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Daily Prelim Quiz 7th February 2019

Daily Prelim Quiz 7th February 2019

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7th February Quiz

1) With reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), consider the following statements:
1. It is a non – governmental organization which aims to ensure that international trade of wildlife does not threaten their survival.
2. The species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree of protection they need.
3. CITES has its own enforcement authority to regulate international trade in wild fauna and flora.
4. CITES regulates international trade in wild fauna and flora listed in its Appendices on the basis of a system of permits and certificates.
Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

2) With reference to productivity, consider the following statements:
1. Primary productivity is the amount of biomass or organic matter produced per unit area over a period of time in the first trophic level.
2. Photosynthetic capacity of plants and photosynthetic active radiation are the only factors which determine the primary productivity.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

3) Which of the following countries share land boundary with Rwanda, an African nation which was recently in news?
1. Zimbabwe
2. Democratic Republic of Congo
3. Kenya
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

 

4) Consider the following States:
1. Assam
2. West Bengal
3. Himachal Pradesh
In which of the above States does tropical evergreen vegetation occur?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

5) Both Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and National Pension System (NPS) are related to retirement benefits. Which one of the following statements best represents an important difference between the two?
(a) Government bears the burden of paying a fixed rate of return every year for EPF, while NPS is market-linked and returns are based on the performance of the funds
(b) EPF is tax-free, while for NPS tax is imposed on withdrawal
(c) EPF is provided only for the unorganized sector workers, while NPS is provided only for the organized sector workers
(d) Both (a) and (b)

 

6) With reference “The Man Booker Prize’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English by authors from United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations only.
2. The prize is awarded every two years to a living author who published fiction either originally in English or whose work was generally available in translation in the English language.
3. It is also known as the Man Booker International Prize.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) none

 

7) With reference to Phytoplankton consider the following statements:
1. It has a great role in making the ocean the largest carbon sink.
2. They are the first trophic level component of aquatic food chain.
3. It uses bioluminescence phenomenon for communication when they have stresses in the water body.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3




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