Prelims MCQs Quiz 4


1. Which of the following would come under direct taxes?
1. the proposed GST
2. income tax
3. excise duty
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. An area has conditions of high temperature and high rainfall with alternate wet and dry periods. Which of the following type of soils are most likely to be found there ?
a) Black soils
b) Red soils
c) Laterite soils
d) Alluvial soils

Answer & Explanation

3. India ranks first in the producton of :
1. fruits
2. milk
3. pulses
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

Answer & Explanation

4. The term “terror of Bengal” refers to :
a) Damodar river which causes floods
b) an Islamic fundamental organisation seeking unification of West Bengal with Bangladesh.
c) excessive growth of water hyacinth
d) None of above

Answer & Explanation

5. Who among the following were participants in individual satyagrah?
1. J. L. Nehru
2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Vinobha Bhave
4. Sardar Patel
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 and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

6. The “Pledge movement” during the Indian freedom struggle was related with :
a) prohibition of taking religious oaths.
b) taking oaths to prohibit child marriages.
c) a struggle for universal adult franchise.
d) conducting widow re-marriages.

Answer & Explanation

7. The term ‘solar city’ is best defined as :
a) a city achieving 10% decrease in demand of conventional energy over 5 years.
b) a city which meets 10% of its energy needs from solar energy.
c) a city which has installment of solar cells over 10% of its area.
d) none of the above correctly defines a solar city.

Answer & Explanation

8. Elimination of excretory wastes is carried by which of the following organs in the human body?
1. skin
2. lungs
3. liver
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

Answer & Explanation

9. In terms of economic trade, ‘sensitive items’ refers to :
a) defence and security related products.
b) drugs and narcotics
c) goods which are essentially required as these are not produced domestically.
d) goods, the imports of which will negatively impact the domestic manufacturers.

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10. The term ‘unemployment rate’ refers to :
a) number of unemployed people divided by total population.
b) number of unemployed people divided by labour force.
c) number of unemployed people divided by work force.
d) number of unemployed people divided population under 60 years.

Answer & Explanation

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