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GK Practice Test - 14
1. Which one of the following is the reason due to which the wind in the Southern hemisphere is deflected towards left?
(A) Difference in the water content of Northern and Southern hemispheres (B) Temperature variations
(C) Difference in pressure (D) Rotation of the Earth
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2. To prevent recurrence of scams in Indian Capital Market, the Government has assigned regulatory powers to–
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3. In India, the Bank NABARD does not provide refinance to–
(A) scheduled commercial banks (B) regional rural banks
(C) export-import banks (D) state land development banks
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4. With an increase in the number of intermediaries, the peasant was forced to pay taxes in addition to the basic land tax. Which of the following was not one of these additional levies?
(A) Separate taxes levied by the feudal tenants for the maintenance of public works
(B) Taxes on goods produced by the craftsmen
(C) The levies imposed by the temples
(D) The caste levies by the caste panchayats
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5. In early medieval India, what did the term Jital refer to?
(A) Weight (B) Diet
(C) Coin (D) Game
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6. Who among the following wrote the book "Ayodhya : 6 December 1992"?
(A) Chandra Shekhar (B) P V Narasimha Rao
(C) Jaswant Singh (D) Arun Shourie
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7. Why has Alberuni written that there was little difference between the Vaishyas and Shudras?
(A) Vaishyas joined the fold of agriculturists
(B) With the decline of trade and commerce, the Vaishyas lost their economic status
(C) Vaishyas came to marry freely with the shudra castes
(D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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8. The famous Kailasa temple, cut out of solid rock at Ellora, was built under the patronage of the–
(A) Cholas (B) Kadambas
(C) Pallavas (D) Rashtrakutas
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9. The sea coast of which one of the following states has become famous as a nesting place for the giant Olive Ridley turtles from South America?
(A) Goa (B) Gujarat
(C) Odisha (D) Tamil Nadu
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10. Which of the following will form a new species?
(A) Interbreeding (B) Random mating
(C) Connecting links (D) Variations
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11. The term meiosis was coined by–
(A) Fleming (B) Blackmann
(C) Liebig (D) Farmer and Moore
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12. The receptors for bitter taste are located at which part of tongue?
(A) Base of tongue (B) Tip of tongue
(C) Posterior median part of the tongue (D) The edges of tongue
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13. By which of these amendments of the Constitution, the Supreme Courts' original jurisdiction does not extend to a dispute that arises out of any provision of a treaty or agreement?
(A) 10th Amendment (B) 7th Amendment
(C) 8th Amendment (D) 11th Amendment
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14. Who among the following had the longest tenure as the Chief Justice of India?
(A) RS Pathak (B) Y V Chandraehud
(C) KN Wanchoo (D) MH Karia
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15. District Judges in a state are appointed by the–
(A) Governor (B) Chief Justice of High Court
(C) Council of Ministers of the State (D) Advocate General of the State
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16. Extremely slow downslope motion of soil or of rock fragments under gravity because of continual or seasonal agitation of particles is called–
(A) Creep (B) Earth flow
(C) Saltation (D) Solifluction
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17. To a perpendicular to the plane of ecliptic, the Earth' s axis of rotation makes an angle of 23½ degrees. Had this angle been 0 degree, which one among the following would result?
(A) There would have been no seasons
(B) The lengths of day and night would have been the same throughout the year
(C) The length of day and night would have been the same all over the Earth
(D) All of the above
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18. When was Exim Bank set up?
(A) 1982 (B) 1986
(C) 1984 (D) 1980
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19. Which of the following is called a 'Bankers Cheque?
(A) Demand Draft (B) Debit Card
(C) Pay Order (D) Fixed Deposit
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20. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his assent to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes in the year 2002?
(A) Article 121 (B) Article 122
(C) Article 123 (D) Article 124
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21. Which of the following contemporary sources of the Mughal period is especially useful for obtaining information on the agrarian conditions?
(A) Akbar namah (B) Ain-i-Akbari
(C) Tarikh-i-Firista (D) Muntakhab-ul-Lubab
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22. Rajmohan Gandhi's book 'A Tale of Two Revolts' deals with the–
(A) Taiping and Indigo Revolts (B) Revolts of 1857 and the American Civil War
(C) Revolts of 1857 and the Deccan Uprising (D) American Civil War and Santhal Uprising
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23. The most severe famine which affected the Mughal empire was–
(A) the famine of 1555-56 in Agra and Biyana (B) the 1573-74 famine in Gujarat
(C) the 1630-32 famine in the Deccan and Gujarat (D) the 1645-46 famine in the Coromandel Coast
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24. The Battle of Khanwa in 1527 was fought between–
(A) Babar and Rana Sanga (B) Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga
(C) Humayun and Sher Shah (D) Humayun and Nusrat Shah
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25. Open stunted forests with bushes and small trees having long roots and sharp thorns or spines are commonly found in–
(A) Eastern Odisha (B) North-Eastern Tamil Nadu
(C) Siwaliks and Terai region (D) Western Andhra Pradesh
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