UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 12

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 12

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Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding Bengal florican.
  1. Bengal florican is a bustard species native to the Indian subcontinent.
  2. Its habitat includes Terai and Dooars grassland regions of the Indo-Gangetic and Brahmaputra floodplains.
  3. Recently India proposed the inclusion of Bengal florican on Appendix-I of Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 

Bengal florican: This too is a critically endangered species of bird that belongs to the bustard family. In its proposal, India said the present population of the South Asian subspecies has shrunk to around 1,000 individuals and its present habitat been restricted to the Terai and Dooars grassland regions of the Indo-Gangetic and Brahmaputra floodplains.

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Question 2
Of the following list of metals, which one is the largest constituent of Polymetallic Nodules?
A
Manganese
B
Nickel
C
Copper
D
Cobalt
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Question 2 Explanation: 

* India's exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. In this context, India is the first country to have received the status of a pioneer investor in 1987.
* These rights are over 75000 sq. km of area in international waters allocated by International Seabed Authority for developmental activities for polymetallic nodules.
* The estimated polymetallic nodule resource potential is 380 million tonnes, containing 4.7 million tonnes of nickel, 4.29 million tonnes of copper and 0.55 million tonnes of cobalt and 92.59 million tonnes of manganese.
* India is one among the top 8-countries/contractors and is implementing a long-term programme on exploration and utilization of Polymetallic Nodules through Ministry of Earth Sciences.

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Question 3
Consider the following statements regarding Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund(CEPF)

1.It is a global program that provides funding and technical assistance to non-governmental organizations and other private sector partners to protect critical ecosystems.

2.It focus on the mega diverse countries in the world.

3.The fund is a joint program of Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
2 and 3 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 

It focus on biodiversity hotspots, the Earth's biologically richest yet most endangered areas.

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Question 4
Consider the following statements regarding Complex Volcano.
  1. Complex Volcano consists of a complex of two or more vents, or a volcano that has an associated volcanic dome, either in its crater or on its flanks.
  2. It does not rise from the ground as a distinct, singular dome but consists of multiple stratovolcanoes.
  3. Recently in the Philippines, a volcano called Taal erupted which is classified as a complex volcano.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 

In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon, 50 km from Manila, erupted on Sunday (January 12), spewing lava on the ground, and ash and smoke into the sky.

Taal is classified as a "complex" volcano by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). A complex volcano, also called a compound volcano, is defined as one that consists of a complex of two or more vents, or a volcano that has an associated volcanic dome, either in its crater or on its flanks. Examples include Vesuvius, besides Taal.

The Taal volcano does not rise from the ground as a distinct, singular dome but consists of multiple stratovolcanoes (volcanoes susceptible to explosive eruptions), conical hills and craters of all shapes and sizes.

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Question 5
Various vitamin deficiency causes different diseases. In this regard which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
  1. niacin : cheliosis
  2. thiamine : pellagra
  3. retinol : xerophthalmia
A
3 only
B
2 only
C
1 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 5 Explanation: 
3 only is correct. Cheliosis is a condition commonly caused by a deficiency of riboflavin, or vitamin B-2. Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease most frequently caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B3).
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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