IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. Consider the following plants:

    1. Bougainvillea

    2. Carnations

    3. Cocoa

    4. Grapes

    Which of these plants are propagated by stem cuttings?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. The members of the Constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution of India were

    1. nominated by the British parliament

    2. nominated by the Governor General

    3. elected by the Legislative Assemblies of various provinces

    4. elected by the Indian national Congress and Muslim League

  3. A train of length 150 meters, moving at a speed of 90 km/hr can cross a 200 metre bridge in

    1. 8 seconds

    2. 14 seconds

    3. 6 seconds

    4. 15 seconds

  4. The ancient Indian play Mudrarakshasa of Vishkhadutt has its subject on

    1. a conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore

    2. a romantic story of an Aryan prince and a tribal woman

    3. the story of the power struggle between two Aryan tribes

    4. the court intrigues at the time of

    Chandragupta Maurya

  5. Indias external debt increased from US $98, 158 million as at the end of March 2000 to US $100, 225 million as at the end of March 2001 due to increase in

    1. multilateral and bilateral debt

    2. rupee debt

    3. commercial borrowings and NRI deposits

    4. borrowings from International

    Monetary Fund

  6. Which reference to the Indian economy consider the following activities

    1. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

    2. Manufacturing

    3. Trade, Hotels, Transport and Communication

    4. Financing, Insurance, Real Estate

    Business services

    The decreasing order of the contribution of these sectors to the Gross Domestic

    Product (GDP) at factor cost at constant prices (2000 − 01) is

    1. 3, 1, 2, 4

    2. 1, 3, 4, 2

    3. 3, 4, 1, 2

    4. 1, 3, 2, 4

  7. Who among the following set a new national record in the womens Pole-vault event in the 7th edition of Senior Federation Cup held in Karnataka in the year 2001?

    1. G. G. Pramila

    2. Jyothna Deka

    3. Karamjeet Kaur

    4. Manisha Dey

  8. The main reason for unrest and violence in Zimbabwe in recent years is due to

    1. conflict between different native ethnic groups

    2. prolonged crisis over land reforms

    3. economic crisis due to continuous drought and famine

    4. power struggle between political groups of white European settlers and native black community

  9. Match List I (Artist) with List II (Art) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Artist) List-II (Art)
    1. Hiren Bhattacharya

    2. Malini Rajurkar

    3. Pratibha Prahlad

    4. Vempati Chinna

    1. Bharatanatyam dance

    2. Hindustani Vocal music

    3. Kuchipudi Dance

    4. Puppetry Satyam

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  10. Consider the following natural phenomena:

    1. Terrestrial heating

    2. Reflection of light

    3. Refraction of light

    4. Diffraction of light

    Due to which of these phenomena is mirage formed?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 4 only

  11. HINDALCO, an aluminium factory located at Renukut owes its site basically to

    1. proximity of raw materials

    2. abundant supply of power

    3. efficient transport network

    4. proximity to the market

  12. In the context of organic evolution, the loss of limbs of snakes is explained by the phenomenon of

    1. use and disuse of organs

    2. adaptation to living in burrows

    3. natural selection

    4. inheritance of acquired characters

  13. The purpose of the inclusion of Directive Principles of State Policy in the Indian Constitution is to establish

    1. political democracy

    2. social democracy

    3. Gandhian democracy

    4. Social and economic democracy

  14. Consider the following statements: The objectives of the National Renewal Fund set up in February 1992 were

    1. to give training and counseling for workers affected by retrechment or VRS.

    2. redeployment of workers.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. Neither 1 nor 2

    2. Both 1 and 2

    3. 1 only

    4. 2 only

  15. Consider the following statements:

    1. Ocean currents are the slow surface movement of water in the ocean

    2. Ocean currents assist in maintaining the Earths heat balance

    3. Ocean currents are set in motion primarily by prevailing winds

    4. Ocean currents are affected by the configuration of the ocean

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4