IAS Prelims 2016 Corner #7

While attempting Prelims 2015, many of you might have had this feeling of deja vu because there were some questions that were picked up word by word or were inspired by questions from previous examinations. Why no tropical cyclones in a particular region, national park with varied climate, Babur, Buddha, floating park.. all had been there in previous tests. So, I had requested them to provide me copy of previous years tests conducted by them and today I am picking up question from them. Enjoy the ride to the past, The Glorious Past!

#1. In which one of the following regions are the hurricanes apparently absent?

(a) Coast of Texas

(b) Gulf of Mexico

(c) South-eastern coast of USA

(d) South-eastern coast of Pacific

#2. Consider the following statements:

1. The continental shelves of Lakshadweep originated due to coral reefs.

2. The continental shelves of western coast are due to faulting and submergence.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#3. The Dogger Bank, the main fishing area of Europe lies in

(a) Baltic Sea

(b) English Channel

(c) North Sea

(d) Norwegian Sea

#4. Consider the following statements:

1. Nokrek Biosphere Reserve contains tropical wet evergreen forest type of vegetation.

2. The River Pindar flows through Nandadevi Biosphere Reserve.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#5. Which one of the following pairs of cities have the largest annual average rainfall difference as compared to the other three pairs?

(a) Jabalpur and Nagpur

(b) Mumbai and Pune

(c) Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar

(d) Guwahati and Shillong

#6. Which one of the following is not required for the formation of photochemical smog?

(a) Oxygen

(b) Oxide of Nitrogen

(c) Carbon monoxide

(d) Sunlight

#7. On the banks of which river is the city of Kathmandu located?

(a) Arun

(b) Saptakosi

(c) Bagmati

(d) Sunkosi

Answer Key:

#1. (d)

#2. (c)

#3. (c)

#4. (c)

#5. (b)

#6. (c)

#7. (c)


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