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GS Prelims 2015 – Sample Questions

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  • June 18, 2015
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Prelims 2015, UPSC
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Below are the sample prelims questions from ENVIRONMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS . Please take this test sincerely and share your suggestions and views in the comment box.

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1. Consider the following

  1. Methane
  2. Carbon Dioxide
  3. Black Carbon
  4. HFCs
  5. Ozone
  6. Tropospheric Ozone

Among these that can be put into the category of Short- Lived Climate Pollutants are

  1. 1,2, 3, 4 and 5
  2. 2,3,4 , 5 and 6
  3. 2, 3,4,5 and 6
  4. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

2. Consider the statements:

  1. Summer has reduced level of surface Particulate Matter than winter
  2. Winter has elevated level of surface Particulate Matter than summer

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

3. HFCs are posing a great danger to environment as it is a potent global warming gas. Scientists are finding ways to phase out HFCs and looking for its substitution. Among the following, the suitable substitution for HFCs can be

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Hydrocarbons like Propane and Iso-Butane
  3. Hydroflouro-Olefins
  4. Fatty Acids
  5. Ammonia

 Select the correct code

  1. 1,2,4 and 5
  2. 2, 4, and 5
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  4. All

 

 4. Consider the following

  1. Cane Toad
  2. Mucuna
  3. Tilapia
  4. Sucker Catfish
  5. American bullfrog

Which of the following are invasive species of animal?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  2. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 2,3,4 and 5
  4. 1,2,3 and 4

 

5. Consider the following

  1. Lanolin
  2. Isinglass
  3. Sponges
  4. Aspirin

Which of the following are animal based products?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1, 3 and 4

 

6. Consider the statements with respect to ‘Tropospheric Ozone’ (TO)

  1. The precursors for TO are Carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds Nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds.
  2. TO is the most important primary air pollutant

Correct statement is/are

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

7. ‘Carbon Footprint’ is a measure of carbon dioxide emitted due to daily activities. Consider the statements with reference to Carbon Footprint

  1. Five out of six Kyoto Greenhouse gases are considered in Carbon Footprint.
  2. It measures the emission in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Correct statement is/are

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

8. Consider the following

  1. Marine Park
  2. National Park
  3. Coral reefs
  4. Mangroves
  5. Sand Dunes

Among the following, entities that fall under Coastal Regulation Zone-I (CRZ)

  1. 1,2 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 5
  4. 1,2,3, 4 and 5

 

9. Consider the following plants

  1. Rhodendron
  2. Rose
  3. Mulberry
  4. Curry leaf Plant

Which of these plants are propagated by stem cuttings?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 4
  4. 1,2,3 and 4

 

10. Consider the statements with reference to ‘Blue Carbon’

  1. It is carbon stored in coastal, terrestrial and marine ecosystem
  2. The Blue Carbon Initiative focuses on mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses, which are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  3. The rates of blue carbon sequestration and storage capacities in ecosystems are comparable to (and often higher than) those in carbon-rich terrestrial ecosystems such as tropical rainforests and peatlands.

Correct code/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1,2 and 3

 

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