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NCERT Quiz, 7th December, 2017

BETTER EXPLANATION: Added selected video to know tsunami

1. Which of the following is true about Deccan Traps?

      
a. It is a large carbon deposit located in Deccan plateau.

      
b. It is a large volcanic deposit located in Deccan plateau of west central India.

      
c. It is a large iron ore deposits located in Deccan plateau of west central India.

      
d. It is a large diamond deposit located in Deccan plateau.

2. Three Round Table Conferences held between 1930-32. Consider the following in this regard:

      1. Mahatma Gandhi attended the first Round table conference.

      2. He attended only one Round table conference out of the three Round table conferences held.

      3. He opposed the separate electorates for the “Untouchables” in the Round table conference he attended.

Which of the above is/are correct ?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 1 and 3 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. All the above

3. Which of the following areas is/are not covered under the Human Development Index?

      1. Poverty

      2. Empowerment

      3. Life expectancy

      4. Inequalities

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 3 and 4

4. Consider the following statements about the Coins issued in the ancient India:

      1. The earliest coins recovered from excavations in India had symbols punch-marked on them and were made of silver and copper.

      2. The first gold coins were issued in India by the Guptas.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both

d. None

5. Article 368 provides for the procedure for amendment of the Constitution. With regard to amendment, consider the following:

      1. All amendments to the Constitution are initiated only in the Parliament.

      2. The Constitution Commission is required to amend the Constitution.

      3. After the passage of the amendment bill in the Parliament and in some cases, in State legislatures, referendum is required for ratification of the amendment.

      4. Sovereignty of elected representatives is the basis of the amendment procedure.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 and 4 Only

b. 1 and 2 Only

c. 2 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 4 Only

6. Indian Constitution has adopted a system of Checks and Balance for smooth functioning of the three organs of the government. Which of the following are the instruments of parliamentary control over the executive?

      1. No Confidence Motion

      2. Both Zero Hour and Half-an-hour discussion

      3. Comptroller and Auditor General

      4. Amendment Provisions

      5. Public Accounts Committee

      6. Emergency provisions

Select the correct code.

a. 1, 3, 4 and 5 Only

b. 1, 2, 3 and 5 Only

c. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Only

d. 1, 2, 3,4, 5 and 6

7. Consider the following:

      1. About 80 per cent of the coal deposits in India is of anthracite type and is of non-coking grade.

      2. Crude petroleum occurs in sedimentary rocks of the tertiary period

      3. Uranium deposits occur in the Laterite rocks.

      4. World’s richest monazite deposits occur in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and also in Orissa

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 Only

b) 2 and 4 Only

c) 1, 3 and 4 Only

d) 1, 2 and 4 Only

8. Consider the following statements about tsunamis

      1. The speed of wave in the ocean depends upon the depth of water. It is more in the shallow water than in the ocean deep.

      2. As a result of this, the impact of tsunami is less over the ocean and more near the coast where they cause large-scale devastations

      3. Over deep water the tsunami has very short wave-length and large wave-height.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 2 Only

d. All Three

9. Consider the following statements about Epiphytes – a plant species:

      1. They grow parasitically upon another plant

      2. They derive their moisture and nutrients from the air and rain.

      3. They may harm the forest trees.

Which of the following is/are true in this connection?

a. 1 and 3


b. 1 and 2

c. Only 2

d. All of the above

10. In the Geological Time Scale, the extinction of dinosaurs took place in

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

      
a. Cretaceous period

      
b. Permian Period

      
c. Devonian Period

      
d. Triassic Period




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