IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Geography & Current Affairs) : PART - 1

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS
(PART - 1)

Which of the following rivers drain the Malwa uplands
(a) Ken
(b) Kalisindh
(c) Parbati
(d) Betwa

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 3 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) All the above

Which of the following islands has been referred to as “Mini Continent”?
(a) Greenland
(b) Madagascar
(c) Australia
(d) Borneo

Which is the only South American country with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea?
(a) Guyana
(b) Ecuador
(c) Colombia
(d) Venezuela

Which of the following countries generates nearly 80% of its electricity though nuclear power?
(a) U.S.A
(B) France
(c) Sweden
(d) Belgium

Which of the following fall partially within the Arctic Circle?
(a) Finland
(b) Norway
(c) Russia
(d) Sweden

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(1) 2, 3 and 4 only
(2) 1, 2 and 3 only
(3) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(4) 2 and 3 only

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) functions under which of the following?
(a) Ministry of Science and Technology
(b) Department of Space
(c) Ministry of Agriculture
(d) Ministry of Earth Science

Consider the following statements:
(1) Water reaches its maximum density at 4’C.
(2) Water at 4’C sinks below water that is either warmer or colder.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following is India’s research station at the Svalbard region of the Arctic?
(a) Bharati
(b) Himadari
(c) Shiwalik
(d) Himachal

In the language of the original people of which of the following there may not be a word for “Weather”?
(a) Greenland
(b) Siberia
(c) Alaska
(d) Hawali

With which of the following National Parks, the following vegetation deposits called Phumdi and brown antlered deer are related?
(a) Dachigam
(b) Sunderbans
(c) Keibul Lamjao
(d) Namdapha

Which of the following is usaully the first step in the disruption of a natural habitat by humans?
(a) establishment of small villages
(b) planting of crops
(c) building of a road
(d) invasion of exotic species

Consider the following statements:
(1) Parasitism promotes biodiversity.
(2) Vertical vegetation zones are displaced downward with increasing distance from the equator
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

33. Which of the following suggests the interaction that benefits one species but has little, if any, effect on the other species?
(a) Commensalism
(b) Mutualism
(c) Symbiosis
(d) Predation

Which of the following ecosystems, is an example of Nature-subsidised solar-powered ecosystem, as per Odum?
(a) Green Revolution area
(b) Aqua culture
(c) Tidal estuary
(d) Upland forest

Who among the following presented ecological succession idea with Climax theory in 1916?
(a) F.E Clements
(b) E.H. Haeckel
(c) H. Reiter
(d) H.A. Gleason

Columbia-Snake plateau is an exampl of
(a) Volcanic plateau
(b) Tectonic plateau
(c) Dissected plateau
(d) None of these

Match List-l with List-ll and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  List-I   List-II
A. Minas Gerais 1. China
B. Loess plateau 2. Brazil
C. Mt.Mayon 3. Sumatra
D. Mt.Merapi 4. Philippines

Codes
A B C D
(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 1 2 3 4

Consider the following statements:
(1) Bituminous coal is a sedimentary rock.
(2) Anthracite coal is a metamorphic rock.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following geographical feature is the youngest?
(a) Gulf of Aden
(b) East African Rift valley system
(c) Atlantic Ocean
(d) Mediterranean Sea

Which of the following represent the average and the highest elevation of the Great Northern plains?
(a) 100 m and 291 m
(b) 200 m and 391 m
(c) 200 m and 291m
(d) 100 m and 391m

Which of the following has the maximum percentage of weight in the Earth’s crust
(a) Aluminum
(b) Silicon
(c) Oxygen
(d) Iron

In which of the following countries the capital holds more than half the country’s population?
(a) France
(b) Uruguay
(c) Argentina
(d) Sri Lanka

The North Bank Landscape (NBL), one of the world’s richest biodiversity spot is located in the
(a) Foothills of the Himalayas
(b) Western Ghats
(c) Eastern Ghats
(d) Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Which of the following makes the largest contribution to the Earth’s overall net primary productivity?
(a) Estuaries
(b) Tropical rainforests
(c) Coral reefs
(d) Open ocean

Consider the following statements:
(1) The average salinity of the world ocean is approximately 35%
(2) “Snow” is a from of ‘frozen rain’
(3) Absolute humidity may be high in deserts.

Which of the statements given above are correct
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Consider the following statements :
(1) Except Greenwich noon, two days exist on Earth.
(2) Sir Creek is north of the Tropic of Cancer.
(3) All areas of the globe receive equal numbers of hours of sunlight every year.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Which of the following relates/relate to Turkey?
(1) Istanbul
(2) Lake Van
(3) North Anatolian fault
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Which of the following is the correct (decreasing) order of elements in the Earth’s composition?
(a) Silicon, Oxygen Iron, Magnesium
(b) Silicon, Iron, Oxygen, Magnesium,
(c) Iron , Oxygen, Silicon, Magnesium
(d) Iron, Silicon, Magnesium, Oxygen

Which of the following lakes, is a part of the route of the Panama canal?
(a) Balaton
(b) Gairdner
(c) Gatun
(d) Vanern

Which of the following countries, is the most populated island country in the world?
(a) Indonesia
(b) Japan
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Philippines

Consider the following statements about Environmental Lapse Rate:
(1) It is usually more in summer than in winter.
(2) It is greater by day thaan at night.
(3) It is greater by day than at night.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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