[SOLVED] 29 September 2017 | UPSC CAPF Asst. Commandent | Quiz #4

Q.1) Which of the following countries was recently struck by a powerful earthquake with epicenter in Atencingo?

a) Chile

b) Guatemala

c) Mexico

d) Nicaragua


Q.2) Agoratoli Range, famous for migratory birds, is located in

a) Bhutan

b) India

c) Nepal

d) Myanmar


Q.3) Eastern Ghats are spread over which of the following states?

  1. Odisha
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telagana
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. Karnataka

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1, 2, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Q.4) ‘Newton’, the official Indian entry to the Oscars 2018 under the Best Foreign Film Category has been directed by

a) Amit Masurkar

b) Anjali Patil

c) Raghubir Yadav

d) Pankaj Tripathi


Q.5) During which of the following movements Tileswari Barua was shot at the age of 12 by the British while trying to unfurl the Tricolour atop a police station?

a) Civil Disobedience Movement

b) Non-Cooperation Movement

c) Swadesi Movement

d) Quit India Movement


Q.6) Which of the following statements about the  Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is not correct?

a) CITES is legally binding on states party to the Convention

b) It is administered through UNEP

c) It regulates the worldwide commercial trade in wild animals and plant species

d) Its secretariat is located in Zurich


Q.7) Operation Thunder Bird and Operation Save Kurma, which were recently in news, were related to

a) child trafficking

b) wildlife protection

c) preservation of tribal dialects

d) checking illegal migration


Q.8) Which of the following concepts was expounded in a thesis book by the Club of Rome in 1972?

a) Sustainable Development

b) Carrying Capacity

c) Limits to Growth

d) Biodiversity Hotspots


Q.9) The strength of the High Court of a State is determined by the

a) Parliament

b) President

c) Governor of that State

d) Legislature of that State


Q.10) Which of the following statement is correct about ‘Zealandia’ which is sometimes in news?

a) It is a recently discovered oceanic ridge connection Indian subcontinent with New Zealand

b) It is a recently discovered submerged continent in the Pacific Ocean

c) It is a recently discovered array of canyons along the eastern coast of New Zealand

d) It is a recently discovered submerged peak in the Pacific Ocean


Q.11) Narmada river does not have many tributaries because

a) it flows through a rift valley

b) it flows through dry regions

c) it carries heavy suspended load

d) it flows through rough terrain


Q.12) ‘Saubhagya’ scheme was recently launched to

a) encourage entrepreneurship among the youth

b) connect every village by all weather roads

c) educate every girl child

d) electrify every household


Q.13) Who administers the oath of office and secrecy to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

a) Senior most Judge of the Supreme Court

b) Chief Justice of India

c) President of India

d) Union Law Minister


Q.14) Who the following has been recently chosen for awarding the Von Hippel Award?

a) G Madhavan Nair

b) H R Krishnamurthy

c) C N R Rao

d) K S Chandrasekharan


Q.15) Let n be the number of sides in a regular polygon. Consider the following statements:

  1. The measure of every exterior angle is (n-2)×180°
  2. The number of diagonals in the polygon shall be n×(n-3)

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.16) If one travels from Brasilia to Santiago along the shortest route then one shall also pass through

a) Paraguay and Argentina

b) Uruguay and Argentina

c) Bolivia and Paraguay

d) Argentina and Bolivia


Q.17) With reference to the ecological studies, endemicity refers to the

a) phenomenon of adaptation to the local environment by an exotic species

b) phenomenon of being present only in a specific area

c) phenomenon of belonging to an undocumented species

d) phenomenon of being on the verge of extinction in the wild


Q.18) Darfur region which is sometimes in news lies

a) to the south of Equator

b) to the north of Tropic of Cancer

c) to the north of Equator

d) to the south of Tropic of Capricorn


Q.19) Which of the following universities has identified a black dot on a third-century Indian manuscript as the first recorded use of the mathematical symbol for zero, 500 years earlier than previously thought?

a) Stanford University

b) Yale University

c) Oxford University

d) Harvard University


Q.20) The natural habitat of Snow Leopard in India is spread across

  1. Sikkim
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Uttarakhand

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.21) Which of the following schedules lists the official languages as recognised by the Indian Constitution?

a) Tenth Schedule

b) Sixth Schedule

c) Eighth Schedule

d) Ninth Schedule


Q.22) Which one of the following countries has officially recognized Bitcoin as a legal payment method since 1st April 2017?

a) Japan

b) China

c) USA

d) India


Q.23) Let M be the smallest natural number which can be represented as a perfect square as well as a perfect cube. Which one of the following is the digit at the unit place of the  number (M+11)×(M+13)×(M+17)×(M+19)?

a) 7

b) 3

c) 5

d) 1


Q.24) If p and q are distinct prime number and p > q, then which of the following statements is/are definitely true?

  1. p×q is a prime number
  2. p+q is an odd number
  3. p-q is an even number

Select the correct alternative using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) None


Q.25) a, b and c are positive numbers such that:

a + (1/b) = 5; b + (1/c) = 1 and c + (1/a) = 2, then which of the following is not correct?

a) a > 1

b) b < 1/2

c) c > 2

d) a×b×c = 1

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By Amit Bhardwaj

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