IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 51]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 51]


Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding dust particles in atmosphere:

  1. Dust particles are a pollutant and are originated from anthropogenic sources only
  2. Convectional currents may carry dust particles to height in the atmosphere.
  3. Dust particles help in the formation of clouds.

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.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Troposphere extends up to 18km at equator and 8 km at pole.
  2. The temperature at tropopause over the equator is less than that the temperature of tropopause over the pole.
  3. The height of stratosphere is constant across the globe.

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.3) Which of the following statements are incorrect about Mesosphere?

  1. Mesosphere lies above the stratosphere and temperature increases with increase in altitude.
  2. The ionosphere lies from 80km to 400km above the Mesosphere.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Amongst the following gases, which one has the highest concentration in the atmosphere?

a) Carbon dioxide

b) Argon

c) Hydrogen

d) Helium

Q.5) Which of the following factors control the insolation received at a place:

  1. Rotation of the earth
  2. Angle of inclination of sun’s rays
  3. Transparency of the atmosphere
  4. Albedo of the surface

Select the correct code from following:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.6) The transfer of heat though horizontal movement of air is called:

a) Convection

b) Advection

c) Conduction

d) Radiation

Q.7) The average temperature on earth remains constant. This is because:

a) Earth retains the sun’s heat and the net heat radiated by earth back to space is less than the heat received by the earth from sun.

b) The net heat radiated by the earth back to space is equal to the heat received by the earth.

c) The net heat radiated back by the earth is more than the heat received by the earth.

d) None of the above statements are correct.

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding Temperature inversion:

  1. Surface Temperature inversion promotes unstability in the lower layer of the atmosphere.
  2. In hills and mountains night temperature inversion takes place due to air drainage.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) The atmosphere is mainly heated by the:

a) Short wave solar radiation

b) Long wave terrestrial radiation

c) Reflected solar radiation

d) Scattered solar radiation

Q.10) Consider the following the statements:

  1. Coriolis force is due to the rotation of earth and acts perpendicular to the direction of the flow of wind.
  2. Friction force on air is due to the undulations on earth and acts in the direction of the motion of the wind.

Select the correct statement:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.11) Geostopic winds are high altitude winds which flows parallel to the isobars. Which of the following statements are correct about Geostopic winds?

  1. The net force on geostopic winds is zero.
  2. The friction does not act on geostropic winds
  3. The winds blow with a uniform speed.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 only

b) All of the above

Q.12) Consider the following statements:

  1. An air mass is defined as a large body of air having little horizontal and vertical variation in temperature and moisture.
  2. Air masses cannot be formed over oceans as a source region need to be homogenous.
  3. Temperate cyclones are formed by convergence of two contrasting air masses.

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) Consider the following statements regarding Temperate Cyclones:

  1. Temperate cyclones causes winter rains in west European countries and are good for crops.
  2. Torrential Rainfall is caused by cumulinimbus clouds.
  3. These cyclones have an eye with calm weather.
  4. They are formed only on the sea/ocean surface and are sustained by latent heat provided by condensation of water vapour.
  5. These cyclone pushes westerlies which are responsible for winter rainfall in Northern India.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 5

b) 1,2,3 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 3 and 5

Q.14) In which of the following situations, condensation can take place?

  1. The temperature of the air is reduced to dew point with its volume remaining constant.
  2. When both the volume and the temperature are reduced
  3. When moisture is added to the air through evaporation.
  4. When temperature is increased with constant volume

Select the code from below:

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1 only

c) 3 and 4

d) 2,3 and 4

Q.15) Generally the Rainfall occurring in Western Ghats is –

a) Orographic rainfall

b) Convenctional rainfall

c) Cyclonic Rainfall

d) None of the above

Q.16) Which among the following statements is/are not correct?

  1. Infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births.
  2. Neonatal death the death of a baby before or during birth after 28 weeks of gestation.

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None

Q.17) Arrange the following states according to first arrival of Southwest Monsoon rainfall to last to receive:

  1. Kerala
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Bihar

Choose the appropriate code from below:

a) 2-4-3-1

b) 1-3-2-4

c) 2-3-4-1

d) 1-2-3-4

Q.18) India is progressing on acquisition and exploration of the ‘Farzad-B’ gas oilfields. In which country does this oil field belong to?

a) Papua New Guinea

b) Iran

c) Turkmenistan

d) UAE

Q.19) Which country is likely to set up an International Maritime Judicial Centre?

a) Japan

b) USA

c) China

d) India

Q.20) Though India has one of the largest coal reserves in the world, but the extraction of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is less than optimal because

  1. India lacks in CBM related services.
  2. Lack of infrastructure and CBM related technology.
  3. Low gas prices in domestic market.
  4. Most of CBM reserves are in tribal areas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1, 3 and 4 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.21) Pattachitra is

a) A cloth-based scroll painting of Odisha

b) A traditional dance form of Odisha

c) Block painting of Buddhism faith

d) Paintings done on dry leaves and preserved 

Q.22) What are ‘Mithrim Montes’?

a) Dust coming from beyond our solar system

b) Mission to explore the subsurface oceans of Saturn’s icy moons

c) Mountainous ridges hosting Titan’s tallest peak

d) Experimental aircrafts to test the green aviation technology by the industry

Q.23) What do you mean by ‘Google Tax’?

a) A tax council to act as an advisory body with a research unit initiated by the web giant ‘Google’

b) An equalisation levy to ensure that the online businesses which are global in nature are taxed effectively

c) A special tax to be levied on foreign companies having their headquarters in India

d) The procedure enabling electronic filing of documents

Q.24) Consider the following statements:

  1. Deposit amount on bank balance sheet (account book) is put under liability category.
  2. Lent money is put under asset category

Select the correct option/s:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None

Q.25) Who has headed the panel on restructuring of the Indian Railways?

a) Debroy

b) Khakodkar

c) Prakash Javdekar

d) Ashok Mehta


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