UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 266

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 266

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Question 1
Schizophrenia is related to
A
A hereditary disorder which leads to increase in performance of Thyroid glands
B
A chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves
C
A breathing problem due to increase in pollution levels
D
A chronic neurodegenerative disease
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Question 1 Explanation: 
A chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves
Question 2
Consider the following pairs:
  1. Gobi: Covered by sandy soil and areas of small stones
  2. Iranian: Covered by coarse gray soil, stony pavement, and salt flats.
  3. Atacama: Covered by sand dunes and pebbles. One of the driest areas on earth
Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 2 Explanation: 
All the pairs are correctly matched.
DesertDescription
GobiSpread in Northern China and Southern Mongolia. It is covered by sandy soil and

areas of small stones called "gobi."

Iranian

Flats

Spread in Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Covered by coarse gray soil, stony

pavement, and salt. World's largest salt flat located here.

AtacamaSpread in coasts of Peru and Chile. Covered by sand dunes and pebbles. One of the

driest areas on earth. Large deposits of sodium nitrate are found in the desert. Sodium nitrate is used to make gunpowder.

Question 3
Which among the following form a part of the Government of India's African engagement?
  1. Dialogue with the tribes of Africa
  2. Food, of which joint agricultural production of crops like pulses is one component
  3. Maritime security
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 

"Adding an unusual layer to India's African engagement, the Narendra Modi government is sending a senior Minister to hold a dialogue with the tribes of southern Africa later this month. The visit by Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram will begin a new Indian season of political, diplomatic and trade outreach to Africa."

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jual-orams-tribal-engagement-to-start-africa-outreachii/article8969902.ece "

Question 4
With reference to "Magnetosphere", which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. Magnetosphere is the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field.
  2. Planets with a magnetosphere, like Earth, are capable of mitigating or blocking the effects of cosmic radiation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. Magnetosphere is the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field.

Statement 2 is correct. Planets with a magnetosphere, like Earth, are capable of mitigating or blocking the effects of cosmic radiation.

Question 5
'HiLumi', recently in the news, is related to
A
EESL's Street Lighting National Programme
B
NASA's Black Marble Project
C
PETA's Animal Ethics Initiative
D
CERN's Large Hadron Collider
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Question 5 Explanation: 

What is HiLumi?

The High Luminosity LHC(HL-LHC) is an upgrade of the LHC. HiLumi will make it
possible to study the fundamental building blocks of matter in more detail than ever before.

The upgrade will boost the accelerator's potential for new discoveries in physics, starting in
2026. "

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