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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 40]

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  • July 27, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 40]

 

Topic – World Geography (Physical)- Landforms, Environment and Current Affairs

 

1. Continental Drift theory by Wegener changed the perceptions about the Earth’s crust.

Consider the statements regarding this theory.

  1. Sialic masses used to float over the Sima without any resistance being offered by Sima.
  2. Earlier all land masses were united to form a massive landmass known as ‘Panthalasa’.
  3. Ocean floors were considered to be stable and never moved.

Choose the correct statement/s from the following.

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

 

2. Consider the statements regarding different types of plates in ‘Plate Tectonic Theory’.

  1. Destructive plate boundary is one in which continuous upwelling of molten material ie lava takes place.
  2. Divergent plate boundary is one which two plates slide past one another thus neither creating nor destroying continental landmass.
  3. Convergent plate boundary is one in which one plate overrides the other plate.

Choose the correct statement/s from the following code.

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

 

3. Consider the statements regarding geysers which are special type of hot springs.

  1. Hot water and vapour spouts from geyser tube intermittently.
  2. It represents the minor form of broader processes of vulcanicity.
  3. It is found only in tropical regions.

Choose the incorrect statement/s from the following code.

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

 

4. Consider the statements regarding earthquake (seismology).

  1. Primary waves are analogous to sound waves and it can travel through liquid medium.
  2. Secondary waves are analogous to water ripples and it cannot pass through liquid medium.
  3. Surface waves are most destructive and slowest among the three waves ( primary, secondary, surface waves).

Choose the incorrect statement/s from the following codes.

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

 

5. Consider the statements regarding volcanoes.

  1. More than 95% of the global volcanoes are along the plate boundaries.
  2. High intensity volcano types like Visuvius type, Peelean type etc are concentrated in the convergent plate boundaries.
  3. Low intensity volcano types like Hawaiian type etc are concentrated in the divergent plate boundary regions.

 

Choose the correct statement/s from the following codes.

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

 

6. Every relief can be classified into different types of reliefs.

Match the following.

  1. 1st Order relief — continental plates.
  2. 2nd Order relief — plains and deltas.
  3. 3rd Order relief — fold mountains.

Choose the correctly matched pair from the following codes.

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

 

7. Weathering is the basic and first step in soil formation.

Consider the statements regarding weathering.

  1. The rate of weathering increases with increasing steepness of the slope.
  2. Mechanical weathering is higher in humid regions than in drier regions.
  3. Chemical weathering is higher in drier regions than in humid regions.

Choose the correct statement/s from the codes below.

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

 

8. Mass wasting or mass movement is a common phenomenon at the foothills of big, steep mountains like Himalayas, Atlas etc.

Consider the following statements regarding mass wasting.

  1. Rock debris that moves down the hill is mainly derived from weathering.
  2. The rock debris moves down mainly because of earthquake, volcano, moving water etc.

Choose the correct statement/s from the following codes.

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

 

9. Natural levees are depositional landforms on either side of the banks of a river. What are the disadvantages of natural levees.

  1. Levees if breached can cause catastrophic floods.
  2. Levee forming regions cannot be used for agricultural purposes.
  3. Levee formation leads to sedimentation of river basins.

Choose the correct disadvantage/s from the following codes.

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

 

 

10. Arcuate deltas are the most common type of deltas, example being Ganga delta, Rhine delta, Nile delta etc.

Consider the following statements regarding this type of delta.

  1. It is formed when river water is denser than sea water.
  2. It is formed when river water is as dense as sea water.
  3. It is known as growing delta.

Choose the correct statement/s from the following codes.

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

 

11. Consider the following statements regardingPrevention of Money Laundering Act 2002

  1. To Prevent & control money laundering to confiscate & seize property.
  2. PMLA was, enacted in 2002, but was amended first in 2005, then in 2009, then in 2012.
  3. It extends to whole of India including J&K
  4. Acts covered under PMLA includes offences related to Custom Act, Prevention of Corruption Act, Environment Protection Act and Wildlife Protection Act.

Choose the correct options from above

1) 1, 2, 3 and 4

2) 2, 3 and 4

3) 1, 2 and 3

4) Only 3

 

 

12.  Consider the following Statements regarding International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice

  1. ICC is an older organization than ICJ
  2. Both works on international jurisdiction with UN approval
  3. Both are based in Hague, Netherland

Select the correct code

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

 

  13. Consider the following regarding Curative Petition

  1. There is a time limit for filling of curative petition.
  2. A curative petition is filed generally immediately after the impugned judgment is passed, with the intention of expressing dissatisfaction and seeking an instant relook at the same facts of the case
  3. The court could impose “exemplary cost” to the petitioner if his plea lacks merits

Select the correct code/s

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

 

14. Consider the following regarding melting of ice and its effects

  1. It will lower down Earth’s temperature
  2. It will affect Gravity of Earth
  3. Give way to release of more green house gases

Select the correct code/s

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

 

15. Toxins are poisonous substances and are extremely harmful. Consider the following statements regarding this

  1. They are biological agents
  2. They can be created synthetically
  3. Toxins can be produced from bacteria, fungi, algae and plants

 Select the WRONG statement/s

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

 

 

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