IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 8 of 10)

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

    List-I (Ethnic Community) List-II (Country)
    1. Apatani

    2. Dayak

    3. Dinka

    4. Uighur

    1. China

    2. India

    3. Indonesia

    4. Sudan

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  2. The term of the Lok Sabha

    1. cannot be extended under any circumstances

    2. can be extended by six months at a time

    3. can be extended by one year at a time during the proclamation of emergency

    4. can be extended for two years at a time during proclamation of emergency

  3. In the year 2001, Germany approved a $32 million credit to India

    1. to promote primary education in selected states

    2. for Tehri dam project

    3. to assist in the development of nuclear power generation projects

    4. for oceanographic research

  4. Consider the following

    1. Currency with the public

    2. deposits with banks

    3. Time deposits with banks

    Which of these are included in Broad

    Money (M3) in India?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  5. Who among the following won six gold medals in the 9th FINA World Swimming Championship held in Fukuoka, Japan in the year 2001?

    1. Grant Hackett

    2. Ian Thorpe

    3. Michael Phelps

    4. Roman Sloudnov

  6. Foot-and-mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world is caused by

    1. Bacterium

    2. Fungus

    3. Protozoan

    4. Virus

  7. In the year 2001, India offered a grant of five million dollars to Tajikistan to

    1. tackle the drought situation

    2. set up a Software Technology Park

    3. promote mineral exploration

    4. procure defence equipment

  8. Consider the following countries:

    1. Albania

    2. Bosnia Herzegovina

    3. Croatia

    4. Macedonia

    Which of these countries has/have Adriatic

    Sea as a boundary?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 4 only

    4. 3 and 4

  9. A hollow sphere of radius R, a hollow cube of side R and a thin circular plate of radius R, made up of the same material, are all heated to 200C above room temperature. When left to cool in the room, which of them will reach the room temperature first?

    1. Circular plate

    2. Cube

    3. Sphere

    4. All of them will reach the room temperature at the same time

  10. Which one of the following committees recommended the abolition of reservation of items for the small scale sector in industry?

    1. Abid Hussain Committee

    2. Narashimhan Committee

    3. Nayak Committee

    4. Rakesh Mohan Committee

  11. Indians population growth during the 20th century can be classified into four distinct phases. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Period) List-II (Phase)
    1. 1901 − 1921

    2. 1921 − 1951

    3. 1951 − 1981

    4. 1981 − 2001

    1. Steady growth

    2. Rapid high growth

    3. Stagnant growth

    4. High growth with definite signs of slowdown

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  12. Who was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award?

    1. Smita Patil

    2. Nargis Dutta

    3. Meena Kumari

    4. Madhubala

  13. With reference to medieval Indian rulers, which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Alauddin Khalji first set up a separate arizs department

    2. Balban introduced the branding system of horses of his military

    3. Muhammad bin Tughlaq was succeeded by his uncle to the Delhi throne

    4. Firuz Tughlaq set up a separate department of slaves

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

    List-I (Indian Wildlife Species) List-II (Scientific names)
    1. Asiatic Wild Ass

    2. Barasingha

    3. Chinkara

    4. Nilgai

    1. Boselaphus Tragocamelus

    2. Cervus Duvauceli

    3. Equus hemionus

    4. Gazella gazella

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  15. The motive behind Shah Jahans Balkh campaign was to

    1. secure a friendly ruler in Balkh and Badakshan which bordered Kabul

    2. conquer Samarquand and Farghana, the Mughal homelands

    3. fix the Mughal frontier on the scientific line the Amu Daria

    4. expand the Mughal Emprie beyond the sub-continent