26th February 2018-UPSC Prelims Static+NCERT Syllabus Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements.

1. Dendritic drainage pattern is formed when the primary tributaries of main rivers flow parallel to each other and secondary tributaries join them at right angles.

2. The rivers of northern plains are good example of Dendritic drainage pattern.

Which of the statements above is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) With reference to Species richness, consider the following statements:

1. Two communities cannot have the same species richness.

2. Speciation generates new species and adds to species richness.

3. Extinction reduces species richness.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 3


(3) What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in West Asia as one proceeds from north to south?

1. Abu Dhabi

2. Manama

3. Muscat

4. Doha

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 4-2-1-3

B. 2-3-4-1

C. 2-4-1-3

D. 4-3-2-1


(4) Consider the following statements related to Finance commission:

i. The earliest coins were mostly made of Silver.

ii. Indo-Greeks introduced Gold coins.

iii. Coins were made out of burnt clay during Kushan Period.

iv. Kushans issued largest Gold Coins.

a. i, ii are true

b. ii, iii are true

c. ii, iv are true

d. All are true


(5) Consider the following statements with respect to financial emergency.

a) It cannot extend beyond 6 months at a time

b) Repeated parliamentary approval is required for its continuation

Which of following statements are incorrect?

A. Only a

B. Only b

C. Both a and b

D. None of them


(6) Consider the following statements regarding Eco-sensitive Zone:

1. These are the land falling inside the protected areas which act as the shock absorber to ecological damages.

2. These are declared to prevent ecological damage caused due to developmental activities around the protected areas.

3. Eco-sensitive Zones are declared under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

A. 1 Only

B. 1 and 3 Only

C. 2 and 3 Only

D. 1, 2 and 3


(7) Who takes the oath as “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law”

A. President

B. Vice President

C. Prime Minister

D. Supreme Court Judge


(8) Consider the following.

i. Ramsay McDonald, the British Prime Minister convened the
Round Table Conference in London.ii. Tej Bahadur Sapru, Ambedkar, C V Chintamani attend the First Round Table Conference.iii. Mahatma Gandhi participated In the Second Round Table
conference after signing the Gandhi-Irwin Pact of March 1931

a. i only true.

b. ii only true.

c. i, iii only true.

d. All are true.


(9) Consider the following statements about Scholarship for Higher
Education (SHE):

1. It is a component scheme under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)

2. It is a flagship programme under Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

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

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None


(10) With reference to the anti-dumping duty, consider the following statements:

1. It is a tariff that a domestic government imposes on foreign
imports.2. In India, it is recommended by the Union Ministry of Commerce, while the Union Finance Ministry imposes it.

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


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