# IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 15]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 15]

Q.1) Which among the following are benefits of Atmosphere?

1. It protects from harmful radiation
2. It contains living gases
3. Acts as Green house, allows long-wave radiation and traps short-wave radiation
4. Acts as medium for fast air transport
5. Storehouse for water vapor and leads to precipitation

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 2, 3 and 5 only

b) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

c) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

d) All of the above

Q.2) Arrange the following rays according to their wavelengths (from short-wavelength to long)

1. X-rays
2. g-rays
3. UV-rays
4. Visible rays
5. Infrared rays

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 2-1-3-5-4

b) 1-2-3-5-4

c) 1-2-3-4-5

d) 2-1-3-4-5

Q.3) Consider the following statements in regard to Westerlies:

1. Westerlies blow from the Sub-tropical high Pressure Belt to the Sub-polar low Pressure Belt in the temperature latitudes between 30° N and 60° S latitudes
2. They are more constant and stronger in the Southern Hemisphere because there are no large landmasses to interrupt them
3. It got the name Westerlies because they blow out of the west

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 only

d) None

Q.4) Which of the following are non-metallic minerals?

1. Gypsum
2. Quartz
4. Mica

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All of the above

Q.5) Which among the following statements is/are true in regard to El-Nino?

1. El Nino is a narrow warm current which occasionally appears off the coast of Peru in December
2. El Nino has the potential of increasing the surface water temperatures of the sea by 10°C
3. El Nino refers to a cyclical warming of the Central and Eastern Equatorial Pacific that frequently corresponds to a drought in India

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above

Q.6) Arrange the following Iron ores based upon their quality or pure iron content:

1. Limonite
2. Siderite
3. Magnetite
4. Haematite

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 3-4-1-2

c) 3-4-2-1

d) 4-3-2-1

Q.7) Consider the following statements in regard to Depressions:

1. Depressions are low pressure systems that form in the mid-latitude region (30-60 N/S) when warm air meets cold air
2. When this occurs the warm air is forced above the colder air. It then cools and clouds form which produce rain
3. Winds in depressions move in an clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere
4. Depressions are characterized by fronts

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All of the above

Q.8) Humidity of the air

a) Increases with the increase in atmospheric temperature

b) Decreases with the increase in atmospheric temperature

c) Is not affected by the change in atmospheric temperature

d) Does not show any consistent behaviour with the change in atmospheric temperature

Q.9) Consider the following statements with regard to cyclones:

1. The centre of Tropical cyclone is characterized by extremely low pressure. There is no temperature variation in their different parts.
2. Normally Tropical cyclones move from east to west under the influence of trade winds and they mainly occur in summer.
3. Temperate Cyclones always travel from west to east and are produced only in winter.
4. Extratropical cyclones have cold air at their core, and derive their energy from the release of potential energy when cold and warm air masses interact.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 1 and 4 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.10) Which among the following statements is/are not true with regard to monsoons?

1. Southwest monsoon brings rain during summer whereas Northeast monsoon brings rain during winter
2. Direction of Northeast monsoon is land to sea so it doesn’t contains moisture and brings dryness and coldness after blowing through Bay of Bengal and brings rainfall only in Tamil Nadu
3. During Southwest monsoon, Indian Subcontinent has high pressure and the direction of air movement is from Australia to Indian subcontinent

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 3 only

Q.11) Consider the following minerals

1. Limestone
2. Natural Gas
3. Gypsum
4. Uranium
5. Iron ore
6. Thorium

The minerals included in the wholesale price index are?

a) 1, 2, 3 and 5

b) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

c) 1, 3 and 5

d) 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Q.12) The number of mines which reported mineral production in India has decreased over the period of time. Consider the following

2. Gujrat
3. Jharkhand

Arrange in decreasing order of number of mines present in the state?

a) 1-2-3-4-5

b) 2-1-3-5-4

c) 4-3-1-2-5

d) 1-3-2-4-5

Q.13) The cases of HIV infected blood transfusion have seen a rise. Consider the following

1. It is mandatory to screen the blood donated for traces of HIV, Hepatitis C, malaria and syphilis before transfusion
2. NACO is an autonomous body under Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India which is primarily responsible for controlling spread of HIV infection
3. India has the highest number of population living with HIV in the world as per UN report

Choose the correct code

a) Only 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.14) Operation Hill Vijay is being undertaken to declare Parasnath jungles Naxal-free. Consider the following regarding famous Parasnath Hill

1. Parasnath hill (Shikharji) is located towards the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plataea
2. It is a famous Jain pilgrimage site
3. Bhagwan Parshwanath was the last Tirthankara

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3

Q.15) Consider the following regarding Global Slavery Index 2016

1. India has the distinction of having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery
2. 2016 Global Slavery Index is released by Australia based human right group, Walk Free

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None

Q.16) Salma Dam is in news. Salma Dam is in which of the following countries

a) Afghanistan

b) Iran

c) Sri Lanka

d) Bhutan

Q.17) Consider the following

1. Rhizobium
2. Clostridium
3. Azotobacter
4. Pseduomonas

Which of the above is/are free living nitrogen bacteria present in the soil?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.18) Consider the following

1. A group of volcanic islands
2. Group of coral islands
3. A group of islands that lie in the centre of the oceans
4. A group of islands that lie in close proximity

Which of the above statements does not belong to the category of Archipelago?

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) All

Q.19) Consider the following

1. Bhangar
2. Terai
3. Bhabar

As one travels from the Gangetic plain towards Shiwaliks in the north, the correct sequence of regions he/she will cross is?

a) 1234

b) 1243

c) 4321

d) 4123

Q.20) Consider the following statements with respect to GSLV Mark 3

1. It features an Indian cryogenic technology
2. It is used to launch only remote sensing satellite in geostationary orbit
3. It is currently used to launch satellites weighing more than 3 tons

Select the incorrect option

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Q.21) Consider the statements

1. Moon’s gravity at Earth is much stronger than Sun’s
2. Lunar tidal force is stronger than solar tidal force

Select the correct code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None

Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to National Pension Scheme

1. National pension scheme was launched in the year 2015
2. NRIs may subscribe to the NPS as an investment option under FEMA 1999
3. NPS has been provided for all citizens of the country including the unorganized sector workers on voluntary basis.

Select the correct option with respect to NPS

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All

Q.23) The Government of India scheme “Vikalp” refers to

a) It aims to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers in alternate trains.

b) It aims to ensure 100 percent attendance in tribal areas.

c) The scheme aims to provide free electricity in rural areas

d) The scheme aims to ensure safety of women passengers in public transport through the use of ICT

Q.24) Consider the following statements with respect to Olive Ridely turtles

1. They are also known as Pacific Ridely sea turtles.
2. Olive Ridley sea turtle is placed under Schedule – I of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (amended 1991).
3. It is endangered as per IUCN red list

Select the correct option

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All

Q.25) Which of the following statements regarding H1N1 is/are correct?

1. It is transmitted by an Influenza A virus subtype H1N1
2. The ‘H’ stands for hemagglutinin. And ‘N’ for neuraminidase- both proteins on the outer layer of the virus
3. Swine influenza is a respiratory disease that occurs in pigs that is caused by the Influenza A virus.
4. It is a Non-contagious disease

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 ,2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All the above

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