IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 64, 25 November

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1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Chaityas and Viharas?
(a) Between the two, there is no material difference.
(b) Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks and Vihara is a place of worship.
(c) Vihara is the hall axial to it and Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave.
(d) Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks and Chaitya is a place of worship.

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2. Consider the following statements regarding ethanol.
1. It can be used in thermometer.
2. It can be used as an antiseptic.
3. It causes cancer.
4. It can cause birth defects
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

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3. Consider the following statements regarding Negative Yield Bonds.
1. They are debt instruments that offer to pay the investor a maturity amount lower than the purchase price of the bond.
2. These are generally issued by central banks or governments, and investors pay interest to the borrower to keep their money with them.
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. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Roshini Act?
1. It was enacted in 2001 and the law sought to regulate the unauthorised land.
2. The Act envisaged the transfer of ownership rights of state land to its occupants, subject to the payment of a cost, as determined by the government.
Choose the correct answer
(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 statement(s) is/are correct about the salary of ministers?
1. A minister gets the salary and allowances that are payable to a Member of Parliament.
2. Additionally, according to his rank, he gets a sumptuary allowance, free accommodation, travelling allowance, medical facilities, etc.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
6. Consider the following statements regarding Shukrayaan.
1. It is a mission to study Venus for more than three years.
2. The scientific objective is to investigate the surface processes and shallow subsurface stratigraphy.
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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7. Who among the following administers the oath to the Speaker ‘Pro Tem’?
(a) Outgoing Speaker
(b) President
(c) Leader of the Lok Sabha
(d) Prime Minister
8. In context to the Indian Constitution, which of the following features are borrowed from the United Kingdom?
1. Bicameral Parliament
2. Post of PM
3. Provision of States
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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9. Consider the following statements regarding Panna Biosphere Reserve.
1. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently included the Panna Biosphere Reserve (PBR) in its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR).
2. The Panna Biosphere Reserve is the third in Madhya Pradesh to be included in the list after Pachmarhi and Amarkantak.
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
10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Thirty Meter Telescope Project?
1. The Thirty-meter telescope (TMT) project is an international partnership between the USA, Canada, Japan, China, and India.
2. The design of back-end instruments and other aspects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project being installed at Maunakea in Hawaii has been developed by close collaboration between the 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea Ghez and Indian astronomers.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
( c) Both 1 and 2
( d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(d), 2(d), 3(c), 4(c), 5(c), 6(b),7(b), 8(a), 9( c), 10( c)

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