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(1) Areas near the equator receive more direct solar radiation than areas near the poles. However, these areas do not constantly get warmer and warmer. Why?

1. Regions near equator reflect all the heat received back to space.

2. Ocean waves and winds transport the heat from the lower latitudes to higher latitudes.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

(2) Which of the following is a compulsory provision under the 73rd constitutional amendment Act?

1. 21 years to be the minimum age for contesting elections to panchayats.

2. Organisation of Gram Sabha in a village or group of villages.

3. Establishment of a State Election Commission for conducting elections to the panchayats.

4. Establishment of District Planning Committee for consolidation of plans prepared by the local bodies

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1, 2 and 3

b. 1 and 2

c. 2 and 4

d. All

(3) Why ‘Sacred Groves’ hold an important place in the design of environmental conservation policy in India?

A. It shows how remote forests are better preserved than open forests.

B. It shows the importance of community-led conservation.

C. It shows how legally protected forests do better than non-protected forests.

D. It shows how grant of land rights to tribals can result in better conservation.

(4) The “Home charges” mentioned in the drain theory by Dadabhai Naoroji included

1. Profits from local trade monopolies by the British

2. Remittances out of British official’s income sent to Europe

3. Charges of British administrative setup in India

Select the correct answer using code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. None of the above

(5) In the election of the President, every elected member of either House of Parliament shall have such number of votes as may be obtained by dividing the

A. Total population of India by the total number of seats in all the State legislative assemblies

B. Total number of votes assigned to MLAs of the states by the total number of the elected MPs

C. Total votes assigned to the President by the total number of seats in
Parliament

D. Total strength of Parliament by the number of nominations filed for the President’s office

(6) The basic cause of Monsoon climate is the

A. Alternation of warm and cold currents

B. Upper air circulation along with jet streams

C. Difference in the rate of heating and cooling of land and sea

D. Presence of obstructing mountains in the path of planetary winds

(7) Which of the following category of sites can be recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites?

1. Habitats hosting rare, endangered and exceptional biodiversity

2. Regions that are outstanding examples of earth’s record of life or its geological processes

3. Any human made structure that has survived over a thousand years and is still conserved by a national government

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 3

C. 1 and 2

D. All

(8) Consider the following details regarding seals of the Harappan Age:

1. The figures and signs, on the seals are carefully cut with a burin.

2. These copper tablets might have also been in use as amulets.

3. Inscriptions on the copper tablets seem to be associated with the animals portrayedon them.

Select the correct statement:

a. 1 only

b. Both 1 and 3

c. Both 1 and 2

d. All of the above

(9) Apart from HIV-AIDS, diseases that can be acquired during the tattooing process are

1. Hepatitis – B

2. Typhoid

3. Ebola

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 and 3 onl

c. 1 only

d. All of the above

(10) Which of the following factors is/are considered in preparing Human Development Report of United Nation Development Program (UNDP)?

1. Gross National Income.

2. Life Expectancy.

3. Literacy Rate.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only




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