2nd March 2018-UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz

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(1) Which of the following areas is/are best suited for formation of air masses?

1. an extensive area with broadly uniform surface of earth.

2. areas having anticyclones.

3. hot deserts in tropical regions.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 Only

b) 1 and 3 Only

c) 1 Only

d) 1, 2 and 3 Only


(2) Consider the following on the pardoning power of the President and the Governor

a) President can pardon sentences inflicted by court martial

b) Both President and Governor can pardon death sentences

Which of the following are correct?

a. Only a

b. Only b

c. Both a and b

d. None of them


(3) Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna, was composed by

A. Bihari

B. Surdas

C. Raskhan

D. Kabir


(4) Which of the following is a primary cause of soil
degradation in irrigated cultivated land in India.

a. Silting of land

b. Gully Erosion

c. Alkalization and Salinity of soil

d. Wind erosion


(5) With reference to Nagoya Protocol, sometimes seen in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

2. It refers to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

3. It provides a transparent legal framework for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

4. India is not a signatory to the Protocol.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1, 2 and 3 Only

B. 1 and 3 Only

C. 2 and 4 Only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4



(6) Identify the organization.

1. It was founded by M.G. Ranade and Raghunath Rao.

2. first session was held in Madras in December 1887

3. The Conference advocated inter caste marriages and opposed
kulinism and polygamy.

4. It launched the famous “Pledge Movement”.

A. Indian Association of Calcutta

B. Indian National Conference

C. British India association

D. Indian (National) Social Conference


(7) What is Adjournment Motion?

A. It is terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period

B. It is to cut short the debate on a matter before the house

C. It is to draw attention of the house to a definite matter of urgent public importance

D. None of the above


(8) Consider the following protected areas:

1. Nokrek

2. Achanakmar Amarkantak

3. Seshachalam

4. Manas

Which of the above are included in the world network of Biosphere reserve by UNESCO?

a. 1 and 3 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 1, 2 and 4 Only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(9) Consider the following statements about electric fuses,

1. A fuse is a safety device which prevents damages to electrical circuits and possible fires.

2. If by accident the current exceeds this safe limit, the wires may become overheated and may cause fire. If a proper fuse is there in the circuit, it will blow off and break the circuit.

3. The fuse element is made of zinc, copper, silver, aluminium, or alloys to provide stable and predictable characteristics.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 2 and 3 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 3 Only


(10) Masala Bonds recently been in news, refers to:

(a) Group of international spice industries whose members can
issue bonds to each other.

(b) Offshore rupee denominated bonds issued by Indian corporates to overseas buyers.

(c) Illegal bonds purchased by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs).

(d) Inflation indexed bonds.


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