UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-7th March 2018

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Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz, Solve it here:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” –Vivekananda



(1) Consider the following statements about forest products of India:

1. Soft wood trees include important species such as deodar, poplar, and cedar.

2. Softwood trees provide raw materials for making paper pulp.

3. 70% of the Hardwood is burnt as fuel and only 30% percent is used in industries.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 3 Only

c) 2 and 3 Only

d) 1, 2 and 3


(2) Consider the following

i. Silver made its earliest appearance in India before any
other place in the world.ii. Earliest punched coins were in silver from Kharagpur
and Monghyr.

a. Only i is correct

b. Only ii is correct

c. Both i and ii are correct

d. Neither i nor ii is correct


(3) List-I List- II

A) Habeas Corpus 1. Against the unlawful arrest and detention

B) Mandamus 2. Against Non- performance of public duty

C) Quo Warranto 3. Against the violation of natural justice

D) Certiorari 4. Against the exercise of power without Jurisdiction

Select the correct code:

A. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4

B. A-3, B-1, C-2, D-4

C. A-1, B-2, C-4, D-3

D. A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2


(4) Consider the following statements regarding the primary source of energy:

1. Fossil fuel includes all forms of stored solar energy including coal, lignite, peat, crude oil (petroleum) and natural gas are considered primary sources of energy.

2. The primary energy resources are non-renewable and exhaustible because they are found in finite quantities cannot be renewed if exhausted during one’s lifetime.

3. Their renewal or formation may require millions of years, not within the human life scale, i.e., they are replaced slowly than they are used.

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

a. Only 1

b. 1 and 2

c. 2 and 3

d. All of the above


(5) Which of the following are the reasons for monsoon in India?

1. Presence of ITCZ over Indian land mass.

2. Presence of westerly jet stream over north Indian plain.

3. Intense heating of Indian landmass than the surrounding sea.

Choose the correct code given below:

A. Only 1

B. Only 1 and 2

C. Only 2 and 3

D. Only 1 and 3


(6) Human activities in the recent past have caused the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but a lot of it does not remain in the lower atmosphere because of:

1. Its escape into the outer stratosphere.

2. The photosynthesis by phytoplankton in the oceans.

3. The trapping of air in the polar ice caps.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2

B. Only 2

C. 2 and 3

D. Only 3


(7) Consider the following.

i. M.K. Gandhi requested the British Government to accept the Nehru’s Report, otherwise Congress would launch a Civil Disobedience Movement.

ii. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement from Sabarmati

A. i only true.

B. ii only true.

C. Both are true.

D. Both are wrong.


(8) In context of ecology, what are green mufflers?

a. Plants grown near noisy places to reduce noise.

b. An informal name of mangroves.

c. An environment friendly fuel.

d. None


(9) The blood report of a man showed a huge increase in white blood cells (WBCs) Which of the following inference can be drawn about the man?

1. He may have low haemoglobin levels.

2. He may be suffering from infections.

3. He may have donated blood recently.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 1 and 3 Only

c. Only 2

d. 1, 2 and 3


(10) Recently Ease of living” index was launched by

(a) United Nations

(b) World Bank

(c) World Economic Forum

(d) G-20


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