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Video of Tropical Cyclone

(1) Tropical cyclones are not formed near the equator because

A. Sea temperatures are not high enough to form a cyclone

B. There is absence of a warm and cold front in tropical regions

C. Atmospheric pressure at tropical areas is higher than adjoining sub- tropics

D. The wind flow pattern in the region reduces chances of formation of a tropical cyclone

(2) Below is a list of important Harappan cities:

1. Lothal

2. Dholavira

3. Harappa

4. Ropar

5. Mohenjodaro

6. Kalibangan

Select the code which suggests that the cities lying in Pakistan:

a. 2, 3, 4

b. 1, 2, 4, 6

c. 3 and 5

d. 2, 4 and 5

(3) With regard to Rajya Sabha, consider the following statements

1.The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the RajyaSabha.

2. One third of its members retire at the expiration of every three years.

3. 12 members are nominated to RajyaSabha by the President for their expertise in specific fields of art, literature, science, and social services.

Choose the correct codes

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2

C. 2 and 3

D. 1 and 3

(4) Consider the following statements with respect to subsidiary alliance

1. It was introduced by lord Wellesley

2. According to this Indian ruler ceded his part of territory or paid in cash for maintenance of British army in his court perpetually

Select the correct answer using code given below.

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both

d. None

(5) Water vapour in the atmosphere, in percentage terms, generally

1. Decreases with altitude

2. Increases with the distance from equator towards poles

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None

(6) A biosphere Reserve is demarcated in 3 regions – Core, Buffer and Transition Zone.
Consider the following about it.

1. The core zone is generally kept free from human pressures external to the system.

2. Tourism, fishing and grazing cannot be permitted in the Buffer zone.

3. Settlements and crop lands can be found in transition zones.

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 only

(7) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Adjournment Motion?

1. Its main object is to draw the attention of the House to a recent matter of urgent public importance.

2. The Rajya Sabha cannot make use of this procedure because it involves an element of censure against government.

3. It must be supported by not less than 100 members for introduction.

Choose the correct codes

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) only 2

d) All

(8) Largest and smallest states of India in terms of geographical area respectively are

A. Rajasthan and Sikkim

B. Madhya Pradesh and Goa

C. Maharashtra and Sikkim

D. Rajasthan and Goa

(9) On tossing a coin in a moving train, the coin falls behind. Motion of the train is?

a. Accelerated

b. Uniform

c. Circular

d. Decelerated

(10) Increase in Trade barriers will

1. Protects domestic production

2. Increase Import

3. Promotes Ease of doing business

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only


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