IAS Prelims 2012 General Studies Solved (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

    1. Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations

    2. Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion

    3. Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award

    4. None of the statements a, b & c given above is correct in this context

    Answer: c

  2. With reference to Ryotwari Settlement, consider the following statements:

    1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government.

    2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots.

    3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. None

    Answer: c

  3. Consider the following specific stages of demographic transition associated with economic development:

    1. Low birthrate with low death rate

    2. High birthrate with high death rate

    3. High birthrate with low death rate

    Select the correct order of the above stages using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 2, 1, 3

    3. 2, 3, 1

    4. 3, 2, 1

    Answer: c

  4. In India, in the overall Index of Industrial Production, the Indices of Eight Core Industries have a combined weight of 37 − 90%. Which of the following are among those Eight Core Industries?

    1. Cement

    2. Fertilizers

    3. Natural gas

    4. Refinery products

    5. Textiles

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 5 only

    2. 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    Answer: c

  5. Which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India have a bearing on Education?

    1. Directive Principles of State Policy

    2. Rural and Urban Local Bodies

    3. Fifth Schedule

    4. Sixth Schedule

    5. Seventh Schedule

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 3, 4 and 5 only

    3. 1, 2 and 5 only

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    Answer: d

  6. Government of India encourages the cultivation of sea buckthorn. What is the importance of this plant?

    1. It helps in controlling soil erosion and in preventing desertification.

    2. It is a rich source of biodiesel.

    3. It has nutritional value and is well-adapted to live in cold areas of high altitudes.

    4. Its timber is of great commercial value.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: d

  7. Which of the following is the chief characteristic of mixed farming?

    1. Cultivation of both cash crops and food crops

    2. Cultivation of two or more crops in the same field

    3. Rearing of animals and cultivation of crops together

    4. None of the above

    Answer: c

  8. 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 Protected Area Network in this State.

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

    1. Arunachal Pradesh

    2. Assam

    3. Himachal Pradesh

    4. Uttarakhand

    Answer: a

  9. Consider the following crops of India:

    1. Cowpea

    2. Green gram

    3. Pigeon pea

    Which of the above is/are used as pulse, fodder and green manure?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

  10. Consider the following factors:

    1. Rotation of the Earth

    2. Air pressure and wind

    3. Density of ocean water

    4. Revolution of the Earth

    Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: b