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(1) Which of the following act as a costal defence against tsunamis and cyclones?

1. Beach sand dunes

2. Mangroves

3. Barrier Islands

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


(2) Consider the following statements about the First Past the Post (FPTP) system followed in India.

1. A party which does not get the majority of votes casted in the elections cannot win.

2. A party gets as much percentage of seats in the legislature as the percentage of overall votes that it has garnered in the elections.

3. Only one MP or MLA can represent an entire parliamentary or assembly constituency respectively.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

a. 1 and 2

b. 2 and 3

c. 1 and 3

d. Only 3


(3) With reference to Barabar caves, consider the following statements:

1. The rock-cut cave carved at Barabar hills near Gaya in Bihar is known as the Lomus Rishi cave.

2. They were built during the reign of Chandragupta.

3. They were dedicated to ajivikas .

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 2 and 3

D. All


(4) Gravity anomaly at different places on earth can be attributed to

1. Uneven distribution of mass of the material in the crust of the earth

2. Variation of magnetic field lines near the poles

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 Only

b. 2only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None


(5) Which of the following is NOT a part of the Collective privileges of each house of Parliament?

A. The courts are prohibited to inquire into the proceedings of a House or its committees.

B. The house can make rules to regulate its own procedure and the conduct of its business and to adjudicate upon such matters.

C. The house can punish members as well as outsiders for breach of its privileges or its contempt by even suspension and imprisonment.

D. It has the right to transfer to itself a case pending in the Judiciary that is concerned with a member of that house.


(6) Which of the following were not the features of the Harappan houses?

1. Rectangular houses

2. Widespread use of wood

3. Brick-dried bathrooms and wells

4. Most of the houses had central court yard.

Select the correct code:

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1 and 4

C. 2 only

D. All of the above


(7) Statement (I) : Green energy refers to one which does not harm the ecosystem of planet Earth.
Statement (ll) : All renewable energy is green energy.

A. Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are individually true and Statement (II) is the correct explanation of Statement (I)

B. Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are individually true, but Statement (II) is not the correct explanation of Statement (I)

C. Statement (I) is true, but Statement (II) is false

D. Statement (I) is false, but Statement (II) is true


(8) Water kept in an earthen pot becomes cool because of

a. Diffusion

b. Evaporation

c. Transpiration

d. Osmosis


(9) Consider the following statements:

1. National Agricultural Portal, eNAM, is designed to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.

2. Farmers can showcase their produce online from the nearest market and the buyer can quote his price from anywhere.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


(10) Which of the following have caused a threat to Mangrove forests throughout the world?

1. Dams and irrigation reducing the amount of water reaching mangrove forests

2. Destruction of coral reefs

3. Oil pollution in mangrove waters

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above


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