Quiz 528: For UPSC Examinations

1. Cervus elaphus hanglu” is the state animal of which among the following states?

[A] Jammu & Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Uttarakhand
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

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2. “Congress is in reality a Civil war without arms”
Who among the following made the above remarks in regard to Congress?

[A] Lord Dufferin
[B] Mohammad Ali Jinnah
[C] Syed Ahamad Khan
[D] Lord Curzon

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3. A bill which affects the meaning and scope of which among the following can be introduced in the parliament only on recommendation of President of India?

[A] Foreign Loans
[B] Corporation Tax
[C] Tax on Agriculture Income
[D] Export Duties

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4. A person is standing in front of a wall and makes a sound. What should be the normal minimum distance between the person and the wall , so that the person hears echo?

[A] 6 meters
[B] 13 meters
[C] 20 meters
[D] 17 meters

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5. Article 43 B in Part IV of the Constitution of India deals with:

[A] Rural Business Hubs
[B] Cooperative Societies
[C] Village Panchayats
[D] Forest Development

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6. which among the following established the Planning commission in 1950 as an extra constitutional body through a resoltion?

[A] Prime Minister
[B] Parliament
[C] Lok Sabha
[D] Cabinet

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7. A ship starts its journey from Kandla port on west coast of India for Kolkata Port on East Coast. Which among the following is a correct set of the major ports of India coming on the way? (Don’t include Port Blair)

[A] Mumbai, Cochin, Tuticorin, Ennore, Paradip
[B] Mumbai, Tuticorin, Ennore, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam
[C] Mumbai, Mormugao, Cochin, Ennore, Chennai
[D] Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Haldia, Paradip

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8. A tablet of which among the following Vitamins should be advised to be used after purification of water by Iodine as a disinfectant?

[A] Vitamin A
[B] Vitamin B
[C] Vitamin C
[D] Vitamin D

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9. A treatment with which among the following plant hormones would prevent water loss from the plant leaves, by reducing transpiration, in times of low water availability?

[A] Ethylene
[B] Abscisic Acid
[C] Gibberelic Acid
[D] Auxin

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10. Acid rain is capable of damaging the buildings and historic monuments which are made up of rocks such as limestone and marble. Which among the following is the end product of such reaction?

[A] Quick Lime
[B] Calcium Carbonate
[C] Calcium Hydroxide
[D] Gypsum

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  • madhan

    can u plz explain q 12 sir?

    • admin

      Acid rain is capable of damaging the buildings and historic monuments which are made up of rocks such as limestone and marble. This is because these rocks contain a large amount of Calcium Carbonate, which reacts with the Sulfuric Acid to create Gypsum. Gypsum flakes off easily. This is shown in the following reaction:
      CaCO3 (s) + H2SO4 (aq) →CaSO4 (aq) + CO2 (g) + H2O (l)

  • bharat

    sir in q 9 why the ship went to tuticorien while there is no passing of ships from bay of mannar…???

  • madhan

    Thank U sir..Please add more science related questions sir

  • badal

    sir can you please explain the calculation s for q4 and q6

    • admin

      Q. 4:
      The initial velocity is u=0, acceleration a= 9.8 m²/s, time t=5 s
      Last velocity= Initial Velocity + (Acceleration x time)
      v = u+ at
      v=0 + 9.8×5
      = 49 m/s

      Q. 6:
      When dealing with audible frequencies, the human ear cannot distinguish an echo from the original sound if the delay is less than 1/10 of a second. Thus, since the velocity of sound is approximately 343 m/s at a normal room temperature of about 20°C, the reflecting object must be more than 17.15 m from the sound source at this temperature for an echo to be heard by a person at the source.

  • Ajaysinh

    whr is ennor situated?

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  • sourabh

    sir can you give us a summary of nagaya protocol?

  • sourabh

    sir can you give us some notes of nagaya protocol?