Quiz 301 – GS Mixed Previous Years’ Questions

1. Consider the following statements about Jawaharlal Nehru:

(i) He was the president of the Congress Party in 1947.

(ii) He presided over the Constituent Assembly

(iii) He formed the first Congress ministry in United Province before India’s independence

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

(a) (i) and (ii) are correct

(b) (i) and (iii) are correct

(c) (i), (ii) and (iii) are correct

(d) None of these 


 

2. In which one of the following country is rupee its currency?

(a) Bhutan

(b) Malaysia

(c) Seychelles

(d) Japan 


 

3. Assertion (A): West-flowing rivers of Peninsular India have no deltas.

Reason (R): These rivers do not carry any alluvial sediments.

(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 but R is true.


 

4. The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President on a matter of law or fact:

(a) Only if the matter related to the Fundamental Rights of citizens.

(b) Only if issue poses a threat to the unity and integrity of the country.

(c) Only if he seeks such advice

(d) On its own initiative


 

5. Which one of the following rights was described by Dr. B.R. Amebedkar as the heart and soul of the Constitution?

(a) Right to property

(b) Right to Constitutional remedies

(c) Right to freedom of religion

(d) Right to equality


 

6. Which one of the following statement is NOT correct?

(a) Rajya Sabha is not empowered to entertain a motion of no-confidence.

(b) In Lok Sabha, a no-confidence motion has to set out the grounds on which it is based.

(c) In the case of a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, no conditions of admissibility have been laid down in the Rules.

(d) A motion of no-confidence once admitted has to be taken up within ten days of the leave being granted.


 

7. The Capital Account Convertibility of the Indian Rupee implies:

(a) that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged for any major currency for the purpose of trade in gods and services

(b) that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged for any major currency for the purpose of trading financial assets

(c) that the India Rupee can be exchanged by the authorized dealer for travel.

(d) None of the above


 

8. Assertion (A): Fatty acids should be a part of the balanced human diet.

Reason (R): The cells of the human body can not synthesize any fatty acids.

(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 but R is true.


 

9. Assertion (A): The Congress rejected the Cripps proposals.

Reason (R): The Cripps Mission consisted solely of Whites.

(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 but R is true.


 

10. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1. Lothal: Ancient dockyard

2. Sarnath: First Sermon of Buddha

3. Rajgir: Hot water springs.

4. Nalanda: Lion capital of Ashoka

Select answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 


Answers:

1. (d): None of the statements about Jawaharlal Nehru is correct because in 1947, Congress President was Archarya J.B. Kripalani, Rajendra Prasad was the President of constituent Assembly and it was Govind Ballah Pant, who formed the first Congress ministry in united province before India independence.

2.(c): Seychelles currency is rupee.

3.(a): West-flowing rivers like Narmada and Tapti etc. do not form delta and this is because of their course mainly through rocky peninsular plateau devoid of loose sediments as it is present on plains of extra-peninsular areas.

4.(c): The Supreme Court of India tenders its advice to President only if seeks such advice (Article 143). Supreme Court may refuse to advice also.

5. (b): Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar described Right to Constitutional remedy as heart and soul of Constitution.

6.(b): There is no need to set out the ground for no confidence motion. This is needed in case of censure motion.

7. (b): The Capital Account Convertibility of the Indian Rupee implies that the Indian Rupee can be exchanged for any major currency for the purpose of trading Financial assets.

8.(c): A balanced diet is one which contains the correct proportions and quantity of various nutrients such as fats, carbohydrates, proteins etc. to maintain health.

9.(b): The Congress rejected the Cripps proposal because it proposed dominion status for India after the end of the World War-II and Congress demanded complete independence. The Cripps Mission consisted all Whites.

10.(c): Nalanda is famous for Great seat of Buddhist learning. Lion capital of Ashoka is in Sarnath not in Nalanda.

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