Sunday Edition Prelims Questions Part 2

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1. Recently, ‘White-Cheeked Macaque’, was sighted in its natural habitat in which one of the following regions of India?

(a) Javadi Hills in Tamil Nadu

(b) Forests of Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(d) Western Ghats south of Goa

2. What was CarbFix Project, that was recently in news?

(a) It involved an attempt to trap carbon dioxide into a solid mass with the potential to limit climate change

(b) It involved an attempt to limit carbohydrate content in processed foods to contain childhood obesity

(c) It involved an attempt to use carbon nanotubes to transfer heat from one point to another with minimal losses during transmission

(d)It involved an attempt to seed clouds with carbon nanoparticles to induce rain in dry regions

3. Consider the following statements about Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit:

1. She was the first woman to become the President of the United Nations General Assembly.
2. She was the first Indian to become the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. ‘RAPID’, a framework outlined by the Indian Prime Minister recently, is related to the

(a) modernization of railway networks

(b) cutting down on the time required to start a business entity

(c) reforms in tax administration

(d) earmarking of dedicated routes for movement of vehicles of emergency services

5. With reference to the history of medieval India, what was ‘Manipravalam’?

(a) an architectural style which used a mixture of Greek and Roman features

(b) a miniature painting design used to decorate the temple walls

(c) a method of tax administration which was based on the profession of the tax payer

(d) a literary style which used an admixture of Sanskrit and the regional language

6. ‘Basohli’ was a style of miniature painting that developed around the region of modern day

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Odisha

7. To become an act, every Constitutional Amendment Bill requires to be

(a) passed by a majority of the total membership of the each House of the Parliament and a majority of two-thirds of the members of each House present and voting

(b) ratified by the legislatures of at least half of the states

(c) passed in each House of the Parliament separately

(d) passed by a simple majority of each House of the Parliament and be ratified by the legislatures of at least half of the states

8. Consider the following statements about the Fundamental Rights and the Fundamental Duties:

1. Both extend to all persons whether citizens or foreigners.
2. Both were a part of the constitution as drawn by the Constituent Assembly.
3. The former are justiciable while later are not.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

9. Which of the following features of the constitution have a bearing upon the conservation of the environment?

(a) Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy

(b) Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy

(c) Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Eleventh Schedule and Twelfth Schedule

(d) Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Eleventh Schedule and Twelfth Schedule

10. Which of the following statements is correct?

(a) The Union territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha

(b) Every State has equal representation in the Rajya Sabha

(c) The strength of Rajya Sabha has been fixed by the constitution

(d) The President cannot nominate any member to the Rajya Sabha

11. The representatives of the states in the Rajya Sabha are elected by the

(a) members of the legislative assemblies of the states

(b) elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states

(c) members of the legislative assemblies and legislative councils of the states

(d) elected members of the legislative assemblies and legislative councils of the states

12. Which of the following type of toys made in India have received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag:

1. Tanjore Dancing Dolls
2. Channapatna Toys
3. Nirmal Toys

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

13. The Gupta period witnessed a brilliant activity in the sphere of medicine. In this reference, who of the following lived during the Gupta age?

1. Charaka
2. Susruta
3. Vagbhata

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 3 only

14. White-bellied musk deer, poached for the musk carried by it, is endemic to which of the following regions of India?

(a) Alpine regions of Himalayas

(b) Grasslands of Central Highlands

(c) Higher reaches of Western Ghats

(d) Salt marches of Rann of Kutch

15. Which of the following states has become the first state to notify a vast expanse of its mangroves as “reserved forests”?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) West Bengal

(c) Karnataka

(d) Gujarat

16. The ‘Ecological Niche’ of an organism in a given habitat refers to the

(a) resources that the species uses in the habitat without disturbing carrying capacity of the habitat

(b) relationship that the species shares with the other species inhabiting the habitat in the food web

(c) activities and relationship of the species by which it uses the resources in the habitat for its survival and reproduction

(d) relationship that the species shares with other species living in similar conditions across different biomes

17. Consider the following statements about the Indian Standard Meridian:

1. It coincides with the 82°30΄ longitude.
2. It divides India into two separate time zones.
3. Regions to its east experience early sunrise and early sunset.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1 only

18. Consider the following statements:

A law to give effect to a Fundamental Right can be made by

1. the Parliament for whole of India
2. a State Legislature for that particular state

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

19. Recently India decided to roll out “India Business Card” to allow seamless travel of businessmen from

(a) BIMSTEC countries

(b) SAARC countries

(c) African countries

(d) ASEAN countries

20. Consider the following statements about South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC):

1. Afganistan was the last country to join the grouping.
2. The first SAARC summit was held in Maldives.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are countries?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

21. Anthropocene, a term which has recently started appearing in news, is most appropriately summed up as

(a) the period in time with unprecedented rise in the man-made structures obliterating natural landscape

(b) the period after the industrial revolution resulting in unparalleled rise in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

(c) the period in time resulting in high level of pollution in the environment from anthropogenic factors

(d) the period in time when human activities have been the dominant factor on the climate and the environment

22. Which of the following regions has the highest degree of endemic plant diversity in India?

(a) Eastern Ghats

(b) Western Ghats

(c) Andaman & Nicobar Islands

(d) Central Highlands

23. Consider the following statements about ‘Pikas’:

1. They belong to the family of mammals.
2. They are found in mountains or temperate regions.
3. They are known for their long hibernation periods.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2, 3

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 only

24. What is the purpose of the “Mission 11 Million” programme mooted by the government of India?

(a) To decongest the cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai whose population has crossed the mark of 11 million

(b) To train 11 million ASHA workers to work in rural areas to bring down preventable death among under five children

(c) To engage more than 11 million children across the country in football related activities

(d) To train 11 million youth in vocational activities as part of Make in India initiative

25. Consider the following statements about Global Tiger Forum (GTF):

1. It is the only inter-governmental body for tiger conservation.
2. It had its genesis in the International Symposium on Tigers held in New Delhi in the year 1993.
3. The Prime Minister of India is the current Chairperson of the GTF.
4. Its secretariat is located in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4