Quiz 540: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Amorphous carbon has lesser surface area than activated Charcoal
  2. Charcoal is obtained from Amorphous Carbon by Pyrolysis

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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2. In context with the connective tissues, which among the following connect join Bones to Bones?

[A] Ligaments
[B] Tendons
[C] Reticular fibers
[D] Raphe

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3. ” India after the war will become a running sore which will sap the strength of British Empire”
Who among the following had expressed this thought?

[A] Lord Wavell
[B] Lord Linlithgow
[C] Lord Mountbatten
[D] Sir Stafford Cripps

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4. Which of the following was also called as Constitution of Commonwealth of India by some scholars?

[A] Government of India Act 1935
[B] Nehru Report
[C] Objective Resolution
[D] Resolution by Swaraj Party in 1924

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5. “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” ” Lead us from Darkness to Light” , this comes from which among the following Upanishadas?

[A] Chandogya
[B] Mandukya
[C] Mukdaka
[D] Brahadaranyaka

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6. “Vanguard” was the daily publication of which among the following political parties / organizations?

[A] Indian Independence league
[B] Communist Party of India
[C] Radical Democratic Party
[D] Swaraj Party

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7. “We must not for a moment forget, it is a birth right of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.”
Who among the following personalities of India is known to have made this famous statement regarding “Right to Education”?

[A] Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru
[B] Dr. Rajendra Prasad
[C] Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[D] Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

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8. Consider the following statements:

  1. There is almost no speculation in the G-sec market
  2. The Investors in the G-Sec Market are predominantly the institutions

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

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9. A “Charge-coupled device” in the modern Digital Cameras has replaced which among the following in the traditional Cameras?

[A] Lens
[B] Shutter
[C] Photographic film
[D] Flash equipment

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10. A health problem which is characterized by inability of the bone marrow to produce the red blood cells is placed in which among the following groups?

[A] Anuria
[B] Aplastic Anemia
[C] Pernicious Anemia
[D] Aplasia

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  • Saroj


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