MCQ Maze 14

Q1. Consider the following statements about ‘Bank Mitras’:

1. They are Self Help groups which act as agents of banks in ‘un-banked’ areas.
2. They identify the potential customers and help them open their bank accounts.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2. Nitrogen fixation is an important method by which atmospheric nitrogen enters into the terrestrial environment. Which of the following is/are among the processes that lead to fixation of atmospheric nitrogen?

1. Volcanic explosions
2. Lightning
3. Microbial action

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q3. Who of the following is credited with popularising the slogan of “Satyameva Jayate’ which was later adopted as the national motto?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(b) Lal Bahadur Shashtri

(c) Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel

(d) Madan Mohan Malaviya

Q4. With reference to the global climate change, what is ‘carbon budget’?

(a) It is sum of all exchanges (inflow and outflows) of carbon compounds by a country

(b) It is the estimated amount of carbon dioxide the world can emit still having a likely chance of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

(c) It is the amount of carbon dioxide that an individual country can still emit as per the quota agreed at CoP-21

(d) It is the amount of carbon dioxide that the world has emitted into the atmosphere since the beginning of industrial revolution.

Q5. Consider the following statements about the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile:

1. AAD is an indigenously developed interceptor missile.
2. It has been developed by DRDO in collaboration with ISRO.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q6. Consider the following statements:

1. Biodiversity decreases from Eastern Himalayas towards the Western Himalayas.
2. Biodiversity increases from poles towards the equator.

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. Which of the following activities is/are completely prohibited in the Eco Sensitive Zones?

1. Felling of trees
2. Establishment of Hotels and Resorts
3. Rain water harvesting

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q8. Consider the following statements:

1. No bill restricting inter-state trade can be introduced in a state legislature without previous sanction of the Governor.
2. The Governor may reserve any bill, except a money bill, for the consideration of the President.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. The Plate Tectonic Theory is based on the concept of

1. Sea Floor Spreading

2. Continental Drift

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 only

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. ‘Aditya-1’ is the proposed

(a) supercomputer built completely using the indigenous technology

(b) mission to the sun to study the solar storms

(c) weather forecasting satellite in collaboration with France

(d) fleet of indigenously built war ships

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