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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 1

Arrange the following hills/ranges from north to south:
1. Javadi hills
2. Palconda range
3. Nallamala hills
4. Shevroy hills

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 2

Which of the following is not a feature of Pro-Crony approach to economic efficiency?

Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 2

A is the correct option. Crony businesses lobby the government to limit competition in their industry, restrict imports of competing goods or reduce regulatory oversight. These initiatives enhance the lobbying group's income but undermine markets and reduce aggregate welfare.

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 3

According to Economic Survey 2019-20, which of the following is not a determinant of entrepreneurial activity in a district?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 4

Which of the following is/are features of a Wilful Defaulter?
(1) They are more opaque and non-transparent than genuine firms
(2) They have a higher tendency to pledge shares of their own companies
(3) Higher proportion of related party transactions

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 5

With reference to the Himalayas, consider the following statements:
1. The Kashmir valley lies between the Pir Panjal and the Shiwalik range.
2. The Indus River flows between the Zaskar and the Ladakh range.
3. The Kashmir Himalayas are famous for karewa formations.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 6

With reference to oceanic straits, consider the following statements:
1. The Berring strait lies between Alaska and Russia.
2. Bab al Mandab strait connects the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
3. The Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman are connected by the Strait of Hormuz.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 7

Which of the following is not a goal of fiscal policy?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 8

Consider the following pairs related to various oceanic features:
1. Continental Shelf — Presence of submarinecanyons.
2. Abyssal Plains — Huge deposits of terrigenous sediments.
3. Continental Rise — Zone of extensive sea beaches.
4. Mid-oceanic ridges — Zone of convergence of plate boundaries.

Q. Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 9

With reference to the Tropical cyclones, consider the following statements:
1. Tropical cyclones are low pressureregions surrounded by high pressure all around.
2. Tropical cyclones move from West to East in the tropical regions.
3. The main driving force behind tropical cyclones is the tidal force generated in the ocean.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 10

Consider the following statements with respect to Purchasing Managers’ Index?
(1) It is published monthly by NSO
(2) A score greater than 50 means contraction of economic activity
(3) A score less than 50 means expansion of economic activity

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Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 10

The correct option is D.
None of the following are correct.
PMI or a Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is an indicator of business activity -- both in the manufacturing and services sectors. It is a survey-based measure that asks the respondents about changes in their perception of some key business variables from the month before.

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 11

Consider the following statements about National Infrastructure Pipeline
(1) NIP has total projected investment of Rs 102 lakh crore
(2) Share of Private sector in total projected investment will be greater than both centre and states combined

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 12

With reference to ‘Oceanic Tides’, consider the following statements:
1. Tides are generated due to the combined gravitational forces of Sun and Moon.
2. Spring tide is formed both during new moon and full moon.
3. Higher tides are witnessed near the coasts having smooth coastline with no openings.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 13

With reference to the structure of the Tropical cyclones, consider the following statements:
1. Eye is most cloudy part of cyclone.
2. The wind reaches maximum speed at eye wall.
3. Tropical cyclones are called willy-willies in Australia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 14

With reference to Volcanic eruptions, consider the following statements:
1. Basaltic lava is more viscous than acidic lava.
2. Cones formed by Acidic lava has steep sides as the lava doesn’t flow very far before it solidifies.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 15

With reference to Oceanic current, consider the following statements:
1. Auglhas-west wind drift-west Australian Current-South equatorial current form an clockwise gyre circulation.
2. Humboldt current is a cold current.
3. Labrador and Gulf stream form rich fishing zone when they meet around coast of Canada.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 16

Which of the following organisation calculates Inclusive Development Index?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 17

Which of the following industrial sector is not a part of “Core Industries”?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 18

With reference to snowline in Himalayas, consider the following statements:
1. Snowline in western Himalayas is found at higher height from mean sea level as compared to eastern Himalayas.
2. The difference in snowline is partly due to the difference in latitude of the two regions.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 19

Consider the following statements with respect to Minimum Support Price(MSP)
(1) It is announced before the sowing season
(2) Its main purpose is to keep the farmers in the production cycle of Food grains
(3) It is recommended by Commission of Agricultural Costs and Prices(CACP)

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 20

A person wants to go from Aizwal to Bengaluru using a land route and moving within India. How many minimum number of states including both source and destination state does he needs to cross?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 21

Arrange the following passes from west to east:
1. Niti pass
2. Shipki la
3. Nathu la
4. Diphu pass

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 22

Consider the following statements
(1) Price Stabilisation Fund was formed to protect the farmers from volatility in prices of horticultural commodities
(2) Market Intervention Scheme was introduced to protect the consumers against price volatility in prices of Onions, Potato and Pulses.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 23

Which of the following is not a reason for weakening of manufacturing activity during last year?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 24

Consider the following statements:
1. The Earth receives most of its energy in short wave-lengths.
2. The variation in the distance between the Sun and the Earth impacts the amount of insolation received by the Earth.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 25

Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to the significance of salinity?
1. Evaporation is controlled by the salinity of the ocean.
2. Spatial variation in the seawater salinity is a potent factor in the origin of the ocean currents.
3. Salinity and density of the sea water are negatively correlated.

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 26

The pattern of planetary winds depends upon which of the following factors?
1. Distribution of oceans and continents
2. Rotation of the earth
3. Apparent movement of the Sun

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 27

Which of the following is a feature of “disguised unemployment”?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 28

Consider the following statements about Gig Economy?
(1) It has led to the expansion of social security coverage among workers
(2) It has led to the lowering of labour costs for companies
(3) It imparts greater flexibility in the labour market

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 29

The Tropic of Capricorn passes through which of the following countries?
1. Madagascar
2. Namibia
3. Botswana

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 30

Consider the following statements:
1. Temperate cyclones originate only over oceans.
2. Temperate cyclones move from east to west direction.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 30

The correct option is B.
Temperate cyclones exhibit a wide variety of characteristics. They are formed between 35˚ to 65˚ north and south latitudes in the sub-polar frontal zone and this is a result of interaction between cold polar mass and warm tropical air masses in the westerly wind belt.
 

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 31

Which of the following statements is/are correct about the weather systems associated with temperate cyclones?
1. The precipitation along the warm front is of long duration, moderate and widespread.
2. Cumulo – nimbus clouds are developed along the cold fronts.

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 32

Which of the following is not a reason for deteriorating asset quality for banks in India?
(1) Wilful default and frauds in the banking system
(2) Decline in Interest coverage ratio of the corporate sector

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 33

The northern plains are formed by the Alluvial deposits brought by the rivers – the Indus, the Ganga, and the Brahmaputra and can be divided into Tarai, the Bhabar and the Alluvial plains. In this context which of the following is the correct sequence of the Tarai, the Bhabar and the Alluvial plains from the north toward the south?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 34

“They are flanked by Nepal Himalayas in the west and Bhutan Himalayas in the east and known for its fast-fl owing rivers such as Tista, and deep valleys”. The Himalayan region in this quotation is:

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 35

Consider the following statements about the Eastern Coastal Plains:
1. The eastern coastal plain is broader than western coastal plain and is an example of an emergent coast.
2. There are well-developed deltas here, formed by the rivers flowing eastward into the Bay of Bengal.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 36

Consider the following statements
(1) Thalinomics is a term used in Economic Survey 2019-20 to quantify what a common person pays for a plate of food in India.
(2) According to Economic Survey 2019-20, a Thali has become more affordable in India in recent times.

Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 37

“This coast has got certain distinguishing features in the form of ‘Kayals’, which are used for fi shing, inland navigation and also due to its special attraction for tourists. Every year the famous Nehru Trophy Vallamkali is held in Punnamada Kayal”.The Coast refer in the quotation is?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 38

India’s Services sector is vulnerable to which of the following factors?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 39

Debris avalanche and landslides occur very frequently in the Himalayas.
1.The Himalayas are tectonically stable.
2. They are mostly made up of sedimentary rocks and unconsolidated rocks.
3. Slopes are very steep in Himalayas.

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 40

Which of the following organisation publishes Global Economic Outlook report?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 41

Consider the following statements about the Arunachal Himalayas:
1. Prominent tribal community from east to west are the Monpa, Abor, Mishmi, and Nyishi.
2. Due to rugged topography, the intervalley transportation linkages are nominal.
3. Most of the inter-valley transportation is carried through the duar region.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 42

What is the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)?
1. It is a belt of low pressure, which circles the Earth generally near the equator.
2. It is a zone where air tends to ascend from the earth’s surface. 3. In July, it develops thermal low over north and north-western India.

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Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 42

The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, is a belt of low pressure which circles the Earth generally near the equator where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come together. It is characterised by convective activity which generates often vigorous thunderstorms over large areas
InterTropical Convergence zone (ITCZ) is a low pressure zone located at the equator where trade winds converge and it is a zone where air tends to ascend.
In July, the ITCZ is located around 20°N-25°N latitudes (over the Gangetic plain), sometimes called the monsoon trough. This monsoon trough encourages the development of thermal low over north and northwest India.

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 43

Consider the following statements with respect to Female Labour Force Participation Rate(FLFPR)
(1) Increased agri-mechanisation can be one of the causes of decline in FLFPR
(2) More and more rural women are now enrolling for higher education and thus delaying their participation in labour force. This can be argued as one of the reasons for decline in FLFPR.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 44

“Volcanism as an endogenic process includes the movement of molten rocks (magma) onto or towards the earth’s surface.” In this context, consider the following statements:
1. The process of cooling and solidification of magma can happen in the earth’s crust or over the surface of the earth.
2. Sudden cooling of the molten material at the earth’s surface results in small and smooth grains.
3. Acidic lavas have a lower percentage of silica than Basic lavas.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 44

Those lavas which contain high percentages of silica (Si02), the acid lavas, are much less readily fusible than the basic lavas, in which the percentage of silica is lower. 

The cooling and solidification of magma can happen both inside the earth and over the surface of the earth

Sudden cooling of the molten material at the earth’s surface results in small and smooth grains.

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 45

Which of the following risks were responsible for NBFC liquidity crisis ?
(1) Higher Asset-Liability mismatch
(2) Contagion risk due to higher interconnectedness among various NBFCs

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 46

Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding the Himalayan Fold Mountains?
1. They are the oldest mountain ranges in the world.
2. They are located in the regions of high seismic activity and convergent plate boundary.
3. They are formed generally by the sedimentary rocks and contain fossils which are marine in nature.

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Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 47

Consider the following pairs regarding Locations of Minor Plates
1. Fuji Plate: North East of Japan
2. Nazca plate: Between North America and Pacifi c plates
3. Caroline plate: Between the Philippine and Indian plates
4. Cocos plate: Between Central America and Pacifi c plates

Q. Which of the above pairs are incorrectly matched?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 48

Consider the following statements regarding the Hot Springs:
1. They are associated with a volcanic region.
2. ‘Old Faithful’ in Yellowstone National Park of USA is the world’s best known hot spring.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 48

Hot springs and geysers also are manifestations of volcanic activity. They result from the interaction of groundwater with magma or with solidified but still-hot igneous rocks at shallow depths. Yellowstone National Park in the United States is one of the most famous areas of hot springs and geysers in the world.
Old Faithful is the world's best-known geyser. It is located in Yellowstone National Park (USA). Old Faithful erupts every 60 to 90 minutes and blasts a few thousand gallons of boiling-hot water between 100 and 200 feet into the air.

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 49

Which of the following is not a reason for high current account deficit in India?

Crash Course Test- 2 - Question 50

Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the “Plate Tectonics”?
1. A convergent tectonic plate moves away from each other.
2. In the earth’s mantle radioactivity is the source of heat that drives the convection currents.
3. In transform boundaries, plates slide horizontally past each other.

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