IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 10 of 10)

  1. Water is filled in a container in such a manner that its volume doubles after every five minutes. If it takes 30 minutes for the container to be full, in how much time will it be one-fourth full?

    1. 7 minutes and 30 seconds

    2. 10 minutes

    3. 20 minutes

    4. 25 minutes

  2. The largest number of Buddhists is found in

    1. Bihar

    2. Karnataka

    3. Maharashtra

    4. Uttar Pradesh

  3. Who amongst the following was the Chairman of ISRO when INSAT-3B was launched?

    1. Anil Kakodkar

    2. Abdul Kalam

    3. K. Kasturirangan

    4. U. R. Rao

    • Assertion (A): The Battle of Khanua was certainly more decisive and significant than the First Battle of Panipat.
    • Reason (R): Rana Sanga, the Rajput hero, was certainly a more formidable adversary than Ibrahim Lodi.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): Anticyclonic conditions are formed in winter season when atmospheric pressure is high and air temperatures are low.
    • Reason (R): Winter rainfall in Northern

    India causes development of anticyclonic conditions with low temperatures.

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

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): Harshavardhana convened the Prayag Assembly.
    • Reason (R): He wanted to popularize only the Mahayana form of Buddhism.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): A stick is dipped in water in a slanting position. If observed sideways, the stick appears short and bent at the surface of water. 17 of 1.
    • Reason (R): The light coming from the stick undergoes scattering from water molecules giving the stick a short and bent appearance.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): There was an increase in industrial production during 1999 − 2000.
    • Reason (R): The period witnessed a stable exchange rate and improved business sentiments.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): A piece of copper and a piece of glass are heated to the same temperature. When touched, thereafter, the copper piece appears hotter than the glass piece.
    • Reason (R): The density of copper is more than that of glass.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): Indias software exports increased at an average growth rate of 50% since 1995 − 96.
    • Reason (R): Indian software companies were cost-effective and maintained international quality.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): A chemical reaction becomes faster at higher temperatures.
    • Reason (R): At higher temperatures, molecular motion becomes more rapid.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): Ceiling on foreign exchange for a host of current account transaction heads was lowered in the year 2000.
    • Reason (R): There was a fall in foreign currency assets also.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): The boiling point of water decreases as the altitude increases.
    • Reason (R): The atmospheric pressure increases with altitude.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): Scientists can cut apart and paste together DNA molecules at will, regardless of the source of the molecules.
    • Reason (R): DNA fragments can be manipulated using restriction endonucleases and DNA ligases.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): During the Neap Tides, the high tide is lower and the low tide is higher than usual.
    • Reason (R): The Neap Tide, unlike the

    Spring Tide, occurs on the New Moon instead of on the Full Moon.

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

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

    3. A is true but R is false.

    4. A is false but R is true