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UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-11th March 2018

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”― Lao Tzu

(1) Consider the following statements:

1. Sugar industry is a seasonal industry.

2. Sugar industry is the second most important agro-based industry in the country.

Which of above statement(s) is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 or 2


(2) Consider the following about ‘Mohammad bin Tuglaq’

i. Well versed in astronomy, mathematics, medicine.

ii. His visionary schemes failed as they were ill-planned and badly executed.

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


(3) Consider the following statements

1. Brahmaputra known as jamuna in Bangladesh.

2. Brahmaputra has a braided channel in its entire length in Assam. 3. Subansiri originates in Tibet.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A. 1 and 2

B. 2 and 3

C. 1 Only

D. All of the above


(4) The acidification of oceans is increasing. Why is this phenomenon a cause of concern?

1. The growth and survival of calcareous phytoplankton will be adversely affected.

2. The survival of some animals that have phytoplanktonic larvae will be adversely affected.

3. The cloud seeding and formation of clouds will be adversely affected.

Which of statements given above is / are correct?

a. 1 and 2

b. Only 2

c. 1 and 3

d. All of the above


(5) The demand for Constituent Assembly elected on the basis of adult franchise’ was for the first time finally accepted in principle by the British Government in

A. Cabinet Mission

B. Mountbatten Plan

C. August Offer

D. Wavell Plan


(6) Consider the following statements about Delhi Manifesto:

1. The manifesto demanded Round Table Conference to discuss on the gradual grant of dominion status in phases

2. The congress must have majority representation at congress as per the manifesto

A. Only 1 is correct

B. Only 2 is correct

C. Both 1 and 2 are correct

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(7) In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase the marine productivity by bringing the:

1. Decomposer microorganisms to the surface.

2. Nutrients to the surface.

3. Bottom-dwelling organisms to- the surface.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2

B. 2 only

C. 2 and 3

D. Only 3


(8) Appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner is recommended by a committee consisting of

a. Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha, Home Minister, Leader of Opposition in
both the houses of parliament

b. Prime Minister, Home Minister, Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha

c. Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Home Minister, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

d. Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister


(9) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding vegetative propagation of plants?

1. Vegetative propagation produces clonal population.

2. Vegetative propagation helps in eliminating the virus.

3. Vegetative propagation can be practiced most of the year.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3


(10) The term Algorithm Trading is often seen in many Economic and Business Newspapers. What does the term imply?

(a) It is an software which makes the trading user friendly.

(b) It is trade between two countries on the basis of a predefined

(c) It is a name of a new index for trading of stocks.

(d) It is trading practice by usage of advanced mathematical models.


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