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WEEKLY QUIZ #1 GS

This Weekly Quiz is an exclusive initiative of CivilCoursify to help Aspirants Practice Quality Questions regularly. Each Quiz will have 25 Questions from different Subjects and Topics in General Studies; relevant for various Competitive Exams.

Break-up of Questions for Quiz #1

  • Polity: 5 Questions
  • Economics : 5 Questions
  • Geography : 5 Questions
  • Modern History : 5 Questions
  • Current Affairs : 5 Questions

Here are the Questions:


Q.1 Constitutionalism is a philosophy of limited government. Which of following features of the Indian Constitution helps in enforcing this philosophy?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Directive Principles of state policy
  3. Fundamental Duties

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.2 Which among the following are the reasons for unequal distribution of temperature across the surface of ocean?

  1. Distance from the Equator
  2. Distance from the land
  3. Prevailing winds
  4. Oceanic Currents

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.3 Budget deficit can be reduced by:

  1. decreasing the direct taxes
  2. increasing expenditure on subsidies and welfare programmes
  3. implementation of GST

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 3 only


Q.4 “A semi religious sect having influence in the northern districts of Bengal, one of its famous leaders ‘Tipu’ was motivated by the religious and political motives and took up the cause of the tenants against the oppression of the Zamindars. The insurgents extended their activities to Garo hills”.

Which of the following uprisings associated with the above passage?

(a) Pagal Panths

(b) Faraizi uprising

(c) Kutch rebellion

(d) Chuar Uprising


Q.5 Which of the following Directive Principles was/were added to the Constitution through amendments?

  1. To secure opportunities for healthy development of children.
  2. Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
  3. To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.6 With reference to sixth schedule, which of the following statements is correct?

(a) Autonomous districts created under sixth schedule fall outside the executive authority of state.

(b) Only president can increase or decrease the area of autonomous districts under sixth schedule.

(c) The district and regional councils in these regions are empowered to assess and collect land revenue.

(d) None of the above


Q.7 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Article 20 (Protection in respect of conviction of offences)?

  1. No ex-post-facto law shall be enacted whether in civil or criminal matters.
  2. Protection against self-incrimination covers protection against giving thumb impression and blood specimens.
  3. In case of corruption charges against a public servant either the court or department should take action to avoid double jeopardy.

Select the correct answer using code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the above are correct


Q.8  With reference to Public Service Commissions, consider the following statements:

  1. Both State Public Service Commission and Joint Public Services Commission are constitutional bodies.
  2. Members of State Public Service Commission and Joint Public Services Commission submit their resignation to the President.
  3. Union Public Service Commission and Joint Public Services Commission submit annual reports to the President.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.9 Which of the following vary with temperature?

  1. Humidity
  2. Atmospheric Stability
  3. Cloud formation
  4. Precipitation

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 3 and 4 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.10 Identify the ocean current based on the following characteristics.

  1. It is formed by the eastward deflection of Gulf stream.
  2. Canaries current, a cold current along the Iberian Coast is formed because of it.
  3. It helps in moderating the climate of Europe.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) Benguela current

(b) Labrador current

(c) North Atlantic Drift

(d) Kuroshio current


Q.11 Which of the following is/are necessary to cause change of seasons on earth?

  1. Earth’ revolution
  2. Earth’s rotation
  3. Inclination of earth’s axis

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12  Which of the following is/are the characteristics of Mediterranean climate?

  1. Shifting of wind belts
  2. Dry, warm summer with off-shore trade winds
  3. Confined to the Western margins of the continents, between 30 to 40 degrees latitudes.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.13 Which of the following programmes aim at improving the food and nutritional status of the poor?

  1. Public Distribution System
  2. Integrated Child Development Scheme
  3. Midday Meal Scheme

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.14 The term “Escrow account” generally refers to:

(a) the money held in a third-party account on behalf of transacting parties.

(b) the bank accounts that could be maintained without or with very low minimum balance.

(c) the bank account on which no restrictions on the number of times deposit in cash/cheque can be made.

(d) the bank accounts for senior citizens and disabled persons.


Q.15 Which of the following schemes do not constitute a Collective Investment Scheme (CIS)?

  1. Co-operative Society
  2. Non-Banking Financial Companies
  3. Insurance Companies
  4. Chit Business

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.16 Which of the following are introduced in the Parliament in the process of passing the budget?

  1. Finance Bill
  2. Appropriation Bill
  3. Demand of Grants
  4. Vote on Account

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.17 Consider the following pairs:

    Founder : Associations

  1. Mahendra Lal Sircar : Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
  2. Sayyid Ahmed Khan : Aligarh Scientific Society
  3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy : Society for the Acquisition of General Knowledge

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.18 With reference to Juang tribe, consider the following statements:

  1. They are a tribal group found in Odisha.
  2. They are considered as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group.
  3. They are associated with Phulkari embroidery technique.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.19 With reference to the Dual system of administration prevalent in Bengal in the 18th century, consider the following statements:

  1. The Nawab controlled the defense of Bengal, while the East India Company controlled its finances.
  2. The separation of power resulted in efficient administration and checked the drain of wealth.

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


Q.20 With reference to The Vernacular Press Act of 1878, consider the following statements:

  1. It abolished the policy of discrimination between English and vernacular press.
  2. A Press Commissioner was appointed to supply authentic and accurate news to the press.
  3. The District magistrate was empowered to call upon the printer of any vernacular newspaper to enter into a bond with the Government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.21 Consider the following statements with respect to The Chahbahar Port:

  1. It is a Port built by India in Oman to enhance Trade Opportunities with the Gulf Countries
  2. It is expected to be completed by 2018.
  3. Indian Government has allocated Rs. 600 Billion for this project.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q.22 Nilgiri Tahr is the State Animal of which State:

(a) Kerala

(b) Karnataka

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Himachal Pradesh


Q.23  Consider the following statements about Cryptocurrency:

  1. It is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security
  2. India along with China, South Korea & Japan had ignored cryptocurrencies earlier but now all four have allowed it with certain regulations.
  3. It is difficult to counterfeit

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 & 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3


Q.24 Consider the following statements regarding CARTOSAT-2:

  1. ISRO has successfully launched its sixth CartoSat-2 series satellite.
  2. The Cartosat series are earth- observation satellites in a sun-synchronous orbit.
  3. This is the highest no of satellites (31 in total) launched by ISRO using a single rocket.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 & 2 only

(d) 1,2 and 3


Q.25 Which Ministry has launched the Inclusive India Initiative?

  1. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  2. Ministry of Health
  3. Ministry of Women & Child Development
  4. Ministry of Labour & Employment

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