Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 41

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1. Consider the following differences between writ of Mandamus and Writ of prohibition:
1. While writ of prohibition demands inaction, Mandamus commands action
2. While writ of prohibition is applicable against both judicial and administrative authorities, writ of Mandamus is applicable only against administrative bodies
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following UMPP projects and their respective states:

  1. Tilaiya → Odisha
  2. Sasan → Madhya Pradesh
  3. Bhedabahal → Jharkhand

Which of the above  is/are correctly matched?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
3. With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is “Kambala”?
[A] an annual buffalo race held traditionally in Karnataka
[B] a martial art practiced in Manipur
[C] a folk art of Kerala
[D] an ancient style bronze and brasswork of Andhra Pradesh
4. Consider the following ecosystem types:

  1. Forest ecosystem
  2. Pond ecosystem
  3. Grassland ecosystem

Which of the above has/have inverted pyramid for biomass?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 & 2 Only
[C] 2 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
5. Which of the following is/are example/examples for lentic ecosystem?

  1. Ponds
  2. Wetlands
  3. Springs   

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
6.  Consider the following statements about the Primary Succession:

  1. The first stage in primary succession is the development of soil
  2. Lichens are often the first organisms to colonize an area under primary succession

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
7. In which among the following, the speed of sound would be maximum?
[A] Dry air at 0°C
[B] Dry air at 30°C
[C] Humid air at 0°C
[D] Humid air at 30°C
8. Which among the following is / are the feature(s) shared by all Noble metals?
1. Semi-conductivity
2. Radioactivity
3. Resistance to corrosion and oxidation
4. Rare availability in Earth’s crust
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4
[C] Only 3 & 4
[D] Only 3
9. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor being developed in _?
[A] China
[B] France
[C] Japan
[D] Russia
10. With reference to the formation of a public limited company in India, consider the following steps:
1. Obtaining a certificate of commencement of business
2. Drawing up the Memorandum of Association
3. Drawing up the Articles of Association
4. Obtaining approval for the proposed name of company from the Registrar of the Companies
Which among the following is the correct order of the above steps?
 
[A] 1 2 3 4
[B] 4 2 3 1
[C] 4 3 2 1
[D] 4 1 2 3
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