IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 7 of 10)

  1. Consider the following countries:

    1. Angola

    2. Colombia

    3. Congo

    4. Sudan

    Which of these countries has/have been suffering from civil war?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. Who among the following was the first Bhakti saint to use Hindi for the propagation of his message?

    1. Dadu

    2. Kabir

    3. Ramananda

    4. Tulsidas

  3. In a bisexual flower, if androecium and gynaecium mature at different times, the phenomenon is known as

    1. Dichogamy

    2. Herkogamy

    3. Heterogamy

    4. Monogamy

  4. The average annual temperature of a meteorological station is 260C, its average annual rainfall is 63 cm and the annual range of temperature is 90C. The station in question is

    1. Allahabad

    2. Chennai

    3. Cherrapunji

    4. Kolkata

  5. With reference to the period of extremist nationalist movement in India with its spirit of Swadeshi, which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Laikat Hossain led the Muslim peasants of Barisal in their agitations

    2. In 1989, the scheme of national education was formulated by Satish Chandra Mukherjee

    3. The Bengal National College was founded in 1906 with Aurobindo as the Principal

    4. Tagore preached the cult of Atmasakti, the main plank of which was social and economic regeneration of the villages

  6. In the Indian Constitution, the Right to Equality is granted by Five Articles, They are

    1. Article 16 to Article 20

    2. Article 15 to Article 19

    3. Article 14 to Article 18

    4. Article 13 to Article 17

  7. Amit started a business by investing Rs. 30, 000. Rahul joined the business after some time and invested Rs. 20, 000. At the end of the year, profit was divided in the ratio of 2: 1. After how many months did Rahul join the business?

    1. 2

    2. 3

    3. 4

    4. 5

  8. When the time in the wall-clock is 3.25 p. m. The acute angle between the hourshand and the minutes-hand is

    1. 60°

    2. 52° ½

    3. 47° ½

    4. 42°

  9. Which one of the following amendments to the Indian Constitution empowers the President to send back any matter for reconsideration by the Council of Ministers?

    1. 39th

    2. 40th

    3. 42nd

    4. 44th

  10. Recently, several hundred South African soldiers were sent to Burundi

    1. to side with the Tutsi tribe in the countrys civil war

    2. to side with the Hutu tribe in the ongoing ethnic conflict

    3. as a part of United Nations special force to keep control on the ethnic groups revolting against the government

    4. as South Africas protection force to help mediate and agreement between warring groups of civil war

  11. Chapehar Kut is a festival celebrated in the state of

    1. Arunachal Pradesh

    2. Assam

    3. Mizoram

    4. Sikkim

  12. Consider the following statements:

    1. NTPC is the largest power utility in India.

    2. ONGC accounts for half of the LPG production India.

    3. Indian Oil Corporation operates all the oil refineries in India.

    4. The Indian Ordinance Factory is the largest departmentally run industrial undertaking in the country.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  13. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Oxidation Number 2

    2. Oxidation Number 3

    3. Oxidation Number 4

    4. Oxidation Number 6

    1. Oxidation number of Mn in MnO2

    2. Oxidation number of S in H2S2O7

    3. Oxidation number of Ca in CaO2

    4. Oxidation number of Al in NaAIH4

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  14. With reference to the Indian freedom struggle, which one of the following statements if not correct?

    1. Hakim Ajmal Khan was one of the leaders to start a nationalist and militant Ahrar movement

    2. When the Indian National Congress was formed, Sayyid Ahmad Khan opposed it

    3. The all-India Muslim League which was formed in 1906 vehemently opposed the partition of Bengal and separate electorates

    4. Maulana Barkataullah and Maulana

    Obeidullah Sindhi were among those who formed a Provisional Government of India in Kabul

  15. The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum was held in the year 2001 in

    1. Bangkok

    2. Hongkong

    3. Jakarta

    4. Shanghai