IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 3 of 10)

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  1. If a gas is compressed to half of its original volume at 27° C, to what temperature should it be heated to make it occupy its original, volume?

    1. 321° C

    2. 600° C

    3. 54° C

    4. 300° C

  2. Those who joined Mahatma Gandhi during the Champaran struggle included

    1. Vallabhbhai Patel and Vinobha Bhave

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad

    3. Rajendra Prasad and Anugraha Narayan Sinha

    4. Mahadev Desai and Maniben Patel

  3. The shortest air-route from Perth to London is

    1. Perth, Bombay, Rome, London

    2. Perth, Ankara, Paris, London

    3. Perth, Aden, Paris, London

    4. Perth, Mombasa, Rome. London

  4. Which of the following are characteristics shown by a breast-fed baby when compared to a bottle-fed baby?

    1. It is less obese.

    2. It shows greater capacity to resist diseases.

    3. It gets more vitamins and proteins.

    4. Its growth in height is abnormal.

      1. l, 2 and 3

      2. l, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  5. According to the newly adopted Constitution of Russia, the Prime Minister is appointed by

    1. the State, Duma the Lower Chamber of the Federal Assembly

    2. the President, with the consent of the State Duma

    3. the President, with the consent of the Federal Council

    4. the Federal Council

  6. Which one of the following usages was a post-Vedic development?

    1. Dharma-Artha-Kama-Moksha

    2. Brahmana-Kshatriya-Vaishya-Shudra

    3. Brahmacharya-Grihastashrama Vanaprastha-Sanyasa

    4. Indra-Surya-Rudra-Marut

  7. The basic reason for the extraordinary sparkle of a suitably cut diamond is that

    1. it has a very high transparency

    2. it has a very high refractive index

    3. it is very hard

    4. it has well-defined cleavage planes

  8. The Himalayas are formed of parallel fold ranges of which the oldest range is

    1. the Siwalik Range

    2. the Lesser Himalayas

    3. the Great Himalayan Range

    4. the Dhaule Dhar Range

  9. Which one of the following crops enriches the nitrogen content in soil?

    1. Potato

    2. Sorghum

    3. Sunflower

    4. Pea

  10. The basic structure theory of the Constitution of India implies that

    1. certain features of the Constitution are so essential to it that they cannot be abrogated

    2. fundamental rights cannot be abridged or taken away

    3. the Constitution cannot be amended except in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Art. 368

    4. the Preamble of the Constitution cannot be amended for it is not a part of the Constitution. And at the same time represents its real spirit

  11. The hallmark of watershed development in the semi-arid regions of India is the

    1. establishment of sheds on Large scale, so that the ram water does not evaporate

    2. undertaking of earthworks, soil conservation measures and tree plantation, so as to conserve soil moisture and recharge underground water

    3. drilling deep tube wells so as to tap water at the rock-strata level

    4. setting up a system of tanks by embanking water from seasonal rivers

  12. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was

    1. Amritsar

    2. Patiala

    3. Lahore

    4. Kapurthala

  13. Which one of the following combinations of aperture and shutter speed of a camera will allow the maximum exposure?

    1. f − 22.1/60

    2. f − 16, 1/125

    3. f − 8, 1/250

    4. f − 5.6, 1/1000

  14. In the balanced dietaries for a day of an adult working man, weights of carbohydrate food and total protein food (both superior and inferior) should be in order of

    1. 600 gm and 420 gm respectively

    2. 600 gm and 600 gm respectively

    3. 420 gm and 600 gm respectively

    4. 420 gm and 420 gm respectively

  15. Which one of the following is caused by the expression of a recessive gene present on sex chromosome?

    1. Rheumatism

    2. Nervous shock

    3. Muscular dystrophy

    4. Cerebral haemorrhage