IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 40]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 40]


Q.1) Consider the following:

Desert                                                             Country

  1. Atacama                                                                Chile
  2. Gobi                                                                       Mongolia
  3. Namib                                                                   Namibia
  4. Great Victoria                                                      USA

Which of the above deserts are correctly matched with the countries?

a) 1 and 3

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.2) Which of the following reasons can be attributed for the difference between Jovian and terrestrial planets?

  1. The terrestrial planets were formed in the close vicinity of the parent star where it was too warm for gases to condense to solid particles.
  2. The solar wind was most intense nearer the sun; so, it blew off lots of gas and dust from the terrestrial planets. The solar winds were not all that intense to cause similar removal of gases from the Jovian planets.
  3. The terrestrial planets are smaller and their lower gravity could not hold the escaping gases.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above 

Q.3) Which of the following evidences support the Continental Drift theory propounded by Wegener?

  1. Formation of Continental Glaciers at Poles.
  2. The matching of continental boundary (jig saw fit)
  3. Rocks of the same age across the ocean
  4. Similar marine fossils across the ocean

Select the code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Sea-Floor Spreading:

  1. The theory says that sea floor constantly renews itself.
  2. Rocks from oceanic crust are much older than the continental rocks.
  3. The age of continental crust increases from oceanic trench towards oceanic ridge.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.5) Plate tectonic theory is the most accepted theory, which explains the location and movement of continents as well as formation of different landmasses. Consider the following statements regarding plates and plate tectonics:

  1. Lithosphere consists only of upper crust which is floating over mantle.
  2. Lithosphere is fragmented into different pieces. These pieces are called plates.
  3. Pacific plate is the only major plate which is completely oceanic.
  4. Theory of Plate tectonics propounded that there was a supercontinent called Pangaea and a super ocean called Panthalasa.

Which of the above statements are incorrect:

a) 4 only

b) 1 and 4

c) 2 and 3

d) 1,3 and 4

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Diverging plate boundaries do not lead to folding.
  2. Converging plate boundaries cannot cause faulting.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Q.7) Which of the following conditions leads to the formation of volcanoes?

  1. Convergence between oceanic and continental plate
  2. Convergence between two oceanic plates
  3. Convergence between two continental plates
  4. Divergence between two oceanic plates
  5. Divergence between two continental plates

Select the code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 4

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 5

d) 1,3,4 and 5

Q.8) One of the forces suggested by Wegener to explain Continental drift was Polar-Fleeing force. Which of the following forces does polar fleeing force relates to:

a) Gravitational pull of moon

b) Gravitational pull of sun

c) Rotation of earth

d) Revolution of earth

Q.9) Which one of the following facts was not considered by those while discussing the concept of sea floor spreading?

a) Volcanic activity along the mid-oceanic ridges.

b) Stripes of normal and reverse magnetic field observed in rocks of ocean floor.

c) Distribution of fossils in different continents.

d) Age of rocks from the ocean floor

Q.10) The branch of science concerned with the origin, structure, and composition of rocks is called:

a) Lithology

b) Petrology

c) Pedology

d) Edaphology

Q.11) Which of the following are the examples of Volcanic island arcs?

  1. Kuril islands
  2. Aleutian islands
  3. Mariana islands
  4. Philippines

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.12) What do you understand by River Regime?

a) The pattern of flow of water in a river channel over a year is known as its regime.

b) It refers to the sinusoidal nature of river channel in its mature stage.

c) The catchment area of a river and its tributaries is called its regime.

d) The length traversed by a river from its origin to its mouth is called its Regime.

Q.13) Deltas are the depositional features of rivers. They are classified on the basis of their shapes. What type of Deltas are formed by Indian rivers ?

a) Cuspate

b) Birdfoot

c) Arcuate

d) None of these

Q.14) The transfer of the mass of rock and debris down the slope is termed as ‘Mass movement’. Which of the following statements regarding mass movement are correct?

  1. Mass movements are aided by gravity and no geomorphic agent like running water, glaciers, wind, waves and currents participate in the process of mass movements.
  2. Weathering is a prerequisite for mass-movements.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding ‘River capturing’:

  1. It usually occurs in the youth stage of river.
  2. The slope of the stream capturing the other stream should be steeper.
  3. River capturing involves head ward erosion.
  4. It usually occurs on the windward side.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.16) The below given places are frequently in news. Select the incorrect pair/s from the following:

  1. Tel Aviv : : Egypt
  2. Tiananmen Square : : China
  3. Tahrir Square : : Israel
  4. Red Square : : Russia

Select the appropriate code

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 2 and 4 only

Q.17) The recently commenced maiden coastal feeder service between India and Bangladesh connected

a) Visakhapatnam and Pangaon ICT

b) Visakhapatnam and Chittagong

c) Krishnapatnam and Chittagong

d) Haldia and Mongla

Q.18) Consider the recent statement in news – “Stage is set for what will be the biggest fight yet against the Sunni militancy, the battle to retake Mosul. Retaking Mosul would be a “massive hit” to the IS.” Mosul is in which country?

a) Syria

b) Turkey

c) Iraq

d) Lebanon

Q.19) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                      

(Ocean Current)

a) Guinea current

b) Oyashio current

c) Canaries current

d) Kuroshio current

List II

(Location in Map)



     A          B          C          D

a) 4            3          1          2

b) 2            3          1          4

c) 2             4          1          3

d) 4             1          3          2

Q.20) Which among the following sentences is/are false?

  1. A stream is a body of flowing water that stays within its banks, or the land on either side.
  2. A creek is a stream of small or medium size. Creeks are often shallow and flow into larger bodies of water.
  3. India and Pakistan has disputes over Koteshwar Creek area of Kutch district

Choose appropriate option:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 only

c) 2 only

d) 3 only

Q.21) For quite some time, ‘Nutrifarms’ are given a lot of boost by the Government of India. Consider the following statements regarding the objective of Nutri farms:

  1. Promoting the use of organic fertilizers
  2. Introducing new crop varieties that is rich in Micro nutrients

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None

Q.22) Consider the following

  1. Solid waste management
  2. Digital literacy
  3. E – Gram connectivity

Which of the following services are included under Shyama Prasad Mukerji Rurban mission?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All

Q.23) Recently PRINCE 40, major utility equipment was making rounds in print media. PRINCE 40 refers to

a) Solar Pump

b) Solar cooker

c) Solar Light

d) None of the above

Q.24) Which of the following is/are NOT correct about NMSA, one of the missions under the NAPCC?

  1. NMSA was aimed at transforming Indian agriculture into a climate resilient production system through suitable adaptation and mitigation measures in the domain of crops and animal husbandry.
  2. National Mission on Food Security and the National Horticulture Mission are part of NMSA

Select the appropriate code:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.25) Global energy architecture performance index report (GEAPI) is released by which of the following international institutions.

a) World economic forum

b) United Nations development programme

c) United Nations environment programme

d) International renewable energy agency


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