IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 52]

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  • August 8, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 52]


Topic – Geography – Hydrosphere, World Climatic Types, Environment and Current Affairs


1. Coral reefs destruction is a major concern in the backdrop of Climate Change. Consider the statements regarding the coral reefs.

  1. Coral reefs are example of a symbiotic relation between coral polyps and photosynthetic algae.
  2. Coral reefs are confined to deep waters.
  3. Coral reefs are marine equivalent of tropical rain forest.

Which of the statement/s is/are true?

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



2. Continental rise is a feature found on the boundary of the continental slope. Consider the statements regarding the continental rise.

  1. Continental rise are comprised of the finer textured smaller materials.
  2. Continental rise are found only in the active boundary continental slope.

Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?

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


3. Consider the following statements.

  1. Pelagic waters are the surface waters between two shorelines extensive upto the depth of 500 meters.
  2. Benthic waters extend from the depth of 500 meters to the base of the ocean.

Which of the following statement/s is/are true?

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


4. A particular ocean has a broad shape of ‘S’ in the North South orientation. Which is that ocean?

  1. Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Pacific Ocean.
  3. Indian Ocean.
  4. Southern Ocean.


5. In which part of the ocean does the typical example of reversal of ocean current can be observed which is guided by the planetary wind system?

  1. Northern part of Indian Ocean.
  2. Southern part of Indian Ocean.
  3. North Atlantic Ocean.
  4. South Pacific Ocean.


6. Which of the statements are true regarding Equatorial climatic conditions?

  1. It is known as latitudinal climate.
  2. Low range of temperature is mainly due to the equatorial air mass.
  3. There is no seasonality in this region or there are no distinguished seasons unlike other climatic regions.

Which among the following statement/s is/are true?

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


7. Consider the statements regarding the Mediterranean climate.

  1. During summers this climatic region comes under the influence of On-shore Westerly wind.
  2. During winters this climatic region comes under the influence of Off-shore Trade wind.
  3. Atmospheric stability exists over the region during summers because of anti-cyclonic conditions.

Which of the statement/s is/are correct?

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



8. Desert is mainly located in the tropical West margins of the continents. What is/are the possible reason/s?

  1. Existence of the perennial high pressure over this region.
  2. Prevailing On-shore winds throughout the year.
  3. Cold currents on the continental west margins add to the atmospheric stability of the region.

Choose the correct code from the following.

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



9. Atacama desert is one of the driest deserts of the world. Apart from other reasons there is a particular current which has made it a driest desert. Which is that current?

  1. Benguela current.
  2. Okhotsk current.
  3. Peruvian current.
  4. None of the above.


10. Frank Joseph land of Russia makes the northern most limit of summer vegetation in Tundra climate. Which is the type of precipitation that occurs in this region that supports this vegetation?

  1. A very low cyclonic depression that causes light rainfall in the form of snow fall.
  2. Frontal precipitation that causes precipitation in the form of snow fall.
  3. Convectional type of precipitation.
  4. Both 1 and 2.


11. Consider the statements

  1. It is the smallest and rarest wild pig
  2. It is a schedule-I species under Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
  3. Mostly found in Manas Tiger Reserves and listed under Critically Endangered Species

Select the correct answer

  1. Pangolin
  2. Wild Boar
  3. Pygmy Hog
  4. Forest Hog



12. Consider the following

  1. Dugong
  2. Hispid Hare
  3. Terrapin
  4. Logger Head Turtle
  5. Lynx
  6. Cheer Pheasant

Which of the above are MAMMALS listed under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972?

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



13. Consider the following statements

  1. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a collaborative initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, DRDO and CSIR
  2. Traditional Knowledge is mentioned under Convention of Biodiversity.
  3. Nagoya Protocol and Cartagena Protocol also involve Traditional Knowledge

Select the correct statement/s

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


14. Consider the following

Below is the list of indigenous species and its location

  1. Quinoa Amazon Basic
  2. Kava       Western Pacific
  3. Hoodia       Namib Desert
  4. Ayahuasca   Andes

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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


15. Which of the following can be used to check whether drinking water contains Gamma emitting isotope or not?

  1. Scintillation Counter
  2. Lead Plate
  3. Spectrophotometer
  4. Microscope


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