21st January, UPSC Prelims Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements regarding “Peaty soil”

1. They found in the areas of heavy rainfall and high humidity and where there is good vegetation.

2. They are normally black in colour.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

(2) Consider the following statements with respect to Paintings in Mughal Period:

1. Mughal Painting reached its climax under Shahjhan.

2. Under Jahangir European Painting was introduced in Mughal court.

3. Special progress was made in Portrait Painting under Akbar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

(3) Consider the following statements:

1. Western liberalism would not recognize any of the communities
existing at all.2. Indian constitution recognizes community based rights like cultural and educational rights of minorities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

(4) Aside from erosion control, ‘Sea buckthorn” is valued for its

1. Nutritious fruits

2. High quality timber

3. Medicinal value

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 2 only

(5) ‘Kudumbashree’ is a women-oriented community-based poverty reduction programme being implemented in which of the following state

A. Tamilnadu

B. Kerala

C. Andhra Pradesh

D. Karnataka

(6) Consider the following statements:

1. Indian plate is moving at a speed of one centimeter per year towards the northwestern direction and is obstructed by Eurasian plate from the north.

2. India has been divided into six earthquake zones by the Government of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

(7) Use of leguminous green manure crop is preferred in comparison to non-legumes because

1. The former adds more nitrogen to the soil.

2. The latter does not provide organic matter to the soil.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. Only 1

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

(8) Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka ?

a. Kalsi

b. Rummindei

c. Special Kalinga Edict

d. Maski

(9) Find out Federal Feature among the following

a. Disciplinary action on IAS, IPS Officers by the State Government.

b. Ratification of states for amending some provisions of constitution

c. The Governor can reserve a bill passed by state legislature for the assent of president.

d. Budget allocation to the states.

(10) Statement (I) : Metal carbides and carbon are used as refractories as they resist oxidation.

Statement (I I) : Metal carbides and carbon are not particularly suitable for high temperature applications.

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




 

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