Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 72

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1. Who among the following is appointed as the Returning Officer in President Elections?
[A] Election Commissioner
[B] Lok Sabha Secretary General
[C] Lok Sabha speaker
[D] A person nominated by Election Commission
2. According to the Constitution of India, Panchayat is accountable to __?
[A] Gram Sabha
[B] Zila Parishad
[C] State Legislature
[D] Chief Minister of the state
3. Consider the following:
1. Chief Election Commissioner
2. Other Election Commissioner
3. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
As per Constitution of India, who among the above can be removed only in like manner and on the like grounds as a Judge of the Supreme Court?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] all of them
4. What are the constitutional obligations of the state Governments in context with Panchayati Raj?
1. Establishing the State Election Commission
2. Holding PRI (Panchayati Raj Institutions) Election every five years
3. Establishing State Finance Commission
4. Setting up of District Planning Committees
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
5. Which among the following processes play role in formation of sedimentary rocks:
1. Weathering and Erosion
2. Hydrological Processes
3. Compaction and Cementation
4. Lithification
5. Upwelling
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
6. Jatra and Tamasha are two important theatre arts of India. Consider the following statements with this reference:
1. While Jatra originated in Bengal as a result of the bhakti movement, Tamasha originated in Maharashtra for entertainment of the camping Mughal armies
2. While Jatra flourished in the court of Nawabs of Bengal, Tamasha flourished in the courts of Maratha rulers
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
7. Sound velocity is usually larger in solids than in liquids and gases because:
[A] solids are more elastic than liquids and gases
[B] solids are less elastic than liquids and gases
[C] volumetric expansion coefficients of liquids and gases are higher than solids
[D] frequency of sound waves decreases in solids due to Doppler shift
8. Which of the following diseases is caused by consumption of a wheat bread contaminated with a fungus called Claviceps purpurea?
[A] Lathyrism
[B] Ergotism
[C] Cinchonism
[D] Mushroom Poisoning
9.     Identify the organelle with the help of given information:

  1. The organelle is roughly oval in shape and possess a double membrane
  2. It is found only in eukaryotic cells and is absent in prokaryotic cells
  3. It is responsible for ATP production.

     Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Centriole
[B] Lysosome
[C] Endoplasmic Reticulum
[D] Mitochondria
10. What functions are done by the Non-banking Financial Companies (NBFC) in India?
1. Financing of physical assets
2. Sale and purchase of securities
3. Accept Public Deposits
4. Financing Infrastructure Projects
5. Business of factoring
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 1, 2 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
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