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Session 12 : Mock Test 2 for UPSC Prelims 2018
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Sumant Kumar
B.Tech NIT Allahabad. Have written UPSC Mains 2 times with Physics. Channel "Sumant Kumar" on Youtube for Current Affairs Analysis.

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Thanks for these quality questions wasim.Huge respect for your work ..hope you continue .This is helping us a lot
Wasim Khan
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Thanks Harsha, keep learning and all the best for your preparations. 😊 New videos are up, do check them out.
  1. Consider the following statements with reference to Biopiracy: 1)lt is a situation where indigenous knowledge of nature which originate with indigenous peoples, is used by others for profit without permission. 2)In this, little or no compensation or recognition is provided to the indigenous people. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: a)1 only b)2 only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  2. Consider the following statements with reference to Biopiracy: Biopiracy: Biopiracy is a situation where indigenous knowledge of nature, originating with indigenous peoples, is 1)lt is a situation where indigenous used by others for profit, without permission from and with knowledge of nature which originate with indigenous peoples, is used by others for profit without permission. little or no compensation or recognition to the indigenous people themselves Dlndia has become a primary target for biopiracy OIn 1995, a firm in USA had successfully applied for a 2)In this, little or no compensation or recognition is provided to the indigenous people atent on a technique to extract an antifungal agent from the neem tree (Azadirachta indica), which grows throughout India and Nepal. Which of the statement(s) given aboveThis was a case of biopiracy as the Indian people have is/are correct: long understood the tree's medicinal value. The efforts on part of Government of India led to cancellation of the patent. a)1 only b)2 only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2 JIn 2000, US corporation Rice Tec attempted to patent certain hybrids of basmati rice and semi-dwarf long-grain rice. The Indian government intervened and several claims of the patent were invalidated Answer: C


  3. Consider the following statements with reference to Agenda 21: 1)lt is non-binding and voluntary. 2)lt is an action plan of United Nations. 3)It is a product of Earth Summit which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. 4)The "21" in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st Century. Select the correct statement(s) using code given below. (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


  4. Consider the following statements with reference to Agenda 21: Agenda 21 is Non-binding and Voluntary Olt is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. It is Related with sustainable development. lt is a product of Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 JThe "21" in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st Century 1)lt is non-binding and voluntary. 2)It is an action plan of United Nations. 3)lt is a product of Earth Summit which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 4)The "21" in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st Century Select the correct statement(s) using code given below. (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 Answer: D


  5. Consider following statements with reference to Tebhaga movement- 1)lt was against the recommendations of Flood commission of one third share to the Bargadars. 2)It spread around the Southern Bengal among the low caste tribal Muslims. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  6. Consider following statements with reference to Tebhaga movement- The Tebhaga Movement was in support of execution of 1)It was against the recommendations of recommendations of the Flood Commission. Flood commission of one third share to the Bargadars. The Flood Commission 2)It spread around the Southern Bengalrecommended two third share among the low caste tribal Muslims. of the crop to the Bargadars Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. he Share-croppers) instead of the one-half share. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2 Ult spread around the North Bengal among the low caste of tribal origin Muslims. Answer (D)


  7. Consider following statements with reference to the Telangana Movement: 1)it was against the exploitations by Deshmukhs and Jagirdars in form of forced labour. 2)This Gandhian movement seen immense participation from women. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  8. Consider following statements with Telangana movement was the biggest peasant guerrilla warfare movement of reference to the Telangana Movement: 1)lt was against the exploitations by Deshmukhs and Jagirdars in form modern history affecting 300 villages and 3 Million population. of lt was targeted against the Asajahi Nizam's religion-linguistic dominsation, total lack of political and civil liberties and exploitation through forced labour. 2)This Gandhian movement seen immense participation from women. Select the correct statement(s) using the ced labour by deshmukhs, jagirdars and landlords. Telangana movement was a guerrilla warfare movement. lt saw immense participation from women codes given below a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2 Answer. (A)


  9. Consider following statements with reference to the Eka movement: 1)lt spread in the rural areas of Awadh. 2)The peasants took oath to pay rent regularly at Kharif and Rabi. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  10. Consider following statements The Eka Movement spread in rural areas of Awadh (Hardoi, Barabanki, Sitapur) among the members of Pasi and Ahir community. 1)lt spread in the rural areas of OThe Eka movement wanted Zamindars with reference to the Eka movement: Awadh. to abolish the illegal cesses and 2)The peasants took oath to pay arbitrary rent enhancements. rent regularly at Kharif and Rabi Olt had no intention to abolish Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. Zamindari system. The peasants took oath to pay rent regularly at Kharif and Rabi. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  11. Consider following statements: 1)The Servants of India society worked towards improving tribal's condition in particular. 2)Nishkam Karma Math sought to revive Hinduism based on message of Bhagvata. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below. a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2


  12. Consider following statements: The Servants of India Society was formed in Pune, Maharashtra in 1905 1)The Servants of India society by Gopal Krishna Gokhale worked towards improving tribal's condition in particular. Ult worked particularly towards famine relief and improving 2)Nishkam Karma Math sought to revive Hinduism based on messagetribal's condition. of Bhagvata. Nishkam Karm Math was founded by Dhondo Keshav Karve. 0It worked towards educational progress of women and improving women condition Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below a)1 Only b)2 Only c)Both 1 and 2 d)Neither 1 nor 2 Answer. (A)


  13. Hydrazine: In its anhydrous form, it damages the central nervous system, producing symptoms as extreme as tumours and seizures. It is so powerful a reducing agent that it is highly explosive Hydrazine is 1.Used as a rocket propellant 2.Used to make pesticides and pharmaceuticals 3.A chemically inert compound Select the correct answer using the code given below: OAlthough it is toxic to us directly, hydrazine rapidly a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3 Solution: A The most common use of hydrazine is to make foaming agents like azodicarbonamide that are used in production of foamy plastics. OHydrazine is also used to make pesticides and pharmaceuticals. breaks down in oxygen, making release into the environment low risk. OHydrazine can even be found in fossil fuels and nuclear power stations. As a powerful reducing agent, it acts as an oxygen scavenger, reducing metal oxides back into metals, and literally turning the chemical clock back on corrosion processes.


  14. Consider the following statements with reference to Convention on Biological Diversity: 1)lt is a multilateral treaty. 2)It entered into force in 1993 3)It is legally binding. 4)India is not a party to convention. 5)USA has signed but not ratified it. Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only (b) 2, 3 and 5 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 5 only


  15. Consider the following statements with reference to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: It is also known as biosafety protocol Ult was adopted in 2000; came 1)lt was adopted in 2000 and came into force in into force in 2003 2003 OThe Biosafety Protocol seeks to 2)lt seeks to protect biological diversity from the protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology. JGenetically vloditied Organisms potential risks posed by living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology. 3)Genetically Modified Organisms cannot be regulated under this protocol. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct:can be regulated under this Codes: protocol a)1 and 2 only b)2 and 3 only c)3 only d)1, 2 and 3 Answer: A


  16. Which of the following events held under the tenure of Governor General Warren Hasting? 1)Foundation of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 2)Second Maratha War 3)Pitt's India Act of 1784 4)Regulating Act of 1773 Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a)1 and 2 only b)1, 3 and 4 only c)2 and 4 only d)1, 2, 3 and 4


  17. Which of the following events held under the tenure of Governor General Warren Hasting? Warren Hasting was Governor General from 1773- 1785 The following list of events held during his tenure: URegulating Act of 1773 Pitts's India Act 1784 Second Mysore War in 1780-84 First Maratha war in 1775-82 1)Foundation of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 2)Second Maratha War 3)Pitt's India Act of 1784 4)Regulating Act of 1773 The Asiatic Society was founded by civil servant Sir William Jones on 15 January 1784 in a meeting presided over by Sir William Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William at the Fort William in Calcutta, then capital of the British Raj, to enhance and further the cause of Oriental research. The Second Maratha war held in tenure of Lord Wellesley. Select the correct answer using the codes given below a)1 and 2 only b)1, 3 and 4 only c)2 and 4 only d)1, 2, 3 and 4 Answer: (B)