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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 54]

  • IASbaba
  • August 11, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 54]

 

 

Topic- Environment, Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following

  1. Soil
  2. Nutrients
  3. Amount of oxygen dissolved in Water
  4. Non-Green Plants

Which of the above are abiotic components?

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

 

2. Consider the following

  1. Mutualism
  2. Amensalism
  3. Commensalism
  4. Parasitism

Which of the above consists of positive interaction?

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

 

3. Consider the following statements

  1. A species with large area requirements for which protection of the species offers protection to other species that share the same habitat
  2. Can be used to help select the locations of potential reserves
  3. Find the minimum size of these conservation areas or reserves, and to determine the composition, structure and processes of ecosystems

Based on the above statements, select the best suited answer

  1. Keystone species
  2. Indicator species
  3. Umbrella species
  4. Edge species

 

4. Consider the following

  1. Mosses
  2. Mollusca
  3. Lichens
  4. Stoneflies
  5. Greasewoods

Which of the above is/are indicator species?

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

 

5. Consider the statements regarding biodiversity

  1. Marine diversity tends to be highest along coasts in Eastern Pacific.
  2. Gamma diversity refers to diversity within a particular area, community or ecosystem.
  3. Alpha diversity is a measure of the overall diversity for different ecosystems within a region

Select the correct statement/s

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 3
  4. None

 

6. Consider the following

  1. Intertidal Zone
  2. Littoral Zone
  3. Continental shelf
  4. Kelp Forest
  5. Coral Reefs
  6. Pelagic zone
  7. Seamounts

Arrange these marine habitats in correct order of occurrence

  1. 1, 2, 7, 4, 5, 6 and 3
  2. 2, 3, 1, 4, 7, 5 and 6
  3. 2, 1, 4, 5, 3, 6 and 7
  4. 3, 1, 6, 5, 4, 7 and 2

 

7. Consider the following

  1. Ten of the eighteen biosphere reserves of India are part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, based on UNECSO Man and the Biosphere Program
  2. Panchmarhi and Nokrek Biosphere Reserves are two of them part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Select the correct answer

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

 

8. Match the following

IUCN Protected Area Management                                                             Category

  1. Landscape                                                                                                             I
  2. National Park                                                                                                      II
  3. Area with sustainable use of natural resources                                           III
  4. Habitat                                                                                                                 IV
  5. Wilderness area                                                                                                  V

Which is/are correctly matched?

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

 

9. Recently ‘hydroponics’ have gained momentum due to its amazing properties and utility. Consider the following regarding this

  1. It uses water and soil
  2. It uses nutrients without soil
  3. It can increase food production
  4. Has been used in Space Programs

Select the correct answer

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

 

10. Consider the following

  1. Thorium
  2. Silicon dioxide
  3. Arsenic
  4. Uranium
  5. Potassium
  6. Mercury

Contaminants of Fly Ash includes

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

 

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