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4th February, 2018- UPSC Prelims Static & NCERT Syllabus Quiz



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(1) Consider the following countries.

1. Australia

2. Namibia

3. Brazil

4. Chile


Through which of the above country does the Tropic of Capricorn Pass?

a) 1 Only

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


(2) Which of the following are merits of parliamentary form of Government?

1. Prevents Despotism.

2. Harmony between legislature and executive.

3. Ready alternative government.

Select the correct code.

a. 1 and 3

b. 2 and 3

c. Only 1

d. All of these


(3) Consider the following about Shola forests.

1. It is an evergreen ecosystem found only at high altitude regions in tropics.

2. It can be found in Kerala and Tamilnadu.

3. Sholas are generally found at sites where adjacent slopes converge.

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


(4) Consider the following statements.

1. The most abundant gases released from volcanic eruption is Sulphur dioxide.

2. Melted solid inside the earth is called Lava.

3. The ring of fire is the earthquake and volcanic affected area in Pacific Ocean.

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

a. Only 1 and 2

b. Only 3

c. Only 1 and 3

d. 1, 2 and 3


(5) Consider the following statements regarding Finance Commission.

1. It consist of a chairman and three other members.

2. It is to act as the balancing wheel of Indi fiscal federalism.

3. Qualification of members are determined by president.

4. It is constituted under provisions of Article 280.

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

A. 1 and 2

B. Only 2

C. 2 and 3

D. 2 and 4


(6) Consider the following statements:

1. New religious and social movements in the Gangetic valley in the form of Buddhism and Jainism which were part of the shraman tradition emerged during 6th century BC.

2. Both Buddhism and Jainism religions became popular as they opposed the varna and jati systems of the Hindu religion.

3. Yaksha worship was very popular before and after the advent of Buddhism and it was assimilated in Buddhism and Jainism.

Choose the incorrect statements:

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 2 Only

C. 1 and 3 Only

D. None


(7) Conservation reserves and community reserves are the outcomes of amendments made to the Wild Life Protection Act in 2003. Who can declare community reserves?

A. State governments in consultation with the local people

B. Panchayats in consultation with the local community

C. Panchayats after taking permission from the State government

D. Central government after taking into account the suggestions from the local community


(8) Anda ,Harmika,Chatravali , and Tornas are the term associated with which of the following

a. Caves

b. Pillars

c. Stupas

d. Palaces


(9) Consider the following pairs: can

Practice                  Purpose

1. Apiculture :     maintenance of honey bee colonies
2. Sericulture :     production of silk

Which of the above pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. 1 and 2

d. None


(10) If an economy is expecting lower inflation in coming months which among the following situations are present in the economy.

1. Increase in government revenue.

2. Reduction in Repo rate.

3. High food grain production.

4. Central bank increases the repo and reverse repo rate.

Select the correct code:

(a) 1 and 3 Only

(b) 2 and 4 Only

(c) 3 and 4 Only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 Only


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