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23rd January, UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz



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(1) Why does the equator receive comparatively less insolation than the tropics despite being at zero latitude?

1. Zero coriolis force

2. More cloudiness

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

(2) A money bill deals with :

1. Custody of consolidated fund of India.

2. Withdrawal of money from contingency fund of India.

3. The receipt of money on account of the public account of  India.

Select the correct code:

a. 1 and 2

b. 2 and 3

c. 1 and 3

d. All of the above

(3) Which of the following is/ are a part of four point agenda of Prarthana Samaj

1. disapproval of caste system

2. women’s education

3. widow remarriage

4. raising the age of marriage for both male and female

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 3 only

D. 1,2,3 and 4

(4) Biosphere Reserve seeks to conserve

a. Only biological diversity

b. Both biological and cultural diversity

c. Biological diversity, cultural diversity and entire landscape of the reserve

d. Only certain species that may be critically endangered

(5) Consider the following statements:

1. Creating a new state is power of parliament.

2. Equality of opportunity guaranteed only to
Indian citizens.

3. Equality before law guaranteed to only citizens of India.

Which one of the following is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2

B. 1 and 3

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. 2 and 3

(6) A play ‘Neel Darpan’ (1860) portrayed the oppression met out to Indigo cultivators. Name the author of the play:

A. Rabindranath Tagore

B. Abanindranath Tagore

C. Dinbandhu Mitra

D. Dadabhai Naoroji

(7) The eastern coasts of continents within the tropics have much heavier rainfall than the interiors or the west coasts. This is because

1. All western coasts fall in the rain shadow zone.

2. Trade winds cause precipitation blowing to the eastern side.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

(8) Which of the following can be used as bio-fertilizer(s)?

1. Bacteria

2. Fungi

3. Viruses

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1 only

(9) Which among the following are correctly matched?

1. Gandhara School – Kushana

2. Mathura School – Kushana

3. Amravati School – Satvahana


a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2

c. 2 and 3

d. All of these

(10) Which among the following steps can be taken to reduce the fiscal deficit?

1. Increase in official transfers from a foreign government.

2. Encouraging disinvestment of more public sector enterprises.

3. Providing more employment opportunity under MGNREGS.

4. Shifting indirect subsidy on fertilizers into cash transfers.

Select the correct answer using the codes below:

(a) 2 and 4 only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1 and 3 only


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