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Daily Prelim STATIC Quiz 9th May 2018

Daily Prelim STATIC Quiz 9th May 2018

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9th May Quiz

1) Earthquake waves get recorded in seismographs located at far off locations. However, there exist some specific areas where the waves are not reported. Such a zone is called the ‘shadow zone’. Consider statements related to shadow zone of P and S waves.

1. Seismographs located at any distance within 105° from the epicentre, recorded the arrival of both P and S-waves.
2. The seismographs located beyond 145° from epicentre, record the arrival of P-waves, but not that of S-waves.
3. A zone between 105° and 145° from epicentre was identified as the shadow zone for both the types of waves.
4. The entire zone beyond 105° does not receive S-waves.

Choose the correct one(s)
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1 ,2 and 3 only
(d) 1,2,3,4

 
2) Consider the following international agreements:

1. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
2. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
3. The World Heritage Convention

Which of the above has/have a bearing on the biodiversity?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3

 
3. In an atomic reactor, heavy water is used. This heavy water is :
A. deionised water
B. an oxide of heavier isotope of oxygen
C. a mixture of ice and water
D. An oxide of heavier isotope of Hydrogen.

 
4. Railway budget has been merged with the Union budget from FY 2017-18. Which of the following statements were true before the merger?

1 The budgetary support given by the Central government to the
Railways was treated as loan in perpetuity (Capital-at-Charge)
2 Ministry of Railway used to remit dividend to the Central government

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 & 1
D) Neither 1 nor 2

 
5. Which of the following documents are presented to the legislature along with the budget?

1. An explanatory memorandum on the budget
2. A summary of demands for grants
3. An Appropriation Bill
4. A Finance Bill
5. The economic survey

(a) 1, 3 and 5
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 5
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

6) The correct chronological order of the four Buddhist councils held Is
(a) Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Pataliputra, Vaishali
(b) Vaishali, Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Pataliputra
(c) Rajagriha, Vaishali, Pataliputra, Kashmir or Jullandhar
(d) Pataliputra, Rajagriha, Kashmir or Jullandhar, Vaishali




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