24th January 2018, UPSC Prelims Quiz

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(1) Which of the following factors contribute to the flow of Equatorial counter-currents?

1. Piling of water near the equator

2. Coriolis force

Select the incorrect answer using the codes below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

(2) Consider the following statements:

1. The time between high tide and low tide, when the water level is falling, is called the flow.

2. The time between the low tide and high tide when the tide is rising, is called the ebb.

Select the not correct answer using the codes given below

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both

d. None

(3) Which of the following are unitary features of Indian Constitution?

1. Emergency Provisions.

2. Veto on state bills.

3. Parliaments Authority over state list.

Select the correct codes:

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. All of these

(4) The “Bhumisparsha” mudra of Buddha symbolizes

a. The earthly nature of all things in Universe

b. The co-dependent rise and fall of all beings in existence

c. Buddha’s victory over Mara

d. That the ultimate spiritual wisdom comes from the earth

(5) It is the largest national park of India and situated at a high altitude. The park is bounded on the north by the banks of the Indus River, and includes the cachements of Markha, Sumdah and Rumbak, and parts of the Zanskar Range. It is

A. Corbett National Park

B. Dachigam National Park

C. Hemis National Park

D. Great Himalayan National Park

(6) Which of the following regions on earth qualify as biodiversity hotspots?

1. Areas where multiple ecological niches occur

2. Zones of High endemism

3. The biodiversity of the region is threatened

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 2 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1 and 2 only

(7) Which of the following were created under provisions of the Constitution of India?

1. National Human Right Commission.

2. National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

3. Special officer for linguistic minorities.

Select the correct answer using following codes.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1 and 3

(8) Consider the following about Dhrupad, a genre in Hindustani classical music.

1. It finds mention in Ain-e-Akbari.

2. The phrases of Dhrupad alapa are slow and contemplative in the beginning, but the tempo increases in stages.

3. It is a sub-set of Khyal form of classical singing.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 2 only

d. All of the above

(9) Which of the following bonds between atoms are formed by sharing of electrons:

a. Ionic bond

b. Covalent bond

c. Hydrogen bond

d. Dipole-dipole interaction

(10) A Whistleblower is someone who

(a) Whistles classical music.

(b) Informs on any illegal, unethical or corrupt activity going on in the organisation.

(c) Is adept in whistling.

(d) Boasts about himself/herself.


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