IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 58, 19 November

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1. On which of the following bank of river the Rangpur culture sites are located?
(a) Krishna
(b) Ghelo
(c) Ganga
(d) Yamuna
2. The Sabarmati Ashram was founded in which of the following year?
(a) 1912
(b) 1913
(c) 1916
(d) 1918

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3. In which of the following ways biodiversity forms the basis for human existence?
1. Prevention of soil erosion
2. Pollination of crops
3. Soil formation
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

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4. Consider the following statements regarding Hurricanes.
1. Hurricanes are categorised on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which rates them on a scale of 1 to 3 based on wind speed.
2. Hurricanes that reach category two or three are called major hurricanes.
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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5. Which of the following is/are the purpose(s) of the Certiorari writ?
1. To secure the performance of public duties by the lower court, tribunal or public authority.
2. To quash the order already passed by an inferior court, tribunal or quasi-judicial authority.
3. To release a person who has been detained unlawfully whether in prison or in private custody.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 2
(d) 1 and 2

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6. Consider the following statements regarding QRSAM.
1. QRSAM stands for Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile.
2. It is a canister-based system, which means that it is stored and operated from specially designed compartments.
3. It is a short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, primarily designed and developed by DRDO.
4. It has been designed for induction into the Army and has a range of 25 to 30 km.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 , 3 and 4
7. Which is the standard criterion for Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?
(a) Computing oxygen levels in forest ecosystems
(b) Measuring oxygen levels in the blood
(c) Assessing oxygen levels in high altitude regions
(d) Pollution assay in aquatic ecosystems

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8. Consider the following statements regarding the Chapare Virus.
1. The virus is named Chapare after the province in which it was first observed.
2. Chapare Virus belongs to the same Arenavirus family that is responsible for illnesses such as the Ebola virus disease (EVD). It causes Chapare Hemorrhagic Fever (CHHF).
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
9. Which of the following areas is/are identified as ‘deemed forests’ as per the expert committee constituted by the Karnataka government?
1. Thickly wooded areas of the Revenue Department, not handed over to the Forest Department.
2. Thickly wooded land distributed to grantees but not cultivated.
3. Land having the characteristic of forests irrespective of the ownership.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1 and 2

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10. Which of the following is/are incorrect about the Fundamental Rights?
1. Right to life is individual rights.
2. They are essential for political progress.
3. Right to constitutional remedies is group rights
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) Only 2
(d) 2 and 3
Ans: 1(b), 2(c), 3(a), 4(d), 5(c), 6(d), 7(d), 8(c), 9(a), 10(c)

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