IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 52]

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So, here we are with the 52nd Day of 60 Days Plan. It is the third edition of 60 Days program but seems like the first one because of the excitement involved everywhere, including us 🙂

We are equally excited and pumped. Our Team is working hard to make you realize your dream. Do not take it insincerely and let us down. Your faith and participation has to be in sync with the amount of hard work and effort we do.

Let us pledge to make it a big game changer (better than last year) in the next 60 days!

Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self track yourself after updating the score. In the end you can cross check your performance through disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How you can make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So make effort to know the answers of all questions. Do not cheat 😛

Baba’s Gyan for REVISION

Many of you, almost all, asks about effective revision strategy! Can there be any?

Let us tell you something Baba does 😀 

You guys study a lot and there is no issue with the hard work that has been put in. But when it comes to input-output comparison, your performance is questionable.

What to do?

Just do this for a Week: Go to bed before stipulated time of your sleep, at least 1 hour before. Close your eyes and try to relax your mind. You should attain full comfort and calmness.

Do this on the First Day: Imagine the full story of a recent movie that you have watched. Try to recollect from starting to end. See, whether you are able to depict the clear picture or not!

Now, do the same for everything you learnt from morning specially the ones you struggled with. Since it is fresh, most of the things should flow into your mind smoothly. Check what is your recollecting capacity.

For example, if you prepared Polity Day 2: Topics- Try to collect all important concepts and learning of the day.

Trust us, this exercise if done with sincerity will give you immense confidence as well as boost your performance. There is no ideal time for revision and there cannot be any specific date put for it, as commonly done.

This will always expose your weaknesses the very same day and if you tend to forget something, can always get back to consolidate and cement it.


Must to Do: Read the detailed article regarding Micro Analysis Matrix and follow the guidelines- Click Here

Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!

Are you ready? Let’s start

[Day 52]: Geography & CURRENT AFFAIRS 


Q.1) With reference to Jet Streams, consider the following statements:

  1. Jet streams are long meandering waves moving at the upper atmosphere, strong at 30o to 60o
  2. The jet streams on Earth typically run from west to east.
  3. Temperature influences the velocity of the jet stream, they are more active in winter.
  4. Both the Northern and Southern hemispheres have jet streams.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Which of the factors influence the origin and nature of ocean currents?

  1. Difference in density
  2. Temperature
  3. Salinity
  4. Earth’s rotation
  5. Winds

Choose the correct answer:

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  3. 2, 4 and 5
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 

Q.3) Consider the following:

  1. Gyres are spiraling circulations thousands of miles in diameter and rimmed by large, permanent ocean currents.
  2. Eddies are smaller, temporary loops of swirling water that can travel long distances before dissipating.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the map given below and answer the following question:

IASbaba's 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 52]

Four ocean currents – are marked as A, B, C and D – Identify them:

a. 1.Guinea Current

    2. Greenland Current

     3. Peru Current

     4. Oyashio Current

b.  1. Guinea Current

      2. Labrador Current

      3. Humboldt Current

       4. Kuroshio Current

c.    1. Benguela Current

       2. Labrador Current

       3. Humboldt Current

       4. Oyashio Current

d.     1. Benguela Current

         2. Greenland Current

         3. Peru Current

         4. Kuroshio Current 

Q.5) Which country falls in all three natural regions – Hot desert, Mediterranean and Cool temperate type of climate?

  1. Chile
  2. Lebanon
  3. Peru
  4. Israel 

Q.6) Which of the following natural regions is not found in the Torrid Zone? 

  1. Temperate deserts
  2. Equatorial forests
  3. Monsoon regions
  4. Tropical grasslands

Q.7) The organic deposits in the ocean are called ‘Oozes’. Consider the following statements regarding the oozes:

  1. The ‘Oozes’ can be classified as Calcareous and Siliceous.
  2. Calcareous oozes are not found below 1000m.
  3. Radiolarian and Diatoms are types of calcareous oozes.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.8) Which of the following regions has the maximum volume of the marine sediments?

  1. Continental Shelves
  2. Continental Slopes
  3. Continental Rises
  4. Deep Ocean Floors

Q.9) Consider the statements regarding volcanoes:

  1. More than 95% of the global volcanoes are along the plate boundaries.
  2. High intensity volcano types like Visuvius type, Peelean type etc are concentrated in the convergent plate boundaries.
  3. Low intensity volcano like Mid Atlantic Ridge are concentrated in the divergent plate boundary regions.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.10) From the below given different ocean currents, identify only the warm ocean currents:

  1. Canary current
  2. California current
  3. Norwegian current
  4. North Equatorial current
  5. East Australian current

Choose the correct answer:

  1. 1, 3 and 4 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 3, 4 and 5 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.11) With reference to North Equatorial Current, consider the below statements and identify the incorrect statement:

  1. It is a significant Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean current that flows from east to west.
  2. They flow in between 10o north and 20o north latitudes.
  3. The current passes or cuts through the equator, hence the name North Equatorial Current.
  4. In both oceans, it is separated from the equatorial circulation by the equatorial counter current, which flows eastward.

Q.12) Which one among the below given seas is the only sea without a land boundary?

  1. Arafura Sea
  2. Sargasso Sea
  3. Coral sea
  4. Wadden sea

Q.13) Consider the following statements:

  1. The islands along the Mid Atlantic Ridge are highly prone to volcanic activity.
  2. The sea floor spreading is the main cause of earthquakes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.14) Atacama desert is one of the driest deserts of the world. Apart from other reasons there is a particular current which has made it a driest desert. Which is that current?

  1. Humboldt current
  2. Benguela current
  3. Okhotsk current
  4. None of the above 

Q.15) Consider the below statements:

  1. An isthmus is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water that otherwise separates them.
  2. The Kra Isthmus is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, in southern Thailand and Malaysia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) A Minister cannot be elected as a member of which of the following Committees?

  1. Public Accounts Committee
  2. Estimates Committee
  3. Committee on Public Undertakings

Select the correct code:

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

Q.17) Oc(3000)0, Oc(3050)0, Oc(3066)0, Oc(3090)0 and Oc(3119)0 seen recently in news, are

  1. Recently discovered sub-atomic particles
  2. Genetically modified varieties of cotton
  3. Recently discovered brown dwarfs
  4. None of the above

Q.18) Which one of the following is not related to World Bank?

  1. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  2. International Finance Corporation
  3. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
  4. Bank for International Settlements

Q.19) Elephant Pass, which is frequently in the news, is mentioned in the context of the affairs of which one of the following?

  1. Bangladesh
  2. India
  3. Nepal
  4. Sri Lanka

Q.20) From which one of the following did Eritrea declare its independence?

  1. Sudan
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Somalia
  4. Kenya

Q.21) The participants of ‘Malabar Exercise’ are

  1. India
  2. United States of America
  3. Australia
  4. Japan

Select the correct code:

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

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