Prelims Practice Questions 22-11-2017

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1. Nigeria shares its borders with which of the following countries?

          1) Benin

          2) Niger

          3) Burkina Faso

          4) Mali

          5) Cameroon

Select the correct answer using the following codes.

          a) 1, 2 and 3 only

          b) 1, 2 and 4 only

          c) 1, 2 and 5 only

          d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

2. Consider the following statements with regard to Indian Coast Guard.

          1) Indian Coast Guard comes under the purview of Ministry of Defence.

          2) Its jurisdiction includes both the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.

          3) The Coast Guard operates under the Indian Navy.

Select the correct answer using the following codes.

          a) 1 and 2 only

          b) 2 only

          c) 2 and 3 only

          d) 3 only

 

3. Consider the following statements regarding WTO.

          1) The ‘Peace Clause’ mechanism can be invoked for new programmes on public stockholding for food security purposes.

          2) The ‘Peace Clause’ is available only to the developing nations.

Select the correct answer using the following codes.

          a) 1 only

          b) 2 only

          c) Both 1 and 2

          d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding Petroleum Coke.

          1) The raw coke is referred to as Green coke.

          2) Combustion of Pet coke emits less CO2 than the emission from combustion of coal.

Select the correct answer using following codes.

          a) 1 only

          b) 2 only

          c) Both 1 and 2

          d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

5. Consider the following statements.

          1) The Permanent Court of Arbitration is referred to as World Court.

          2) It is the primary judicial branch of United Nations.

          3) It is located at Netherland.

Select the correct answer using following codes.

          a) 1 and 2 only

          b) 2 only

          c) 3 only

          d) 1, 2 and 3

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding India-Nepal relationship.

          1) West Seti and Budhi Gandaki hydel projects were awarded to India by Nepal.

          2) Sagarmatha Friendship drill is a joint military exercise between India and Nepal.

Select the correct answer using following codes.

          a) 1 only

          b) 2 only

          c) Both 1 and 2

          d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

7. Consider the following statements regarding Chilka Lake

          1) It has been designated as wetland of International importance under the Ramsar convention.

          2) It is the largest brackish water lake.

          3) It is the largest coastal lagoon in India.

          4) It is also known for Irrawaddy dolphins.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

     a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

8.  Assertion (A): Indus valley people were primarily the worshipper         of male God.

      Reason (R): A seal resembling Shiva has been found.

Select the correct answer using the following code.

          a) A and R are true and R is the correct way of explaining A

          b)  A and R are true but R is not correct explanation of A

          c)  A is true but R is false

          d)  A is false but R is true

 

9. Which of the following Pairs is/are not correctly matched?

          Department                Ministry

  1. Land Resources  -         Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare
  2. Pharmaceutical    -       Health and Family Welfare
  3. Ex-servicemen     -       Personnel, Pension Welfare and Public Grievances
  4. Legislature              -    Parliamentary Department Affairs

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

     a) 1 and 2 only

     b) 3 only 4 only

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) None of the above

 

10.  Consider the following statements:

     1) No two species have exactly the same niche.

2) Two species can share same habitat.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answers & Explanations

1) c

                   

2) a

          The Indian Coast Guard is independent and works in a cooperative manner with Indian Navy. It does not work under the Indian navy.

3) b

          The ‘Peace Clause’ mechanism can be used only for public stockholding programmes that have been in existence on the date at which it was agreed upon at the Bali Ministerial Conference in 2013. The mechanism is not for new programmes.

4) a

          The combustion of Petroleum Coke (Pet coke) emits more CO2 than the emission from combustion of coal.

5) c

          The International Court of Justice is the primary court of justice of United Nations. The ICJ is referred to as Word Court. The Permanent Court of Arbitration is an observer in United Nations. Both are located in Hague, Netherland.

6) d

          West Seti and Budhi Gandaki hydel projects were awarded to China by Nepal. Sagarmatha Friendship drill is a joint military exercise between China and Nepal.

7) d

8) d

          In Indus Valley Civilization both male and female gods were worshipped.

9) c

          Land Resources– Ministry of Rural Development

           Pharmaceutical – Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

          Ex-Servicemen – Ministry of Defence

          Legislature  –  Ministry of law and Justice

10) c

          Niche is an ecological component of habitat which is delimited by functioning of an organism. Niche supports a single species.

 

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Mr. ODF 18 days

Surely a nice initiative. It is like practicing 1500+ questions before PRE2018. It will help every active member of parliament.

There is just one suggestion, If answers were placed just below there respective questions under "show answer" button then it will avoid repetition of scrolling . 

Vetrimaran 19 days

Great initiative. Thanks

javed islam 19 days

Definitely helpful for 2018 prelims.  thanks.

Manav Gupta 20 days

Great initiative. Thanks! 

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