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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 5]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 5]

 


Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding Bio-fertilizers

  1. The microorganisms in bio-fertilizers restore the soil’s natural nutrient cycle and build soil organic matter.
  2. Bio-fertilizers directly increase soil fertility by adding nutrients
  3. Rhizobium is a free living nitrogen fixing bacteria

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 1

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.2) Arrange the following in increasing order of their water content.

  1. Egg
  2. Milk
  3. Meat
  4. Fish

Select the correct code

a) 1-4-3-2

b) 2-1-4-3

c) 1-3-4-2

d) 4-1-3-2 


Q.3) Consider the following regarding India Fishery Production

  1. India fisheries is the second largest in the world
  2. Inland fish production is more than marine in India
  3. Contribution of fishery to Indian agriculture is less than its contribution towards GDP

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2 only

b) Only 2

c) Only 3

d) 2 and 3 only


Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Vertebrates’

  1. The majority of animal species are vertebrates
  2. Shark is an example of vertebrate
  3. Vertebrates can be identifies by the presence of notochord and gill pouches

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.5) Consider the following w.r.t Meristematic Tissues

  1. Meristematic tissues are a group of young cells that are in a continuous state of division
  2. They are living and thin walled
  3. They have few vacuoles and are small in size

Select the incorrect code

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) Only 2

c) 2 and 3

d) None 


Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Chronic Diseases’

  1. Some of the common examples of chronic diseases are arthritis, cardiovascular disease, AIDS and Cancer
  2. Chronic diseases can be Non-Communicable Disease (NCD)
  3. Diabetes is a type of chronic disease

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) Only 1

d) 1, 2 and 3 


Q.7) Recently scientists made a historic detection of ‘Gravitational Waves’. The discovery would represent a scientific landmark, opening the door to an entirely new way to observe the cosmos and unlock secrets about the early universe and mysterious objects like black holes and neutron stars. Consider the following w.r.t Gravitational Waves

  1. Gravitational waves can be produced by Humans, Cars and Aeroplanes.
  2. The strongest gravitational waves are produced by catastrophic events such as colliding black holes, the collapse of supernovae and the remnants of gravitational radiation created by the birth of the Universe itself.

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.8) Consider the following regarding Light Emitting Diodes (LED)

  1. They work on the principle of electroluminescence
  2. White LED’s are used in sterilization and hygiene since it can kill harmful bacteria
  3. Blue led can be used for flat screens and date storage since it is used in compact disks to store data.

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3


Q.9) Generic Drugs have gain lot of attention in recent times due to Indo-US spate over IPR and Drug regime. Consider the following statements, to gain FDA approval, a generic drug must:

  1. Contain the same active ingredients as the innovator drug
  2. Be identical in strength, dosage form, and route of administration
  3. Be bioequivalent
  4. Meet the same batch requirements for identity, strength, purity, and quality

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.10) The process of nitrogen-fixation by bacteria does not take place in the presence of

a) Molecular form of hydrogen

b) Elemental form of oxygen

c) Water

d) Elemental form of nitrogen


Q.11) Which of these options are not a function of Ribosomes?

  1. It helps in manufacture of protein molecules
  2. It helps in manufacture of enzymes
  3. It helps in manufacture of hormones
  4. It helps in manufacture of starch molecules

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 3 and 4

d) 1 and 4


Q.12) Which of the following are homogeneous in nature?

  1. Ice
  2. Wood
  3. Soil
  4. Air

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1 and 4

d) 3 and 4


Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Lifi technology:

  1. Li-Fi technology uses visible light for data transfer and communication.
  2. Li-Fi uses common household LED (light emitting diodes) lightbulbs to enable data transfer, boasting speeds of up to 224 gigabits per second.
  3. On-off light signals are received as binary signals at very high speed by a receptor.

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) Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe vomiting and diarrhoea among infants and young children. Which of the following statements are correct about rotavirus:

  1. It is the biggest cause of death of children under 5 years of age in India.
  2. India has recently launched an indigenous vaccine for rotavirus called Rotavac.
  3. Rotavac has been added in India’s Universal Immunisation Program.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above 


Q.15) The acoustic frequencies used in sonar systems

  1. ultrasonic waves
  2. infrasonic waves
  3. radio waves
  4. audible sound waves

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 1

c) 1 and 3

d) 1 and 4 


Q.16) Which of the following reactions are irreversible chemical changes:

  1. Rusting of Iron
  2. Cooking of food
  3. Fermentation of grapes
  4. Formation of ozone

Select the correct code from the following:

a) All of the above

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1,3 and 4


Q.17) Which of the following processes are exothermic i.e. they release energy?

  1. Burning of coal
  2. Respiration
  3. Decomposition of vegetables to form compost

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.18) If someone is suffering from the problem of acidity. What is the ideal thing he should take to have relief?

a) Lemon juice

b) Vinegar

c) Baking soda solution

d) Aerated soft drink


Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. Distilled water does not conduct electricity.
  2. The pH of distilled water is seven.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.20) Copper was the first metal to be used by mankind on a large scale. What was the correct reason behind that?

a) Copper is less reactive and can be easily extracted from its ore.

b) Copper was the most abundant metal of the world.

c) Copper had higher conductivity than iron or aluminum.

d) Copper had religious significance. 


Q.21) Consider the following statements regarding metal alloys:

  1. An alloy is a homogenous mixture of two or more metals.
  2. A non-metal can also be added in an alloy with base metal.
  3. An alloy has improved qualities over base metal and also prevents corrosion.

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.22) Food cans are coated with tin and not with zinc because:

a) Zinc is costlier than tin.

b) Zinc has a higher melting point than tin.

c) Zinc is more reactive than tin.

d) Zinc is less reactive than tin.


Q.23) Consider the following statements:

  1. Sexual reproduction leads to higher biodiversity than asexual reproduction.
  2. The genetic material is transferred to the progeny in sexual reproduction and not in asexual reproduction.
  3. Asexual reproduction results in almost identical progeny.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.24) Consider the following statements regarding common eye defects:

  1. Myopia is near sightedness i.e. a person is unable to clearly see nearby objects.
  2. Myopia is corrected using concave lens of suitable power.
  3. Hypermetropia is far sightedness i.e. a person is unable to clearly see distant object.
  4. Hypermetropia is corrected using a convex lens.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) None of the above

d) All of the above 


Q.25) Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Shahid Latif, Pakistan-based handler of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who had attacked Pathankot Air Force base in January. Consider the following statements with respect to INTERPOL

  1. It is the second largest political organization after the United Nations in terms of international representation.
  2. INTERPOL is not an organ of UN
  3. INTERPOL headquarters is located in Lyon, France

Select the correct option

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.26) The cyclonic storm ROANU has affected which of the following three states of India

a) Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal

b) Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

c) West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

d) Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala


Q.27) Consider the following

  1. Ammonia
  2. Insecticides
  3. Sulphur dioxide

Which of the following does not belong to the category of inorganic compound which cause water pollution?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above


Q.28) Consider the following

  1. Fibrinogen
  2. Globulins
  3. Albumins

Which of the above are the components of Plasma?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) All


Q.29) The indigenous people Pygmies are found in which of the following deserts

a) Kalahari Desert

b) Arabian Desert

c) Gobi Desert

d) Atacama Desert


 

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