UPSC PRELIMS 2020 SUCCESS PLAN

UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 1

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UPSC PRELIMS 2020 DAY 1

 

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. The movement of Sun from aphelion to Perihelion does not bring a lot of variation in the solar output to the earth, despite earth being closer to the Sun on a perihelion, due to which of these factors?

1.Land and sea breezes

2.Discharge of particles due to solar wind

3.Milankovitch effect

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 2 and 3 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 1 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

2. It is the western boundary current of the southwest Indian Ocean. It acts as an oceanic convergence zone. This ocean current is
  • a. Labrador
  • b. Gulf current
  • c. Benguela
  • d. Agulhas

 

3. Which of these seas surround Arctic Ocean?

  1. Beaufort Sea
  2. East Siberian Sea
  3. Kuril Sea
  4. Greenland Sea

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 and 3 only
  • b. 1, 2 and 4 only
  • c. 2 and 4 only
  • d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

4.The Bering Sea is a marginal sea of the
  • a. Arctic Ocean
  • b. North Sea
  • c. Pacific Ocean
  • d. Beaufort Sea

 

5. Consider the following about the Geography of the Antarctica continent.

  1. It is positioned symmetrically around the South Pole.
  2. It lies largely north of the Antarctic Circle.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

6. Which of the following characterize the famous Lake Vostok?1.It lies below the sea level.

2.It is a brackish lake.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

7. Barents Sea is closest to which of these nations?
  • a. Finland, Sweden and Norway
  • b. Poland, Belarus and Ukraine
  • c. France and Germany
  • d. Morocco, Italy and Greece

8. Consider the following

  1. Limonite
  2. Magnetite
  3. Hematite
  4. Siderite

Which of the above is/are ‘Iron ores’?

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2, 3 and 4
  • d. All of the above

 

9. Ebony and Rosewood are the tree species found in,
  • a. Tropical rain forests
  • b. Tropical dry deciduous forests
  • c. Prairies
  • d. Desert vegetation

 

10. Bauxite is the ore which is used in manufacturing of
  • a. Aluminum
  • b. Iron
  • c. Copper
  • d. Manganese

 

11. The largest African nation in terms of geographical area is
  • a. Algeria
  • b. South Sudan
  • c. Libya
  • d. South Africa

 

12. Cape of Good Hope borders which of the following two oceans/seas?
  • a. Indian and Atlantic Ocean
  • b. Arabian and Pacific Ocean
  • c. Mediterranean Sea and Caspian Sea
  • d. Red Sea and Arabian Sea

 

13. The Ganga is a Trans Boundary river of India and Bangladesh and rises in the Western Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Consider the wrong statements about Ganga river system?

  1. The head waters of the Ganga called the Alaknanda is fed by the Gangotri Glacier and joined by the Bhagirathi at Rudraprayag
  1. Yamuna, Ghagra, Gandak and Kosi are the left bank tributaries of the Ganga river
  2. The delta formed by Ganga and Brahmaputra is known as Sunderbans Delta.
  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 2 only

 

14. Consider the following: Brazil is the largest producer of high grade iron-ore in the world.

  1. China is the biggest producer of copper mineral.
  2. Bolivia is the world’s largest producer of diamond.
  3. Brazil and Bolivia are among the world’s largest producers of tin.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 2 only

 

15. Which of these European nations has the most indented and longest coastline, among the following?
  • a. Norway
  • b. Finland.
  • c. Moldova.
  • d. Cyprus.

 

16. When it is summers in velds, what season would it be in the prairies?
  • a. Summer season.
  • b. Autumn season.
  • c. Spring season.
  • d. Winter Season

 

17. Which of these nations borders both Black Sea and Caspian Sea?

  1. Albenia.
  2. Greece.
  3. Russia.
  4. Ukraine.
  5. Georgia.

Select the correct answer using the codes below

  • a. 1, 2 and 5 only.
  • b. 2, 4 and 5 only.
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 1, 3 and 4 only

18. If you are to give the correct North-south order of these European nations, it would be?

  1. Poland.
  2. Romania.
  3. Bulgaria.
  4. Czech Republic.

Select the correct answer using the codes below

  • a. 1234
  • b. 1423
  • c. 2341
  • d. 3214

 

19. Which of these European nations are open to seas/oceans or have coasts?

  1. Serbia
  2. Belgium
  3. Macedonia
  4. Austria

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 2 only
  • d. 1 and 4 only

 

20. Which of these countries touches Celtic sea, English Channel and Bay of Biscay all?
  • a. France
  • b. Switzerland
  • c. Italy
  • d. Austria

21. Which of these nations border Baltic sea?

  1. Russia
  2. Germany
  3. Poland
  4. Belarus

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1, 2 and 3 only
  • b. 2 and 4 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 3 and 4 only

22. Which of the following statements are correct about the Suez Canal?

  1. It is a natural Waterway connecting Mediterranean Sea with Red Sea.
  2. After the opening of Suez Canal Ships don’t need to sail around Africa to reach India.
  3. Its opening reduced the cost of transportation.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

23. The Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America.Which of the following lakes is part of the Great Lakes?

  1. Superior
  2. Ontario
  3. Erie
  4. Huron
  5. Michigan

Select the correct code

  • a. 1, 3 and 5
  • b. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  • c. 2, 3 and 4
  • d. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
24. Which line marks the boundary of the zone where the sun never sets during the June solstice and never rises during December solstice?
  • a. Antarctica circle
  • b. Arctic circle
  • c. Tropic of Cancer
  • d. Tropic of Capricorn

 

25. Consider the following statements

  1. Tropic of Cancer is in southern hemisphere
  2. Tropic of Capricorn is in the northern hemisphere
  3. Prime meridian is line where 180°E and 180° W meets.
  4. Torrid zone receives maximum heat because sun rays are slanting

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 1, 2 and 3
  • c. 2, 3 and 4
  • d. All of the above

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