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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 WORLD GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 31]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-31.

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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  • 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 31]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following pairs.

Types of volcano Example
    1. Composite Hawaiian
    2. Shield Mt. Vesuvius
    3. Fissure type Deccan traps
    4. Caldera Krakatoa

Which of the above pairs/is are correctly matched?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about earthquakes.

  1. The foci of earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are deep seated one.
  2. The foci of earthquakes along alpine-Himalayan belt are at shallow depth.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Which of the following are the chemical weathering processes?

  1. Solution
  2. Carbonation
  3. Hydration
  4. Salt weathering

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Which of the following are the necessary conditions for the formation of deltas?

  1. The river must have large load.
  2. Presence of large lakes on the river course.
  3. Presence of shallow adjoining sea or continental shelf.
  4. Strong currents running at right angles to the mouth of the river.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.5) Consider the following pairs.

Plateau types Examples
    1. Intermontane Tibetan plateau
    2. Volcanic Columbian-snake plateau
     3. Dissected Bolivian plateau

Which of the above pairs/is are correctly matched?

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

Q.6) consider the following pairs.

Plateaus Major mineral
     1. Kimberley Gold
     2. Katanga Copper
     3. Laurentian Iron ore
     4. Mexican Silver

Which of the above pairs/is are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements.

  1. Wular Lake (Jammu & Kashmir) is the largest freshwater lake in India, formed by tectonic activity.
  2. Lonar in Maharashtra is a volcanic lake.
  3. Lake Chilka is an erosional lake.
  4. Nagarjun Sagar lake is man-made lake.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements regarding Rift Valleys are correct?

  1. They are formed due to Continental – continental divergence.
  2. They have flat bottom topography.
  3. Himalayan rivers make Rifts Valleys in their old age.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following are evidences of Continental Drift provided by Wegener?

  1. Jig Saw fit of the continents across Atlantic.
  2. Similar age and crystal structure of rocks found on East of S. America and West coast of Africa.
  3. Similar fossils of Aquatic animals found on the East coast of S. America and West Coast of Africa.
  4. Presence of Periglacial landforms in Polar Regions.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Continental drift theory is currently the most accepted theory to explain the shape of earth’s surface and formation of landforms. Which of the following statements according to Plate Tectonic theory are correct?

  1. The lithosphere is broken in fragments called plates and they are moving with respect to each other over Aesthenosphere.
  2. The forces responsible for movement of plates are gravitational pull of the moon and earth’s rotation.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Which of the following landforms are associated with Oceanic – Oceanic plate convergence?

  1. Oceanic trench
  2. Oceanic ridge
  3. Volcanic island chain
  4. Folding mountains

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following are necessary conditions for generation of Tsunami waves?

  1. Earthquake
  2. Vertical displacement of water in ocean
  3. Fast wind speed on the surface of the ocean

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Reverse Faulting?

  1. It occurs due to compression force.
  2. There is net destruction of surface in case of Reverse faulting.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Which of the following landforms are formed by the erosional action of Glaciers?

  1. Fjords
  2. Areti
  3. Cirque
  4. V – shape Valley
  5. Moraines

Select the code from following:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 2,3 and 5
  4. All of the above

Q.15) Match the following in correct sequence:

       Land forms       Features

  1. Rivers              A. Interlocking Spurs
  2. Desert             B. Bergschrund
  3. Glacier             C. Stacks
  4. Karsts              D. Yardangs

                                F. Stalagmite

  1-2-3-4

  1. C-B-D-E
  2. A-D-B-E
  3. A-B-C-E
  4. A-C-D-B

Q.16) Consider the following:

  1. Mesas and Buttas are associated with arid areas.
  2. Peneplains are associated with humid conditions.
  3. Dissected plateaux are associated with humid areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Consider the below statements in regard to different seismic waves:

  1. Earth quake are the zone of seismicity where surface waves are the most destructive.
  2. P and S waves both forms shadow zones and shadow zone of P waves is larger than that of S wave.
  3. Shadow zones forms due to varying refractive indexes of different layers of earth.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.18) Which of the following is/are the characteristic features of the convergent plate boundary?

  1. Formation of zone of progressively deeper earthquakes.
  2. Formation of chain of volcanic islands.
  3. Shortening and thickening of the plates within the collision zone.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

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

Q.19) Which of the following statements is/are not correct?

  1. Ash and cinder cones are built where eruptions are of the explosive type with a predominance of pyroclastic material.
  2. The ash and cinder cones seldom attain heights in excess of a few hundred metres.

Choose the appropriate answer:

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

Q.20) Which of the following pair of rocks do not lead to formation of caves in Karst Topography?

  1. Shale and limestone
  2. Limestone and sandstone
  3. Shale and sandstone
  4. None of the above

Q.21) What types of erosion cause the undercutting of a waterfall?

  1. Abrasion and hydraulic action
  2. Abrasion and attrition
  3. Attrition and hydraulic action
  4. Eskar and attrition

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘Balfour Declaration’

  1. It stated that the British government supported the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people
  2. It was issued post 1948 Palestinian exodus

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) ‘Global Financial Development Report’ is published by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. World Trade Organization
  4. None of the above

Q.24) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

  1. Tholpavakoothu – Andhra Pradesh
  2. Mamallapuram stone sculptures – Tamil Nadu
  3. Ravanachhaya – Maharashtra

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) New research has revealed that the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2 kilometres below the sea surface for over 1,000 years. Consider the following statements about this zone.

  1. Oxygenation of the zone is very low
  2. Marine life is restricted
  3. The zone traps millennia old nutrients and carbon

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana’ is associated with

  1. Numismatics
  2. Philately
  3. Rural Digital Literacy
  4. Empowerment of scheduled tribes based on sustainable S&T activities/applications

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