Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 22

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1. Consider the following statements:
1. Alternation of boundaries of states in India is a statutory legislative activity, while changing the name of a state amounts to Constitutional Amendment
2. The state legislatures have final say in the alternation of their boundaries
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
2. Consider the following statements:
1. Most tropical soils are clays with little porosity
2. The soils of tropical rain forests is very fertile to support the high productivity of the forests
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
3. The Agam and Puram are two major types of works of the Sangam Literature. Consider the following statements with this respect:
1. While Agam deals with inner world, Puram deals with outer world
2. While Agam deals with intimate subjects such as love, Puram deals with heroic personages and war
Which among the following observations is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Lad Khan Temple→ Chalukya dynasty
  2. Kailasanathar Temple→ Pallava dynasty
  3. Sun Temple, Modhera→  Ganga Dynasty 

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
5. Which of the following was the reason behind Gandhi organizing Kheda Satyagraha?
[A] Confiscation of land of those who did not pay the land tax to British Administration
[B] To end the discrimination between Ujla Paraj and the Kali Paraj
[C] To introduce permanent settlement in Gujarat
[D] It was revolt against conditions in indigo plant cultivation
6. Green bonds:

  1. are used to fund projects, which mitigate climate change and emission reduction.
  2. issuing do not require consultation paper for disclosure requirements for companies.
  3. earn low yield, but are less risky compared to other bonds.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 1 and 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 and 3
7. In the form of important air pollutants, the Oxides of Nitrogen are directly or indirectly responsible for __:
1. Acid rain
2. Ground Level Ozone
3. Smog
4. Ozone depletion
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
8. Consider the following endangered fauna of India:
1. Nilgiri Mystus
2. Sociable Lapwing
3. Pygmy hog
Which among the above is / are mammals?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] Only 1 & 3
9.   Consider the following differences between Redshift and Blueshift:

  1. While redshift occurs when light source moves away from an observer, blueshift occurs when light source moves towards the observer
  2. While in redshift is characterized by increase in wavelength, blueshift is characterized by a decrease in wavelength

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Which among the following pairs represents value-added agricultural products?

[A] Corn and wheat
[B] Rice and Beans
[C] Chicken and farm-raised fish
[D] Cheese and wine
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