Mock Test 16 - Gs Paper I

50 Questions

Settings
Mock Test 16 - Gs Paper I


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    With reference to the conduct of government business in the Parliament of India, the term ‘closure’ refers to
    • A. 

      Suspension of debate at the termination of a day's sitting of the Parliament

    • B. 

      A rule of legislative procedure under which further debate on a motion can be halted

    • C. 

      The termination of a parliamentary session

    • D. 

      Refusal on the part of the government to have the opposition look at important documents

  • 2. 
    The area of a Lok Sabha constituency for the purpose of general election is determined by the: 
    • A. 

      Delimitation Commission

    • B. 

      Election Commission of India

    • C. 

      Census Commission

    • D. 

      President

  • 3. 
    Decision on question as to disqualifications of membership of either Houses of Parliament rests with the:
    • A. 

      Election Commission

    • B. 

      House of Parliament concerned

    • C. 

      Chief Justice of India

    • D. 

      President after consultation with the Election Commission

  • 4. 
    The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because
    • A. 

      It can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution

    • B. 

      It has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Parliament of India can make use of the residuary powers
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      Only during national emergency

    • C. 

      During national emergency as well as constitutional emergency as well in a state

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The Parliament exercises control over council of ministers, the real executive, in several ways. Which one of the following has been wrongly listed as a method of control over executive?
    • A. 

      Questions

    • B. 

      Supplementary questions

    • C. 

      Adjournment motions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The Parliament can restrict or abrogate by law, fundamental rights with respect to
    • A. 

      The members of the armed forces

    • B. 

      The forces charged with the maintenance of public order

    • C. 

      The persons employed in any bureau or other organization established by the state for purpose of intelligence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The Parliament enjoys legislative power over subjects in
    • A. 

      The union list only

    • B. 

      The concurrent list only

    • C. 

      Both union and concurrent list

    • D. 

      All the three lists, viz. union list, state list and the concurrent list

  • 9. 
    The parliament can legislate on a subject in the state list
    • A. 

      If the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third majority declaring the subject in state list of national importance

    • B. 

      If the legislatures of two or more states recommend to the Parliament to legislate on such a subject with regard to those states

    • C. 

      For the implementation of treaties and agreements with foreign powers

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    The parliament works through committees which
    • A. 

      Help the government in the formulation of policy

    • B. 

      Exercise effective control over government on a regular and continuing basis

    • C. 

      Ensure that the parliament strictly adheres to the provision of the constitution and the prescribed parliamentary procedure

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (b)

  • 11. 
    The new committee system constitutes an improvement over the earlier committee system in so far as
    • A. 

      It assures representation to all the political parties in proportion to their strength in the Parliament

    • B. 

      It enables the Parliament to examine the grants of all the ministries and departments in detail

    • C. 

      It enables the Parliament to accept the demands of various ministries without scrutiny

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements regarding Indus Valley Civilization is incorrect?
    • A. 

      The supreme god was the Pipal God

    • B. 

      Excavations at Lothal proved that the civilization was confined to Harappa and Mohenjodaro only.

    • C. 

      People had great artistic sense.

    • D. 

      There was a great communal bath in Mohenjodaro.

  • 13. 
    Indus Valley Civilization is also known as Harappan culture because ?
    • A. 

      The site of Harappa is six times larger than Mohenjodaro site.

    • B. 

      The Indus Valley Civilization is considered the elementary/initial stage of Vedic culture and Harappa is believed to be the same as Harappa mentioned in the Vedas.

    • C. 

      Harappa was the first site to be excavated in the Indus Valley.

    • D. 

      the most important evidence of the achievements of this civilization have been excavated from Harappa.

  • 14. 
    The Indus Valley Civilization belongs, to the
    • A. 

      Neolithic Age

    • B. 

      Palaeolithic Age

    • C. 

      Chalcolithic Age

    • D. 

      Mesolithic Age

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is incorrect concerning Mohenjodaro?
    • A. 

      It was a well planned city.

    • B. 

      Buildings were of varying sizes.

    • C. 

      Bathrooms were important features of most houses.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    The God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals represented on a seal from Mohenjodaro is said to be ?
    • A. 

      Varuna

    • B. 

      Lndra

    • C. 

      Vishnu

    • D. 

      Pashupati

  • 17. 
    At which of the following places have excavations in recent years brought to light new evidence of Neolithic sites in India?
    • A. 

      Hamren in Assam

    • B. 

      Daimahad in Ahmednagar

    • C. 

      Hulas in Saharanpur

    • D. 

      Sringaverapur in U.P.

  • 18. 
    The word Kalibangan means:
    • A. 

      Black bangles

    • B. 

      Mound of the Dead

    • C. 

      Black ash of the fire-altars

    • D. 

      Worshippers of the fire-cult

  • 19. 
    The Indus Script decipherment remains problematic due to which reason?
    • A. 

      Contradictory nature of the Cultural finds.

    • B. 

      Shortness of the available

    • C. 

      Different opinions of the historians worldwide.

    • D. 

      Non-concordance with the other ancestral languages.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is incorrect?
    • A. 

      A piece of woven cotton cloth has been recovered at Kalibangan and textile impressions have been found on several objects.

    • B. 

      Bead-making was an important occupation.

    • C. 

      The standard Harappan seal was a square or oblong usually made of Steatite.

    • D. 

      Although the earliest specimen of the Harappan script was noticed in 1853,the complete script was discovered by 1923.

  • 21. 
    The Harappan script is basically :
    • A. 

      Boustrophedon (the writing of alternate lines in opposite directions, one line from left to right and the next from right to left.)

    • B. 

      Pictographic

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following sites have yielded a large rain-water collection and storage system?
    • A. 

      Rakhigarhi

    • B. 

      Chanhudaro

    • C. 

      Lothal

    • D. 

      Dholavira

  • 23. 
    Yakshagan is the famous dance form of the State ofYakshagan is the famous dance form of the State of
    • A. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • B. 

      Orissa

    • C. 

      Karnataka

    • D. 

      Andhra Pradesh

  • 24. 
    A ball rests upon a flat piece of paper on a table top. The paper is pulled horizontally but quickly towards right as shown. Relative to its initial position with respect to the table, the ball _____.(a) remains stationary if there is no friction between the paper and the ball.(b) moves to the left and starts rolling backwards, i.e. to the left if there is a friction between the paper and the ball.(c) moves forward, i.e. in the direction in which the paper is pulled.Here, the correct statement/s is/are _____ .
    • A. 

      Only (a)

    • B. 

      Only (b)

    • C. 

      Both (a) and (b) physics questions

    • D. 

      Only (c)

  • 25. 
    A convex lens is made of 3 layers of glass of 3 different materials as in the figure. A point object is placed on its axis. The number of images of the object are
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 26. 
    Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Dust particles

    • C. 

      Helium

    • D. 

      Water vapours

  • 27. 
    A plant leaf appear to green because it
    • A. 

      Absorbs green light

    • B. 

      Relfects all but yellow and green light

    • C. 

      Reflect green light

    • D. 

      Absorbs red and yellow light

  • 28. 
    A periscope works by the principle of
    • A. 

      Refraction

    • B. 

      Total Internal reflection

    • C. 

      Diffraction

    • D. 

      Reflection and refraction

  • 29. 
    A healthy freshwater fish is placed in saltwater. The expected consequence of this would be that
    • A. 

      The fish becomes dehydrated and dies

    • B. 

      The fish becomes bloated and dies

    • C. 

      The fish suffers from fungal or bacterial disease and dies

    • D. 

      There is no observable effect on the fish provided there is sufficient food

  • 30. 
    Most plant and animal cells are similar in some respects since they both have in common
    • A. 

      Cytoplasm and cellulose

    • B. 

      Cytoplasm and contractile vacuole

    • C. 

      Cytoplasm and nucleus

    • D. 

      Membrane and cell wall

  • 31. 
    The Deficit Budget in which the deficits are covered through taxes is called -
    • A. 

      Surplus Budget

    • B. 

      Balanced Budget

    • C. 

      Unbalanced Budget

    • D. 

      Zero-base Budget

  • 32. 
    Disinvestment in Public Sector is called
    • A. 

      Privatisation

    • B. 

      Globlisation

    • C. 

      Liberalisation

    • D. 

      Industrialisation

  • 33. 
    Which one among the following industries produces the most nonbiodegradable wastes?
    • A. 

      Thermal power plants

    • B. 

      Paper mills

    • C. 

      Textile mills

    • D. 

      Food processing units

  • 34. 
    Which one among the following is not true for Special Economic Zones?
    • A. 

      No licence is required for import

    • B. 

      No permission for subcontracting

    • C. 

      Manufacturing and service activities are allowed

    • D. 

      No routine examination of cargo for export/import by customs authorities

  • 35. 
    Consider the following statements with regard to the mining industry of India:1. The spatial distribution of minerals is uneven.2. The mining industry since colonial days has been export oriented.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

    • D. 

      Both 1 and 2

  • 36. 
    Raul Prebisch’s argument is concerned with the effects of business cycles on–
    • A. 

      Output

    • B. 

      Balance of Payments

    • C. 

      Terms of Trade

    • D. 

      Consumption

  • 37. 
    The degree of monopoly power is to be measured in terms of the firm’s -
    • A. 

      Both normal and supernormal profit

    • B. 

      Normal profit

    • C. 

      Selling price

    • D. 

      Supernormal profit

  • 38. 
    Which one of the following is not a ‘canon of taxation’ according to Adam Smith?
    • A. 

      Canon of convenience

    • B. 

      Canon of economy

    • C. 

      Canon of simplicity

    • D. 

      Canon of certainty

  • 39. 
    Which of the following allows free movement of labour and capital among member nations?
    • A. 

      Preferential trade arrangement

    • B. 

      Customs union

    • C. 

      Economic union

    • D. 

      Common market

  • 40. 
    What is the source of electric energy in an artificial satellite?What is the source of electric energy in an artificial satellite? - See more at: http://gkquiz.co.in/online-science-and-technology-general-knowledge-quiz-for-competitions/#sthash.TurWSUf6.dpuf
    • A. 

      Solar cells

    • B. 

      A mini nuclear reactor

    • C. 

      A thermopile

    • D. 

      A dynamo

  • 41. 
    Which of the following diseases is caused by the consumption of nitrate contaminated food and water?
    • A. 

      Osteoporosis

    • B. 

      Minamata disease

    • C. 

      Blue baby syndrome

    • D. 

      Asbestosis

  • 42. 
    Which of the following subtype of Ultraviolet (UV) rays is 100% penetrable through the Ozone Layer?
    • A. 

      UV-B

    • B. 

      UV-A

    • C. 

      UV-C

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    When a magnetic needle is placed at a neutral point, it turns -
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Horizontal

    • C. 

      At an angle greater than 90

    • D. 

      At an angle smaller than 90

  • 44. 
    If a cloth is coated with a resin then the angle of contact between the cloth and water
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Becomes zero

    • C. 

      Increases

    • D. 

      Remains same

  • 45. 
    What do you mean by ethnic group?a. distinct category of population in a society with different cultureb. A group of people having opposite radical, religious, linguistic characterc. a group sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language
    • A. 

      Only a

    • B. 

      Only b

    • C. 

      Both a & c

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is not classified under Risley's classification of Indian races?
    • A. 

      India-aryans

    • B. 

      Turko-Iranian

    • C. 

      Aryo-Dravidians

    • D. 

      Negritoes

  • 47. 
    Hutton's classification of Indian races was based on?
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Census

    • D. 

      Religion

  • 48. 
    Which of the following is incorrect about "negitoes"a. according to huttons negitoes were oldes inhabitants of India.b.They are found among naga communitiesc. Found in Andaman & Nicobar island
    • A. 

      Only a

    • B. 

      Only c

    • C. 

      Both b & c

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    People of the Sundarbans derives livelihood basically from -People of the Sundarbans derives livelihood basically from - - See more at: http://gkquiz.co.in/online-art-and-culture-general-knowledge-quiz-for-competitions/#sthash.6FNvLCKV.dpuf
    • A. 

      Tourism

    • B. 

      Rain-fed monocropping

    • C. 

      Construction of barrages and embankments

    • D. 

      Fishing

  • 50. 
    Who expounded the theory of ‘Advaita’?
    • A. 

      Swami Vivekananda

    • B. 

      Ramanuja

    • C. 

      Sri Shankaracharya

    • D. 

      Madhavacarya