IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 28]

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  • July 15, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 28]



Topics- Indian Geography – Forests (or Natural Vegetation), Human Geography, Wildlife and Conservation of flora and fauna, Environment, S&T and Current Affairs 


1. Consider the statements regarding a particular valley which was in the news recently.

  1. It is a part of Gangotri National Park.
  2. It is a cold desert and looks like a replica of Tibetan plateau.
  3. It is home for Snow Leopard.

Which is that valley?

  1. Nellong valley.
  2. Kashmir valley.
  3. Alaknanda valley.
  4. Bhagirathi valley.


2. Central Zoo Authority, a body set up in 1992 for the oversight of zoos.

Consider the following statements regarding CZA.

  1. It is set up under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.
  2. It is an affiliated member of World Association of Zoos and Aquarium.
  3. It doesn’t have the power to regulate the trade of endangered species.

Choose the correct statements from the following code.

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


3. The trees found in Western side of Western Ghats and in the Northeast region generally don’t shed their leaves i.e they are evergreen.

What are the possible reasons?

  1. These regions do not have prolonged dry season.
  2. These regions don’t have severe winters.
  3. These regions have the humidity level beyond 75% almost throughout the year.

Choose the correct reason/s from the codes below.

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



4. In Tamil Nadu region, evergreen forests are found despite hot and dry summers with temperature of about 28 degree Celsius.

What is/are the reason/s?

  1. Annual rainfall of about 100cms mostly from the North East monsoon winds during October to December.
  2. A humidity of more than 75% throughout the year.
  3. Red and yellow soil found in Tamil Nadu region can retain moisture well.
  4. Both 1 and 2.


5. Himalayan yew is a plant found in Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, was in news recently.

Consider the following statements regarding the plant.

  1. It is a medicinal plant.
  2. A chemical compound called ‘ taxol ‘ obtained from the plant is used as an effective anti-TB drug.

Choose the incorrect statements from code below.

  1. 1 only.
  2. 2 only.
  3. Both are true.
  4. None of the above.


6. Enrich plantation is something in which a single commercially valuable species is extensively planted in a region and other local species are eliminated.

Consider the statements regarding Enrich plantation.

  1. Teak monoculture has damaged the natural forest majorly in Northeast India which was earlier introduced by British.
  2. Chir, Pine plantations in the Himalayas have replaced the Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron forests.

Choose the correct statements from the code below.

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


7. Few forests in India are protected under the name of Sacred Grooves.

Consider the following statements regarding Sacred Grooves.

  1. It is a nature worship which is an age old belief based on the premise that all the creations of the mother Nature have to be protected.
  2. It is recognized under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Choose the correct statement/s from the following code.

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


8. Migration is an unavoidable worldwide phenomenon.

Which among the following is/are the not the push factors for rural to urban migration especially in India.

  1. Unemployment
  2. Health and education facilities.
  3. Monsoon vagaries.
  4. Caste disabilities.


9. Developing countries like India has an adverse sex ratio of less than 1000 while in developed countries it is more than 1000. [Sex ratio: It is the number of females in a country for every 1000 males]

What is/are the possible reason/s with reference to India?

  1. Social disadvantages that female face like female foeticide, female infanticide, domestic violence etc.
  2. Stopping at one child ie couples restrain themselves from going for second child provided the first child born is male.

Choose the correct code from the following.

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


10. Which is/are the country/s in the world to use Gross National Happiness to measure the progress of the country?

Consider the countries.

  1. India
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Sweden
  4. Bhutan

Choose the country/s from the code 

  1. 1, 4 only.
  2. 2, 4 only.
  3. 3 only.
  4. 4 only.


11. If you are travelling through Eastern Himalayas, which of the following you will encounter?

  1. Golden Langur
  2. Takin
  3. Black Bear

Select the correct code

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


12. Consider the following statements

  1. The leaves of these forest falls in autumn season
  2. They are found in Temperate Zone
  3. These forests in China and Europe are basically man made

What is the name of this forest?

  1. Coniferous Forest
  2. Deciduous Forest
  3. Tropical Rain Forest
  4. None


13. Red Sanders has been in news recently because of illegal trade. Consider the following w.r.t it

  1. It is endemic to North Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India
  2. Its aromatic woods are of high demand in China and Middle East countries
  3. It is an endangered species as listen by IUCN
  4. It is used in Shipbuilding and manufacturing of the Ayurvedic medicines.

Which of the above are NOT correct?

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


14. Recently a Destroyer Warship was inducted by Indian Navy named INS Vishakhapatnam

Consider the statements w.r.t it

  1. It is India’s first fully indigenous warship
  2. Total Atmosphere Control System will enable the crew to operate the ship in regions of nuclear fallout but provides no defence for biological or chemical fallout.
  3. It is based on stealth technology and can launch supersonic missiles also

Select the WRONG statement/s

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


15. Consider the following statements based on UN report on E-waste

  1. The bulk of global e-waste constitutes from mobile phones, calculators, personal computers, printers, and small information technology equipment.
  2. The lowest amount of e-waste per inhabitant was generated in South Asian countries

Select the correct code/s

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


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