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Weekly Quiz #3 | General Studies (25 MCQs)

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WEEKLY QUIZ #3 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 #3

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

Here are the Questions:


Q.1 The provision of joint sitting is applicable for which of the following bills?

  1. Ordinary bills
  2. Financial bills
  3. Constitutional Amendment bills

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.2 The president exercises executive power through:

(a) Prime Minister

(b) Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister

(c) Parliament

(d) Chief Justice of Supreme Court


Q.3 With reference to doctrine of pleasure, consider the following statements:

  1. It is only applicable to persons who are members of the All-India Services and Central Services not to the members of State services.
  2. It is used to remove Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Chief Election Commissioner from their office.

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.4 What are the benefits received by the political parties recognised by the Election Commission?

  1. Exclusive allocation of election symbols.
  2. Access to electoral rolls.
  3. Time for political broadcast on state owned television and radio stations.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.5 As a Court of Record, the Supreme Court has which of the following powers?

1. Its judgments and proceedings are recognised as legal precedents and legal references in any court of law.

2. It has the power to punish for contempt of any court including tribunals.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.6 Consider the following statements:

  1. Kashmir valley lies between Great Himalayas and Ladakh range.
  2. Jhelum river flows through Kashmir valley.
  3. Tsomoriri and Pangong Tso are salt water lakes found in Ladakh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.7 Which of the following peaks/ mountain ranges is/are located with in India?

  1. Mahabharat range
  2. Makalu range
  3. Annapurna
  4. Dhauladhar range

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 4 only


Q.8 With reference to Karewas, consider the following statements:

  1. They are alluvial deposits found at foothills of Himalayas.
  2. They are beneficial for cultivation of saffron.

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.9 Why Jhelum forms meanders in its youth stage, a feature associated with the mature stage of the rivers?

(a) Due to low gradient of flow in its youth stage reducing its Kinetic Energy.

(b) Due to large number of pebble rocks present in its path significantly reducing its speed.

(c) Due to local base level provided by the erstwhile larger lake.

(d) Due to large number of dams constructed reducing the volume of water.


Q.10 “These were originally formed due to blockade of the river during uplift of Himalayas. As rivers carved out their own course these lakes dried up. Boulders and debris filled the lake and turned them into valleys. These flat valleys lie between the Himachal and Shiwalik ranges.”

The above description relates to which of the following?

(a) Passes

(b) Doons

(c) Terai

(d) Duars


Q.11 Which of the following newspapers was/were launched by Annie Besant?

  1. New India
  2. Young India
  3. Commonweal

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12 Which of the following were the popular means of mobilisation during Civil Disobedience Movement:

  1. Prabhatpheris
  2. Patrikas
  3. Magic lanterns
  4. Tying Rakhi

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.13 Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to Lahore Session of congress in 1929?

  1. Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) was declared as Congress objective.
  2. The Congress announced the launching of a civil disobedience movement.
  3. 26 January 1930 was fixed as first Republic Day.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.14 Consider the following pairs: Associations Leader associated

  1. Bombay Presidency Association : Pherozeshah Mehta
  2. Poona Sarvajanik sabha : M. G. Ranade
  3. Madras Mahajansabha : Subramaniya Iyer

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

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.15 Which of the following activities were undertaken during the Quit India movement?

  1. Disruption of communication channels.
  2. Attacks on government officials and police informers.
  3. Use of underground radio to disseminate news.
  4. Formation of parallel governments in different parts of the country.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.16 Which among the following sectors is/are covered under the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)?

  1. Mining
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Electricity

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.17 With reference to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India, consider the following statements:

  1. They are categorised on the basis of net profit and number of persons employed.
  2. Government has reserved certain items to be manufactured exclusively by MSME sector.

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.18 With reference to the recent changes in the norms for the priority sector lending, consider the following statements:

  1. Loans to the agricultural sector will be categorised as direct and indirect having separate targets.
  2. Foreign banks with less than 20 branches will be exempted from priority sector lending.

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.19 For which of the following industries is Industrial Licensing compulsory?

  1. Distillation and brewing of alcoholic drinks.
  2. Railway transport
  3. Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
  4. Atomic energy
  5. Electronic Aerospace and Defence equipment

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 3 and 5 only

(b) 1 and 4 only

(c) 2, 4 and 5 only

(d) 3, 4 and 4 only


Q.20 Which of the following is/are characteristics of a capitalist system of economy?

  1. Income equality
  2. Production for profit
  3. Minimal government intervention

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.21 Consider the following statements about Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme:

  1. It was launched in January 2015. Under the programme around 3.5 crore conventional street lights will be replaced with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March 2019.
  2. It is being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) of Ministry of Power.
  3. It is the world’s largest Street Lighting Programme and with this the nodal agency becomes the world’s largest street light management company.
  4. Maharashtra is leading the race with highest LED lights installed through this programme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 & 2 only

(b) 2 & 3 only

(c) 1, 2 & 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.22 The Next Generation Tracking & Data Relay Satellite TDRS-M was put into orbit by:

(a) ISRO

(b) NASA

(c) European Space Agency (ESA)

(d) Roscosmos Space Agency (Russia)


Q.23  Consider the following statements about Navika Sagar Parikrama:

  1. Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.
  2. This is the fifth ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is scheduled to commence in early Sep 17.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.24 Consider the following statements regarding Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIR):

  1. Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for NABARD was announced in Budget Speech of 2016-17 to cater to the large fund requirement and ensure completion of the projects.
  2. It will have an initial corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore for funding of Central and State share for the identified ongoing projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.25 Consider the following statements regarding TAPI Gas Pipeline:

  1. It is a natural gas pipeline between Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan & India.
  2. It is being developed by the Asian Development Bank.
  3. It will be operational by 2018-19.

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

(a) 1 & 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 & 3 only

(d) 1,2 & 3


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