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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test [Day 3]

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  • June 20, 2015
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IASbaba – Daily Prelims Test  [Day 3]

 

Please take this test sincerely and share your suggestions and views in the comment box. Also you can find the ‘Solutions’ below.

Also note that from Today, the Current Affairs questions will be posted along with the Core Subjects itself.

 

SUBJECTGEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

TOPICS:

Indian Geography -The Himalayas- The Greater Himalayas(Himadri), Lesser Himalayas(Himachal), Sub-Himalayas (Siwaliks);Peninsular Plateau and Peninsular Mountains; The North Plains and the Coastal plains; Indian Desert; Islands

 

PRELIMS QUESTIONS:

 

1. With regard to the Western Himalayas and the Eastern Himalayas, consider the following

  1. The ranges of the Eastern Himalayas are more continuous compared to Western Himalayas
  2. The Western Himalayas receive most of the precipitation in the winter months and the Eastern Himalayas in the summer months
  3. Eastern Himalayas are much greener and dense compared to Western Himalayas

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

2. Consider the following statements

  1. The peninsular plateau is composed mainly of igneous and metamorphic rocks
  2. The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills form a part of peninsular block.
  3. The peninsular plateau is the oldest and most stable landmass in India, devoid of earthquakes or volcanic activity.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

3. New Moore Island was recently in news because

  1. of the maritime dispute between India and Sri Lanka on Kachatheevu islands
  2. of the maritime dispute between India and Bangladesh
  3. of the alarming decline in the population of dolphins and whales there
  4. of the alarming decline in the area of mangroves and coral reefs there

 

4. Peninsular rivers in India are not flooded as much as the Himalayan rivers. The reasons can be?

  1. India’s peninsular rivers have relatively steep gradients.
  2. There is little variation in flow from the dry to wet seasons.
  3. Most rivers do not form deltas.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

 

5. The Himalayan Mountains are tectonic in origin, dissected by fast-flowing rivers which are in their youthful stage. Which of the following features made by rivers can be seen there?

  1. Gorges
  2. V-shaped valleys
  3. Rapids
  4. Waterfalls

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. All of the above

 

6. The Kashmir Himalayas are famous for Karewa formations, which are useful for the cultivation of

  1. Zafran, a local variety of saffron
  2. buckwheat, a local nutritional coarse grain
  3. turnips, a local health supplement
  4. All of the above

 

7. The British introduced tea plantations in the Darjiling and Sikkim Himalayas looking at some of the favourable conditions which were

  1. Steep slopes
  2. thick soil cover with low organic content
  3. well distributed rainfall
  4. mild winters

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1, 2 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. All of the above

 

8. The Tarai region of the Northern plains supports luxurious growth of natural vegetation and varied wild life population. This is because

  1. Re-emerging rivers from Bhabhar flow in undemarcated channels here creating marshy and swampy conditions
  2. all fertile coarse load is deposited at Tarai region after rivers re-emerge from Bhabar region
  3. the Tarai region is crossed by large Himalayan rivers which regularly deposit silt and clay here
  4. Both 1 and 3

 

9. Consider the following statements about the Western and Eastern Ghats.

  1. Western Ghats are comparatively higher in elevation than Eastern ghats.
  2. Western Ghats are more continuous than the Eastern Ghats as the latter is eroded by several east flowing rivers.
  3. The Eastern and the Western Ghats meet each other at the Nilgiri hills.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

 

10. Consider the following statements with regard to Western coastal plain

  1. The western coastal plains provides natural conditions for the development of ports and harbours
  2. The rivers flowing through western coastal plains do not form any deltas

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

11. Aditya-1 is a spacecraft, whose mission is to study the ‘Sun’. It will study?

  1. Sun’s corona
  2. Sun’s photosphere
  3. Sun’s chromospheres

Select the correct code

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 only
  4. All

 

12. With reference to ‘Phyto-chemicals’, consider the following

  1. These are chemical compounds, naturally occurring in plants and animals.
  2. They posses antioxidant and hormone like activity.
  3. They can be found in apples, tea and carrot
  4. They have potential to treat cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes etc

Select the correct codes

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

 

13. Which of the following international agreement is/are related to ‘Engineering’?

  1. Washington Accord
  2. Sydney Accord
  3. Dublin Accord

Select the correct code

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

 

14. With reference to Light Water Reactor, consider the following

  1. Pressurized water reactor and Boiling water reactor is a subtype of LWR
  2. The fuel used is of liquid form of Uranium-235
  3. Normal water is used as coolant and moderator

Correct statement is/are

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Ony 1
  3. Only 2
  4. 1 and 3

 

15. Bollgard technology  is associated with which crop?

  1. Cotton
  2. Wheat
  3. Rice
  4. Pulse

 

16. ‘Globally, Preterm Birth (PTB) is the single largest cause of neonatal deaths’. Consider the following statements wrt PTB

  1. A birth that takes place before the mother has been pregnant for 7 months construes a preterm birth.
  2. India has the highest number of PTB worldwide.
  3. Major reason of PTB is the lack of healthcare facilities in the country.

Identify the incorrect statement/s

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

 

17. With reference to Indian livestock, what are ‘Gramapriya and Vanaraja’?

  1. A breed of Chicken
  2. A breed of Goat
  3. Gramapriya is a breed of Chicken and Vanaraja is a breed of Goat
  4. None

 

18. Consider the following ‘Deserts’ of the world

  1. Namib
  2. Colorado Plateau
  3. Kalahari
  4. Atacama
  5. Great Victoria
  6. Patagonian

Which can be categorized in cold desert?

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

 

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