20th January 2018, UPSC Prelims Quiz

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(1) According to the Treaty related to Indus water
India is having control over:-

1. Indus

2. Chenab

3. Jhelum

4. Ravi

5. Beas

6. Sutlej

Code

a) 1, 2, 3 and 6

b) 4, 5 and 6

c) 1, 3, 4 and 5

d) 2, 3, 4 and 5

(2) Consider the following statements:

1. Chief Justice of India is consulted in the appointment of other judges of Supreme Court.

2. Judges of the High Court cannot be transferred to other High Court.

3. Parliament has no say in the appointment of judges but it
participates in the removal of judges.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

(3) Soil that is acidic, poor in nutrients with thin cover can be found in

1. Boreal forests

2. Tropical Deciduous forests

3. Temperate forests

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. None of the above

(4) Statement (I) : Normally carbon dioxide is not considered as an air pollutant.
Statement (II) : Carbon dioxide is a constituent of atmospheric air.

Codes:

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

(5) Consider the following statements about Fundamental duties:

1. Similar to DPSP, the courts also take the Fundamental duties into account while reviewing a law.

2. They do not extend to foreigners staying in India.

Which of these is/are true?

A. Only 1

B. Only 2

C. Both

D. None

(6) Which of the following statements about Phytoplankton is INCORRECT?

A. They are the foundation of the aquatic food web.

B. They grow in ocean regions where iron concentrations are very low.

C. They can cause “red tide” in oceans.

D. In the event of their mass mortality, oxygen supply in ocean water would be adversely affected suffocating many species to death.

(7) Consider the following statements.

1. Warren Hastings encouraged the revival of Indian learning.

2. The Calcutta Madrasa was established in 1781.

3. A Sanskrit College was established at Benares by Jonathan Duncan in 1792.

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

A. Only 1

B. 1 and 2

C. 1 and 3

D. 1, 2 and 3

(8) Consider the following statements regarding Hyder Ali.

1. He entered the service of Nanjraj, the Dalwai or prime minister of Mysore, who had made himself the practical dictator over the titular Hindu ruler of the state.

2. When the Marathas invaded Hyder’s territories in 1771, the English didn’t help him.

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

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. 1 and 2

d. Neither

(9) Statement (I) : The size of a hydrogen balloon increases as it rises in the air.
Statement (II) : The material of the balloon can be easily stretched.

Codes:

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

(10) Which among the following is/are the effect of
lowering the CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) by the RBI?

1. Expansion of credit

2. Dear money policy

3. Cheap money policy

4. Contraction of credit

Chose the correct statement(s):

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 4 only




 

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