IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. Falun Gong is

    1. an ethnic minority in Eastern China

    2. an insurgency outfit in Western China

    3. a pro-democracy movement in China

    4. a spiritual movement in China

  2. Metastasis is the process by which

    1. cells divide rapidly under the influence of drugs

    2. cancer cells spread through the blood or lymphatic system to other sites or organs

    3. the chromosomes in cell nuclei are attached to the spindle before moving to the anaphase poles

    4. cancer cells are successfully inhibited to divide any further

  3. The Hunter Commission was appointed after the

    1. black-hole incident

    2. Jalianwallabagh masscre

    3. Uprising of 1857

    4. Partition of Bengal

  4. Who is the scientist in whose honour the Chandra X-ray telescope has been named?

    1. Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman

    2. Jagdish Chandra Bose

    3. Prafulla Chandra Roy

    4. Subramanyan Chandrasekhar

  5. The mass of a body on earth is 100 kg (acceleration due to gravity ge = 10m/s2). If acceleration due to gravity on the moon is (ge/6), then the mass of the body on the moon is

    1. 100/6 kg

    2. 60 kg

    3. 100 kg

    4. 600 kg

  6. Who amongst the following was the first to state that the earth was spherical?

    1. Aristotle

    2. Copemicus

    3. Ptolemy

    4. Strabo

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Fiscal deficit

    2. Budget deficit

    3. Revenue deficit

    4. Primary deficit

    1. Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipts

    2. Excess of Revenue Expenditure over Revenue Receipts

    3. Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipts less Borrowings

    4. Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipt less borrowing and interest payments

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  8. Consider the following organizations:

    1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    2. International Finance Corporation

    3. International Fund for Agricultural Development

    4. International Monetary Fund

    Which of these are agencies of the United

    Nations?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  9. In an atom, the order of filling up of the orbitals is governed by

    1. Aufbau principle

    2. Heisenbergs uncertainty principle

    3. Hunds rule

    4. Paulis exclusion principle

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Deep Sen Gupta

    2. P. Harikrishna

    3. Seema Antil

    4. Tejas bakre

    1. Indias youngest International Master in The Sangli International Chess Tournament, 2000

    2. The first Indian ever to Win a gold in discuss in The World Junior Athletic Championship In Santiago, 2000

    3. Won the title in the Asian Junior Chess Tournament in Mumbai, 2000

    4. Won the under-12 title In the World Youth Chess Festival in Oropesa, 2000

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  11. Under the permanent Settlement, 1793, the Zamindars were required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was

    1. The Zamindars were trusted by the farmers

    2. There was no official check upon the Zamindars

    3. It was the responsibility of the British government

    4. The farmers were not interested in getting pattas

  12. If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the

    1. Equator

    2. Tropic of Cancer

    3. South Pole

    4. North Pole

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Santosh Yadav

    2. Oprah Winfrey

    3. Oscar Wilde

    4. P. Sainath

    1. T V host

    2. Journalist

    3. Mountaineer

    4. Dramatist and Author

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  14. In the shaded area of the above map, the mean temperature for the month of July varies between

    1. 22.5oC-25.0oC

    2. 25.0oC-27.5oC

    3. 27.5oC-30.0oC

    4. 30.0oC-32.5oC

  15. The Union Budget 2000 awarded a Tax Holiday for the North-Eastern Region to promote industrialization for

    1. 5 years

    2. 7 years

    3. 9 years

    4. 10 years