IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1993 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following stages in the political life of Mahatma Gandhi?

    1. Champaran.

    2. Ahmedabad Mill Strike

    3. Kheda.

    4. Non-cooperation Movement.

    Choose the answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2, 4, 3, 1

    2. 1, 3, 2, 4

    3. 4, 3, 2, 1

    4. 3, 4, 2, 1

  2. Which one of the following was part of the erstwhile Soviet Union over which Kurdish population is spread?

    1. Armenia

    2. Azerbaijan

    3. Georgia

    4. Turkmenistan

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Gro Harlem Brundtland

    2. Stephen Hawking

    3. Vladimir Meciar

    4. Viktor Cher nomyrdin

    1. Prime Minister of Slovakia

    2. Prime Minister of Russia

    3. Environmentalist and Prime Minister of Norway

    4. Cosmologist

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  4. Which one of the following provides the best estimate of the worlds biological diversity?

    1. Of about ten million species probably alive today, some 20 species arc lost everyday, most of them unknown because no more than half a million have yet been actually identified by scientists

    2. Of about thirty million living species, some 50 arc lost everyday, most of them unknown because no more than one million have been actually identified

    3. Of about fortyfive million living species, some 100 arc lost. Everyday, most of them unknown because no more than 1.5 million have bcen actually identified

    4. Of about seventy-five million living species, some 500 are lost everyday, most them unknown because no more than 3 million have been actually identified

  5. 80. Which one of the following monuments figured in the news recently in connection with a fall of some of us parts and its consequent archaeological conservation?

    1. Jagannath temple, Pun

    2. Sun temple, Konarak

    3. Khandariya Mahadev temple, Khajuraho

    4. Chaunsat Yogini temple Bheraghat

  6. Variable reserve rates and Open Market Operations are instruments of

    1. Fiscal Policy

    2. Monetary Policy

    3. Budgetary Policy

    4. Trade Policy

  7. The Ryotwari Settlement was introduced by the British in the

    1. Bengal Presidency

    2. Madras Presidency

    3. Bombay Presidency

    4. Madras and Bombay Presidencies

  8. In many developing countries, three major causes of death and disease are

    1. lack of safe drinking water, increasing use of pesticides and thinning of the ozone layer

    2. contaminated food, global warming and industrial chlorofluorocarbons

    3. polluted air, greenhouse effect and soil erosion

    4. dirty water, contaminated food and polluted air

  9. The Neyveli thermal power plant is fed by

    1. Gondwana coal

    2. Tertiary coal

    3. Quaternary coal

    4. Cambrian coal

  10. Which one of the following modes of privatization is the most comprehensive and complete

    1. Introduction of private capital in public sector

    2. Contracting out management of public enterprises to the private sector

    3. Transferring ownership and management to the workers

    4. Transferring ownership and management to the private sector

  11. Vinegar is an aqueous solution of

    1. oxalic acid

    2. Citric acid

    3. acetic acid

    4. hydrochloric acid

  12. Mahatma Gandhi was referred to as the Father of the Nation first by

    1. Jawaharlal Nehru

    2. Vallabhbhai Patel

    3. C Rajagopalachari

    4. Subhas Chandra Bose

  13. Which one of the following strongly threatens biodiversity?

    1. Fragile ecosystems such as mangroves and wetlands

    2. Inaccessible habitats in the Himalayas

    3. Destruction of natural habitats and vegetation and shifting cultivation

    4. Creation of biosphere reserves

  14. Next to Hindi, the language. Spoken by the largest number of people in the Indian subcontinent is

    1. Urdu

    2. Telugu

    3. Bengali

    4. Tamil

    • Assertion (A): Hong Kong is to revert to China from British control in a few years.
    • Reason (R): The people of Hong Kong have opted for it in a referendum.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is true?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is true but R is true