UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 233

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Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following steps can be considered to be a part of an economic stimulus?
  1. RBI expanding money supply
  2. RBI reducing interest rates
  3. Increased government spending
  4. Slashing of tax rates by the government
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 and 4 only
C
4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 16 Explanation: 
All four are correct. The first two are part of Monetary Policy, and the last two are part of Fiscal Policy. All come under Economic Stimulus.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The famous Lucknow Pact between the INC and Muslim league consisted of which of the following important provisions?

  1. Separate electorates for the Muslims
  2. Reservations of seats for the minorities in the legislature.
  3. It demanded self-government from the British after the war.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 17 Explanation: 

All the above statements are correct. "

Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to 'Red Sanders', sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:
  1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
  2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of South India.
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
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Question 18 Explanation: 
  • Statement 1: Red Sanders (a tree) has a highly restrictive distribution in the South Eastern portion of Indian peninsula (Eastern Ghats of South India) to which it is endemic.
  • Statement 2: It occurs in the forest formation which is classified as "Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests".

It is generally found at altitudes of 150 - 900 m. It grows on dry, hilly, often rocky ground, and occasionally found on precipitous hill sides also. It prefers lateritic and gravelly soil and cannot tolerate water logging.

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Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
In order for biomagnification to occur, the pollutant must be:
  1. Long-lived
  2. Mobile
  3. Soluble in fats
  4. Biologically active
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
2 and 4 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 19 Explanation: 
If a pollutant is short-lived, it will be broken down before it can become dangerous. If it is not mobile, it will stay in one place and is unlikely to be taken up by organisms.

If the pollutant is soluble in water it will be excreted by the organism. Pollutants that dissolve in fats, however, may be retained for a long time.

It is traditional to measure the amount of pollutants in fatty tissues of organisms such as fish. In mammals, we often test the milk produced by females, since the milk has a lot of fat in it and because the very young are often more susceptible to damage from toxins (poisons).

If a pollutant is not active biologically, it may biomagnify, but we really don't worry about it much, since it probably won't cause any problems.

Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following groups of animals belongs to the category of endangered species?
A
Siberian crane, Kondana Rat, Snow leopard, Asiatic Lion
B
Gharial, Ganges Shark, Siberian crane, Kondana Rat,
C
Snow leopard, Asiatic Lion, Gharial, Ganges shark
D
Siberian crane, Snow leopard, Gharial, Indian Wild Ass
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Question 20 Explanation: 
Critically Endangered Animal Species of India
The Critically Endangered list includes 10 mammals, 15 birds, 6 reptiles, 19 species of amphibians, 14 fishes etc.
Critically Endangered Mammals
* Pygmy Hog (Porcula salvania).
* Andaman White-toothed Shrew (Crocidura andamanensis)
* Jenkin's Andaman Spiny Shrew (Crocidura jenkinsi)
* Nicobar White-tailed Shrew (Crocidura nicobarica)
* Kondana Rat (Millardia kondana)
* Large Rock Rat or Elvira Rat (Cremnomys elvira)
* Namdapha Flying Squirrel (Biswamoyopterus biswasi)
* Malabar Civet (Viverra civettina)
* Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
* Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)
Critically Endangered Reptiles
* Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
* Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
* Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
* Four-toed River Terrapin or River Terrapin (Batagur baska)
* Red-crowned Roofed Turtle or the Bengal Roof Turtle (Batagur kachuga)
* Sispara day gecko (Cnemaspis sisparensis)
Critically Endangered Fishes
* Pondicherry Shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon)
* Ganges Shark (Glyphis gangeticus)
* Knife-tooth Sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata)
* Large-tooth Sawfish (Pristis microdon)
* Long-comb Sawfish or Narrow-snout Sawfish (Pristis zijsron)
Critically Endangered Corals: Fire corals (Millepora boschmai) "
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