UPPSC Prelims GS Paper 1- 2015 (Part 2)

76. Who is the author of the book “Aatank Ke Saye Me”, which was released by the Vice President of India in March, 2015?

(a) Shefalika Verma

(b) Mannu Bhandari

(c) Narnita Gokhale

(d) Garima Sanjai

77. Which amongst the following countries has appointed Justice S.K. Sinha as its Chief Justice in January, 2015?

(a) Surinam

(b) Mauritius

(c) Nepal

(d) Bangladesh

78. The U.P. Cabinet in December, 2014 gave its permission for conducting a feasibility study and preparing a detailed project report for running metros in four cities. Which city amongst the following is not included amongst these four?

(a) Agra

(b) Varanasi

(c) Meerut

(d) Allahabad

79. Sarga, Pratisarga, Vansa, Manvantara and Vanshanucharita are the indicators of

(a) Vedas

(b) Puranas

(c) Upnishads

(d) Sutras

80. Match List-I with List-Il and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List – I (Emperor)          List – II (Titles)

A. Ashoka                    1. Parakramank

B. Samudragupta           2. Priyadarsin

C. Chandragupta-II        3. Kramaditya

D. Skandgupta              4. Vikramaditya

Codes:

A          B          C          D

(a)        1          2          3          4

(b)        3          2          1          4

(c)        2          1          4          3

(d)        4          3          2          1

81. Who one of the following had not come to India with Alexander?

(a) Nearchus

(b) Onesicritus

(c) Deimachus

(d) Aristobulus

82. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Life of Hiuen – Hui-li Tsiang

(b) The Natural – Ptolemy History

(c) Historial – Pompeius Trogus Philippical

(d) The Histories – Herodotus

83. What was the theme of the 19th “National Youth Festival” held in January, 2015?

(a) Young India – Skilled India

(b) Youth for clean, green and progressive India

(c) Progressive India – Young India

(d) One India – Strong India

84. Which of the following states launched the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in February 2015?

(a) Punjab

(b) Gujarat

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

85. Mughal Emperor Jahangir gave the title ‘English-Khan’ to:

(a) Albuquerque

(b) Fransisco Almida

(c) William Hawkins

(d) Henry the Navigator

86. Which one of the following is the seventh part of the State according to Saptang Theory of State?

(a) Janapad

(b) Durga

(c) Mitra

(d) Kosha

87. In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property?

(a) Land

(b) Cow

(c) Women

(d) Water

88. Which of the following forts was not constructed in the reign of Akbar?

(a) Red-Fort of Delhi

(b) Agra Fort

(c) Allahabad Fort

(d) Lahore Fort

89. Who were Polygars of South India?

(a) Ordinary Zarnidars

(b) Mahajans

(c) Territorial Administrative and Military Governors

(d) Newly enriched traders

90. What is the name of party founded by Saumyandra Nath Tagore?

(a) Indian Bolshevik Party

(b) Revolutionary Communist Party

(c) Bolshevik Leninist Party

(d) Radical Democratic Party

91. Who out of the following performed a ritual called ‘Hiranya-Garbha’?

(a) Mayur Sharman

(b) Harichandra

(c) Danti durga

(d) Harsha

92. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) First Battle of Panipat – 1526

(b) Battle of Khanwa – 1527

(c) Battle of Ghagra – 1529

(d) Battle of Chanderi – 1530

93. Who addressed Gandhiji as ‘one man boundary force’?

(a) Churchill

(b) Attlee

(c) Mountbatten

(d) Simon

94. For which of the following Sessions, the Congress elected its first woman President?

(a) Calcutta Session 1917

(b) Gaya Session 1922

(c) Allahabad Session 1921

(d) Lucknow Session 1916

95. Who was the leader of 1857 struggle for freedom in Lucknow?

(a) Zeenat Mahal

(b) Nana Saheb

(c) Hazrat Mahal

(d) Tantya Tope

96. Who was known by the nick-name “Lokhitvadi”?

(a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh

(b) Mahadev Govind Ranade

(c) Jyotiba Phule

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

97. What was ‘Kamagatamaru’?

(a) An industrial centre

(b) A harbour

(c) A ship

(d) An army unit

98. The ‘Cabinet-Mission’ of 1946 was led by:

(a) Sir Pethick Lawrence

(b) Lord Linlithgow

(c) Lord Wavell

(d) Sir John Simon

99. The Tarkeshwar movement of 1924 in Bengal was against

(a) Corruption in temples

(b) Violence

(c) Arrest of political leaders

(d) Communalism

100. The ‘Deepavali Declaration’ issued in the year 1929 was related to the

(a) Communal problem

(b) Dominion status

(c) Labour leaders

(d) Untouchability

101. Which of the following is the oldest and deepest lake of the world?

(a) Lake Baikal’

(b) Lake Huron

(c) Victoria Lake

(d) Lake Winnipeg

102.  Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) World’s tallest – Tugela waterfall Falls

(b) World’s largest – Lake fresh water lake Superior

(c) World’s highest – Lake navigable lake Titicaca

(d) World’s second – Lake deepest lake Tanganyika

103. Which of the following deserts is located in the Southern Hemisphere?

(a) Kalahari

(b) Gobi

(c) Chihuahuan

(d) Sahara

104. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Industry                                              Location

(a) Paper                               –    Ontario

(b) Cotton Textiles                  –    Detroit

(c) Chemical                           –    Texas

(d) Motor car                          –    Nagoya

105. Which of the following countries has more than 30% of its total area under national parks?

(a) Israel

(b) Bhutan

(c) Iceland

(d) Gabon

106. Which of the following has been identified as a ‘biodiversity hot-spot’ in India?

(a) Sundarban

(b) Western Ghats

(c) Manas

(d) Cherapunji

107. Which of the following is NOT responsible for increase in the biodiversity of an ecosystem?

(a) Productivity of the ecosystem

(b) Intermediate-disturbance

(c) Age of the ecosystem

(d) Less number of tropic levels

108. Arrange the, following atmospheric zones in terms of the distance from the earth’s surface in increasing order and select the correct answer from the code given below:

1. Thermosphere

2. Troposphere

3. Stratosphere

4. Mesosphere

Codes:

(a) 1, 3, 4, 2

(b) 2, 3, 1, 4

(c) 3, 4, 2, 1

(d) 2, 3, 4, 1

109. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I                                      List – II

A. Golden Triangle                1. Myanmar

B. Bermuda Triangle              2. Opium producing area of South East Asia

C. Rice bowl of Far East        3. China

D. Red Basin                       4. North Atlantic Ocean

Codes:

A     B          C          D

(a) 3     2          4          1

(b) 2     4          1          3

(c) 4     3          2          1

(d) 1     4          3          2

110. Which of the following is the most significant factor in coral bleaching?

(a) Mining of coral rocks

(b) Outbreak of coral diseases

(c) Siltation of seawater

(d) Global warming

111. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Dams                                             Rivers

(a) Grand Coulee                    –      Columbia

(b) Hoover                            –      Tennessee

(c) Nurek                              –      Vakhsh

(d) Cahora (Cobbora) Bassa     –      Zambezi

112. The name of which of the following countries closely means “country of 40 tribes”?

(a) Kazakhstan

(b) Kyrgyzstan

(c) Tajikistan

(d) Uzbekistan

113. Which of the following countries has been the largest producer of copper (2013)?

(a) Chile

(b) China

(c) Peru to

(d) U.S.A.

114. Which of the following lakes of India is located in Jammu and Kashmir?

(a) Phuljhar lake

(b) Koleru lake

(c) Anchar lake

(d) Harnirsar lake

115. Identify the correct sequence of the following states in terms of fish production in descending order:

(a) Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

(b) Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

(c) Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.

(d) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala.

116. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I Tribe                List – II State

A. Toda                    1. Sikkim

B. Lepcha                 2. Meghalaya

C. Birhoor                 3. Tamil Nadu

D. Garo                    4. Jharkhand

Codes:

A     B          C          D

(a) 3     2          1          4

(b) 3     1          4          2

(c) 2     3          4          1

(d) 4     2          1          3

117.  According to the Census of India, 2011 the percentage growth of population in the country during the period of 2001-2011 was:

(a) 31.34

(b) 17.70

(c) 13.31

(d) 23.85

118. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

Hot-springs                             Location

(a) Manikaran             –           Himachal Pradesh

(b) Jwalamukhi           –           Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Anhoni                 –           Madhya Pradesh

(d) Tapta Pani            –           Odisha

119. ‘Doodh-Ganga’ river is located in

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) West Bengal

120. Which of the following is not a ‘ghost-town’?

(a) Kuldhara

(b) Dhanushkodi

(c) Lakhpat

(d) Charkhari

121. Which of the following canals has been taken out from Damodar river?

(a) Sirhind Canal

(b) Edon Canal

(c) Bist Doab Canal

(d) Eastern Grey Canal

122. Which of the following is related to Right to Information Act, 2005?

(a) Lily Thomas v/s Union of India

(b) Nandini Sundar v/s State of Chhattisgarh

(c) Namit Sharma v/s Union of India

(d) None of the above

123. Which one of the following is not a part of Fundamental Duties under Indian Constitution?

(a) To defend the country and render national service.

(b) To value and preserve the rich. heritage of our composite culture.

(c) To help in organizing Village Panchayats.

(d) To safeguard public property and to abjure violence.

124. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I (Lakes)             List – II (Location)

A. Ashtamudi               1. Haryana

B. Pulicat                     2. Kerala

C. Roopkund                3. Tamil Nadu

D. Surajkund                4. Uttarakhand

Codes:

A     B          C          D

(a) 3     2          1          4

(b) 2     3          4          1

(c) 4     2          3          1

(d) 1     4          2          3

125. Which of the following soils of India has been formed due to weathering of basaltic lava?

(a) Alluvial soils

(b) Laterite soils

(c) Red soils

(d) Regur soils

126. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution provides that the Speaker shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes?

(a) Article 99

(b) Article 103

(c) Article 100

(d) Article 102

127. Who can legislate on the subjects which are not included in any of the lists of subjects given in the Constitution?

(a) Supreme Court

(b) Parliament

(c) State Legislature

(d) Regional Councils

128. In the absence of the President of India, if Vice-President is not available, who of the following can act as the President?

(a) Chief Justice of India

(b) Prime Minister

(c) Speaker of the Lok Sabha

(d) Atorney General of India

129. Read the following and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is to be headed by a person who has been a former Chief Justice of India.

Reason (R) : The Chairperson of NHRC holds office for a term of 5 years or till he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

Codes:

(a) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(b) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(c) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(d) Both (A) and (R) are false.

130. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : State Finance Commission is a constitutional body.

Reason (R) : Union Finance Commission cannot recommend financial assistance to panchayats.

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is 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.

131. Study the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : The State Election Commission is a constitutional authority.

Reason (R) : Elections to rural local bodies are overseen by the Election Commission of India.

Codes:

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

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

(c) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(d) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

132. Which one of the following writs can be issued by a High Court to secure liberty of the individual?

(a) Mandamus

(b) Quo-warranto

(c) Habeas Corpus

(d) Prohibition

133. Study the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : India has a written constitution.

Reason (R) : Growth of strong regional parties is an indicator of regional aspirations.

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is 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.

134. The Joint Sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha under Article 108 is summond by

(a) The President

(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(c) The Prime Minister

(d) Chairman of Rajya Sabha

135. Which of the following Fundamental Rights under the Constitution is guaranteed only to the citizens of India and not to foreigners living in India?

(a) Equality before law

(b) Freedom of speech and expression

(c) Protection of life and personal liberty

(d) Free practice of religion

136. Which one of the following cases outlined the basic structure doctrine of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Gopalan vis Madras State

(b) Golaknath vis Punjab State

(c) Keshava Nand Bharti vis Kerala State

(d) None of these

137. Under which one of the following Articles, the procedure for removal of toe President of India through the process of impeachment has been laid down?

(a) Article-53

(b) Article-61

(c) Article-74

(d) Article-13

138. Which of the following is not a federal feature of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Distribution of power between Centre and States.

(b) Entirely written Constitution

(c) Single Citizenship

(d) Independent Judiciary

139. In which of the following States, the office of Lokayukta was first established?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Bihar

(d) Odisha

140. By which Constitutional Amendment the number of Central Ministers has been limited to 15 % of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha?

(a) 91st Amendment

(b) 92nd Amendment

(c) 90th Amendment

(d) None of the above

141. The Right to Vote in India is a

(a) Fundamental Right

(b) Constitutional Right

(c) Natural Right

(d) Legal Right

142. The provision for the representation of Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha has been made in the Constitution under:

(a) Article-331

(b) Article-221

(c) Article-121

(d) Article-139

143. The Indian Parliament consists of:

(a) Lok Sabha only

(b) Rajya Sabha only

(c) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha only

(d) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the President

144. The executive power of the Union vests in:

(a) The Prime Minister

(b) The President

(c) The Council of Ministers

(d) The Parliament

145. Which amongst the following now decide the oil-prices in India?

(a) Ministry of Finance

(b) Respective State Governments

(c) Ministry of Petroleum

(d) Oil Companies

146. Anushakti Vidyut Nigam Limited is a joint venture of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India and

(a) NMDC

(b) NHPC

(c) BHEL

(d) NTPC

147. Which of the following makes recommendation regarding fixing of minimum support price for various crops?

(a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research

(b) NABARD

(c) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices

(d) Indian Agricultural Research Institute

148. As per Census-2011, the literacy rate of Uttar Pradesh is

(a) 74.01%

(b) 72.60%

(c) 69.72%

(d) 70.60%

149. Time of zero-hour in Parliament is:

(a) 9 am to 10 am

(b) 10 am to 11 am

(c) 11 am to 12 noon

(d) 12 noon to 1.00 pm

150. Who amongst the following are not included in the electoral college for the election of the President of India?

(a) Elected members of the House of the People.

(b) Elected members of the Council of States.

(c) Elected ‘members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States.

(d) Elected members of the Legislative Councils of the States.

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