IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 29]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 29]


Q.1) Which among the below given animals/birds cannot walk backwards?

  1. Kangaroos
  2. Emus
  3. Penguins
  4. Alligators

Choose the appropriate answer:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Q.2) Earth’s seasons are caused by which of the following?

a) The tilt of Earth’s axis of rotation relative to the ecliptic as Earth revolves around the Sun

b) The varying amount of sunspot activity

c) Earth’s orbit about the Sun as an ellipse rather than a circle

d) The rotation of Earth during a 24-hour day

Q.3) When cool air flows from a high mountain region to a region of lower elevation, the air will

a) increase in moisture content

b) condense, forming large amounts of dew

c) undergo adiabatic warming

d) undergo adiabatic cooling

Q.4) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:


List I  

List II


A.     Smelting 1.      Process in which ore is heated usually in the presence of air, at temperatures below its melting points
B.      Roasting 2.      Reduction of oxide ore with carbon at high temperature
C.      Calcination 3.      Process in which ore is heated, generally in the absence of air, to expel water from hydrated oxide or carbon dioxide from a carbonate at temperature below their melting point
D.     Corrosion 4.      Process of slow conversion of metals into their undesirable compounds by reaction with moisture and other gases present in the atmosphere



a) 1-4-3-2

b) 1-4-2-3

c) 2-1-4-3

d) 2-1-3-4

Q.5)IASbabaji is hiking up Mt. Everest, and recently reached the base camp at 12,000 feet. While there, babaji decides to make some tea, and puts a thermometer in the boiling water. To his surprise, the thermometer tells him the water is boiling at 96 °C. Why is this happening?

a) Babaji was surprised to watch water boiling more quickly.

b) The pressure is lower at higher elevations, and results in a lower boiling temperature.

c) The number of solutes in the air is higher at higher elevations, resulting in boiling point depression.

d) Babaji is suffering from oxygen deprivation, and is reading the thermometer incorrectly.

Q.6) Polarized sunglasses are used to cut glare from sunlight reflected at a glancing angle off cars, water, and other surfaces. Such sunglasses are a practical application of which of the following physical principles?

a) Brewster’s law

b) Lenz’s law

c) Coulomb’s law

d) Snell’s law

Q.7) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

LIST I               LIST II

  1. Tuber                  Saffron
  2. Bulb                     Potato
  3. Rhizome             Garlic
  4. Corm                   Turmeric


a) 3-4-1-2

b) 2-3-4-1

c) 2-4-3-1

d) 2-3-1-4

Q.8) Match the following

  1. Operation Cactus Srilanka
  2. Operation Pawan Maldives
  3. Operation Green Hunt China

Select the correct match of Indian Military Operations with other countries

a) 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) 2 and 3

d) None

Q.9) Consider the following

  1. Evaporation of gas
  2. Compression of the gas
  3. Solubility of Gas
  4. Expansion of the gas
  5. Diffusion of gas

Which of the above phenomenon (in liquid medium) will increase with the increase in Temperature?

a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

b) 1, 4 and 5

c) 1, 3, 4 and 5

d) 2, 4 and 5

Q.10) Which of the following schemes will promote Urban Infrastructure?

  1. Swatch Bharat Abhiyan
  2. Smart City Scheme
  3. Bharat Nirman
  4. Indira Awas Yojana

Select the correct code

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 2, 4 and 5

c) 1, 2 and 5

d) All

Q.11) Recently scientists have found a way to lock CO2 by turning it into harmless rock. Which of the following statements are correct about this process?

a) The CO2 is injected into volcanic bedrock where it will react to form carbonate rocks.

b) CO2 is captured and solidified. This solid CO2 is then compressed to give it permanent form.

c) CO2 is reacted with amorphous calcium to form calcium carbonate.

d) Carbon di oxide is captured and stored in Ocean trench where it gets solidified due to high pressure.

Q.12) Touch screens now have become an important component of many electronic devices like mobiles, ATM machines, laptops etc. Consider the following statements regarding touch screens:

  1. Commonly there are two types of touch screens- resistive and capacitive.
  2. Capacitive touch screens are multilayered with inner most and outer most layers behaving as a conductor.
  3. Resistive screens can detect more than one touch at once at different spots.

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.13) Recently Zika virus caused a havoc in South American and central American countries. Few cases have also been registered in USA. Which of the following statements are correct about Zika virus?

  1. It is disease caused by virus from infected Aedes mosquito.
  2. Zika virus can be sexually transmitted.
  3. Virus can pass through the fetus of a pregnant woman and can infect the brain cells of the fetus.
  4. The symptoms are similar to other arbovirus infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1,3 and 4

b) 1 and 3

c) 3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.14) A two foot long but discovered in China has been declared as the world’s longest insect. Which of the following species does this bug belongs to?

a) A Mantis

b) A Stick Insect

c) A centipede

d) A titan beetle

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out.
  2. Density of black hole is very high.
  3. Black holes are made when the fuel of a star gets over and it becomes a white dwarf.

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.16) Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. Consider the following regarding this

  1. There are five types of viruses responsible for Hepatitis
  2. Intake of toxic substances, alcohol and certain drugs are some of the causes of Hepatitis
  3. Hepatitis B is transmitted through exposure to infective blood, semen, and other body fluids.

Select the correct code

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.17) Consider the following statements with respect to Maglev Technology 

  1. Maglev trains does not have engine.
  2. It does not emit greenhouse gases.
  3. It is generally preferred for short distance commutation.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

a) 2 only

b) 1 & 2 only

c) 2 & 3 only

d) None of the above

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Bio – Digester Technology 

  1. It’s a green technology developed by CSIR(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
  2. It uses anaerobic digestion method.
  3. Process is carried out by using Bacteria and Fungi.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

a) 2 only

b) 1 & 2 only

c) 2 & 3 only

d) 1,2 & 3

Q.19) Consider the following statements with respect to “Green Diesel”

  1. Green Diesel is generally referred to as Biodiesel.
  2. It is produced through Hydro cracking technology.
  3. It possesses same chemical properties as petroleum based diesel.

Which of the above given statements is/are not correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 & 2 only

d) 1, 2 & 3

Q.20) Consider the following

  1. Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation
  2. Chennai Metro Rail Limited
  3. Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon

Which of the above metro rail corporation works under Indian Railways?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Q.21) Nirbhaya Fund is set up under which of the following Ministry?

a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

b) Ministry of Women and Child Development

c) Ministry of Finance

d) Minister of Home


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