IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1993 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following is a feature common to both the Indian Federation and the America. Federation?

    1. A single citizenship

    2. Three lists in the Constitution

    3. Dual judiciary

    4. A federal supreme court to interpret the Constitution

  2. In Mizoram the settlement pattern is mostly of linear type along the ridges because

    1. the valleys are cooler than the ridges

    2. accessibility is easier on the ridge tops

    3. the ridges are cooler than the valleys

    4. the valleys are densely forested

  3. In Mughal paintings one notices the adoption of the principle of foreshortening whereby near and distant people and things could be placed in perspective. This was due to the influence of the

    1. British

    2. Dutch

    3. Portuguese

    4. Danish

  4. The Government of India has totally banned the export or Burnt cola (Jhama) because it contains recoverable amount of a metal/element used in transistors. Which one of the following is that element?

    1. Phosphorus

    2. Germanium

    3. Silicon

    4. Tungsten

  5. Which one of the following is in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India?

    1. Population control and family planning

    2. Public health and sanitation

    3. Capitation taxes

    4. Treasure trove

  6. Asokan inscriptions were first deciphered by

    1. Buhler

    2. Robert Sewell

    3. James Prinsep

    4. Codrington

  7. Which one of the folJowing sets of economists strongly favoured a market economy?

    1. Adam Smith, Keynes, Hicks

    2. Adam Smith, Marx, Strumlin

    3. Adam Smith, Hayek, Friedman

    4. Adam Smith, Ricardo, J. K. Galbraith

  8. Which one of the following approaches comes under the category of biotechnology?

    1. Use of living organisms or substances obtained from them in industrial processes

    2. Modernizing the commercial industries to produce products for use in biological research

    3. Use of modern technology to investigate biological disorders

    4. Use of industrial technology to increase the biosphere

  9. Which one of the following is correctly matched

      • Dr. Kurien
      • Space Science
      • Dr. Malcom
      • Cooperative Adiseshiah
      • Movement
      • Dr. Abdul
      • Development Kalam
      • Economics
      • Dr. Pramod
      • Jaipur Foot

    Fran Sethi

  10. Which one of the following seeds can benefit a patient of diabetes mellitus by normalizing his blood sugar level?

    1. Coriander seeds

    2. Mustard seeds

    3. Cumin seeds

    4. Fenugreek seeds

  11. Which of the following places have their standard Limes that are the same as GMT?

    1. Accra

    2. Dublin

    3. Madrid

    4. Lisbon

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, and 3

    2. 1, 3, and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  12. Among the four works mentioned below which one is en-cyclopaedic in nature?

    1. Amarakosa

    2. Siddhantasiromani

    3. Brhat Samhita

    4. Ashtangahrdaya

  13. Consider the following passage: In the course of a career on the road spanning almost thirty years, he crossed the breadth of the Eastern hemisphere, visited territories equivalent to about 44 modern countries, and put behind him a total distance of approximately 73, 000 miles. The worlds greatest traveler of premodern times to whom the above passage refers is

    1. Megasthenes

    2. Fa Hien

    3. Marco Polo

    4. Ibn Battuta

  14. Which one of the following statements regarding the office of the Speaker is correct?

    1. He holds office during the pleasure of the President

    2. He need not be a member of the House at the time of his election but has to become a member of the House within six months from the date of his election

    3. He loses his office if the House is dissolved before the end of its normal tenure

    4. If he intends to resign the letter of his resignation is to be addressed to the

    Deputy Speaker

  15. Scratching eases itching because

    1. it removes the outer dust in the skin

    2. it kills the germs

    3. it stimulates certain nerves which direct the brain to increase the production of antihistaminic chemicals

    4. it suppresses the production of enzymes which cause itching

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