Quiz 611: Science & Technology for UPSC Civil Services Examinations

1. Which among the following finds highest weight age in the Index of Industrial Production?
[A] Electricity
[B] Finished Steel
[C] Crudeoil
[D] Coal

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2. INSDAG is located at?
[A] Kolkata
[B] Delhi
[C] Hyderabad
[D] Chennai

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3. Which among the following is the edible part in Rice?
[A] Fruit
[B] Cotyledons
[C] Endosperm
[D] Embryo

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4. In context with computers, what can be the uses of cookies?

  1. Maintain Information
  2. Run a programme
  3. Deliver a Virus

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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5. How does calcium carbide ripen mangoes?
[A] It reacts with moisture and releases Ethylene
[B] It reacts with moisture and releases Acetaldehyde, which in turn releases ethylene
[C] It reacts with starch and releases Acetylene
[D] It reacts with moisture and releases Ethyne

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6. Consider the following statements about Cloud Computing:

  1. It is a service that is generally offered by a third party
  2. It includes only Software and not hardware
  3. It is generally offered on one to one basis

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 1 & 3
[C] Only 1
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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7. What are the basic premises of Software Entropy?

  1. A computer program that is used will be modified
  2. When a program is modified, its complexity will increase, provided that one does not actively work against this.
  3. It may be better to redesign the software rather than build on the existing programme

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1 & 3

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8. If a person wants to increase the level of good Cholesterol in his / her body, which among the following you would advise?

  1. Increase the use of trans fatty acids in diet
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids

Choose the correct option:

[A] 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] Only 3

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9. Why do the bacteria develop resistance after slowly being exposed to a particular antibiotic?

  1. Due to mutation in genes
  2. Due to Horizontal Gene Transfer
  3. Due to Vertical Gene Transfer

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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10. Which among the following is not among Micronutrients required for plants?
[A] Molybdenum
[B] Magnesium
[C] Manganese
[D] Zinc

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