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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 WORLD GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 30]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-30.

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 can you 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 to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

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  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
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  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 30]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following

  1. Meteors are burning rocks, while meteorites contain a combination of metal, magnetic elements and nickel.
  2. Meteors are typically small in size, while meteorites are larger.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.2) Consider the following statements

  1. In summer solstice (21st June) the northern hemisphere will have the longest day and shortest night.
  2. In winter solstice (22nd December) the southern hemisphere will have the longest night and shortest day.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.3) Your friend is sailing in the ship in Indian ocean is at 750 E longitude calls you. He wishes you good morning and asks your local time. You being at Greenwich say 7.00am. What is the actual time of your friend’s place at Indian Ocean?

  1. 11.00am
  2. 12.00pm
  3. 12.30pm
  4. None

Q.4) Consider the following statements.

  1. Equator passes through only three island countries viz. Maldives, Kiribati, and Indonesia.
  2. The landmasses of Maldives and Kiribati do not touch the equator itself.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.5) Which of the following are responsible for tides?

  1. Gravitational force of sun, moon and rotation of earth.
  2. During spring tide, the Sun, Moon, and Earth form a configuration known as a syzygy.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.6) Which of the following are indirect sources to know interior of earth?

  1. Meteors
  2. Gravitation
  3. Seismic Waves
  4. Volcanic eruptions

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Consider the following pairs.

Rock Type Example
    1. Igneous Granite
    2. Metamorphic Gneiss
    3. Sedimentary Sandstone

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding the Tropics:

  1. The sun is overhead Tropic of Capricorn during Summer Solstice.
  2. Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer marks the extreme limits where Sun can be overhead atleast once in a year.
  3. In Asia, Tropic of Capricorn passes only through Indonesia.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.9) The earth revolves around the sun in an elliptical path. Consider the following statements regarding this:

  1. The earth is closest to the sun on 3rd January.
  2. When the earth is at its maximum distance from sun, it is called Aphelion.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.10) Which of the following factors are responsible for change in seasons on earth?

  1. Rotation of the earth on its axis
  2. Elliptical orbit of the earth
  3. Tilt of the earth’s axis
  4. All of the above

Q.11) A great circle is a circle on the surface of the earth, the plane of which passes through the center of the earth. Which of the following statements regarding Great Circles are NOT correct?

  1. All latitudes form Great circles.
  2. Only one longitude forms a Great Circle.
  3. A great circle divides the earth into two equal halves.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Periglacial landforms are one of the evidences of Continental Drift. Which of the following are the examples of Periglacial landforms?

  1. Pingo
  2. Blockfields
  3. Areti
  4. Coombe

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Earth’s crust?

  1. It is the top constituent of lithosphere.
  2. Continental crust is called Felsic while oceanic crust is called mafic.
  3. Silicon is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust.

Select the code from following

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

Q.14) Igneous Rocks are the primary rocks of the earth’s crust. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the igneous rocks?

  1. They are formed by cooling and hardening of magma.
  2. Igneous rocks are most likely to have fossils in them.
  3. Intrusive igneous rocks have bigger crystals than extrusive igneous rocks.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. The inner planets are those that exist between the sun and the asteroid belt.
  2. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are inner planets which are very close to the sun and are made up of gases and liquids.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following pairs:

  1. Isohels/Isohals : : Imaginary lines on a map passing through places of same duration of sunshine.
  2. Isohypse : : Imaginery lines passing through places having the same height from the sea level.
  3. Isohytes : : Lines joining the places on the earth’s surface having equal rainfall.
  4. Isonephs : : Imaginery lines passing through places having same mean cloudiness over a certain period.

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Which one of the following straits is nearest to the International Date Line?

  1. Malacca Strait
  2. Strait of Florida
  3. Bering Strait
  4. Strait of Gibraltar

Q.18) Consider the following statements:

  1. The lunar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth’s shadow.
  2. “Blood Moon” is the term used when a second full moon in a calendar month.  
  3. Total lunar eclipse takes place when blue moon, supermoon and blood moon coincides.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.19) Which among the below given pairs is/are incorrect?

Boundary Interaction                         : : Physical Feature

  1. Subduction Zone                                : : Alps Mountains
  2. Collision Zone                                     : :  Andes Mountains
  3. Transform Boundary Interaction         : : North Anatolian Fault in Turkey
  4. Divergent Plates                                  : :  East Pacific Rise

Choose appropriate answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None

Q.20) Consider the following countries:

  1. Australia
  2. Namibia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile

Through which of the above does the Tropic of Capricorn pass?

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

Q.21) Consider the following statements:

  1. When the sun, the earth and the moon are in a position of right angle, this position is called quadrature.
  2. The position of the sun, the moon and the earth in a straight line is called syzygy.
  3. When the position of the earth is in between the sun and moon, this is called conjunction.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘UNESCO Creative Cities Network’

  1. It was created to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development
  2. Chennai, Jaipur and Varanasi are the only Indian cities part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
  3. The network includes Literature, Music and Folk Arts only

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.23) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

  1. Sagol Kangjei – Manipur
  2. Yubi Lakpi – Nagaland
  3. Huyen Langlon – Mizoram

Select the correct code:

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

  1. There is no CBFC certification for T.V programs and serials
  2. A dubbed film is certified in the same region where the original film was certified
  3. It is tasked with regulating the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952 and Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Anasuya Sarabhai’

  1. She was involved in the Ahmedabad Mill Strike
  2. She is the pioneer of women’s labour movement in India
  3. She founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Majadoor Mahajan Sangh) in 1920

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

  1. It is being implemented with a view to promote organic farming
  2. It focuses on creating sources for assured irrigation and protective irrigation by harnessing rain water at micro level
  3. Under this scheme, an area of 5 lakh acre is targeted to be covered through 10,000 clusters of 50 acre each

Select the correct statements

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

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