7th February,2018- Daily Prelims Static+NCERT Syllabus Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements:

1. In the month of January, when the earth is farthest to the sun, there is winter season in the northern hemisphere.

2. The energy radiated from the sun decreases when the number of sunspots increases.

Choose the correct answer from below:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 and 2


(2) Consider the following about National Human Rights Commission

a) It is a Constitutional Body

b) The Chairman should be a retired Chief Justice of India

c) The Chairman and members are appointed by a four member committee consisting of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition of
both the houses and Central Home Minister

Which of the following are correct?

a. Only a

b. Only b

c. Only c

d. a, b and c


(3) Corals reefs are generally absent on the western coasts of continents. This is because

A. western coast of continents witnesses subsidence of air

B. western coast of continents have cold currents

C. western coast of continents have dry winds blowing over them

D. none of the above


(4) Consider the following about ‘Bodhisattva’

1. Bodhisattva means one who has essence of enlightment.

2. It’s a very popular subject in Buddhist art.

3. Most of the bodhisattvas were celestial in nature.

4. The famous Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara was devoted in
Ellora Caves as Padmapani.

Which of the options are correct

a. 1, 2 and 3

b. 1 and 4

c. 2 and 3

d. 1 and 3


(5) Many areas in Rajasthan and adjoining states have arid and desert soils. Which of the following are correct about such soils?

1. they have high phosphate content

2. they have low nitrogen content

3. they are poor in organic matter

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 1 and 3 Only

C. All

D. 2 and 3 Only


(6) Consider the following on the Rajya Sabha or Council of States

a) Fourth Schedule of the Constitution deals with the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha to the states and union territories

b) The representatives of states in the Rajya Sabha are elected by the elected members of state legislative assemblies and state
legislative council.

c) Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha

Which of the following are correct?

A. Only a

B. b and c

C. a and b

D. a, b and c


(7) Consider the following statements regarding the ecosystem.

1. Pyramid of Numbers and Pyramid of Biomass can be upright or inverted.

2. Biomass pyramid gives an idea of the rate of ecological/ecosystem production.

3. The energy flow (transfer of organic molecules) in the ecosystem is unidirectional and is cyclic.

Which of the above statement is correct?

A. Only 1

B. 1 and 2

C. 1 and 3

D. 1, 2 and 3


(8) Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of

a. algae and bacteria

b. algae and fungi

c. bacteria and fungi

d. fungi and mosses


(9) Which of the following is a biofertilizer?

1. Rhizobium

2. Azobacter

3. Azospirilium

4. Blue-Green Algae

a. Only 1

b. Only 1 and 2

c. 1, 2 and 3 Only

d. All of the above


(10) Which of the following can help in bringing fiscal consolidation?

1. Rationalising taxes

2. Bringing a new health programme

3. Reducing subsidies

4. Introduction of GST

Choose the correct answer using the code:

(a) 1 and 4 Only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 Only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 Only

(d) 3 and 4 Only


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