1st February,2018- UPSC Prelims Static syllabus quiz

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(1) With reference to antecedent rivers, consider the
following statements.

1. An antecedent stream is a stream that maintains its original course and pattern despite the changes in underlying rocks
topography.2. The Peninsular rivers are good example of antecedent rivers in India.

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

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) Which of the following journals Gandhiji was not associated?

a. The Harijan

b. Young India

c. Exploitation of the masses

d. Indian Opinion


(3) Consider the following statement about the ‘National Anthem’ of India.

1. It is originally composed in Bengali.

2. It was first sung at Kolkata Session of Indian National Congress 1907.

Which of the following statement given above is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(4) Which of the following have volcanic origins?

1. Andaman and Nicobar Island

2. Lakshadweep

3. Deccan Trap

4. Aravali range

Select correct answer:

a. 1, 2, 3

b. 2 and 4

c. 1 and 3

d. All the above


(5) A steady increase in the concentration of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) in Earth’s atmosphere can affect India in which of the following ways?

1. Accelerated melting of glaciers with intensification of monsoon can lead to flood disasters in the Himalayan catchments.

2. Sea level can rise at the Indian coasts.

3. Increased temperatures can affect agricultural production.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 2 Only

C. 1 and 3 Only

D. 1, 2 and 3


(6) With reference to Congress Socialist Party (CSP), which of the following statements is/are correct.

1. At the beginning the CSP wanted to work outside the Congress party because of ideological difference.

2. CSP always worked towards replacing the leadership of the Congress because it felt it was incapable.

Choose the correct code:

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(7) Parliament can amend the Constitution with

1. By simple majority.

2. By special majority.

3. By Special majority but with consent of half of all state legislature.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A. 1 and 3

B. 2 and 3

C. Only 3

D. All of these


(8) In the Red Data book published by IUCN, there are some ‘Pink’ and ‘Green’ pages which cover species that are

a. Extinct and Formerly endangered respectively

b. Formerly endangered and Least concern species respectively

c. Critically endangered and Formerly endangered respectively

d. National Animals and Least concern species respectively


(9) Rotavirus vaccination project aims to tackle which of the following diseases?

a. Malaria

b. Hepatitis B

c. Chikungunya

d. Diarrhoea


(10) Which among the following departments comes
under ministry of finance?

1. Department of Expenditure

2. Department of Disinvestment

3. Department of Commerce

4. Department of Financial Services

Chose the answer using the code below:

(a) 1 and 4 Only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 Only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 Only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


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