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8th January Quiz

(1) Coriolis force plays a role in which of the following?

1. Direction of trade winds

2. Formation of meanders

3. Directing Jet Streams

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1, 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) 2 only

(2) The President can NOT act without the advice of the Council of Ministers in which of the following cases?

1. Appointment of Governors in States

2. Dismissal of the council of ministers when it cannot prove the confidence of the Lok Sabha

3. Appointment of Prime Minister when no party has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha

4. Dissolution of the Lok Sabha if the council of ministers has lost its majority

Choose the correct codes

a. 1 Only

b. 2 and 3

c. 1, 2 and 3 Only

d. All of the above

(3) The mixing of warm and cold currents favour the growth of planktons. Why?

A. It brings nutrient rich deep water to the surface.

B. It moderates sea surface water temperatures.

C. It increases amount of sunlight available to planktons.

D. It raises sea water levels facilitating their growth.

(4) Which of the following statements are correct about Vedic age?

1. In Vedic periods male gods were more important than female gods

2. Vedic people worshiped gods for their own spiritual upliftment

3. Slavery system existed in Vedic period

Select the correct answer using code given below.

a. 1, 2, 3

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1 only

(5) Consider the following statements about the coasts of India.

1. The west coast of our country is a high rocky retreating coast.

2. Erosional forms dominate in the west coast instead of depositional forms.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None

(6) The Biodiversity hotspots present in India are located in

1. North-western Himalayas

2. Western Ghats

3. Eastern Ghats

4. Indo-Burma region

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 and 4 only

c. 1, 2 and 4 only

d. 2, 3 and 4 only

(7) “To develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform” belong to which part of constitution?

a) Part 3-Fundamental rights

b) Part 4-DPSP

c) Part 4(A)-Fundamental Duty

d) part 5-Parliament

(8) Consider the following statements with respect to “Doctrine of lapse”

1. It was lord Canning who introduced Doctrine of lapse

2. According to this if the ruler of the state died without natural heir, the kingdom of the ruler was to be annexed by British

3. Jhansi was the first state to be annexed by this policy

Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All

(9) Read the following statements about diseases.

1. They are caused due to lack of nutrients in our diet.

2. They are caused by germs.

3. They can be passed on to another person through contact.

4. They can be prevented by taking a balanced diet.

Which pair of statements best describe a deficiency disease?

a. 1 and 2

b. 1 and 4

c. 2, 3 and 4

d. 3 and 4

(10) Under employment occurs when people

1.Do not want to work

2) Are working in a lazy manner

3) Are working less than what they are capable of doing

4)Are not paid for their work

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 4

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

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