IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. In which Olympics games did India last win a Gold Medal?

    1. Montreal (1976)

    2. Moscow (1980)

    3. Los Angeles (1984)

    4. Atalanta (1996)

  2. In which country is the committee which selects winners for Nobel peace prize located?

    1. Norway

    2. Sweden

    3. Finland

    4. Denmark

  3. Match ListI (Indian Scientist/Scholar) with List-II (Area of work) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. CNR Rao

    2. Jagdish Bhagwati

    3. GN Ramchandran

    4. Ashok

    1. Telecommunication

    2. Physics

    3. Economics

    4. Solid State Chemistry and Material Science

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  4. Who was the Chief Justice of India when public interest litigation (PIL) was introduced to the Indian Judicial System?

    1. M Hidaatullah

    2. A M Ahmadi

    3. A S Anand

    4. P N Bhagwati

  5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Person) List-II (Area of work)
    1. Ela Bhatt

    2. Mahashweta Devi

    3. Ebrahim Alkazi

    4. Vijay Govindarajan

    1. Theatre training

    2. Womens labour sector

    3. Management teaching

    4. Litterateur and Social Worker for the countrys tribal communities

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Charter Act 1853 abolished East India Companys monopoly of Indian trade.

    2. Under the Government of India Act, 1858, the British Parliament abolished the East India company altogether and undertook the responsibility of ruling

    India directly.

    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

  7. When Raja Wodeyar founded the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire?

    1. Sadasiva

    2. Tirumala

    3. Ranga II

    4. Venkata II

  8. Which are the materials generally employed as solder in soldering operation in elections.

    1. Iron and tin

    2. Lead and tin

    3. Aluminum and lead

    4. Aluminum and iron

  9. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located?

    1. Indus and Jehelum

    2. Jhelum and Chenab

    3. Chenab and Ravi

    4. Ravi and Beas

  10. With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order?

    1. Greeks Sakas Kushans

    2. Greeks Kushans Sakas

    3. Sakas Greeks Kushans

    4. Sakas Kushans Greeks

  11. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Ikshvaku rulers of southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism.

    2. The Pala rulers of Eastern India were patrons of Buddhism.

    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

  12. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his noval Anand Math?

    1. Bhil uprising

    2. Rangpur and Dinapur uprising

    3. Bishnupur and Birbhum rebellion

    4. Sanyasi rebellion

  13. In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)?

    1. Bangalore

    2. Madras

    3. Masulipattam

    4. Surat

  14. With reference to the revolt of the year 1857, who of the following was betrayed by a friend; captured and put to death by the British?

    1. Nana Sahib

    2. Kunwar Singh

    3. Khan Bahadur Khan

    4. Tantia Tope

  15. Under whose presidency was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress held in the year 1929 wherein a resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British?

    1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    2. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    3. Jawaharlal Nehru

    4. Motilal Nehru