UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-13th March 2018

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(1) Consider the following statements:

1. Distribution of monsoon rainfall depends upon topography.

2. Breaks in monsoon are related to forming of depression in the Arabian Sea.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) Consider the following about ‘Qutubuddin Ibaq’

1. Founder of Syyed Dynasty

2. Laid foundation for Char Minar

3. Built ‘Quawan ul Islam’, ‘Dhai Din Ka Jhonapara’ mosques

4. Died playing Chaugan(Polo)

a. Only 1, 2 are true

b. Only 3, 4 are true

c. Only 1, 2, 3 are true

d. All are true


(3) Consider the following :

1. Circus clouds and cirro-cumulus clouds are high clouds .

2. Alto stratus clouds and Alto cumulus clouds are middle clouds

3. Stratus clouds and cumulo-nimbus clouds are low clouds .

4. The pressure of warm , moist and unstable air without hygroscopic nuclei cause rain fall.

Choose the correct answer:

A. 1,2,4

B. 1,2,3

C. 2,3,4

D. 1,3,4


(4) As per the anti-defection law, a member of a house belonging to any political party does not get disqualified from being a member of the house if

a. If a nominated member of the house joins any political party after expiry of six months from his date of joining the house.

b. If he abstains from voting in such house contrary to any direction issued by the party

c. If a member after being elected as the presiding officer of the house, voluntarily gives up the membership of his party or
rejoins it.

d. If an independent member joins a politicalparty after such elections.


(5) The acidification of oceans is increasing. Why is this phenomenon a cause of concern?

1. The growth and survival of calcareous phytoplankton will be adversely affected.

2. The growth and survival of coral reefs will be adversely affected.

3. The survival of some animals that have phytoplanktonic larvae will be adversely affected.

4. The cloud seeding and formation of clouds will be adversely affected.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. Only 2

C. 1 and 3

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(6) Which of the following is true about Purna Swaraj:

1. It was the resolution passed by congress with support from leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Subash Chandra Bose

2. Pledge of independence was made one month after the resolution was passed

A. Only 1 is correct

B. Only 2 is correct

C. Both 1 and 2 are correct

D. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct


(7) Which one of the following determines that the Indian Constitution is federal?

A. A written and rigid constitution

B. Vesting of residuary Powers with the Centre

C. An independent judiciary

D. Distribution of powers between the Centre and the States


(8) Assertion (A): Tropical rain forests are disappearing fast from developing countries such as India.

Reason (R): No value is attached to these forests because these are poor in biodiversity.

Code :

a. Both Assertion and Reason are true and Reason is the correct explanation of the Assertion.

b. Both Assertion and Reason are true but Reason is not the correct explanation of the Assertion.

c. Assertion is true, but Reason is false.

d. Assertion is false, but Reason is true.


(9) In India, cluster bean (Guar) is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context?

a. A and R both are true, and R is the correct explanation for A.

b. The gum made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas

c. The leaf extract of this plant has the properties of antihistamines

d. It is a source of high quality biodiesel


(10) Which of the following is/are correct regarding Advance Pricing Agreements(APAs)?

1. It is signed between a taxpayer and the central tax authority
concerning the transfer pricing methodology.2. In India, the APA Programme was introduced as per the provisions of the Income Tax (IT) Act.

Select the correct answer using the code
given below.

(a) 1 Only

(b) 2 Only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


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