IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY/CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 54]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 54]


Q.1) Regions which receives rainfall from North-Easterly monsoon are:

  1. Assam and Meghalaya
  2. West Bengal
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerala

Select the code from the following:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 4
  4. 1,2 and 4

Q.2) Which of the following statements are not correct about the Lakshadweep islands?

  1. They are all coral islands.
  2. Rainfall is very scarce
  3. They are the extended part of the continent.
  4. They have India’s only active volcano, i.e. Barren Island.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1,2 and 4
  2. 1,2 and 3
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.3) Consider the following statements:

  1. Weather is the average atmospheric condition of an area over a considerable time.
  2. Climate is a short term condition of temperature, pressure and humidity.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Consider the following:

Nomads                                                        Place

  1. Bindibu                                                           Australia
  2. Bedouin                                                          Arabia
  3. Tuaregs                                                           Sahara
  4. Bushmen                                                        Kalahari

Which of the above are correctly matched?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1,2 and 4
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding Gobi Desert:

  1. Gobi desert has a scarcity of water as snow which falls there evaporates directly through sublimation.
  2. Bactrian Camel survives in Gobi desert by directly eating ice/snow which most of the other animals can’t do.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) Consider the following statement regarding Mediterranean climatic region:

  1. During summers, the trade winds are offshore and there is practically no rainfall.
  2. They have open woodlands, of which Cork Oak trees are the best known. Cork oaks are valued for their thick barks used for making corks of wine bottles.
  3. Animal farming is an important activity because of soft nutritious grass.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.7) Consider the following statement regarding ‘Hangul’:

  1. Hangul is the only surviving member of the Asiatic ‘Red Deer’ family.
  2. It is critically endangered and found only in the forests of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
  3. It has been named as the state animal of ‘Jammu and Kashmir’.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Black Lung’ Disease:

  1. It is an industrial hazard of mercury mining and develops due to inhaling of mercury vapours.
  2. It is a form of Pneumoconiosis.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Hypothetically, if we remove all the ozone from the stratosphere, the temperature of stratosphere will increase.
  2. Green house gases are responsible for ozone hole in stratosphere.
  3. Ozone holes are found only over the Polar Regions.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.10) Lichens are important in the studies on atmosphere pollution because they

  1. Can grow in greatly polluted atmosphere
  2. Can readily multiply in polluted atmosphere
  3. Effectively purify the atmosphere
  4. are very sensitive to pollutants

Q.11) Which among the following is/are economic importance of Algae?

  1. Algae as Food for Humans
  2. Algae in Agriculture
  3. Algae in Industry
  4. Algae in space travel

Choose the appropriate code:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

Q.12) Which of following statement is incorrect about the Biosphere?

  1. Biosphere is combination of lithosphere, hydrosphere and Atmosphere
  2. Biosphere is missing at extreme of north and south pole
  3. Organisms are uniformly present in Biosphere
  4. None of the above

Q.13) Choose the Correct Answer

Hydroponics is otherwise called

  1. soil-less agriculture
  2. tank farming
  3. chemical gardening
  4. all the above

Q.14) The entire component of species of organism plants and animals, found within a given region is called

  1. Biota
  2. Niche
  3. Community
  4. Habitat

Q.15) Hemlock, red pine, oak & beech are major tree species of which of the following biome?

  1. Mediterranean
  2. Temperate Biome
  3. Subtropical evergreen biome
  4. None

Q.16) Identify the FYP which ushered in ‘Blue Revolution’ in India—

  1. Fourth FYP
  2. Fifth FYP
  3. Sixth FYP
  4. Eleventh FYP

Q.17) Identify the district all set to become India’s first organic Block Panchayat—

  1. Nellore
  2. Alathur
  3. Kozhikode
  4. Kottayam

Q.18) Which city listed below is the capital of South Sudan?

  1. Juba
  2. Yambio
  3. Bor
  4. Pibor

Q.19) Where will the jointly developed naval base by India and Seychelles be located?

  1. Djibouti
  2. Assumption Island
  3. Somalia
  4. Reunion Island

Q.20) Which is the nodal agency for the National Bamboo Mission?

  1. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
  2. Ministry of Agriculture
  3. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  4. Federation of Green Energy


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