IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 57, 18 November

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1. Which Mughal Emperor shifted the emphasis from illustrated manuscripts to the album and individual portrait?
(a) Shah Jahan
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Jahangir
(d) Akbar

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2. State the reason that on a cloudy night, why dewdrops are not formed?
(a) On cloudy nights the temperature of the surface of the Earth would be low.
(b) The radiations released from the surface of the Earth are absorbed by the clouds.
(c) The Earth’s radiation is reflected back by the clouds.
(d) The blowing winds get deflected by the clouds to ground level.
3. Why westerlies in the southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent as compared to northern hemisphere?
1. The landmass in the southern hemisphere is less as compared to the northern hemisphere.
2. In Southern hemisphere Coriolis force is higher as compared to the northern hemisphere.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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4. Consider the following statements regarding carbon fertilisation.
1. Increased acidity of oceans as a result of an increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
2. Increased plant growth due to the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
5. Which of the following pair(s) is/are correctly matched?
1. Mohiniattam: Odisha
2. Garba: Gujarat
3. Yakshagana: Karnataka
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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6. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Constitution.
1. Article 226 of the Constitution empowers a high court to issue writs including habeas corpus, mandamus, certiorari, prohibition and quo warranto for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of the citizens and for any other purpose.
2. Article 32 of the Constitution is a fundamental right, which states that individuals have the right to approach the Supreme Court seeking enforcement of other fundamental rights recognised by the Constitution.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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7. Consider the statements regarding Inflation and the Wholesale Price Index.
1. Inflation measures the average price change in a basket of commodities and services over time.
2. Major criticism for Wholesale Price Index is that the general public does not buy products at wholesale price.
3. Inflation is indicative of the decrease in the purchasing power of a unit of a country’s currency.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d)1, 2 and 3

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8. Which of the following are the species of Vultures (Scientific name)?
1. Neophron Percnopterus
2. Sarcogyps Calvus
3. Gyps Tenuirostris
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 3
(d) 2 and 3

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9. Consider the following statements regarding Tinnitus.
1. Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears.
2. It affects about 15 to 20% of the people.
3. Disturbance in the conduction of sound from the inner ear or processing of the sound signal by the central nervous system may lead to tinnitus.
Which of the following statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
10. Consider the following statements regarding CRZ norms.
1. CRZ stands for Coastal Regulation Zone.
2. Under section 3 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 of India, Coastal Regulation Zone notification was issued in February 1991 for the first time.
3. In 2018-19, fresh Rules were issued, which aimed to remove certain restrictions on building, streamlined the clearance process and aimed to encourage tourism in coastal areas.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: 1(c), 2(c), 3(a), 4(b), 5(a), 6(c), 7(d), 8(a), 9(d), 10(a)

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