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Weekly Quiz #4 | General Studies (25 MCQ)

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WEEKLY QUIZ #4 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 #4

  • Polity: 5 Questions
  • Economics : 5 Questions
  • Indian Geography : 5 Questions
  • Modern History : 5 Questions
  • Environment : 5 Questions

Here are the Questions:


Q.1 The executive branch of government consist of which of the following?

  1. President
  2. Council of Ministers
  3. Members of Parliament
  4. Civil Servants
  5. Attorney General

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 1, 3 and 5 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only


Q.2 Consider the following provisions of the Tenth Schedule:

  1. An independent member of the house becomes disqualified if he/she joins any
    political party.
  2. A member of a political party cannot abstain from voting in the house, contrary to the direction of the party, under any circumstance.
  3. A nominated member becomes disqualified if he/she joins party before the expiry of 6 months.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.3 Consider the following statements regarding Money bill:

  1. It can be introduced only by a minister.
  2. Rajya Sabha cannot amend or reject the Money bill.
  3. President can withhold his assent to the Money bill .

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) none


Q.4 Consider the following statements:

  1. Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demand for grants.
  2. The expenditure made from the consolidate fund of India can be discussed in Parliament but can not be voted.
  3. Policy cut motion reduce the amount of demand to zero.

Which of the statements given above are not correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.5 Consider the following statements :

  1. Expenses of Supreme Court including the administrative expenses are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
  2. Parliament can curtail the jurisdiction and powers of Supreme Court only if Chief Justice of India has requested to do so.
  3. Parliament can not discuss the Conduct of the judges even during the impeachment motion is under consideration.

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.6 Consider the following statements regarding the characteristics of red soil:

  1. It’s soil profile is generally shallow and is acidic in nature.
  2. It is rich in nitrogen and organic matter, thus suitable for pulses.
  3. It is ideal for dry farming as it is formed in poor rainfall areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.7 With reference to the Peninsular rivers, consider the following statements:

  1. They are known to change their course frequently.
  2. They are characterized by trellis and radial drainage patterns.
  3. They have larger catchment area than the Himalayan rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.8 Which of the following can help preventing soil erosion?

  1. Use of chemical fertilisers.
  2. Terrace Farming
  3. Shifting cultivation

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.9 Which one of the following phenomenon happens in India when the sun shines vertically over the Tropic of Capricorn?

(a) High pressure develops over North- western India.

(b) Low pressure develops over Ganga plain.

(c) Peninsular India under the influence of south west trade winds.

(d) Easterly jet stream over Himalayas.


Q.10 According to National Commission on Agriculture, Social Forestry includes which of the following?

  1. Urban Forestry
  2. Rural Forestry
  3. Farm Forestry

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.11 The Rowlatt Act passed in March 1919 aimed to:

(a) put restrictions on publications by vernacular press in India.

(b) allow Indian judges to try British offenders in criminal cases at the District level.

(c) enable the government to imprison any person without a trial or conviction in the court of law.

(d) curtail the freedom of individuals to become a part of political associations


Q.12 Consider the following statements with regard to Dharsana Satyagraha:

  1. It aimed to oppose the salt tax.
  2. It was lead by Sarojini Naidu.
  3. It was launched during the civil disobedience movement.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.13 Satyagraha Sabha was formed by Gandhiji during the national movement to conduct campaign against:

(a) the Tinkathia system

(b) the Rowlatt act

(c) the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

(d) the INA trials


Q.14 When Gandhiji returned to India from South Africa he was not in favour of Home rule agitation because:

  1. He thought it was too early to demand for swaraj.
  2. He had faith in the moderate methods only.
  3. He believed that it was not the best time to agitate for Home rule when Britain was in the middle of a war.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.15 Which of the following is correct regarding Cunningham Circular?

(a) It permitted people living at the sea coast to collect duty free salt.

(b) It prohibited the press to publish any criticism of British government.

(c) It prohibited the students from participating in political activities associated with the freedom movement.

(d) It raised the land revenue by 50% in Bengal.


Q.16 With reference to Participatory Notes (PN), consider the following statements:

  1. These are financial instruments used by investors that are not registered with the SEBI to invest in Indian securities.
  2. The investors enjoy the voting rights in relation to shares invested through the PN.

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.17 Nutrient based subsidy scheme covers which of the following fertilizers?

  1. Urea
  2. Phosphatic fertilisers (P)
  3. Potassic fertilisers (K)

Select the correct answer from the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.18 With reference to the 2015 Ministerial Conference of WTO, consider the following statements:

  1. It was held in Bali, Indonesia.
  2. The member countries reached consensus on Doha Development Agenda.
  3. Afghanistan and Liberia acceded to the WTO at this conference.

Which of the statement/statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.19 Which of the following is/are part of transfer payments?

  1. Payment for Services provided abroad
  2. Donations from abroad
  3. Remittance

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q.20 With reference to rural credit in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The share of non-institutional credit is greater than the share of institutional credit for farmers in India.
  2. Among the institutional credit agencies, NABARD is the biggest contributor of direct loan to farmers.
  3. Ratio of agricultural credit to agricultural GDP has increased in the last decade.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q.21 Which of the following are the favourable conditions for Coral formations?

  1. Shallow continental shelf
  2. High sediments in the water
  3. Areas where fresh waters from rivers enter oceans
  4. Mean annual temperatures of above 22 degree C.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 4 only


Q.22 Consider the following statements with respect to acid rain:

  1. Acidified soils tend to have high levels of cadmium, which when absorbed by plants, increases their toxicity.
  2. Mountain tops are relatively less vulnerable to the effects of acid rain as compared to lowlands.
  3. Magnesium, potassium and iron are leached away from soil by acid rains.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.23 Which of the following statements is/are correct about a biosphere reserve?

  1. A biosphere reserve focuses on protection of a single species rather than the entire ecosystem.
  2. Human activity is completely prohibited in both core and buffer zones of a biosphere reserve.

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.24 Which of the following are the sources of Methane?

  1. Biomass burning
  2. Landfills
  3. Rice fields
  4. Coal mining
  5. Permafrost

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 3 and 4 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 5 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Q.25 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding freshwater ecosystems?

  1. Lotic ecosystems are still water ecosystems whereas Lentic ecosystems are running water ecosystems.
  2. Thermocline in an aquatic ecosystem is the zone of constant temperature.

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


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