Quiz 292 – Miscellaneous Previous Year’s Questions

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Doctrine of Lapse: Dalhousie

(b) Ilbert Bill: Ripon

(c) Pitt’s India Act: Warren Hastings

(d) Vernacular Press Act: Curzon

Explanation:

Vernacular Press Act passed in 1878 by Lord Lytton not by Lord Curzon.

Ans- (d)


 

‘MERCOSUR’ consists of group of countries of:

(a) Latin America

(b) Africa

(c) South East Asia

(d) Asia

Explanation:

MERCOUSUR consists of group of countries of ‘Latin America’.

Ans- (a)


 

Which of the following is an active component of oil of clove?

(a) Methanol

(b) Benzaldehyde

(c) Menthol

(d) Eugenol

Explanation:

Eugenol is an active component of oil of clove. It has many medicinal properties.

Ans- (d)


 

Total internal reflection can take place when light travels from:

(a) air to water

(b) diamond to glass

(c) air to glass

(d) water to glass

Explanation:

Total internal reflection takes place when light travels from optically denser medium to optically rarer mdium.

Ans- (b)


 

Low temperature (cryogenics) find application in:

(a) Surgery, magnetic levitation and telemetry

(b) space travel, magnetic levitation and telemetry

(c) space travel, surgery and magnetic levitation

(d) space travel, surgery and telemetry

Explanation:

Cryogenics find application in space travel, surgery and magnetic levitation.

Ans- (c)


 

The Ashokan major rock edits which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edits:

(a) I and XI

(b) I and X

(c) II and XIV

(d) II and III

Explanation:

The rock edict- II and III of Ashokan tells us about the Sangam Kingdom of Chola, Pandya satyaputta and Kerelaputta.

Ans- (d)


 

Assertion (A): According to Ashoka’s edits social harmony among the people was more important than religious devotion.

Reason (R): He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false R is true

Explanation:

Ashoka’s edicts stress on social harmony among the people by spreading ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion.

Ans- (a)


 

Which one of the following countries does not border the Caspian Sea?

(a) Kazakhstan

(b) Armenia

(c) Turkmenistan

(d) Azerbaijan

Explanation:

Armenia does not border the Caspian Sea. Rest of the countries like Azerbainjan, Kazakhstan and Turkamenistan are bordered by Caspian Sea.

Ans- (b)


 

Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in the World?

(a) Tropical Monsoon Forests

(b) Tropical Rain Forests

(c) Temperature Coniferous forests

(d) Temperature Deciduous forests

Explanation:

Temperate Coniferous forests covers the highest percentage of forest literacy rate in the wolrd.

Ans- (c)


 

Consider the following statements:

Glass can be ethed or scratched by-

  1. Diamond
  2. Hydrofluoric acid
  3. Acquaregia
  4. Sulphuric acid

Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and2

(d) 2 and4

Explanation:

The hardest element diamond is used to cut or scratch the glass. Hydrofluoric acid is used for writing on the glass.

Ans- (c)

 

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