Prelims MCQs Quiz 5


1. Arid regions have their own typical landform features. Which of the following landforms are found in arid regions?
1. Mesas
2. Ventifacts
3. Moraines
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

2. A bill in a joint session of Indian parliament is passed by a :
a) special majority
b) absolute majority
c) simple majority
d) it depends on the type of bill

Answer & Explanation

3. Consider the following statements :
1. Boiling Water Reactors (BWR) are safer compared to Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR).
2. Most of India’s nuclear reactor are PWR type.
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

Answer & Explanation

4. Which of the following best describes ‘insider trading’ ?
a) share trading by promoters of a company.
b) domestic selling of goods by SEZs established for export promotion.
c) secret and clandestine trade by smugglers.
d) share trading by people who have confidential information about the company.

Answer & Explanation

5. Consider the following statements :
1. Unlike president, a governor cannot commute a death sentence.
2. Relief given under commutation is permanent, while that given under respite is temporary.
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

Answer & Explanation

6. With respect to their speed of data transmission, the correct order of the following mobile communication technology is :

a) WCDMA > HSPA > EDGE > GPRS
b) HSPA > WCDMA > EDGE > GPRS
c) HSPA > WCDMA > GPRS > EDGE
d) WCDMA > HSPA > GPRS > EDGE
b) HSPA > WCDMA > EDGE > GPRS.

Answer & Explanation

7. Consider the following statements :
1. Most magma contains gases which are under low pressure.
2. Pressure in rising magma increases rapidly which causes violent explosions.
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.

Answer & Explanation

8. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ?
1. Commonweal : Annie Beasant
2. Mahratta : B.G.Tilak
3. Mirat-ul-Akbar : Syed Ahmed Khan
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. Which of the following uses microwaves ?
1. Mobile phones
2. TV Remote
3. RADAR
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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10. The effects of commercialization of agriculture during the British rule had which of the following effects ?
1. absentee landlords decreased.
2. moneylenders lost prominence.
3. zamindars gained influence.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

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