UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 11

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UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 11

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  • a. Continental Polar: Siberia
  • b. Maritime Polar : Norwegian sea
  • c. Continental Tropic: Deccan plateau
  • d. Maritime Tropic : Indian Ocean

 

2. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in Africa as one proceeds from west to east?

  1. Mogadishu
  2. Addis Ababa
  3. Cairo
  4.  Tripoli

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
  • b. 3 – 2 – 4 – 1
  • c. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
  • d. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

 

3. Which one of the following countries of East Africa does not open out to the Indian Ocean?
  • a. Tanzania
  • b. Mozambique
  • c. Kenya
  • d. Burundi

 

4. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?

  1. Libya
  2. Egypt
  3. Tunisia
  4. Ethiopia

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

 

 

5. Which one of the following pairs is connected by the “Suez Canal”?
  • a. Mediterranean Sea and North Atlantic
    Ocean
  • b. Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
  • c. Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
  • d. Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

 

6. Consider the following countries:

  1. Uganda
  2. Kenya
  3. Egypt
  4. Sao Tome and Principe
  5. Somalia

Which among the above are countries through which the equator passes through?

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

 

7. A planet which orbits a star outside the solar system is known as
  • a. Endo Planet
  • b. Dwarf Planet
  • c. Exoplanet
  • d. Jovian Planet

 

8. With reference to black holes, consider the following statements:

  1. Black holes exhibit strong gravitational pull due to very high density.
  1. Event horizon marks the limits of a black hole.
  1. Space-time fabric will bend near a black hole.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

 

9. Consider the following factors:

  1. Inter Tropical Convergence Zone
  2. Coriolis effect
  3. Jet streams
  4. Atmospheric moisture

Which of the above factors are necessary for the formation of tropical cyclones?

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

 

10. Consider the following pairs: Cloud Feature

  1. Stratus : Corona formation
  2. Cumulonimbus : Thunderstorms
  3. Cirrocumulus : Mackerel sky

Which of the above pairs is / are not correctly matched?

  • a. (a) 1 and 2 only
  • b. 3 only
  • c. 1, 2 and 3
  • d. None

 

11. Consider the following:

  1. Big bang
  2. Supernovae
  3. Stationary black hole
  4. Coalescing neutron stars

Which of the above can produce gravitational waves?

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

 

12. Which of the following statements about summer solstice is correct?
  • a. Mid-day sun will be overhead at tropic of Cancer on July 21st.
  • b. South pole experiences 24 hours of daylight.
  • c. Mid-day sun will be overhead at tropic of Capricorn on December 21st
  • d. North pole experiences 24 hours of daylight.

 

13. The air descends from above and piles up on the surface causing anticyclonic conditions. This zone is characterized by calm conditions with variable and feeble winds’. Which one of the following region is best described in the above passage?
  • a. Polar front
  • b. Inter Tropical Convergence Zone
  • c. Equatorial low pressure belt
  • d. Horse latitudes

 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. The annul range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas.
  1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean
  1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Southern Hemisphere than that in the Northern Hemisphere

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

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

 

15. Consider the following statements:

  1. The steady winds which blow between 250N and 100S latitudes throughout the year are known as trade winds.
  1. In the world, the tropical deserts occur along the western margins of continents within the trade wind belt.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

 

16. Consider the following statements:

  1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons.
  1. In Mediterranean region, summer receives more rainfall.
  1. China type climate is associated with occurrence of typhoons.
  1. Temperate grasslands in Eurasia witness extremes of temperature.

Which of these statements are correct?

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

 

17. The shortest day that occurs in the Northern hemisphere is on
  • a. 21st March
  • b. 23rd September
  • c. 22nd June
  • d. 22nd December

 

18. Which one of the following regions/states of Myanmar share land boundary with Bangladesh?
  • a. Yangon
  • b. Shan
  • c. Rakhine
  • d. Kachin

19. The strait of Malacca is located between
  • a. Borneo and Malay peninsula
  • b. Java and Sumatra
  • c. Brunei and Borneo
  • d. Sumatra and Malay Peninsula

20. Which one of the following countries of South-East Asia does not open out to the Gulf of Thailand?
  • a. Laos
  • b. Thailand
  • c. Cambodia
  • d. Vietnam

 

 

21. Consider the following countries:

  1. Paracel Islands
  2. Chagos Islands
  3. Macclesfield Bank
  4. Spratly Islands
  5. Senkaku Islands

Which among the above are islands in the South-China Sea?

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

 

22. Consider the following pairs: Region : Country

  1. Marawi : Malaysia
  2. Angeles : Philippines
  3. Sittwe : Myanmar

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

 

23. Greatest biodiversity can be seen in
  • a. Polar regions
  • b. Temperate region
  • c. Tropical region
  • d. Subtropical region

 

24. The vegetation type characterized by large expanse of grassland with scattered shrubs with individual trees with flat crown canopy is called
  • a. Tropical Savanna
  • b. Deciduous forest
  • c. Evergreen forest
  • d. Swamp forest

 

25. Iran is located between
  • a. Black Sea and Caspian Sea
  • b. Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  • c. Caspian Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  • d. Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf

 

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