IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 32, 7 October

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1. Consider the following statement regarding New Caledonia.
1. It is an archipelago and special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
2. It was discovered in 1774 by the British navigator James Cook.
3. It was annexed by France in 1853.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1,2 and 3

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2. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Narcoanalysis Test?
1. The test involves the injection of a drug, sodium pentothal.
2. The drug also referred to as truth serum. It was used in larger doses as anaesthesia during surgery.
Choose the correct option
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect about Shaurya Missile?
1. It is a land variant of long-range Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) K-15 Sagarika.
2. It has a range of at least 800 kilometers.
3. It is a surface-to-surface tactical missile and is capable of carrying payloads of 200 kg to 1000 kg.
Choose the correct option
(a) 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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4. Which of the following statements are correct about the K Family of Missiles?
1. The K family of missiles are primarily Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs).
2. These have been indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
3. The development of these missiles began in the late 1990s as a step towards completing India’s nuclear triad.
4. K-5 and K-6 with ranges of 5000 and 6000 km are also under development.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1,2 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1,2,3 and 4
5. Which of the following are the diseases caused in rice?
1. Sheath blight
2. Brown Spot
3. Tungro
4. Black Chaff
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4

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6. Who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology?
(a) Harvey J. Alter
(b) Charles M. Rice
(c) Michael Houghton
(d) All the above
7. In the context of Indian History, who presided the Congress Session of 1906 in Calcutta?
(a) Gopal Krishan Gokhale
(b) Dadabhai Naroji
(c) Pherozeshah Mehta
(d) Ambika Charan Majumdar

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8. Which of the following are the ballistic missiles in India?
(a) Agni
(b) Prahaar
(c) Trishul
(d) All the above

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9. Which of the following are correctly matched.
1. 12 November, 1930 – First Round Table Conference
2. 5th March, 1931 – Gandhi Irwin Pact was signed.
3. 23rd March, 1931 – Trial of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
4. 29 March, 1931- Karachi Session of INC
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1,3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
10. Which of the following is not included in the assets of a commercial bank in India?
(a) Advances
(b) Deposits
(c) Investments
(d) Money at call and short notice

Ans: 1 (d), 2(c), 3(b), 4(d), 5(a), 6(d), 7(b), 8(d), 9(d), 10(b)

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