Licchavi Lyceum


Licchavi Lyceum

MPPSC Test Series 02

#1. Sagarmala Project is under which Ministry of Government of India?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The Sagarmala programme is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Shipping to promote port-led development in the country through harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes.

#2. How many parts were there in the Indian constitution (at enactment)?

Ans: 3

Solution: The Indian constitution is the largest in the world. At its enactment, it had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules.

Later 3 parts were added to it as amendments making the tally 25.

#3. The right to vote is in which article of the Indian Constitution?

Ans: 3

Solution: Article 326 of the Constitution provides that the elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage.

All Fundamental Rights are Constitutional Rights, As the right to vote is mentioned in Article 326, it is not a fundamental right. All Constitutional rights are Legal rights. Hence, the Right to vote is a Constitutional right as well as a Legal right.

#4. In which country is the port of Hambantota located?

Ans: 4

Solution: The Hambantota International Port in Sri Lanka. It is Sri Lanka’s second-largest port, after the Port of Colombo.

#5. The 'demographic dividend' is-

Answer: A

Solution: According to the Population Foundation of India, the median age of India’s population is between 28 to 29 years, and over 62 per cent of the population is between 15 and 59 years of age. Demographic dividend is the potential economic growth from such a population structure.

#6. Which President used the 'pocket veto' in the postal amendment bill?

Answer: 2

Solution: Zail Singh, the President of India from 1982 till 1987, exercised a pocket veto to prevent the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill from becoming law.

#7. Who was the first Gupta ruler to adopt the title of Maharajadhiraja?

Answer: 1

Solution: Chandragupta I was King of the Gupta Dynasty, who ruled Northern India. His title Maharajadhiraja (“king of great kings”) means that he was the dynasty’s first ruler.


#8. Which states are included in Schedule-6 of the Indian Constitution?

Answer: 1

Solution: Sixth Schedule allows constitution of Autonomous District Councils in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura & Mizoram to safeguard the rights of tribal population.


#9. Who wrote the book 'Neel Darpan'?

Answer: 2

Solution: Nil Darpan (Bengali play) was written by Dinabandhu Mitra in 1858–1859 and published in Dhaka in 1860.


#10. In whose reign did an Italian traveller named Nikoli Conti come to India?

Answer: 1

Solution: Nicolo Conti was an Italian traveller. He was a merchant, explorer and writer. He visited Vijaynagar empire during the reign of Devaraya I, the ruler of Tuluva dynasty. He travelled to India and Southeast Asia.

#11. Who was the Nawab of Awadh when Avadh was united with the British Empire?

Answer: 1

Solution: Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was exiled to Calcutta in 1856, when his kingdom was annexed by the British. He spent the rest of his life there with a good allowance. Wajid Ali Shah ruled from 1847-1856 and the was the last Nawab of Awadh.

#12. What was the reason for the non-cooperation movement?

#13. Which among the following is not a member of the Inter-State Council?

Ans: (1)

Solution: The Inter-state council is not a permanent constitutional body for coordination between the states and Central government. Rather, President can establish it at any time if it appears to him that the public interests would be served by the establishment of such a council.

The governor of the State is not a part of it.

#14. Photosynthesis is done by-

Ans: (1)

Solution: Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. During photosynthesis in green plants, light energy is captured and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds.

#15. How high above the earth is the geostationary satellite?

Ans: (3)

Solution: A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the earth rotates (west to east).

#16. In which state is one horned rhino found?

Ans: (4)

Solution: The Indian state of Assam is home to the largest population of greater-one horned rhinos, with more than 90% in Kaziranga National Park.

#17. What is the national tree of India?

Ans: (4)

#18. When is Earth Day celebrated?

Ans: (2)

Solution: Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first held on April 22, 1970.

#19. Which gas causes global warming?

Ans: (2)
Solution: What are the types of greenhouse gases?
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Industrial gases: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3)

#20. What is the order of producers and food called?

Ans: (1)

Solution: A food chain is a linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms and ending at an apex predator species, detritivores, or decomposer species.

A food chain also shows how organisms are related to each other by the food they eat. Each level of a food chain represents a different trophic level.

#21. What is the smallest unit of heredity?

Ans: (4)

Solution: A gene is a discrete linear sequence of DNA which corresponds to a heritable trait. In more general terms, one can think of genes as the smallest unit of heredity.


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