Quiz 658: General Studies for SSC/PCS and UPSC Examinations 2017-18

1. Which of the following Greek Explorers is considered to have left the earliest account of India?

[A] Herodotus
[B] Ctesias
[C] Scylax
[D] Hippalus

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2. Which of the following is not a correct observation as mentioned by Megasthenes about India?

[A] There is abundant gold, silver, copper and iron in India
[B] There is a well established caste system in India
[C] There are frequent famines in India
[D] Dionysus has invaded India

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3. Hathigumpha inscription gives account of which of the following rulers?

[A] Asoka
[B] Chandragupta Maurya
[C] Kharvela
[D] Samudragupya

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4. Who among the following is the author of oldest surviving Prakrit grammar Prākrita Prakāśa?

[A] Pingala
[B] Yaska
[C] Vararuchi
[D] Shaunaka

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5. Which of the following term is used for a “school” of learning and teaching the branches of Vedas?

[A] Shakha
[B] Charna
[C] Ratha
[D] Yajna

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6. Which of the following is / are correct statement(s) with respect to plains of India:

  1. World’s most extensive expanse of uninterrupted alluvium is found in India
  2. Bangar belt consists of newer alluvium in comparison to Khadar Belt
  3. The Khadar belt lies in lowland areas after the Bangar belt

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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7. What fraction of Rajasthan’s total area is covered by Thar Desert?

[A] Around 30%
[B] Around 40%
[C] Around 60%
[D] Around 70%

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8. Which of the following is the correct word describing loss of snow from a glacier by means of sublimation, melting, evaporation or avalanches?

[A] Ablation
[B] Galling
[C] Creep
[D] Plucking

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9. Which of the following is not a term used for different kinds of Glacial deposits?

[A] Moraines
[B] Drumlins
[C] Kettle
[D] Skerry

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10. A 10 Kg block of Iron has which of the following twice in value in comparison to a 5 Kg block of Iron?
1. Inertia
2. Mass
3. Volume
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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