IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. The chemical used as a fixer in photography is

    1. sodium sulphate

    2. sodium thiosuiphate

    3. ammonium persuiphate

    4. borax

  2. Which of the following constitute the World Bank?

    1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    2. International Finance Corporation

    3. International Development Association

    4. International Monetary Fund

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, and 2

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. Which one of the following hormones contains iodine?

    1. Thyroxine

    2. Testosterone

    3. Insulin

    4. Adrenaline

  4. Of the four places marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the map, the one indicating a tidal port is

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  5. The radical wing of the Congress Party with Jawaharlal Nehru as one of its main leaders, founded the independence for India. League in opposition to

    1. the Gandhi-Irwch Pact

    2. the Home Rule Movement

    3. the Nehru Report

    4. the Mont ford reforms

  6. Agricultural income tax is assigned to the State government by

    1. the Finance Commission

    2. the National Development Council

    3. the Inter-state Council

    4. the Constitution of India

  7. Suppose a rocket ship is receding from the earth at a speed of 2/10 th the velocity of light. A light in the rocket ship appears blue to the passengers on the ship. What colour would it appear to an observer on the earth?

    1. Blue

    2. Orange

    3. Yellow

    4. Yellow-orange

  8. A table has three drawers. It is known that one of the drawers contains two silver coins, another contains two gold coins and the third one contains a silver coin and a gold coin. One of the drawers is opened at random and a coin is drawn. It is found to be a silver coin. What i the probability that the other coin in the drawer is a gold coin?

    1. 0.25

    2. 1.00

    3. 0.50

    4. 0.60

  9. Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the chola period invariably show the deity with

    1. eight hands

    2. six hands

    3. four hands

    4. two hands

  10. Willy Willy is

    1. a type of tree grown in temperate regions

    2. a wind that blows in a desert

    3. a tropical cyclone of the north-west Australia

    4. a kind of common fish found near

    Lakhadweep islands

  11. Consider the map given below indicating four places frequently figuring in the news: Which one of them is Chechenya? Choose the correct answer

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  12. Which one of the following is not a instrument of selective credit control in India?

    1. Regulation of consumer credit

    2. Rationing of credit

    3. Margin requirements

    4. Variable cost reserve ratios

  13. In the Cartesian plane four points P. Q, R, S. have co-ordinates (1, 1) (4, 2), (4, 4), at (1.4). The area of the quadrilateral PQRS

    1. 9

    2. 7.5

    3. 4.5

    4. impossible to find unless the lengths the diagonals are known

  14. The term Yavanapriya mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts denoted

    1. a fine variety of Indian Muslim

    2. ivory

    3. damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance

    4. pepper

  15. The Dinesh Goswami Committee was concerned with

    1. de-nationalistic of banks

    2. electoral reforms

    3. steps to put down insurgency in the north-east

    4. the problem of the Chakmas