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Daily MCQs for UPSC/State PSC Exams: 09 August 2018 08 Aug 2018

Daily MCQs for UPSC/State PSC Exams: 09 August 2018

Daily MCQs for UPSC/State PSC Exams

Q1. Which of the following statement(s) is/ are true about Chinese Pangolin?

1. The Chinese pangolin is found in the Himalayan foothills in Eastern Nepal, Bhutan, Northern India and Southern China.
2. It is classified as 'Critically Endangered' by the IUCN.

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

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q2. Consider the following statements about Adarsh Smarak Yojana

1. It is a scheme under which tourists sites of national importance are upgraded with amenities.
2. It is a project of Archaeological Survey of India only.

Which of the statement(s) is/ are true?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Borobudur stupa in Java?

A. This stupa was built in the eighth century A.D.
B. It is famous for its terraced style of architecture and ingenuity of its sculptured walls
C. This noble building consists of a series of nine successive terraces
D. None of these

Q4. 'Bhukti' in Gupta period was

A. An administrative unit of a kingdom
B. A method of religious worship in royal court
C. A group of religious leaders
D. Major expenditure of state's revenue

Q5. Which of the following is not the feature of Indian federalism?

A. The Constitution originally provided for a two-tier system of government.
B. Threefold distribution of legislative powers between the Union Government and the State Governments.
C. The judiciary plays an important role in overseeing the implementation of constitutional provisions.
D. Parliament has absolute law making powers and cannot be challenged after coming into force.

Q6. The Constitution was amended to make the third-tier of democracy more powerful and effective. In this direction which of the following did not come into practice:

A. It is constitutionally mandatory to hold regular elections to local government bodies.
B. An independent institution called the State Election Commission has been created in each State to conduct panchayat and municipal elections.
C. The State governments are required to share some powers and revenue with local government bodies.
D. At least half of all positions are reserved for women.

Q7. Which of the following is/are necessary to carry out the process of photosnthesis?

1. Chlorophyll
2. Sunlight
3. Carbon dioxide
4. Water

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only 
C. 1, 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q8. Consider the following statements :

1. During the process of photosynthesis, the carbohydrates ultimately get converted into starch.
2. The presence of starch in leaves indicates the occurrence of photosynthesis.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 2 Both
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. Different types of ecosystems exist with varying ranges of environmental conditions where various plants and animal species have got adapted through evolution. This phenomenon is known as

A. Ecological succession
B. Ecological adaptation
C. Ecological evolution
D. Biogeochemical adaptation

Q10. 'Ecological balance'

A. is a state of dynamic equilibrium within a community of organisms in a habitat
B. may be disturbed due to the introduction of new species, natural hazards or human causes
C. occurs through competition and cooperation between different organisms where population remains stable
D. All of the above

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