IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. In what way does the Indian Parliament exercise control over the administration?

    1. Through Parliamentary Committee

    2. Through Consultative Committees of various ministries

    3. By making the administrators send periodic reports

    4. By compelling the executive to issue writs

  2. Antigen is a substance which

    1. destroys harmful bacteria

    2. is used to treat poisoning

    3. lowers body temperature

    4. stimulates formation of antibody

  3. Who among the following organized the famous Chittagong armoury raid?

    1. Laxmi Sehgal

    2. Surya Sen

    3. Batukeshwar Datta

    4. J. M. Sengupta

  4. Solve the given equations: x2 + y2 = 34 × 4 − y2 = 544 he values of x and y are

    1. ± 4, ± 3

    2. ± 5, ± 3

    3. ± 3, ± 5

    4. ± 3, ± 4

  5. Consider the decadal Census data given below: Decadal population (in millions)

    Year

    Year 1961

    Year 1971

    Year 1981

    Year 1991

    Population

    Population 10.7

    Population 14.3

    Population 16.2

    Population 18.9

    The above data refers to which one of the Population of Religion Groups?

    1. Sikhs

    2. Jains

    3. Christians

    4. Buddhists

  6. Which of the following committees examined and suggested Financial Sector reforms?

    1. Abid Hussain Committee

    2. Bhagwati Committee

    3. Chelliah Committee

    4. Narasimaham Committee

  7. In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?

    1. Bhubaneswar

    2. Bijapur

    3. Kolkata

    4. Shravanabelagola

  8. A worker reaches his factory 3 minutes late if his speed from his house to the factory is 5 km/hr. If he walks at a speed of 6 km/hr, then he reaches the factory 7 minutes early. The distance of the factory from his house is:

    1. 4 km

    2. 5 km

    3. 6 km

    4. 7 km

  9. A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of

    1. Aga Khan

    2. Ammer Ali

    3. Liaquat Ali Khan

    4. M A Jinnah

  10. Which of the following features of DNA makes it uniquely suited to store and transmit genetic information from generation to generation?

    1. Complementarity of the two strands

    2. Double helix

    3. Number of base-pairs per turn

    4. Sugar-phosphate backbone

  11. Two wires have their lengths, diameters and resistivities, all in the ratio of 1: 2. If the resistance of the thinner wire is 10 ohms, the resistance of the thicker wire is

    1. 5 ohms

    2. 10 ohms

    3. 20 ohms

    4. 40 ohms

  12. The above map is the Union Territory of

    1. Chandigarh

    2. Daman and Diu

    3. Dadra Na Nagar Haveli

    4. Pondicherry

  13. Identify the correct order of the processes of soil-erosion from the following:

    1. Splash erosion, Sheet erosion, Rill erosion, Gully erosion

    2. Sheet erosion, Splash erosion, Gully erosion, Rill erosion

    3. Rill erosion, Gully erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion

    4. Gully erosion, Rill erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion

  14. The new series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) released by the Government of India is with reference to the base prices of

    1. 1981 − 82

    2. 1990 − 91

    3. 1993 − 94

    4. 1994 − 95

  15. The Chess player Alexi Shirov represents

    1. Albania

    2. Kazhakstan

    3. Russia

    4. Spain