5th March 2018-UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements regarding Temperate Cyclone

1. Temperate Cyclones are formed in the regions extending between 35-65 degrees latitudes in both the hemispheres due to convergence of two contrasting air masses.

2. After their formation, temperate cyclones move in easterly direction under the influence of westerly winds and control the weather conditions in the middle latitudes.

Which of the above statement is correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) Consider the following about ‘Humayunnama’:

1. Gulbadan Begum wrote Humayunnama

2. It important in understanding gender relations in medieval India

3. Begam witnessed the reign of the three Mughal emperors: Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir

4. Her interest was people and not events.

a. Only 1, 2 are true

b. Only 3, 4 are true

c. Only 1, 2 and 4 are true

d. All are true


(3) Which of the following is wrongly matched?

A. Lake Michigan — Chicago

B. Lake Erie — Detroit

C. Lake Ontario — Toronto

D. Lake Huron – Hamilton


(4) Consider the following statements regarding the Petroleum or crude oil:

1. Petroleum or crude oil is a thick liquid containing a complex mixture of hydrocarbons with sulphur, nitrogen and oxygen.

2. Deposits of crude oil and natural gas are tapped together within the earth crust or under the seafloor.

3. The crude oil is dispersed in pores and cracks in underground rock formations like water saturating a sponge.

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

a. Only I

b. I and II.

c. II and III

d. All of the above


(5) The fundamental object of Panchayati Raj system is to ensure which among the following?

1. People’s participation in development

2. Political accountability

3. Democratic decentralization

4. Financial mobilization

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1, 2 and 3 only

B. 2 and 4 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(6) Consider the following

1. The rebels of 1857 enthroned as the Emperor of India Bahadur
Shah Zafar2. The revolt of 1857 had its beginnings in Meerut


A. 1 is correct

B. 2 is correct

C. Both 1 & 2 are correct

D. Neither 1 & 2 are correct


(7) Choose the incorrect statement about Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),

A. It is Statutory organisation was constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act

B. CPCB is entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

C. It is under ministry of environment forest and climate change.

D. None of the above


(8) The main objective of the 12th FiveYear Plan is

a. Inclusive growth and poverty reduction

b. Inclusive and sustainable growth

c. Sustainable and inclusive growth to reduce unemployment

d. Faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth


(9) Consider the following about Nuclear Plants in India:

1. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board carry out the regulatory and safety functions of the Nuclear Plants.

2. Heavy water (Deuterium Oxide, D2O) is used as moderator and coolant in pressurized heavy water reactors.

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

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None of the above


(10) Consider the following statements:

1. NABARD provides loans to small and marginal farmers.

2. NABARD acts as a regulator for regional rural banks.

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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