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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 6]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 6]

 


Q.1) Consider the following about Global Environment Facility (GEF)

It serves as financial mechanism for?

  1. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  2. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  3. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  4. Montreal Protocol
  5. UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  6. Minamata Convention on Mercury

Select the correct code

a) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

b) 2, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

d) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6


Q.2) Consider the following

  1. International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 29th December
  2. It is held on December 29 to celebrate the day the Convention on Biological Diversity went into effect.

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.3) Consider the following

  1. Nagoya Protocol came into force before Cartagena Protocol
  2. Nagoya Protocol comes under Convention on Biological Diversity
  3. The Nagoya Protocol on Biosafety is an international agreement on biosafety as a supplement to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.4) National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) is

  1. An autonomous organization
  2. A statutory organization
  3. A regulatory organization

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding Mangroves

  1. India accounts for nearly 10% of world’s mangrove vegetation
  2. There has been a net decreases in the mangrove cover of India over last few years
  3. Andhra Pradesh has more mangrove cover than Gujarat

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None


Q.6) According to Ramsar Convention definition of ‘Wetland’ includes

  1. Area that is saturated with water permanently
  2. Areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed eight metres

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.7) Consider the following w.r.t ‘Ecotones and Ecoclines’

  1. an ecocline describes a variation in species prevalence and is often not strictly dependent on a major physical factor separating an ecosystem from another, with resulting habitat variability.
  2. an ecotone is a variation of the physicochemical environment dependent of one or two physico-chemical factors of life, and thus presence/absence of certain species.

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.8) Consider the following regarding ‘Keystone Species’

  1. Keystone species have lower levels of biomass in the trophic pyramid relative to the importance of their role.
  2. Sea Otters are example of keystone species

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None


Q.9) Consider the following regarding ‘Fly Ash’

  1. It is used as a fertilizer
  2. It can be used in soil stabilization
  3. It is used as a replacement for Portland cement in concrete.

Select the correct code

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) Only 3

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.10) Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Consider the following regarding E- waste

  1. Beryllium
  2. Cadmium
  3. Gold
  4. Lithium
  5. Uranium
  6. Silver

Which of the above are found in e-waste?

a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

b) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 4


Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. Eurythermal organisms can tolerate and thrive in wide range of temperature.
  2. Warm blooded animals can maintain a constant body temperature even when the surrounding temperature is changing.
  3. Stenothermal organisms are restricted to a small range of temperature.
  4. Cold blooded animals generally hibernate to protect themselves from extreme climatic conditions.

Which of the above statements are correct:

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) All of the above

d) None of the above


Q.12) In Equatorial rainforest, the undergrowth on the floor is very less. The correct reason behind this is:

a) Very less sunlight reaches the ground for survival of plants due to thick canopies.

b) The hardwood trees excrete toxic resins which do not allow the plants to grow.

c) Due to high population of herbivorous species.

d) The soil of rainforest is less fertile due to heavy leaching of minerals.


Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct about life processes of plants.

  1. The process of making of food with the help of photosynthesis takes place only during the day.
  2. The process of respiration takes place during day and night both.

Which of the above statements are incorrect:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.14) Consider the following statements:

  1. Despite various external conditions, the organisms maintain constant internal environment like temperature and osmotic pressure. This process is called Homeostasis.
  2. During winters the human body shivers to generate heat and maintain the body temperature of 37o
  3. During summers the body sweats profusely to maintain the temperature.
  4. Plants also have the same mechanism as animals to maintain homeostasis.

Which of the above statements are correct:

a) 1 only

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.15) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Keoladeo National Park’.

  1. It is a man-made and man-managed wetland.
  2. It is famous for migratory birds which come to visit the park during winters.
  3. It is a World Heritage Site.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.16) Consider the following statements:

  1. The exchange of air (breathing) in plants takes place only through stomata present in the leaves.
  2. Many desert plants have their stomata in deep pits to minimize water loss by evaporation.
  3. Desert plants have a mechanism that their stomata remain closed during day time.

Which of the above statements are incorrect:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above


Q.17) At higher elevations, people generally have breathing problems due to low pressure and lack of oxygen. This is called altitude sickness. Soon the body acclimatise this situation and and breathing becomes normal. Which of the following functions does the body take to adapt to this situation:

  1. The body increases red blood cell production.
  2. Body decreases the binding capacity of hemoglobin.
  3. Body increases the breathing rate.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.18) Consider the following statements:

  1. Detrivores like earthworm, breakdown detritus into smaller particles. This process is called fragmentation.
  2. Bacterial and fungal enzymes degrade detritus into simpler inorganic substances. This process is called as catabolism.

Which of the above statements are correct:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.19) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Humus’:

  1. Humus is a finely divided partially decomposed organic material in soil, whose origin cannot be traced by looking at it.
  2. Humus is colloidal and helps in binding minerals in the top soil and making them available to the roots of trees.
  3. It is highly resistant to microbial action and decomposes at a very slow rate.

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.20) Consider the following statements regarding energy flow from one tropic level to other tropic level:

  1. The energy flow is always unidirectional, i.e. from lower tropic level to higher tropic level.
  2. The energy transfer in tropic levels follows a 10% law, i.e. only 10 percent energy is transferred from lower tropic level to the next tropic level.

Which of the above statements are correct:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.21) The ordinance making power of president lies with which of the following articles of Indian constitution

a) Article 122

b) Article 123

c) Article 124

d) Article 125


Q.22) “Anuradhapura” is an ancient Buddhist town found in which of the following country

a) Thailand

b) Sri Lanka

c) Cambodia

d) Nepal


Q.23) Consider the following 

  1. Algae prepare food by the process of photosynthesis
  2. Plants can synthesise not only carbohydrates but also proteins and fats
  3. All plants are autotrophs

Which of the statements is true with respect to plants and algae

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All the above


Q.24) Consider the following

  1. Copper – Anaemia
  2. Vitamin B1 – Beri Beri
  3. Vitamin C – Scurvy

Which of the above mineral deficiency and its disorder is rightly matched

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All the above


Q.25) Which of the following statements with respect to e – Sahayog  is correct

a) It is launched by the ministry of heavy industries to facilitate production of capital goods

b) It is launched by ministry of consumer affairs to facilitate new start ups in the area of supply chain management

c) Launched by ministry of finance to facilitate taxpayers

d) Launched by law ministry to facilitate e filing of cases


 

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