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Q1) Match the following; Straits Joins
A) Malacca Strait 1) Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman
B) Palk Strait 2) Andaman Sea & South China Sea
C) Strait of Hormuz 3) Java Sea & Indian Ocean
D) Sunda Strait 4) Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal
E) Gibraltar Strait 5) Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic
Ocean Options:
1) A – 2; B – 4: C-1; D-3 E-5
2) C-1; A-5; B – 4; D-2 E-3
3) A-5; C-1; B-3; D – 2 E-4
4) A-3; C-2; B-5; D – 1 E-4

Q2) which of the following is true
A) Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project is a project that will connect the eastern Indian seaport of Haldia with Sittwe seaport in Rakhine State, Myanmar by sea.
B) India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway is a highway under construction that will
connect Moreh, India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar.
C) Asia already accounts for almost half of the world’s population, half of the world’s container
traffic, one-third of its bulk cargo and 40% of the world’s off-shore oil reserves
D) China has a dispute with Japan and Taiwan in the South China Sea
Options:
1) All are correct
2) B & C
3) B & D
4) A, C & D

Q3) Which of the following is true
A) A traditional Indian Bihu dance was staged at National Palace Museum in Taipei City as part of efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between Taiwan and the South Asian nation.
B) The Chhau dance was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010
C) Jointly organized by NPM and Ministry of Culture
D) India and the Singapore Navy conducted SIMBEX-17, a week-long bilateral military exercise in the Indian Ocean in 2017.
E) Chhau features dancers in colorful masks and costumes performing movements inspired by
animals, birds, martial arts and tribal and folk customs. Options:
1) B, C & D are false; A & E are true
2) A, B & D are false; C & E are true
3) A, C & D are false; B & E are true
4) A, B & C are false; D & E are true

Chhau dance, also spelled as Chau or Chhau, is a semi classical Indian dance
with martial, tribal and folk origins.
origins in the eastern Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is
found in three styles named after the location where they are performed, ie.
the Purulia Chau of Bengal, the Seraikella Chau of Jharkhand, and the
Mayurbhanj Chau of Odisha.
Established in 1965, NPM is the world’s largest treasure house of Chinese
imperial art, boasting 650,000 antiquities covering 7,000 years from the
prehistoric Neolithic period to the end of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

Q4) Which of the following is Correct :
A) The Maitreyi Yatra is an exchange programme for schoolchildren as part of a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the J&K government and the
Ministry of Home Affairs.
B) Under the Maitreyi Yatra programme, nearly 500 Class 9 -12 students from J&K came
to Delhi for a 10-day stay.
C) the objective of Maitreyi Yatra was to integrate the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to
the rest of the country and to promote brotherhood and harmony.
Options:
1) A & C
2) B & C
3) All are correct
4) A & B

Q5) Which of the following statement is Incorrect
A. Apple rootstocks have been divided into three groups: standard, semi-dwarf, and dwarf.
B. M-9, a variety of Dwarf apple rootstocks were imported from Europe by the Jammu and
Kashmir.
C. Khiram-Sirhama was declared the Valley’s first ‘Apple Model Village’
D. Dwarf trees are the result of grafting – merging two (or more) trees to create a living,
fruit-bearing combination.
E. J&K is the largest apple-producing State in India, accounting for 71% of the national
production
Options:
1) A , B & C
2) A, C & D
3) None
4) B , C & D

Q6) Which of the following statement is True
A. The Holocaust is also referred to as the Shoah.
B. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed every year on 27th January
C. The 2018 commemorative theme “Holocaust Remembrance: Educating for a
Better Future”
Options:
1) A & B
2) All are correct
3) B & C
4) A & B
Theme : “Holocaust Remembrance and
Education: Our Shared Responsibility”

Q7) Which of the following statements is / are true”
A) China is a ‘Near-Arctic State’, one of the continental States that are closest to the
Arctic Circle.
B) China plans to build a “Polar Silk Road” by developing the Arctic shipping routes
C) There are 8 Arctic nations including Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,
Russia, Sweden and the US
D) China will participate in the development of Arctic shipping routes which are
composed of the Northeast Passage, Northwest Passage, and the Central Passage.
Options:
1) All are correct
2) B , C & D
3) A, C & D
4) A & C

Q8 ) Which of the following statement is / are true:
A. The US scientists have cloned two Identical monkeys
B. The two identical long-tailed macaques are the first primates to be cloned from nonembryonic
cells.
C. Somatic cell nuclear transfer, or SCNT was used to create Dolly – the sheep in 1996
D. (SCNT), which involves transferring the nucleus of a cell, which includes its DNA, into
an egg which has had its nucleus removed.
Options
1) A & B
2) All are true
3) A , B & D
4) B , C & D

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