Mon, 10 Apr 2023

KOSMOS MCQs

Q1. Consider the following:

        Glacier                         :   Place

  1. Pensilungpa Glacier      :  Eastern Himalayas
  1. Durung-Drung Glacier   :  Pithoragarh 
  1. Milam Glacier                :  Ladakh

Which of the above mentioned pairs are correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair is correct
  2. Only two pairs are correct
  3. Only three pairs are correct
  4. None of the pair is correct

Q2. With reference to Coordinated Universal Time, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the primary time standard by which world regulates clocks and time.
  2. It is effectively a successor to Greenwich Meridian Time  (GMT).

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding recently launched Landslide Atlas of India:

  1. The Landslide Atlas of India was released at International Conference on Disaster held in New Delhi.
  2. The Atlas was prepared by the Geological Survey of India.
  3. Mizoram recorded the highest number of landslide events in the past 25 years.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. Only 2 and 3

Q4. With reference to Forest fires, consider the following statements:

  1. Underground forest fires are of low intensity, consuming the organic matter beneath the surface
  2. The Forest Fire Prevention and Management Scheme (FPM) is the only government-sponsored programme dedicated to assisting states in dealing with forest fires.
  3. Wildfires occur in all the  continent over earth surface.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding Lightning:

  1. Intercloud or intra cloud lightning is harmful and lead to electrocution .
  2. Lightning strikes the tropical areas more than other areas.
  3. Lightning is not classified as a natural disaster in India.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/are correct ?

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2 and 3
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding recently erupted Mount Merapi volcano :

  1. It is a volcano located on its homonymous island in the South of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
  2. It is a active strato volcano designated as “One of the Decade Volcanoes”.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. With reference to recently constituted Committee to Oversee Transfer/Import of Wild Animals in India, consider the following:

  1. The committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Salim Ali , also known as the “ Birdman of India “
  2. The ambit of the committee is  restricted to Tripura and Gujarat.
  3. All State and Central authorities shall report the seizure of wild animals or abandonment of captive wild animals to the Committee.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1 and 2
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. Only 1 and 3

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding Kalakkad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR):

  1. It is located at the tri-junction of three states, viz, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  2. Nearly 13 rivers originate from KMTR, hence is known as  River Sanctuary.
  3. The Reserve has tall grasses, commonly referred to as ‘Elephant Grass’.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are incorrect?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 ,2 and 3

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding World Air Quality Report 2021:

  1. The report measures air quality levels only on the basis of concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5.
  2. Not a single country in the world managed to meet the WHO’s air quality standard in 2021.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. Recently the first census on vultures was carried out by Kerala Forest department. Which among the following is incorrect about the vultures?

  1. Vomiting serves as a defense mechanism for them to deter predators.
  2. Vultures build their nest only after mating to lay their eggs
  3. Apart from poisoning , car collision is one of the biggest threat to vultures.
  4. Vultures are often seen with other carrion-eating animals.

Q11. Consider the following:

         Passes           :   Places

  1. Razdan Pass    :   Connects the Kinnaur and Tibet
  2. Zojila Pass       :   Connects Indus Valley to  Suru Valley
  3. Burzail pass     : Connects Gurez valley to Kashmir valley

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 1 and 3
  4. Only 2 and 3

Q12. Consider the following statements regarding Horseshoe crab:

  1. The crab was in the Schedule IV of the Wild (Life) Protection Act, 1972, under which, the catching and killing of a horseshoe crab is an offence.
  2. The blood of Horseshoe crab is very important for preparation of rapid diagnostic reagent.

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1and 2

Q13. Recently, the dead coral reefs were observed near Kurusadai (Tamil Nadu), one of the 21 uninhabited islands forming the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. Which among the following was the primary reason for this loss?

  1. It is caused by heat stress during La Niña conditions, which historically produces cooler summer conditions at the reef.
  2. It is caused by strong storms, which has broken coral branches and overturn coral colonies.
  3. It is caused by marine debris, also known as human trash, killing coral reefs and the many animals that live in them.
  4. It is caused by seaweed species deliberately introduced for commercial cultivation some two decades ago.

Q14. A particular state in India has the following characteristics:

  1. It is located on the same latitude which passes through northern Rajasthan.
  2. It has over 80% of its area under forest cover
  3. Over 12% of forest cover constitutes the Protected Area Network in this state.

Which one among the following states has all the above characteristics?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Tripura
  4. Manipur

Q15. Consider the following statements regarding Gandak river:

  1. The river flows through the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and joins the Ganges near Patna.
  2. Trisuli and  Panchand are the major tributaries of the Gandak River.
  3. River Gandak was declared as National Waterway in the country .

Which of the above mentioned statements is/ are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

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