature

  • C. They have no rings around them

  • D. Uranus is an example of terrestrial planet

  • E. They rotate slowly around their satellites

  • F. The have few number of satellites

ANSWER: Uranus is an example of terrestrial planet

Examples of terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Note: Terrestrial planets are also referred to as Rocky planets.

Please read more on the types of planets here

Planets can be classified under the following headings except _____.

  • A. Size

  • B. Shape

  • C. Mass

  • D. Time of discovery

  • E. Composition

  • F. Relative positioning to the sun

ANSWER: Shape

Planets are not classified based on their shapes.

Please read more on the Classification, Types and Characteristics of Planets here

The following are branches of physiography except _____.

  • A. Oceanography

  • B. Geomorphology

  • C. Envirogeography

  • D. Paleography

  • E. Glaciology

  • F. Bio-Geography

ANSWER: Envirogeography

Envirogeography is not a branch of physiography.

Physiography, also know as physical geography, is classified as one of the types of geography. (Other types of geography include Human Geography and Environmental Geography).

All the options in the above question are considered as branches of physiography except envirogeography.

Note: Physiography deals with the physical characteristics or features of the earth, including the inner layers of the earth.

Please read more on Branches of Geography here

Sedimentary rocks are formed from the following processes except _____.

  • A. By the transformation of a protolith

  • B. By the transportation and subsequent deposition of weathered remains of pre-existing rocks

  • C. By the accumulation and lithification of detrital rocks

  • D. By their precipitation from solution

  • E. By processes resulting from biogenic activity

  • F. All of the above

Answer: By the transformation of a protolith

A protolith means an existing or original rock. When a protolith is transformed or changed into a new rock, such new rock is termed a metamorphic rock

Please read more on Types and Characteristics of rock and their formation here

The following are examples of igneous rock except _____.

  • A. Tuff

  • B. Gneiss

  • C. Granite

  • D. Pegmatite

  • E. Gabbro

  • F. Pumice

Answer: Gnesis

Gnesis is an example of Metamorphic rock

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Geography topics

Branches of Geography: Physical and Environmental Geography Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, First Term Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, Second Term Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, Third Term Classification | Types of Planets and their Characteristics Planets of the Solar System with their Characteristics Functions of the Atmosphere Layers of the Atmosphere Solar System in Geography Atmosphere: Composition of the Atmosphere


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