IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following statements in not correct?

    1. Mahanadi River rises in Chattisgarh

    2. Godavari River rises in Maharashtra

    3. Cauvery River rises in Andhra Pradesh

    4. Tapti River rises in Madhya Pradesh.

  2. Where is Bundala Bioshpere Reserve which has been recently added to the UNESCOs Man and Biosphere (MAB) network, located?

    1. Russia

    2. India

    3. Sri Lanka

    4. Bangladesh

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. According to the Census 2001, Kerala has the smallest gap in male and female literacy rates among the 28 states of India (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).

    2. According to the Census 2001

    Rajasthan has literacy rate above the national average literacy rate

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  4. Consider the following statements in respect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005:

    1. Under the provisions of the Act, 100 days of employment in a year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work has become a fundamental right.

    2. Under the provisions of the Act, women are to get priority to the extent that one-half of persons who are given employment are women who have asked for work.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 and 2

  5. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Afghan rules to the throne of Delhi?

    1. Sikandar Shah-ibrahim Lodi-Bahlol Khan Lodi

    2. Sikandar Shah-Bahlol Khan Lodi-Ibrahim Lodi

    3. Bahlol Khan Lodi-Sikandar Shah-Ibrahim Lodi

    4. Bahlol Khan Lodi-Ibrahim Lodi-

    Sikandar Shah

  6. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mugal Emperor?

    1. Babar

    2. Akbar

    3. Jahangir

    4. Aurangzeb

  7. In Indian history, who was abdul Hamid Lahori?

    1. An important military commander during Akbars reign

    2. An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan

    3. An important noble and confidant of Aurangzeb

    4. A chronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah

  8. Each of the six faces of a cube is numbered by one of the six digits from 1 to 6. This cube is shown in its four different positions in the figures I, II, III and IV. Consider the following statements:

    1. Figures II and III are sufficient to know as to which face is opposite to the face numbered 6.

    2. Figures II and III are sufficient to know as to which face is opposite to the face numbered 4.

    3. Figures I and IV are sufficient to know as to which face is opposite to the face numbered

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 3, only

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  9. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny?

    1. Lord Canning

    2. Lord Dalhousie

    3. Lord Hardinge

    4. Lord Lytton

  10. Consider the following statements about Madam Bhikaji Cama:

    1. Madam Cama unfurled the National Flag at the international Socialist Conference in Paris in the year 1907.

    2. Madam Cama served as private secretary to Dadabhai Naoroji.

    3. Madam Cama was born to Parsi parents.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3, only

    3. 1 and 2, only

    4. 3 only

  11. Whom did Croatia defeat in the Davis Cup-2005 Finals to win the Davis Cup-2005?

    1. United States of America

    2. Slovak Republic

    3. Argentina

    4. Spain

  12. The initial design and construction of which massive temple took place during the reign of Suryavarman II?

    1. Sri Mariamman Temple

    2. Angkor Vat

    3. Batu Caves Temple

    4. Kamakhya Temple

  13. Indian Airlines (New name: Indian) have redesigned their logo which is a graphic wheel. This logo has been inspired from which one of the following?

    1. Hampi Temples

    2. Mamallapuram Temples

    3. Sun Temple, Konark

    4. Khajuraho Temple

  14. Match List-1 with List-II and select the correct, answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. E C G Sudarshan

    2. V Shanta

    3. T N Krishnan

    4. Mahesh Dattani

    1. Theatre

    2. Violin

    3. Research in Physics

    4. Cancer treatment

    5. Water-harvesting

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
  15. Where is Davos-the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum, located?

    1. France

    2. Germany

    3. Switzerland

    4. Luxembourg

  16. What is the Universal Product Code (UPC) adopted for?

    1. Fire safely code in buildings

    2. Earthquake-resistant buildings code

    3. Bar code

    4. Against adulteration eatables

  17. What does the term Dolby B, or Dolby C printed on tape recorders and other sound system refer to?

    1. Frequency modulated system

    2. Amplitude Modulated system

    3. Noise reduction circuit

    4. Both DC and AC power can be used

  18. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale and so an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of 10 times in amplitude.

    2. Each integer reading of the Richter scale has an energy 100 times that of the previous integer reading.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  19. For which sport is the Val Barker Cup awarded in the Olympic Games?

    1. Swimming

    2. Boxing

    3. Long Jump

    4. High Jump

  20. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • States Reorganization Act
      • Andhra Pradesh
      • Treaty of Yandabu
      • Assam
      • State of Bilaspur
      • Himachal Pradesh
      • Year 1966
      • Gujarat becomes a State
  21. Consider the following statements:

    1. Assam shares a border with Bhutal and Bangladesh.

    2. West Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and Nepal

    3. Mizoram shares a border with

    Bangladesh and Myanmar

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1 and 3, only