Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 55

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1. The State executive consists of:

  1. Governor
  2. Chief Minister
  3. Council of Ministers
  4. Advocate General of the State

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 & 2 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
2. Consider the following statements about the Elephanta winds , the local winds that are prevalent in India:
1. They blow on the Coromandel Coast of India.
2. They blow towards south or south east
3. They generally blow in the months of January and February
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
3. Consider the following:
1. Southeast Asia
2. Andes Mountains
3. Mid-Atlantic Ridge
4. Caribbean Plate
Which among the above is / are subduction zones?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] Only 1, 2 & 4
4. The Sudan type climate is:

  1. characterized by dry summers and wet winters
  2. confined to tepid latitudes

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
5. Consider the following viceroys of India:
1. Lord Elgin
2. Lord Mayo
3. Lord Lytton
4. Lord Northbrook
The tenure of which of the above was collectively called as Policy of Masterly Inactivity?
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
6.    Consider the following statements about Government of India Act 1919:

  1. It led to the introduction of diarchy system at the provincial level
  2. It introduced the bicameral or two chamber system at the central level

   Which of the above is/are correct statements?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
7. Consider the following differences between dry deposition and wet deposition:

  1. While in case of wet deposition the inputs enter the atmosphere in the form of gases, for dry deposition the input enters the air usually as dust from industrial area
  2. While wet deposition occurs through rainfall, dry deposition occurs through dust foil

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
8. The technical breakthrough of new lithium-ion battery almost completely replaced the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries in the market. How is Lithium-ion battery different from Ni-Cd battery?

  1. While Lithium-ion battery is primary battery, Ni-Cd is secondary battery
  2. The energy density of lithium-ion is much higher than that of the standard nickel-cadmium. 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
9. Advanced Ultra Supercritical (AUSC) technology, sometimes seen in news, is associated with:
[A] Coal-fired power plants
[B] Solar power generation
[C] Hydro-electric power generation
[D] Power Generation from Agricultural Waste
10. Which of the following bodies has been abolished in Budget 2017?
[A] Indian Railways Finance Corporations (IRFC)
[B] Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC)
[C] Intellectual property Appellate Board (IPAB)
[D] Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
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