General Studies 2003 Solved Paper (Part 9 of 17)

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  1. Among the following commodities imported by India during the year 2000 − 01, which one was the highest in terms of Rupee value?

    1. Edible oil

    2. Fertilizers

    3. Organic and inorganic chemicals

    4. Pearls, precious and semi-precious stones

    Answer: d

  2. With reference to ionic compounds, consider the following statements:

    1. Ionic compounds are insoluble in alcohol.

    2. Ionic compounds in the solid state are good conductors of electricity.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: d

  3. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

    1. The presence of NACI increases the rate of setting of Plaster of Paris

    2. Gypsum is added to the cement to slow down its rate of setting

    3. All alkaline earth metals form hydrated salts

    4. Barium and Strontium are found free in nature

    Answer: d

  4. With reference to India, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

    1. IPCL is Indias largest petrochemical company

    2. RIL is the largest private sector company in India

    3. MTNL is listed on NYSE

    4. BSNL is the first telecom service organization in India to launch a nationwide cellular service at one time

    Answer: a

  5. Which amongst the following States has the highest population density as per Census-2001?

    1. Kerala

    2. Madhya Pradesh

    3. Uttar Pradesh

    4. West Bengal

    Answer: a

  6. The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by:

    1. First Amendment

    2. Eighth Amendment

    3. Ninth Amendment

    4. Forty second Amendment

    Answer: a

  7. Who headed the Interim Cabinet formed in the year 1946?

    1. Rajendra Prasad

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru

    3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    4. Rajagopalachari

    Answer: b

  8. The waterfallVictoria is associated with the river:

    1. Amazon

    2. Missouri

    3. St Lawrence

    4. Zambeji

    Answer: d

  9. The leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was:

    1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    2. Mahatma Gandhi

    3. Vithalbhai J Patel

    4. Mahadev Desai

    Answer: b

  10. The Kelkar proposals which were in the news recently were the:

    1. recommendations for reforms in the power sector

    2. recommendations for tax reforms

    3. guidelines for the privatization of public sector undertakings

    4. guidelines for reducing vehicular pollution, and the promotion of CNG use

    Answer: b