Quiz 494: General Awareness for Public Services Examinations

1.The geosynchronous orbit, around the Earth with an orbital period that matches the Earth’s sidereal rotation period and allows the satellites to appear stationary, is directly above which among the following?
(A)Tropic of Cancer
(B)Equator
(C)Tropic of Capricorn
(D)North Pole or South Pole

2.IRNSS – India’s regional navigation satellite system, which is planned to be operational by 2013-14 will cover which of the following regions?
(A)Only India
(B)India & Northern Indian Ocean
(C)India & Entire Asia
(D)Entire Earth

3.The International Space Station is located in which among the following orbits?
(A)Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
(B)Medium Earth orbit (MEO)
(C)Intermediate Circular Orbit (ICO)
(D)Geostationary Orbit (GEO).

4.Many countries such as North Korea, Burma etc. ban possession of a satellite phones and possessing the satellite phones is illegal over there. In this context, please consider the following:
1. Satellite Phones usually bypass local telecom systems and pose a threat to Government
2. The Governments in these countries want mass surveillance and / or lack the technology to intercept satellite phone traffic.
3. These countries need to enter into an international convention which they don’t want to.
Which among the above hold correct reason for the given statement?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(D)all are correct

5.Consider the following statements:
1. Both North Pole and South Pole have equally responded to the Global Warming, giving rise to shrinkage
2. Both North Pole and South Pole have warmed equally due to the Global Warming
Which among the above statements is / are correct? `
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

6.What is the number of Green House Gases, as recognized by the Kyoto Protocol?
(A)Three
(B)Four
(C)Five
(D)Six

7.In many countries with cold climates, the municipalities often sprinkle salt on icy roads in winter.
Which among the following is the correct reason for this?
(A)The Salt inhibits the formation of Ice Crystals
(B)The Salt lowers the Freezing Point of water
(C)The Salt raises the freezing Point of water
(D)The salt provides necessary friction to the tires of the vehicles

8.Which among the following is the correct statement about Black Ice?
(A)It is the product of the freezing of water droplets in highly polluted air
(B)It is the thin transparent layer of ice made up usually on roads and pavement
(C)It is the solid Carbon Dioxide
(D)It is the frozen water of a highly polluted river

9.A new term Anti-Green House Effect was in news recently. Consider the following statements:
1. Anti-Green House Effect causes cooling of the planet or body
2. Anti-Green House Effect is not a phenomenon seen on earth
3. Anti-Green House Effect is due to opacity of the planet / body’s atmosphere to Infra Red waves
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct

10.On which of the following planets of the solar system, the scientists have seen a “Great Red Spot” which is an anticyclonic storm persistent since last over 180 years?
(A)Mars
(B)Jupiter
(C)Saturn
(D)Mercury

11.Where was launched the Jal Hans, India’s first commercial seaplane service in December 2010?
(A)Goa
(B)Lakshadweep
(C)Andaman & Nocobar Islands
(D)Kerala

12.In which of India is located the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary which is home to only ape in India, the hoolock gibbon?
(A)West Bengal
(B)Nagaland
(C)Assam
(D)Karnataka

13.The Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is the only reserve forest in South India with a significant presence of tigers (46 in 2010) but has not yet declared as one of the tiger reserves. In which state is located the Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary?
(A)Tamil Nadu
(B)Kerala
(C)Karnataka
(D)Andhra Pradesh

14.Baba Budangiri Hills in Karnataka are the place of origin of which among the following plantation crops in India?
(A)Neelgiri Tea
(B)Coffee
(C)Rubber
(D)All of them

15.Who among the following started “Olympic Gold Quest“?
(A) Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone
(B) Geet Sethi and Gagan Narang
(C)Prakash Padukone and Gagan Narang
(D) Geet Sethi and Leander Paes

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    A geosynchronous orbit need not necessarily lie above the plane of the equator. This is the pre-condition for geo-stationary (satellite) orbit only.