# IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 3]

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### IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 3]

Q.1) Which of the following statements correctly explains a ‘Cordillera’?

1. It is a massive mountain range with two or more parallel mountain ranges.
2. It is a huge volcanic depression formed due to collapse of a volcano crater.
3. It is lake formed in mountain valleys.
4. It is lake formed in depressions of rocky deserts.

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the Aravallis?

1. They are the oldest mountain ranges of India.
2. Aravalli is an example of block mountains.
3. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of Aravalli range.
4. Aravalli hills lie perpendicular to the direction of monsoon winds causing heavy rainfall in eastern Rajasthan.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1,2 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

1. When an air parcel is pushed up, first dry adiabatic cooling take place and then wet adiabatic cooling take place.
2. During dry adiabatic cooling, air contains no water vapour.
3. The rate of dry adiabatic cooling is constant across the world, while rate of wet adiabatic cooling constantly changes.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Bhabhar plains:

1. It is the northern most tracts of Indian plains lying at the foothills of Siwaliks.
2. It contains fine alluvium deposited by the Himalayan streams.
3. It is very fertile and suitable for cultivation of crops.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) All of the above

b) 1 only

c) 2 and 3

d) None of the above

Q.5) India and its neighboring countries are generally referred to as the Indian Subcontinent. The reason behind this is:

1. Political dominance of India
2. Region’s isolation from rest of the world
3. Vast size of the country

Q.6) Mt K2 is the highest peak of India. In which of the following mountain ranges does it lie:

1. Karakoram Range
2. Greater Himalayas
3. Central Himalayas
4. Siwaliks

Q.7) Which of the following statements are the major causes of drought in India?

1. High variability of the rainfall
2. Absence of forests resulting in rapid runoff and hence droughts
3. Rainfall is not distributed throughout the year
4. Amount of rainfall is inadequate

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding India’s Shola forests:

1. They are evergreen mountain forests.
2. They are found only in high altitudes (>1500m) in tropical areas.
3. Trees are stunted and have low or no timber value.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.9) In which of the following regions there is a possibility of finding laterite soil?

1. Hot and humid
2. Hot and dry
3. Cold and dry
4. Cold and humid

Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Deccan Trap’:

1. It is a vast area of basaltic lava plateau.
2. The rocks are stratified into different layers showing multiple events of volcanism.
3. It is an area of large volcanic cones.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 2

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

Q.11) In which of the following coal mines do we get Anthracite coal?

1. Kalakot, Jammu and Kashmir
2. Jharia, Jharkhand

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) All of the above

Q.12) The eastern and western coast of Indian peninsula has got contrasting features. Which of the following contrasts are correct about the coastal plains?

1. Eastern coast is an example of submerging coast while western coast is an example of emerging coast.
2. A number of rivers form deltas on the western coast, while it is not true for the eastern coast.
3. As compared to eastern coastal plains, the western coastal plains are much broader.

Select the correct code from the following

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above

Q.13) Consider the following statements about the Indian Thar desert

1. The underlying rock structure of desert is the extension of Peninsular plateau.
2. Fluvial erosion is common making mushroom rocks and shifting dunes.
3. Rivers flow in short streams and disappears showing inland drainage.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.14) Consider the following statements and identify the personality?

1. 2015 marks 108th Birth Anniversary of this historical personality
2. He founded India nationalist youth organization, Naujawan Bharat Sabha
3. He was inspired by Anarchism and Marxism

Select the correct code

a) Udham Singh

b) Lala Lajpat Rai

c) Bhagat Singh

Q.15) ISRO has successfully launched ASTROSAT. Consider the following statements w.r.t it

1. It is a kind of telescope
2. It is India’s first Space Observatory
3. It is the first of its kind in the world

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.16) Consider the following about ‘Samvatsari’

1. It is known as ‘Introspection’, is a process during which Jain repent for their sins
2. It is also known as ‘International Forgiveness Day’ and is the holiest day of Jain Calendar

Chose the incorrect statement/s

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None

Q.17) Consider the following

1. Nuakhai
2. Gudhi Parwa
3. Chavang Kut
4. Gawai Dayak

Which of the above is/are Agricultural/Harvest festivals of India?

a) Only 2

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2, 3 and 4

Q.18) Consider the following

1. The largest biomes are temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands biomes
2. The region is colloquially referred as ‘Stans’
3. The region experiences very dry climatic conditions, and inadequate precipitation has led to heavy dependence on the Syr Darya and Amu Darya for irrigation.

Identify the region based on given statements

a) Eastern Asia

b) Eastern Africa

c) Western Africa

d) Central Asia

Q.19) Consider the following statements with respect to LEGUMES

1. Legumes have an ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere
2. Legumes help in increasing soil fertility
3. Legumes are highly nutritive but also contain anti-nutrients that are harmful

Select the correct codes

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) Only 1

Q.20) ‘Bhama Kalapam,’ ‘Parvathi Parinayam’ and ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ are related to which of the dance forms

1. Kathakali
2. Kuchipudi
3. Bharatnatyam
4. Odissi

Q.21) Consider the following

2. Datura
3. Morphine
4. Opioids

Which of the following does not belong to the category of Drugs?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of these

Q.22) Rio Olympics is round the corner. Consider the following statements

1. The official mascot of Rio 2016 Olympics is Vinicius
2. The Olympics will be held in Capital city of Brazil known as Rio De Generio

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None

Q.23) Consider the following

1. Ringworms
2. Ascaris
3. Filariasis

Which of the following is caused by “Fungi”?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

Q.24) Consider the following statements with respect to Rehabilitation of Bonded labour scheme 2016

1. The quantum of financial assistance under this scheme is increased from Rs 20 thousand to one lakh rupees.
2. The scheme aims to address new forms of bondage such as organised begging rings, forced prostitution and child labour for which females are mercilessly used by the powerful elements.
3. The scheme is implemented by Ministry of women and child development.

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All the above

Q.25) Emphasis to restore Jagannath temple at puri was in news recently. Consider the following statements with respect to Puri Jagannath Temple

1. The idol of Jagannath temple at Puri is made of wood and is replaced once in twelve years.
2. The temple was rebuilt in 12th century by Eastern Ganga dynasty King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva
3. The puri Jagannath temple constitutes one of the four Char Dham pilgrimages that a Hindu is expected to visit in his lifetime.

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All the above

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