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25th January 2018, UPSC Prelims Static Syllabus Quiz



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(1) Which of the following are ideal conditions of Dew formation?

1. Low relative humidity

2. Short nights

3. Calm air

4. Clear sky

Select the incorrect answer using the codes below.

a) 3 and 4

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(2) The National Commission for ST’s submits its annual report to the –

a. Parliament

b. Union Cabinet

c. President

d. Ministry of Tribal Affairs

(3) Which of the following factors affect temperature distribution at a particular place?

1. Presence of ocean currents.

2. Air mass circulations.

3. Latitude and altitude of the place.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

(4) Consider the following statements:

1. The CAG of India has no control over the issue of money from the consolidated fund of India.

2. CAG of India is a constitutional body.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

(5) Which of the following would accelerate the process of climate change on earth?

1. Deforestation

2. Burning large amounts of fossil fuels

3. Reducing the capacity of oceans to absorb carbon dioxide

Select the correct answer using the codes below

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

(6) Identify the dominating theme in Mesolithic paintings

A. Dancing scenes

B. Hunting scenes

C. People and Children

D. Animals

(7) The Savanna climate is experienced best in Sudan. Why?

A. Due to its small geographical extent

B. Trade winds do not alter the climate of Sudan.

C. There is no wet season other than occasional precipitation spurts in Sudan.

D. Dry and wet seasons are most distinct in Sudan.

(8) Choose the incorrect statements:

1. The Mauryan pillar capital found at Sarnath popularly known as the Lion Capital is the finest example of Mauryan sculptural tradition.

2. It is also our national emblem.

3. This pillar capital symbolizing Dhammachakra pravartana (the first sermon by the Buddha) has become a standard symbol of this great historical event in the life of the Buddha.

Codes :

a. 1 and 2 only

b. All

c. 3 only

d. None

(9) Use of Chlorine to purify water is quite popular. What role does it play in water purification?

1. It is a strong oxidant that rapidly kills many harmful micro-organisms

2. It quickens the sedimentation of solid particles in water.

3. It converts uranium in water to a less harmful form.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of the above

(10) IPR protects the use the information and ideas that are of

(a) Ethical value

(b) Moral value

(c) Social value

(d) Commercial value


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