IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. The last opportunity to avoid the partition of India was lost with the rejection of

    1. Cripps Mission

    2. Rajagopalachari Formula

    3. Cabinet Mission

    4. Wavell Plan

  2. With reference to India, which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. About one-third of the area of the country records more than 750 millimeters of annual rainfall

    2. The dominant source of irrigation in the country is wells

    3. Alluvial soil is the predominant type of soil in the northern plains of the country

    4. The mountain areas account for about thirty percent of the surface area of the country

  3. A solid cube just gets completely immersed in water when a 0.2 kg mass is placed on it. If the mass is removed, the cube is 2 cm above the water level. What is the length of each side of the cube?

    1. 12 cm

    2. 10 cm

    3. 8 cm

    4. 6 cm

  4. The historian Barani refused to consider the state in India under Delhi Sultans as truly Islamic because

    1. the majority of the population did not follow Islam

    2. the Muslims theologists were often disregarded

    3. the Sultan supplemented the Muslim law by framing his own regulations

    4. religious freedom was accorded to non-Muslims

  5. Who among the following won the mens singles title at the World Badminton Championship in the year 2001?

    1. Gopichand

    2. Hendrawn

    3. Ji Xin Peng

    4. Peter Gade

  6. With reference to the latest development in stem cell research, consider the following statements:

    1. The only source of human stem cells are the embryos at blastocyst stage.

    2. The stem cells can be derived without causing destruction to blastocysts.

    3. The stem cells can regenerate themselves in vitro virtually forever.

    4. Indian research centers also created a few cell lines which can be developed into many types of tissues. Which of these statements are correct?

      1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

      2. 1, 2 and 3

      3. 1, 2 and 4

      4. 3 and 4

  7. In the year 2001, NASA launched a spacecraft to Mars named

    1. Mars Climate Oribter

    2. Mars Global Surveyer

    3. Mars Odyssey

    4. Mars Pollar Lander

  8. Consider the following climatic and geographical phenomena:

    1. Condensation

    2. High temperature and humidity

    3. Orography

    4. Vertical wind Thunder Cloud development is due to which of these phenomena?

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2, 3 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  9. A trader fixed the price of an article in such a way that by giving a rebate of 10% on the price fixed he made a profit of 15%. If the cost of the article is Rs. 72, the price fixed on it is

    1. Rs. 82.80

    2. Rs. 90.00

    3. Rs. 92.00

    4. Rs. 97.80

  10. Among living organisms, which one of the following is the most responsible factor for bringing about the origin of a new species?

    1. Isolation

    2. Mutation

    3. Natural Selection

    4. Sexual Reproduction

  11. For short-term climate predictions, which one of the following events, detected in the last decade, is associated with occasional weak monsoon rains in the Indian subcontinent?

    1. La Nina

    2. Movement of Jet Streams

    3. El Nino and Southern Oscillations

    4. Greenhouse effect on global level

  12. In the map given below, four islands of Indian Ocean region i.e..

    1. Seychelles

    2. Chagos

    3. Mauritius

    4. Socotra are marked as 1, 2, 3 and 4. Match them and select the correct answer

      1. 1 3 4 2

      2. 3 1 2 4

      3. 1 3 2 4

      4. 3 1 4 2

  13. World Development Report is an annual publication of

    1. United Nations Development Programme

    2. International Bank of Reconstruction and Development

    3. World Trade Organisation

    4. International Monetary Fund

  14. Match List I (Ancient site) with List II (Archaeological finding) and select the correct answer sing the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Ancient site) List-II (Archaeological finding)
    1. Lothal

    2. Kalibangan

    3. Dholavira

    4. Banawali

    1. Ploughed field

    2. Dockyard

    3. Terracotta Replica of a Plough

    4. An inscription Comprising ten Large sized signs of the Harappan Script

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  15. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. The statue of Gomateshwara at Sravanabelagola represents the last Tirthankara of Jains

    2. Indias largest Buddhist monastery is in Arunachal Prades

    3. The Khajuraho temples were built under Chandela Kings

    4. The Hoyasalesvara temple is dedicated to Siva