UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-14th March 2018

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(1) In India which of the following areas receive high rainfall of 200 cm?

1. Eastern Himalayas

2. Western Ghats

3. Coromandal Coast

Choose the correct code given below:

a) 2 only

b) Only 1 and 2

c) Only 2 and 3

d) Only 1 and 3

 

(2) Consider the following statements about ‘Main Departments of Sultanate’

i. Diwan I Arz – royal hunts

ii. Diwan I Insha – intelligence and information

iii. Barid-i-mamlik – State Correspondence

iv. Amir-i-Shikar – Military Department

a. Only 1, 2 are true

b. Only 3, 4 are true

c. None

d. All are true

 

(3) Tropical cyclones do not form over equator. This is because

1. Equator is a zone of wind convergence.

2. The temperature over equator is too high.

3. There are no fronts over equator.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. None

 

(4) Consider the following about Censure Motion

a) It need not state the reasons for its adoption in the Lok Sabha.

b) If it is passed in the Lok Sabha, the council of ministers need not resign from the office.

Which of the following are correct?

a. Only a

b. Only b

c. Both a and b

d. None of them

 

(5) The Temperate Grassland or Shrub-Land Biome is commonly known as –

1. Steppe in Central Asia

2. Prairie in North America

3. Veld in South America

Choose the correct option:

A. 1 and 2

B. 1 and 3

C. 2 and 3

D. 1, 2 and 3

 

(6) Which of the following statements is/are true about the Civil Disobedience Movement:

1. Congress was declared illegal after the movement was resumed after Gandhi’s return from London

2. The Red Shirts carried on the movement in the North Eastern
Regions

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 of the following is Incorrect regarding State Election Commission

1. The State Election Commission is under the supervision of the Election Commission of India.

2. The State government is required to appoint a State Election Commissioner

A. Only 1

B. Only 2

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

 

(8) In an Ecotone, the species which become abundant are called:

a. Edge species

b. Keystone species

c. Endemic species

d. Foster species

 

(9) With reference to Neem tree, consider the following statements:

1. Neem oil can be used as a pesticide to control the proliferation of some species of insects and mites.

2. Neem seeds are used in the manufacture of biofuels and hospital detergents.

3. Neem oil has applications in pharmaceutical industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 3

 

(10) The term ‘narrow banking’ is best described as

(a) Banks acting only as payment banks

(b) Banking by non-banking financial companies

(c) Limited areas of operation by banks

(d) Banks lending only to risk free sectors




 

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