[SOLVED] 15 September 2017 | UPSC CAPF Asst. Commandent | Quiz #2

Q.1) In February 2016, Ms. Archana Ramasundaram became the first woman Director-General of

a) Central Reserve Police Force

b) Border Security Force

c) Sashastra Seema Bal

d) Central Industrial Security Force

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the Pangong Tso Lake which was recently in news:

  1. It is a brackish water lake.
  2. Spiti river drains into it.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.3) For environmental release and use in the fields of the genetically modified seeds, the clearance/approval of which of the following bodies is required?

  1. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee
  2. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.4) Consider the following pairs:

           <u>Physicist</u>                               <u>Major Contribution / Discovery</u>

  1. Christiaan Huygens             Law of electromagnetic Induction
  2. James Clerk Maxwell          Wave Theory of Light
  3. Victor Francis Hess             Cosmic Radiation
  4. Paul Dirac                           Theory of nuclear forces

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) 3 only

 

Q.5) Which of the following countries severed its relations with Taiwan and established diplomatic ties with China in June?

a) Sao Tome

b) Panama

c) Nicaragua

d) Fiji

 

Q.6) Which of the following pairs with reference to the member and portfolio held in the interim government (1946) is not correctly matched?

a) Jawahar Lal Nehru : External Affairs

b) Rajendra Prasad : Defence

c) C Rajagopalachari : Education and Arts

d) John Mathai : Industries and Supply

 

Q.7) Which among the following fundamental forces of nature operates over the shortest range

a) Gravitational force

b) Strong nuclear force

c) Weak nuclear force

d) Electromagnetic force

 

Q.8) Which of the following was not a feature introduced by the Government of India Act, 1919?

a) Dual scheme of governance

b) Communal representation

c) Bicameralism

d) Separate provincial and central budgets

 

Q.9) Which of the following is not a part of the procedure to remove a High Court judge from its office?

a) A motion signed by at least 50 Rajya Sabha members or 100 Lok Sabha members is presented to the Presiding officer of the House

b) A three member committee is constituted to investigate the charges

c) The President makes the report of this committee be laid down on the floor of the Houses

d) The motion is passed by a special majority of both the Houses and an address is made to the President for the removal of the judge

 

Q.10) One unified atomic mass unit is defined as

a) (1/12) of the mass of an atom of Carbon-12 isotope excluding the mass of electrons

b) (1/12) of the mass of an atom of Carbon-14 isotope including the mass of electrons

c) (1/12) of the mass of an atom of Carbon-12 isotope including the mass of electrons

d) (1/12) of the mass of an atom of Carbon-14 isotope excluding the mass of electrons

 

Q.11) ‘Dfc’ type of climate is found in

a) Tamil Nadu Coast

b) Arunachal Pradesh

c) Kerala and Karnataka coast

d) Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

 

Q.12) Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to have a cyber-police station in each district simultaneously?

a) Tamil Nadu

b) Gujarat

c) Kerala

d) Maharashtra

 

Q.13) Strait of Bosporus separates the continents of

a) Asia and Europe

b) Europe and North America

c) Asia and Africa

d) Africa and Europe

 

Q.14) The ruins of Vijayanagara at Hampi were brought to light in 1800 by

a) Colonel Colin Mackenzie

b) Sir John Shore

c) Andrew Fraser

d) John Marshall

 

Q.15) At which one of the following places the largest mammal found has adapted to take up its fresh water supply from the morning dew on the leaves?

a) Karang Island in Loktak Lake

b) Pirotan Island in Gulf of Kutch

c) Nalaban Island in Chilka Lake

d) Rutland Island in Andaman & Nicobar

 

Q.16) Relation between Plants, Mangroves and Halophytes is best represented by

a) two distinct concentric circles and a third non-overlapping circle

b) three distinct concentric circles

c) three distinct circles with some portion of each overlapping with some portion of other two

d) three distinct non-overlapping circles

 

Q.17) Which of the following paramilitary forces was raised as ‘Cacher Levy’ ?

a) Sashastra Seema Bal

b) Border Security Force

c) Assam Rifles

d) Central Industrial Security Force

 

Q.18) Let n be a natural number. Consider the following statements about the number (1+ square of n + fourth power of n) :

  1. It is always odd.
  2. It can be represented as product of two odd natural numbers.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. Solar storms result from an accumulation of magnetic energy.
  2. They can disrupt high-frequency radio communications on earth.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q.20) Which of the following is/are used in making imitation jewellery?

  1. Lead
  2. Chromium
  3. Heptachlor

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q.21) Examine the Statement I and Statement II given below carefully and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

Statement I : Recent discovery of boron on Mars has bolstered the theory that the Red Planet  may have once been habitable.

Statement II : Boron gives stability to ribose which is a key ingredient of RNA.

a) Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I.

b) Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is NOT the correct explanation of Statement I.

c) Statement I is true but Statement II is false

d) Statement I is false but Statement II is true

 

Q.22) Examine the Statement I and Statement II given below carefully and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

Statement I : The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, PETM, was the most rapid and extreme natural global warming event of last 66 million years.

Statement II : PETM lasted for about 150 thousand years.

a) Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I.

b) Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is NOT the correct explanation of Statement I.

c) Statement I is true but Statement II is false

d) Statement I is false but Statement II is true

 

Q.23) Who are ‘Agariyas’?

a) metal workers of Murshidabad

b) weavers of Pochampalli

c) salt farmers of Rann of Kutch

d) tribal dancers of Niyamgiri hills

 

Q.24)  Which of the following cities has become the first city in India to be recognized as a ‘World Heritage City’?

a) Mumbai

b) Ahmedabad

c) Gwalior

d) Patan

 

Q.25) Which of the following is not a member country of the European Free Trade Association?

a) Norway

b) Switzerland

c) Iceland

d) Sweden

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