General Studies 2003 Solved Paper (Part 12 of 17)

    • Assertion (A): Emperor Akbar marched towards Afghanistan in 1581 with a huge army.
    • Reason (R): He was on his way to reclaim his ancestral country of Ferghana in Central Asia.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): During the year 2001 − 02, the value of Indias total exports declined, registering a negative growth of 2.17%.
    • Reason (R): During the year 2001 − 02, negative growth in exports was witnessed in respect of iron and steel, coffee, textiles and marine products.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): The eastern coast of India produces more rice than the western coast.
    • Reason (R): The eastern coast receives more rainfall than the western coast.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): The new EXIM policy is liberal, market-oriented and favours global trade.
    • Reason (R): GATT has played a significant role in the libralisation of the economy.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): In the periodic table of chemical elements, electron affinity is always found to increase from top to bottom in a group.
    • Reason (R): In a group, the atomic radii generally increase from top to bottom.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): Coal-based thermal power stations contribute to acid-rain.
    • Reason (R): Oxides of carbon are emitted when coal burns.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): The weight of a body decreases with the increase of latitude on earth.
    • Reason (R): The earth is not a perfect sphere.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): Unsaturated fats are more reactive compared with the saturated fats.
    • Reason (R): Unsaturated fats have only single bonds in their structure.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): The amount of moisture in the atmosphere is related to latitude.
    • Reason (R): The capacity to hold moisture in the form of water vapour is related to temperature.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): Unlike temperate forests, the tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive farmland that can support intensive agriculture for several years even without chemical fertilizers.
    • Reason (R): The primary productivity of the tropical rain forest is very high when compared to that of the temperate forests.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): In 1916, Maulana Mohammad Ali and Abul Kalam Azad resigned from the Legislative Council.
    • Reason (R): The Rowlatt Act was passed by the Government in spite of being opposed by all Indian members of the Legislative Council.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): Shah Alam Ii spent the initial years as an Emperor far away from his capital.
    • Reason (R): There was always a lurking danger of foreign invasion from the north-west frontier.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): Areas lying within five to eight degrees latitude on either side of the equator receive rainfall throughout the year.
    • Reason (R): High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rain to fall mostly in the afternoons near the equator.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): Saluva Narasimha put an end to the old dynasty and assumed the royal title.
    • Reason (R): He wanted to save the kingdom from further degeneration and disintegration.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: a

    • Assertion (A): Marathas emerged as the strongest native power in India after the decline of Mughal empire.
    • Reason (R): Marathas were the first to have a clear concept of a united Indian nation.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    Answer: c