Prelims MCQs Quiz 12


1. With reference to Lead Bank Scheme (LBS) ,consider the following statements :
1. It is applicable in both urban and rural areas.
2. Eradication of unemployment is one of its objectives.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Trace elements perform important functions in the human body. In this respect which of the following are correctly matched ?
1. calcium : blood clotting
2. sodium : synthesis of enzymes
3. zinc : maintains fluid balance
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

3. Consider the following physiographic regions of India :

1. Himalayas
2. Great Plains
3. Peninsular region
Which of the following represent the correct order of their formation.
a) 1 > 2 > 3
b) 3 > 2 > 1
c) 3 > 1 > 2
d) 1 > 3 > 2

Answer & Explanation

4. The Consumer Protect Act, 1986 enshrines many consumer rights. These include :
1. Right to be heard
2. Right to seek redressal
3. Right to consumer education
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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5. Which of the following indexes are released by Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) ?
1. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
2. Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
3. Index of Industrial Production (IIP)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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6. ‘Fast Power’ has become significant in the context of Indian Diplomacy. ‘Fast Power’ proposes that :
a) a country’s global influential ability is determined by its stock of fast travelling weapons
b) a country’s power is determined by the speed of mobilization of its armed forces
c) a country’s ability to influence global developments is determined by the speed of its diplomacy.
d) None of the above

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7. Which of these are considered corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities under the new Companies law ?

1. contribution to state government funds
2. funding of political parties
3. measures to benefit armed forces veterans
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

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8. Inner Line Permit is applicable for :
1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Nagaland
3. Mizoram
4. Meghalaya
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, and 4 only

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9. The Rowlatt Act of 1919 authorized the British government to imprison any person without trial for a maximum period of :
a) 1 year
b) 2 years
c) 14 years
d) Lifetime

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10. The current account includes which of the following :
1. Goods
2. Services
3. Unilateral Transfers
4. Rupee Debt Service
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1,2 and 3 only
c) 1,2 and 4 only
d) 1,2,3,4

Answer & Explanation

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