UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 657

1. Consider the following statements regarding the Cuddapah and Vindhyan systems of rock formations :

  1. The well-known Panna and Golcunda diamonds are found in the Cuddapah system.
  2. Vindhyan System is the famous source of red sandstone and other building material.

Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Which of the following is / are correct matches of the GI protected arts of India and their respective states?

  1. Patan Patola – Gujarat
  2. Channapatna toys – Karnataka
  3. Nachiarkoil brass lamp – Tamil Nadu

Which among the above is / are correct?

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

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3. What do we call the roots of some orchid plants, which hang in the air and absorb moisture from it?

[A] Assimilatory Roots
[B] Epiphytic Roots
[C] Sucking Roots
[D] Stilt Roots

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4. Consider the following statements:
1. Much of the financial savings of the Indian household sector is in the form of Bank Deposits
2. Deposits made in Public Banks, Private Banks as well as Cooperative Banks are insured under Deposit Insurance in India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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5. Which of the following chemicals has been recently banned by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to be used as food additive?

[A] Potassium bromate
[B] Aspartame
[C] Sodium benzoate
[D] Monosodium Glutamate

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