IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the region of Kanishka at Kashmir?

    1. Parsva

    2. Nagarjuna

    3. Sudraka

    4. Vasumitra

  2. Consider the following statements: In a nuclear reactor, self-sustained chain reaction is possible, because

    1. more neutron are released in each of the fission reactions.

    2. the neutrons immediately take part in the fission process.

    3. the fast neutrons are slowed down by Graphite.

    4. every neutron released in the fission reaction initiates further fission.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. In 1930, a persons age was 8 times that of his son. In 1938, the fathers age became ten times that of his sons age in 1930. The ages of the son and father in 1940 were, respectively.

    1. 16 years, 58 years

    2. 15 years, 50 years

    3. 14 years, 42 years

    4. 13 years, 34 years

  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Columbia

    2. Philippines

    3. Mexico Arroya

    4. Venezuela

    1. Vicente Fox

    2. Hugo Chavez

    3. Gloria Macapagal

    4. Andres Pastrana

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  5. The annual agricultural production of a product for the period 1991 − 92 to 1998 − 99 is shown in the figure given above. Which one of the following is the product in question?

    1. Pulses

    2. Wheat

    3. Oilseeds

    4. Rice

  6. Consider the following states:

    1. Gujarat

    2. Kanataka

    3. Maharashtra

    4. Tamil Nadu

    The descending order of these states with reference to their level of Per Capita Net

    State Domestic Product is

    1. 1, 3, 4, 2

    2. 3, 1, 2, 4

    3. 1, 3, 2, 4

    4. 3, 1, 4, 2

  7. Consider the following statements regarding the political parties in India:

    1. The Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides for the registration of political parties.

    2. Registration of political parties is carried out by the Election Commission.

    3. A national level political party is one which is recognized in four or more states.

    4. During the 1999 general elections, there were six national and 48 state level parties recognized by the Election

    Commission.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  8. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Central Institute Of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

    2. Centre for DNA Finger Printing And Diagnostics

    3. Institute of Microbial Technology

    4. National Institute Of Immunology

    1. Chandigarh

    2. Hyderabad

    3. New Delhi

    4. Lucknow

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Breast-bone

    2. Collar-bone

    3. Knee-cap

    4. Shoulder blade

    1. Clavicle

    2. Patella

    3. Scapula

    4. Sternum

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  10. Which one of the following animals was NOT represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?

    1. Cow

    2. Elephant

    3. Rhinoceros

    4. Tiger

  11. The range of Agni-II missile is around

    1. 500 km

    2. 2000 km

    3. 3500 km

    4. 5000 km

  12. A circle of 1m radius is drawn inside a square as shown in the figure given above. What is the area of the shaded portion in m2?

    1. Area is 4 − 1

    2. Area is 1-½

    3. Area is ¼-¼

    4. Area is 1-¼

  13. The approximate age of the Aravallis range is

    1. 370 million years

    2. 470 million years

    3. 570 million years

    4. 670 million years

  14. Consider the following:

    1. Market borrowing

    2. Treasury bills

    3. Special securities issued to RBI

    Which of these is/are component (s) of internal debt?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I (Article of the Constitution) List-II (Content)
    1. Article 54

    2. Article 75

    3. Article 155

    4. Article 164

    1. Election of the President of India

    2. Appointment of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister

    3. Appointment of the Governor of a state

    4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers Of a state

    5. Composition of Legislative Assemblies

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3