IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. Indian expertise was recently used in the archaeological restoration of the monuments at

    1. Angkor Wat

    2. Jerusalem

    3. Rome

    4. Yucatan

  2. The pitch of the voice of women is in general

    1. higher than that of men

    2. marginally lower than that of men

    3. much lower than that of men

    4. the same as that of men

  3. An aeroplane takes off from 300 North Lat. 500 East Long. and lands at the opposite end of the earth. Where does it land?

    1. 30° North Lat. 50° West Long.

    2. 30° South Lat. 50° West Long.

    3. 50° North Lat, 30° West Long.

    4. 30° South Lat. 130° West Long.

  4. The heart of human embryo starts beating

    1. in the first week of ifs development

    2. in the third week of its development

    3. in the fourth week of its development

    4. in the sixth week of its development

  5. Given below are voting percentages of a political party secured in three successive elections to the Lok Sabha: The party which secured these percentages of votes was

    1. Congress I

    2. Bahujan Samaj Party

    3. Bharatiya Janata Party

    4. Communist Party of India (Marxist)

  6. To know whether the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer, it is necessary to compare

    1. the wholesale price index over different periods of time for different regions

    2. the distribution of income of an identical set of income recipients in different periods of time

    3. the distribution of income of different sets of income recipients at a point of time

    4. the availability of food grains among two sets of people, one rich and the other poor, over different periods of time

  7. The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the

    1. Harappan culture

    2. Chalcolithic cultures of Western India

    3. Vedic texts

    4. silver punch-marked coins

  8. Consider the figure of a fountain with four holes given below: Which one of the holes in the fountain will throw the water farthest?

    1. 4

    2. 3

    3. 2

    4. 1

  9. The length of its day and the tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of the earth. This is true of

    1. Uranus

    2. Neptune

    3. Saturn

    4. Mars

  10. If father has blood group A and mother has blood group O then which one of the following blood groups may be found in their son?

    1. B

    2. AB

    3. O

    4. B, AB or O

  11. The main function of the IMF is to

    1. arrange international deposits from banks

    2. help to solve balance of payments problems of member countries

    3. act as a private sector lending arm of the World Bank

    4. finance investment loans to developing countries

  12. Who among the following was the leader of a number of anti-British revolts in Sambalpur?

    1. Utirat Singh

    2. Surendra Sai

    3. Kattabomman

    4. Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi

  13. Which one of the following is a language of Baluchistan but linguistically Dravidian?

    1. Brahui

    2. Kui

    3. Parji

    4. Pengo

  14. In an electronic watch, the component corresponding to pendulum of a pendulum clock is a

    1. transistor

    2. crystal oscillator

    3. diode

    4. balance wheel

  15. Match List I with List II

    List-I (Crops) List-II (Crop pests)
    1. Rice

    2. Wheat

    3. Sugarcane

    4. Gram

    1. Aphid

    2. Gundhi bug

    3. Greasy cutworm

    4. Top shoot borer moth

    5. Bollworm

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  16. What is the correct sequence of the following in a heart attack?

    1. Narrowing of the inner orifice of the vessel

    2. Plaque from fibrous tissue and high cholesterol

    3. Inadequate supply of blood and oxygen

    4. Clots of blood carried into the coronary arteries

      1. 1, 2, 3, 4

      2. 2, 4, 1, 3

      3. 2, 3, 1, 4

      4. 4, 2, 1, 3