IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 53, 9 November

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1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Kalaripayattu’.
1. It is still prevalent in some parts of South India and is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism.
2. It is prevalent in some parts of South India and is an ancient martial art.
3. It is a living tradition in northern parts of Malabar and is an ancient form of dance-drama.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Both 1 and 3
(c) Only 2
(d) 1 and 2

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2. Consider the following statements.
1. Net assets are total assets excluding cash, bank balances, and money market instruments.
2. Qualifying assets are those assets which have a substantial period of time to be ready for its intended use or sale.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about EOS-01, India’s latest Earth Observation Satellite?
1. It is another Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT).
2. It will work together with RISAT-2B and RISAT-2BR1.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
4. Union Territories were introduced in which year in India?
(a) 1950
(b) 1956
(c) 1958
(d) 1960

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5. Consider the following statements regarding CHIME.
1. CHIME is the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment.
2. It is a novel radio telescope that has no moving parts.
3. Originally conceived to map the most abundant element in the universe – hydrogen for over a good fraction of the observable universe.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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6. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Magnetar?
1. Magnetar is a neutron star.
2. Magnetars are a subclass of the neutrons and occasionally release flares with more energy in a fraction of a second.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Tinnitus?
1. It is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears.
2. It is a condition itself and is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss.
3. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 2

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8. On which basis the seats are allocated in the Rajya Sabha?
1. Area of the State
2. Population
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
9. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Maharani Jindan Kaur?
1. She was the youngest wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
2. She was the mother of the last ruler of the empire, Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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10. Consider the following statements regarding the Kepler mission.
1. It was named in the honour of 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion.
2. The mission was launched in 2008 to monitor 1,50,000 stars in a patch of sky in the Milky Way.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(c), 2(c), 3(c), 4(b), 5(d), 6(c), 7(b), 8(b), 9(c), 10(a)

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