26th January,2018- UPSC Prelims Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements:

1. During winter, the isotherms deviate to the north over the oceans
and to the south over the continent in the northern hemisphere.2. In the month of January, the isotherms deviate to the north over
the continents and to the south over the oceans in the northern

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.

1. Like the judge of a high court the Advocate- General of a state is appointed by the President of India.

2. A person qualified to be appointed as judge of a High Court can be appointed as Advocate General.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


(3) Consider the following statements regarding “Tropical cyclones”:

1. They are intense high pressure areas confined to the area lying between 30
degree north and 30 degree south latitudes.2. It is similar to a heat engine that is energized by the release of latent heat
on account of condensation of moisture.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(4) Which of the following animal is not present in Ashokan inscriptions

a. Tiger

b. Lion

c. Horse

d. Bull


(5) Which one of the following states has the longest coastline?

A. Gujarat

B. Maharashtra

C. Tamilnadu

D. Andhra Pradesh


(6) Lichens are generally the first community to colonize a bare rock. This is because

A. They can withstand dry conditions.

B. They do not require nutrients for growth.

C. Lichens consume on Mosses.

D. Lichens survive on pollen grains blown by the Wind.


(7) The Savanna climate is experienced best in Sudan. Why?

1. The state Human Rights Commission is Non- Constitutional Body.

2. Any person who passes legal knowledge can be appointed as chairperson by Governor of that state.

3. The recommendation of a state Human Right
Commission are binding on the State Government.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

A. Only 1

B. 1 and 2

C. 2 and 3

D. Only 3


(8) In the Mauryan Empire, what was the duty of Pradeshikas and Rajukas?

a. They worked in judicial capacity.

b. They were responsible for maintaining land records for purpose of tax collection.

c. They managed royal treasury.

d. They presided over local body meetings.


(9) Which of the following contaminants are found in groundwater in India?

1. Arsenic

2. Fluoride

3. Nitrate

4. Sulphate

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2, 3 and 4 only

d. All of the above

(10) Consider the following statements.

1. Agreement on Agriculture.

2. Agreement on Sanitary & Phytosanitary measures.

3. Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs).

Which one among the above deals with Agriculture in the Global economy?

(a) Only 1

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All the above


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