Practice Questions 19/4/17

We have come up with newer questions for you today. Like always, I will stress on the importance of solving these questions in 10 minutes. This is specially for the first timers.
Today’s questions are based on History, Culture, Science and Polity.

  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct? 
    1. Indian census is the largest such exercise in the world.
    2.  In India census began to be conducted by the British Indian government between 1867-72.
    3.  Regular ten yearly or decennial censuses have been conducted since 1881.
    4.  China does not conduct regular census
    Choose the correct option from the following:
    a. Only 1
    b. 2 and 3
    c. Only 3
    d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. Consider the following statements
    1. Razakars, a paramilitary force of the princely state of Junagarh prevented its accession to India.
    2. Manipur was the first part of India to hold an election based on universal adult franchise.
    3. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was appointed as Prime Minister of J&K immediately after its accession with India in 1947.
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Only 1
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 2
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  3. The rulers of Vijaynagara Empire are called _____. 
    a. Gajapati
    b. Ashvapati
    c. Narapati
    d. None of these
  4. Which of the following are true in case of Doppler effect? 
    a. Increase in wavelength
    b. Decrease in wavelength
    c. Source moving towards the observer
    d. None of the above
  5. Which of the following statements are true? 
    a. Banks lend out their reserves to investors is calling Borrowing rate
    b. The rate of interest offered by bank to deposit holders is called Lending rate
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  6. Money with no intrinsic value is called _____. 
    a. Cheap Money
    b. Dear Money
    c. Fiat Money
    d. Hot Money
  7. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to
    a. Social Reforms
    b. Economic Reforms
    c. Police Reforms
    d. Constitutional Reforms
  8. Which of the following is NOT a first generation Bio fuel?
    a. Sugar Sorghum
    b. Jatropha Curcus
    c. Sugarcane
    d. Cassava
  9. What does ‘Quorum’ mean? 
    a. Quorum means approval of the majority members present during the sitting
    b. The discipline of maintaining the decorum in the House
    c. Minimum number of members required to be present in the House before it can transact any type of business
    d. Maximum number of members allowed in any given session
  10. What according to you is the reason for the ocean waters being salty? 
    a. Because of the rain water eroding the rocks on land
    b. Because of the underwater magma
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above

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Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

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