Saturday CSAT Quiz

Saturday CSAT Quiz # 15



Directions: Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow

There is an impression amongst scholars that growth acceleration has not helped the Scheduled Tribes. This impression has derived partially from the existence of the Maoist insurgency in certain regions where the tribes are concentrated, and partially from a sense that when displacement happens from projects involving mineral extraction, tribes are not adequately compensated. While the adverse impact of these factors on the tribes can be scarcely denied, the evidence of the decline in poverty among the Scheduled Tribes is quite unequivocal. In this regard, two factors must be kept in mind. First, while the beginning of the poverty decline can be traced to the early 1980s, the Maoist insurgency, and even the acceleration in mineral extraction activity, is of more recent origin. And second, the states with the largest populations of Scheduled Tribes, including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, have not been the hotbeds of the Maoist insurgency.

Q.1 What does the author imply from the passage?

1. Liberalizing reforms has reduced poverty among better caste people.

2. Decline in poverty among the Scheduled Tribes is indisputable

3. Growth Reforms have bypassed, and sometimes hurt, the scheduled tribes.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2 only


Q.2 Which of the following statements regarding the existence of the Maoist insurgency is true?

1. Presence of more tribal population.

2. Displacement of people where minerals are extracted.

3. Inadequate compensation and relocation facility for the tribes.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3 only


Q.3 Consider the following statements:

1. The activity of mining minerals is rapidly increasing.

2. States with the largest ST population have been focal point of the Maoist insurgency.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.4 In an election to Gram Panchayat only 2 candidates participated. The winner candidate received 68% of the votes and won by a majority of 1440 votes. What was the total number of votes polled, if all the votes were valid?

a) 3500

b) 4000

c) 4400

d) 3600


Q.5 Anil travels to next city from his home and returns back in 9 hours. The average speed during the first half of journey was 16 km/hr and during the second half was 20 km/hr. What is the total distance travelled by Anil?

a) 100 km

b) 160 km

c) 80 km

d) 120 km


Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the 3 items that follow.

If the first four letters of the word CEASELESSNESS are reversed, the next four letters are written as they are and then the remaining letters are reversed,

Q.6 Which letter will be exactly the middle letter of the word?

a) E

b) L

c) N

d) S


Q.7 The maximum number of the letter S that appears continuously is:

a) 2

b) 1

c) 4

d) 3


Q.8 If all the vowels are removed from the new word, what are the two middle letters?

a L and S

b) S and N

c) S and S

d)  C and S

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